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Commemorative Meeting On The First World War
At the Russian Centre of science and Culture in Kolkata, the only city in India which has three memorial monuments dedicated to the victims of the First World War, a commemorative meeting to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War was organized on 01 August 2014.

Mr. Yuri Dubovoy, Director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Kolkata delivered the key-note address with explanatory notes on the beginning of the World War-I. Mr. Parikshit Sarkar, a student of the Institute of Russian Language presented a paper on the causes and significance of the First World War. The meeting was conducted by Ms. Madhabi Bhattacharya, Director, Institute of Russian Language, Gorky Sadan.

A power-point presentation entitled: The Great and Unknown – enriched the audience with the information on what would have been the results of the First World War if Russia had not participated in it.

A Session of Films organized by the Eisenstein Cine Club commemorating the event along with a rich informative and colourful photographic exhibition of rare archival materials, inaugurated on the occasion told the story of huge sacrifice and how much did the Victory in the First World War cost Russia and her people. The meeting concluded with Russian song in commemoration rendered by the students of the Institute of Russian Language.