International Relation and Memory of WWII Today
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Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Russia in Global Affairs
National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
Research Professor;
Valdai Discussion Club
Research Director


SPIN RSCI: 4139-3941
ORCID: 0000-0003-1364-4094
ResearcherID: N-3527-2016
Scopus AuthorID: 24481505000


E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (+7) 495 980 7353
Address: Office 112, 29 Malaya Ordynka Str., Moscow 115184, Russia

Alexei I. Miller

Doctor of History
European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Department of History
Center for the Study of Cultural Memory and Symbolic Politics
Research Director;
Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Leading Research Fellow


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


E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +7 (812) 386-7634
Address: 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