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9 May 2019

Lukashenko lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk

Lukashenko lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk

MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko laid a wreath to the Victory Monument in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

Flowers to the monument were also laid by the sons of the head of state.

The ceremony was attended by leaders of the national government bodies, the National Assembly, courts, the Security Council and the Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies, youth organizations and public associations, the CIS Executive Committee, representatives of the diplomatic corps, the Belarusian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches.

A minute of silence was observed in tribute to the memory of the people killed during the Great Patriotic War. The Guards of Honor of the Minsk Military Commandant's Office marched past the guests. The event continued with a festive theatrical performance in the Victory Square.

After the event, Aleksandr Lukashenko talked to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War, representatives of the diplomatic corps and the youth.

Activists of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union showed the president the album “Belarus Remembers” featuring photos and brief stories about their family members who fought in the Great Patriotic War. This album will be taken to different cities and towns of the country where anyone will be able to add the photos of their family members to the album. This book will take its place in the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War by the Independence Day.

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