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The round table “Crimea and Sevastopol – the cradle of the Russian spirit”, which was held at the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on March 16-18, 2021, was dedicated to the historical ties between Russia and Crimea and the events of the “Crimean Spring” of 2014.

It was attended by the leaders and leading researchers of the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Institute of Military History of the Military Academy of the General Staff and special guests.

The participants of the round table were greeted by the director of the TsMVS RF, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia A.K. Nikonov. He shared his personal impressions of the “Crimean Spring”. “This is an outstanding event in our history. I was in Crimea at that time and saw everything with my own eyes – how sincerely the people were happy, with what hope they handed their future to Russia and congratulated each other on the fact that they “returned to their homeland,” the director of the museum explained.

Fragments of the documentary “Crimea. The Way to Homeland ”(TV channel Russia 1, author – correspondent Andrey Kondrashov).

During the discussion of the main topic, the participants of the round table touched upon both widely known and little-studied issues of the history of Crimea and Russia. Among them are the events of the Crimean War of 1853-56, the fate of Soviet commanders and military leaders who took part in the defense and liberation of Crimea during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45, military-diplomatic aspects of Crimea’s joining Russia in the second half of the 18th century and etc.

The meetings were attended by cadets of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, cadets-trainees of the Military Academy of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense named after Marshal of the Soviet Union S.K. Timoshenko, researchers of the 27th Scientific Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Defense, research workers of the museum, veterans of the RChBZ troops, as well as students of cadet classes at school # 2107.

One of the brightest speeches of the round table, in the opinion of its participants, was the video message of the General Director of the East Crimean Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve T.V. Umrikhina. She spoke vividly about the changes that followed in the life of cultural institutions and citizens of Crimea after the return of the peninsula to Russia.

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