A conference on historical memory will open in Minsk on June 14


MINSK, June 13 (BelTA) – Participants of the international parliamentary conference “Historical Memory: The Great Victory Won by Unity” will lay flowers at the Victory Monument in Minsk on June 14, BelTA learned from Lilia Ananich, Deputy -Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations and the Media of the House of Representatives.

“The International Parliamentary Conference opens tomorrow, June 14. The two-day event will feature breakout sessions and a plenary session. Tomorrow, the International Conference opens at 11:00 a.m. with a Ceremony of Honor at the Monument on the Victory Square and a visit to All Saints Memorial Church The five breakout sessions will begin at 5:00 p.m.,” said Lilia Ananich.

The breakout session “The Great Patriotic War in Modern Historiography” will be organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, “The Sacred Duty of the Living” – by the House of Officers, “Crimes without a statute of limitations” – by the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, “Historical memory. The common thread of generations” – by the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, “The Great Victory in the Public and Media Speech” – by All Saints Memorial Church.

“Delegations from the parliaments of Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have already confirmed their participation,” the MP said. The conference will bring together representatives of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus and Russia, the CIS Executive Committee, government bodies, scientific communities and experts.

“It is very important that the breakout sessions take place online for university students and military school cadets. Because one of the main tasks and objectives of the conference is that information on the prevention of rehabilitation of the Nazism and the rewriting of history reach the widest possible audience,” underlined Lilia Ananich.

On the evening of June 14, participants of the international parliamentary conference will take part in a prayer in memory of the victims of the genocide at the Khatyn memorial complex. The plenary session “Historical memory: the great victory won by unity” will be held on June 15. The conference will adopt the final resolution.

The parliamentary conference “Historical memory: the great victory won by unity” will be held in Minsk on 14 and 15 June. The objectives are to unite the efforts of the international community to protect historical memory, to exchange experiences in the field of legislative regulation of issues concerning the prevention of the rehabilitation of Nazism, the glorification of Nazi criminals and their accomplices, and strengthen interparliamentary cooperation in the CIS to combat the falsification of historical truth and the memory of the events of World War II and the Great Patriotic War.

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