Victory day in Belarus should celebrate and 8 th, and 9 May

Sixty-two years reversed in Europe ended the second global war — dictatorial fascist regime in Germany capitulated. For millions of people on the mainland, this meant the end of a dramatic band life filled with loss, suffering and sorrows.
Today remains for many a great and principled prazdnichkom now. However, note it in various countries are not in the same day: in the West, the EU states — May 8, in Russia and some other post-Soviet countries (including Belarus) — 9th.
This feature draws attention in his own letter to the "Freedom" our listener Edward Semashko from Vilnius:
"In my opinion, in Belarus should celebrate day of victory over Nazism and 8th, and 9th of May. Tady will not be wronged nor the Red Army veterans and Russian partisans nor those Belarusians who fought in the armed forces of the Western Allies.
This, in my opinion, is not normal when May 9 prazdnichek have only Russian veterans, a Belarusian fighter on any of the official authorities do not remember (or does not wish to keep in mind). Regular discussion about the history of the last war (and in general a very complex national history) must at some point begin. But it will probably have to do with this power. "

As you know, the capitulation of Germany was signed in the suburbs of Berlin late in the evening May 8, 1945. In Moscow, because of the difference in time has already come a day May 9. In general, it may be, not only so, but also for political reasons in the Stalinist Russian Union decided to celebrate a day of victory on the wrong day, when the rest of the world celebrates.
Will the revised this tradition in Belarus? In the near term — no, but in the future — maybe. It should be noted: already at the moment on May 8 in Belarus held a series of celebrations, including formal meetings and laying flowers at the monument.
Our listener Misha Loikaw from Svetlahorsk district in its own letter to the "Freedom" talks about what kind of memory left behind in Belarus last guerrilla commander and later head of the Byelorussian SSR Peter Masherov, who led the republic in 1960-1970-ies.
Listener pays attention to the fact, as the Belarusian society reacted to reverse initiated two years by President Lukashenko in Minsk renaming Prospect Avenue in Masherova favorites. Misha Loikaw writes:
"Very sad, surprising and shameful that our veterans so rapidly" surrendered "their own kills, comrade, he changed. They did not even try to defend him: neither the 1st word of protest from them could be heard.
And at the same time a day of victory our veterans in full uniform, topped with medals commemorating the victims, vowing always keep them in mind. And I think, if they are in such a parade lined up in a picket in front of the presidential administration and claimed to defend the memory of Masherova, no one would dare not touch them. But no — they fear enrage lose their power and privileges, and so silent. "

In his letter to Misha Loikaw also gives his assessment of the role in the history of Belarus Masherova:
"Masherov defended Belarus and during the war and after it. It agreed not with everything that Moscow sought. Was independent, not bowed, went boldly into the Kremlin offices. Practically, it is uniformly led to the independence of Belarus. Certainly, however, and paid own life.
He was not afraid, and respected. If it was not such pretentious and "Potemkin" villages, as at the moment. He did not prepare people for meetings, did not invent issues as presently. And he went on regions with little or no protection.
In Minsk there are monuments Kalinin, Lenin, Gorky, but Masherova not. Although he no longer deserves them. In our Svetlahorsk, which only 40 years old, all the main streets are named after Lenin, Sverdlov, Kalinin. It is an insult of the Belarusians. A general Navapolack Masherova should carry a name. "

I think, sire Loikaw, your assertion that Peter Masherov led to the independence of Belarus, all have the same exaggeration. Belarus in the 1960-1970-ies obediently did the allied plans and directives, and for all that are listed in the general budget more funds than received from Moscow.
Baltic neighbors of Belarus in this case were much more demanding and prudent — and it felt on their financial situation, and on the form of cities, the quality of roads, in the range of shops …
Specifically, during the reign of Belarus Masherova covered by a dense network of military bases (in including missile), and specifically in large scale it also achieved Russification all public life. With the struggle for the independence it has not sufficiently general.
But once in the memory of many people of that generation were personal modesty Masherova democracy in conversation, the increase in the standard of living at the time (especially in the face of the Russian Federation).
Our listener Misha Lysevich of Lida in his own letter speaks about the conflict over the transfer of the monument to soldiers of the Russian center of Tallinn to a military cemetery. This transfer is sanctioned by the Estonian authorities, caused widespread protests Russian inhabitants of Estonia and led to a sharp reaction from Russia. Misha Lysevich writes:
"All we beheld as Russian inhabitants of Estonia destroy center of Tallinn. Strshnoe spectacle Question democratic Estonian authorities: what for you it? Whom and what do you prove it? Nobody and nothing, apart from the fact that whole world show yourself fool — with all its marches SS legionnaires.
Your police with your order acts are equally fully with our riot police. You, as our Lukashenko, struggling with history. But not sad her page, but on the contrary — with the best.
Our lord destroys history of the people who have the misfortune gave him the highest throne. And you’re trying to prove that Hitler and his own bloody car carrying exemption for you.
We, Belarusians, have suffered so much from the Russian Federation, which is a 5 generation does not clean up. And despite this, no politician we did not give the order to kill the soldiers monument to Nazism. After all, so do not do politics, and offenders. "

Next to his own letter to "Freedom" Misha Lysevich from Lida remembers what the reaction in the Belarusian society caused in time attempt of some politicians to reconsider some episodes the second world war. Another quote from the letter:
"If Zenon Pozniak late 1980s and first 1990s tried a little" prysaladits pill "those of our fellow citizens who one way or another collaborated with the Nazis (albeit under the saints for us white-red-white flag and" Chase) he got branded a fascist.
It is undeniable nonsense, but — such a fee for trying to justify something that is worth condemning. And now, Lukashenko never fail to call Democrats about the national flag by the Nazis, and the flag of tear and blaspheme, like it really a swastika. That’s the upshot of neobmyslennogo act.
Europe should be shameful for what she said nothing about the events in Estonia, as silent as before. And it does so only because it does not wish to make rubbish of euroallied home. But this is only for the benefit of those who never respected and will not respect democracy and freedom. Kind whatsoever is shameful, but for their actions Estonia and Latvia should respond loudly to the whole world. "

As for the "best" pages of history … In 1944 and 1945 the Russian army had not only freed Estonia and the other Baltic countries from fascism — it is immediately deprived of their independence with their bayonets, and cemented brought the communist regime, which lasted whereupon more than forty years.
Can Estonian, who survived the liquidation of independence own homeland, lost loved ones in the Gulag, which the Communists took away land and property, after all this, and adore Russian fighter pochetat his
own daughter in the heart of the city?
It is very painful and fragile issues for all European nations, which eventually second world war not only Russian troops were freed from fascism, and by means of these same troops herded into violence so called "socialist camp", which rules the communist Moscow . Because the question of Russian monuments rising not only in Estonia — and in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, almost everywhere left communists own trail.
And the EU has cautiously reacted to this situation, because he understands its contradictory and delicacy. With all of this notice, sire Lysevich that nowhere in these countries not talking about disrespectful or mocking attitude to the graves of Russian fighter. And in Tallinn no monument or grave is not destroyed — they just moved to the cemetery.
Everything should mean: in the most of in the field of past battles from Murmansk to Novorossiysk and thousands of thousands of Russian soldier left unburied (or burial sites are not marked in any way — even moderate obelisks or cross).
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