General Secretary of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Andrei Belyaninov sent a video greeting on the occasion of the opening of the photo exhibition and presentation of the “Book of Memory. Europe - Chronicle of Victory” at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Romania on December 16.
The Secretary General noted in particular:
“Taking this opportunity, I am deeply grateful to the Head of the Lithuanian Military Heritage Institute, Yurijus Trakšelis, for his noble work aimed at preserving the historical memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War. Under the leadership of this person, a huge work has been done and continues to be carried out; it attracts caring people, volunteers from different countries and, most importantly, youth, schoolchildren and students. As a result of this work, Books of Memory are published. A new book from this series will be presented to you today.
The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly pays great attention to the issues of preserving the truth about the tragic years of our common history. In this anniversary year of the Great Victory, we have united our events into one International megaproject “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER – in the name of Peace”. We seek to take into account all existing public initiatives dedicated to this issue. Today the megaproject includes International Public Forums to preserve the historical memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War; Sevastopol International Festival of Documentary Films and TV Programs “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER”, International patriotic project “Road of Life - Road of Military Glory”, international commemorative events in honour of the significant events of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War and other events. In particular, a Paris-Moscow-Paris flight, dedicated to the anniversary of the Normandy-Niemen squadron is planned for 2021.
We have a common responsibility to history and responsibility to the future - we must preserve our historical experience and, most importantly, pass it on to future generations.
I call on all of you to join this work – the work on projects like the one presented today, the work on projects of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly. Together we can do even more in this area.
The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is interested in cooperation with public organizations and associations of our continent. We invite all of you to join us. We believe that the cause of peace is the cause of the whole world.