Galina Izotova, the President of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on May 2 together with her family members.
The guests were welcomed by the AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan, who presented the history of the creation of the Memorial. He then presented the story of the three khachkars placed at Tsitsernakaberd in memory of the Armenians who died in the massacres organized by the Azerbaijani government in the cities of Sumgait, Kirovabad (Gandzak) and Baku at the end of the 20th century, as well as the stories of the five freedom fighters buried in front of Hushapat during the Artsakh struggle of survival—these components of the Memorial emphasize the connection between the Armenian Genocide and contemporary acts of persecution and violence against Armenians.
The Russian guests laid flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
The delegation then toured the Armenian Genocide Museum. Having been accompanied by AGMI senior guide Adtghik Yedigaryan, they became acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions housed at the Museum. Following the delegation’s tour, Galina Izotova left a note in the Memory Book for Honourable Guests.
Expressing his thanks for the visit, the director of the Armenian Genocide, Harutyun Marutyan, gifted books about the Armenian Genocide and a wallet decorated with Marash embroidery to Galina Izotova.
Mrs. Galina Izotova, in her turn, thanked the staff for the warm welcome and interesting tour.
At the end of the visit, the guests also visited the Memory Park, where Mrs. Izotova watered the silver fir planted in 2022 by the former chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, Alexei Kudrin.