This theme was discussed at the International Conference "Yalta-1945: Lessons of History, which has opened today in the Livadia Palace in Crimea.
"Our country, together with the United Kingdom and the United States, has created balances that, according to the participants themselves, have ensured a truly stable existence of international relations and peace for two generations," – said, when opening of the conference, Grigory Karasin a Russian diplomat and First Vice-Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture.
Diplomats, historians and scholars, politicians of Russia, Great Britain, the United States, France, as well as Austria, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey, China and Tajikistan discuss the importance of preserving the Yalta principles of world order and modern challenges.
According to Andrei Belyaninov, Doctor of Political Science and Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, what we are now facing is no longer an attempt, but a serious work to distort the results of the Second World War, and for the Russians it is the Great Patriotic war.
"The desire to be discreet to everyone creates such problems, which we will discuss today. It is necessary to tell the truth, it will pay off many, many times," - said Andrei Belyaninov.
"Huge battles took place in the Asia-Pacific Theater of war. However, it was not very popular to talk about the 30 million Chinese who died during the Second World War, about several hundred thousand Hindus who died, about died New Zealanders, Australians. Thus, we have lost serious allies in our argument, and Russia has remained, in fact, one-on-one with the mass rabid propaganda of the attempt to revise the results of the Second World War," - Andrei Belyaninov said.
The Secretary-General proposed the slogan "the cause of peace must be decided by the whole world" and expressed confidence that the Conference organized on February 13 by the Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the International Public Forum of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly on February 14 "will make an undoubted contribution to the preservation of peace, the affirmation of historical truth and once again remind that the period of political struggle must inevitably be replaced by an era of peaceful coexistence of peoples."
Natalia Narochnitskaya, Doctor of Historical sciences, President of the Historical Perspective Foundation, have noted: "Many here have talked about how history is unabashedly subjected to an unprecedented contradictory interpretation. At the end of the work, we are going to publish the materials of this conference."
The work of the International Conference "Yalta 1945: Lessons of History" takes place on February 13 and 14, 2020 at the Livadia Palace (Republic of Crimea, Russia). It is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Crimean (Yalta) Conference of 1945. The organizers of the event are the Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Historical Perspective Foundation, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, the Livadia Palace Museum.
Photo: Participants of the International Conference "Yalta 1945: Lessons of History"