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2 May 2019

Partisan Chronicles project presented at Mass Media in Belarus expo

Partisan Chronicles project presented at Mass Media in Belarus expo

MINSK, 2 May (BelTA) – Partisan Chronicles, a special project of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, has been presented at the Mass Media in Belarus expo, BelTA has learned.

Partisan Chronicles gives answers to the questions what partisan warfare was and what it was like. “These handwritten pages is a national treasure. It shows the human essence of the partisan war, demonstrates the courage of the people who took up arm to defend their country. Partisan journals were written by partisans themselves in plain language, were carefully kept, passed from hand to hand so that we know the truth today,” said Natalya Filippovich, a senior researcher at the department of written and pictorial sources at the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

Partisan Chronicles tells about the combat and life of the Belarusian partisans during the Great Patriotic War. The project in six languages 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).

Today these manuscripts are often the only documentary sources telling about the events of the war.  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.

BelTA publishes 40 digests of these chronicles and uploads their digital versions till 3 July 2019.

“Partisan Chronicles is a unique project that has taken its niche among the projects dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. It has put together all kinds of information about the partisan movement in Belarus. Therefore, every person of any age, profession and social group will find something useful,” BelTA Deputy Director General Sergei Aderikho said.

On the second day of the expo, 3 May, BelTA will launch its multimedia project Belarusian sport to celebrate the upcoming 2nd European Games. Visitors will be able to get an autograph from the famous Belarusian athletes who are planning to participate in the games. The meeting with the winners of the a literary competition to translate the previously unknown poem by Maksim Bogdanovich will take place on 4 May.

The Mass Media in Belarus expo opened in Minsk on 2 May to run through 4 May. The Mass Media in Belarus expo has been held since 1997 by the Information Ministry with assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minsk City Hall, the national exhibition center BelExpo, other government agencies, top mass media, and public organizations.

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