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05 May 2023, 18:48

WW2 homefront workers hailed as heroes, best example for current generation of Belarusians

MINSK, 5 May (BelTA) – Homefront workers are the true heroes of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Their labor has become the best example for the current generation. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement during the solemn assembly held in the Palace of the Republic ahead of Victory Day, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko
Roman Golovchenko

Roman Golovchenko remarked that Belarus is once again preparing to celebrate one of the most significant state holidays – Victory Day. “This fair celebration is a symbol of unbending will, courage, and patriotism of the people, who rose up as one to defend the Fatherland. The Belarusian land paid for deliverance from the brown plague with millions of lives of its best sons and daughters. But neither massive suffering nor deaths could break those, who placed freedom and independence of the Motherland above everything else,” he said.

The prime minister stressed that Belarusians will always remember how representatives of all the republics of the Soviet Union proved the unbeatable strength of brotherly unity and solidarity on the field of battle. “Soldiers and officers of over 30 nationalities heroically defended the Brest Fortress alone. They left us a message on bricks of the White Palace: we die without dishonor. This testament of the fallen leaves no one unmoved. It is the best lesson of devotion to one's Motherland. Warriors of the Red Army honorably fulfilled their duty before the fallen and destroyed the merciless aggressor,” Roman Golovchenko stated.

The contribution of partisans and underground resistance fighters to the common cause of Victory was invaluable. “Hitler troops faced unprecedented and truly nationwide resistance in Belarus,” the prime minister said. “The true heroes of the war are homefront workers, among whom were both women and children. At the time of need they started working in factories to substitute the husbands and fathers, who had gone to the frontline. Their selfless labor is the best example for the current generation. The chronicle of the Victory is full of vivid heroic pages, examples of bravery and courage, patriotism and self-sacrifice. But to our country's regret it also has a lot of endless sorrow.”

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