The “No to Genocide” exhibition organized by the Armenian Regional Youth Union (AYU) was canceled in St. Petersburg a day before the opening.
It was to be dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Day. HTEM announced this on its VKontakte social network page.
The work of organizing the exhibition started in January of this year. The organizers had prepared a multimedia show. Many honorary guests and media workers were to attend the opening.
Films were to be screened during the exhibition from April 22 to May 8. The exhibition was to take place at the Russia: My History Museum Center.
“The fully agreed exhibition was canceled at the last minute for reasons beyond our control. We did our best to make the event happen. “In recent days, we have been working tirelessly to resolve the issue, but no solution has been found,” the HTEM statement reads.
The Armenian Regional Youth Union of St. Petersburg refused to reveal the name of the person or organization that canceled the exhibition.
“Unfortunately, we can not comment on behalf of our organization,” said the representative of HTEM.
He noted that the union will try to find alternatives to the exhibition.