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6 Nov 2018

Lukashenko: 7 November celebrates peace and true human values

Lukashenko: 7 November celebrates peace and true human values

ZHITKOVICHI DISTRICT, 6 November (BelTA) - 7 November celebrates peace and true human values, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with workers of road construction organizations partaking in the renovation of the bridge over the Pripyat River, residents of Zhitkovichi District on 6 November, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of state, the fact that the new bridge over the Pripyat River is opened in the run-up to October Revolution Day is symbolic. “The main lesson hat we must lean from the history of 1917 is the exceptional value of peace. Peace is needed for people to live well,” the Belarusian leader is convinced.

“The second lesson derives from the things that caused the October Revolution. These are human rights and we are talking a lot about them,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “A few hours ago I met with U.S. analysts, we discussed the October Revolution (as you know, they have a different opinion about all this). We discussed human rights and I cited those events as an example. Human rights were violated there. People fought and died in that ridiculous war. The right to life was violated, as well as the right to work. People did not have jobs and could not earn a living.”

“Therefore, October Revolution Day celebrates peace and human rights,” Alexander Lukashenko said. He remarked that the October Revolution is not an upheaval as certain people are now saying in Russia. “We can call it a upheaval, but not the one that they wanted to see in our state back then. They are trying to erase and rewrite everything. That is why, perhaps, we made a wide decision some time ago to leave this holiday and do not throw stones in this history,” the president said.

“Value peace, people and true rights for life, labor, education, healthcare, parenthood,” the president concluded.

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