Vahan Babakhanyan. On the continuation of the Petersburg initiative in January 2022

in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/babakhanyan-3-1-2022/ The Armenian world celebrates the second Christmas after the treacherous attack of the terrorist coalition of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan and jihadists on the Republic of Artsakh in the fall of 2020. Over the past 2020, Azerbaijan has continued the policy and crimes of cultural genocide (culturicide) against Armenian churches and monuments. For more than a year, the Azerbaijani authorities brazenly do not allow UNESCO experts into their territory, but at the same time, UNESCO cynically elected Azerbaijan on December 3, 2021 as a member of the Committee for the Protection of cultural property during the armed […]

Digest for December on Artsakh (Karabakh), religious and cultural heritage

in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/digest-dec-2021/ Azerbaijan continues to commit systematic crimes against the Armenian religious and cultural heritage in the controlled territories of Artsakh (Karabakh). On the other hand, in relation to Azerbaijan, many countries, international organizations (including UNESCO) continue the policy of conniving, expressing just “concern”, and on the part of the media – continue the policy of silence. This is not just about the Armenian heritage, but, given the crimes and threats against the Christian heritage of Georgia, Serbia, Cyprus, the Middle East, we are talking about a global problem and danger.

A selection of information about Artsakh, Armenian religious and cultural heritage from media in December 2021

in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/chrono-12-2021/ “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”) NGO prepares a selection (report) of links to materials mentioning the theme of Christianity (as well as objects of historical, cultural, memorial heritage) and Artsakh, Azerbaijan and Turkey for December 2021. This page is been updated. Last update was on Dec 25 at 19:00 (47 web links).

Resolution of the scientific and public session “Society for peace in Nagorno Karabakh: a year later”

in Russian — https://crossroadorg.info/resolution-16-12-2021/ On December 16, 2021, a scientific and public session “Society for peace in Nagorno Karabakh: a year later” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Below is the Resolution following this event. Translation by “Crossroad” (Khatchmeruk) NGO. List of speakers – http://crossroadorg.info/en/16-12-2021-en/ Information on the web sites (in Russian): local metropolitanate of Russian Orthodox church – http://mitropolia.spb.ru/news/otdeli/?id=200139 World Russian People’s Council – https://spbvrns.ru/kruglyj-stol-obshhestvo-za-mir-v-nagornom-karabahe-god-spustya/ Armenian community of St. Petersburg (more photos) – https://www.armspb.org/post/vrns-16-12-2021

Public-scientific session “Society for Peace in Nagorno Karabakh: a year later” in St. Petersburg

in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/16-12-2021/ On December 16, 2021, a public-scientific session “Society for Peace in Nagorno Karabakh: a year later” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Information on the web sites (in Russian): local metropolitanate of Russian Orthodox church – http://mitropolia.spb.ru/news/otdeli/?id=200139 World Russian People’s Council – https://spbvrns.ru/kruglyj-stol-obshhestvo-za-mir-v-nagornom-karabahe-god-spustya/ Armenian community of St. Petersburg (more photos) – https://www.armspb.org/post/vrns-16-12-2021 Text of the Resolution – https://crossroadorg.info/en/resolution-16-12-2021-en/

Conference “UN responsibility for the protection of the cultural heritage of ancient peoples from cultural genocide”

in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/conf-2-11-2021/ On November 2-3, 2021, an international online conference “The UN responsibility for the protection of the cultural heritage of ancient peoples from cultural genocide” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the entry into force in 1951 of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide dated 9.12.1948. Organizers: “Crossroad” public organization of sociological and political science initiatives  https://crossroadorg.info/en/ Ministry of education, science, culture and sports of the Republic of Artsakh http://edu.nk.am/ Public Institute of political and social research of the Black Sea-Caspian region […]

Pan-Turkism and the politics of culturocide

Recently, a number of publications have appeared aimed at forming in the Russian political public consciousness the attitude that the strategic priority for Russia is an alliance with Turkey. It is argued that the ideology and policy of pan-Turkism adopted by Erdogan’s Turkey does not pose any danger to Russia, but, on the contrary, corresponds to the interests of Moscow, which should actively use it. It is also argued that pan-Turkism is a Russian invention, invented in the General Staff of the Tsarist army purely in the interests of Russia, and the Bolsheviks became the successors of this policy of […]

D. Evstafiev about the only choice for Armenia

It is no secret that there is a big gap between the perception of the same events in the public opinion in Armenia, Russia and the Armenian Diaspora. Below is the opinion of one of the leading political scientists in Russia, which may cause an ambiguous reaction. On the other hand, it is possible that such harsh (according to the author, unpleasant) forecasts may be will help and accelerate Armenians to consolidate and develop a wise strategy and agenda in a rapidly changing world. The public organization “Khachmeruk” (Crossroads) regularly holds online discussions on important topics. Below is a publication […]

