On the 15th of April 2021 VII historical and regional study readings “Kryvorizhzhia: looking back into the past…” were held via Zoom. This local history forum has become a traditional (annual) platform for communication of investigators of our native city history and everybody interested in this topic. In the introductory statement Vice-rector in scientific work, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor V.A. Hamaniuk highlighted growing currentness of such event on the basis of Kryvyi Rih Pedagogical University, which is proved by constantly increasing number of participants.
A specific feature of this year’s historical and regional study readings “Kryvorizhzhia: looking back into the past…” is the fact that they are conducted in merged on-line and off-line formats”, - pointed out a co-organizer of the event, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor N.A. Pechenina in her opening statement at the beginning of the second part of regional study readings. It was held in face-to-face format initiated by members of a public organization “A candle of memory”, whose activity is aimed at restoration of historical justice regarding “black jacket soldiers” (black infantry) who were killed in city liberation battles in western suburbs of Kryvyi Rih within October 1943-March 1944.