On September 2-3, the world celebrates the End of World War II.
The Second World War had an immeasurable impact on the fate of humanity. 62 States (80 per cent of the World's population) was involved in it. Military operations were conducted on the territory of 40 States. 110 million people were conscripted into the armed forces. Total human losses reached 60-65 million people; 27 million of them were killed at the front, many of them Soviet citizens. China, Germany, Japan, and Poland also suffered heavy population losses.
The Second World War affected all the peoples of the Earth, and its end is a date on a planetary scale. Today, it is very important to preserve the historical truth about this period of human history and do everything to ensure that such a thing does not happen again.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly pays great attention to these issues. In the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, the Assembly opened the International megaproject “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation”, which includes events and actions aimed at preserving the memory of the Great Patriotic war and the Second World War in various countries of Eurasia.
First of all, this is an International Public Forum; the 5th Session entitled “Protect the Truth about Victory!” It will open today, September 3, 2020, at 10 a.m., in the Vorontsov Palace (Alupka, Crimea).
The International Public Forum “Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War” draws attention to the issues of preserving the historical memory of peoples, supports the movement against the erosion of value and semantic aspects of history, falsification of the results of the Second World War.
The Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov supported the 5th Session of the Forum “Protect the Truth about Victory!” The Forum is aimed to solve the problem of finding new practices for forming constructive and creative images of the memory of the Victory over fascism, which would help to strengthen mutual understanding and peaceful relations between countries and peoples.
Vladimir Nemtsev, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the City of Sevastopol, Andrey Belyaninov, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, and Svetlana Smirnova, Chairman of the Council of the Assembly of peoples of Russia, First Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly will greet the participants.
Historians, scientists, documentary filmmakers, public and political figures from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Ecuador will take part in the discussion of the causes and lessons of the Second World War, the importance of attracting the attention of the general public in the CIS and Baltic countries to the issues of preserving historical memory, countering attempts to rehabilitate Nazism.
The first day of the 5th Session of the International Public Forum “Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War” will be broadcast by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly today, September 3, 2020, at 10 a.m. in its official Facebook account.