Lukashenko: Day of People's Unity celebrates the era that placed Belarus on world map

14:16, 13 September

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Day of People's Unity is a tribute to the epoch, which gave the Belarusians the right to take their place on the world map, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to present state awards in the run-up to Day of People's Unity celebrated in Belarus on 17 September, BelTA has learned.

“In the Year of Historical Memory I believe it important to emphasize that 17 September has made its return to our national holiday calendar not only as a reminder of the value of freedom and independence but also as a tribute to the era that gave us, the Belarusians, the right to take our place on the world map,” the head of state said.

“We will remember it, as well as the fact that we established ourselves as a nation, a state, won the Great Patriotic War, revived the country from the ashes and even surpassed certain countries in the exploration of space, nuclear energy, biotechnology thanks to the people of labor,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

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