HAYK DEMOYAN: THE SUBJECT OF GENOCIDE IS INTERTWINED WITH MEMORIES OF NATIONS WORLDWIDE

PanARMENIAN.Net
April 21, 2010 - 14:04 AMT 09:04 GMT

Armenian Genocide issue is intertwined with a number of historic
events; memories of nations worldwide are linked with the first
Genocide of 20th century, according to Armenian Genocide Museum
director Hayk Demoyan.

As he stated at Yerevan-Moscow TV space bridge: "Political aspect
of Genocide issue is often emphasized. Yet, it must first of all be
considered from humanitarian viewpoint. Many countries who extended
help to Armenians became eyewitnesses to atrocities committed in
Western Armenia."

"Presenting reality accompanying the historic event to international
community should become the main task to future generations."

As Mr. Demoyan stressed, Genocide recognition issue has become subject
to political manipulations. "By forming documents running counter to
academic history, Armenia and Russia's common neighbor seeks to create
the artificial one. The fact must be given an adequate assessment,"
he stated.

Mr. Demoyan emphasized the importance of academic consensus on Genocide
issue, noting with regret that some foreign historians still deny
the fact of Armenian Genocide.