Updated: Jun 24, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) Executive Director Bryan Ardouny responded to a biased article posted in The Hill earlier this month. Ardouny wrote: “Christina Gathman’s ‘Armenia’s Russia problem’ in The Hill’s Congress Blog published on Dec. 13, 2016 goes to some length to catalogue the extent of Russian investments in Armenia and raises the question whether the degree of economic cooperation between the two countries affects its foreign relations. Without pointing out any valid evidence that this situation has in any shape or form influenced Armenia’s relations with the United States, Gathman wants to draw conclusions by implication alone.
“Rather than exacerbate and conflate the issues, the focus should be on what we can do as Americans to help Armenia realize its full potential, and like many other countries within the former Soviet Union, free itself from the vestiges of the past,” he concluded.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501©(3) tax-exempt membership organization.