Shchuchin aims to surprise

Approximately Br85 billion will be needed to organise the Belarusian Written Language Day-2015

Approximately Br85 billion will be needed to organise the Belarusian Written Language Day-2015.
Approximately Br85 billion will be needed to organise the Belarusian Written Language Day-2015. The figure was announced in Shchuchin during the first session of the national organising committee, which plans and runs the holiday. This small city in the centre of the Grodno Region will become even more beautiful, and will be given a truly European feel.

Honouring written language

The holiday will be held on September 6th. However, work is in full swing already as writers, publishers, printers and musicians prepare for this important cultural event. The most pressing job currently falls to the builders who will transform the former 18th century princely palace of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky magnates, before our eyes. This architectural gem has served as a hospital during the war and as an officers’ club in the Soviet era; it will become one of the most striking visual features of the festival of Belarusian writen language.

The Chairman of the Shchuchin District Executive Committee, Sergey Lozhechnik, arranged a tour around the main festival sites. The reconstruction of some of these will help to preserve the historical heritage of the Grodno Region. The Head of the national organising committee, the Deputy Prime Minister Natalia Kochanova, is full of optimism, “I have a good feeling about the festival being in the city of Shchuchin. We have inspected all the sites carefully and all is currently going according to plan. Today we have also agreed on the position of the main stage of the festival. I am sure that this, the 22nd festival, will be as successful as all the previous ones. In addition, it would not be the festival without a gift. In the not too distant future the residents of the city will be given the gift of a specialised bookshop.”

By Vladimir Kozyrev
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