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123 people, who survived the Armenian Genocide organized in Ottoman Turkey in 1915-1922, are currently living in Armenia, the head of social statistics and National Statistics Service of Armenia Nelly Baghdasaryan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

As of July 1, 2011, 123 survivors of the Armenian Genocide currently live in Armenia, while as of July 1, 2010, 156 genocide survivors were living in Armenia.

On May 5, 2011, the Armenian Government decided to pay a monthly allowance to those people who survived the Armenian Genocide. According to that decision, Armenians who were born before 1915 in Eastern Armenia or in other parts of the Ottoman Empire and survived the genocide will receive a monthly stipend of AMD 25 thousand ($70).

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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