Today the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaytse awarded the Commander Cross of the Order of Vytautas the former chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich for the active support of Lithuania's independence in 1991.
"You give us the opportunity to again check yourself and your gramadyanskasts. Looking at your example, we set ourselves ever higher standards ", — said President Dmitry Grybauskaytse while presenting state awards to Lithuanian and foreign citizens for Merits to Lithuania on the occasion of the state, reports DELFI.
The most honorable award was S.Shushkevich. Commander's Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great — the highest honor of the country from 1930.