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 […]

Appeal to the UN on World Refugee Day, June 20

in Russian – 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 […]

Announcement of an online videoconference in Zoom on June 9

in Armenian – in Russian – 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).