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05 May 2024, 12:34

Lukashenko reflects on his childhood memories of Easter

ORSHA, 5 May (BelTA) – Easter was a highly anticipated holiday in the Soviet years, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko recollected his childhood memories as he visited the church in Orsha on 5 May, BelTA has learned.

The head of state began his speech at the church with gratitude to the clergy for their work: “These temples and churches, which are not in the center of Belarus, but far away from Minsk, make our people true and sincere Belarusians.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko called Easter a holy, most anticipated religious holiday.

“As a man from the Soviet times, I have to say that we have always waited for this holiday. If I were asked what holidays - secular and religious - come first for me, I would name Easter. We all, especially children, waited for this holiday to come. So did adults. It was a true holiday for us, not just an opportunity to feast. It was in our hearts and, most importantly, in our heads. Easter is a holy holiday of spring,” the head of state said.

He added that nature always brings warmth after Easter. This warmth also fills the hearts and souls of people. This year Easter is celebrated just ahead of a great secular holiday - Victory Day.

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