On the occasion of marking the Centenary since the beginning of World War I, this week Belgrade will be hosting several international events and activities. Within the rich program of marking this anniversary and paying homage to heroes and vast toll in human lives, (Tuesday, 16 September), the Russian House will host “Serbian-Russian Symposium on World War I”. The International Conference titled “The Great War and Actual Messages to the Humanity” begins on Wednesday, 17th, and ends on Thursday, 18th September by act of adopting special declaration, in the Sava Center in Belgrade.
Organizers of these events are Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, and two Russian Civic Organizations, “Center of National Glory” and “St. Andrej Firstnamed Fund”.
Topic concerning World War I, also known as the Great War, will be scrutinized from the geopolitical, civilization, system, and project aspects.
Participants of the Conference will include prominent scientists, historians, military experts, diplomats, and public figures from Serbia, Russia, the Republic of Srpska, Montenegro, France, the United Kingdom, the USA, Greece, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Cyprus, Germany, Austria, India, the Czech Republic, and other countries. Among great many foreign participants in the Conference, it is expected to have as a speaker Vladimir I. Jakunjin, President of the Steering Council of Russian organizers, Founder and President of the Global Social Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”, and President of Russian Railways, Aleksey J. Meshkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russian Federation, Vaclav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic, Walter Schwimmer, former Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Zivadin Jovanovic, president of Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals and and other distinguished guests.
Charity Program “The Great War in Historic Remembrance of Generations” includes opening and consecration of the Monument in Kalemegdan Fortres in honor of the Serbian and the Russian soldiers and officers fallen in the defense of Belgrade during the First World War, layin wreths at Russian Necropolis, New Cemetery, and at the Monument to Children, Victims of NATO aggression, Tashmajdan Belgrade Park.
On September 17th , memorial concert will be held the Great Hall of the Sava Center performed by the Serbian and the Russian artists, directed by Ms. Ivana Žigon, National Theater artist.
The main message of all memorial events will be – not to forget, not to be repeated.