The SCO Center for Public Diplomacy in Uzbekistan will support the Research and Educational Activities of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly

28/09/2023 13:42

On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Valery Ruzin arrived in Tashkent (Republic of Uzbekistan) at the invitation of the Museum of Glory and conducted a study of archival data, studying museum exhibits related to the contribution of the Uzbek people to the victory over fascism.

During the working visit, the Deputy Secretary General met with the Director of the SCO Center for Public Diplomacy in Uzbekistan, Kabuljon Sabirov. The parties discussed the initiatives to develop modern digital platforms for preserving information about fallen soldiers with the possibility of widespread access and dissemination of knowledge about important chapters in history.

Valery Ruzin spoke about the experience of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in creating and filling the Media Platform, the main task of which is to preserve historical memory and truth. It is based on the biographical data of participants in the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War and the events of this period of history. The platform also works as a media resource: there is a news feed that includes more than 3,000 publications with a total number of views of more than 10 million. The project provides for the creation of educational routes with a thematic selection of historical events, familiarization with documents, and historians’ assessments. In general, the project links historical, cultural, and scientific events with people and their role in a particular historical moment, and is potentially the largest modern Russian encyclopedic and information source, allowing to restore, preserve, and actively promote reliable historical information.

Kabulzhon Sabirov emphasized the need to use new technologies and expressed readiness for long-term cooperation research projects and the preservation of historical memory.

Valery Ruzin proposed holding an international conference dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the end of World War II.

“This meeting marks an important stage in the rapprochement of scientific and cultural communities, contributing to increased understanding and respect for the history and heritage of the Uzbek people in the context of the Second World War,” summed up the meeting at the Center for Public Diplomacy of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Uzbekistan.