A. H.
The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Soviet Armenia was closely related to the problem of overcoming administrative system’s resistance. The encaenia of the Genocide at the state level in Soviet Armenia became moral, psychological and political impetus for the actions made along those lines in the following years. The demonstration on April 24, 1965 and the nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Genocide made understand the USSR government that the Armenian people has already reached the level of self-consciousness and self-organization when it’s impossible to remain silent about that tragedy. In fact, for the first time under Soviet rule the Armenian people conducted a campaign of non-Soviet, noncommunist and political nature, but of national patriotic character. 1965 April protesters were mostly young people who were brought up in national spirit also during the commemorations of 1970-1980ss, in timely armed combat of Diaspora and then on the path of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Armenia and Karabakh movement.

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  1. Dear,
    I would like to cite the article “50th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Soviet Armenia”, Author A.h, published in ՎԷՄ համահայկական հանդես (ժա) տարի, թիվ 2 (42) ապրիլ-հունիս, 2013.
    Could you tell me how I should cite it? In particular, do I put only the initials of the author?
    Best regards,
    Carlos N. Ketzoian (Uruguay)

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