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Kyrgyzstan has younger generation who knows history, respects veterans of WWII – Belarus' Ambassador

May 6, 2014

Kyrgyzstan has younger generation who knows the history and respects veterans of the World War II, Ambassador of Belarus Viktor Denisenko said on May 6 at the opening exhibition of children drawings dedicated to the Great Patriotic War at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek.

Unlike other countries of the former Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan does remember horrors of the war, the Ambassador believes.

Many countries were drawn into the World War II, it covered 80% of the world population, he recalled. "The most crucial battles took place in our previous common motherland the Soviet Union. Our great-grandparents, grandparents and fathers stood in the way of the enemy. They showed an example of tremendous courage, patriotism and love for their country," Denisenko said.

More than 363 thousand Kyrgyz citizens were recruited, and 95 thousand of them did not return.

"Belarus lost every third citizen. 2 million people were killed at the front, 400 thousand were stolen and never returned home. Belarus faced Nazi occupation; 110 Jewish ghettos were established there a killing machine was destroying the people. We must remember all that, and I'm sure in the children's interest in these events," the Ambassador added.

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Source: AKIpress News Agency (Kyrgyz Republic)

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