Veterans still on-stream
President presents state awards to distinguished people
Scientists and doctors, civil servants and teachers, farmers and artists also received state awards and honorary titles, with Mr. Lukashenko emphasising that the Great Victory is a symbol of all held dear by Belarusians and of which they are proud, ‘forged not only by feats on the battlefield but on dedication by home front workers: their willingness to work together, with courage and deep humanity’. He praised the work of those who lived in times of occupation, noting that Belarusians ‘survived and won because they believed in Victory and lived with the dream of a peaceful and happy future for their Motherland’.
By Boris Svetlov