The Chairman of the Regional Council of Veterans, Anatoly Lyubchenko, notes that the portraits are being painted this spring, during an international plain-air — as is traditionally hosted by Mogilev in memory of artist Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya.
On the eve of the 70th anniversary of Great Patriotic War Victory, an avenue in honour of that time is also being created. Mr. Lyubchenko tells us, “Veterans, young people and social organisations will plant as many lime trees as the years which separate us from that far off, yet resonant, day: May 9th, 1945.” The site for planting is yet to be determined but may be situated in either Panikolsky Park or Buinichi Field, in Mogilev. Trees are to be planted either side of a path, leading to a memorial.
By Svetlana Markova