The message reads, in part:
“Your sessions held within the No Statute of Limitations large-scale project serve a relevant and exceptionally important goal: to study the tragic pages of the Great Patriotic War and to eternalise the memory of the victims of the genocide of the Soviet people by the Nazis and their proxies. There can be no justification or forgiveness for those cruel crimes, which were given an unequivocal assessment by the International Nuremberg Tribunal. All of us living today and the future generations must comprehend the monstrous consequences of condoning Nazism, preserve the historical truth and oppose any attempts to revise our country’s contribution to the Great Victory.
I want to thank all the project participants – researchers, search teams, government officials, public organisations and the media – for their desire to restore moral and human justice, for their commitment and sincere devotion to their Motherland.
I believe your forum will run in a creative and constructive key while its results will contribute to the implementation of the No Statute of Limitations project and will assist in promoting patriotic values among young people.”
The forum, timed to the anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, is held in Gatchina, Leningrad Region, on November 21–22.