NTS: Preserve the True History: Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly in Sevastopol

07/09/2020 10:17

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The goal is to preserve the true history of the events of the Great Patriotic war. On Friday, an Expanded meeting of the General Council Presidium of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly took place. A number of large-scale patriotic events were held in the city under the auspices of the Assembly. Among them, for example, the 16th International Festival of Documentaries and TV programs VICTORIOUS TOGETHER, as well as the International Public Forum “Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War”.

ANDREY BELYANINOV, Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly: “Now we have almost the only agenda – this is the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory. Now we are in Sevastopol, we don't need to say what this city means for every citizen of the USSR and Russia. It is very comfortable for us to work here. The main task is, of course, to make sure to pass the memory of these events to our children, and grandchildren, and those who have not yet been born.”

Not so long ago, a Eurasian Youth Assembly was established. It also works actively on various projects. One of them is EURASIA KIDS. Its task is to provide information and cultural exchange between children of Russia and other countries of the continent.

SVETLANA SMIRNOVA, First Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly: “As our mission, we have defined the formation of human consciousness in the 3rd Millennium. It is very important to talk about the young generation we are raising. We understand that young people from an early age should be brought up in the spirit of respect for people of different nationalities, in the spirit of co-creation and community.”

It is not the first time that members of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly have come to Sevastopol. They note that despite some sanctions and other inconveniences, projects that are implemented in the city often acquire the status of international ones. Foreign colleagues treat Sevastopol and Crimean specialists in various fields with respect and interest.