Armenian Diaspora

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ARMENIAN DIASPORA The Armenian Diaspora is the Armenian communities who live in the outside of Republic of Armenia and de-facto independent Nagorno-Karabach Republic. Those people who live in abroad of their origin land mostly immigrated from Eastern part of Turkey after Ottoman Parliament passed the temporary ‘Tehcir Law’. This law authorized Ottoman Empire to the deportation of Armenian population located in the east part of Anatolia. The resettlement campaign resulted in the deaths of nearly 600.000- 1.500.000 civilians. According to Ottoman archives, the deportation started at March 2, 1915. On September 13, 1915; Ottoman Parliament also passed the law to capture all lands, homes, livestocks owned by Armenians to local authorities. While some historians claim that this was the first genocide of the 20th century, others claim that Ottoman Empire deported the Armenians for their safety, when the empire was so close to collapse. There consequent situtations led many Armenian people to immigrate to the different parts of world. The biggest Armenian population except Republic of Armenia is located in Russia as around 2,2 million. After Russia, United States is the second most populated Armenian diaspora, estimated around 1,4 million. Turkey, France and Georgia are also other countries that host many Armenian people. Moreover, Armenians spread whole over the world but in the case of diasporas; Russia, USA, France and Turkey’s Armenian diasporas are well known and very active.
Armenian Diaspora in Russia Armenians in Russia are mostly located in big cities like Moscow, Krasnodar and St. Petersburg. Afterwards Sovıet Union had been collapsed, there were more than estimated 2 millions Armenians living across all over the Russia. There are notably famous and important Armenians that born in former Soviet Union and continue their lives in Russia; Sergey…...

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