On the 7th of November, Skaudvilė Region Museum hosted a lecture by historian Algirdas Jakubčionis, a member of the Subcommittee of the International Commission for Investigation of Crimes of the Soviet Occupation Regime.
Historian Assoc. Prof. Dr. Algirdas Jakubčionis told the audience of the Skaudvilė town community about Russia’s aggressive policy. The historian illustrated Russia’s militaristic aspirations, which began in the Middle Ages, with abundant visual material. The lecture also discussed Russian culture, including art, architecture, and other areas that served and still serve the regime. According to Algirdas Jakubčionis, “war is a normal way of life in Russia because a review of the wars that have taken place reveals that during the 525 years of the existence of the state, Russia has been at war as many as 305 times”.
Ingrida Vilkienė, the coordinator of the educational programs of the International Commission, also participated in the lecture of Algirdas Jakubčionis, a member of the International Commission. Ingrida Vilkienė told the gathered participants of the event about the history of the establishment of the International Commission and presented the research carried out by the historians of the International Commission. At the end of the event, the book “Occupation and Annexation,” published by the International Commission, was presented to those gathered (authored by Algirdas Jakubčionis, Stasys Knezys, Arūnas Streikus).
The event at the Skaudvilė Region Museum was organized by the Secretariat of the International Commission, Skaudvilė Region Museum (Santaka Subdivision of Tauragė Museum), and Skaudvilė Library.