MINSK, 1 September (BelTA) – If Belarusians did not have willpower and courage, they would have disappeared a long time ago. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement while talking to young citizens during the open lesson “Historical memory - the road to the future” on 1 September, BelTA has learned.
What can Belarusians be proud of? Aleksandr Lukashenko asked young Belarusians to answer the question. “Our nation can be proud of its willpower and its courage,” one of the school students responded. “Thanks to that the nation managed to endure all the trials that befell it. In school we certainly study textbook history but I believe that history should also be studied by talking to live people and seeing all of it with our own eyes. I am proud of our nation,” she said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “If our nation had not demonstrated willpower and courage as we were tormented between the East and the West and it is topical now, we would have disappeared a long time ago. However, we are still in place and live on.”