CURRENT ARMENIAN AUTHORITIES ARE OFFENDED AT LEVON TER-PETROSIAN BECAUSE HE LEFT LITTLE FOR THEM TO ROB AND SELL, LEADER OF CPA SAYS

Noyan Tapan
Jan 7, 2008

YEREVAN, JANUARY 7, NOYAN TAPAN. At the time the first Armenian
president Levon Ter-Petrosian confessed that he does not understand
anything concerning economy. However, as the first secretary of the
Communist Party of Armenia (CPA) Ruben Tovmasian told NT correspondent,
this political figure, who has admitted his insufficient knowledge,
is now trying to give an assessment of the economy and industry of
the Soviet Armenia.

"A man who has never been in a factory, a man who has never seen a
construction process, never heard the sound of a machine-tool and
spoken to a workman and who has advanced just by reading books was
supposed to have such mentality," R. Tovmasian said. In his words,
the whole world used to admire the powerful economy of the USSR,
Armenia exported various goods even to developed countries, and
denying all this "does no credit to this well-educated man".

In the opinion of R. Tovmasian, the current authorities are
criticizing L. Ter-Petrosian, accusing him of robbing and selling
the country. According to the first secretary of the CPA, there is
an impression that they are offended because little has been left
for them to sell. The current authorities have not done anything to
disclose the offences of the Armenian National Movement, whereas,
in the words of R. Tomvasian, law envisages punishment not only for
those who commit offinces but also for those concealing them.