MINSK, 7 December (BelTA) – Belarus needs to work out a law to rule out the distortion of history and the glorification of Nazism, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said at the panel discussion Historical Memory: Genocide of the Belarusian People” on 7 December, BelTA has learned.
“Today's event is a logical continuation of the parliamentary activities to ensure legislative protection of fundamental values of the Belarusian people. The broad public dialogue in Belarus revealed the need to enshrine in the Constitution and legislation the inadmissibility of distorting history and glorifying Nazism,” said Vladimir Andreichenko.
The speaker said that a number of such documents had already been adopted. “Another step in this direction will be the consideration of the draft law “On the genocide of the Belarusian people”, prepared by the MPs together with the General Prosecutor's Office in pursuance of the head of state's instructions. It seems symbolic that our meeting is held on the eve of the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide by the UN Assembly,” he said.
According to Vladimir Andreichenko, the issues brought up for discussion are extremely important for the country, the post-Soviet space and for the whole world at this historical turn of its development. “The hybrid war against Belarus, violence against refugees on part on the Polish authorities, the reluctance of the European Union to admit the truth about the causes of the migrant crisis, the NATO build up leave no doubt that the world has come to a very dangerous line,” he added.
On 7 December, the House of Representatives hosted the panel discussion “Historical Memory: Genocide of the Belarusian People”. Attending it were representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office, the Defense Ministry, the National Academy of Sciences, the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research and the National Archives of Belarus.