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28 Sep 2020

Belarusian historians continue to research Great Patriotic War

Belarusian historians continue to research Great Patriotic War

MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) - Belarusian historians continue to study the events of the Great Patriotic War, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov said during the panel discussion "The feat of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War at the heart of patriotic education and civic responsibility" as part of the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Minsk on 28 September, BelTA has learned.

“It is important to ensure objective coverage of the Great Victory of the Soviet people and to preserve the memory of the selfless heroic feat of our people. In Belarus, the National Academy of Sciences has spearheaded a lot of scientific research into those historical events. A lot of papers have been published. The textbook ‘The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet People (in the context of World War II)’ has been prepared,” Vladimir Gusakov noted.

Scientists of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences have published the Constellation of Heroes of the Belarusian Land materials featuring the data on the Heroes of the Soviet Union – Belarusians or natives of Belarus. The NASB also launched the All-Belarusian campaign “People’s Record of the Great Patriotic War: Remembering Everyone”. 

The 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia will be held via videoconferencing on 28 and 29 September. The theme of the forum is Historical Heritage of the Great Victory as a Basis for the Development of Social, Economic and Spiritual Ties between the Peoples of Belarus and Russia. The program includes five sections in several themed areas: parliamentary cooperation, joint economic projects, the feat of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, counteraction to the glorification of Nazism, increasing the activity of the rural youth. There will also be a joint session of the Business Councils of Belarus and Russia and a high-level expert session on Education as the Basis of Historical Memory and Further Integration Development of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.

Issues of regional cooperation, implementation of documents adopted at the previous forums, and the development of sci-tech cooperation between the two countries will be considered at the meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Inter-regional Cooperation of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia.

A plenary session will be held as a central event of the forum to take stock of the work of the sections, discuss key issues and adopt the final document.

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Great Patriotic War monuments in Belarus