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Peace Conf. Epiphany at MLK Freedom Center: Alex Ayzin, Winds of Freedom Creator, Finds Inspiration After Rotary Conference Ends
Alex Ayzin Alex Ayzin
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, June 26, 2017

Alex Ayzin, Creator of Winds of Freedom, in Contemplation at Martin Luther King's Boyhood Home

During one's travels it can be the unexpected turn, a chance encounter deviating from a set itinerary or a traveling companion who forces one on an excursion that creates lasting memories. That is what happened to Alex Azyin during his recent expedition to Atlanta for the Rotary Club's Presidential Peace Conference, June 9-10, at the George World Congress Center. A Russian by birth and a peace activist by choice, Ayzin, creator of the Winds of Freedom Symphony & Multi-Media Presentations, was accompanied by his friend Dennis Mathews, an African-America U.S. disabled Marine and former federal weapons contractor, who not only berated him into attending the conference but then dragged him to visit the various Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials, Freedom Hall and Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.  

For Ayzin, visiting the final resting place of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta, the restored house where he was raised in Atlanta and the King Center, proved momentous, energizing, sad and inspiring. King, along with Gandhi, John Lennon and Mother Teresa, is one of Ayzin's peace heroes and this visit really cut to core of why he commissioned the Winds of Freedom Symphony and then, decades later, created the powerful WOF Multi-Media Presentations. In one telling photo, Ayzin is seen sitting on the front steps of King's boyhood home and in that moment in time, something photography is so good at capturing, one can see all the emotions of the moment and a lifetime etched in his contemplative and rather pained expression.

Raised in one of the most repressive regimes in history gives this third-generation Soviet Naval Officer special insight into how easily freedom can be snatched away and how it might lead to the tragedy of war. The old expression "freedom is not free" sits heavily with this man who has spent decades, off and on, pushing the Winds of Freedom project so that people of all ages will not have to relive the horrors of the world wars of the 20th Century that punished humanity, killed tens of millions and wrought untold suffering on innocent men, women and children and those fed into the cauldron of battle.    

Russians know better than anyone the true horror of total war, for just such a war was waged against them to create a Super State ruled by self-proclaimed superior beings on those labeled as Untermensch, a German word for "non-Aryan inferior people often referred to as the masses from the East." On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched the largest land war in history with 3-million troops across a massive front that ended up costing at least 25 million dead, just on the Russian side. Sacrifice like nothing Western nations have ever experienced was the order of the day as men and women answered the call to save Mother Russia.

80% of all German soldiers killed in the Second World War, or as the Russians call it, the Great Patriotic War, were killed by the Red Army. Alex Ayzin's grandfather was in this war and so, when it comes to wanting peace and freedom, it is not a big leap of faith to know he speaks the truth straight from his heart and soul.   

Another moving photograph shows Ayzin in the foreground and behind the markers of the final resting place for Martin Luther King, Jr. and his beloved Coretta. The inscriptions on their markers read respectively "Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty I'm Free at Last" and from First Corinthians, 13:13, "And Now Abide, Faith, Hope, Love, These Three; but the greatest of these is Love."

For more info go to www.WindsofFreedom.org.

Below is the 7-part radio interview of Alex Ayzin by James Lowe edited into subject based podcasts from the Winds of Freedom Sound Cloud Channel

Alex Ayzin, Creator of Winds of Freedom, on Soviet Naval Family & Escape from Soviet Union in 1979

Alex Ayzin on How World is Different in Last 35 Years, from Cold War to Dangerous New World

World During Cold War & Now, Nuclear Threats & Hope for Peace & Freedom from Alex Ayzin

Alex Ayzin on Creating Winds of Freedom Symphony, 1986-91, with Russian Composer Emilian Sichkin

Escape & Defection from Soviet Union Scary & Risky, Ayzin Family Gets Out in 1979

How World Events Effected Winds of Freedom Symphony & Multi-Media Presentations

Lessons & Inspiration from Winds of Freedom Symphony & Multi-Media Presentations

Winds of Freedom is a world peace initiative launched with symphonic-multi-media presentations inspired and produced by Alex Ayzin in a quest to promote harmony and cooperation among nations.

Global Peace and Universal Love Among All Humanity is Our Highest Goal


Winds of Freedom Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation dedicated to achieving world peace, including the presentation of a spectacular multi-media concert event celebrating man's struggle for peace and freedom over the last hundred years, with riveting images of the human quest against oppression set against a backdrop of music from one of Russia's finest composers, Emilian Sichkin.

The WOF program is a dazzling symphony of music set against breathtaking historical footage of the defining moments of our century, and words from world leaders and celebrities of our times, together in a magnificent multi-media presentation dedicated to peace among all nations and peoples. It is a synthesis of music, vision, performance and humanity celebrating the spirit of hope, courage and cultural harmony.

Alex Ayzin's has brought together a combination of efforts from a diverse group of international talents to communicate the shared goals of peace and freedom. Emilian Sichkin's brilliant eight-part symphony allows for numerous multi-media versions to be created depending on the news of the day.

For more info contact Winds of Freedom at alex@WindsofFreedom.org or E.B. GO Vision Media at c@EBGOinc.com.

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Dateline: Los Angeles, CA United States
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