Lukashenko: time itself forced us to take tougher state position in issues of preserving historical truth
The President of Belarus spoke about the important conditions for maintaining sovereignty and independence. This is our historical memory and our national traditions – as noted by the Head of State during his annual Address to the Belarusian People and the National Assembly.
Aleksandr Lukashenko explained, “We, Belarusians, are a nation with a rich thousand-year history, in which the heyday and the decline of many states – created on our lands – are intertwined. The origins of Belarusian statehood are the foundation of our sovereignty. For almost a third of a century, the topic of the origins of statehood has caused heated discussions and debates in the academic environment and society. The self-exiled opposition activists are especially worried: they are sitting abroad and are looking for the non-Slavic origins of the Belarusians under the foreign leadership of Western curators. History for them is a weapon, as they say. Therefore, time itself forced us to take a tougher state position in the issues of preserving historical truth, to give a principled, uncompromising assessment of certain facts.”