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Memory train Flowers of Great Victory travels around Belarus

Memory train Flowers of Great Victory travels around  Belarus
28 Apr 2015

Prior to the celebrations of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War the memory train with young activists left from Minsk to other places in Belarus. Its passengers are BRSM Youth Union activists, young artists, representatives of the Armed Forces, the Interior Ministry and the Emergencies Ministry.

"Such trains were one of the symbols of the war. Artists went to the frontline to lift the spirit of the soldiers. They gave concerts and the soldiers could take their mind off the war. 70 years later we formed such a train in peaceful Belarus to show that young people remember the heroism of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers and are proud of the Great Victory," said Andrei Belyakov, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the BRSM Youth Union.

The route of the train runs through the places of former battlefields for Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders. During the stops at different railway stations, the participants of the project give concerts and theatrical performances. Besides, in all the cities and towns they meet with war veterans and lay flower at war memorials.

The train features an unusual museum car that showcases unique war exhibits. The rarities dating back to the 1940s have been loaned by the Belarusian museums, including the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, the historical and cultural complex Stalin’s Line, and the national film studio Belarusfilm… The collection of the museum-on-the-wheels is gradually growing as it is replenished with the videos about war veterans made by the participants of the project My Film About War.  

On board the train all people can take part in the Letter to the Victor! Campaign by writing triangle letters with words of gratitude for peaceful and independent Belarus to the veterans.

The youth memory train Flowers of the Great Victory at the Minsk railway station
The youth memory train Flowers of the Great Victory at the Minsk railway station
The youth memory train Flowers of the Great Victory at the Minsk railway station
The youth memory train Flowers of the Great Victory at the Minsk railway station
The youth memory train Flowers of the Great Victory at the Minsk railway station
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