MINSK, 14 February (BelTA) - Restoration and improvement of historical and cultural heritage objects continues in Minsk Oblast in 2020. More than Br1 million will be spent on Nesvizh Palace and Br250,000 on the reconstruction of Khatyn Memorial, Tatiana Khmel, the first deputy head of the department for ideology, culture and youth affairs at the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee, told a press conference in BelTA's press center.
“According to the investment program, more than Br1 million (from the national and regional budgets equally) was spent on Nesvizh Palace in 2019. The Culture Ministry supported the initiative to invest Br1 million on the palace in 2020. Moreover, Br250,000 will be spent on the reconstruction of Khatyn Memorial,” Tatiana Khmel said. She added that memorial complex Shtalag-342 in Molodechno is to be repaired this year as well.
Restoration works were carried out at 43 objects of historical and cultural heritage, 33 of them were completed. Tatiana Khmel reported that the improvement of some objects (Church of the Protection of the Holy Mother of God in the village Chyzhevichi, the Church of the Annunciation in Vitebsk and the monastery compound in the village of Malye Lyady) was financed from the funds raised during the regional voluntary clean-up day.
Some 681 objects in Minsk Oblast are on the state list of historical and cultural heritage (13 intangible cultural heritage objects).