International Relation and Memory of WWII Today
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Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, and Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club. Research Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.


Tel: +7 (495) 980-7353
[email protected]

Alexei I. Miller

European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Department of History
Center for the Study of Cultural Memory and Symbolic Politics
Research Director


ORCID: 0000-0001-8139-0976
ResearcherID: Z-1451-2019
Scopus AuthorID: 56321369000


E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +7 (812) 386-7634
Address: European University at St. Petersburg,
6/1A Gagarinskaya Str., St. Petersburg 191187, Russia

Online session

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.

Online session “International relation and memory of WWII today”

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.


November 23, 6 pm – 9 pm