ArmInfo.The decision to establish a monument to the world- famous chanson of Armenian origin, Charles Aznavour, will be made by the commission attached to the Moscow City Duma on December 18. The president of the public organization "Javakhk Diaspora of Russia" Aghasi Arabyan told ArmInfo correspondent about this.
Recently, the NGO "Javakhk Diaspora of Russia", together with many other Moscow NGOs, appealed to the Moscow City Duma to consider and allow the monument to Charles Aznavour to be installed in Moscow. "Why we? The fact is that Charles Aznavour's father comes from our region, and more precisely from the city of Akhaltsikhe (Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia)," said Arabian. Great chanson with Russia connected a lot, I will quote his words: "I spent my childhood in Russian environment, my parents spoke Russian, my father had a Russian restaurant. I, unfortunately, did not learn Russian, but I learned to love you and continue be in love". By order of the Moscow authorities, members of the organization indicated the place where the monument was erected either in the "Zaryadye" park or in the Moscow International House of Music. Further, as the head of a public organization said, the leadership of the "Tverskoy" municipal district brought the issue up for discussion on Facebook. Already on December 18, the Moscow City Duma Commission should decide on the issue. But, according to Arabian, in all likelihood the establishment of the monument will be denied to them. "As they explained to us, questions of this kind are brought up for discussion by the residents of the respective district, and then, based on these surveys, the results are transmitted to the Commission, which will make a decision. Judging by the discussions in the relevant group, a significant number of participants are against the installation of a monument in the territory of the "Zaryadye" park. Analyzing their statements, the motive of the reluctance of the installation is the national identity of the great chansonnier", Aghasi Arabyan said.
"On behalf of many citizens of different nationalities living in Russia, we ask the Moscow City Duma and the residents of the municipal district of the "Tverskoy" District of Moscow to support our request ... after all, the "Zaryadye" park, apart from a lot of its other purpose, is an attractive place for tourists from all over the world: Together By this, in our opinion, the park is not included in the residential area of the "Tverskoy" municipal district and the monument or events held there a priori cannot disturb the peace of the residents living near the park. . We are sure this will be another great place for Russian-French, Russian-Armenian and multiethnic friendship in general, "said the president of the public organization" Javakhk Diaspora of Russia ".