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EUSTORY is Deeply Concerned About Russian Authorities’ Latest Legal Initiative to Shut Down MEMORIAL International

There has been a further escalation in the fight of Russian authorities against the country’s civil society: On 11 November, the International MEMORIAL Society in Moscow has received a court summons that aims at the organisation’s liquidation under the “foreign agents” act. MEMORIAL is one of the founding members of EUSTORY and thus a long-standing partner of both the networks and Körber-Stiftung.

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Screenshot of Russian online Award Ceremony 2021 | Photo: MEMORIAL International
Screenshot of Russian online Award Ceremony 2021 | Photo: MEMORIAL International

Successful Russian History Competition Despite Adverse Circumstances

Despite difficult political circumstances, the 22nd edition of the Russian History Competition organised by Memorial International counted 1,096 entries from 76 regions – a tremendous success!

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Prizewinners of the Russian History Competition 2019/2020 presenting their works online | Photo: MEMORIAL International
Prizewinners of the Russian History Competition 2019/2020 presenting their works online | Photo: MEMORIAL International

First Online Award Ceremony in Russia

Russia was the first EUSTORY Network Member to develop a digital format for their history competition’s award ceremony that had to be cancelled due to restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic – a challenging experience with some unexpected outcomes.

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Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Award ceremony in the Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Strong Representation of Young Talents in Russian History Competition

This year’s call for participation in the Russian history competition showed a strong representation of 14 and-15-year-olds. In total, more than 1,600 entries were submitted, and the best works were honoured at the award ceremony in Moscow at the Nikitski Gate Theatre on 25 April.

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