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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of April 17, 1992 No. 1594-XII

About veterans

(as amended on 11-05-2018)

This Law establishes the legal basis and measures of social protection of veterans, persons which were injured from consequences of wars, and also guarantee of activities of public associations of veterans in the Republic of Belarus.

Operation of this Law extends to the citizens of the Republic of Belarus, foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who are constantly living in the Republic of Belarus.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Categories of veterans

Taking into account merits in case of protection of the Fatherland, faultless military service and long honest work the following categories of veterans are established:

1. Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, including disabled people of the Great Patriotic War.

2. Combat veterans in the territory of other states, including disabled people of fighting in the territory of other states.

3. Veterans of work.

4. Veterans of Armed Forces.

5. Veterans of law-enforcement bodies, Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, State committee of judicial examinations of the Republic of Belarus, bodies and divisions for emergency situations, bodies of financial investigations of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, bodies of prosecutor's office, justice and courts.

Article 2. Veterans of the Great Patriotic War

Veterans of the Great Patriotic War are persons who were involved in fighting on protection of the Fatherland or in providing military units of field army in areas of fighting and also persons awarded with awards or medals of the USSR for dedicated work and faultless military service in the back in days of the Great Patriotic War.

Treat veterans of the Great Patriotic War:

1. Participants of the Great Patriotic War:

1.1. the military personnel including transferred to the reserve (resignation), passing military service or who was temporarily in the military units, headquarters and organizations which were part of field army (fleet) in the period of civil or the Great Patriotic War and also during other combat operations on protection of the Fatherland, guerrillas and underground workers civil or the Great Patriotic War;

1.2. the military personnel including transferred to the reserve (resignation), faces of the commanding and ordinary structure of law-enforcement bodies and state security agencies, serving during the period the Great Patriotic War in the cities, participation in which defense is set off in length of service for award of pension on favorable terms, the military units of field army established for the military personnel;

1.3. the faces of civilian structure of the Soviet Army, Navy, troops and law-enforcement bodies and state security agencies occupying in the period of the Great Patriotic War the established posts in the military units, headquarters and organizations which were part of field army or which were during this period in the cities, participation in which defense is set off in length of service for award of pension on favorable terms, the military units of field army established for the military personnel;

1.4. intelligence officers, counterintelligence and other persons performing special tasks in military units of field army, in the back of the opponent or in the territory of other states in the period of the Great Patriotic War;

1.5. the workers of special forming of the National commissariat of means of communication, the National commissariat of communication, floating structure of harvesting and transport courts and flight and lifting structure of aircraft of the National commissariat of fish industry of the USSR, sea and river fleet, flight and lifting structure of aircraft of Head department of the Northern Sea Route transferred to the period of the Great Patriotic War on provision of the military personnel and who were carrying out tasks for the benefit of field army (fleet) within rear borders of the operating fronts (operational zones of the fleet);

1.6. the military personnel including transferred to the reserve (resignation), faces of the commanding and ordinary structure of law-enforcement bodies and state security agencies, the fighters and command structure of destructive battalions, platoons and groups of protection of the people which was involved in combat operations on fight against the opponent's landings in the period of the Great Patriotic War and also in combat operations on liquidation of nationalist underground in the territory of the Ukrainian SSR, the Belarusian SSR and the Baltic republics during the period from January 1, 1944 to December 31, 1951;

1.7. persons who were involved in fighting against fascist Germany and its allies as a part of guerrilla groups, underground groups in the years of World War II in the territory of other states.

2. Persons awarded with awards or medals of the USSR for dedicated work and faultless military service in the back in days of the Great Patriotic War.

3. Persons of the following categories:

3.1. working at objects of air defense, local air defense, at construction of defensive works, sea bases, airfields and other military facilities within rear borders of the operating fronts, on front sites iron and highways;

3.2. the members of crews of vessel of the transport fleet interned at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War in ports of other states;

3.3. being involved as a part of special forming in mine clearing of the territories and objects after release from the German occupation in 1943-1945.

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