Year of Native Land in Belarus extended onto 2018-2020

    The Year of Native Land has been extended to include 2018-2020. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed the relevant decree.

    The document is designed to stimulate the social and economic development of the regions, encourage active citizenship among members of the general public, and preserve the historical, cultural, and spiritual legacy.

    The Council of Ministers has been instructed to get together with the oblast administrations and the Minsk city administration to work out the relevant national action program for the period till 2020 and coordinate the work of government agencies and other organizations as they fulfill the program.