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24 June 2022, 18:35

Lukashenko thanked for preserving Belarus-Russia historical memory

Alexander Beglov. An archive photo
Alexander Beglov. An archive photo

ST PETERSBURG, 24 June (BelTA) - St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov expressed his appreciation for the work conducted in Belarus to preserve and defend the historical memory of the Great Patriotic War as he met with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 24 June, BelTA has learned.

The Russian governor said that on 22 June the two countries marked the mournful date of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. “I would like to thank you from the people of our city and all the Russians for the historical memory and defense of our shared history, for our grandfathers, great grandfathers, fathers, mothers, who fought together and won. Thank you very much for standing up for the historical memory,” Alexander Beglov said to the Belarusian leader.

The governor also mentioned another important historical date - 9 June marked the 350th birthday of Peter the Great, the founder of St Petersburg. On this occasion the city government issued a commemorative medal, which Alexander Beglov presented to the Belarusian head of state. In addition to that, the president also received commemorative medals of ten cities founded by Peter the Great during his lifetime.

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