Russian politician calls for conference to mark the Centenary of the First World War

Posted on centenarynews.com on 28 February 2013
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Date of publication: 06/02/2013

The Russkiy Mir Foundation has reported that a Russian politician has called for a “major academic and political conference” to be held to mark the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament) Committee on International Affairs, Vyacheslav Nikonov, made the suggestion for a conference and stated that the First World War is overshadowed by the Russian Civil War (1917-1922) that followed and the Bolsheviks' consideration of the First World War as an “imperial war”.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

Images courtesy of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.