Thursday, June 22, 2006

Post-Soviet Proto-Union State Honors Great Patriot War Dead And Sets Plans For Union Festival Of Cultures And Athletic Spartakiad

"The 29th meeting of the Integration Committee of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) opened here on Thursday with a minute’s silence in tribute to the memory of the fallen soldiers of the Second World War. Andrei Kobyakov, the deputy premier of the Belarussian government, presiding over the meeting, said that the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the war is a mournful date for the peoples of all former Soviet republics.

Regarding the business part of the meeting of the Integration Committee, Kobyakov said it was planned to discuss 17 questions and documents, some of which would be referred to the meeting of the Interstate Council of EurAsEC due here on June 23.

The Integration Committee discussed, specifically, the draft concept of EurAsEC international activity worked out by Belarus ... It also heard reports on the work to draw up a comprehensive programme to reinforce and equip the boundaries of the EurAsEC countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).

The committee also discussed plans to hold a festival of cultures and a spartakiad of the peoples of the community’s member countries."

ITAR-TASS "EurAsEC meeting opens with tribute to memory of WWII dead" June 22, 2006

Memorial to the Nazi Destruction of Minsk, Belarus; part of the Moscow Kremlin Great Patriot Cities of the Great Patriot War Memorial. Moscow, Russian Federation.

Photo credit: Memorials to the Great Patriot War, 1941-45. Western Missouri State University, Missouri, United States. With thanks.


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