German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
Modernizing Foreign Ministry's public image was a challenge — Spokeswoman ZakharovaSociety & Culture August 18, 22:24
MOSCOW, January 22. /TASS/. The tragedy in Gyumri, Armenia, where a deserter from the local Russian military base killed a family of seven, should not be allowed to overshadow the traditional friendship between Russia and Armenia, the chairman of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee, Konstantin Kosachev, said while laying flowers at the Armenian embassy in Moscow. The ceremony was organized by the inter-parliamentary cooperation commission of Russia’s Federal Assembly and the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
“The tragedy has left no Russian indifferent. This crime can have no forgiveness and it deserves the strongest punishment,” Kosachev said at a meeting with Armenia’s ambassador Oleg Yesayan. Kosachev offered deep condolences over the Gyumri tragedy.
He believes that bilateral relations have a great safety margin, based on centuries-long history of relations and the sincere mutual affection of the two peoples.
Kosachev told Yesayan that the Gyumri tragedy had been analyzed in detail by the Federation Council’s members. “The corresponding proposals for stepping up international cooperation between Russia and Armenia on behalf of the Federation Council have been formulated. They will be presented for discussion by the FC’s international affairs committee, and then by the upper house’s Council,” Kosachev said.
According to the investigators’ preliminary findings the Russian army’s private, Valery Permyakov, armed with an automatic rifle, on January 12 deserted from the Russian base in Gyumri, Armenia, while on duty and ventured into the city, where in a private household he gunned down six members of the Avetisian family and injured a little baby, who would later die in a hospital. Permyakov was detained by Russian border guards the next day while trying to cross the border into neighbouring Turkey.
Earlier, Armenian Investigative Committee’s spokesperson, Sona Truzian, said Permyakov had pled guilty.