International conference about the hybrid war in Prague

Prague, 21 November –  the Twentieth Century Memorial Museum co-organised the international conference “Russia’s Hybrid War Against the Democratic World. A Challenge for European Remembrance Policy” on 16-18 November 2022 at the Liechtenstein Palace in Prague. The conference was co-organised by the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience (PEMC) under the auspices of the Czech Government as an important side event of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Opening of the conference, Prize of the Platform

On the evening of 16 November, the conference opening and gala evening took place at the Liechtenstein Palace in Prague. Among the distinguished speakers were Mr. Miloš Vystrčil, Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Mrs. Sviatlana Tsichanovskaya, National Leader of Belarus, Mr. Jan Kalous, Director of the Twentieth Century Memorial Museum, Mr. Ladislav Kudrna, Director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, and Mr. Marek Mutor, President of the PEMC. The PEMC Award for 2021 was presented to the International Memorial and its representative Mr. Boris Belenkin. The event was accompanied by top jazz musicians led by Mr. Milan Svoboda.

Opening of the conference by Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Ms Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, National Leader of BelarusSpecial guest address on 17 Nov 2022

H.E. Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania, Inaugural address on 17 Nov 2022

Mr Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, opening speech on 18 Nov 2022