First Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly – Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Svetlana Smirnova took part in the Opening Ceremony of the XVI Sevastopol International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is one of the organizers of the Festival. It was at the Sevastopol International Festival VICTORIOUS TOGETHER that Regular Sessions of the International Forum on Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War started last year.
We remind you that VICTORIOUS TOGETHER is the largest Documentary Film Festival in Russia with international status, organized on the initiative of the Heroes of the Soviet Union who live in Sevastopol, in memory of the common military feat of the countries participants of the Second World War. It has been held in Sevastopol every year since 2004. The festival is organized by the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, the Government of Sevastopol, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, and “Channel One. World Network – “Pobeda” TV Channel”. The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow support the festival. Project Manager is Valery Ruzin, Chairman of the Council for Film and Video Visualization of the Cultural and Historical space of Eurasia of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio. The Festival Director is People's Artist of the Russian Federation Vladimir Menshov. Artistic Director - film Director Sergey Miroshnichenko.
The purpose of the festival is to preserve the memory of the heroism of the peoples of the USSR and the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition during the war, to pass on the traditions of service to the Fatherland. The artistic leitmotif of the festival is victory, not only military-historical, but also private and personal victory - in psychological, sports, economic, cultural or economic spheres, based on the history of personal achievements and overcoming. The festival is a platform for creative dialogue between Russian and foreign documentary filmmakers.