20:51 PoliticsPrime minister: One cannot live in the past but one can draw strength from it “Certainly, one cannot live in the past all the time but one should definitely rely on the past and use it to create a solid foundation for the future. Because people without memory can easily become people, who have lost their Motherland, origins and roots,” the prime minister said.
20:38 SocietyKhrenin: We will do everything to discourage anyone from telling Belarusians how to live their lives "Our army is ready to repulse anyone, who tries to violate the sacred borders of the Belarusian state. We will do everything so that no one would dare tell Belarusians how they should live in their own land,” the defense minister stressed.
20:27 SocietyKhrenin: The Great Victory unites millions of people of Europe and Asia The defense minister said: “This symbol of historical memory towers above the hero city of Minsk and reminds us of the heroic deed that is unmatched in the history of mankind. The heroic deed unites millions of people of Europe and Asia today – all those, who have retained the gene of courage and bravery of the ancestors.”
19:55 SocietyAspiration for peace, creation identified as strength, meaning of historical way of Belarusians Viktor Khrenin went on saying: “We will remember frontline soldiers, who were wounded and tired and yet they returned and rebuilt scorched cities and villages within a record short period of time. We will always follow their example of genuine eagerness for peace and creation.”
19:11 PresidentLukashenko lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk In Minsk the head of state laid a wreath at the Victory Monument. Aleksandr Lukashenko was accompanied by his three sons.
19:01 SocietyBelarus' KGB stops attempts at terrorist attacks timed to 9 May “The situation in the world at present is extremely troublesome. We expect the situation around our country to escalate. We are working upon the president's instruction to prevent anything that may disrupt the calmness of our citizens. Everything necessary for it is being done,” the KGB chief assured.
15:35 PresidentLukashenko congratulates foreign leaders on Victory Day Multiple greetings on the occasion of the Victory's anniversary have also been sent by foreign leaders and various prominent individuals to Aleksandr Lukashenko and the Belarusian nation.
14:22 SocietyHeroic deed of Belarusian nation during Great Patriotic War seen as priceless lesson of patriotism Anatoly Isachenko said: “For 78 years already Victory Day has been a symbol of unity of our nation and pride for the native land. It is a special day: the common history of the victory is shared by all."
13:56 In PicturesPublic merrymaking in Vitebsk on Victory Day Themed sites, additional retail outlets, and many other things have been arranged in the city. A concert program under the slogan “We thank heroes for peaceful sky!” took place in Pobedy Square. Military hardware and vehicles are also on display over there.
13:23 SocietyUnity of Belarusians, desire to live in peace and accord stem from WW2 victory Vladimir Karanik said: “The great holiday has brought us together once again. Victory Day is so distant and yet so close… Distant in time but close to the heart of everyone. It continues uniting all of all. May 1945 returns to us in parade marches and melodies of military songs."
12:57 SocietyBelarusians encouraged to find out names of all Motherland defenders Heroes are both history and the future, Ivan Krupko is convinced. “It is our unbeatable argument against fascism, which is now trying to show its beastly muzzle in various parts of the planet. It is also our apparent advantage over those, who are trying to rewrite history today. We are strong as long as we remember,” he stressed.
12:42 In PicturesMogilev residents take part in the nationwide campaign Belarus Remembers! As part of Victory Day celebrations Mogilev residents joined in the nationwide campaign Belarus Remembers! Its participants gathered for a solemn procession. People carried tablets with names of their friends and family members, who took part in the Great Patriotic War.
12:04 SocietyVitebsk Oblast governor: History makes us make conclusions and learn lessons The Vitebsk Oblast governor underlined that Belarusians celebrate the 78th anniversary of the Soviet nation's Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 with pride. This holiday is near and dear for every family. It is truly nationwide celebration full of sorrow and warmth.
11:37 In PicturesGomel residents join the nationwide campaign Belarus Remembers! The column started walking from Vosstaniya Square at 10:00 and went towards Lenina Square. The column gathered veterans, representatives of enterprises and organizations of the oblast capital as well as creative young Belarusians.
11:32 PresidentLukashenko participates in Victory Day festivities in Moscow The head of state attended the parade organized in Red Square in Moscow in honor of the 78th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. President of Russia Vladimir Putin had greeted him before the event began.