Day of Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces is marked in Belarus on February 23. This is Belarus' national holiday, the day of courage and heroism of the defenders of all generations. Their memory was commemorated today in the capital Minsk today.
Representatives of security forces, veterans of the Armed Forces and the Minsk leadership laid wreaths and flowers by the eternal flame and the monument in Victory Square.
However, this holiday in Belarus is also called Men's Day, in contrast with International Women's Day, which is marked on March 8.
The average man in Belarus is 37 years old, he lives in the city, works and is married
By tradition, President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated countrymen on 23 February. "This holiday, fanned with courage and valor, is always celebrated with a special sense of pride in our soldiers, who at all times reliably ensure the country's defense and now continue to adequately protect the borders of our country. The country has established a sound security system and we are further strengthening the Armed Forces to improve combat training of troops," said the head of state.