TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE IN MOSCOW REMEMBER ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS

YEREVAN, April 24. / ARKA /. Over 10,000 people in Moscow, mainly
ethnic Armenians living in the Russian capital and its suburbs, took
part Friday in ceremonies commemorating the centenary of the Armenian
genocide in the Ottoman Empire, according to Interfax.

A liturgy was served in the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic
Church on Olympic Avenue in Moscow in memory of 1.5 million Armenians
killed in the hands of the Ottoman Turkey. The liturgy was served
by the head of the Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church,
Bishop Ezras.

A marble memory stele was inaugurated near the cathedral. Deputy
Russian foreign minister Grigory Karasin spoke at the ceremony on
behalf of the Russian government reading the messages from Russian
President Vladimir Putin and the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Kirill.

On the same day an exhibition of documents and various photographs
related to the Armenian genocide a century ago opened in the cultural
center of the temple.--0--

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