MOSCOW (News.am) — The letter of petition by the Coordinating Council of Russian Armenian Organizations, and which welcomes and supports the proposal to sever the Treaty of Moscow and which was sent to the Russian presidential administration, has been forwarded by the latter to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), for deliberations.
The Coordinating Council had petitioned to the Russian President, Prime Minister, Federation Council, State Duma Chairman, and Foreign Minister, with a letter.
“The treaty was signed in the absence of the delegation of Armenia, in the case when their lands were being handed over to a state which, before that, had massacred its 3 million Christian citizens, half of whom were Armenians,” the respective letter of petition specifically reads. “Russia needs to take a well-timed corresponding action to respond to the expansionist policy of Turkey. And the severing of the 1921 Treaty of Moscow would be one of these measures. This will serve the interests of Russia and of the peoples who have suffered from the aggressive policy of Turkey.”
Twenty organizations within the Coordinating Council of Russian Armenian Organizations had signed under this letter of petition.
Russian State Duma members Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov have petitioned to President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and proposed to sever the brotherhood and friendship treaty (Treaty of Moscow), which the then Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Bolshevist Russia) and Turkey had signed in 1921.
In their respective letter, these Russian Communist Party MPs point to the consistency in Turkey’s aggressive behavior.
Pursuant to the 1921 Treaty of Moscow, most of Kars Province, southern part of former Batumi Province, and Surmalu District—along with Mount Ararat—of Yerevan Province were handed over to Turkey.