Surely there is no obstacle to top status
A monument to Anastasia Slutskaya to be erected in Slutsk in 2016 to mark the city’s 900th anniversary
The Minsk Regional Executive Committee’s Chairman, Semen Shapiro, met recently with residents of the Slutsk District. For around 90 minutes they questioned him on street plans, road, school and kindergarten construction, agriculture and industrial development in the area.
People were also eager to know whether Slutsk has any chance of being named the cultural capital of Belarus next year. The Governor said that he sees no obstacles to this, stressing, “Of course, I’m not responsible for the issue. However, I can confirm that Slutsk is in a good position to be acknowledged as a cultural capital. The city boasts a rich history and culture and its residents are highly educated people.” It was also noted at the meeting, that in 2016, a monument to the ‘Belarusian Jeanne D’Arc’, Anastasia Slutskaya, will be erected in the city, following a joint decision between the Slutsk District Executive Committee and Belarus’ Culture Ministry. As the Slutsk District Executive Committee’s Chairman, Andrey Yanchevsky, noted, the monument will mark Slutsk’s 900th jubilee.