YEREVAN. – We agree with the position of Yerevan, which gave a very clear definition to this hideous act against the statue of A. S. Griboyedov, a great friend of the Armenian people. This is stated in the comment of the Russian Embassy in Armenia on the desecration of Griboyedov's statue.
"We believe that the Armenian community's unanimous condemnation of this act testifies to the strength of fraternal, allied relations between Russia and Armenia, which have deep historical roots," the commentary also reads.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am had earlier reported, Shahen Harutyunyan, the son of the leader of Tseghakron Party Shant Harutyunyan, posted on his Facebook page a photo showing a part of the statue of Russian writer Alexander Griboyedov, and which he had painted in red.
Shahen Harutyunyan's act has sparked outrage among Armenians in social media.
Two hours after the incident, Griboyedov's statue was cleaned.