PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VISITS MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AND ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MUSEUM-INSTITUTE

ARMENPRESS
Oct 21, 2008

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 21, ARMENPRESS: President of the Russian Federation
Dmitri Medvedev visited today memorial to the victims of the Armenian
genocide and put a wreath, paying tribute to the memory of the victims.

Afterwards the Russian president was in the Armenian Genocide
Museum-Institute the director of which Hayk Demoyan presented the
history of the Armenian genocide, cultural and ethnic losses of the
Armenian people. After traveling through the museum D. Medvedev put
down his impressions in the book of memory.

"Armenian Genocide Museum and memorial are witnesses of terrible
tragedy of the 20th century and at the same time is a reminder that
life is the main value which must be preserved by civilized people,"
he wrote.

H. Demoyan handed to Medvedev the "Gold Medal" of the Genocide
Museum-Institute.

President of Russia also planted a tree in the memory ally of
Tsitsernakaberd.

D. Medvedev was accompanied by the Armenian Foreign Minister Edward
Nalbandian, first Yerevan deputy mayor Kamo Areyan, Russian ambassador
to Armenia Nikolay Pavlov, Armenian ambassador to Russia Armen Smbatian
and members of his delegation.