MOSCOW, 4 May (BelTA) - Affection for the Victory Day in Belarus is not imposed from above, it comes from people's hearts, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Dmitry Krutoi told reporters after the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier held in Moscow on 4 May, BelTA has learned.
Ambassador Dmitry Krutoi stressed that 9 May is one of the most popular and favorite holidays in Belarus. "This cannot be imposed from above. This affection comes from within, not only against the backdrop of the 2020 events in Belarus or the events of 2022 in Russia. 9 May is an example of the unifying holiday. In Belarus, almost every family remembers their heroes," he said.
The ambassador noted that the Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus and the investigative bodies have recently done a great job and collected massive layers of new data on the genocide of the Belarusian people. "The information we had about the number of concentration camps, destroyed cities and villages, the number of deaths was terrifying before that. But the work that is being done has uncovered even more data and is unmatched. Maybe we can compare it to the effort in the post-war period," the diplomat stated.
"The Khatyn memorial complex, the Brest Fortress, the Stalin Line have been renovated in Belarus. There are a lot of iconic places that Russians love and are rediscovering. Now, within the framework of regional trips and communication with governors, we discuss new forms of work, because there is a huge demand for mutual patriotic actions at the level of young people and schoolchildren," the ambassador added.