Andrey Belyaninov: Countering the Distortion of History keeps the World at Peace

29/09/2020 21:16

Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly sent a greeting to the participants of the roundtable meeting “75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Attempts of Falsification the History. How to Preserve the Memory of the Great patriotic War.” held as part of the Documentary Film Festival of CIS countries “Евразия.DOC”.

The message reads:

- At present, attempts to falsify and de-heroize the history of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War, belittling the heroic achievements, the decisive role and contribution of the peoples of the Soviet Union to the victory over fascism, are becoming more frequent. To counteract this trend of thoughts and actions is one of the tasks that the festival sets and solves by means of documentary films. The proof of this is the roundtable meeting you are participating in today.

75 years have passed, but the truth about the war is not fully revealed. Many people prefer to keep it silent or retouch it. It is our historical duty to reveal the truth about the war. Declassified documents and documentary footage showing the crimes of the Nazis and their minions against humanity and the heroism and mutual support of the peoples of Eurasia in the face of the terrible face of war should become available to historians and the public. We must unite our efforts to defend the sacred memory of our ancestors, to prevent the pejorative attempts of certain political forces to shield the true perpetrators of the war, and to downplay the role of the USSR in the defeat of Nazism.

The Eurasian peoples’ Assembly is an international non-governmental organization that aims to form a public integration model for the sake of establishing peace and harmony through the development of multilateral cooperation and public (people's) diplomacy. Currently, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly unites representatives of more than 40 countries. All three years of our existence, we have paid great attention to the preservation of historical memory in our activities. In the year of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, we have combined our events dedicated to this topic into an International Megaproject called “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation”. It includes International Public Forums to preserve the historical memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic war; Sevastopol International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER", international commemorative events in honour of the landmark events of the Second World war and the Great Patriotic war, and other events.

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly aims to actively counteract the distortion of the history of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic war and preserve the historical memory of those heroes who defended the world at the cost of their own lives. Based on the diversity of cultures and peoples, their spiritual and moral foundations, and the common sense of the self-worth of human life, we support and promote public and state initiatives aimed at preserving world peace. Our common with the whole world task is to establish peace on the planet!

I am glad that we have made new friends and like-minded people today, and I invite all of you to participate in the events of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.

I sincerely wish all participants of the festival “Eurasia.DOC” success, bright discoveries, heartfelt meetings, inspiration and high achievements in the noble cause of preserving peace and truth.

For Reference

The Fifth Festival of Documentary Films of the CIS countries “Eurasia.DOC” takes place from September 28 to October 2, 2020 in Smolensk (Russia). 28 finalist films from Russia, Belarus, other CIS countries, as well as Serbia and Latvia are presented to the audience and the respected expert community. A retrospective of films - winners of the anniversary Forum is planned to be shown in Minsk.

Today, on September 29, 2020, a roundtable meeting “75 years of Victory in the Second World war. Attempts to Falsify History. How to Preserve the Memory of the Great patriotic War.” was held as part of the Festival. The Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member States (IFHC) supports the Festival. The “Format - A3” International Media Club and the “Third Rome Studio” Production Centre are the festival's founders.