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15 June 2022, 15:25

Opinion: To preserve memory about the Great Patriotic War is our historical choice and a sacred duty

MINSK, 15 June (BelTA) – To preserve memory about the Great Patriotic War is our historical choice and a sacred duty. Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko made the statement at the plenary session of the international parliamentary conference Historical Memory: The Great Victory Gained by Unity in the Belarusian parliament's Oval Hall on 15 June, BelTA has learned.

In his words, crowds of Western pseudo-historians, political analysts, and sociologists broadcast blatant lies about our historical past as if following the same script. Igor Sergeyenko said: “They primarily besmirch and misinterpret the Soviet period, as a rule. Individual results of so-called memory wars point it out. Everything looks as if the international community had not recognized results of World War Two once. In the Baltic states and Ukraine tough guys march under SS banners, torch processions are arranged, and hardcore nationalists punish those, who stand in the way of demolishing monuments to fallen Red Army warriors, without the benefit of due process. And those, who honor memory of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, are branded nearly as enemies of the people.”

The official stressed that our nations sacrificed millions of lives to break the backbone of fascism and free Europe from the brown plague but now they are branded as occupants. “They have to deal with demands for reparations, illegitimate sanctions, are branded as subhumans, uncultured and uncivilized people, as people the planet doesn't need. As we watch memorials being vandalized and other processes going on in countries of Eastern Europe, in our partners in the former Warsaw Pact organization, particularly in Poland and Ukraine, we clearly understand that today we need a new victory – a victory in the war for the memory of the ancestors, who fought for lives and future of the mankind during the Great Patriotic War,” he noted.

“To preserve memory about the Great Patriotic War is our historical choice and a sacred duty for every one of us, a duty to the generation of winners,” Igor Sergeyenko stated.

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