Maragha. April 10. Action of memory in St. Petersburg, Russia

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maragha-10-4-2021/ On April 10, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh issued an annual Statement in connection with the massacre of the Armenians of the Maragha village. The Statement begins with a legal assessment of the crime: “the armed forces of Azerbaijan committed Genocide of the Armenian civilian population of Maragha settlement of the Republic of Artsakh”. It ends with the words: “Crimes against humanity have no statute of limitations and must be prosecuted and punished”. On this day, the public organization “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”) and members of the Society of friends of Artsakh of the Armenian community […]

The crime of genocide committed by Azerbaijan in Maragha in 1992 and the exodus from New Maragha in 2020

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maraga/ in Facebook – here On April 10, 1992, units of the Azerbaijani army committed the crime of genocide in the village of Maragha: 51 Armenian civilians were brutally killed, 38 people were taken prisoner, including women and children, more than 175 houses were set on fire. Subsequently, 24 people were exchanged, but the fate of 14 residents remains unknown (these figures differ slightly in different sources) … Many dozens of evidences have been published, testifying the massacre of Armenians in Maragha. It is very important to consolidate various information scattered on the Internet.

Pan-Turkism and the politics of culturocide

Recently, a number of publications have appeared aimed at forming in the Russian political public consciousness the attitude that the strategic priority for Russia is an alliance with Turkey. It is argued that the ideology and policy of pan-Turkism adopted by Erdogan’s Turkey does not pose any danger to Russia, but, on the contrary, corresponds to the interests of Moscow, which should actively use it. It is also argued that pan-Turkism is a Russian invention, invented in the General Staff of the Tsarist army purely in the interests of Russia, and the Bolsheviks became the successors of this policy of […]

The topic of genocide does not accept manipulation. Especially during the terrorist and information war

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/theriault-4-11-2021/ On November 4, 2020 “The Armenian Weekly” magazine published an open letter of Henry Theriault against dangerous, deceitful and anti-Armenian publication on the web site “Genocide Watch”. Later on this web site the rampant of Azerbaijani propaganda took on indecent proportions. AGA-Tribunal.info made a translation of that article into Russian. A link to this page was placed as a comment in “Armenian Weekly”.

V. Krivopuskov: Questions to Ilham Aliyev must be considered in the Hague Tribunal

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-30-3-2021/ March 30, 2021 Victor Krivopuskov published an article (in Russian) on the website of information agency REGNUM “Aliyev should be responsible for the casus belli of the Azerbaijan-Karabakh war-2020”. We give it below translated in English by AGA-Tribunal.info. Some publications of Viktor Krivopuskov are at – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov/

Report on Armenian Genocide by Kasturi Chatterjee on March 29, 2021

Kasturi Chatterjee (FLAME University, India) presented a report at the International Symposium on March 29. 2021. The title – “That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named: Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide, Historical Legacies, and Potential Hopes for Future“.

Vandalism against the St. Yeghishe Armenian Church in Mataghis

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vandalism-27-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vandalism-27-3-2021/ Below are the comments of two ombudsmen of Republics of Armenia and of Artsakh about new crime committed by Azerbaijan. Sources: Facebook pages (March 27, 2021) of ombudsman of Rep. of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan of ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan

“Cultural” silence as approval of sacrilege

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/25-3-2021/ March 25 in Russia is the State Day of cultural workers and custodians of cultural heritage. On the eve of this day, on the eve of Holy Week (in the Armenian Apostolic Church), another public blasphemy was committed in one of the territories occupied by Azerbaijan – successive acts of desecration were committed against the Christian church with dancing and wild cries on its dome with a downed cross, and, in the end, was committed destruction to the foundation of this church. All these acts by a group of vandals in the form of soldiers and […]

Online discussion on the cultural genocide from Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/z-23-3-2021/ On March 23, 2021, the public organization “Khachmeruk” (Crossroads) held a discussion on the topic of cultural genocide (culturicide) of the Armenian heritage of the Republic of Artsakh that is realizing by Azerbaijan. Like the previous one on February 24-25, it was held on the Zoom platform. The announcement was on Facebook and vkontakte.

The AGMI’s Statement against the distortion of the ownership of Armenian cultural monuments

Source: The AGMI’s Statement against the distortion of the ownership of Armenian cultural monuments, 22.03.2021 The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute strongly condemns another attempt made by Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, to distort the ownership of Armenian cultural monuments. Ilham Aliyev, visiting the occupied territories of the Artsakh Republic including the 12th-century Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) Armenian Church in the village of Tsakuri in the Hadrut region in the last few days, made the following statement:“This is an Albanian church. The Armenians tried to make this church Armenian, they added inscriptions in Armenian here, but were not successful. This […]

V. Krivopuskov. Azerbaijan destroys the Armenian-Russian heritage

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-22-3-2021/ Article by Viktor Krivopuskov dated March 22, 2021. The Russian Community of Nagorno-Karabakh is concerned about the destruction of the Armenian-Russian heritage in Karabakh regions that came under the control of Baku

The soft language of USCIRF’s report on Azerbaijan is a direct encouragement of the ongoing cultural genocide

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/uscirf-18-3-2021/ Source: https://www.uscirf.gov/ March 18, 2021 The U.S. Commission on international religious freedom (USCIRF) every year issues reports about 29 countires. Among them there are 6 ex-Soviet countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as wel as Turkey, another 14 countries from Asia, 6 from Africa, also Cuba and Nicaragua. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government commission created by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.  USCIRF uses international standards to monitor religious freedom violations globally, and makes policy recommendations to the President, […]

Ara Aivazian: the attempts to resolve conflict by mass atrocities, use of force and the terrorist fighters should be unequivocally condemned.

