80 years passed since the start of the Great Patriotic War. This memorable date in the history of Belarus united hundreds of Belarusian cities at noon. Throughout the country, the All-Belarusian Minute of Silence was held as a tribute to the memory of those who protect homeland at the cost of their lives. The largest enterprises of the country joined the action. Minsk Bearing Plant symbolically cut off electricity in one of the workshops and thereby suspended the production process for a minute.