April 24 is the Remembrance day in Armenia, when the whole country remembers the one to one-and-a-half million Armenian people who were deliberately killed on grand scale by the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian genocide as these events are known today, took place in 1915 and was the first genocide of the 20th century. Victims included ethnic Assyrians and Greeks. Turkey (now as a result a 99 %-muslim country) denies that any organized genocide took place at that time.
Armenia is a small country in terms of geography today but it has a vibrant spirit to overcome its past and face potential threats (it is said to have the best spetsnaz in the region). Its diaspora is particularly dense in France and the United States.