Belarus President attends final of 10th national beauty pageant Miss Belarus 2016

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The winner of the Miss Belarus 2016 beauty pageant will shape the image of the country together with athletes and figures of culture, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in his speech before the final of the national beauty pageant Miss Belarus 2016 on 19 June.

“Today we will crown the most beautiful Belarusian girl who will shape the image of the country together with athletes and figures of culture. I will not conceal that I came here to show respect to our wonderful women. Boldly speaking, it is an opportunity to say that we love them. Because our women are the pearls in the necklace of the Belarusian nation,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

The President remarked that he also could not leave the anniversary 10th beauty pageant Miss Belarus without attention because it takes place in the Year of Culture. “Admiration of beauty, harmony, and perfection is the foundation of culture, especially of our spiritual Belarusian culture. Women’s beauty is one of the most miraculous and amazing creations of nature,” he said.

In his words, in the Belarusian and Slavonic culture the image of a woman has been haloed with profound respect and admiration of beauty and wisdom since ancient times. Great ladies were not only the muses and companions, they also created history. As an example, the President mentioned Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk, Anastasia and Sophia of Slutsk, Aloiza Pashkevich, Larisa Aleksandrovskaya, and other renowned Belarusian women. “Wonderful heroines of our time glorifying Belarus with their sports feats, remarkable achievements in art, science, medicine, and other fields are as good as those ladies. I think it is also important that this beauty pageant gives our girls a unique opportunity to show their worth and reveal new facets of talent,” the head of state said.

“The finalists of the 10thMiss Belarus beauty pageant embody the best features of the young generation of Belarusians harmoniously combining visual appeal with inside spiritual beauty. I would like to believe that the participation in this contest will be a stellar springboard to success in life, I also hope that the grace and talents of the finalists will be in demand in the television industry, art, and other areas,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.