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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:25 AM

GEORGIAN AUTHORITIES BANNED ARMENIAN EXPERT IN MONUMENTS SAMVEL KARAPETYAN'S ENTRY TO GEORGIA

14:52, 16 December, 2015

ARMENIA, DECEMBER 16, ARMENPRESS. Famous Armenian expert in monuments,
historian and chairman of the Yerevan office of Foundation for Research
on Armenian Architecture Samvel Karapetyan has appeared in the list of
undesirable persons in Georgia. On October 18, his entry was banned
at a checkpoint of Sadakhlo. "Armenpress" reports in an interview
with journalists Samvel Karapetyan said that he had never broken the
laws of Georgia, and that he is confident the ban is connected with
his professional activities.

It is already many years that the expert examines the Armenian
monuments in the neighboring country which have been destroyed, usurped
or have appeared in a poor condition. In order to gather the details,
he organized a 10-day expedition to Georgia which did not take place
because of the mentioned prohibition on entry. "Our entire group passed
the border and I was the last one. I encountered problems crossing the
Georgian border back in 2011; I was always detained at the checkpoint
for 10-15 minutes. This time I was held for 35 minutes, and then an
officer told me that I was banned to enter", Karapetyan said.

Receiving no explanation for the ban, Samvel Karapetyan wrote to
Ambassador of Georgia to Armenia Tengiz Sharmanashvili, Minister
of Culture of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan, but has not yet received
a response.

Back in 1995 Samvel Karapetyan published a brochure in which he
enlisted 650 Armenian churches with the description of their condition
and exact indication of the addresses.

According to Karapetyan, the process of appropriation and destruction
of monuments of Armenian architecture in Georgia is organized at a
state level, as the construction of the Cathedral on the site of the
Armenian cemetery in Khojivank began with the blessing of then-Georgian
President Eduard Shevardnadze.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 05:28 PM

Too bad the Georgians are such Kakakoloks, it would be to both our interests to be on the best of terms.






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