AZERBAIJANI TERRITORIAL CLAIMS TOWARDS ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH ARE ANOTHER EVIDENCE OF COUNTRY'S AGONY ON HERITABLE AUTHORITARIAN REGIME. SHAVARSH KOCHARYAN

20:06, 27 February, 2013

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 27, ARMENPRESS: With the support of Armenian Ministry
of Diaspora, presentation of English version of historico-demographic
study "Armenians of Baku state in the second half of 19th century"
by employee of Institute of History of National Academy of Sciences,
Doctor of Historical Sciences Gevorg Stepanyan took place on February
27. Armenpress reports referring to press and public relations
department of Armenian Ministry of Diaspora.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Sh. Kocharyan, Chief Military
Inspector M. Harutyunyan, Director of the Institute of History of
the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia A. Melkonyan, Director of
National Archive of Armenia A. Virabyan, academician V. Barkhudaryan
and other officials and scientists attended the presentation.

Armenian Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan considered it to be
symbolic that the presentation of the book coincided with a period
of Sumgait massacres and Artsakh war victories. Armenian Minister
of Diaspora highly evaluated the book noting that Russian version
of "Armenians of Baku state in the second half of 19th century"
was preplanned.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan
considered obvious Azerbaijani territorial claims towards Armenia
and Nagorno-Karabakh to be another evidence of the country's agony
on heritable authoritarian regime. When outright lie is presented
as truth it threatens the whole region and first of all the security
of Azerbaijani nation. In this sense, Armenia should win not only in
battle but also in propaganda field.

During the presentation author of the book Gevorg Stepanyan expressed
his gratitude to Armenian Ministry of Diaspora for financing the
publication and translation of the book. Doctor of Historical Sciences
noted "For us, scientists, it is very important to see Ministry's
acknowledgement of the importance of such work. That encourages us
and gives strength to work harder".

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