On January 29, a scientific and practical conference “Theory and Practice of Preservation of the Cultural Heritage - the Current State of Social and Cultural Activity in the Projection of Cultural Development of the Commonwealth of Independent States” was held at the Tauride Palace. The conference was attended by President of the charity foundation - Grachya Pogosyan, who is also an adviser to the Deputy Secretary General of the IPA CIS Council (Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Members).
The scientific and practical conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War brought together professors and researchers from St. Petersburg and Moscow University of Culture, Center for International Business and Cultural Cooperation, State Museums and Military Historical Archives as well as deputies of the parliament of various republics and members of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states
Opening the conference, Stanislav Korostylev, Deputy Head of the Expert and Analytical Department of the Secretariat of the IPA CIS Council, conveyed greetings of Dmitry Kobitsky, Secretary General of the IPA CIS Council, wishing the participants successful and fruitful work
The program was very eventful and included performances by dozens of participants. Each raised urgent issues that a cultural society faces today, about reassessing values and updating the preservation of undistorted facts about the heroism of Soviet soldiers and the events of World War II.
Grachya Pogosyan, as a philanthropist, who devotes much effort and time to the theme of the Great Patriotic War, emphasized in his speech the relevance of such conferences.
- ... I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states for organizing this conference, it is of a great importance. Here, the representative of each people can talk about their heroes, the feat of their people and the love to the common Victory. As an Armenian, I am also proud of my people for their heroism. More than 300 thousand people died among more than 600 thousand Armenian soldiers at the front. The Armenian people gave the country four marshals and 1 fleet admiral, more than 70 thousand Armenian soldiers were awarded military orders and medals. 27 warriors became Full Cavaliers of the Order of Glory. 107 people were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, - the patron noted.
And then a documentary film named “Without the right to oblivion” was shown, telling about the projects implemented by Grachya Pogosyan and his charity fund for preserving the memory of the heroes and events of the Great Patriotic War both in Russia and abroad
The philanthropist was very moved by the participants reaction. At the end of the meeting, many guests approached Grachya Misakovich and expressed their gratitude for his great work in preserving historical memory and taking care of veterans and residents of the besieged Leningrad.