Wednesday 15 May 2019
Presentation of two collective monographs "War and Memory" and "Second World War and East"
On May 15th, 2019, in the Hall of Academic Councils, the presentation of two fundamental scientific works of the Institute took place: monograph "War and Memory" and a collective monograph "The Second World War and the East".
The event was timed to the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The authors of the scientific projects made an introductory word: N.G. Romanova, Deputy Director on science, A.K. Alikberov, Deputy Director, Prof. V.Y. Belokrenitsky, the Directorate Member. V.V. Naumkin, the President of the Insitute of Oriental Studies made a speech at the end of the event.
The book "War and Memory" is a large, long-term scientific project. The project included stories, interviews, photographs of the war veteran scientists who had worked for many years at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. All the project materials were devoted to the only tragic and great issue - the Great Patriotic War.
The oldest employees of our Institute were at the presentation of the book "War and Memory". N.D. Gavryushin, the resident of the Leningrad blockade, A.P. Muranova, the veteran of the rear, A.Z. Egorin, the veteran of the Great Patriotic War, participant of the Victory Parade. Memories and thoughts on the war of these people were published in the book. The relatives of veterans were also present at the event: E.P. Chelyshev, V.E. Shagal, Y.V. Vanin, and V.G. Rustajannikov.
The collective monograph "The Second World War and the East" examined the actual and underdeveloped facts of the participation of the Eastern countries and peoples (Asia and North Africa) in the Second World War. As the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War has become the decisive, the authors analyzed the question of ethnic units within the Red Army, as well as many other less-known topics, including those related to the Near and Middle East. The book included documentary photographs, drawings, cartoons of war years, information on the fates of military men, prisoners, emigrants, and used data from previously classified archives.
Books in the Internet catalog of IOS RAS:
- «War and Memory» - http://book.ivran.ru/en-book?id=1409
- «Second World War and East» - http://book.ivran.ru/en-book?id=1410