Historical memory

  • "There is no nobler cause than preserving the historical memory in the name of a bright future."

  • "Descendants of the Nazi shouldn’t think that once the last witnesses of the genocide of the Belarusian nation and other nations are gone, the historical truth will be gone with them. We will elevate this matter to the highest international level so that they would remember and would not forget it."

    Ceremony on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of Great Victory at the Victory Monument, 9 May 2022
  • "Memory of those who fell fighting for the freedom and independence of the Motherland, who gave their lives to free the planet from the brown plague, memory of victims of Nazism is sacred to our people. Taking good care of it has become part of the national idea."

    Ceremony to unveil a monument to Nazism victims Array of Names in the memorial complex Trostenets, 29 June 2018
  • "There should be no place for aggression and violence in our minds and hearts. We cannot allow any new bloody conflicts. The historical memory and care for the future of the world community call for that."

    Meeting with representatives of religious confessions, national associations, and diplomatic missions, 2 October 2015
  • "Our historical memory tells us: the peaceful skies and creative work must be reliably defended. There is no room for complacency! This is why we take the most decisive measures to strengthen the military security."

    Army parade to celebrate Belarus Independence Day, 3 July 2018
  • "We’ve been hearing increasingly frequently: “What do we need this for? Let’s forget everything.” A hideous thing hides behind this seemingly harmless slogan. It is an attempt not only to forget but also to rewrite the history of the war, take away the deed of our people from us. We must not forget it. We must not give away this Great Victory. It is a testimony of the greatness of the Soviet people whose descendants we are, too."

    Commemorative meeting to unveil the memorial complex Trostenets, 22 June 2015
  • "Our splitting the victory plays into the hands of our rivals and adversaries. They are glad we’ve started the squabble. And you know how it started. This is why I strongly condemn statements that someone secured this victory singlehandedly."

    Visit to the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex, 2 June 2018
  • "We will keep this memory of the war as long as we make movies, write books, recite poetry and prose about the war, as long as kids in the kindergarten memorize poetry and sing war-time songs, as long as the curricula of our schools and universities cover this topic absolutely honestly and sincerely."

    Victory Day celebration, 9 May 2018
  • "Only by staying as vigilant as possible will we be able to insure ourselves against a repetition of the tragic errors of June 1941. Yes, we take pride in our victories. But I would not like my nation to once again experience such victories. I’d rather not see such a war and such victories  that cost millions of lives."

    Reception marking Belarus Independence Day, 1 July 2016