Members of the NWO met with Artek workers
With the assistance of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Artek met with real heroes, participants in a special military operation. The commanders of the unit of the 126th Separate Guards Coastal Defense Brigade, Commander of the Order of Courage Ilya Podoroga and Hero of Russia Oleg Pivovarov, talked to the children. Vladimir Terentiev, head of the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and Konstantin Fedorenko, director of the Artek International Children’s Center, also took part in the meeting between the participants of the SVO and Artek residents.
Today, the guys who are at the front have the opportunity to communicate with children. Once upon a time, our grandparents, participants in the Great Patriotic War, passed on their knowledge to us, told us about those events, about how difficult it was. Today, the military is also defending the Motherland. Understanding that our country is great, children receive, among other things, within the framework of such meetings. Joint work with Artek on patriotic education has already become traditional. We are grateful to the management and staff of the children’s center— said Vladimir Terentyev, Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
The NWO participants who met with the children came to Artek for the first time.
It was nice to talk with the Artek people. Such communication inspires new feats. Guys — this is a worthy future of our Motherland. The children were interested, we saw a response, feedback. Impressions from «Artek» are wonderful, it is very important that patriotic education is implemented here. The kids here are happy and friendly.— shared the Cavalier of the Order of Courage Ilya Podoroga.
From early childhood I dreamed of visiting Artek, today the dream has come true. This is the best place for kids to relax. The support of children is very important for us, this is our future, what Russia will be like depends on them. We must take care of the younger generation, instill in them patriotism— said the Hero of Russia Oleg Pivovarov.
The NWO participants told the children about their lives, why they decided to become a military man, how long it took them to get there. Both guests have been friends for many years and often helped each other out in difficult situations. From the first days they take part in a special military operation. The participants of the meeting shared stories from their service with the children, spoke about their current activities, about the heroism of the Russian military, and also answered questions from Artek residents.
The children were interested to learn about the childhood of the guests, what the defense of the Motherland means to them, about hobbies and much more. The meeting participants talked about love for Russia and what patriotism is. The servicemen showed the Artek team weapons and photographs from the front line.
The children thanked the guests for the meeting and, according to tradition, dedicated them to Artek. The guys noted that the meeting gave them a lot of knowledge and impressions.
In addition to meeting with the children, NWO participants and representatives of the RF IC went on excursions around Artek, walked around the territory of the Morskoy children’s camp, saw the renovated monument to Samantha Smith and made a wish at the helm in the Morskoy children’s camp.
The guests also visited the Alley of Artek Heroes and laid flowers at the Memorial of Glory.
Photos and materials: press service of ICC Artek.