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YEREVAN. – President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan visited the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute on Tuesday and got familiarized with the “Book as a Witness of the Genocide” exhibition, presidential press service informs Armenia

The exhibition was organized on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Armenian typography and the proclamation of Yerevan as 2012 World Book Capital City by UNESCO.

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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