Lukashenko has criticized attempts to privatize the Russian victory in the Second world

The President of Belarus considers, that in Russia “someone is itching to” assign the victory in the Second world war. Such statements, Lukashenka said, “grist to the mill of our rivals”.President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has criticized attempts to “privatize” the victory in the Second world war, which, according to him, there are in Russia. The head of state said, speaking to reporters in Brest on Saturday, June 2nd.

A video of Lukashenka’s speech published by the Belarusian news Agency BelTA. “Lately, I’ve been tracking this trend, see. There are more information on this topic. Someone itching surprisingly – in Russia, privatize the victory. As if there weren’t at war and others – Belarusians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Armenians, Tajiks, Turkmens… the Soviet Union fought,” – said the Belarusian leader.

He added that sharing the victory in the war means “to pour water on the hands of our rivals and opponents.” “They’re glad we started the carve. And you know how the sharing went. So I negatively perceive such statements that someone this victory won alone”, – concluded Alexander Lukashenko.

Thus, the President commented, “appearing in press allies materials that Belarus allegedly engaged in historical separatism”, BelTA reports.

Steinmeier warned against underestimating the crimes of Nazism

German President criticized attempts to downplay war crimes and genocide, calling these actions “above historical revisionism.”The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Frank-Walter Steinmeier) warned against belittling the crimes of national socialism. He said this Sunday, may 27, in Berlin, speaking at a solemn event dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the German public organization “the Action of the atonement – service of peace” (Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste).

Historical education and the willingness to bear the burden of political responsibility are vital elements of democracy in Germany, said Steinmeier. According to the head of state, the work of the Germans with their own history is a long, stressful process, that there is no alternative. German President criticized attempts to downplay war crimes and genocide, describing it as “above historical revisionism.” The names of specific individuals behind these attempts, he indicated.

At the event in the French Cathedral of Berlin was attended by around 500 guests from Germany and from abroad, including the Holocaust survivors, and former volunteers “Stock redemption.” Public organization was established on 30 April 1958 in Berlin by representatives of the Evangelical Church in Germany. Its volunteers work in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel and many other countries affected by the Nazi terror.

In Kurapaty near Minsk celebrated the Day of memory of the genocide

Hundreds of people gathered June 3 at the site of mass executions in Kurapaty to commemorate the victims of Stalinist repression in 1937-1941. Law enforcement authorities did not interfere with the conduct of the action.30 years ago the world learned about the mass repressions that the NKVD carried out in a forest near Minsk until the beginning of the great Patriotic war. June 3, 1988 in the newspaper “Literature and art” published an article “Kurapaty – the road of death” which was a bombshell.

The Stalker change

The event was organized by the Conservative Christian party BPF (Belarusian popular front) leader Zianon Pazniak was a pioneer of the truth about Kurapaty and acclaimed author of the article. Now the head of the CCP is in political exile. Participants of the rally-Requiem was held in the hands of the historical white-red-white flags and posters with inscriptions of places in Belarus were mass executions of civilians in times of Stalin’s repressions. The area near the cross of suffering is framed by stands with portraits of people who have become victims of repression, as well as information about the actions in defense of Kurapaty in 30 years.

Those present at the meeting were able to hear the audiotape Pozniak. The author said that he began to collect information about Stalin’s repressions in the 70-ies of the last century, met with witnesses, people who lived in villages near Kurapaty. In that moment, the politician noted that it was very dangerous, so the collected evidence should be stored in the deepest secret, waiting for better times.

Came perestroika, and although the Communist party still was in power, it became possible constipado about Kurapaty to the people and the international community. According to Pozniak, the article, written by him and Jevgenijs Shmygaleva, had a great effect and became the starting point in the changes that began in Belarus.

The people’s truth

The truth contained in the article, “sounded like a nuclear explosion, she responded to the whole country, Moscow and its Communist government, who thought that was strangled in Belarus, everything is alive, that the whole nation has trampled in the mire, made a mistake. It turned out that Belarus is spiritually alive and boldly shows your anger. The scale of the Soviet genocide in Belarus was so monstrous that touched virtually every Belarusian family”, – noted in his address, the Chairman of the CCP BPF.

Deputy Chairman of the CCP BPF economist Yury Belenki at the time worked at the Minsk plant “Udarnik”. He still remembers the day when one of his colleagues on 3 June 1988, my article, and gave him to read. It was a shock. Immediately read the publication began to ask other people, but how to do it with a single instance? The plant was a copy of the Bureau, said in his speech white, it was in the Department, subject to the GSC. However, by some miracle, managed to photocopy an article, which is read by many. “People in the Smoking room, in their offices even not outraged, they are just silent, so were shocked,” – says the politician.

Not the Nazis, but the NKVD

When it became known about Kurapaty in the leadership of the Belarusian Soviet socialist Republic was trying to assert that there the Nazis executed Jews from European countries during the great Patriotic war. However, the first excavations, which were attended by Pazniak in 1988, and later in the mid 90-ies confirmed that people were shot here in the years 1937-1941 the NKVD.

According to the historian Valentina Vergey, studies were conducted on modern methods, it was established that the murders took place in the period before the war. “It was established that people were brought to Kurapaty, even avoiding prison and trial, they just grabbed, carried, and killed. In the examined graves were found combs, toothbrushes and cases, footwear, coins leather clothes. The experts found that the production of these items dated 1937-1940 years. In addition, it was found shell casings from guns of system “a Revolver” and TT, and the date of manufacture of bullets also belong to this time period,” – said the historian.

Not yet known the names of almost none of those who were murdered in Kurapaty. Two found purse was discovered receipts for the withdrawal of the arrest values for the name Moshe Kramer and Mordechai Solesmes, and it is the only well-known names. According to Vergey, official archives, which would help to clarify the information closed, and the authorities are in no hurry to reveal them. According to various estimates, in Kurapaty were killed and are buried from 30 to 250 thousand people.

Against the restaurant

At the end of the action participants adopted a resolution which demanded from the authorities to prevent the opening 50 metres from the National memorial entertainment centre, “let’s Go-we’ll eat.” At this place a few years ago was to open a restaurant “Bulbash”, but then the public has made the abolition of it. Now activists began protests against the appearance of places of entertainment near the Pantheon, where are buried many thousands of victims of Stalinism.

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