(Русский) This blog was originally published on openDemocracy. 9 May is the day the former Soviet Union celebrates the end of the Second World War (or the Great Patriotic War, as it is called). I have recently read W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz, the book about a child who escapes from the Nazis and many years later goes back into the past to try and save his dead parents. The book has helped me to understand the story of my own family trauma.
In the Caucasus we work with people affected by conflict to challenge attitudes and foster peace, and have established a regional business network.