Scholars Demand Immediate Action from Russia

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–"The anti-Armenian incidents that occurred in Krasnodar recently could not have been incidental–since the butcherers held a list of Armenian addresses," announced Writer’s Union President Levon Ananian during a meeting of the organization on July 19 that was attended by representatives of various organizations.

Political analyst Alexander Iskandarian noted that the Russian government’s inaction in regards to the violence against Armenia’s and other immigran’s is certainly unusual.

Levon Ananian stated that he–along with popular author Zori Balayan–had met with the Russian Ambassador to Armenia–Anadli Tryougov–who expressed concern over the recent events. The Russian government recently established a law against racist/extremist action–which–according to Armenian analysts–will allow Russian authorities to take a firmer stance against similar outbursts directed at the state’s minorities.

In an open-letter addressed to the Russian Federation–Armenian scholars noted that wide-scale efforts must be implemented "in order to uproot the butchery–discrimination and all other things that will keep the ethnic populations in constant fear."

The letter also expressed the scholars’ desire for the Russian population and its government to properly denounce the bloodshed without further delay.

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