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The Presidential Library to host events devoted to the Resistance Movement International Day

9 April 2021

On April 9, 2021, on the eve of the Resistance Movement International Day, the Presidential Library will host events organized jointly with the Alexander Pechersky Memorial Foundation.

A multimedia exhibition, which marks the role of Soviet prisoners of war in the Resistance movement in Europe, will be opened at 13:00 at Senatskaya Square, 3. The exposition will feature an interactive map showing the scale of the Resistance movement in Europe. Documents and photographs will reveal the most significant resistance operations, which showed unprecedented fortitude and courage of concentration camp prisoners.

On the same day, at 14:00, the Presidential Library will hold a meeting of the cinema club. There will be a screening of a film from the "The Unconquered" series, created by the Alexander Pechersky Memorial Foundation for the "Zvezda" TV Channel. The film will be presented by its inspirer and screenwriter Ilya Vasiliev.

The film tells the story of Alexander Pechersky's feat, the leader of the uprising in the Sobibor Nazi Extermination Camp in Poland. According to Pechersky's plan, the prisoners should eliminate the fascist wardens and capture the weapons in the camp warehouse. Only one part of the plan was successful - the rebels managed to kill 12 SS soldiers, but they failed to capture the armoury. The guards opened fire on the prisoners, and they had to escape from the camp through the minefields.

The event will be broadcasted live on the Presidential Library's portal in the Live broadcasts section, in the Presidential Library's cinema club group on the VKontakte social network and on the institution's YouTube channel.

The cinema club meeting will take place in the Presidential Library at the address: Senate Square, 3. Please confirm your personal presence before 10:00, April 7, by phone: 305-16-35; +7 921 94-16-13 or by e-mail:, Elena Viktorovna Smolina.

Dear visitors! To learn more information about the tours around the building and exhibitions of the Presidential Library, please call (812) 334-25-14, e-mail:

Accreditation of media representatives is until 12:00 April 8, 2021.

Please forward applications for accreditation following the attached form marked “Media Accreditation” to the following e-mail addresses:, Tatyana Pechnikova, tel.: (812) 305-16-21, ext. 534; mob. +7 921 998-06-78.

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.