The youth should understand the historical legacy of their country, Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, Candidate of Sciences [History], Assistant Professor Vyacheslav Danilovich said at a meeting as part of BelTA's Expert Community project.
“Look at the outpouring of dirt on the Soviet period. They nearly tried to force us to apologize for living at that time. They in the West have tried and are still trying to persuade us that the Soviet Union was as bad as Nazi Germany. They are doing it to steal our pride for the Victory. It was here where the backbone of Nazi Germany and its allies was broken,” Vyacheslav Danilovich said.
It is important to preserve this memory and pass it on from generation to generation. “It is crucial that our efforts resonate with our youth, those who will replace us. In this regard, a comprehensive approach is very important. We at the Academy of Public Administration strive to raise awareness of this so that our students can get a clear picture of what Belarus is and what legacy it has. Every year we hold a number of campaigns like “I Am Proud of Living in Belarus”, “The Light of the Great Victory”, the campaign to popularize the state symbols, as our state symbols represent a vast part of our history, although little is said about this. In addition, it is important to interact with public associations. The Academy of Public Administration, together with the Belarusian public association Veterans of Military Intelligence, runs a military and patriotic campaign “We Live As Long As We Remember”, which offers an opportunity for students and veterans to discuss the past wars. It is very important to talk to our youth, including schoolchildren. And when we do it at all levels, our historical memory will be preserved,” Vyacheslav Danilovich said.