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The Вiggest Victory Banner on the Earth’s North Pole: Results of the peacemaking mission analyzed in Moscow
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The Вiggest Victory Banner on the Earth’s North Pole: Results of the peacemaking mission analyzed in Moscow

The Rossiya Segodnya press center held a multimedia roundtable discussion on the results of a peacemaking mission, The Вiggest Victory Banner on the Earth's North Pole. Participants said that the mission they described as a remarkable patriotic gesture was also of great historical significance.

"This event is a strong move aimed at resisting any attempts to rewrite history, to change it or play down the role of the Soviet people in securing victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) and in the whole of World War II," said Yelena Sutormina, the chairperson of the Russian Civic Chamber Commission for Promoting Public Diplomacy and Supporting Russian Nationals Abroad. 

Thanks to this mission, Russia's presence in the Arctic has been highlighted again, said Artur Chilingarov, Russia's special presidential representative for international cooperation in the Arctic and the Antarctic and the president of the Association of Russian Polar Explorers.

The biggest copy of the Victory Banner, measuring 1,056 square meters, was hoisted on the North Pole on April 22, 2016, ahead of the celebration of the 71st anniversary of the Great Victory in WWII. Also, as part of this mission, another banner was raised in the border post area on the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago.