On October 30, grand opening of the exhibition “Soviet Nuremberg” was held in the Donetsk Military-Historical Museum of the Great Patriotic War. The event was attended by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, the Acting Minister of Culture of the DPR Mikhail Zheltyakov and the First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Aristarkhov.
The DPR People’s Council Chairman thanked the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for their assistance in organizing the exhibition.
“Such exhibitions have symbolic meaning for us. After every war there comes a time when all war crimes are revealed and the guilty are punished. For us it is absolutely clear who a war criminal is. And such crimes have no statute of limitations.
In the last videoconference of the Contact group Leonid Kuchma said that the new “Nuremberg” will arbitrate. I completely agree with him. The only thing is that we have different concepts about crimes. We understand who and what will be in charge of. Most importantly, we have growing confidence in the fact that due punishment would come.
I am very grateful to the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Donetsk People’s Republic for the organization of such exhibitions,” Denis Pushilin said.
According to the First Deputy Minister of Culture of Russian Federation, the subject of the exhibition “Soviet Nuremberg” also reflects the events of war in Donbass.
“The main idea of the exhibition is a promise that the wages of war crimes is inevitable! And it is symbolic to find us in this Museum of the Great Patriotic War in commemoration of those who died for the liberation of Donetsk land from the Nazis over 70 years ago. All of this resonates well with the events of the past two years,” Vladimir Aristarkhov noted.