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09 March 2023, 17:06

Preparations for Belarus-Russia Memory Train project discussed in Minsk

MINSK, 9 March (BelTA) – The organizing committee of the 10th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia convened at the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus. The committee discussed, among other things, preparations for the Belarus-Russia patriotic, cultural and educational project Memory Train, BelTA has learned.

“We co-organized this project with the Federation Council of the Russian Federation in 2022 for the first time. Taking part in it were tenth graders - 100 students from Belarus and Russia each. They visited 15 cities and places that saw decisive battles of the Great Patriotic War. This event was held at a fairly high organizational level, the participants became friends, they still keep in touch. The teenagers were offered an extensive cultural program that introduced them to the regions, districts and cities that they passed. The students had their own uniform and emblem. We did a great job last year and we hope that we will hold it at the same high level this year,” Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Natalya Kochanova said.

The speaker recalled that there are plans to involve more participants in the Memory Train project. “At the 30th anniversary session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, we discussed key events for 2023, such as the Forum of Regions, the Memory Train project. It was decided that other countries will join the project in 2023. Back then our colleagues agreed to participate in the patriotic campaign. Now these matters are under discussion. But we agreed in principle that the train will pass through the territory of Belarus and Russia. It will depart from Brest on 22 June - this is for sure. It will go through the cities of Belarus and Russia. On 3 July, like last year, the project will wrap up in Minsk on Independence Day of Belarus,” Natalya Kochanova informed.

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