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3 Sep 2015

Lukashenko: Any attempts to rewrite history are futile

MINSK, 3 September (BelTA) – Any attempts to rewrite history are futile, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily which he gave before the working visit to China. The interview was published on 3 September, BelTA has learned.

World War Two is one of the central events of the 20th century which shaped the course of history all over the world for the following decades. The main burden of the war against Germany was laid on the Soviet people, the main burden of the war against Japan was laid on the people of China. I do not want to underestimate the role of our allies. Of course, they also made a big contribution to our common victory in Europe and Asia. But the figures speak for themselves: in accordance with the recent research, the Soviet Union lost about 27 million people during the war, China lost 35 million people. Other countries did not have such big losses. Being part of the Soviet Union, Belarus probably suffered more than other countries as we lost almost one third of our population,” the head of state stressed.

Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus reveres memorable events. Last year the country celebrated the 70th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from Nazi invaders, this year – the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. These events were the genuine holidays of unity and solidarity of our nation.

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