The message reads, in part:
”World War II was disastrous for the world and became a rigorous warning to the entire humanity. The victory over Nazism was achieved through the efforts of all the peoples of the former USSR and the anti-Hitler coalition countries and prompted the global community to rally against a common threat.
Today, our shared goal is to do our utmost so that the lessons of the war serve to prevent new global challenges, and that the history of those war years does not divide us, but rather, unites nations and peoples on the basis of common humanistic values.
It is a major priority for the peoples of the CIS countries to preserve the memory of the Great Patriotic War and our joint victory, and to rigidly rebut any attempts to revise the results of the war. Our fathers and grandfathers carried the main burden of enormous losses and played a decisive role in liberating Europe and the world from Nazism.
I am confident that your conference, which is taking place during the Year of Great Patriotic War Veterans, will promote an objective apprehension of the lessons of the war and help educate our nations’ young people to respect the legacy of our victory.“
The conference is attended by public figures, experts, presidents of the national academies of sciences and ministers from the CIS, as well as representatives of the international scientific community and ambassadors of CIS countries, Baltic republics, the USA, Germany and Spain to Russia.