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28 Mar 2018

Book of Condolences opened at Russian embassy in Belarus

MINSK, 28 March (BelTA) - The Russian Embassy in Minsk opened the Book of Condolences in connection with the recent tragedy in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping mall in Kemerovo, BelTA learned from spokesman for the Russian embassy Aleksei Moskalev.

In his words, the Book of Condolences will be available for signing from 9.00 to 18.00. The entry will be free, with visitors obliged to present their IDs upon the entry.

The Book of Condolences will also be opened in the General Consulate of Russia in Brest.

Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko has ordered the Belarusian flags to fly at half mast in a sign of grief and solidarity will Russia that declared 28 March the day of nationwide mourning due to the recent tragedy in Kemerovo. It has also been advised to cancel any entertainment TV shows and similar events, including those scheduled to be held in public places.

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