Preservation of historical memory and patriotic education

The 5th Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference “Petrozavodsk – the City of Military Glory: Heroic Pages of the Past of the European North of Russia” was held at PetrSU.
Within the framework of the conference, the work of four sections took place. The sections worked in a mixed format.

At the section “Military history. Experience of modern study” (supervisor – Doctor of History, Professor OI Kulagin), issues of the history of the First World War and the Second World War were discussed. The source study and historiographic aspects were touched upon.

The section “Karelia in Wars and Military Conflicts” (headed by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor SG Verigin) was devoted to historical regional studies. The focus was on the formation of the structure of the western border zone of the USSR in the interwar period, the partisan movement on the Karelian front, the position of prisoners of war, the reflection of military reality in works of art.

The section “History of Karelia through the Eyes of Young Researchers” (supervisor – Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Yu. N. Zelenskaya) became a platform for testing the results of research of young scientists. The reports were presented by the students of the Department of Russian History, performed under the scientific supervision of Associate Professors IV Shorokhova and Yu.N. Zelenskaya, students of the Petrozavodsk Presidential Cadet School, the Karelian Cadet Corps named after Alexander Nevsky, MOU “Shuiskaya Secondary School No. 1”. T.V.Bauer, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Russian History, took an active part in the work of the section.

Yu.A. Sergeenkov, history teacher at the “Shuiskaya secondary school №1”:

Within the framework of the V-th Interregional scientific-practical conference “Petrozavodsk – the city of military glory: heroic pages of the past of the European North of Russia” a special section “History of Karelia through the eyes of young researchers” worked, which was filled with performances by schoolchildren. The information given by the guys was so interesting that 1.5 hours of the meeting flew by unnoticed. In my opinion, the success of the section’s work consisted of two key points: the reports of the speakers had a high level of preparation; schoolchildren with enthusiasm and interest talked about what they themselves researched, and after the speech they were able to answer questions from the participants of the section.

Darya Kiriyaynen, 11th grade student of the “Shuiskaya Secondary School No. 1”, presented her scientific and practical work “Problems of school education in the republic in the first post-war years (based on materials from the newspaper Leninskoe Znamya)”.

The events of the Department of Russian History of the Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences are always held at a high level. It is gratifying that the department is open to cooperation with schools on the issue of patriotic education of students. Thanks to historical conferences, high school students learn more about the past of our country (and not only through school history lessons), they form pride in the people who contributed to the development of Russia.

I believe that today it is important for the schools of the republic to cooperate with the flagship university of Karelia. First, future applicants get acquainted with the activities of the best university. Secondly, conferences like these help us teachers develop research skills in schoolchildren and practice public speaking skills. Third, interaction with faculty research activities in the school. On behalf of the Municipal Educational Institution Shuiskaya Secondary School No. 1 we would like to thank Yu.N. Zelenskaya, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian History of PetrSU, for the invitation to take part in the conference. We look forward to further cooperation and new meetings.

The preservation of historical memory and the patriotic education of the younger generation were discussed at the section led by O. Yu. Repukhova. Colleagues presented the experience of the Petrozavodsk Urban District MBOU “Secondary School No. 10 with in-depth study of subjects of the humanities named after AS Pushkin”, the Petrozavodsk Presidential Cadet School, the “People’s Memory” foundation. Interest was aroused by the reports on the activities of museums, internal affairs bodies for the preservation of historical memory.

Representatives of educational and public organizations from Moscow, Samara, Vladivostok, Arkhangelsk, Republic of Karelia, Leningrad and Murmansk regions took part in the conference.


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