Sati Spivakova, a famous Russian actress, TV presenter and writer of Armenian descent, on Wednesday issued an emotional wake-up call for Armenians ahead of Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections.
In a public post on Facebook, she said she cannot remain silent any longer, appealing to all those who “have sober judgment and can feel.”
“Today, Armenia looks like a house with broken doors, through which enemies and looters are prowling, claiming mythical rights… this house has a smell of decay, the voices of innocent murdered children and the sounds of the bells of decapitated churches are heard here,” she wrote.
“Wake up! We are losing our homeland. 8 months is a sufficient period for overcoming the post-war depression. Very often elections are formal, but not this time, not in our case,” the actress said.
She blamed caretaker Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan for Armenia’s defeat and thousands of casualties in last year’s war in Artsakh.
“A madman with a hammer, who declared a war against the entire Armenian civilization, intelligentsia, church, a pseudo-democrat who revealed his true self, an illiterate demagogue and a manipulator clinging to power, who announces that he is proud of the defeat, an anti-leader, for whom any sane person is constantly ashamed: do we really deserve it?
“Thousands of victims, thousands of disabled people, thousands of homeless families, thousands of widows and orphans, lost lands, trampled sanctuaries, unprotected borders, endless humiliation, a complete spit in society. All this is a result of the activities of the “My Step to Hell” bloc.
“We are capable of putting an end to this nightmare. We are capable of becoming the architects of our revival. Armenia has a chance to restore the most important thing, the national dignity, after waking up on June 21. The rest takes time, we need to be strong, resolute and have faith.
“Today, only Robert Kocharyan and his team can restore our dignity that has been taken away from us, clean our land from dirt and protect our borders. Everything will be fine. May God Bless us all!” Spivakova said.