Chairman of the Committee on People's Diplomacy and Interethnic Relations Yuri HEMPEL took part in the International Public Forum on preserving the memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War, which started on September 3 at the Vorontsov Palace. The Forum is held in the Year of Memory and Glory on the initiative of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, reported the press service of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea.
Yuri HEMPEL conveyed a greeting from the Chairman of the state Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov to the Forum participants. It reads:
“Your Forum pursues a noble goal - to preserve and protect the truth about the Great Patriotic war, about our common Great Victory. This case is not just noble, but also extremely relevant. After all, there is a powerful attack on our memory, on our national pride, I would say, on the common pride of the peoples of Eurasia. Our opponents are very well aware that in order to bend us to their will, they need to deprive us of our historical memory, break our mental connection with our ancestors and, above all, with the generation of Winners. These are the positions they are attacking, and we must make them impregnable. I am sure that the work of your Forum will make a significant contribution to their strengthening.”
According to the Chairman of the Committee, preserving the memory of the events of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War is an important vector of Patriotic education of young people. “The result of work with the younger generation is not immediately noticeable, but it needs to be done systematically. This is the only way we can protect the truth about our past and prevent western opponents from imposing views and values that are alien to us,” he said.
Yuri HEMPEL called it significant that an International forum of this level took place in Crimea, a region that still remains a stumbling block in all areas of politics and attracts special attention from our abroad opponents. “Due to the sanctions and restrictions related to coronavirus infection, many foreign participants were not able to come in person, but they participate in the Forum work by video link, which indicates a great interest in the events in Crimea,” - the parliamentarian stressed.
The forum participants, including historians, researchers, public representatives, experts in the field of art history, and political scientists, discussed the need to defend the truth about the Great Victory in modern realities, and the specifics of legal forms of protection of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War results. In addition, the Forum featured reports on the main vectors of publishing policy in covering the Victory anniversary, its display in the media space, the latest trends in Russian feature films about the war and the Victory, etc.
The events will continue. On September 4 an Expanded meeting of the General Council Presidium of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly will be held in Sevastopol.