The event was attended by the executive secretary of the Search Movement of Russia, co-chairman of the Central Headquarters of the Immortal Regiment of Russia Elena Tsunaeva, director of the Historical Memory Foundation, member of the Supervisory Board of the Association of Historians of the Union State Alexander Dyukov; Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Demyanyuk; Valery Kuzmin, Director of the State Archives of the Pskov Region; Svyatoslav Kulinok, head of the publications department of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.
Even 80 years after the start of the Nazi genocide in the occupied territories of the USSR, search engines in Russia and Belarus continue to find mass graves of Nazi victims.
“A joint history with the Republic of Belarus is already being realized: we were approached by representatives of a public organization of juvenile concentration camp prisoners, some of whom were kept on the territory of Karelia. A large research work was carried out, during which 544 surnames were identified, of which 87 were Belarusians. And now we are working together to perpetuate the memory of these people. Literally this week, a survey of the territory will begin and the identification of the place where these victims are buried. And later, we plan to erect a monument and memorial plaques there together with the Belarusians, on which the names of those whose names activists from the Republic of Belarus have managed to establish, ”said Elena Tsunaeva.
Also, joint Russian-Belarusian cooperation begins within the framework of the large-scale project of the Search Movement of Russia "No statute of limitations". Within the framework of it, a six-volume generalizing documentary
publication about the Nazi genocide on the territory of the republic, which has no analogues in Belarusian historiography, will be published.
The joint project is being implemented by the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus and the Historical Memory Foundation (Russia) with the support of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, the Association of Historians of the Union State “Union Initiative of Memory and Consent” and the OOD “Search Movement of Russia”.