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30 September 2021, 18:00

Minsk hosts exhibition marking CIS's 30th anniversary

Photo courtesy of the CIS Executive Committee
Photo courtesy of the CIS Executive Committee

MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) - An exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) opened in the CIS Executive Committee in Minsk on 30 September. The exhibition features exhibits from the CIS History Museum and the Presidential Library of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

“Numerous books published in different years and reflecting the history of the Commonwealth of Independent States have gone on show. A number of books have been donated to the CIS Executive Committee by public figures, politicians, representatives of culture and science from different countries, including heads of sectoral agencies and other CIS institutions. A special place in the exposition has been given to authentic office equipment, which was used to create the history of the organization. Among the exhibits are original phone and fax, as well as legendary Yatran typewriter, which was used to print the CIS first basic documents,” the press service said.

The exhibition presents a selection of stamps and envelopes issued for the CIS anniversary dates. Almost all the exhibits have autographs of the participants of the solemn cancellation ceremonies. By the way, the latest first day of issue envelope ceremony with the original stamp “30th Anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States” took place at the CIS Executive Committee on 27 September.

One of the most valuable exhibits is the original of the CIS highest award - the CIS Badge of Honor. It is awarded to heads of state and government, as well as statesmen and public figures of the CIS countries for their outstanding contribution to the strengthening and development of the CIS, friendship, good neighborliness, mutual understanding and mutually beneficial cooperation between the CIS countries.

The exhibition also features a selection of original photographs that reflect the main milestones in the CIS history.

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