On October 10, a festive concert dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was held in Verona (Italy). Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Andrey Belyaninov sent a greeting to the guests and organizers of the event.
The greeting reads:
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is pleased to welcome the organizers and guests of the festive concert in Verona, Italy, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, as well as the Association “Russian House” in Verona, considers it extremely important to remind about the values of unity and friendship of peoples in the Great Victory over the common enemy - fascism, to gather friends, colleagues, and partners in order to pay tribute to historical truth.
The anniversary is an important occasion for all living generations to remember the heroes who defended the world at the cost of their own lives. It is an occasion to remind again and again of the unforgettable feats of the peoples of Eurasia, allies in the anti - Hitler coalition.
In the year of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, together with partners implements a number of events united by the megaproject “VICTORIOUS TOGETHER - for Peace and Creation”. The megaproject includes the Sevastopol International Festival of Documentaries and TV programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER, the International Public Forum “Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War”, the memorial event on June 22, the “Meeting on the Elbe” teleconference, and many others.
Our common goal is to draw the attention of the general public to the issues of preserving historical memory, countering attempts to rehabilitate Nazism, and offer new ideas for preserving the planet from military and other threats.
On behalf of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, I thank the activists and friends of the Association “Russian house” in Verona and Marina Kholodenova personally for organizing this event. The involvement of the Italian public and the joint efforts of the authorities and society contribute to active peace-making processes and moods. Today, it is extremely important to do everything possible to replace the old destructive scenarios of wars and conflicts with new peaceful forms of coexistence of peoples.
Let today's concert be another practical step towards the implementation of an all-encompassing peace initiative that unites people regardless of gender, race, nationality or religion, strengthen harmony and unity, and complements the efforts of state organizations to preserve peace and mutual understanding among the peoples of the continent.
The “Russian House”, a partner of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly in Verona, organized the festive concert dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Artists from Verona and other regions of Italy attended the concert. The event was held under the patronage of the Russian Consulate General in Milan, Rossotrudnichestvo in Rome, and the Moscow Centre for International Cooperation.