Case for Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh conflict

in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/artsakh-1/ Case for Azerbaijan and nagorno Karabakh conflict consists with 5 Sections. Each Section contains recommended articles with references to the sources. Sections: 1 Genocidal image of Turkey, Azerbaijan and jihadists 2 The essence of the Karabakh problem, the image of the conflict, an integrated approach 3 Position in relation to the terrorist war of Azerbaijan and Turkey against the Republic of Artsakh. Geopolitical interests of Russia, the West, the Islamic world and civilizational values 4 Place of the Armenian Highlands and Karabakh on the political map of the world. Support for the independent Republic of Artsakh […]

A. Manasyan. Where is the territorial nerve of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/manasyan-13-10-2020/ Source (in Russian) – Information agency REGNUM, October 13, 2020. Alexandr Manasyan The topic of the Karabakh war is in the first line of the global political discourse now. The invisible dot on the political map named Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) suddenly turned out to be particular bifurcation point, where the main political meridians of the world are intersecting now. The war against Artsakh unleashed by Baku made this obvious. The war is in full swing not only on the battlefield, but also on information portals, where two versions of the conflict essence collide.

Letter from NGO “Crossroad” to European Parliament members

in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/ep-9-10-2020/ Anticipating the possible continuation of the irrepressible aggressive rhetoric of the Azerbaijani authorities into the form of new war crimes even before the July military aggression of Baku in the  Tavush region, the “Crossroad” (Khachmeruk) public organization of sociological and political initiatives wrote a letter on June 16, 2020 to the President of the European Parliament, Mr. David Sassoli. The answer came on September 29 – 3,5 months later (!) – after the third wild and terrorist war unleashed by Azerbaijan against the Armenian people of Artsakh.

Announcement of the video conference in Zoom on July 3 – “Damage assessment of the consequences of the Armenian Genocide, the issues of reparations and restitutions”

in Russian — http://crossroadorg.info/zoom_3-7-2020/ On Friday, July 3, 2020, the (11th) online video conference in Zoom will be held as part of the “Crossroad” project. Links to previous discussions on various topics with videos are here. The preliminary plan for July is here.

Preliminary plan for the discussions in Zoom for July

in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/zoom_july/ This is a preliminary plan for the discussions in Zoom for July, the page will be updated periodically. Along with announcements of discussions at Zoom organized by “Crossroad” there are also events planned by third parties. Previous events (with reports and videos) – here.

Announcement of the video conference in Zoom on June 30 – “Diaspora: assimilation or form of existence of the people?”

in Russian — http://crossroadorg.info/zoom_30-6-2020/ On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the online video conference in Zoom will be held as part of the “Crossroad” project. Links to previous discussions on various topics with videos are here. The preliminary plan for July is here.

Appeal to the UN on World Refugee Day, June 20

in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/un_20-6-2020/ For more than 30 years, the international community, UN, OSCE do not pay due attention to the Armenian refugees from Azerbaijan. After many crimes of genocide since 1918 from Azerbaijan, which caused waves of refugees, many decades passed. In March 2019, the UN applied to the Turkish authorities, demanding a response about Armenian refugees 100 years ago. This is too late and episodic attention. The issue is complex, associated with gross violations of international norms and fundamental rights of many indigenous peoples of the region and requires a radically different attitude. “Khachmeruk” (“Crossroad”) public organization of sociological […]

Video conference in Zoom on June 13 “Armenian refugees, internally displaced persons, their place and role in the negotiation process”

in Armenian – http://crossroadorg.info/hy/z_13-6-2020_hy/ in Russian — http://crossroadorg.info/z_13-6-2020/ On June 13, 2020, the sixth online video conference in Zoom was held as part of the project of the “Crossroad” public organization. Topic: “Armenian refugees, internally displaced persons, their place and role in the negotiation process.” Speaker: Mariam Avagyan, coordinator of the Congress of refugees from the Azerbaijani SSR (Yerevan).

Video conference on June 14 in Zoom “The Armenian community in a glocalizing world: challenges and answers”

in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/z_14-6-2020/ On June 14, 2020, the seventh online video conference in Zoom was held as part of the project of the “Crossroad” public organization. Topic: “The Armenian community in a glocalizing world: challenges and answers” (to the program for the development of Armenian diaspora in the post-Soviet space) Speaker: Oleg Gabrielyan, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of the State University named after Vernadsky (Simferopol). Announcement was published on “Crossroad” web site as well in the social networks with the link to theses.