Greetings to Orthodox Christians of Belarus!
Dear fellow countrymen!
I send my best greetings on the occasion of the 1025th anniversary of Christianity arriving to Rus.
The adoption of Christianity became a life-giving source for the Eastern Slavs, while shaping the development of statehood, national cultures, science and education.
At all times the Church has served as a beacon of hope and preached the best traditions of mercy, diligence and devotion to the Motherland. Today its authority and experience stand high in the society. The Orthodox Church brings wisdom and love to our lives, while helping maintain stability and harmony in our Belarusian house.
The anniversary, which is widely celebrated in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, helps us to feel the power of faith, the importance of the chain of generations and the spiritual unity of the fraternal peoples. I’m convinced that at a new stage of its history the Orthodox Church will continue its service, uniting people and staying committed to its duty before the God and the Fatherland.
I wish you strong health, every success in good deeds and undertakings, happiness, peace and kindness.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Premiere in renewed theatre
[b]The reopening of the Kupala Theatre in Minsk after its reconstruction was long-awaited; the company is at last reunited with its home stage, now updated with the latest professional equipment. Work was undertaken at the President’s instruction and he attended a performance recently to see the results.[/b]