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BelTA, Belarusian Women’s Union to present photo exhibition about women at war


Belarusian Telegraph Agency and the Belarusian Women’s Union will present the joint photo exhibition “Woman. War. Victory” in the shopping center First National Trading House on 21 June, BelTA has learned.

The exhibition is timed to the Day of National Remembrance of Victims of the Great Patriotic War and the Genocide of the Belarusian People as well as to the 80th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders. The exposition features 44 archive photos that highlight the hardships Belarusian women had to deal with during the war and after the war. The enemy failed to break them just like it failed to conquer the heroic Belarusian nation, which lost every third citizen during the war.

A nurse evacuates a wounded soldier from a battlefield

Gomel residents rebuild the city on a voluntary labor day after liberation from Nazi invaders

A poster dedicated to the woman pilot Olga Mikhailovna Lisikova

“Our women fought alongside men in partisan units. They fought as snipers at the frontline. They flew aircraft and drove tanks. They committed acts of sabotage in the fight against the enemy. They sent their husbands and sons to fight and overcame inhumane conditions of life during the war. They raised kids and grew crops. After the war they rebuilt destroyed cities and factories from the ashes. They did all of that and all these photos are about them – courageous, strong Belarusian women, who are devoted to their families and to their own country,” the Belarusian Women’s Union noted.

BelTA Director General Irina Akulovich and Chairwoman of the Belarusian Women’s Union Olga Shpilevskaya will take part in the opening of the exhibition. Woman veterans, who fought during the war and saw its horrors with their own eyes, have been invited to attend the exhibition’s presentation.

Captured families of Brest Fortress military personnel

A nurse bandages a wounded soldier on a battlefield

The photo exhibition “Woman. War. Victory” will stay open in the shopping center First National Trading House through 3 July. Admittance is free.