Kuznetsov is summoned to the Office of the Western Administration of the Investigation Committee in Moscow city within the framework of Armenians’ claim on the monograph “Transnational Armenian Terrorism in the Twentieth Century" on August 4.
"I will be interrogated by the special investigator of the Office of the Western Administration of the Investigation Committee in Moscow city, Andrei Alekseyevich Berlyov. According to the investigator, the group of Armenian citizens has an application about my monograph "The history of transnational Armenian terrorism in the twentieth century" to verify that whether or not there is a violation of Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (incitement to national hatred). I know about this application for a long time. One of the journalists from Moscow told about it to me last Thursday. Such an invitation to conduct an interrogation is entirely legitimate, and it complies with the provisions of the Russian Criminal Procedure Code, which regulates the activities of law enforcement officials,” Kuznetsov said.
Kuznetsov emphasized that everything is legal from formal and legal point of view: “However I do not know how the situation will develop in the Investigative Committee, so I decided to get support from Moscow's well-known lawyer, Elmar Pashayev. He will be with me during an interview with the investigator. I will be ready to answer the questions of the investigator on Friday," Kuznetsov added.
The book “The history of transnational Armenian terrorism in the twentieth century” has been written on the basis of materials from USSR's Committee of State Security and US Central Intelligence Agency, and criminal cases about crimes committed by Armenians in Azerbaijan and Russia.