MOSCOW (Realist English). On January 29, a concert of the NJDEH School of Armenian Ethnic Dances, dedicated to the Day of the Armenian Army, was to be held at the Izmailovo Concert Hall in Moscow. However, the law enforcement agencies of the Russian capital disrupted the event, which was supposed to begin at 18 o’clock.
At 17:30, people were taken out of the hall into the cold, citing the need to check the building. While waiting for the concert, people stood on the street for more than 4 hours (!). Although the building itself continued to function as planned: it was not cordoned off, the cafe continued to work on the lower floor. At the same time, law enforcement officers broke a finger of one of the guests of the event, who expressed his indignation at the arbitrariness being created. After 4 hours in the cold, a girl became ill: she was supposed to perform at the concert.
What are the forces that commit such provocations against the Armenian community of Russia trying to achieve? How should three million Armenians perceive these unfriendly steps on the part of Russian law enforcement officers? We believe that the Moscow authorities should give a legal assessment of the outrage and apologize to the Armenian community. Armenians in Moscow are upset about the disrupted concert, but they are not discouraged. As a sign of solidarity with the Armenian Armed Forces, the guests of the event danced, showing that their spirit could not be broken by any provocations.