Russian Centre for Science and Culture hosts WW2 exhibition
On August 28, Russian Center for Science and Culture in Valletta opened a large-scale exhibition. It marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WW2 and 74th anniversary of its end.
Charge d'Affaires of Russia in the Republic of Malta Mr Andrey Biryukov and Director of RCSC Mr Andrey Muraviev greeted audience with speeches. Other speakers were Dr Valentina Cassar, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Malta and Mr Mario Farrugia, Director of “Malta At War” Museum.
The exhibition was attended by foreign diplomats, historians, lecturers, museum staff, students of the RCSC Russian language courses, as well as Russian compatriots.
The exhibition focuses on the events occurred right before and after World War II. It helps to shed light on the political power play in the 1930s, understand the hidden motives of the main political powers at that time, and see the reason that led to the deadliest war in history.
Visitors can see archival records from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia dated 1939, Soviet, British, American and Australian war and victory posters and records of the Manchurian Operation (August 9 – September 2, 1945), the last big military operation of the USSR at the end of World War II.
The exhibition will run until September 28, 2019.