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Belarus President bestows Spiritual Revival awards

MINSK, 5 January (BelTA) – Upon the decision of the head of state, five prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus “For Spiritual Revival” were awarded to the clergy, educators, and labor collectives for active humanitarian work in 2011. Alexander Lukashenko signed relevant Decree No.5 on 5 January, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian head of state.

One of the awardees is Archbishop of Novogrudok and Lida Gury. He was awarded for a considerable personal contribution to the spiritual revival of Belarus, publishing, educational and charity work.

A prize was bestowed upon the teachers of a family-type orphanage Igor and Galina Bushmakinys for having raised 11 orphans and bringing up another five children.
The awardees include a team of the early intervention department of the Gomel Central Municipal Children’s Outpatient Clinic for making great progress in early detection and correction of speech, neurosensory and motion disorders in children.

The laureates include a team of the Belarusian Union of Painters, and a team of the Second National TV Channel.

Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No.6 on presenting nine special prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus to cultural figures and artists who made a great contribution to the development of art, music, theater, crafts, museums, education of young hopefuls.

The prize was awarded to People’s Artist of Belarus Bella Masumyan and ballerina Yekaterina Oleinik, Merited Artist of Belarus Gennady Shutov, Professor of the Belarusian State Academy of Music, People’s Artist of Belarus Yevgeny Gladkov, art critic Boris Lazuko, Classic Vanguard music group, employees of the Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble and a team of restorers of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, as well as Children’s Dance Company Zorka.