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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Zakharova: Investigative bodies of the Russian Federation have begun  proceedings in connection with the incident on the territory of the  Armenian church in Armavir

Zakharova: Investigative bodies of the Russian Federation have begun  proceedings in connection with the incident on the territory of the  Armenian church in Armavir

ArmInfo. Immediately after receiving information about the incident on the territory of the Armenian church in Armavir, the investigative authorities of the  Russian Federation began the investigation. This was announced on  November 14 during a weekly briefing by the official representative  of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, when answering a  question about an act of vandalism in the territory of the Armenian  church.

Zakharova also stressed that the Foreign Ministry also received a  statement from the Armenian Embassy in Russia. "I can say that  Russian law enforcement agencies initiated proceedings on the  incident," Zakharova concluded.

As ArmInfo previously reported, an act of vandalism was recorded on  the territory of the Armenian church in Russian Armavir on November  12, in particular, the member of the Armavir City Council Alexey  Vinogradov entered the temple territory and painted black the  memorial plate to the National Hero of Armenia Garegin Nzhdeh. In  connection with the incident, a statement was made by the Armenian  Embassy in the Russian Federation, which emphasizes the  unacceptability of such actions, which do not correspond to the  spirit of Russian-Armenian allied relations.

As Vinogradov explained to the Russian 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 the plaque to Nzhdeh. Earlier, Vinogradov has repeatedly  stated that in case of failure to fulfill promises to dismantle the  board, he will independently resolve this issue.

To recall, 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." Kalashnikov noted. 

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