MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) – The Yanka Kupala bust sculpture has been officially unveiled in the Yard of Cyrillic Alphabet in Pliska, Bulgaria, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Bulgaria.
“According to the tradition established in the Yard of Cyrillic Alphabet the bust sculpture was sprinkled with soil from Yanka Kupala's homeland during the ceremony. On behalf of the Belarusian delegation, the poet's favorite flowers - white roses - were laid at the statue,” said the diplomatic mission. His poems were read in the Belarusian and Bulgarian languages at the event.
The sculpture was designed by Belarusian sculptor Vladimir Slobodchikov who attended the opening ceremony. Attending the ceremony was also Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Bulgaria Aleksandr Lukashevich, a delegation of the Yanka Kupala State Literature Museum, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Culture Foundation Anatoly Butevich. Among the guests were the authorities of cities and oblasts of Bulgaria, MPs and the public.More about Society