ArmInfo. The Russian Embassy in Armenia issued a statement in connection with the desecration of the monument to Alexander Griboedov in Yerevan.
So, in a statement circulated by the embassy, in particular, it is noted: "We share the position of official Yerevan, which gave an extremely clear description of this ugly act regarding the monument to A.S. Griboedov, a great friend of the Armenian people. We believe that the unanimous condemnation of this trick by the Armenian public testifies to the strength fraternal, allied relations between Russia and Armenia, having deep historical roots."
On the eve, the son of the chairman of the Tsekhakron party Shant Harutyunyan, Shagen Harutyunyan, posted a photo on his Facebook page a monument to Russian writer Alexander Griboedov in Yerevan, which shows that the monument is drenched in red paint. "Attention. I just painted a monument to the ambassador of the Russian Empire, the writer Griboedov in response to the coloring of the memorial plaque of Garegin Nzhdeh," wrote proudly Shant Harutyunyan, not realizing that in this way he was likened to being the same as a deputy of the Armavir City Council who had defiled the day before commemorative plaque to Garegin Nzhdeh.
Shant Harutyunyan apparently at that moment did not realize that taking out evil on the monument of a great friend of the Armenian people, he does not triumph over justice, but denigrates the whole people, as in the famous saying "When you throw dirt at a person, remember - it may not reach it, but it will remain in your hands. " For the sake of fairness, it should also be noted that this act of this individual was criticized by wide public circles in Armenia. The unacceptability of such actions was indicated especially in relation to the monument to the great friend of Armenia Alexander Griboedov, who sacrificed his life to save the Armenians. Many even noted that this was not a slap in the face to Russia, but to the entire Armenian people.
It is also worth noting that the Yerevan Municipality has already been informed that the monument to Alexander Griboedov in Yerevan that has been painted over has been cleaned. "Since I'm not in Armenia, I skipped this incident. But since the Central Administrative Region of Yerevan already has a new leader, the decision was not late," wrote Hovsep Kubatyan, head of the Yerevan Municipality Information and Public Relations Department, on his Facebook page. the Armenian Police informed, in fact, materials are being prepared.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister of Armenia Vladimir Karapetyan, commenting on the incident related to the desecration of the monument to Griboedov in Yerevan in an interview with the state agency "Armenpress" in particular, said: "We condemn the incident. Such manifestations of vandalism should not take place in our society. The police are investigating , the public will know about its results in the near future. "
In turn, the deputy of the National Assembly of Armenia Alexei Sandykov wrote on his Facebook page that the trick of the radically-minded pseudo-patriot does not fit into any logical framework. "As a parliamentarian, I personally will ensure that the perpetrator of the act of vandalism is punished to the fullest extent of the law. In the same way, through our diplomatic channels, we will follow the development of the events of the act of vandalism in the Russian city of Armavir. These provocative acts try to cast a shadow on dynamically developing Russian-Armenian relations and should be stopped in the bud, "the Armenian parliamentarian wrote.
It should be noted that in honor of this great Russian diplomat and writer, a monument was erected in the center of Yerevan (architect Bejenyan, 1974). The high bronze figure of Griboedov on a relatively small granite pedestal only emphasizes the greatness of the writer, and the inscription "To Alexander Griboedov from the grateful Armenian people" is stamped on the pedestal. It was he who was desecrated yesterday. It is worth recalling that A.S. Griboedov was a great friend of the Armenian people. As the Russian ambassador to Persia, during the signing of the Turkmenchay Treaty in 1828, he obtained permission for the first repatriation of Armenians. With the help of Griboedov, 40,000 Armenians returned to their homeland. We also note that the first production of the immortal comedy of the great Russian writer Griboedov "Woe from Wit" was carried out in Yerevan. During the Russian-Persian war of 1826-1828. Russian troops under the command of General Paskevich took the Erivan fortress on October 1, 1827, while Griboedov took part in these events and was even awarded the medal "For the capture of Erivani". And then the play actually premiered, and in the presence of the author himself. Today, this is evidenced by the inscription on the outer wall of the wine-vodka-brandy factory, located on the site of the former Erivan fortress.
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