GEORGIAN LEADERSHIP PREFERS APOSTATE, TRAITOR AND SEPARATIST AS IMAGE OF ARMENIAN
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PanARMENIAN.Net 17.05.2006

The incumbent Georgian leadership prefers to present the image of an Armenian as an apostate, traitor and separatist, President of the Union of Armenians of Tbilisi Mikhail Tadevosov told PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. In his words, the non-constructive policy pursued by the Georgian authorities can lead to a recurrent turn of national tension. "All the efforts of the Armenian community to break this stereotype stumble upon a wall of misunderstanding," Tadevosov remarked. The President of the Union of Armenians of Tbilisi considers that the Georgian leadership is rewriting the history and this can tell on the relations between the two states. "Only three Armenian schools function in Tbilisi at present, but the directors of these schools are Georgians. Armenian churches are declared to be Georgian and the originality of the Armenian population in Georgia, especially in Javakhk, is being disputed," he underscored. Mikhail Tadevosov considers that the Samtskhe Javakheti problem can be solved by a single scientific conference. "This should be a real scientific conference where both parties will be represented by historians, ethnographers and experts who treat the matter impartially. Otherwise the problem of Javakhk will never be settled," he said. It should be noted that Mikhail Tadevosov, the director of secondary school after Sayat-Nova, was detained on December 7, 2005 for the "violation of civic order and insubordination to the authorities." April 12 the Tbilisi court decreed to close the case and Tatevosov was released.