On 21 June Belarus recalls the “last day of peace”.
Following this tradition, historical reconstructions of the events of June 1941 were held in Brest and Brest Fortress on Wednesday.
At 04:45 on 22 June 1941 German soldiers burst over the borders and stormed into the Soviet Union.
Belarus was on their way.
First part of the re-enactment of those days took part in the centre of the city.
Men wore uniforms of the epoch, women and girls were dressed like their great grandmothers back in 30-40s.
The show of pre-war exhibits and photos and musical performance of the city’s brass orchestra added to the atmosphere.
At night the action moved to Brest Fortress memorial complex.
A requiem meeting was followed by the military historical reconstruction at 5 a.m.
Over 500 enthusiasts from 11 countries recreated the episodes of the heroic defense of the Fortress from the enemy.