ArmInfo.An act of vandalism was recorded on the territory of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Russian Armavir.
So, according to the message received by ArmInfo, the day before, the deputy of the Armavir City Council Alexey Vinogradov entered the territory of the AAC and painted a memorial plaque to the National Hero of Armenia Garegin Nzhdeh with black paint.
As he explained to the media, he resorted to this step, since on November 11, a two-week period had passed, during which the regional and local authorities, as well as representatives of the local branch of the "Union of Armenians of Russia" promised to dismantle Nzhdeh's memorial plaque.
Earlier, deputy Vinogradov has repeatedly stated that in case of failure to fulfill promises to dismantle the board, he will independently resolve this issue.
Recall that earlier the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov promised to make efforts to dismantle the memorial plaque to Garegin Nzhdeh in Russian Armavir. He stated this in an interview with one of the Azerbaijani media. "I intend to deal with this issue personally. I will personally send inquiries and I will seek dismantling. We will fight, we will deal!" Kalashnikov noted.
At the same time, representatives of the Azerbaijani community of Russia are seeking the dismantling of the memorial tablet in honor of Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan (Nzhdeh), installed in 2012 in the territory of the Armenian Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the initiative of the Armavir branch of the Union of Armenians of Russia at the Armavir City Hall. The small plate installed in Armavir in honor of Nzhdeh symbolizes the Armenian national spirit. In addition to Nzhdeh, the sculptural structure depicts Andranik Ozanyan (1865? 1927) - an associate of Nzhdeh, the national hero of Armenia, the general of the Russian Empire, the leader of the Armenian liberation movement in the Ottoman Empire and in Transcaucasia during the Civil War in Russia.
This issue escalated after a verbal skirmish that arose between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Ashgabat because of Nzhdeh.