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In pictures: Seventh Congress of Belarusians of the World held in Minsk

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The Seventh Congress of Belarusians of the World was held at the Johannes Rau International Center for Education and Exchange (IBB Minsk) on July 15 and 16.
The event was attended by more than 160 delegates from 20 countries and 145 delegates from Belarus.

In photos:
1 – Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey;
3 – Abu-Bekir Shabanovich, chief mufti of the Muslim Religious Association in Belarus;
4 – former presidential candidate Uladzimir Milinkevich;
6 – Uladzislaw Zavalnyuk, vicar of the Church of Sts. Simon and Helena, and Archimandrite Siarhei Hajek, apostolic visitator for the Greek Catholics in Belarus;
7 – Sergei Kandybovich, chairperson of the Federal National and Cultural Autonomy of Belarusians of Russia;
8 – Stanislaw Shushkevich, Belarus’ formal head of state from 1991 to 1994, chairperson of the Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada;
9 – journalist Alyaksandr Tamkovich;
10 – writer Viktar Martsinovich;
11 – opposition activists Halina and Vyachaslaw Siwchyk;
12 – former Foreign Minister Pyotr Krawchanka; Leanid Hulyaka, the Belarusian government’s commissioner on religious and ethnic affairs; Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey and Deputy Culture Minister Vasil Chernik;
13 – Leanid Akalovich, archpriest of the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church;
14 – House of Representatives member Alena Anisim and Alyaksandr Starykevich, editor in chief of the online newspaper Salidarnasts;
15 – Paval Sevyarynets, co-chairperson of Belarusian Christian Democracy, and Barys Pyatrovich, chairperson of the Union of Belarusian Writers;
16 – historian Valyantsin Holubew;
17 – writer and historian Uladzimir Arlow;
18 – Aleh Trusaw, chairperson of the Francisak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society;
19 – Belarusian Deputy Culture Minister Vasil Chernik.




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