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  1. If this is a topic for a school essay, then it is clear what and how to write it. Although modern schoolchildren, of course, do not understand, and do not need to: they pull everything from the Network to get rid of teachers and relatives, so that they can again blunt on the smartphone in what is really interesting to them. Grinders, bloggers, and so on.

    If you take the topic on a larger scale , then there is nothing eternal. Once upon a time, the memory of, for example, the Punic Wars, the most grandiose and bloody events of the ancient world, well, where are all these people, probably seemed eternal to someone. Where we'll all be.

    I am close to the position of Artemy Lebedev:

    You can't fight for four years and spend the rest of your life thinking only about the war. The war remains an episode for those who survived. They survived, and continue to do so. Monuments, monuments, museums and other propaganda have nothing to do with life. Only the insane think about the war for the rest of their lives.

  2. Because it's profitable.

    Let's make a reservation right away – I respect the memory of the Second World War.

    It's just that I also know that there was the First World War, only 20 years from the second.

    But we try not to remember the First World War in any way.

    and why? but because we lost it. or rather, we were drawn.Therefore, we do not like to remember it, although there was no less heroism there.Naturally, the Second World War was tougher and more uncompromising, but we also remember other wars. Со With all sorts of Tatar-Mongols, with Turkey, with Polovtsians and so on.

    But we won those wars, and we lost this one, so we don't remember it.

    The Second World War is convenient for us. this is a feat that you can remember, be proud of, and so on.the fact that so much has already changed in almost 100 years is not so important.It is symbolic and convenient.

  3. in the Great Patriotic War, the main thing that makes you scroll and scroll this film again and again is Victory. It is put at the forefront, gives a sense of pride, compensates for failures, defeats, shortcomings, gives a sense of victory, a sense of dignity, etc. A person who, for example, won a gold medal or a cup in some sport keeps this cup in the most prominent place – he can have many failures in his life-from failures in his personal life, in relationships with others ( friends, children, parents) up to alcohol, drug abuse, and even degradation, but all that will fuel his sense of pride and self-justification is his once-accomplished victory. It is she who is the weight that always lies on the personal side of the scale. This can be the negative aspect of any Victory – it can give the illusion of an eternal winner.

  4. I will go against the generally accepted opinion. No, alas. Literally, nothing lasts forever, not even the universe. The memory of the Great Patriotic War lives as long as it is remembered, that is, as long as our people will live. If the Russian people disappear, then no one will remember the Great Patriotic War. Other peoples will simply be forced to abandon their memory – as they did with the Ukrainians, to replace this memory with a simulacrum (an image or sign that has no real analog in the material world). There is another possibility – the war will be discredited in the minds of young generations and the “rulers of the new happy Russia” will solemnly refuse it. In the end, the people were convinced that their entire history in the twentieth century from 1917 to 1991 was a continuous “black hole”. But so far we have not been able to completely close this issue – the war, or rather its image, is hindering. But sooner or later it will succeed. After all, the Great Patriotic War had several dimensions. It was not just a war for the survival of the Russian and other peoples of the USSR. It was also a war against Nazism, which was the radical antithesis of the Soviet communist project. Nazism has lost. But the other antithesis of Soviet communism, Western neoliberalism, won. And so now we are already celebrating the Great Patriotic War, partly replacing its real content with fiction (even in modern films about the war shot from a positive point of view, the words USSR, communism, Soviet Homeland, Soviet man, party, etc. are completely absent), and in the future it is not known whether we will celebrate at all. Most likely, the evolution of the image of war that will be imposed on us from above will be approximately the following: from the perception of war as a feat of the people and victory “at any cost” – to the perception of war as a tragedy (“and you can't celebrate a tragedy!”). From the perception of the war as a tragedy and the renaming of May 9 from Victory Day to the Day of Remembrance and Mourning – gradually to the perception of the war as a senseless massacre (“in which there are no right and guilty!”). And finally, from the perception of war as a massacre – to complete oblivion (“let's forget this terrible war unleashed by the Communists and Nazis and cost us 27 million lives!”). All these points of view are already present. Further, they will be systematically implemented, despite the resistance of the population. The final phase should be the logical one: “the Communists and the Nazis destroyed each other, but the world in Europe was saved by the Americans and the British-the real democratic winners!”.

  5. Because 27 million of our fellow citizens died in this war. Every family has relatives who died in this war. Why should we forget about this? So many people died that it caused a serious demographic pit in the 60s and even 80s.�

    I don't agree with Xander Zhmurov about what is remembered because it is profitable. Benefits to whom? To politicians? Perhaps. But they're not the only ones who remember. Ordinary people also remember. Do they remember because it's “profitable”? No. They are remembered because their ancestors committed heroic deeds, giving their lives for it.

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