On November 23 at 18:00 a.m. MSK (GMT+3) will be an online session, titled: “International Relation and Memory of WWII Today.” featuring Fyodor Lukyanov, Alexei Miller and prominent diplomats. The session will be within the framework of the International Conference “Memory of the Second World War – Glorification, Condemnation, Accusation, Justification, Explanation”, organized by EU SPb and Foreign and Defence Policy Council.
In 2019-2020 memory of WWII many times became subject of bitter polemics, controversial declarations and symbolic gestures of world leaders. Vladimir Putin even published an article devoted to these issues.
Why memory wars around WWII escalated exactly now? Is there anything in the legacy of that war, which can be used today in a positive way in international relation, which cause so much concern? The participants in the discussion will answer these and other questions.