Alexander Lukashenko awards Belarusian art luminaries in 2016
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has conferred For
Spiritual Revival awards and special prizes to Belarusian art luminaries in
2016. The head of state has signed corresponding decrees.
The President conferred five awards For Spiritual Revival in
2016 on the groups of authors in recognition of their vigorous humanitarian
One of the prizes was
conferred on Abbot of St. Elisha Lavrishevo Monastery of the Novogrudok
diocese Father Evsevy (Konstantin Tyukhlov) in recognition of a big contribution
to the spiritual, moral, and patriotic education of youth, organization of the
activities of the monastery, and helping people in difficult life situations,
alcohol and drug addicts.
The prize was
also conferred in the personnel of the Belarusian rehabilitation center for
disabled children in recognition of their comprehensive work in the
rehabilitation of children aged 3 to 18 years, creation of the barrier-free
environment helping to eradicate certain stereotypes, instill hope and
self-confidence in children.
For Spiritual Revival was bestowed upon the Maxim Tank Belarusian State
Pedagogical University for the development and promotion of the volunteer
movement of students, organization of more than 800 charity campaigns, concert
programs and dramatized performances every year for children in orphanages,
boarding schools, and rehabilitation centers.
The award was presented to the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus
for a big number of events promoting the patriotic education of people,
including children, students and working youth, employed population, veterans of
war and labor. One of the events was the large-scale renovation of the Mound of
The prize was conferred on head of
the residential and public architecture chair of the Belarusian National
Technical University Sergei Sergachev for the publication of the unique book
Vernacular Architecture of Belarus. History and Present Days. Apart from that,
he was doing his best to preserve vernacular architecture objects of historical
and cultural value in the country.
special prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus were awarded to
figures of culture and art, men of science, educators, teams of authors,
cultural institutions in recognition of their great achievements in visual and
performing arts, amateur art, museology, education of young people in
The special award of the President
was conferred on the team of authors of the Golas Radzimy Newspaper editorial
staff, including head of the department Ivan Zhdanovich and special
correspondent Yekaterina Medvedskaya for the productive cooperation with
Belarusians abroad and the professional coverage of the intercultural dialogue
issues in Belarus.
The award was bestowed
upon the group of authors of BelTA News Agency, including photo editor of the
Visual Information Department Irina Bufetova, BelTA Director General Dmitry
Zhuk, Head of the Department for the Support and Development of Internet
Resources Ivan Sinichkin for the creation and implementation of the information
and journalistic project Sovereign Belarus: Era of Achievements featuring
archive and modern BelTA photos to illustrate the changes happening in Belarus
in the past 20 years and create a comprehensive view of the changes in the
The award was conferred on the
team of authors of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company, including Deputy Chief
Director of the Main Directorate of Belarus 24 TV Channel Yevgeny Baranov, Chief
Director of the Main Directorate of Belarus 1 TV Channel Yelena Ladutko, Deputy
Chief Director of the Main Directorate of Belarus 1 TV Channel Olga Salamakha
for the production of a series of videos We Did This Together featuring the
achievements of Belarus in various fields, demonstrating the successes of modern
Belarus and the positive dynamics of its development in the period of
One more special prize was
presented to artist, member of the Belarusian Union of Artists Konstantin
Vashchenko. He received the special prize for the artistic finish of the
multi-volume facsimile edition The Book Legacy of Francysk Skaryna, high
professionalism, presentation of the era of Francysk Skaryna and his historical
role of the printing pioneer.
prize was bestowed upon the personnel of the Michal Kleofas Oginski Museum
Estate for the development and implementation of the project Return of Northern
Athens aimed at the popularization of the composer’s legacy, including through
the organization of balls to celebrate Christmas and Michal Kleofas Oginski’s
The personnel of Yevgeny Glebov
children’s music school No. 10 in Minsk received the prize in recognition of
a big contribution to the development and preservation of the national culture
and music art by holding concerts and meeting with Belarusian composers, a
series concerts Music of Belarusian Composers in the Hearts of Our Children, the
International Children’s Contest named after Yevgeny Glebov.
The award was presented to the personnel of the
Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater in recognition of a big contribution to
the development of the Belarusian theater art, theater productions based on the
works of Belarusian playwrights, preservation and promotion of the works of
Belarusian classical and modern authors.
The personnel of the Molodechno Culture Palace received the special
prize in recognition of a big contribution to the development of amateur art,
including for the sponsorship of 35 amateur art groups, including 12 honored
amateur art groups of Belarus, organization of more than 100 events as part of
the nationwide campaign Cultural Capital of the Year.
The special prize was conferred on the workers of the Gomel
State Circus in recognition of a big contributing to the development and
promotion of the circus art, enhancement of international cooperation,
organization of highly professional programs and charity events for children
from Chernobyl-affected regions.
special prize was also bestowed upon Raisa Ramanenya, the head of the decorative
art studio Belarusian Souvenir of the Soligorsk Art Center for Children and
Youth, in recognition of a big contribution to the restoration and preservation
of the traditions of making straw souvenirs, promotion of the national culture
among young people, active participation in the decorative art exhibitions in
Belarus and abroad.
Such decrees on
presenting awards attest to the ongoing attention of the state to the creation
of a healthy spiritual atmosphere in Belarus and the promotion of the Belarusian
culture and art.