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17 October 2018, 17:54

Minsk, Smorgon to host conference on 100th anniversary since end of First World War

MINSK, 17 October (BelTA) – An international scientific conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War will be held in Belarus, Vadim Lakiza, deputy director of the Institute of History at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, said at a press conference on 17 October, BelTA has learned.

The conference “Belarus in the Flames First World War” will be held on 25-26 October. On the first day the conference will be held in Minsk, on the second one it will move to Smorgon which was affected by the century-old events the most. The conference will include a plenary meeting, panel discussions, the presentation of publications dedicated to the First World War and the events that occurred during it. On the second day the conference participants will go to Smorgon where the Local History Museum will organize the exhibition dedicated to 1914-1918 events. The program includes a memorial service and a commemorative meeting for the victims of the First World War.

“All in all, about 40 reports on different aspects and problems of the First World War will be made during the conference,” Vadim Lakiza noted. The event will bring together scientists from Belarus and Russia. Representatives from the embassies of the United States and Germany also confirmed their participation, he added.

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