The first meeting of Russia’s Military History Society has begun in Moscow. The Head of the Voice of Russia’s Russian-language service, Armen Gasparyan has been on its board as a co-founder and author of several books on the history of Russian warfare.
Attending the board meeting is Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Central Elections Committee Vladimir Churov, head of Russia’s Ingushetia region and an active service officer Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, as well as a famous Russian film director Stanislav Govorukhin.
The Imperial Russian Military Historical Society was originally founded in 1907. The first meeting was held in April, its charter was approved by members in August. Tsar Nicholas II was appointed Honourary Chairman in September, granting the society with Imperial status.
President Vladimir Putin is expected to take part in the fund’s meeting that will continue the tradition of the Emperor’s Military History Society established in 1907 and disbanded a decade later.
The society will promote the study of Russia’s military history to commemorate the fallen, maintain historical monuments and explore ancient battlegrounds, the Kremlin said.
© Voice of Russia and Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 14 March, 2013