Outstanding journalists, figures of culture and art have been honored with state awards. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed a corresponding decree.
The Order of Francysk Skaryna has been conferred on Director of the national affiliated branch (representational office) of the Interstate Television and Radio Company Mir in Belarus Vladimir Pertsov. The Medal of Francysk Skaryna has been bestowed upon Olga Makei, the head of the political analysts department of the main directorate of the Television News Agency of the National State Television and Radio Company. Alexander Solodukha has received the Honored Artist of Belarus title.
State awards have been presented in recognition of the many-year productive work, a big personal contribution to the development of Belarusian journalism, creation of the single information space, improvement of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation in television and radio, significant achievements in culture and art.
The head of state has also signed an executive order to present letters of commendation to a number of workers of Belarusian mass media in recognition of their professional excellence, a big personal contribution to the coverage of important social and political events.
Letters of commendation from the Belarusian President have been bestowed upon Yevgeny Vanshin, the deputy head of the department of the Belarusian news agency BelTA, Natalia Zhdanovich, the deputy head of the special projects department of the main directorate of the Television News Agency of the National State Television and Radio Company, Sergei Khamentovsky, the deputy main director of the main directorate of the Television News Agency of the National State Television and Radio Company, and Olga Yurut, editor-in-chief of the information coverage directorate of ZAO Stolichnoye Televideniye.