On 5 January 2012 Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 6 to decorate workers of culture and arts with nine special prizes of the President.
Awards were bestowed upon workers of art, art historians, pedagogues, creative and museum collectives for the great contribution to the development of fine arts, art history, amateur art, museology, education of the creative youth.
The award was conferred on People's Artist of Belarus Bella Masumyan, ballet dancer Yekaterina Oleinik, 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.