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-16-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-16-3-2021/ Source: MFA of Armenia, March 16, 2021 Statement for press by Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian following a meeting with Ann Linde, the Foreign Minister of Sweden and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

The message of His Holiness Karekin II on March 3, 2021

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/church-3-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS, KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM (March 3, 2021) Source: www.ArmenianChurch.org

Web conference “The Christian historical-cultural heritage of the peoples of the Armenian Highlands and the adjacent territories”

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/conf-3-3-2021/ March 3-4, 2021 took place a web (via Zoom) conference “The Christian historical-cultural heritage of the peoples of the Armenian Highlands and the adjacent territories”.

MFA of Armenia about crimes committed by Azerbaijan

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-26-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-26-2-2021/ Source: web site of MFA of Armenia, Fenruary 26, 2021. MFA Spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan: Azerbaijan has unleashed two large-scale wars against the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination resulting in tens of thousands of casualties. Azerbaijan bears full responsibility for the losses and deprivations of the people of the region for three decades. 

Round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace”

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/heritage-24-25-2-2021/ On February 24 and 25, 2021 the public organization “Crossroads” (“Khachmeruk”) organized the online round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace”. The announcement was earlier on February 8 on the website, in social networks and in the mailing. The invitations were sent to the experts, who specialize in the cultural heritage of Artsakh.

Online Round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace”

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/heritage-24-2-2021/ On February 24, 2021 (from 16:00 to 18:00 Moscow time), the public organization “Crossroads” (“Khachmeruk”) organized the first discussion within the online round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace”. The announcement was earlier on February 8 on the website, in social networks and in the mailing. There will be a second discussion on February 25, and those who wish to participate can indicate their intention. The publication of a brochure is planned. The event is timed to coincide with February 28 – the state Day of Remembrance for the victims of pogroms in Azerbaijan. […]

New book “Azeri Aggression against Armenians in Transcaucasia (1905-1921). Reports from the U.S. Press”

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/book-us-press/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/book-us-press-hy/ Source: Armenian Genocide Museum Institute (AGMI), February 19, 2021. On February 19. 2021 Australian-Armenian researcher and co-editor of the multi-volume publication “The Armenian Genocide: Prelude and Aftermath. As Reported in the U.S. Press,” Ara Ketibian, visited the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Foundation.

Ara Aivazian to UN about unpunished Genocide and prevention of genocide

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-22-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-22-2-2021/ Statement by Ara Aivazian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, at the High Level Segment of the 46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Source: MFA of Armenia, February 22, 2021

Azerbaijan is at war with Armenian cultural values

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/monuments-17-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/monuments-17-2-2021-hy/ Source: page of “Artsakh monuments” in Facebook, February 17, 2021 Judging by the results of our monitoring and testimony of eyewitnesses, we can say that in the territories occupied by Azerbaijan, Azerbaijanis commit special atrocities in relation to Armenian monuments (khachkars, monuments) dedicated to the Artsakh liberation war.

MFA of Russia on the defense of the monument to the victims in the village Avetaranots by Azerbaijanis

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-11-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-11-2-2021-hy/ Source: Armenpress, February 11, 2021 Translation by AGA-Tribunal.info. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova spoke upon the desecration by Azerbaijanis of a monument to the victims of the Great Patriotic War in the village of Avetaranots, Askeran region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Eastern Diocese in US has created a special committee to protect the endangered Armenian heritage sites of Artsakh

Source: https://armenianchurch.us/ January 21, 2021 The Eastern Diocese has created a special committee to protect the endangered Armenian heritage sites of Artsakh. The group composed of academic researchers and clergy was formed in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh war, with the blessing of Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan. With the surrender of territories in Artsakh containing numerous Armenian monasteries, churches, cultural sites, and monuments, the working group aims to advocate for the preservation of these Armenian treasures, while informing the public of their historical importance.

Azerbaijan has declared war on UNESCO

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-11-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-11-2-2021-hy/ The article by Astghik Alimyan in the web site of information agency Armenpress, February 11, 2021. The Armenian and international community has become concerned with the protection of the rich Armenian spiritual, historical, and cultural heritage found in the territories transferred to the control of Azerbaijan as a result of the recent bloody war unleashed against Nagorno-Karabakh. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Russia and France, as well as the EU, have emphasized the importance of protecting the Armenian Christian heritage found in these territories, and have supported the involvement of UNESCO in […]

Online panel discussion: War crimes, cultural genocide and religious freedom

On January 15, 2021 Armenian National Committees in different countries organized an online panel discussion: WAR CRIMES, CULTURAL GENOCIDE & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM with distinguished academics and experts, featuring: