Foundation researching Armenian Architecture published a booklet “Document of Armenian architecture: Tbilisi’s St. Nshan St. Nikokhos Church”. This was reported by the president of the Research on Armenian Architecture, Samvel Karapetyan. This book covers all the facts and records that the St. Nshan is Armenian church.
He said that according to the Georgian side, St. Nshan was built by Georgian Orthodox Church. “It is an unsubstantiated statement and there is no reason. Bibliographic materials show that there is information written about the existence of St. Nshan church in the 17th century. In 1673 French traveler Jean Sharden referred in his writings to four churches, including St. Nshan. There are even records mentioning architect Navasard, who built other churches in that period too.”
The remark of Georgian side that the Armenians did not have a Saint named Nikoghos, Samvel Karapetyan also found ill-considered.
He also said that a certain amount of books will be send to Georgia.