Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Participates in “Look at the Eyes of the War” Exhibition at the State Exhibition Hall of Moscow

MOSCOW — The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute took part in the exhibition “Look at the Eyes of the War” at the State Exhibition Hall of Moscow – An exhibition dedicated to World War I.

“Look at the Eyes of the War” featured archival materials from dozens of museums from Russia, USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Ukraine, as well as Armenia, which presented material on behalf of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.  The exhibition was organized in an interactive format by extensive use of digital technology.

During World War I, 75 million people were killed and four major world empires collapsed; Austro-Hungary, Ottoman, Russian and British Empires.

One of the panels was dedicated to the story of first genocide in the 20th century carried out by the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Among the items included were photos provided by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, testifying to the most egregious crimes perpetrated against an entire nation during the years of the World War I.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was among the first visitors of the exhibition.

Earlier, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute organized a temporary exhibition “The First World War: Allies, Images and Massacres”, as well as an international conference “The Caucasus Frontline of the First World War: Genocide, Refugees and Humanitarian Aid” in April of 2014, marking the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I.

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