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9 May 2016

Opinion: Victory over the Nazi is one of the most outstanding events in the world history

Opinion: Victory over the Nazi is one of the most outstanding events in the world history

MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – Victory over the Nazi is one of the most remarkable events in the world history, BelTA learned from Nikolai Shchekin, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, member of the Public Advisory Board under the Belarusian Interior Ministry.

“The Soviet nation’s victory in the Great Patriotic War was not just a military feat. It was in essence a spiritual victory of good over evil, life over death, freedom over slavery. It was made possible thanks to the unbelievable strength of spirit and people’s unity, thanks to the power of great love for the fatherland,” stressed Nikolai Shchekin.

In his opinion, the victory in World War Two was a milestone event for the entire human civilization. It determined the vector of development of the modern world and its destiny. It is one of the important reasons why memory of the events of the distant past should be carefully preserved.

“Respect for history, for what the nation holds sacred is the basis of the country’s prosperity. Modern Belarus heavily draws on the experience of our common Great Victory. Patriotism, a responsible and reverent attitude to the deeds of our forefathers is the basis of solid statehood and public accord. In order to confidently move forward, it is necessary to tap into our traditions and origins, to remember the heroes and uphold the moral guidelines we’ve inherited from them. The Great Victory is a symbol of triumph of justice in the international history,” Nikolai Shchekin is convinced.

In his opinion, attempts of modern foreign politicians, who neglect the cruel lessons of history and purposefully destroy the memory of what the nations that saved the world from the Nazi did, can be considered true moral crimes. “Falsifiers are trying to discredit the historical significance of the Soviet nation’s victory in the Great Patriotic War by resorting to untenable arguments. Attempts are made to neutralize important values of the international caliber,” stressed Nikolai Shchekin. “Members of the international community should not let it happen. We must always remember and bow low to the heroes, to those, who survived those horrors, losses and privations, who gave their lives for freedom and independence so that future generations could live.”


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