The Scientific Department of the Russian Military Historical Society (RMHS) pays much attention not only to preserving and popularizing the historical and cultural military historical heritage of Russia, but also to international activities.
Recently in MGIMO (U) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation a lecture in English "Understanding Russia through its history" took place, within the framework of which the Chief Specialist of the RMHS Scientific Department Konstantin Pakhalyuk addressed students from Hong Kong.
-"It is impossible to understand Russia without knowing the history of the Russian people, not understanding what the state meant for it throughout its historical development," the scientist is convinced.
During the lecture, special attention was paid to the most significant, key events in the history of Russia: the unification of lands and the development of Russian statehood under Ivan III and Ivan IV, the revolution of 1917 and the Great Patriotic War.
Earlier, Konstantin Pakhalyuk took part in a round table, organized within the framework of Izvestia. The meeting was devoted to the First World War. In his speech, the historian mentiontioned the conflict as a global shock. In his opinion, this event can be called one of the most controversial pages of Russian history. Scientists equally speak of both major military victories, mass heroism of the Russian people, and the rapid growth of people's discontent with war, government and mass desertion at the front.
Konstantin Pakhalyuk paid special attention to preserving the memory of the First World War in the USSR, as well as to the actions that the present Russia is applying to restore the memory of the sad events of those years. Over the past five years, about 100 monuments, memorials and commemorative plaques were opened in honor of this immortal exploit of our ancestors.