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.