“The Liberation of Europe” exhibition

30 December, Wednesday

To the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the Second World War

This year the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. It was the bloodiest and the most destructive military conflict in the whole history of humanity. For the peoples of Russia and other countries, whose historic past was united by the common history of the Soviet Union, this anniversary coincides with the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945.

The final stage of the Great Patriotic War and the liberation of the peoples of Europe today cause an increasing interest and hot discussions both in Europe and in Russia.

The surprising is the fact that such a monstrous phenomenon like Nazism and its most ominous incarnation, Hitlerism could appear and reach might in very heart of the European civilization. European states haven’t found the strength to resist the totalitarian expansion and thus to a large extent contributed the political and military successes of Hitler’s Germany. These European countries have become the main basis for the Nazi aggression; they were the testing grounds for technologies of mass extermination of people.

The exhibition offers the visitors to see and to understand the heroism of those who have made an invaluable contribution to the Great Victory and the liberation of Europe from Nazi oppression: soldiers and officers of the Red Army, the Partisans in the occupied countries, prisoners of concentration camps, soldiers of the Armies of anti-Hitler coalition.

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