“The decisions of the Potsdam conference were a convincing expression of cooperation between the great powers, which should guarantee peace, security and cooperation after the military battles ended. When examining the reasons, course and results of the Second World War, it is crucial to rely exclusively on archival documents and contemporary evidence, while avoiding any ideological or politicised speculations”, said the Consul of the Russian Federation Anton Chernov at the webinar “Potsdam Conference - the last meeting of the Big Three during the Second World War, decisions and conclusions” dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the conference in Potsdam. The event was organized with the participation of Anna Adarsh College within the programs of RCSC in Chennai to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The experts from Russia – Natalia Piskunova, PhD (Political Science), Associate Professor in International Relations and Peacekeeping, Moscow State (Lomonosov) University, and Olga Aganson, PhD (History), leading research fellow at the Faculty of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University- told the listeners about the historical events that preceded the meeting of the leaders of the three countries in Potsdam, the importance of the conference and the decisive role of the Soviet Union in shaping the Post-war world, the international security system, the foundation of the UN, an international platform for interaction between countries in order to prevent conflicts and world wars in future.
Indian experts presented their view on the course and results of the Potsdam Conference: Dr. R. Manivannan, Professor and Head Department of Politics and Public Administration, Madras University and Dr. S.Marceline, Associate Professor of Public Administration at Anna Adarsh College.
After the talk, the speakers answered numerous questions of students of Indian universities. Around 80 people took part in the webinar.