The Ottoman Empire annihilated 1.5 million of it Armenian citizens, and took family stories.
The "tragic events that took place in 1915-1917 against the Armenians ... represent a genocide."
Pope calls the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 100 years ago "the first genocide of the 20th century," prompting Turkey to accuse him of inciting hatred.
All the band members are Armenian Americans, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the genocide.
The move is part of Russia's large scale armed drills due to end tomorrow.
Reports estimate ceasefire violations stand at around 5,000 for January - the highest monthly figure since the 1994 truce.
Barely a thousand miles from Kiev a new war threatens to thaw in Russia's backyard as casualties hit all time high
Armenians are being urged to write one Wikipedia entry each to boost the national culture