MINSK, 14 June (BelTA) - Participants of the international parliamentary conference "Historical Memory: The Great Victory Gained by Unity" laid flowers at the Victory Monument in Minsk on 14 June, BelTA learned.
The international parliamentary conference opened on 14 June and will run for two days. The conference has brought together representatives of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus and Russia, the CIS Executive Committee, government bodies, scientific and expert communities.
The conference participants are set to visit the All Saints memorial church. The five breakout sessions will start in the afternoon. The breakout session "The Great Patriotic War in Modern Historiography" will be hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, "The Sacred Duty of the Living" - by the House of Officers, "Crimes without a Statute of Limitations" - by the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, "Historical Memory. The Connecting Thread of Generations" - by the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, "The Great Victory in the Public and Media Discourse" – by the All Saints memorial church.
In the evening of 14 June, participants of the international parliamentary conference will join a prayer to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the genocide in the Khatyn memorial complex. The plenary session "Historical Memory: The Great Victory Gained by Unity" will be held on 15 June. The conference will adopt the outcome resolution.
The goals of the conference are to unite the efforts of the international community to protect historical memory, exchange experience in the field of legislative regulation of issues regarding the prevention of the rehabilitation of Nazism, glorification of Nazi criminals and their accomplices, and to strengthen inter-parliamentary cooperation in the CIS to counteract the falsification of historical truth and memory of the events of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War.