In Mogilev, local opposition and power separately marked the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Fifteen members of opposition organizations gathered at the cross of memory, which is not far from the city's south-eastern cemetery. Official event took place on the territory of the former hospital of radiation medicine at the memorial to the victims of Chernobyl. Both events venue — on the city outskirts.
The opposition coalition event initiated the democratic forces of Mogilev. Near the Cross prayer sounded. There was a brief rally. And laid a wreath and lit candles memory.
Chairman of the Coalition Yuri Novikov"In This year, we did not even try to take part in an official event. We have for several years sought to address it. We refused. There have even been cases when it is not allowed to lay flowers at the memorial. Now we have decided to completely ignore their actions. We have a cross to which we come every year and remember those who suffered from the Chernobyl disaster. We are not forced to come, here we come. "
For opposition activity observed two police officers in uniform — one of them with the rank of colonel. Moreover there were four men in civilian clothes. Participants were videotaped.
The official memorial service was held in the morning. First with a speech by the chairman of the Mogilev City Council Stanislav warts. In previous years, were the first representatives of the executive committee, most of all — its chairman.
The memorial sign near where the official rally participants gathered, mostly school students, is now in the territory, where the body of psychiatric hospitals. In addition to young people at the meeting were officials, representatives of law enforcement agencies, the pro-government NGOs, and the liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster.