Five awards of the President of the Republic of Belarus "For Spiritual Revival" have been conferred on priests, pedagogues, authors and labor collectives for their humanitarian activities. On 5 January the President signed relevant Decree No. 5.
Among the awardees are Archbishop of Novogrudok and Lida Gury. He was awarded for the personal contribution to the spiritual revival of Belarus, publishing, educational and charitable activities. The award was also conferred on parenting teachers of the Nesvizh orphanage Igor Bushmakin and Galina Bushmakina, and others.
The Decree is a testimony to the effort of the state to create healthy spiritual atmosphere in the society, preserve and multiply national cultural heritage, promote Belarusian culture and arts, nurture love for the Motherland, disseminate the ideas of humanism, charity and mercy.
Please see the Russian version of this site for the full text of the Decree.