EU Heads of Mission Visit Kurapaty (04/11/2016)

Today, on 4 November, Heads of Minsk-based diplomatic missions of European Union Member States, together with the Chargé d'Affaires of the United States of America in Belarus, visited Kurapaty. It has become a tradition for diplomats to gather on or around Dzyady, the Remembrance of Ancestors Day, to honour the memory of the victims of the 20th century totalitarian regimes. In Kurapaty, the diplomats laid flowers at memorials sites, including at the Memorial Cross and the hilltop stone that marks the place chosen by Belarus' government for a memorial to be erected in commemoration of the tragic fate of the people murdered and buried at the site.