The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent provided a safe visit of more than 100 pilgrims to the Amaras Christian monastery located on the line of demarcation of the parties in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Residents from cities and remote areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as pilgrims from Armenia, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers on modern armored personnel carriers BTR-82A, arrived at the monastery from Stepanakert for the service.
The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh regularly ensure the safety of pilgrims wishing to visit the Amaras shrine in the Martuni district.
Amaras is one of the early medieval Christian monasteries and is located on the territory of the Martuni district. In medieval Armenia, the complex had the status of a famous religious and cultural center.
As a result of the signing of a ceasefire agreement after the end of hostilities, the early medieval monastery of Amaras was in close proximity to the line of demarcation of the parties.