Information spread on social networks that a group of Armenians held a rally in London called “Save Karabakh.” The participants of the protest action were holding posters “Azerbaijan is a Nazi state”, “Stop the genocide of the Karabakh Armenians”, etc. and shouted similar slogans.

Many of the photos on the posters that were raised during the rally attracted our attention.

Faktyoxla Lab. (Factcheking Lab.) has studied the photos presented at the London event.

When searching for these photographs using a “reverse search” method, it turned out that three of them were taken by photographer Peter Turnley during the 1988 Spitak earthquake.

A photograph of Peter Turnley himself with a girl with a bandaged head confirms what was said.

The fact is that photographs from 1988 were used not only by ordinary participants in the action, but also by famous Armenians.

For example, Vic Gerami, a famous blogger living in the US.

Ambassador of Armenia to Argentina, Peru and Chile Hovhannes Virabyan.

That is, this is evidence that they resorted to such falsification because they were unable to establish the fact of harm to children during the 23-hour anti-terrorism measures held in Karabakh.

The Armenian media don’t lag behind its fellow ideologists in producing fake news, either. For example, on September 20, the website published an article entitled “Children injured in Artsakh,” where they didn’t hesitate to share photographs of children injured as a result of the Spitak earthquake. “Ara Yeghiazaryan published photographs of children from Artsakh received as a result of Azerbaijan’s military actions. According to the latest official data, 35 civilians were injured: 13 children, 15 women and 7 men. The number of civilian casualties is 7, including: 3 women, 2 children and 2 men,” the article says.

Fraud was also found in a photo posted on another poster during the rally. Thus, the Armenians, in an attempt to draw parallels between the events of 1915 and 2023, presented a photograph of the so-called “Armenian genocide”, which has nothing to do with the Armenians themselves. The photograph shows Pontic Greeks and is believed to have been taken in 1916. There is mention of this in most Greek sources.


Two other photos are on display in the fake “genocide museum” in Armenia, but their belonging to the events of 1915 has not yet been confirmed. One of the photos was taken in front of a hospital built in Trabzon in 1916, and the second is believed to be a photograph of an Assyrian girl who died of illness in Syria.


- The photos shown at the rally in London, as well as photographs of Armenian children who suffered during the anti-terrorist measures on September 19-20, which were shared by famous Armenian propagandists, are photographs taken during the 1988 Spitak earthquake.

- Armenian propagandists, sharing photographs from 1988, once again confirm that during the anti-terrorist measures on September 19-20, not a single child was harmed, and the targets of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan were armed individuals, illegal military units and terrorist groups.