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03 March 2021, 16:05

Belarus' Council of Ministers approves state program on memorialization of fallen defenders

MINSK, 3 March (BelTA) – The Council of Ministers has approved the state program on the Memorialization of Fallen Defenders of the Fatherland 2021-2025. The decision is laid down by the Council of Ministers' resolution No.117 of 26 February 2021, BelTA learned from the national legal internet portal.

The program is designed to preserve the memory of those killed defending the Fatherland and the victims of wars. “The implementation of the state program will contribute to the preservation of military and historical heritage of the Belarusian people, civic and patriotic education, implementation of international military memorial agreements,” the document says.

A set of measures has been worked out. They include arrangement, maintenance, repair and overhaul of memorial complexes, places of military glory, military graves and graves of war victims, search work to identify data about the dead camp prisoners and their preservation in an electronic “memory book of the Trostenets death camp victims. Plans are also in place to maintain an automated data bank “Book of Memory of the Republic of Belarus”.

More than Br9.2 million is needed to finance the program.

The resolution enters into force after its official publication and extends its effect to relations arising from 1 January 2021.

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