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6 Nov 2018

Partisan Chronicles: 7 November

Partisan Chronicles: 7 November

MINSK, 6 November (BelTA) – In the autumn of 1942 the Red Army was engaged in fierce battles on the outskirts of Stalingrad. The war was testing the strength of the Soviet system. In those severe conditions of 1942 the country of the Soviets celebrated its 25th birthday. The occasion became the main theme for partisan journals and another reason to join ranks to confront the enemy.

“7 November” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History.

The project is based on a unique collection of handwritten partisan journals provided by the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. The collection was assigned the status of historical and cultural value of international importance (Class 1). Every week BelTA brings these chronicles to light and posts their digital copies. Each of them sheds light on various aspects of partisans’ life, gives a glimpse into thoughts and feelings of people who risked their lives to fight a battle behind enemy lines.

Till 3 July 2019 BelTA will publish digests of these chronicles and upload their digital versions complementing the unique content with photos from its own archives.

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