YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"Our undertaking is not aimed against any one party–political force or person," Aghasi Arshakian–a member of the Board of the Scientific-Industrial and Civil Union–said at a rally initiated by the Democratic Accord on Establishment of the New Russia-Belarus-Armenia Union held in Yerevan’s Liberty Square Friday.
The member of that organization’s administration–Manoucharian–described the heavy socio-economic situation as the new Sardarabad. In his opinion–the Armenian people are now in a grave state–like that in the beginning of the century.
Deputy of the Russian State Duma–member of the Initiative Group on Armenia’s Joining the Russia-Belarus Union–Telman Gdlian–believes the departure of nearly a million Armenia’s from their native country can be called a "white collar genocide."
According to him–joining the Russia-Belarus Union–Armenia will retain its independence acquiring military potential and a common economic space with powerful states.
The organizers of the rally called on those present to contribute to the holding of a national referendum on that question by signing petition forms.