Lukashenko awards Belarusian figures of culture on Independence Day

19:00, 3 July

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko honored figures of culture in a ceremony at the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus on Independence Day, 3 July, BelTA has learned.

The president conferred the Order of Francysk Skaryna upon Vadim Yakonyuk, professor of the department of musical pedagogy, history and theory of the performing arts of the Belarusian State Academy of Music, and the Medal of Francysk Skaryna upon Vladimir Andreyenko, director of the Mogilev Oblast Puppet Theater.

The president bestowed a badge to the Honored Figure of Culture title on Aleksandr Finsky, professor of the sculpture department of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts; a badge to the Honored Artist title on Aleksandr Glazko, ballet dancer of the State Academic Dance Ensemble, Valery Shmat, art director of the Golden Voices music production center, and Ruslan Chernetsky, leading actor at the Maksim Gorky National Academic Drama Theater. A badge to the People's Artist of Belarus title was conferred upon ballet dancer (soloist), leading dancer at the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater Anton Kravchenko and drama actress, leading actress at the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater Tamara Mironova.

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