MINSK, 3 July (BelTA) - Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko thanked all the artists for being patriots during the recent turbulent post-revolutionary years as he addressed a ceremony at the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus on Independence Day, BelTA has learned.
“Thank you all, who have stayed in Belarus during these turbulent post-revolutionary years after 2020, to continue giving people joy and happiness,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
In turn, Kupala Theater actress Tamara Mironova, who was awarded the People's Artist of Belarus honorary title, thanked the head of state for supporting the Belarusian culture. “You have opened new pages in the history of our theater, a state-owned, national theater, the Yanka Kupala Theater. You have placed your trust in us and we have not let you down. I am proud that we have a stage director, young actors, and that a new young theater is being born. It is wonderful!” she said.
“I think that there will be more of you in a year. The first step is the hardest. My congratulations to you again. Live long, create for your people. True artists must always create for people, not for enemies” the president stressed.