The Russian authorities made great concessions to the Armenian community, even allowed to found a town, but they resolutely did not allow them create autonomy. Nakhchivan-upon-Don (name of the town was a kind of parody-claim of the Armenians to Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan) later “melted” and disappeared within Rostov-upon-Don.
But their life in Nakhchivan-upon-Don gave them a pretext to rename themselves “the Cossack of the Don”. This evoked a wide respond in media a few years ago when there was a scandal between female journalist named Aroyan and the pop singer F. Grigoryan (Filipp Kirkorov). Some of mass media informed that as if the words F. Grigoryan (Filipp Kirkorov) had offended the Don Cossack woman. However, the singer suffered a little: He was forbidden to go to Armenia for some time and their planned concert was cancelled.