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Russian and Azeri historians consider so-called Armenian genocide as "myth"

24 April 2006 [22:50] - TODAY.AZ
Armenians claim in address of Turkey on recognition of so-called Armenian genocide in Osman Empire are unreasonable.

As Trend reports, TRT channel programs show that the last period of existence of Osman Empire was reflected not only in Turkish documents, but also in works of Azeri and Russian historians.

In fact, British Empire and tsar Russia incited Armenia to "restore their state in Western Anatolia" and the latter started slaughtering Turk population, said Professor Israfil Mamedov, former member of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (up to 1990).

"I calculated that up to one million soldiers, including Armenians, were fighting Turkey those years," - Mamedov said.

Russian historian Igor Pechenev, who long time worked in Soviet archives, confirmed his statements. In his book entitled "History of Armenian people" Pechenev writes: "During the World War I, two million Turks were killed due to genocide committed by Armenians. Russian military forces included 200 thousand Armenians famous for their particular cruelty."


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