Levon Aronian, the former leader of the Armenian men’s national team and now representing the United States, has issued a New Year and Christmas message.
"Happy new year and Merry Christmas! It was a chaotic year overally and I really look forward to 2022! Wishing everybody great health and luck , a joyous and prosperous year! P.S. Close your eyes like Ponchik [i.e., Aronian’s pet dog], leave all negative thoughts and his psychic powers will bring peace and tranquility to your mind and soul!" Aronian wrote on Facebook.