Support to peacemaker Georgi Vanyan – stop racism in Armenia!

Public activist Georgi Vanyan is the chairman of the Caucasus Center of Peace-Making Initiatives (CCPMI) NGO, based in Yerevan, Armenia. Since 2003 he led the number of projects aimed to support the dialogue between Armenian and Azerbaijanian societies and the Armenian-Turkish reconciliation process.

On November 2010 large scale campaign was launched by press and all TV stations of Armenia as well as many public and political figures with a purpose to discredit Vanyan’s work. The campaign has been disseminating false information, which is further used as a basis for different interpretations and evaluations of his alleged "activities and position." The main goal is to create an image of a corrupt person working for "the enemy's intelligence service." In addition to this, the hidden pressure aimed at blocking Vanyan’s activities intensifies further. This occurs through blackmailing and intimidating his partners and his colleagues. Georgi Vanyan and his family have been receiving death threats. Now he stays in Armenia and continues his resistance to racism.  By defending him, you defend a lot of people.


We protest against continuous illegal actions aimed at blocking Georgi Vanian’s public activities. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, we declare that we will use all the possible mechanisms and will take all the possible steps to ensure his protection.