In the interview with “ES” the RAS academician, scientific director of the Nuclear Safety Institute (IBRAE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-Admiral A. A. Sarkisov told about the event, its historical interpretation. During the interview considerable attention was paid to a unique edition of “Europe and Russia in the fire of the First World War. On the 100th anniversary of the War”, published by the Orthodox Entrepreneurs Club, by the Institute for Economic Strategies and the Russian Biographical Institute with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. This is not just a book for studying that war operations, it recreates the full picture of those times events: from the origin of the war idea in politicians’ minds up to its implementation and public reaction to the military conflict.
The 100th anniversary of defense of the Osovets fortresses is approaching. This defense is one of the most glorious pages in the history of the Russian army. Representatives of all the peoples of the country – Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Poles and many others – took part in it. All of them showed an example of military valour and heroism. Their unprecedented heroic deed is worth perpetuation.
Relationship of times is an objective category. Do we like it or not, we all come from the past, though often we are not on good terms with the experience, the son of difficult errors.