“75 years have passed, but the truth about the war has not been fully revealed. Many people prefer to keep silent or retouch it, justifying the choice made once, - said Andrey Belyaninov, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly at the opening of the International public forum “Preserving the Memory of the Second world War and the Great Patriotic War”, held on September 3, 2020 in the Vorontsov Palace (Alupka, Crimea, Russia). – It is our historical duty to reveal the truth about the war. Declassified documents that reveal the facts of crimes of the Nazis and their servants against humanity should become the property of historians and the public. We must join forces to defend the sacred memory of our ancestors, to prevent the pejorative efforts of certain political forces to protect the true perpetrators of the war, and to downplay the role of the USSR in the defeat of Nazism.”
Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, the 5th session of the Forum “Protect the Truth about the Victory!” was supported by the Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov and is to solve the problem of finding new practices for creating constructive and creative images of the memory of the Victory over fascism, which help to strengthen mutual understanding and peaceful relations between countries and peoples.
Historians, scientists, documentary filmmakers, public and political figures from China, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan took part in the discussion of the causes and lessons of the Second world war, the importance of attracting the attention of the general public of the CIS and Baltic countries to the issues of preserving historical memory, countering attempts to rehabilitate Nazism.
“The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly aims not only to actively counteract the distortion of the history of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic war, but also to preserve the historical memory of those heroes who defended the world at the cost of their own lives,”- Andrey Belyaninov told the Forum participants. - 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 task is to establish peace on the planet with the whole world!”
According to the organizers of the International Public Forum, which is an important part of the International megaproject of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation”. It will continue to develop as a practical platform for organizing a set of measures aimed at preserving historical and spiritual lessons about the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century, forming constructive and creative images of memory about it, contributing to strengthening mutual understanding and peaceful relations between countries and peoples.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, together with its partners - the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio and the Association of Researchers of the Russian Society (ARRS-XXI), hold the Forum for the fifth time. The First one was held as part of the XV Sevastopol International Festival of Documentaries and TV programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER in May 2019. The Forum supported by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture was continued at Baku Slavic University in October 2019, and in February 2020 it was held in Yalta as part of the International Scientific Conference “Yalta-1945: Lessons of History”, and on June 17, 2020 it was held online using the Zoom platform with the participation of experts from 15 countries.
Full text of the statement of the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Andrey Belyaninov at the opening of the 5th Session International Public Forum on preserving the memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War on September 3 at the Vorontsov Palace in Alupka (Crimea)
Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly
Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is an International Non-governmental organization. It aims to form a social integration model for the promotion of peace and harmony through the development of multilateral cooperation and public (people's) diplomacy. Currently, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly brings together representatives of more than 40 countries.
Megaproject VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation
Megaproject of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation” is an International Public Forum for preserving the historical memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War; the Sevastopol International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER, international commemorative events in honour of the significant events of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War, and other events.
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