Belarus remembers a sad date today. On March 22, 1943, the village of Khatyn was burned with all of the residents. After 26 years, a memorial was opened at the site of the tragedy, which became a symbol of the memory of the non-combatant victims of all the so-called "fire-consumed villages". And for 50 years this place has remained one of the most revered in our country. Every year it is visited by thousands of people, not only from Belarus, but from near and far abroad. Over half a century, it was visited by about 37 million people. By tradition, a requiem meeting will take place today in the memorial complex. Pupils of the Minsk College of Art and Schoolchildren of the Logoisk District will speak at the gathering. The memory of the victims will be honored with a minute of silence.