YEREVAN. - The process of penalizing the Armenian Genocide denial will continue regardless of presidential election’s outcome, head of Oriental Studies institute Ruben Safrastyan said.

He noted that several countries are closely following the developments and if France adopts the bill, other European states may join.

The Armenian researchers participating in Moscow-hosted conference on Turkey’s factor in the Middle East and Post Soviet states called on the Russian side to join. Safrastyan considers that Europe is one step forward: criminalization of the genocide is following the recognition.