London, 23 June 2022 (TDI): The Embassy of Belarus in the United Kingdom (UK) sent a book by Belarusian author, Vladimir Tulinov to the UK libraries. The book was sent on the eve of the National Remembrance Day of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War and Genocide of the Belarusian People.

In honoring its feat during World War II, the Embassy organized a mailing of the English language edition of the book to leading Great Britain libraries.

The libraries are Central Library, National Library of Scotland, Bromley house library, Clifton library, and Central library of Aberdeen. Including The Cir Duncan Rice library, Ferryhill Library, Belfast central library, Grove library, and Canton Library.

The book by Belarusian author titled ‘The Guardsmen of Hippocrates’ is written on the foundation of rich factual material. At the same time, it reveals the theme of the feat of military doctors during the Great Patriotic War.

The Embassy honored those who fell for the freedom of Belarus. As well as paid their deepest respect to the generation of the victors.

Most importantly, the Embassy stated its commitment to providing objective information to the British public. Especially regarding the sacrifices and heroism of the Belarusian people.

National Remembrance Day

Belarus marks the National Remembrance Day of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War and the Genocide of the Belarusian People on 22 June. The day is observed all over the country.

The country, therefore remembers the people that sacrificed their lives in defending the country. In particular, the ones who were murdered, and tortured in fascist captivity.

This year, a flower-laying ceremony took place at the Victory Monument in Minsk. Also, Brest prepared a diverse program. Likewise, Brest Fortress hosted a requiem concert of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Belarus.

Additionally, there was a traditional event Bell of Mourning held at the memorial complex Buinichi Field in Mogilev.

A lot of work has been done by Belarus in perpetuating the memory of the fallen and the work still continues.

For instance, in 2016, a decree “On perpetuating the memory of those who died defending the Fatherland and preserving the memory of the victims of wars” was signed.

In February 2021, a government resolution adopted the state program “Perpetuating the memory of those who died defending the Fatherland” for 2021 up to 2025.