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Arsenij Roginskij | Photo: Stephan Röhl
Arsenij Roginskij | Photo: Stephan Röhl

Historian and co-founder of the Russian civil society organisation MEMORIAL, Arsenij Roginskij, died in December 2017. On 4 March 2018, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the German Society for Eastern European Studies commemorated the enlightener and humanist from Russia in a matinee. The event was supported by many further institutions, among them the Körber Foundation as a long-standing partner of MEMORIAL International. MEMORIAL is a member of the EUSTORY Network and has been running a history competition in Russia since 1999.

Irina Scherbakowa | Foto: David Ausserhofer
Irina Scherbakowa | Foto: David Ausserhofer

For her special merits for the international cultural exchange, the German Goethe-Institut awards Irina Sherbakova with this year’s Goethe Medal. As a long-standing partner of the EUSTORY Network, she has been running the Russian history competition for many years.

Russian Award Ceremony 2017 in the Nikitskie Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Russian Award Ceremony 2017 in the Nikitskie Gate Theatre in Moscow | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Carefully planned safety precautions were necessary during the prize-giving ceremony of the Russian history competition on 26 April in Moscow. After the booking of the original venue was cancelled at short notice, the competition host MEMORIAL, a member of the EUSTORY network, was able to move the event to the Nikitskie Gate Theatre.

Andrej Kozyrev | Photo: Körber Foundation
Andrej Kozyrev | Photo: Körber Foundation

Andrey Kozyrev is one of the prize winners of this year´s Russian EUSTORY History Competition on the topic "Man in History – Russia in the 20th century".