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07.05.2013

Lukashenko: If not for Victory, we would not talk about democracy today

MINSK, 7 May (BelTA) - It is necessary to foster the awareness of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said when talking to young people at a ceremony to launch the construction of the Magistr residential district for representatives of the scientific and arts community, BelTA learned.

“With regard to the V-Day, for me, as a politician and President, this is a sacred day. I need to reinforce the memory of the Great Victory in the minds of the people so that our children and grandchildren should not forget,” the head of state said. In that connection, he recalled the construction of a new building for the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, which will become a kind of a monument to the feat of the people…

“In the difficult 1990s, when the country was in fact ruled by nationalists, people were afraid of wearing medals and orders. I had to challenge that situation,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

“For me it is important that life evolve naturally, that we do not forget those who gave us everything we have today. If not for that Victory, we would not talk about democracy today. We would have been slaves, down on our knees, if we had survived at all,” Alexander Lukashenko said.