Traces of fascism in Armenia
After Azerbaijan raised the issue of the erection of a statue to Nazi Garegin Nzhdeh in Armenia, it various archival materials proving Armenia openly supported fascism have revealed. It has become clear why the country's prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, did not remove the statue of Nzhdeh, and even indirectly defended it. Thus, Pashinyan has shared his grandfather's photo on his social media account on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism.
Pashinyan noted that his grandfather served in the 554th Rifle Regiment of the 138th Division and died in the war in 1943. Pashinyan's post was not unequivocally welcomed. As a result of the investigation, it revealed that Nikolay Vartanovich Pashinyan had fought on the side of the Nazis against the USSR withGaregin Nzhdeh's faction in 1943.Evidences show that Pashinyan's grandfather served the Nazis collaborating with the Nazi government.The dossier reveals the fact on Pashinyan's grandfather: "Collaborated with the enemy, died."
Commenting on the issue, MP, political analyst Elman Nasirov said that collaboration of Nikol Pashinyan's grandfather with the fascists was one of the motives for the promotion of this ideology in Armenia. "At a time when the world countries are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism, there are undeniable facts that Nikol Pashinyan's grandfather, Nikol Vartanovich Pashinyan had direct contact with the Nazis and served them,” he said.
Nasirov emphasized that this event, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism, raises many questions. "Former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan erected a 6-meter-high statue of Nzhdeh Garegin, a fascist puppet. The fact that the grandfather of the current prime minister served the Nazis has already been confirmed by facts and documents. Once all these facts have emerged, it is easier to understand the motives for the heroization of fascism, the propaganda and encouragement of fascist ideology in Armenia today,” he added.
Chairman of the Democratic Reforms Party, MP Asim Mollazade said that the revelation of information about the grandfather of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan shows once again that the majority of Armenians were supporters of the fascist regime at that time. According to him, most of the crimes committed by fascism were the gravest crimes against humanity. "The massacre of civilians in the occupied territories was carried out by fascist troops. It should be noted that the perpetrators of the most heinous crimes of the Nazis were the representatives of the SS. Nzhdeh Garegin and Drastamat Kanayan, known by the nickname "Dro", who committed such crimes, were Armenians and served the SS. And the Armenian criminals erected a statue to Garegin. This is an example of their obedience to the SS and their support for the crimes of fascism,” the MP noted.
According to Mollazade, the Armenian Prime Minister does not want the statue of Nzhdeh Garegin to be removed because his grandfather collaborated with fascists. "This year the whole world celebrates the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism. However, Armenia and Armenians erect statues of those who fought for fascism. The crimes of fascism were repeated by Armenians in Azerbaijan and numerous crimes were committed against the civilian population in our occupied territories. The international community must once again remind the world of the decisions of the Nuremberg military tribunal. We must say no to fascism,” he underlined.
Arzu Nagiyev, a member of the parliamentary committee on defense, security and anti-corruption, said that Pashinyan had no right to speak on the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism. "Because his grandfather, Nikolay Vartanovich Pashinyan, was one of the leading fighters of fascism. In the coming days, the Armenian Prime Minister tried to distribute a document on the victory, according to which his grandfather allegedly took part in the Great Patriotic War. He was allegedly in the 554th Rifle Regiment, 138th Rifle Division and disappeared in 1943. However, experts on World War II reveal other documents that are kept in the German archives. In this document, the Nazi-fascist regime in the Armenian Legion of the same name and surname Nikolay Vartanovich Pashinyan joined forces and fought against the Soviet army. On the other hand, a document was obtained at the base called Memorial that Pashinyan's grandfather was in fact allied with the enemy and died in one of the battles. In other words, from the combination of these three documents, it can be concluded that Nikol Pashinyan's grandfather fought against the USSR in World War II,” the MP noted.
Nagiyev stressed that the fascist propaganda of the Armenians continues with the statue to Nzhdeh, and it seems that it was inherited from their ancestors. "Therefore, I think that Nikol Pashinyan has no right to talk about any army and victory on the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism,” he said.