#P Victories - a large-scale multi-platform dedication to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. And if the pages of the project on Instagram, Facebook, VKontakte and YouTube are more focused on the discussion of the largest war of the 20th century, then #Tweeted Victories restore the historical events of winter and spring of 1945.
# Chernyakhovsky45 At 11:00, the attack began. Under heavy fog, the 1st line of defense was easily captured, and then it turned out that 1 hour 45 minutes of artillery preparation were in vain: German. the infantry did not suffer serious losses. The surviving enemy 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines of defense will be nibbled all day. pic.twitter.com/yYssWO5R8S- SovInformBuro (@ InformBuro_1945) January 13, 2020
The Sovinformburo account combines the voices of several dozens of actors: from the headquarters of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to the newspaper Pravda, from military intelligence to Marshals Georgy Zhukov and Ivan Konev.
# Tweets Victories - a large-scale historical reconstruction of the events of 1945 in real time. How to follow the project on Twitter? A list of hashtags and their decryption in the brief slides below👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/FMvgFhesjN- SovInformBuro (@ InformBuro_1945) January 13, 2020
The Sovinformburo was created two days after the Nazi attack on the USSR in order to compile reports for the Soviet media on the current situation on the fronts, the work of the rear and the partisan movement during the Great Patriotic War. The page of his reconstructed double posts dozens of tweets daily, telling about all the numerous operations carried out by the Red Army in 1945.
# GlavPURKKA45 Captured soldier of the 442nd regiment of the 168th German infantry division Rudolf Jantsen: “I have never experienced such hellish fire during the whole war. Something indescribable was going on. The surviving soldiers were completely demoralized and walked like crazy. ” pic.twitter.com/d1XkL7LIQq- SovInformBuro (@ InformBuro_1945) January 13, 2020
The materials that were worked on in the summer of 2018 were based not only on the bulletins of the Sovinformburo itself, but also on the archives of newspapers of that time, orders, secret reports, dispatches, etc. In addition, the memoirs of military leaders, for example, Marshals Rodion Malinovsky and Fyodor Tolbukhin, who conducted the most difficult operation to capture Budapest, or Vasily Chuykov, the general who passed Stalingrad and accepted the surrender of the military garrison of Berlin, will be heard.
# TweetsVictures, illustrated with unique images from the archive of the Central Museum of the Armed Forces, will lead readers from the siege of Budapest to the legendary bulletin of the Sovinformburo of May 15, 1945: "The reception of captured German soldiers and officers on all fronts is over."
# Malinovsky45 Heavy fighting continues in the interior of Budapest. Despite the continuous counterattacks of the German-Hungarian forces, we continue to win one position after another from them. The Hungarians lost a significant number of their self-propelled guns. We stormed the Josefstadt station. pic.twitter.com/wU3btRuE9y- SovInformBuro (@ InformBuro_1945) January 11, 2020
The project’s historical consultant Alexander Vershinin (Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior lecturer at the Department of Russian History of the 20th — 21st centuries Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov) is convinced that such a format for popularizing history is especially in demand today:
“The barrier that often arises in front of a person who, not being a professional and not having the opportunity to specifically study historical events of interest to him, wants to know the history of his country. This information is simply sent to those channels that are familiar to him, which he uses in everyday life. "
However, the presentation format should not affect historical objectivity, and the team behind # Tweets of Victory pays special attention to this.
“Every fact that we inform the reader is thoroughly tested,” says Alexander Vershinin. - We check the main source, double-check it according to documents and memoirs, and only then release the information into the light. This work is painstaking, it requires special attention and time. But it is necessary. We only allow our heroes to speak in the language that is understood by a person of the XXI century. We are a kind of translators. “We have a great responsibility, but at the same time we are stretching the thread that connects eras and generations.”
In the following articles we will talk about other project platforms. Stay tuned for # Victory Pages on YouTube, Facebook, VK, Instagram, and Twitter.