The interpretation of historical events has become the main topic of an international forum in Moscow
MOSCOW, December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The first international forum “Mass Media and Digital Technologies Facing the Challenge of Information and Historical Falsification” was organized by the magazine “International Affairs” of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event was supported by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. Russian experts in history, politics and the media, as well as leading foreign scholars of Europe and Asia, attended the forum in person and through the web conference.
The discussions brought together representatives of relevant Russian ministries, Russian media (RT, REN-TV, Rossiya Segodnya) and high-level professors and academics (MGIMO, RANEPA, St. Petersburg State University, Technical University of Bauman State of Moscow). The community of experts focused on the question of the interpretation of historical events.
Armen Oganesyan, editor-in-chief of the magazine Affaires internationales and chairman of the forum’s organizing committee, said that the perception of the same historical reality tends to vary from generation to generation: “With our colleagues, we see the interest in history among young people, but it is not always possible to find a unified approach to covering and understanding past events. The values of each generation are different, and this is a basic concept that allows historical information to be distorted. It is important to understand that the most important pages in the history of our country are generally falsified “.
Sergei Nikonov, PhD Political Science, professor in the Department of International Journalism at St. Petersburg State University, noted that from the point of view of building an effective state model, interpretation has the right to to exist.
On the sidelines of the forum, in the foyer of that of Moscow National Hotel, “Nuremberg. VRdict of Nations”. The project “Nuremberg. VRdict of Nations” is a work of the genre of the documentary detective, “inside” in which the viewer must find evidence and support the charges against the main defendants of the Tribunal – the Nazi criminals, the leaders from 3e Reich. The authors of the project were MIA “Rossiya Segodnya”, scientist-historians from RVIO and actors from the Gorky Art Theater in Moscow.
SOURCE Business Magazine