BREST, 21 June (BelTA) - A ceremony to light a torch from the Eternal Flame of Best Fortress for the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was held at the Brest Hero Fortress memorial complex on 21 June, BelTA has learned.
The event was held as part of the international patriotic campaign "Candle of Memory", which is held annually to commemorate the anniversary of th beginning of the Great Patriotic War. The ceremony in the Ceremonial Square of the Brest Hero Fortress as attended by cadets of the Ryazan Higher Military Airborne School, veterans of the Armed Forces, cadet students of secondary school No. 35 of Brest.
The honorary mission was carried out by the commander of the tank company Hero of Russia, Senior Lieutenant Anton Starostin and Navy veteran Captain First Rank Valery Kasatonov. The torch lit from the Eternal Flame was placed into a special flask manufactured by the Mosgaz gas transmission enterprise. Already tonight, this candle of memory will be delivered to the Patriarchal Cathedral in the name of the Resurrection of Christ, the main temple of the Armed Forces of Russia.
"Bringing a piece of the Eternal Flame from this holy place is not just a ceremony, it is our memory of the Victory. Today it is important to tell the younger generation the truth about the tragic and heroic events of the past war. It is important that it is known not only by military personnel but also by all citizens of the planet. Today, at a time of total falsification, they are trying to cancel the historical truth about the Great Patriotic War. Every such action is our small victory, our small Brest Fortress in the struggle for the truth," said Major General Leonid Kasinsky, aide to the Defense Minister of Belarus.
The participants of the ceremony observed a minute of silence in memory of the immortal feat of the defenders of the Brest Fortress. Delegations of Belarusian and Russian servicemen laid wreaths at the Eternal Flame of the memorial.