Aleksandr Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Valentin Rasputin

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent a letter of birthday greetings to writer Valentin Rasputin.

    "You are one of the best representatives of the cohort of titans of spirit who are rightly called the conscience of the nation. And today your true word comes home to the society attracting people's attention to social and moral problems of modern times. We appreciate you for your talent and civil courage," the congratulatory message runs.