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by David Stepanyan
The experience and ideology of socialism in the integration processes are not unwanted at all when forming Eurasian area, director of Noravanq Foundation, Gagik Harutyunyan, said at the international conference "CSTO and security of EurAsia" held in Yerevan today.
"For instance, Armenia, who knows why, wants to forget its socialistic past within the USSR, forgetting all its numerous positive sides. Meanwhile, there are 38 socialistic parties in 35 countries of today's Europe. As for China's ruling model, they go on successfully using the triad that consists of socialism, liberalism and conservatism based on preserving of national values and identity. The result and effects are obvious", - he said.
He also added that socialism is not at all associated with a term communism, although communism also had positive sides. The expert thinks that the great majority of the Armenian youth sympathize with Armenia's soviet past. For this reason, stemming from these data, socialism jointly with other ideologies may be successfully used in Armenia as well as when forming new integration unions, the expert said.
The government of Armenia allocated 2,5 mln AMD the Noravanq Foundation for organizing the event together with the CSTO Analytical Association which consists of 25 information, analytical and sociological structures of the CSTO member-states.