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Migration from Armenia has deep psychological reasons, which are not realized by the migrants themselves in most cases, Samvel Khudoyan, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, said at a press conference in Yerevan on June 21.
"As early as in the Middle Ages our ancestors resorted to this method. They were guided by the idea that they could leave the country if it was bad in it. One can say with confidence that in the neighboring countries, such as Georgia and Azerbaijan, the situation is not better, but the number of emigrants is much fewer", he said. He also stressed that according to surveys, the children, who were told no tales about patriotism, have no desire to return to their
Motherland, and the children brought up in the patriotic spirit return to the Motherland. Khudoyan said that it is psychological reasons that do not allow the people to find a job in their own country.
"In their own country many people are not ready to do the job of a swabber or a street-cleaner, as they are shy of their relatives and friends, but they are ready to do the same job outside their country", he said. In this context, the psychologist suggests agitating the people in Diaspora to return to their Motherland. Moreover, he stressed that one should encourage development of small and medium business in the country, which will allow increasing the
workplaces, because the it is the social problems that make the people leave the country. Khudoyan thinks that emigration endangers national security.
To note, according to the approximate estimations, a total of 69,000 people left Armenia over Jan-May 2012.