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Minsk hosted the International Conference on the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi occupation

19 April 2019

On April 17, 2019 the VI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Liberation of Belarus. Memory through the years” was opened in the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

The two-day forum has been organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Historical Memory Foundation for Promoting Current Historical Research.

Traditionally, representatives of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Minsk took part in the conference with the stated theme. Leonid Makurov, Deputy Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Republic of Belarus, wished the Belarusian and Russian historians - participants of the conference fruitful work in confronting the falsification of the truth about the victory of the multinational Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. Leonid Makurov noted that it was extremely important to know the true history of the struggle against the enemy, especially for the younger generation of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.

In the course of the conference’s scheduled work, reports from Russian and Belarusian participants were presented on the topics stated in the program. In the afternoon, the conference continued its work in sections, where modern approaches to the study of problematic issues of the history of the World War II and the Great Patriotic War, a reflection of the theme “Liberation of Belarus in museum exhibitions” were discussed.

On April 18, the conference continued its work in sections.

The Presidential Library’s portal features the collection “The Memory of the Great Victory”, which includes official documents, photo and newsreels, wartime newspapers, books, propaganda publications, collections of articles, biographies, testimonies of combatants and workers in the rear, their personal documents, images of military and labor awards, monuments and memorial complexes. 

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