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13 June 2022, 18:38

Conference on historical memory to open in Minsk on 14 June

MINSK, 13 June (BelTA) - Participants of the international parliamentary conference "Historical Memory: The Great Victory Gained by Unity" will lay flowers at the Victory Monument in Minsk on 14 June, BelTA learned from Lilia Ananich, Deputy Chairwoman of the Standing Commission on Human Rights, National Relations and Media of the House of Representatives.

"The international parliamentary conference opens tomorrow, 14 June. The two-day event will run breakout sessions and a plenary session. Tomorrow, the international conference will open at 11.00 with an honor ceremony at the monument on Victory Square and a visit to the All Saints memorial church. The five breakout sessions will start their work at 17.00," said Lilia Ananich.

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.

"The delegations of the parliaments of Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan have already confirmed their participation," the MP said. The conference will bring 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.

"It is very important that the breakout sessions will run online for university students and cadets of military schools. Because one of the main tasks and goals of the conference is that the information about the prevention of the rehabilitation of Nazism and the rewriting of history reaches as large audiences as possible," Lilia Ananich emphasized.

On the evening of 14 June, participants of the international parliamentary conference will take part in a prayer in 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 parliamentary conference "Historical Memory: The Great Victory Gained by Unity" will be held in Minsk on 14-15 June. The goals 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.

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