Friday, November 15 2019 14:09
Marianna Mkrtchyan

A Group of citizens holds a protest in front of Russian Embassy in  Armenia due to an act of vandalism in Armavir

A Group of citizens holds a protest in front of Russian Embassy in  Armenia due to an act of vandalism in Armavir

ArmInfo.  A group of  citizens holds a protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Armenia  due to an act of vandalism took place a few days earlier in the  territory of the Armenian church in Russian Armavir.

Protesters express dissatisfaction with the fact that law enforcement  officers do not allow them to approach the gates of the Russian  Embassy, demanding that they keep their distance. Protesters in this  regard accused the police of trying to obstruct their right to  freedom of assembly.  The protesters intend to convey a letter of  protest to representatives of the Russian embassy. To note the action  is not numerous, about two dozen people. It is known that one of the  initiators of the protest is the "Sasna Tsrer" party.

As ArmInfo reported earlier, yesterday an act of vandalism was  recorded on the territory of the Armenian church in Russian Armavir,  in particular, member of the Armavir City Council Alexey Vinogradov  entered the church territory and painted a memorial plate to the  National Hero of Armenia Garegin Nzhdeh with black paint.  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 resolve this issue himself.  To recall, earlier  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 requests and I will seek dismantling.",  Kalashnikov noted.  At the same time, representatives of the  Azerbaijani community of Russia demand that the Armavir Municipality  dismantles 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.  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 occured between Azerbaijani  President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in  Ashgabat because of Nzhdeh. 

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