ArmInfo. The memorial plaque of Nzhdeh, installed in the Russian city of Armavir, has been dismantled. This was reported by archpriest Ter Makar Terteryan.
This information was also confirmed by the deputy of the Armavir City Council Alexei Vinogradov, who had previously staged an act of vandalism by painting a commemorative plaque installed on the territory of the Armenian temple in Armavir.
As ArmInfo previously reported, an act of vandalism was recorded on the territory of the Armenian temple in Russian Armavir on November 12, in particular, the deputy 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 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 requested the Armavir City Hall (Krasnodar Territory) to dismantle the memorial plate in honor of Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan (Nzhdeh), installed in 2012 on the territory of the Armenian Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on 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 arose between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Ashgabat because of Nzhdeh.
ArmInfo. The Russian State Duma condemned the act of vandalism on the memorial plaque of the hero of Armenia 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.
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.
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