YEREVAN, December 02, 23:21 /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian and Armenian presidents, Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan, on Monday laid flowers to the Memorial of victims of genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. They held a minute of silence in honor of 1.5 million Armenians who had fallen victim to that monstrous crime.
Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official state visit to Armenia on Monday.
The Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex was unveiled in 1967 in memory of Armenians killed in the 1915 genocide.
A museum of the 1915 genocide opened outside the memorial complex in 1995 on the occasion of the 80 anniversary of the Armenian tragedy. The museum functions as a scientific research center of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.