Yesterday in Kapan Garegin Njdeh was reburied for the third time. The funeral ceremony took place in connection with the 84th anniversary of the Mountainous Armenia in the Njdeh monument on the slopes of the Mountain Khustoup. In 1983 Njdeh's ashes were brought to Armenia from the Russian town Vladimir by linguist Varag Araqelyan, and as the participants of the funeral informed, till 1987 it was kept in the cellar of Varag Araqelyan's country house after which it was buried in the Yeghegnadzor Spitakavor Church.
But Njdeh who died in 1955 had mentioned in his will that he would like to be buried on the slopes of the Mountain Khustoup. During the funeral Njdeh’s words were spoken by those who made speech. According to NA delegate Serge Mkrtchyan, who was one of the organizers of the funeral, part of Njdeh’s ashes was left in Spitakavor, “because it is a sacred place too”.
Sourik Khachatryan, governor on the Syuniq region, said, “If we had a political body like Njdeh in Karabakh, it would long be independent”. “All the residents of Syuniq are glad that Njdeh’s ashes are finally here”, told the governor the journalists later. According to Galoust Sahakyan, head of the NA Republican fraction, today all the Armenians of the world must live with Njdeh’s ideas.