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Opening of exhibition of documents and photographs devoted to the 95th year of the Armenian Genocide
2010-04-29

On April 23 of 2010, in the exhibition hall of the National Archives of Armenia there was the opening of the exhibition of documents and photographs devoted to the 95th year of the Armenian Genocide - the greatest crime committed against humanity in the early 20th century. Among present guests there was Deputy Prime minister, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan, Minister of Diaspora G. Hakobyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kirakosyan, director of the Museum-Institute of Armenian Genocide A. Demoyan, representatives of mass media, archivists and others. In his opening speech Director of NAA A. Virabyan stressed the importance of this exhibition, which is one of the commemorative events held in these days, both in Armenia and in all corners of the globe, as evidence of the Armenians will to achieve historic justice, as well as a symbol of eternal preservation of the memory of innocent victims.
To the 100 year of the Armenian Genocide, the National Archives of Armenia will take an active part in implementing the national program. A. Virabyan informed those present that the exhibition after the digitization will be placed in the Internet. Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Kirakosyan appreciated the work of archivists. He stressed the importance of the exhibition. After the speeches, the present guests reviewed the submitted documents of various nature: reports, lists of refugees who escaped the massacre, memoranda, telegrams, eyewitness accounts, memoirs, copies of the Armenian Gazette for 1916-1917 years; photographs of children from Erzurum, Erznka, Cilicia, the intellectuals who took the death of a martyr during the genocide, members of the heroic battle for the city of Van. The exhibition will be open for10-days.
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On April 24, employees of the National Archives of Armenia commemorated the innocent victims, laid flowers and wreaths at the memorial to the victims of the genocide.


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