Mikola Statkevich calls for new rally near KGB building
Former political prisoner and former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich has invited Belarusians to stand in chain near the KGB building in Minsk with candles in hands to remember the victims of Stalinism.
This is what the former political prisoner wrote on his Facebook.
“October 29 is a black day of the Belarusian history. On this day in 1937 the NKVD shot more than 100 figures of our culture, especially writers. Stalin’s executioners knew what they were doing. It is the “people of words” who create the spiritual foundation of the nation, without which it turns into a herd. We are guilty before our martyrs, because executioners who killed them and hundreds of thousands of other Belarusians still have not been convicted and are considered heroes. Thus, today’s descendants of the executioners are boldly going their way. Patriots of Belarus are again tortured in prisons. If a society forgets its tragedies, they can be repeated.”
The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.
“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.