YEREVAN, April 22. / ARKA /. Archives in Lebanon, Jerusalem, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Iran and many other countries and even military archives in Turkey contain many documents confirming the fact of the Armenian Genocide, Amatuni Virabyan, the director of the National Archives of Armenia, told a news conference today.
He said Armenia needs qualified specialists as many historians, translators, and several countries are ready for cooperation with Armenia in this issue. He said Iran is even willing to dispatch its own experts to work with Armenian peers and what is needed is the Armenian side’s initiative.
He recalled that the Armenian genocide was actually a taboo in the former Soviet Union from 1920 to 1968, hindering immensely the work with relating documents.
Virabyan said a three-volume book of memoirs with photos and commentaries of genocide survivors was released in 2012. The abridged version of this book was translated and published in English. The Russian and Turkish versions of the book are underway now.
It is very likely to be translated into French as well. According to him, such documents are an effective way to press for the global recognition of the Armenian Genocide. -0-