Greek community of Armenia commemorated victims of Pontic Greek Genocide

PanARMENIAN.Net - February 19, 1994 the Greek parliament proclaimed May 19 the Remembrance Day of Pontic Greek Genocide perpetrated by Turks in 1916-1923.

The Greek community of Armenia and representatives of Armenian NGOs laid wreaths to the memorial to the Armenian Genocide victims. Some thousand people took part in the event.

353.000 Greeks were systematically exterminated in Asia Minor. The survivors left for Greece and Russia.

Greeks from Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh fought during in the national liberation war in Artsakh.

Presently, some 6000 Greeks live in Armenia and some 300 in Artsakh. They mostly reside in Aleverdy Canyon, Lori plateau, Yerevan, Noyemberyan and Gyumri.
 Top stories
The situation on the contact line between Karabakh and Azerbaijan was relatively stable overnight, the Defense Army says.
Defense Minister Suren Papikyan has visited the southern Armenian province of Syunik, the Defense Ministry reported on March 18.
Armenia has registered Covid-19-related deaths in 23 vaccinated individuals so far, according to Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan.
Poland has donated 201,640 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Armenia's Health Ministry, the Polish Embassy in Yerevan reveals.
Partner news