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Russian State Duma passes draft resolution on Armenian Genocide

Today, on April 24, the Russian State Duma has passed a draft resolution on the Armenian Genocide Centennial. The document was submitted by the Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Ties with Compatriots.

The Russian parliament expresses “sympathy to the Armenian sister-nation on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, as well as to other nations suffered during the tragic period of the World War I.”

“Complicated issues of history need to bet solved by peaceful means, including diplomatic effort to the name of sustainable peace and security globally,” the MPs state.

The Duma believes that “the Eurasian continent can and should become an example of good neighborhood and equal cooperation, a place of peace and creation.” “These are the goals of the multidimensional activity of such alliances as the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization aimed at sustainable development, wellbeing of our nations and prevailment of humanistic ideals,” runs the draft statement.

Besides, it says the MPs are basing on the principles of justice and support all nations striving for preserving the historical memory. They also speak for mutual understanding and dialog in international relations as preconditions for solving past and current conflicts.

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