The professor expressed his admiration for the main temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the museum exhibition “Road of Memory”. “Russia has once again shown an example of how to truly resist various falsifiers, revisionists and their accomplices,” the world-renowned scientist said. “Now this is extremely important, as Nazism and Fascism resurrect all over Europe without hesitation.” people, together with the Russians, suffered enormous sacrifices in the fight against the “brown plague” in the 20th century, the revival of which is unacceptable to us in any form.”
The Dean pointed to a historical paradox. Thus, according to him, “during the Second World War, the Serbs had two anti-fascist movements, and today the peoples who supported Hitler and had their own Nazi divisions are trying to challenge the contribution of the Serbs to the fight against fascism and to recognize as a genocidal people.” “Therefore, Serbs will forever remember Vitaly Churkin, who raised his hand at the UN Security Council in July 2015 as a sign that Russia had vetoed a draft resolution on the events of 1995 in Srebrenica”, recalled Draga Mastilovic. step in the defense of the truth, opposition to the British attempts to declare the Serbian people genocidal”.
The scientist pointed to the fact that “Serbian historians are interested in uniting with their Russian colleagues in the fight against the next awakening of evil.” “The University of East Sarajevo and the Institute of Historical Sciences being established on this basis are ready and striving to expand comprehensive cooperation with the Russian Historical Society and the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences in order to implement joint projects to preserve historical memory and against the falsification of history,” the professor said. “One of the first joint projects could be an international anti-fascist conference in East Sarajevo, which would be attended by experts from Serbia, Republika Srpska, Russia and other states. Participants could firmly declare the inadmissibility of falsification of history, demonstrate their willingness to uphold and defend the truth everywhere.”
Elena Krunic. Photo: Alexander Borissov
In turn, the Vice-Rector for Scientific Activities of the UVS Elena Krunich expressed her deep gratitude to the organizers of the museum exhibition “Road of Memory”, in particular, for the stand dedicated to the liberation of Belgrade by the 57th army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front of the fascist invaders (October 20, 1944). “The exhibition is amazing,” said the Serbian woman. “We have traveled 1,418 steps from the tragic events of the beginning of the war to the triumphant entry of the Soviet army into Berlin. Such museums should be in all countries that suffered from fascism. I am grateful the opportunity given to me to pay tribute to those who heroically resisted fascism and defeated the “brown plague”.
In the meantime
In an exclusive interview with RG, UVS Rector Milan Kulich stressed that the Serbian people are proud of their contribution to the fight against the greatest evil in human history – fascism. At the same time, according to him, in the context of ongoing attempts to revise the results of the Second World War, it is important to focus on educating the younger generations, strengthening their understanding of the past, the importance of the Victory over Nazism, the severity of the sacrifices and the struggle for freedom itself, as well as the creation of a barrier to the revival of evil ideology.
The rector drew attention to the fact that today many already forget, intentionally or not, that the Serbs were among the first in enslaved Europe to start an uprising against the invaders and their supporters. “Today they deliberately overlook the fact that the first armed rebuff to the German invaders in the former Yugoslavia was given by the Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, when on May 3, 1941, they opened fire on a German patrol in the village of Donja Tramoshnia near Sansky Most, after which twenty of them were hanged, – he recalled – In the course of historical revisionism, the fact is deliberately suppressed that it was in Herzegovina that The first uprising of enslaved Europe broke out in early June 1941, and this uprising took on a mass character at the end of June, when the Serbs learned that Hitler had attacked the Soviet Union. he traditional commitment and love for “Mother Russia” led to such enthusiasm, euphoria and a firm belief in the rapid collapse of Nazism. The Serbian rebels of Herzegovina were sure that the Russian Cossacks would come to them in two months, would hunt the Nazis, and somewhere even began to prepare to meet the Russians.”
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