YEREVAN, AUGUST 21, ARTSAKHPRESS. The first Armenian cross-stone (khachkar) in Finland was consecrated and inaugurated on August 19 in Espoo, the second most populous city of the country, as a sign of Armenian-Finnish friendship. The monument is located in the yard of St. Herman Church.
The cross-stone is a replica of one of the many historic cross-stones in Old Jugha which were infamously destroyed by Azerbaijani authorities.
Grigori Yeghiazaryan, the Vice President of the Armenian community in Finland, told ARMENPRESS that the inauguration of the cross-stone is of great significance for the entire community. “From now on the cross-stone will become a monument uniting the community, and also connecting us with Armenia,” he said.