The Presidential Library’s video lectures to spotlight the historical memory of the iconic battles of the Great Patriotic War

3 February 2023

On February 3, 2023 at 11:00 Moscow time the Presidential Library will host a video lecture entitled “The Memory of the Great Patriotic War is Sacred” dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the end of the Battles of Stalingrad and Kursk as part of the Knowledge of Russia project. At the video lecture, specialists of the museum-reserves "Battle of Stalingrad" and "Prokhorovskoe Pole" will tell about their experience in preserving the memory of the battles that became a turning point in the Great Patriotic War.

The Museum-Reserve "Battle of Stalingrad" keeps the richest material about the battle on the Volga in 1942-1943. Along with the collection of written sources, the scientific archive and the military history library are significant information resources of the museum and are in demand by researchers of the Battle of Stalingrad.

Head of the Department of Scientific and Historical Documentation and Library Foundations of the State Historical and Memorial Museum-Reserve "The Battle of Stalingrad" Elena Chelysheva will tell the event participants about the organization of activities and the specifics of the archive and library department of the Museum-Reserve.

The lecture by Larisa Polygalova, senior researcher at the “Prokhorovskoye Pole” Museum-Reserve, will be devoted to the activities of the institution for the preservation and formation of the historical memory of the Battle of Kursk and the Great Patriotic War, which is the most important political, moral and cultural task of the state.

The Presidential Library’s electronic collections provide rare historical materials that tell about the details of the key battles of the Great Patriotic War. They are available on the institution’s portal in the section Combat operations during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 of a major collection Memory of the Great Victory. More facts about the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk are available in On This Day section of the library’s portal.

The video lecture is free. The meeting will be broadcast on the Presidential Library’s portal in the Live broadcasts section in accordance with the program of live events, on the institution's Rutube-channel, as well as on the page on the VKontakte social network.

The Presidential Library regularly holds interactive lessons and video lectures. Detailed information is available on the institution's portal in the Multimedia Lessons section as well as the Video lectures for school section. Video recordings of lectures and open lessons are also available here.

Accreditation of media representatives is until 12:00 February 2, 2023

Please forward applications for accreditation following the attached form marked Media Accreditation to the following e-mail addresses: Alexandra Khudyakova, tel.: (812) 305-16-21, ext. 167; mob. +7 (981) 788-28-08.

The letter should contain the full name, date and place of birth, passport data (series, number, place of registration), a list of carry-on equipment, contact phone numbers, the name of the media.

We draw the attention of the media representatives that it is necessary to forward applications for accreditation and arrive at the event in advance.

Entrance to the Presidential Library is carried out only by prior registration and upon showing a passport: for media representatives - through entrance № 2, participants and guests of the event - through entrance № 1.

In order to reduce the risks of the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the use of personal protective equipment during the event is mandatory for all attendees.