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27 January 2024, 19:17

Lukashenko: Leningrad is an example of unparalleled feat of courage

ST. PETERSBURG, 27 January (BelTA) - There is no other example in the world comparable to the feat of the people of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a concert dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the complete lifting of the siege of Leningrad in St. Petersburg, BelTA has learned.

"Dear friends! You were lucky to be born, live, study and work in a great hero city. A city that will forever remain in the memory of posterity as a symbol of the unbending will, steadfastness and courage of the Soviet people," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The president stressed that there is no example in the world comparable to the feat of the people of Leningrad: "Having overcome hunger, cold, thirst, having survived the endless deaths of relatives and friends, they preserved their humanity."

"The life of each of them is a story of spiritual achievement. We know this story from the memoirs of eyewitnesses, archival footage, newsreels, and newspaper articles of those years. We remember. We re-read. We re-watch. We are looking for answers to the questions posed by time, complex and fundamental questions. We are trying to solve these issues today. The most important of them is the preservation of the truth about the war," the head of state said.

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