Stalingrad in British History exhibition opened in St. Albans

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With support of Rossotrudnichestvo, St. Albans Museums presented an exhibition Stalingrad in British History, which told the story of the Battle of Stalingrad and presented unique materials showing cooperation and solidarity of British society with Stalingrad.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss opened the exhibition with a greeting speech. The address of the Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin, which was read out to at the event, noted the importance of partnership and solidarity of peoples. The opening ceremony was attended by mayor of St. Albans Janet Smith, the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Great Britain and Northern Ireland Anton Chesnokov, and leading Russian expert on the history of the Battle of Stalingrad, President of the Battle of Stalingrad Foundation, Dmitry Belov.

The UK is the only country in the world, which organized a massive popular movement to collect donations for the destroyed Stalingrad during the Second World War. Residents of more than 300 UK towns helped Stalingrad during the difficult war years.

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