Posted: 22.04.2023 16:19:00

Petrishenko: subbotnik represents important cementing spirit of collectivism

Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko joined the nationwide subbotnik in Moscow, where – together with the staff of the Belarusian embassy in Russia – he took part in the beautification of the territory of the Belarusian embassy complex– as reported in the press service of the diplomatic mission

Igor Petrishenko and Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Krutoi planted trees on the territory of the embassy complex. Speaking about the significance of the nationwide subbotnik, the Deputy PM recalled that this is an old tradition, laid down in the childhood of Soviet generations.

“We, the generation of the Soviet Union, were brought up like this from kindergarten onwards: Octobrists, pioneers, the Komsomol, the Communist Party. [Nationwide subbotnik] is a very important cementing spirit of collectivism that our people had, have, and, I think, will have. The most important thing is that these traditions of the subbotnik are growing with new approaches, new ideas, and it’s pleasant that young people are involved in it to the maximum: both ours and in the Russian Federation,” Igor Petrishenko underlined.

Several lindens appeared in the embassy courtyard, which were added to other trees that form a kind of small park on the territory of the diplomatic mission. Igor Petrishenko – who worked as the Ambassador of Belarus to Russia and during this time the reconstruction of the embassy complex took place – noted that the choice of trees for planting was not accidental, “We selected lindens in terms of the growing season. We did not have enough lindens: there’re larch and birch trees, pines. And we should make such an ambassadorial park, reminding everyone that these trees grow both in our country and in Russia. In general, this tree strengthens and gives positive energy.”

The historical part of the Belarusian embassy is located in the old Palace of Count N.P. Rumyantsev. The building is a monument of Russian architecture, presumably, the authorship of the great Russian architect V.I. Bazhenov. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus, in 2015, the construction of the business and cultural complex of the Belarusian embassy in the Russian Federation was completed.

The complex is a landmark republican object situated in the historical part of Moscow’s centre. Its activities are aimed at developing mutually beneficial Belarusian-Russian and international co-operation in the trade, economic, scientific, technical, information, cultural and humanitarian fields.