The Armenian genocide was committed by the authorities of the Ottoman Empire exactly 100 years ago. On this occasion today in Yerevan began ceremonies at the Monument to the memory of victims of the Armenian Genocide, Joinfo.ua reports.
One by one, the representatives of countries and organizations came up to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and expressed sympathy and condolences.
Afterwards, the guests took a yellow rose and weaved it into a mourning wreath. At the mourning ceremonies in Yerevan, Serbia, Cyprus, France and Russia were presented at the highest level – by presidents.
Putin was the only participant in the ceremony, who took the hand of the girl accompanying him to the wreath. Putin's weaving a rose attracted particular attention of the guests.
As a result, yellow roses on the wreath formed that very forget-me-not – a symbol of the Armenian genocide. The rose of Serzh Sargsyan was the last one.