Main Areas and Outcomes of the “Immortal Memory” International Megaproject presented in Bulgaria

07/05/2022 10:00

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly continues the work of the International Megaproject “Immortal Memory”. Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Chairman of the NGO “Institute of Military Heritage” (Lithuania) Yuriyus Trakselis from was on a working visit to the Bulgarian cities of Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo on May 2 - 5, 2022.

The trip was dedicated to the collection of archival materials for the book "Victory for All" (Bulgaria) in accordance with the plan of the international project of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly "Immortal Memory: Memorials and Monuments" and the preparation of events dedicated to the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Fatherland Front of Bulgaria (July 17, 2022).

A number of meetings were held with Bulgarian historians, political scientists, public figures, who expressed great interest in the activities of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and its projects devoted to preserving historical memory. Thus, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly now has a number of books by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, former director of the Military History Museum of Bulgaria Marina Kalonkin at its disposal. The books are on the study of the participation of Bulgarian soldiers in the final stage of World War II (1944-1945) and copies of archival documents from personal archive of Marina Kalonkina. Interaction was organized with the head of the Regional Historical Museum of Veliko Tarnovo, Dr. Miglena Petkova, as well as access to documents from the military-historical archive of Veliko Tarnovo. Leading historians of Bulgaria, Professor, Doctor of Economics Nina Dyulgerova and Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of Sofia University named after M.V. St. Kliment Ohridsky, head of the Cultural Diplomacy and Cultural Heritage project Rumiana Mikhneva.

On May 5, Jurijus Trakselis took part in the historical and scientific conference “77th anniversary of the historical Victory. Today's Lessons" at the Russian Cultural and Historical Centre in Sofia. The main topic of the conference is modern problems of distortion of historical memory, attempts to rewrite history and ways to counter it. During his speech, the Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly emphasized the special role of the Union in establishing international relations and the readiness of the organization to take an active part in the events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Fatherland Front of Bulgaria.