War veterans to meet in live hookup

The second stage of a project co-hosted by Rossiiskaya Gazeta and Nizhny Novgorod's Glagol Orthodox Education Centre will get a kick-start from a TV program devoted to Second World War veterans.
All began with the publication of the audio book Nizhny Novgorod's Cavaliers of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky. The project stroke a chord with locals, helping boost ties between different generations, according to the veterans themselves. In the beginning, Rossiiskaya Gazeta started a search for actors to do the voiceover, but the number of candidates snowballed and the very best were selected. Moreover, not just actors, but also researchers, businessmen and politicians volunteered to read the veterans' memoirs.

In their memoirs, the Cavaliers of the Order reminisced about their comrades in arms, many of whom they lost long ago. Some veterans also mentioned a group of American soldiers who helped them cross a river, and some told how French soldiers shared their last cigarettes. Finding people is not easy even within one country, but the task becomes far more complicated when several countries are involved.

Rossiiskaya Gazeta decided to help veterans meet, and also invited journalists and public organisations supporting Second World War veterans. Everyone who is interested is invited to take part in the live broadcast project, which will take place in Nizhny Novgorod in December.

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e-mail: veteran@rg.nnov.ru
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