European politicians have been fighting against Belarusian history for decades, BelTA learned from Oleg Gaidukevich, a member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus.
Oleg Gaidukevich said: “European politicians have been fighting against our history for decades. It didn't start today. It started when the USSR was far from collapse. And millions of dollars were invested in it after the USSR's collapse: in new history textbooks, in new books, in traitors, who transformed it all. Nobody said that police goons are heroes back then, 30-40 years ago. So much money has been invested in this topic over the course of time that some may believe it.”
The MP stressed that an information and historical war is in progress. “If they take away history from us, if they take away memory, we will stop believing in ourselves. We will stop believing and taking pride in accomplishments of our forefathers,” Oleg Gaidukevich remarked. “When we stop believing and taking pride in accomplishments of our forefathers, the country will have no future. It is being done in order to take away the future.”
Oleg Gaidukevich stated that there is no future without the memory of history. “All the countries pursue a domestic policy focusing on pride for their history. The USA lost the war in Vietnam but every veteran of that war is a hero for America. What did they try to convince us of? Afghanistan war veterans are not heroes. Participants of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 are not heroes either. It is a tragedy but not heroism. According to Western curators, everything we did is not heroism. And it is being done for one goal only – they want our young to believe in nothing, they don't want us to move forward, and then the country will have no future. This is why it is necessary to fight against it fiercely,” he added.