MINSK, 4 June (BelTA) - The Union State has been developing dynamically, despite the external pressure of the collective West, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko said in his message of greetings to the plenary session of the Russian-Belarusian forum of historians in Moscow, BelTA has learned.
The message was read out by Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of Belarus Vyacheslav Danilovich.
"Belarus is located at the crossroads of eras, cultures and religions, and has repeatedly been the scene of bloody confrontations between Western and Eastern civilizations. But together with the Russian people, we managed to survive and used the historic chance to create our own state, and the Great Victory became a common priceless asset, the most striking symbol of our brotherhood and indestructible friendship," the message says.
According to Igor Sergeyenko, the Union State, based on the will of the two peoples, the principles of equality and mutual respect, has been developing dynamically despite the external pressure of the collective West, where, for the sake of the political trends, the fundamental principles of scientific knowledge are violated, history and culture are falsified.
"This is why the forum, designed to convey an objective view of the events and processes of distant and recent history, looks very timely and extremely relevant. After all, it depends on each of us on what examples and heroes from the past our younger generation measure up to, whether they will be true citizens and patriots," the head of the Presidential Administration said.
Igor Sergeyenko is convinced that the Russian-Belarusian forum of historians will become traditional and will annually expand the agenda, involve more and more professional scholars and those who are simply interested in the history of the fatherland.