Armenia on Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first republic in 1918.
Officials, led by president Armen Sargsian and Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan payed homage to those who fell in the struggle for independence at the Sardarapat memorial in Yerevan.
Afterwards there was a military display on the main square of Yerevan.
On 20 January 26,000 Soviet troops entered Baku and massacred large numbers of civilians who were calling for the restoration of Azerbaijan independence. In Azerbaijan the day is often referred to as Black January.