Wednesday, November 13 2019 11:47
Marianna Mkrtchyan

An act of vandalism recorded on the territory of the Armenian  Apostolic Church in Russian Armavir

An act of vandalism recorded on the territory of the Armenian  Apostolic Church in Russian Armavir

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.

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