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Picket demanding recognition of Armenian Genocide takes place in front Turkish e

19:38, 24.04.2012 Region: Armenia, Diaspora, Russia, Turkey Theme: Politics, Society

MOSCOW. – The Armenian youth of Moscow organized a rally in front of the Turkish Embassy in Moscow. The participants of the action demand the Turkish Government to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1922.

As the Information Center of the Armenian paper in Russia Yerkramas informs, the posters of the activists read: “Genocide is crime against humanity!” “Without recognizing the Armenian Genocide Turkey cannot enter Europe!” “Do not expect us to forget, we remember everything!” The action lasted for around an hour. After completing the action they moved to Krasnopresnenskaya where a mass rally was held to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

The world commemorates on April 24 the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century.

Commemoration actions are held in all states, people remember this monstrous crime against humanity as over one and a half million innocent Armenians were massacred in the Ottoman Empire, while hundreds of thousands were tortured and deported.

The fact of the Armenian Genocide is recognized by many states. It was first recognized in 1965 by Uruguay. In general, the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey has already been recognized by Russia, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and 42 U.S. states.

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