YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Co-chairman of Armenian-Russian inter-parliamentary cooperation commission and head of Armenian-Russian Business Cooperation Association Nikolay Rizhkov visited the Dzidzernagapert Genocide Memorial on Thursday–as well as placed a wreath on behalf of the Russian Senate.
"We [Russia’s] agree with Armenia’s in the assessment of the Armenian genocide. Only by passing to future generations the truth about these evil deeds can we prevent repetition of such crimes in future."
Rizhkov met with President Robert Kocharian–where he shared his impressions on the immense change that has taken place since he visited regions damaged by the 1988 earthquake. He added that the foremost issue is to increase employment–which will be promoted by the expansion of Armenian-Russian economic cooperation.
Kocharian–in his turn–noted that the commission has implemented many successful programs in the past–but should work to find new ways of cooperation.