Kim Kardashian pays tribute to her ancestry as she, her husband Kanye West, and their little girl North, travel to Armenia.
The famous family are visiting Armenia just weeks before the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which falls on 24 April. Kim has always supported recognition for the massacres by the US government, and activities on her eight-day trip include a visit to a museum to learn more about Armenia’s history.
Other members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan including Kim’s sisters Khloé and Kourtney, Kourtney’s partner Scott Disick and the couple’s three children, are all expected to fly out to join the trio.
The eight day trip will be included in a later episode of the group’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But not all of the family’s visit will be recorded, they will also get some downtime to explore their ancestral home as well. The insider at Us suggests that the group will be looking into Armenia’s history a little more, stating that “Some of their plans so far include a museum tour. All of the girls are very interested in that.”
Her late father Robert was a third-generation Armenian American, and on several occasions she has publicly supported international recognition of the Armenians’ systematic extermination at the hands of the Ottoman government.
It is not just the Kardashians that intend on paying their respects to the anniversary of the Armenian massacre. Other well-known names that are making their way to Armenia include George Clooney and his lawyer wife, Amal Alamuddin who represented the country in a genocide-denial case at the European Court Of Human Rights in January 2015. Russian president, Vladmir Putin has also confirmed his attendance.