The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly thanks the Assembly of people of Kazakhstan for its active support of the International Action of Commemoration on June 22.
Kazakhstan’s participants of the Action:
- Laila Akhmetova, writer, journalist, historian, political scientist, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, academician of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio;
- Bakhyt Rustemov, poet, member of the Literary Council of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly;
- Gulnara Carmentina, Director of the UO “New school”, Almaty, with students;
- Alua Baykadamova, granddaughter of General Panfilov, Director of the Military History Museum of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan;
- Dunay Espaev, Director of Karaganda Russian Drama Theatre named after K. S. Stanislavsky;
- Stepan Vadyunin, Head of the Russian Cultural Center “Soglasie”;
- Emil Ismagilov, representative of the international team of Victory Volunteers in Kazakhstan.
“Thanks to the Russian Embassy, the Rossotrudnichestvo Representative office in Kazakhstan and the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, we have the opportunity to become full participants in this important international project,” - said Stepan Vadyunin, Chairman of the Russian Cultural Center “Soglasie”. - Our goal is to show that the memory of one of the most tragic pages of human history will forever remain in the hearts of people whose grandfathers and great-grandfathers together overcame the terrible evil - German fascism. In the heroic struggle against the fascist invaders, our peoples were united, first of all, by love for the Fatherland. We must prove that the present generation is worthy of the feat of soldiers who won the Great Patriotic war.”
Gulnara Karamendina, Director of the “New School” (Almaty, Kazakhstan), said: “Early in the morning on June 22, the children of our school together with Irina Pereverzeva, Alua Baykadamova, parents, teachers gathered in the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. We observed a minute of silence under the beat of the metronome in tribute to all those who gave their lives for the Great Victory. The solemn Action on the Day of Memory and Grief once again reminded all gathered of the truth: while the memory of this event and gratitude to those who defended the honor, freedom and independence of the Motherland lives in our hearts, we are strong, independent country and our people are invincible.”
“The Day of Memory and Grief is the day when great grief and suffering came for the entire Soviet people, for our fathers and mothers and their fathers and mothers… On this Day we’ll always feel grieve, and our children and grandchildren will remember it!
I, Akhmetova Laila from Kazakhstan, Almaty, the daughter of a Sergeant, a disabled soldier, a participant in the battle of Moscow, transmit my memories of the Great Patriotic war through search work, my articles and books based on the facts and materials of those great years. Soviet soldiers and commanders who have won for us a great victory, one for all, one for the whole world! We know, remember, and are proud!” - Laila Akhmetova, a member of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, a writer, journalist, historian, political scientist, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and academician of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, wrote immediately after the Action.