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22 June 2022, 13:50

Mezentsev: Amid unprecedented pressure on Belarus, Russia we learn to better understand our past

BREST, 22 June (BelTA) – Amid the unprecedented pressure on Belarus and Russia we learn to better understand our shared past, State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Dmitry Mezentsev said during a roundtable in the Brest Fortress Hero memorial complex, BelTA has learned.

The roundtable in the Museum of Defense of the Brest Fortress marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War and the launch of the book “1941-1945. Belarus - Russia. Partisan movement during the Great Patriotic War”.

Opening the meeting, Dmitry Mezentsev noted that the protection of historical memory is becoming increasingly relevant today. It was for this purpose that we started a tradition three years ago: to present books dedicated to the expositions of war museums of Belarus and Russia in the casemates of the Brest Fortres, he said. This year presents the materials about the partisan movement in Bryansk Oblast.

"Of course, we want this book to take its rightful place on the shelves of libraries in dozens and hundreds of schools and also be a reason to discuss the things that are dear to us. Amid the unprecedented pressure on the two fraternal people, Belarus and Russia, we learn to better understand our past and the scale of the feat accomplished by our fathers and grandfathers in 1941-1945," the state secretary of the Union State said.

The event was attended by governors of Brest Oblast and Bryansk Oblast, representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus and Russia, members of the Council of the Republic, ministers and scholars. At 12.00 the participants of the meeting joined the nationwide campaign The Minute of Silence honoring the memory of the victims of the Great Patriotic War.

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