The Banner of Victory and soil from the Mound of Glory will be taken to the highest point on the planet – Mount Everest. The campaign kicked off at the Mound of Glory near Minsk on 7 April. Mountaineers were handed copies of the Banner of Victory, the state flag of Belarus, and a capsule with soil from the Mound of Glory. The joint project of the Belarusian Federation of Mountaineering and the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus is timed to the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War.
Photos by Pavel Orlovsky