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Operation Bagration in focus of academic conference in Minsk

Society 12.06.2019 | 18:31

MINSK, 12 June (BelTA) - The international academic conference “Operation Bagration” will be held in Minsk on 27-28 June ahead of the 75th anniversary of Belarus' liberation from the Nazi invaders, Director of the Institute of History of Belarus' National Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav Danilovich told the media, BelTA has learned.

“This big event will bring together more than 100 scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Lithuania and Russia. The event is not only an academic conference but also a patriotic project as it will also be attended by youth, and war veterans. The forum will draw together public and scientific organizations, educational institutions with an aim to preserve the objective memory of the events related to the 75th anniversary of liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders,” Vyacheslav Danilovich said.

The conference will be co-located with the exhibitions that will be put together jointly by the Institute of History and the National Library of Belarus. “We will display documents dedicated to the events of the liberation of Belarus, museum exhibits. Admission will be free. Anyone can come to the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and see things and documents related to the events of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders,” Vyacheslav Danilovich said.

A collection of the Red Army newspaper will be donated to the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus in an official ceremony by Director of the German publishing house ENOS Klaus-Dieter Zentgraf.

The Belarusian Peace Fund will unveil a stand at the Institute of History “Always in service, forever in memory”. Within the framework of the same-name campaign the Peace Fund organizes such stands in various organizations and institutions of the country. The stands tell about the people who worked in these organizations and participated in the Great Patriotic War.

“Our institute jointly with the State Academic Humanities University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Foundation for Historical Memory holds a competition of scientific works ‘Burned villages: Khatyn and its sisters” by young researchers from Belarus and Russia under the supervision of experienced scholars. The competition will run till the end of July, the results will be announced in the autumn during a regular workshop for young researchers devoted to the Great Patriotic War. It will be hosted by the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

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