A delegation headed by Vitaly Savelev, the Russian Federation’s Minister of Transport, that had arrived in Armenia on a working visit, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by Gnel Sanosyan, the Republic of Armenia’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure, on July 15.
AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan welcomed the guests and told them the history of the creation of the memorial. He also related the story of the 3 khachkars placed in Tsitsernakaberd Park dedicated to the memory of the Armenians who perished during the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population within Azerbaijan at the end of the last century.
Members of the Russian delegation placed flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the one and a half million innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide with a minute’s silence.
The guests visited the Armenian Genocide museum accompanied by Astghik Edigaryan, AGMI Senior Guide and toured the temporary and permanent exhibitions there.