Aleksandr Lukashenko extends October Revolution Day greetings

    Dear compatriots,

    I congratulate you on the historical holiday – October Revolution Day.

    There is no doubt that the events of October 1917 changed the fate of the huge country, created conditions for the national revival of peoples living in this country and for the realization of the right of nations to self-determination.

    The heroic chronicle of war victories and labor achievements under the Soviet leadership is unparalleled. Fraternal nations of the Soviet Union joined efforts to create the robust economy, science and culture. Belarus managed not only to preserve, but also to multiply this potential when choosing its own way of development. Peace, stability and accord reigning in our society are the logical result of the fact that we did not override social achievements of Great October, did not defy the ideals of equality, justice and selfless service to people.

    Belarus is one of the few countries in the post-Soviet space which celebrate this historical date. The Belarusians do not reject their past and do not want to give up on the sovereign right to determine their future independently.

    I sincerely wish you, dear compatriots, strong health, optimism, self-confidence and new achievements for the benefit of our Homeland.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko