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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Opinion: spearhead of Islamic world in form of Turkiye will enter  soft underbelly of Russia through eastern province of Azerbaijan and  Dagestan

Opinion: spearhead of Islamic world in form of Turkiye will enter  soft underbelly of Russia through eastern province of Azerbaijan and  Dagestan

ArmInfo.Doctor of Political Science, Candidate of Technical Sciences, expert on military and national security issues Hrachya Arzumanyan is surprised by the resonance caused by the murder of an Orthodox priest in Derbent and the subsequent developments.  According to the Armenian expert, these developments were expected, which he has repeatedly spoken about, especially after the terrorist attack in Crocus City near Moscow.

"Yes, the spearhead of the Islamic world in form of Turkiye /Ottoman  Empire will enter the soft underbelly of the RF/Russian Empire  through the eastern province of Azerbaijan and Dagestan. Since  Turkiye/Azerbaijan has secure control over a number of Kremlin,  Moscow and St. Petersburg towers. 

What's unexpected about that? And yes, the Russian Empire will  remain, and even the Russian people will remain. It's just that its  ethnic composition and religion will change. The Slavs will become a  shrinking minority within the Eurasian Slavic-Turkic Union, which has  been built by the special services and the General Staff of Russia  over the past 40 years," Arzumanyan assures.

The political scientist predicts that Russia will abandon  Christianity in the future against the backdrop of the processes  taking place today, the "conversion" of Christian churches into  mosques. "Russian Orthodox priests will undergo advanced training  courses at the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul and return with the  necessary instructions. A new page in the history of the Russian  people is beginning, which will be written by the Horde. But where  will they receive a label for rule in the Great Porte or from the  Emperor of China himself? There are options here," Arzumanyan  assured.

On June 23 in the afternoon, reports began to arrive of an attack by  unknown persons on the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother  of God on Lenin Street and the Kele-Numaz Synagogue on Tagi-Zade  Street in Derbent.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Dagestan, the  attackers fired at the church and synagogue with machine guns. As a  result of these actions, a strong fire started in the synagogue,  which was only extinguished late at night. It was later learned that  the attackers, using methods typical of ISIS militants, killed the  rector of the church, 66-year-old Father Nikolai Kotelnikov, who  dedicated 40 years of his life to serving God. "Father Nikolai was  killed in a church in Derbent, his throat was cut," wrote Shamil  Khadulaev, deputy chairman of the public monitoring commission of  Dagestan, in a telegram on Sunday, adding that the attackers also  shot a church guard in Makhachkala, who was armed only with a gas  pistol.  The Investigative Committee of Russia reported in the  morning that 15 security officers and four civilians, including an  Orthodox priest, were killed as a result of the attack. It was also  learned that six militants had been eliminated.

According to Russian media, three of the killed were identified as  the sons and nephew of the head of the Sergokalinsky district of  Dagestan, Magomed Omarov. The latter resigned in the evening and was  detained by law enforcement. Another person killed was a former MMA  fighter. The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal  case on charges of terrorist attack, illegal storage and theft of  firearms.  Three days of mourning have been declared in Dagestan. 

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