During his commemorate rally dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the oath of the soldiers of the 1st Soviet-Polish division named after Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Polish social activist Jerzy Tyts arrived in Krasnoyarsk.
In Krasnoyarsk, the activist and founder of the patriotic organization «Assosiation «KURSK» took part in various events dedicated to preservation of historical memory. Thus, the historian attended the Evening of Remembrance of the Convention of the Scouting Forces of the Krasnoyarsk Region and the Siberian Federal District "Let's finish the chronicle of the Victory", where he told the young searchers about the work of the «Assosiation «KURSK».
The historian also visited the Victory Memorial Museum, where he got acquainted with the history of our city during the Great Patriotic War, and then, with the participation of representatives of the Krasnoyarsk City Administration, employees of the Representative Office of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Krasnoyarsk and the Foreign Relations Department of the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region, laid flowers at the Eternal Flame in memory of Soviet soldiers.
Mr. Tyts, during his visit to the office of the Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Krasnoyarsk, discussed further prospects for the organization's work in Russia, joint projects and prospects for restoring Russian-Polish relations with the staff of the RFM, the City Administration and the Department of Foreign Relations of the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region. Jerzy Tyts also got acquainted with the work of the Patriot military sports centre and presented young patriots with a chevron of the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Infantry Division Fund - "Revival", a badge of the "1st Warsaw Polish Infantry Division named after Tadeusz Kosciuszko" as a sign of friendship between the Russian and Polish peoples and memory of the heroic deed of Aniela Krzywoń.
The culmination of the visit was the presentation of a photo exhibition titled "Hello soldier, yesterday's wanderer" in the House of Friendship of the Peoples of the Krasnoyarsk Region held in memory of the participants of the Polish Army. The central figure of the exhibition was the Polish girl Aniela Krzywoń, who in 1943, having learned about the formation of the Polish Army, left for the militia from the city of Kansk, and died in the first battle at the age of 18. She was later awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Her younger brother, Władysław Krzywoń, who now lives in Poland, handed over the candle to Jerzy Tyts, who brought it to Kansk to the heroine's monument.
«Rewriting history poses a threat to the whole world, so we will never refuse restoring historical justice», – says Jerzy Tyts about the significance of the Assosiation's activities.
Info: the activities of Mr. Tyts, a former military and police officer, began in 2008 with the creation of a Polish public organization called «Assosiation «KURSK» – in memory of the turning point battle of the Great Patriotic War, the legendary Battle of Kursk in 1943. The goal of the Assosiation is the reconstruction and restoration of military and historical monuments and cultural objects located on the territory of modern Poland. Currently, Jerzy Tyts lives in Russia, continuing to engage in activist activities. The organization is also working to establish the names of the dead Soviet soldiers.