YEREVAN. – The National Security Service of Armenia (NSS) continues to expose fake users that post and disseminate false information—that undermines security—on the internet.
In particular, on May 29, an Azerbaijani user named "Qizil alma" posted an edited video, entitled "The shocking confession of an Armenian architect about Yerevan: It’s not ours," on his YouTube channel, the NSS press center informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
In the video, a woman named Agnessa answers in Russian the questions of the man who is making this video. Agnessa notes that, "Yerevan used to be a rural town. Armenians have hardly lived here, and they engaged in trade.”
But from the study of the video, it can be seen that it was edited from another original video, from which separate sentences were taken and joined together, as a result of which the meaning and content of this conversation were distorted.
The edited video was disseminated by the Azerbaijani media with a corresponding anti-Armenian textual comment, according to which this Armenian woman "voices" that no Armenians lived in Yerevan.
It turned out, however, that the actual video was made this February by Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov, regarding the issues of the cities he visited in Armenia, and Agnessa had offered to help present Yerevan.
What was talked about in Varlamov's video was a part of Yerevan in the 1850s where the Ghantar Market—now the area around Vazgen Sargsyan Street in downtown Yerevan—used to operate, around which was then mostly inhabited by Persians—but not Azeris, and Armenians used to visit the area for trade.
This fact once again proves that Azerbaijan is trying to "penetrate" into history through falsifications.