MOSCOW, February 21 - RIA Novosti. Anna Kuznetsova, Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child in the Russian Federation, on Friday launched the all-Russian competition "Letter to a Soldier. About Children of War" dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory.
Earlier, Kuznetsova told RIA Novosti that the Letter to a Soldier competition will start on February 21 and will last until summer: schoolchildren from all over the country will be able to write commemorative letters to World War II veterans and active servicemen.
"The fourth festival" Letter to a Soldier "is considered open … Thanks to today's meeting, it will be possible to do (write a letter), and we will definitely try to convey these letters to them (veterans) on May 9," Kuznetsova said at the Victory Museum, where an exhibition is being held children of war.
She also told reporters that four years ago, when this competition was conceived, no one expected so many children to take part in it. "Today, these letters can be received not only in military units, where we usually took our letters and saw how soldiers read them. Now we plan to deliver these letters by May 9 to those people who were born during the war," said the Ombudsman.
She noted that "it is important today in the world of gadgets and high technologies not to forget that children could have experienced this, this could affect children's hearts."
According to her, the competition began with several hundred letters. “And now we can say that more than 20 thousand letters from children have reached their addressees. But the most interesting thing is that we are now starting to receive feedback. The military are talking about what emotions they had after they received a letter from simple schoolboy ", - shared Kuznetsova.