Vardanyan expressed hope that the conflict between the head of government and his opponents will not lead to victims. He also expressed his opinion that now the residents of Armenia have to choose among politicians those who cause them the lowest rejection.
′′ It's a very dangerous moment when you choose not according to a positive agenda, but because it wouldn't be one or the other. I don't want to assess now, because it's Armenia's internal affairs to choose leaders. But the question is that the alternative should be the way people should feel and see that there are not only some and others ", Vardanyan said.
According to the businessman, Armenia talks about the past all the time, but does not discuss the future of the country.
′′ There is an option that we can become a very quiet, not very active place where there will be 1,5-2 million people left to send the same $ 2 billion aid (from the Armenian diaspora abroad. - RBC). People will live better because more money will come for less people because more people left. This would be such, I would say, a country similar to Abkhazia ", Vardanyan suggested.
The businessman called such a scenario ′′ absolutely realistic ", because, according to him, 200 thousand. People intend to leave Armenia already this year, and another 200-300 thousand. think about it. The population of the republic is now a little less than 3 million people. ′′ These people vote with their feet. They do not believe that they themselves or their children will succeed in this country ", he believes.
According to Vardanyan, passive people will remain in such a scenario in the country. They will live badly, but in general, they will be happy with everything. ′′ To this (money coming from abroad. - RBC) getting used to it. It's like a drug. As a sane income, only here it is not the government who gives you, but your relatives ", he said.
According to Vardanyan, another scenario is still possible, in which Armenia will become a unique successful example of cooperation between the state and society. However, in this case, according to the businessman, we need to take a more active participation of the diaspora in the country's life ′′ Not just from Moscow, from St. Petersburg, from Paris or from Los Angeles to criticize and say how bad it is here. Or send a small amount of money and feel that their conscience is clear.
Are they ready to get up, come? And to come not to ministerial positions, but to come to the village ", Vardanyan wondered.
′′ We talk about hundreds of thousands of people. We are not talking about a few dozens of top managers who will come to Armenia and make a paradise corner. This is a change in the whole model that, ′′ guys, we'll sort it out ourselves, and you come to us sometimes, look at Mount Ararat, cry, eat barbecue and go back ",-he's sure.