CHILINGAROV: ARMENIANS WORLDWIDE RALLY UP TO MARK CENTENARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

YEREVAN, February 25. /ARKA/. Armenians worldwide have rallied up
to mark the centenary of Armenian Genocide, but there is still room
for a closer cooperation, legendary polar explorer and Hero of the
Soviet Union and Russia Arthur Cghilingarov, who is also a statesman
and political activist, said in Sputnik-Armenia radio's live broadcast.

He also pointed out that the Church plays a special part in it and
help gathering Armenians.

"Although there are Armenian communities in almost all the cities
of Russia, it is hard to guide them," Chilingaryan was quoted by
Novosti-Armneia as saying in the live broadcast.

Armenian Genocide was the first genocide committed in XX century.

Turkey rejects the accusation of massacres and the killing of one
and a half million Armenians during World War I.

The fact of the Armenian genocide is recognized by many countries,
particularly by Uruguay, Russia, France, Lithuania, most of the U.S.

states, as well as by the parliaments of Greece, Cyprus, Argentina,
Belgium, Wales, National Council of Switzerland, Common House of
Canada, the Seym of Poland and lower house of Italian parliament.

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