Congratulations on the Day of Defenders of the Fatherland and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus from the Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Viktor Kurash

Dear colleagues!

I congratulate you on the Day of Defenders of the Fatherland and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus!

This holiday embodies the heroic deeds of our compatriots and the continuity of generations of the Belarusian people in selfless service to the Motherland!

On this day, congratulations are traditionally addressed to all men.

We address special words of gratitude and respect to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the internationalist soldiers who have demonstrated examples of the highest valor and heroism in combat operations. Your courage, fortitude and selflessness will forever remain the bright example for all the patriots of Belarus!

Today, the state archival institutions store numerous documentary materials about the military deeds of our compatriots, who defended the integrity and independence of our Motherland.

In the conditions of modern information and hybrid wars, archivists are at the forefront of the common struggle against attempts to falsify and distort the national history. Painstaking and responsible work for the preservation, study and popularization of documentary heritage is your professional contribution to the protection of the objective memory of the events of the past!

Please accept my sincere wishes for peaceful skies and reliable family rear, unbending will and inexhaustible energy, good health and good spirits, success in achieving your goals and new achievements for the benefit of our dear Belarus!

Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management
of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus
Viktor Kurash