According to Gerashchenko, now in the Belarus seen the work in preparation for the anniversary of the Polish uprising 1863 year. Not so long ago, November 7, near the town of Vilejka (Minsk region) at the tomb of the rebels established a new cross, blessed by the rector of the church priest Anatoly Alkovitskogo. On the same day was celebrated in Belarus municipal prazdnichek — in memory of the October Revolution of 1917. With all this the 200th anniversary of Russian war of 1812 not officially celebrated. Because what will be the 150th anniversary of the events of 1863?
"I think we're limited to standard phrases of glorification of the" revolutionaries "and unlikely otvazhutsya officially tell the truth about the population of those events. Maybe even open a couple of monuments rebels — said Gerashchenko. — Meanwhile, the Polish intelligentsia and the Vatican should meet anniversary repentance for the atrocities that were committed by the nobility, with the participation of the Catholic clergy in 1863 — including against its own people, because there is no desire for freedom can not justify the atrocities committed at the time and ruthlessness. "
"We need to hold conferences with the role of historians and the public, dedicated to the uprising of 1863. Well-substantiated, objective discussion will reveal just anti-Russian and anti-Ukrainian and anti-Belarusian immediately obscurantist nature of the uprising birth" — identified Gerashchenko.
According to the views of the Vitebsk writer and public man, the role of the Roman Catholic Church in the celebration of the Polish insurgents in 1863 — completely natural as non-participation in similar activities of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. "Risen gentry in 1863, becoming one of the purposes of the return of the privileged position of Catholicism, because these rebels for the Vatican in spite of their questionable actions against even the Polish peasantry — its — said Gerashchenko. — It would be surprising if the Belarusian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church took part in the praise those who called for the killings with the Orthodox, Catholics for the return of their illegal benefits. "
Also completely understandable, Gerashchenko said, is that the pro-Western opposition focuses on the celebration of the Polish gentry and ignores the sacrificial heroism of those Belarusians who opposed the nobility of terror in 1863 and supported by the Vilna governor-general Misha Muraveva (Muraveva-Vilnius — in Russian historiography and Muraveva — "Hangman" — in Polish). "With the pro-Western opposition, everything is clear: it continues the same old line aimed at weakening the Russian world, which conducted their predecessors in the years 1863-1864 — stated Gerashchenko. — Should not have long to do" sprinkle ashes on his head, "and, in the end to tell the truth about the Polish uprising of 1863. has long been time to give moral and historical assessment of the actions of the Polish nobility, and so referred to the rebels, who immediately showed barbaric ruthlessness since the first attacks on the Russian garrisons and the Russian people since the night of 10 to 11 January 1863 year: they cut any innocent sleeping soldier who came from ordinary farmers, burned trying to help them live the resistance, cut off part of the face and body were still alive. It is clear that our supporters' romantic revolutionaries "not previously the case, but we have to keep this in mind and do not follow the smoothed history."
"In this period of Russian, so to speak," the rebels "whitewash, and the facts of their atrocities deliberately hid on the sole ground that they were against Russian autocracy — Gerashchenko said. — In fact, they are counting on the support of a number of European countries , tried to regain the Rzeczpospolita. Mikhail Nikolaevich Ants-Vilensky showed himself at the time as a real patriot and courageous politician because of his actions was stopped carnage unleashed by Polish nationalists. Polish commentators dubbed it the "hangman" just for the fact that he executed some 10 s thugs and murderers, whose hands this time were stained with blood. If not for his decisive actions, not for the courage Russian fighter, officers, Cossacks, and ordinary Belarusian and Polish farmers, the victims would be much greater. "
"In fact, the revolt of 1863 is relentless outbreak last Polish noble birth of nationalism, which, unfortunately, the Russian authorities simply overslept. Clear that if you give an impartial assessment of the actions of General Misha Muraveva and other patriots have said about the" how to "" rebels, "and that they were calling for the murder of the Governor-General Muravyova promised a large reward for it. Also that farmers did not support the gentry and supplied the rebels with food, feed for horses and so only under threat of perdition — said Gerashchenko. — In the first case, the Poles Augustus and the surrounding areas Muraveva asked to join the specifically Russian territories. wrote the same stately Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich about the actions of the insurgent gentry and their minions: "The brutality of them, especially the peasants, surpass all imagination! They hang out and cut them inhumanely, even their wives and children. Through this, farmers completely terrorized. "Publication of similar documents will inevitably destroy that myth, which created around the events in Poland in 1863. "
Actions in 1863 left no noticeable trace in the history of the Belarusian people. But the interpretation of the events that began in January 1863 and ended after year, has caused considerable controversy between the so-referred to as "natsdemami" zapadnorusistami and at the end of XIX century — beginning of the XX century and, according to historians, lasts in the XXI century. In assessing this situation, Gerashchenko said: "I think it's a matter of historical and ethnic choices." Natsdemy "suffer the same Russo-phobia, which were soaked and Polish gentry in 1863. Because neither of which objectivity on their part to read is not necessary. Supporters zapadnorusizma already at this point they say the truth about the uprising in 1863, but they were not enough to those who hear. Unfortunately, in official and opposition media read the truth about the events of 1863, virtually impossible. "
As reported IA REGNUM, since the beginning of the year the Belarusian authorities failed to carry out any of the 1st scientific event dedicated to the anniversary of Russian war of 1812, or "on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812", as stated in the official media reports. Belarusian authorities are silent about the 200th anniversary of Russian war of 1812, they were subjected to audit the content of training programs, as scientific, reference and training materials,
removing references to the Russian war of 1812. Since the beginning of 2012 activists of the Minsk Society of Russian Culture "Russia" — the largest organization in Belarus, Russian citizens, spent about 10 ka events dedicated to the anniversary of the Russian war of 1812. In the spring of the Belarusian authorities to stop work for six months ICSC "Rus" and prepare to eliminate it.