During the visit were held the meetings with the representatives of Polish NGOs and authorities in the Bialystok Voivodeship for the purpose of establishment of the memorable sign to the Russian soldiers who died in the defense of the fortress Osovets in 1915.
In Warsaw was held a meeting with professors S. Belen and A. Verzhbitsky from the Laboratory for the Study of Russia and post-Soviet States of the Warsaw University, at which participants discussed directions of further collaboration between RISS and the Laboratory.
RISS research workers took part in the international scientific conference «Memory Conflict? The Second World War in contemporary politics and culture of the Eastern European States». During the conference RISS presented a new book «Heirs of Victory and Defeat: World War II in CIS and EU Politics of Memory». Conference participants discussed the problems of historical politics. It should be expected that right-wing victory (the visit took place before the elections to the Polish Sejm) will lead to a new round of the historical wars between Poland and Russia.
During the visit were held negotiations on the conclusion of the agreement between RISS and the historical-sociological faculty of the Bialystok University, whose research priority is Belarus.