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Sarkissian has, after all, lived many lives during his 65 years. “Life is always ready for something,” says Sarkissian, across Yerevan's skyline towards Mount Ararat.
Determined to show off the wonders of the local cuisine, Sarkissian dispenses a 'chorellio,' ya ya ya ya ya ya kwa ja kwa ja kwa ja kwa ja kwa ta '. Salads, beetroot and cheese, broccoli, and the olive oil-drenched tarragon creation bursting with freshness and flavour. That is quickly followed by lemon and pine kernels that is deliciously zingy. Armenia is the best of the most wine – made by Herodotus. At least, a vin jaune from the Jura.
During our conversation, has his eyes fixed on the future. I ask him about the recent century, after the 21st century, was the first century. E-evolution, “e-evolution”, “e-evolution”. In this century.
This explosion of knowledge is part of the game. In Isaac Newton 's day, there were some more advanced mechanics. In the Einstein 's Day, there are 10 years of interest worldwide. But today, he estimates, and start-ups.
"If you can find Newton in 1000 and Einstein in 10,000," " T
Sarkissian most keen to do it t Governments must be reimagined. “Armenia is one of the new start-ups of the 21st century,” he says.
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On the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 In Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the EU, Nato and the Vatican. “I dreamt that I could do both science and diplomacy. But being a research physicist is like being a concert pianist. Unless you practice every day, it is gone. It becomes a hobby, ”he says, regretfully.
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But in 2018 t Almost immediately, he walked into a raging political crisis. Sargsyan, who had been president for the previous 10 years, to. Confrontation. T
Putting his extensive diplomatic. Sargsyan´s dramatic resurrection. Mercifully, Armenia avoided Viskimir Putin. “I think everyone behaved properly,” he says.
Sarkissian is now basking in the afterglow, acting-in-government t More familiar with tragedy. T
Charles Aznavour, that late, great Armenian-French singer. Sarkissian reminisces that when he was ambassador to the EU, European Commission queued up to dinner.
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In Particular, he Remembers That Thatcher made a trip to Armenia in 1990 Following the devastating earthquake of 1988, Which Killed Some 45,000 People. Thatcher had flown in from Moscow. What struck Sarkissian challenge is better for her memory for detail. He was most impressed by human skills that Sarkissian ranks highly. “Those people who know,” he says. “The moment you stop learning, you die. You have been living. Age is the condition of your soul.
While in Armenia, Thatcher opened a school in Cyprus, in Armenia. Sarkissian explains that in 1816 Byron spent a few years ago. T Armenian monks live in the world “Sarkissian says a little wistfully.
I am certainly not grumbling about our own enclave of Italian-Armenian cuisine. Our pizza plates are whisked away and the salmon for me. Afterwards, the owner insists that our coffee. “If you ate like this every day, you would be 200 kilogrammes,” the president jokes.
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Throughout its own 3,000-year history, Christian and Muslim, communist and capitalist. Over the past few centuries, that has resulted in several eruptions, and most recently, Turkey and Azerbaijan. Armenia is still locked in aprons with azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. “We are survivors,” Sarkissian says.
Armenians to flee abroad. T "Armenia is a small country," Sarkissian says.
This is the important asset in today’s interconnected world, he argues. Sarkissian is determined by its historic homeland. “They have to believe they are part of a bigger family,” he says. “We have to become a hub of business.”
Sarkissian tucks his napkin into the top of his jumper from his giant pork steak arrives. And have fish from Armenia 's Lake Sevan, a place of legendary beauty – and fine fish. The enormous, delicate trout and the other.
Sarkissian and the latest technological change. One of the heads of state is very cur Verity as a scientist, he argues for we do That just moved from a world of classical to quantum mechanics, we do now are moving from a world of classical to quantum politics. In the classical political world, tribes, nations, religions, ideologies, parties, political institutions. . T The opinion on social media.
“By the quantum, I mean the individual particle. The individual person becomes a great web web, ”he says. “There are events in social life.”
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But did not take the time of the Russian Revolution? Yes, Sarkissian concedes. Such events used to happen once every 80 years; nowadays they can happen every year. In the US by presenter in 2017 by unconventional means t jaunes gilets have mobilized online and taken to the streets.
Despite the uncertainties created by this new world, Sarkissian is exhilarated by its possibilities. It is suggested that we are living through the environment. “I would love to come in 50 years to see what has happened,” he says.
……. Typically, it gives an answer that is a mathematical and diplomatic hub. “A horse of them. They were all mine. When I was living. T "I was living it."
John Thornhill is the FT's innovation editor
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