International project IMMORTAL MEMORY was presented at “Russia Today”

25/02/2021 16:42

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MOSCOW, February 25 - RIA Novosti. A round table in the format of a video bridge “Nazi Genocide: New Documents and Materials” was held at the press centre of the “Russia Today” media group at 4, Zubovsky avenue. It brought together participants from Russia, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan - speakers of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and experts of the RIA Novosti multimedia project “Nuremberg. Casus Pacis”.

The key topic of discussion was the presentation of the international project of the Assembly – IMMORTAL MEMORY. The task of the project is to identify and digitize the entire array of data from foreign archives, testifying to the crimes of the Nazis against Soviet citizens. The project will also include materials released at the end of the Nuremberg Tribunal, which was the first in history to recognize aggression as the worst criminal offense and publicly publicized the Nazi crimes against peace and humanity.

Andrei Belyaninov, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly:

“The public, both Russian and world, is more and more actively involved in the preservation of historical memory. The work of the International Organizing Committee of the IMMORTAL MEMORY project to preserve the historically valuable heritage of the Great Patriotic War and World War II simultaneously meets the interests of Russia and all countries - winners and allies. The demand for such a social structure becomes even more obvious if we take into account the unprecedented anti-Russian propaganda campaign unleashed in recent years. Around the whole world it has become much more difficult to organize and conduct events related to remembering even such unambiguous in their ideological content events, as the defeat of fascism by the Soviet Union and the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition.

The most important task of the International Organizing Committee of the IMMORTAL MEMORY project is to create a common electronic bank of documents on Nazi crimes, as well as the creation of a single card index of the Nazis and their accomplices who committed crimes against peace and humanity. This worthy scientific and organizational task falls to the lot of our generation. Its implementation will contribute to the restoration of historical justice and will become a reliable obstacle to those who try to rewrite history, rehabilitate Nazism and denigrate the great victory of the Soviet people and all countries and peoples - victors of Nazism.”

Also, the round table presented the trans-media historical project of RIA Novosti “Nuremberg. Casus Pacis”. It started in the year of the 75th anniversary of the main trial of the 20th century. Within the project, materials on the Nuremberg Tribunal are published daily on the portal and on social networks in Russian, German, French and English.

The project presents its readers with unique archival and museum evidence, photographs and drawings, newsreels, which make it possible to experience the process day after day. The project is based on first-person testimonies obtained by creators from Russian and foreign archives. They will be complemented by exhibitions, podcasts, public-talks, and performances. The project will also include a unique VR-reconstruction based on the stories of the main defendants of the tribunal.

“The issue of documents disclosing the crimes of Nazism is one of the key issues for the project. We spend a lot of time in the archives; work with published materials - photos, videos, sound, typescript. A document is always the centre of our publications. This evidence is so powerful that sometimes even our hardened colleagues experience emotional difficulties in working on the topic. Therefore, we pay great attention to this important work on the search and digitization of documents related to crimes against the civilian population of the USSR - this layer of historical memory has yet to be studied,” - noted the project manager, journalist and writer Natalia Osipova.

The roundtable participants agreed to publish selected materials of the IMMORTAL MEMORY project about the Nazi crimes against Soviet citizens on the portal.

The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is an international non-governmental organization aimed at forming a social integration model in the name of establishing peace and harmony through the development of multilateral cooperation and public (people's) diplomacy in the Eurasian space. Now it brings together representatives from more than 43 countries. The Assembly concluded 107 partnership agreements in the field of culture, entrepreneurship, development of integration ties between the peoples of Eurasia and public diplomacy.

The project “Nuremberg. Casus Pacis” is supported by the general information partners: TV channels “Russia 24” and “Moscow 24”, Internet portal “”, radio station “Vesti FM”, site “Komsomolskaya Pravda”. The information partners of the project are: the Mayak radio station, the Radio of Russia radio station, the tvzavr Internet cinema, the State Historical Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Centre.

The project was created with the participation of the Multimedia Art Museum and is supported by the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, the Russian State Library, the Victory Museum, the Central Museum of the Armed Forces, the Federal Archives, as well as the State Film Fund, the Gorky Moscow Art Theatre and the Pravda newspaper.

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