Tsar Nicholas II supported Sultan Abdul Hamid’s anti-Armenian policies

During the massacres of 1894-’96, Tsar Nicholas II declared his support for Sultan Abdul Hamid’s anti-Armenian policies.

Russian diplomacy called the Armenian movement against the sultan’s policy of exterminating the Armenians “part of the international revolution that must be suppressed at the very beginning”.

Russian Foreign Minister Lobanov-Rostovsky instructed the sultan: “Exterminate, Your Majesty, exterminate.”

By Jirair Tutunjian, Toronto keghart.org

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