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 […]

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.

Video conference in Zoom on June 9 “The century-old way of Azerbaijan: from xenophobia and military rhetoric to multiple crimes of genocide”

in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/z_9-6-2020/ On June 9, 2020, the fourth online video conference in Zoom was held as part of the “Crossroad” project on the theme “The century-old way of Azerbaijan: from xenophobia and military rhetoric to multiple crimes of genocide”. Speaker: Hovik Avanesov, researcher, Center for Caucasus Studies, Mesrop Mashtots University (Stepanakert, Republic of Artsakh). The announvement was published in 3 languages on “Crossroad” web site as well as in social networks.

Announcement of an online videoconference in Zoom on June 9

in Armenian – http://crossroadorg.info/hy/z_a_9-6-2020_hy/ in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/z_a_9-6-2020/ On June 9, 2020, the fourth online video conference in Zoom will be held as part of the “Crossroad” project on the theme “The century-old way of Azerbaijan: from xenophobia and military rhetoric to multiple crimes of genocide”. Speaker: Hovik Avanesov, researcher, Center for Caucasus Studies, Mesrop Mashtots University (Stepanakert, Republic of Artsakh). The language of discussion is Armenian. Beginning: 18 pm Moscow time (19 pm Yerevan time, 16 pm London time).

Announcement of the video conference in Zoom on June 6 “The image of the Azerbaijan-Artsakh conflict: why is it distorted?”

in Russian – http://crossroadorg.info/en/z_6-6-2020 On June 6, 2020, the next online video conference in Zoom will take place as a part of  the project of the “Crossroad” (Khachmeruk) public organization. Topic: “The image of the Azerbaijan-Artsakh conflict: why is it distorted?” Speaker: political scientist, Doctor of Philosophy, Prof. Alexander Manasyan (Yerevan). Beginning at 18:00 Moscow time (19:00 Yerevan time).

“Artsakh in the information war. How can we help?” Online discussion on May 30, 2020

in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/zoom_31-5-2020/ On May 30, 2020, as a part of the project of public organization “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”) took place an online discussion in Zoom on the theme “Artsakh in the information war. How can we help?” Announcement of the meeting was in three languages: on the web site “Crossroad:  http://crossroadorg.info/en/zoom_30-5-2020_en/ in social networks Facebook – in the groups ArmPeterburg, in Ararat forum etc. VK.com  https://vk.com/wall-51442422_1517 OK.ru   https://ok.ru/armpeterburg/topic/151740215737194 and via the electronic mailing and whatsapp. Experts from eight cities participated: Moscow, Yerevan, Beirut, Simferopol, London, Stepanakert, Nizhnekamsk, St. Petersburg. The list is at the end of this article.

Announcement. Online meeting in Zoom “Artsakh in the information war. How can we help?”

in Armenian – http://crossroadorg.info/hy/zoom_30-5-2020_hy/ in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/zoom_30-5-2020/ On Saturday, May 30, at 19:00 Yerevan time (18:00 in Moscow and Beirut, 16:00 in London), as part of the project of the “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”) public organization, the next online discussion will be held in Zoom. The topic is “Artsakh in the information war. How can we help?”