MINSK DISTRICT, 27 March (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko visited Belgips Plant on 27 March. The staff of the enterprise gave the president a handmade bison statue as a present, BelTA has learned.
The bison statue is made of white gypsum stone. An electric lamp is built in the base of the statue. The bison weights 41kg.
When the staff showed the bison to Aleksandr Lukashenko and then took it aside, he was surprised. “Why haven't you given it to me?” the president asked.
“It weights 41kg, Mr President,” co-owner of Belgips Plant, Chairman of the Board Yuri Goncharov explained.
“I can lift it, but I won't do this. Otherwise you will start criticizing me, saying I am showing off my strength,” the president joked. “Well, we will put it in plain view in the Palace of Independence. It is a very generous gift,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.