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9 May 2018

Opinion: Our duty is to leave peaceful Belarus for next generations

Opinion: Our duty is to leave peaceful Belarus for next generations

MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – The duty of all the citizens of the country is to leave peaceful Belarus for our next generations, Deputy Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Marianna Shchetkina told the media on 9 May, BelTA informs.

“To pass on our country, sustainable and peaceful, to the next generations is our duty. We always need to remember what things our veterans had to come through,” Marianna Shchetkina said.

She said that her father-in-law Alexander Shchetkin fought in the war as part of the 3rd Belarusian Front, while her grandmother was awarded the Medal for Valorous Labor during the Great Patriotic War and the Motherhood Medal. “This was the feat of our workers on the home front, women who maintained and regenerated the economy. We should understand how many efforts the workers on the home front needed to invest for us to live on this land today,” Marianna Shchetkina said.

Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said that his mother was a prisoner of war at the Nazi concentration camp, while his uncle and grandfather were killed on the front. His father was lucky to return home alive.

“For me, the same as for the whole Belarusian nation, this is the most sacred holiday. In Belarus there is not a single family that did not suffer from the war. On this day we remember those who were killed in the battles, who died from battlefield wounds, who did not survive to celebrate the Victory. The Victory was achieved through unity, cohesion and patriotism of our people. We need to continue doing our best so that we could have peace and concord in the society today,” he said.


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