Political party Belaya Rus was created in Belarus
On March 18th, 2023, a new political party of the country, the Belarusian Party Belaya Rus, was created and unanimously supported at the founding congress in Minsk. The founders of the new political party were 15,948 people. Chairman of the Republican Public Association Belaya Rus Oleg Romanov was unanimously elected as the head of the Belarusian party Belaya Rus — its chairman.Earlier, on the penultimate day of winter, a media presentation of the party being created was held in Minsk, before that, constituent meetings were held all over the country to create a new party. A broad discussion of the party programme was held in labour collectives, educational institutions and the expert community.
As noted in the approved party Charter, the Belarusian Party Belaya Rus is a public association pursuing political goals, uniting citizens of the Republic of Belarus on a voluntary basis for the implementation of programme goals, contributing to the formation and expression of the political will of citizens in the political life of society, as well as representing their interests in state bodies, other organisations and local governments.
The goals of the new party are to ensure the inviolability of the constitutional order and civil harmony; strengthening an independent, strong, prosperous Belarus and building a socially just society in which every citizen feels free, self-sufficient, independent person, whose abilities are fully realised; uniting the citizens of Belarus on the basis of the priority of national interests, cultural traditions, historical memory, patriotic and spiritual and moral values of the Belarusian people, the desire to preserve the sovereignty and independence of the state. 71 people were elected to the Supreme Political Council of the party, among them are the STV TV reporter Grigory Azarenok, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Valery Belsky, Chairman of the Minsk City Council of Deputies Andrei Bugrov, Chief of the Knowledge Public Association Vadim Gigin, Deputy of the House of Representatives Gennady Davydko, Associate Professor of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts Irina Dorofeyeva, Rector of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts Natalya Karchevskaya, Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Journalists Andrei Krivosheev, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the BRSM Youth Union Aleksandr Lukyanov, Director General of Marko Nikolai Martynov, Director of the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Nikolai Myslivets, General Director of the Stolichnoye Televideniye STV TV channel Aleksandr Osenko, Chairman of the Republican Public Association Belaya Rus Oleg Romanov, member of the Council of the Republic Sergei Sivets, athlete Ivan Tsikhan and Director of the information and enlightenment institution Actual Concept Aleksandr Shpakovsky.
The all-Russian political party United Russia has already invited Belaya Rus to take part in the work of an international interparty expert group that brings together representatives of authoritative political organisations from all continents. Within its framework, the most acute problems of the international agenda are discussed and responses to the current challenges and threats of our time are formed.
Chairman of Belaya Rus Oleg Romanov is convinced that the party system of Belarus is entering a new, higher level of development. According to him, Belarus has a pronounced specificity of the national party system, “Our parties are not opponents of the state, not forces aimed at weakening it. On the contrary, we are working towards the same goal with the Belarusian society and state: building a strong and prosperous Belarus, strengthening the Belarusian state, ensuring its competitiveness in the face of those tough challenges that our country has received in recent years and decades.”
Based on materials of sb.by and belta.by