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03 June 2022, 13:02

PM: Historical science is important for countering distortion and falsification attempts

MOSCOW, 3 June (BelTA) - Historical science is important for countering distortion and falsification attempts,Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a visit to the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in Minsk on 3 June, BelTA has learned.

"The main task of humanitarian and historical disciplines is to form a historical worldview, national self-consciousness, attitude to the ongoing processes in citizens. Many processes in the world follow a historical spiral. The form and environment change, but the essence of the processes remains the same. Therefore, it is important to understand what happened before us, and learn to project these processes onto modernity. In this context, the importance of historical science for the development of the country cannot be underestimated. It is very important to set the priorities right so that we do not get into trifles, do not do science for the sake of science," Roman Golovchenko said.

He noted that this topic is especially relevant in the Year of Historical Memory. "The state has realized the importance of historical science to counter distortion and falsification attempts," the prime minister stressed. The head of government noted the need to combat foreign historical and ideological concepts, especially on such an important topic as the history of the Great Patriotic War.

Roman Golovchenko visited the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences on 3 June. He attended an archaeological exposition featuring unique exhibits. It reflects the history of the development of archaeological science in Belarus. Structurally, the exposition is built on a thematic and chronological principle. Some of its sections are devoted to the study of the primitive communal period (archaeology of the Stone, Bronze and Early Iron Ages), and others – to the archaeology of the Middle Ages (6th-13th and 14th -18th centuries).

The prime minister also toured of the permanent exhibition of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus "Achievements of Domestic Science for Industry". The head of the Belarusian government was shown the latest developments of Belarusian scientists in new materials, lasers and optoelectronics, mechanical engineering, agriculture, medicine and pharmaceuticals. He was also shown the latest models of Belarusian drones.

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