“Save Alyosha”: The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly invites to Join the Movement for the Preservation of the Monument to the Soldier-Liberator in Bulgaria

10/04/2024 10:23

On April 11, 2024 at 12:00 in a hybrid format (online/offline) the headquarters of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in Moscow (Uspensky Lane, 4A) will host “Save Alyosha” the International Public Forum on preserving the memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War.

On this day, in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, on the Bunardzhik hill, several thousand residents will gather to express solidarity with the Forum participants in defending the monument to the liberating soldier “Alyosha”. It is the most important part of the world memorial of humanity and a symbol of the peoples’ unity in the fight against fascism and Nazism - the common enemy of human civilization. Residents will come out with Russian and Bulgarian flags.
A direct broadcast will be organized from Plovdiv.

The second direct connection point from Bulgaria is the city of Sofia at the Monument to the Soviet Soldiers.

Journalists, public figures, diplomats, students of Soviet and foreign universities from 17 countries, including Eastern and Western Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, will take part in the event.
The event will be attended by the daughter of Alexei Ivanovich Skurlatov, a participant in the Great Patriotic War, intelligence officer and signalman, holder of two Orders of the Red Star. It was he who served as the prototype for the famous “Alyosha”.

There will be a teleconference with the Skurlatov school in the Altai Territory (Russia).

The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly supports representatives of all nations who do not allow to destroy the memory of their resistance to the atrocities of fascism and their joint victory over it. This is what the monument to the Soviet soldier-liberator “Alyosha” symbolizes.

Within the forum, it is planned to discuss ways to attract the attention of the general public to the problems of preserving the historical heritage of peoples in the name of the national interests of each country and preventing falsification of the truth about the common heroic past, as the basis for promising cooperation in the present and future.

At the end of the event, a resolution will be adopted.

Before the event, students of the Bulgarian, Soviet and Russian pop singer, People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2012) Bedros Kirkorov with the song "Alyosha" are scheduled to perform at the headquarters of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.