MOSCOW, February 19. The interest of Russian society to the First world war has grown substantially.
About this the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin said at the session of organizing Committee on preparation activities associated with the centenary of the First world war.
“We must have the right to say that the public interest in the events of the First world war has grown substantially. The first world has ceased to be a forgotten war,” – said Naryshkin.
“Dear colleagues, we have made a considerable contribution,” he added, addressing the participants of the organizing Committee.
The 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution
Sergei Naryshkin also proposed to start the planning of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution of 1917.
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The speaker asked “to make proposals on the content of the future plan of the organizing Committee, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the events of the Russian revolution of 1917”.
“We wait, when will the administrative document on creation of the national organizing Committee, all the proposals from our side focused,” said Naryshkin.
According to Naryshkin, the document is due out “very soon”. “But, can’t wait, I ask you to give suggestions in the work plan of the future Committee,” he said to the participants of the meeting.
The first world war
TASS recalls the major events and little-known details of the war that first ever got the name of the world and drastically changed the life of Russia.