“Culture is inseparable from politics” in Armenia, and Onnik Krikoryan’s guess was right, as “Armenia’s pop stars come out in support of” the republican party, the blogger notes at his Oneworld Multimedia blog:
YEREVAN, APRIL 25, ARMENPRESS; A group of Armenian pop stars have announced today their support to the governing Republican Party.
Shushan Petrosian, Aramo, Suzan Margarian, Sirusho, Zaruhi Babayan, Arame, Arsen, Arminka, Alla Levonian (she was, by the way, appointed last week UNICEF Armenia Good Will Ambassador) and some others said they will be touring across the country to sing for voters and urge them to vote for the Republican Party.
Lragrox at his “Journalistic Notes and Observations” blog diggs deeper, revealing, that Serge Sargsyan has bought appartmens for Aramo and Forsh, and expressing his surprise at Shushan Petrossian’s joining the party – as she has been using her ARF aunt Alvard Petrossian’s name and connections everywhere, especially in her tours abroad. But, maybe “Shusho owes something to Azatich[Serge Sargsyan] as well?”, the blogger speculates.
Anyway, the Lragrox reminds the singers, that its not the Republicans who have been helping them all this time organizing concerts, etc, as Shushan Petrossian has said, but the Government of Armenia, using the administrative levers they possess.
To conclude, let me add my personal comment here, made at Lragrox’s blog:
…artists have nothing to do in politics… full stop!!!