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Organizers of the Russian WWII-dedicated “Memory road” project invite Europeans to participate


The digital database of the Russian “Memory road” project, dedicated to the victory over fascism, contains more than 1 million photos of people who fought in the Second world war. Museums, Military-Patriotic organizations and residents of Europe, whose relatives in particular fought against Nazism in the Soviet army (the Normandy-Neman aviation regiment, units of emigrants from Spain, and others), and other countries of the anti-Hitler coalition are invited to participate in the project.

The collected images will be shown in the “Memory Road” gallery, which is to open on the territory of the “Patriot” military park in Moscow region. The length of the gallery will be 1418 meters which coincides with the number of days the Russian Great Patriotic war lasted for.

This historical project involves both residents of Russia and other countries – the Netherlands, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Estonia. And this is understandable – not only the USSR, but also the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and both Americas fought against Nazi Germany and its allies. To counter fascists, a coalition was consisting of the USSR, Great Britain, and the United States was created. The fighting took place all over the world, so the Russian project is ready to perpetuate the memory of all the fighters for a common future. Regardless of where they fought: in Europe, North Africa, or in the Pacific.
By the time hostilities in Japan ended, more than 50 States had

already been at war with the countries of the Nazi bloc. Therefore, all countries of the anti-Hitler coalition, museums, historical and veteran organizations of Europe and the world can participate in the project “Memory road” in order to preserve the memory of their heroes. In 2020, the world will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the victory in World war II.

“Memory road” is an accessible digital database portal, where anyone can upload a photo of a combatant (the photo must first be digitized). In addition to images, the site contains information about the family history, the feat of a war hero, and his or her letters. Sergey Shoigu, Russian Minister of defence, took part in this project by contributing information about his relatives who fought during WWII.

The “Memory road” project is apolitical. It is about people, soldiers, many of whom gave their lives for peace in their countries.
Such a social project is being implemented only in Russia – there is no any other media platform on which full-fledged data about all war combatants can be found.

At the same time, advancement in technology makes it possible to combine all European museums, historical and veteran organizations into a single database to create an international portal about heroes of the WWII.

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RUSSIAN MILITARY VIROLOGISTS WHO DEVELOPED A VACCINE AGAINST EBOLA WILL HELP ITALY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS


Russia sent the best military virologists to Italy, who at various times fought Ebola, Swine fever and anthrax.

An aviation group of the Russian air force consisting of 9 IL-76 aircrafts delivered equipment and about 100 military specialists to Italy to help the Republic fight against coronavirus.

The group is headed by major General Sergey Kikot, who performed tasks to counter spread of anthrax and is considered to be one of the best specialists in Russia in the field of cutting-edge special treatment systems.

The mission also includes Lieutenant Colonel Gennady Eremin, who has experience in fighting African swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease and other disorders. He is a candidate of Medicine and a leading scientist at a research center. It is assumed that Gennady Eremin will deal with the organization and handling of anti-epidemic measures.

One of the most prominent members of the group was Vyacheslav Kulish, who is a specialist in the development of protection against biological agents of a viral nature. The scientific community knows him as an expert who took an active part in the creation of a vaccine against Ebola and developed a number of anti-plague drugs. Together with his Italian colleagues, Vyacheslav Kulish will solve problems related to the implementation of special treatment and conduct anti-epidemic measures.

Alexander Yumanov, Lieutenant Colonel of the medical service, an associate Professor of the Military Medical Academy named after S. M. Kirov and candidate of medical Sciences, is also a member of this delegation. In 2019, he participated in drills of military medical services of the ASEAN member States and the dialogue partners of the “SMA plus” MEDEX-2019 format in India on anti-epidemic support in natural disasters and emergencies. Alexander Yumanov was also involved in the work of Russian military hospital in the Republic of Guinea as a part of international program to fight Ebola in this country.

Another member of the expert group is a candidate of medical Sciences, a leading epidemiologist, Colonel of medical service Alexey Smirnov, who actively participated in the development of a vaccine against Ebola.

Among the equipment delivered to Italy by the Russian authorities are coronavirus diagnostics and disinfection systems.
Italy has the most number of coronavirus-infected citizens than any other country in Europe.

As of March 23, 5,400 people have died and the total number of infected has reached 59,400. At the same time, a number of experts note that those infected with coronavirus in Russia and a number of European countries have a clear “Italian” nature of the disease.

Russia regularly sends its virologists and epidemiologists to fight diseases in other countries. In 1999, a medical hospital based on a special medical unit was sent to the Yugoslav region of Kosovo. In the shortest possible time, this hospital became the largest medical facility in Kosovo, and the UN leadership asked the Russian Defense Ministry to allow regular medical care for UN personnel in this facility. In 2004, Russian virologists provided assistance to the government of Indonesia in the aftermath of the tsunami that killed 120 thousand people and destroyed country’s the medical infrastructure. More than 2000 people were treated in the Russian hospital redeployed to Indonesia. In 2014, Russian specialists helped the Republic of Guinea defeat Ebola. As a part of Russian assistance program, a 200-bed infectious military hospital and a number of specialists in epidemiology were deployed to the African country.

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