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2 Apr 2018

Brest Fortress renovation project: First results expected in 2018

MINSK, 2 April (BelTA) – The first results of a Union State project to renovate the Brest Fortress are expected in 2018, Belarusian Deputy Culture Minister Alexander Yatsko told a press conference time to the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia, BelTA has learned.

“This year, the Belarus-Russia Union State launched a project to renovate the Brest Fortress. Under this project, a lot of work will be done to reconstruct and renovate a number of buildings of the Brest Fortress and set up a museum in one of them,” Alexander Yatsko said.

The Brest Fortress project envisages 16 action items. These are the measures to be taken in 2018-2020 worth a total of RUB319.21 million.

Belarus-Russia cultural cooperation is traditionally active. Several joint projects have had success, among them the international festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, tours of the Belarus-Russia Youth Symphony Orchestra, master classes for students of Belarusian and Russia art schools. “I think we will have many years ahead of these successful projects,” the deputy minister added.

In his words, a scientific forum took place in Ivanovo District, Brest Oblast to discuss a project to reconstruct the family estate of the Dostoevsky family. The meeting participants worked out approaches and proposals to make the program more effective.

According to Alexander Yatsko, there are many projects at different stages of readiness. There are a lot of proposals, too. Culture is an unlimited source for cooperation, the official believes.

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