Armenia: Thousands commemorate anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and other high-ranking Armenian officials participated in a ceremony commemorating the 104th anniversary of the Armenian massacre at Tsitsernakaberd memorial in Yerevan on Wednesday. Mourners paid their respects to the victims, laying flowers at the memorial's Eternal Flame. The Armenian Genocide took place in the Ottoman Empire during and after World War... Еще I, between the year 1915 and 1923. Commemorations have taken place every year since the 1920s, marking the date in 1915 when hundreds of Armenian intellectuals were arrested in the Ottoman capital of Constantinople, before being executed. In the years that followed ethnic Armenians were displaced, deported or placed in concentration camps by Ottoman authorities. Between 600,000 and 1.8 million people are believed to have died during the period.

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