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22 June 2024, 10:56

Sergeyenko: We honor all those who died during Great Patriotic War

MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) – Belarusians honor the memory of all those who died during the Great Patriotic War, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Igor Sergeyenko told reporters on 22 June, BelTA has learned. 

As part of the events of the National Remembrance Day of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War and the Genocide of the Belarusian People, a requiem meeting was held in the foyer of the Oval Hall of the government headquarters to commemorate deputies of the BSSR Supreme Council of the first convocation who died fighting for freedom and independence of Belarus.

“We honor the memory of all the people who died during the Great Patriotic War. 22 June is a tragic date in the history of our Fatherland, which divided the life of Soviet people into before and after,” the speaker noted.

“The deputies of the BSSR Supreme Council of the first convocation, just like all residents of our country, rose up to defend their Motherland during the Great Patriotic War. Some fought on the frontline, some joined partisans, some worked in the rear, helping to bring victory closer. As a result of research, more names of the first convocation deputies of the BSSR Supreme Council were established and immortalized on memorial plaques - 94 people died and went missing on the frontlines during the Great Patriotic War. At the beginning of the war, 475 deputies worked at the BSSR Supreme Council of the first convocation, representing all regions of the present-day territory of Belarus. More than 200 deputies were awarded orders and medals for their participation in the Great Patriotic War. Four people were awarded the high Hero of the Soviet Union title: those were leaders of the partisan movement Vladimir Tsaryuk, Fedor Markov, Tikhon Bumazhkov and many others.”

After the war, the names of 26 deputies were immortalized on marble steles at the entrance to the Oval Hall. On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the war, at the initiative of the House of Representatives, large-scale research was carried out, as a result of which 68 more names were added to the list of deputies on the steles.

New memorial steles, as well as the book “They were the first. Deputies of the BSSR Supreme Council of the first convocation” were unveiled on 22 June 2021. With the assistance of the Youth Parliament at the National Assembly, a plaque with a QR code of the Digital Star international project that helps find monuments of the Great Patriotic War, was installed near the steles. 
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