MOSCOW, 6 May (BelTA) - A wreath from the Embassy of Belarus was laid at the Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, in the run-up to the 77th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, BelTA has learned.
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State Viktor Sirenko, Acting Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Nazarenko, Executive Secretary of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Sergei Strelchenko, First Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Ivan Melnikov, representatives of integration bodies, the Belarusian diaspora, diplomats, public and political figures.
The participants of the ceremony laid flowers at the memorial plates Minsk Hero City and Brest Hero Fortress in the Alexander Garden and watched a march-past of the troops of the Preobrazhensky regiment.
"This Victory was hard. It took us four difficult years," Ambassador Vladimir Semashko told reporters at the end of the solemn ceremony. “Our fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers did hold out. The plan of the fascist leadership was barbaric: to destroy our peoples. It was a bloody war, but it ended well for us and, thank God, we can celebrate this holiday today."