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Vyacheslav Nikonov: the time for global Russian educational project has come

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Vyacheslav Nikonov: the time for global Russian educational project has come


The opening ceremony of the 14th Assembly of the Russkiy Mir Foundation took place at the Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Hill. 

Chairman of the Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, Vyacheslav Nikonov, emphasized that it was no coincidence that it was held in such an amazing place, which is sacred for every Russian person.

“It is here that we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, won in the most terrible war in the history of mankind, at the cost of the greatest sacrifices in the history of mankind. This year there was a surprisingly strong attack on the victory from those who did not deserve to say anything about this victory at all. And they will never understand our victory, because they have never had, and never will have such a victory. They didn't have such terrible enemy and such huge sacrifices. And the main thing is that these countries, the countries of the European Union, they were on the other side of the barricades, were losers of the Great Patriotic War, so they will never understand us," Vyacheslav Nikonov emphasized.

The chairman of the board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation reminded the participants of the 14th Assembly of the Russkiy Mir Foundation about the previous forum, which was held last year in Yaroslavl. Back then, no one could have imagined that the next assembly would have to be held online. Nikonov added that "the virus has changed the humanity a lot, but not the nature of humanity." Joint efforts of different countries did not work out - the states had to deal with the rescue of their populations on their own.

“The virus is an opportunity for the Russian world to declare itself. It was the first to create a really effective vaccine and not just one,” Nikonov stated. The news, according to him, surprised the whole world. But it was in Russia that the famous immunologist Ilya Mechnikov, who received the Nobel Prize for his discoveries, once worked. “We have a brilliant school that made it possible to prevent an epidemic during the Great Patriotic War, to create antibiotics in the USSR, vaccines against many infectious diseases. And this connection between generations, this great school allowed us to take a step to protect our country and the whole world. In this case, the Russian world can save the rest of the world,” Vyacheslav Nikonov emphasized.

The virus has also left its mark on the work of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. It became much harder to work, many projects were not put into practice, but the foundation will continue to do everything in its power, Nikonov assured. 

“Now is the time for a global Russian educational project. The whole world works and studies online, and we must use this opportunity, ”said Vyacheslav Nikonov. 

“Another very important competitive advantage of ours is that Russian is the 2nd - 3rd language on the Internet. Our enemies even accuse us of being an Internet superpower. We must take advantage of this to promote the Russian language, culture, and our values ​​- freedom, justice, conscience, everything that has constituted the essence of the Russian world for centuries. We are on the right side of history. Now we have more than 3000 representatives of the Russian world with us and the number of registered participants in the assembly is growing. And this time there will be much more of them than usual.

 "I declare the 14th Russkiy Mir Assembly open! " - Vyacheslav Nikonov finished his speech.

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