In the year of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, the Partner of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Festival “Ot Vinta!” and the Russian State Library, the National Electronic Library operator, launch the “Engineers of the Victory” International Project.
The project’s goal is to collect and systematize historical documents dedicated to both the personal labor feat of Soviet engineers and the heroic stamina of enterprise collectives, design bureaus, research institutes and other objects of industry and science, which forged the future victory in the pre-war period and the years of the Second World War.
Representatives of industrial and scientific facilities, as well as private individuals are invited to participate in the project. They can provide documentary evidence about engineers, designers, inventors, whose developments and scientific achievements ensured not only the turning point in the Great Patriotic war, but also the approach of Victory.
The most important component of the project is the creation of a historical retrospective of the heroic achievements of labor collectives and outstanding innovators of production in various industries during the war, based on the documents provided by industrial and scientific objects (enterprises, universities, design bureaus, research institutes, etc.).
It is important the stories to be supported by documentary evidence - scans of newspaper clippings, officially published monographs, memoirs, technical documentation, and so on.
You can use NEL resources and your own sources. We are sure that #Инженеры Победы will stand in line with the heroes who fought for the freedom and independence of the Motherland on the battlefields.
The International Festival of scientific and technical creativity of children and youth “Ot Vinta!” operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The Russian State Library (one of the world's largest national libraries) is the operator of the National Electronic Labrary.
The International Project “Engineers of the Victory” is supported by the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh).