The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, in conjunction with the Youth Parliament under the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, held a theater festival-contest dedicated to the memory of Holocaust victims – “The Memory of the People” in order to preserve the memory of the events of the Holocaust tragedy. The organizers and partners of the contest were also the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, the Russian Peace Foundation and Russian Union of Jewish Students.
The competition involved youth creative teams of Russia; it consists of two stages, regional and federal. Participants presented their work to the regional organizing committee, the best teams showed their performances in Moscow.
The winner of the contest in 2018 and the winner of the prize for “Best Performance” was the only Russian theater studio organized in the orphanage. The performance “Memory”, presented by the theater-studio “Children’s Island” of the Ivanovo Special (Correctional) Children’s Home Rainbow, received the majority of the jury’s votes. The organizers and partners of the “Memory of the People” contest announced that the contest will be held every year.