National Defence Day Belarus

Belarus celebrated a day of national military defence by revisiting historical battles including the Soviet-led military “Rogachev-Zhlobin Offensive”of February 1944 and the Soviet troops retreating from Afghanistan on February 15, 1989 after a decade-long war, where nearly 30,000 Belarusians fought under the Soviet flag. Stalin Line was the heavily fortified western border of the Soviet Union during WWII. In Belarus, a section has been turned into an interactive museum and is home to thousands of Soviet War artifacts including guns, missiles, bombs, fighter planes, and helicopters.