SERBIAN JOURNALIST REFLECTS ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN YEREVAN

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January 10, 2013 | 03:17

After visiting the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Armenia's capital
city Yerevan, Serbian journalist Dragan Vukotic shared his impressions
of his visit.

In his article entitled "The Somber Treasure," which was published
in the Politika monthly on Sunday and Monday, the journalist wrote
about the Memorial, its museum, and the Armenian Genocide.

"At the turn of the past century, the Armenian population was the
most educated and richest class in Western Armenia," Vukotic quoted
the museum guide.

In his article, the Serbian journalist noted that the likely causes
for the Turks' fury and revenge at the turn of the 20th century need
to be sought in the preceding historical events. As per Vukotic, the
Turkish power had collapsed as a result of the liberation struggle
in the Balkan Peninsula, and therefore the Ottoman Empire directed
it anger toward its eastern borders.

The copies of the declarations on the Armenian Genocide's recognition
and condemnation by Russia, France, Sweden, Canada, and numerous US
states are kept at the museum. There is a large garden in front of the
museum, and a Serbian fir likewise was planted there three years ago,
Dragan Vukotic added in his article.



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress