Day of Memory for Repressed People in Armenia
Day of Memory for Repressed People in Armenia is held on June 14. This event in the second decade of the month June is annual. Help us
In Armenia, June 14 (the day of the deportation in 1949 to the Altai Territory of about 15,000 Armenians from Armenia alone) is celebrated as the Day of Remembrance of the innocently repressed.
Stalinist repressions in post-Soviet Armenia were officially condemned and presented in the landscape of “solid” memory in the form of a memorial stone, and then a complex (opened in 2007, architect J. Torosyan). The law of 1994 provided social benefits to the repressed and their descendants.
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Baltic Freedom Day on June 14 (a name given to the day when Soviet deportations from the Baltic states started. The term Baltic Freedom Day for the first time was mentioned in Ronald Reagan's proclamation number 4948 on June 14, 1982. Baltic Freedom Day references the Soviet-Nazi Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact which led to the mass deportations of peoples from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania);
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