The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted a memorable evening dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders.
The event was attended by the Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the UK Oleg Ermolovich, who briefly reminded the audience of the history of German occupation and the liberation of Belarus, as well as about the role of the people of Belarus in the Great Patriotic War.
The Belarusian writer Nikolay Gavrilov presented his novel “... And God will wipe away every tear” dedicated to the little-known facts of the Great Patriotic War to the guests of the evening. It is a story about the fate of officers and soldiers of the Red Army who were captured in the first days of the war. POW camps in Masiukovschina, where more than 80,000 Soviet soldiers were killed, are at the center of the novel.
The author told about the story that moved him to write the book and the process of writing it. Guests of the evening asked Nikolay questions and heard about his plans in the literary field.
An exhibition of original photographs of the Second World War from the TASS archives and the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus, was held in the course of the event. The guests also got acquainted with the works of the modern Belarusian photographer Natalia Dorosh.
Nikolay Gavrilov was born into a military family in 1964 in the city of Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai of the Russian Federation. Since 1979, he has been living in Minsk. He graduated from the Tallinn Maritime Academy with a degree in navigation. He worked as a navigator on the ships of the research fleet in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Nikolay began his career as a novelist in 2005. Since them, he published four books with a total circulation of more than 30,000 copies. He is a Member of the Writers' Union of Belarus and the Union of Writers of Russia, winner of several literary awards.