Maria Zakharova welcomes holding 9th International Winners Forum 'The Great Victory Gained by Unity'
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on holding the 9th International Winners Forum 'The Great Victory Gained by Unity' in Saint Petersburg, attended by representatives of all the former Soviet countries, answering to the request of Vestnik Kavkaza at the briefing today.
“The significance of this event is indisputable. The forum has established itself as an authoritative platform designed to preserve the memory of the Great Patriotic War as the most important historical event that unites the peoples of the former Soviet Union,” she said in the first place.
Maria Zakharova also stressed that the forum contributes to “actualizing the role and contribution of representatives of all peoples of the former USSR to the Great Victory, the formation of common approaches of the expert community, the public, including the youth elites of the Commonwealth states, aimed at countering the falsification of history”.
The 9th International Winners Forum 'The Great Victory Gained by Unity' took place in St. Petersburg on April 25. The event was attended by representatives of international agencies, employees of the Russian Presidential Administration, political, media and cultural figures of Russia, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Estonia and South Ossetia.
The adopted by the end of the forum says: "the feat of the defenders of the Fatherland is alive in the memory of current generations. Our common duty is to keep this memory, teach young people respect for it and firmly resist any attempts to rewrite history, or belittle the role of the peoples of the Soviet Union in the victory over fascism."