On May 18, in the Temple of All Saints, a church in Minsk, representatives of the Orthodox Church and of the state administration gathered to announce the establishment of an association called “Defenders of Memory and Truth of the Great Patriotic War.” The setting for the press conference was not chosen idly: the temple’s priest, Fiodar Pouny, has closely collaborated in the past with the Belarusian authorities. He can often be seen on state TV next to President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and alongside famous sportsmen and businessmen.
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