Belarus' capital Minsk hosted a sitting of the 43-rd Congress of the national youth union (BRSM). The President of Belarus greeted its participants. Alexander Lukashenko noted, that the youth personifies the future. It is a strong force, which promotes social and economic development of the country. The activists summed up the work of the union over the recent 3 years and drafted plans for the future. The youth had held a patriotic initiative “We remember and are proud!” About 50 delegates laid flowers to the Victory monument in the center of the city to commemorate the Soviet warriors who perished during World War – II.8