Today, early in the morning, the university administration, students and lecturers, according to the tradition, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in Tsitsernakaberd to pay tribute to the memory of 1.5 innocent victims.
Remembrance ceremonies are held in almost all countries of the world where Armenians live. And in Yerevan, on this day, beginning with early morning thousands of Armenians walk to the Memorial Complex in Tsitsernakaberd, which eternalizes the memory of the victims and symbolizes the renaissance of our people. Here one can see families, organizations, public and political figures - all those people who are not indifferent to the sorrow of the Armenian people. And, of course, many of our compatriots from the Diaspora, pay visit to Armenia on this day.
“Today, we come here to pay tribute to the memory of the innocent victims and we swear we have forgotten nothing and will revenge. We have to be powerful for it,” – said Dean of the Faculty of Journalism Naghash Martirosyan.
YSU SSS Chairman Mikayel Malkhasyan said: “This day once again reminds what a great loss our people have had in the 20th century, and the wounds have not been yet healed. We should not just remember this all but do our best to contribute to the process of eliminating the consequences of the Armenian Genocide. So, we should strengthen our statehood for our claims and the compensation.”
The Armenian Genocide has been recognized by a number of states. Uruguay was the first country in the world to recognize it in 1965. The other states are Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland , Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela , Chile, Argentina , 43 U.S. States, Vatican, European Parliament, World Council of Churches. The United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs approved HR 106, a bill that categorized and condemned the Ottoman Empire for the Armenian Genocide.