Moscow Conference Addresses Armenian Genocide

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–A conference dedicated to 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide took place on April 13 at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Addressing the theme "Genocide is a Crime Against Humanity," speakers categorically stressed that the Armenian genocide–perpetrated by the Turks in 1915–must be recognized by present day Turkey.

They included Professor Yuri Pivovarov of the Russian Academy of Sciences–Professor Yuri Barseghov–Director of the Armenian Institute for International Law and Political Science–Vasil Manich of Serbian Science Association–and Italian historian Giovanni Guaita.

Serbians–Kurds–and Greeks also spoke of respective genocides against their nations by the Turks.

Armenian National Assembly Vice Speaker and Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member Vahan Hovhannisian addressed the conference and delivered Prime Minister Andranik Margarian’s message.

A resolution adopted at the end of the conference states that the Armenian genocide has not been recognized by the international community and Turkish government due to political reasons.

The event was organized by the Russian-Armenian Cooperation Organization–Russian and Armenian scholars–and sponsored by the Union of Russian Armenia’s.

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