Statement of the Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian Organizations on the 30th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Sumgait

At the end of February 2018, the 30th anniversary of the bloody events in the Azerbaijani city of Sumgait is marked. Since then, the word «Sumgait» has become an appellative word. It became synonymous with barbarism and obscurantism. That days, under the direct leadership of the Azerbaijani authorities, with the criminal connivance of the party and Soviet authorities in Moscow, was committed the first in the USSR monstrous on cruelty and mass crime on the basis of ethnic hatred.

The crimes of Azerbaijan were precisely the Genocide of Armenian population

(Russian version — On Sunday, February 25, 2018, an event was held in the Armenian community of St. Petersburg (Russia) dedicated to the state day in the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh — the Day of Memory of the victims of pogroms in the Azerbaijan and the protection of the rights of the deported Armenian population, as well as dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the genocidal acts from Azerbaijan in city Sumgait.