SV: S. Zeno, what task you put in front of him, starting to work on this book?
Pozniak: This book was designed for the 20th anniversary of the independence of Belarus. At first I thought to publish a booklet, a letter. Then he started to work and it became clear that the need to give any other publication, because the event is very high — it's the greatest thing in the past 200 years! We have gained real independence, without blood — this is very important. And we are now in such a state that there is no one to write about it. This should be the academic institutions in normal situation would already be a series of monographs, research, since the phenomenon deserves.
But we are in a state of inner occupation, the national science practically destroyed. And then the question arises — in practice, writing stories have to do ourselves. It is not good to engage in professional historians who understand that such a national policy based on national interests, which is a national story. This is not, we will see what happens in science, and politics. And so the decision was made — to prepare a book from the analysis, the historical interpretation, with the memories.
I turned to Sergei Navumchyk, because such a book, if fast, then cook together, from different points of view. If there were more authors, it would be even better, but it's a big job, and it's so far that we can not do. So we started it together and tasked to create a roadway book, which is easy to read, which would transpartabelnaya, and that would cover the main issues associated with the acquisition of the state independence of Belarus.
SV: The cover states that the book goes to the 20th anniversary of independence, which falls on August 25, 2011. That is, the glorious anniversary of another year …
Pozniak: It is no coincidence that we started writing it in advance. Event so great that this year need to devote to it. We must ensure that our scientists, our cultural leaders, our politicians, our nation thought about it, comprehend, they were glad that we now have a state, and thought about the fact that it flourished, so she went back to narmalnastsi. After all, what we have now with the government — it is not normal, we have anti-Belarusian authorities. All it requires is a serious academic reflection. And wait for someone that will, who does not hurt any soul or heart, we're not going to. So we started this year of independence.
I believe that the year which begins on August 25, should be devoted to these events, comprehension, discussion, which is important for our culture and our nation has this event. Should be and the memories and discussions, it is very essential that it was not destroyed. After all, what we are seeing is the official policy of the regime, it is all aimed at the destruction of the memory of independence on zatoptvanne facts on the elimination of true stories from the Belarusian replacing it with false mythology, and this can not be allowed to happen. As long as we are alive, we can not afford to trample our independence and the memory of it. This book — the first sign that now was published by "Belarusian News".
Ablameyko: What is the message, in your opinion, are those texts of the reader, the authors collected in this book?
Pozniak: The reader, reading this book should become full dignity and pride for their country and for his people, because that is what has been accomplished in 1991, is a miracle, it is a victory of the national democratic vanguard. Beautiful, shiny, small forces, with time, with the understanding of the strategy, with a brilliant tactic. And if we approach this phenomenon with classical European parliamentary yardstick, the classic yardstick balance of power, it is impossible to explain.
It was necessary to understand and answer, as so is it possible that 10 percent of the opposition deputies in the Supreme Council — members of the Popular Front — actually gained independence and imposed their will and policies of the Supreme Council of the whole. And so it was. And in our book, understand the components of this victory. How this could be done.
There is absolutely unusual phenomenon. This is a real understanding of what the Supreme Council in terms of political, social, and psychological. All that was then analyzed and it was concluded and adopted the correct tactics — how to defeat this horde, which owns 90% of the vote. And we did it. It is a fact that can not be in doubt, there is the fact of victory and the fact of independence. This is done And this should give an explanation and reasoning. Those people from trying to make a judgment, could not think of political science concepts as well could have been done. It is possible.
There have been many miracles, and gaining our independence — it is also a miracle, but a miracle came from the real tactics and real strategy, real people and real struggles. And all of this is reflected in our book. It's all there, and these people are still living. Therefore, (repeat) Belarusians who read it should be filled with pride for their country and for their people. Karatkevich once said, "one can," and we had the thirtieth And these 30 were able to that which could not rest 300 who were against us.