Armenian Nazi collaborator spied in Balkans, says Russian historian
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
By Fikret Dolukhanov - Trend:
During the World War II, the Armenian nationalists collaborated with the Nazis not only against the USSR, but also against other European countries, Oleg Kuznetsov, a well-known Russian historian and political scientist, said at a press conference dedicated to nationalism in Armenia.
He noted that from 1944, Nzhdeh was the only source of information for Nazi Germany on the political situation in Bulgaria and in the Balkans as a whole.
“This man, while being a subject of Bulgaria, was a spy. He was spying on his country. The fact that he was convicted in the USSR to 25 years in solitary prison confinement, which is much worse than being shot or imprisoned, indicates that Nzhdeh was persecuted not as an ideological supporter of Armenian nationalism, but as the ideological enemy of all mankind," Kuznetsov said.
The expert said based on the documents that are stored in the state archives of Russia, it can be said that the monument to Garegin Nzhdeh, whom the Armenians almost present as a hero of Bulgaria, is illegitimate, illegal and violates all modern principles of international law.
“In Armenia, nationalism has turned into extremism, that is, into hatred towards other people,” the Russian expert concluded.
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