ArmInfo.Knowledge of history is not the strongest side of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Official representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan announced this on October 14 during a briefing in Yerevan.
Thus, commenting on Aliyev's statement on the "glorification of fascism" in the form of the installation of a monument to Garegin Nzhdeh in Yerevan, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman in particular noted: "At one of the previous briefings, I already said that 600 thousand Armenians fought Nazism in the Great Patriotic War. 300 thousand died. The Armenian people gave 150 Heroes, 80 generals, 6 marshals. All these figures indicate the contribution of the Armenian people to the common struggle. And this is what we are proud of. But we also fought for existence and independence against the Turks and Caucasian Tatars, and we respect our heroes."
At the same time, she emphasized that Armenia is committed to the struggle against neo-Nazism and xenophobia, any manifestation of radicalism, as it knows firsthand what consequences these phenomena are fraught with.
"Regarding Ilham Aliyev's reproaches for revising history- history is not his strongest point at all. In response, I want to urge revising the policy of heroizing criminals like Ramil Safarova, who savagely murdered an Armenian officer in Budapest, and was sentenced to life imprisonment, but was released to freedom and heroized by Aliyev, " Naghdalyan summed up.