"In the post-Soviet space, there should be no statue, no memorial to Garegin Njden, nothing that immortalizes his name," said Vladimir Drozdov, chairman of the public organization of veterans of war, labor, armed forces and law enforcement agencies in Dolgoprudny, Moscow region to APA's Moscow correspondent.
He said that Russian veterans have a negative attitude to create "hero" from the Nazis: "We have a very negative attitude to it. As soon as our veterans' organization heard about this incident, we decided to apply to the relevant structures. Because all manifestations of fascism and Nazism are unacceptable. Unfortunately, we see this in Armenia. Nazism can never arise in any form. If this happens, we will witness a repeat of the events of the 30s and 40s of the last century. History will never forgive us for such mistakes. Therefore, we decided to call for the demolition of the monument to Njden in Karabakh. In the post-Soviet space, there should be no statue, no memorial, no immortalization of Njden. But in this way, we can strengthen peace in the post-Soviet space. "
Colonel Alexander Umerenkov, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War who fought in the Orlov and Kurks wars, said those who erected a monument to Armenian Garegin Njden had forgotten what fascism was: “They have forgotten how much the people of the Soviet Union suffered. Therefore, I think that the monument to Njden should be demolished. In general, this issue should be removed from the agenda so that its existence is not mentioned again. "
Veteran of the Russian Armed Forces Vasily Fedusenko also said that the erection of a monument to the Armenian Njden in Karabakh and in Armenia, is unacceptable: “I have a very negative attitude to this event. History cannot be falsified, fascism cannot be made heroic.
The public organization of war, labor, armed forces and law enforcement veterans of the city of Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, appealed to the Russian federal authorities to demolish the statue of fascist Garegin Njden in Karabakh. A similar appeal was sent to the Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries.