MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and his sons paid a visit to a new museum at the Khatyn Memorial Complex on 22 March, BelTA has learned.
The head of state was shown the museum exhibition, which tells the story of the tragedy of Khatyn, and also shows, through the connection of generations and eras, what wars, hardships and deprivations the ancestors of modern inhabitants of Belarus faced, and how they had to defend their native land and the right to live on it. The main emphasis is placed on the events of World War II and the Great Patriotic War.
The museum features a lot of exhibits and modern interactive technologies, which can tell a very realistic story about the terrible events of the past years. Behind every wall, every photo in the museum are the terrible crimes committed by the Nazis and their collaborators on the Belarusian soil.
The total number of burned and damaged villages in Belarus is 10,961. But even this figure is not the final one, the president was told.
“It is truly unique,” the head of state said after the tour of the museum.
He stressed that earlier the events of the war years were depicted in a somewhat cinematic way. In the new museum, everything is very close to reality. “Everything is simple and clear. Exactly as it was then,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.
He is sure that the exposition will impress visitors.