ArmInfo. "As regards the name of Garegin Nzhdeh, there is no such agenda in the Armenian-Russian relations, and today's speculations around the Nzhdeh's name are provocative and are an attempt by certain forces to drive a wedge into the Armenian-Russian relations," Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said, speaking in parliament.
At the same time, in the context of historical events, Pashinyan also considered it appropriate to remind that even before his participation in the Karakilis battle (Armenian-Turkish war of 1918 - Ed. note) Garegin Nzhdeh participated in the battles during the Second Balkan War and on the fields of the First World War as officer of the Russian army and was awarded Russian awards. Pashinyan expressed satisfaction that publications have already begun to appear in the Russian press that will put all the dots on .
At the same time, speaking about the incident with the monument to Griboedov in Yerevan, which was drenched with red paint, Pashinyan called this case real vandalism. At the same time, Pashinyan, from the historical point of view, called Griboedov a figure symbolizing the civilizational choice of Armenia. It was under Griboedov that Armenia stood between the civilizational choice of which country it should be, Asian or European one. It was the appeal to the Russian emperor Peter I by Israel Ori (outstanding figure of the Armenian liberation movement- Ed. note), who was denied assistance in Prussia and the Holy Roman Empire (Austria) that predetermined the European civilization vector of the development of the Armenian people, Pashinyan emphasized.