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18 Feb 2020

‘War and Peace. Belarus Remembers’ project presented in Minsk

‘War and Peace. Belarus Remembers’ project presented in Minsk
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MINSK, 18 February (BelTA) – A large-scale cultural and historical project War and Peace. Belarus Remembers marking the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was presented in the press center of the House of Press in Minsk on 18 February, BelTA has learned.

The project was launched by the Belarusian Information Ministry and historian, collector, and laureate of the Spiritual Revival Award Vladimir Likhodedov with participation of the Culture Ministry. The project provides for setting up exhibitions that illustrate the path of the Belarusian people in the wars from 1812 till 1945, peaceful interwar periods, and modern times.

“The Great Victory was forged not only in 1941-1945. Fathers and grandfathers of heroes of the Great Patriotic War were heroes of World War I, and their fathers and grandfathers in turn were heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812. We will focus on this chain in our new project,” Belarus Deputy Information Minister Igor Buzovsky noted.

In line with the idea of the project, the Great Victory should symbolize the final point in the history of bloodshed on the Belarusian land.

The first exhibition about the war of 1812 will go on view in the the Yakub Kolas State Literature and Memorial Museum on 21 February. Other leading Belarusian museums and libraries will also serve as venues for future exhibitions.

Shorty before the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, all expositions will be united into one major exhibition in the National Library of Belarus that will also demonstrate items from foreign collectors and writers. “More than 50 writers and collectors from over ten countries have already confirmed their participation,” Vladimir Likhodedov said. “The exhibition will open in early May and will occupy 1,500m2 in the National Library, showcasing more than 2,000 exhibits. The project will be on show for half a year,” he added.

The project does not have a definite lifespan yet, because the organizers have already received a lot of proposals to display it in various parts of Belarus and abroad, for example, in Russia, Poland, and Lithuania.

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