We aim to bring together World War 2 veterans of the old Soviet Union and ex-combatants from across the world to the reconciliation festival this summer. This might be one of the very last times it is possible, as the veterans succumb to old age. Visiting veterans will be taken on tours of Stalingrad, attend reconciliation dinners, ceremonies, also make themselves available for interviews with youth groups and military historians.
We welcome all donations to support visiting veterans. Each will require travel and accommodation costs, a chaperone, we also have to make medical services available. Work with us to help veterans heal more wounds from their past.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and World War II veterans
Russian World War II veterans attend a wreath-laying ceremony at a monument
As part of our youth initiative, we are looking to invite youth from across the world to the ceremony. Youth will be drawn mainly from schools, youth groups and orphanages in various sister cities of the Soviet Hero Cities. Visiting youth will have chance to take part in activities of festival like opening parade, roll of honour, letter and poetry reading, also planting flowers.
Any support for the youth will be greatly appreciated, as its towards a noble cause. Visiting youth will have good opportunities to learn firsthand about history, also have invaluable experiences from meeting very different people, so will leave event more empowered. Help us by sponsoring a veteran or a youth.