What is the anniversary of the proclamation of the BNR for today’s Belarus? How better to views recognizable Belarusians celebrate the date? Now with the arguments on this topic — ceramic artist, a member of the Belarusian Union of painters, one of the first Belarusian political prisoners Gregory Kiyko. Days of celebration for Freedom March 25, 1997 Gregory Kiyko Minsk City tribunal convicted to two years imprisonment with hard labor ("chemistry"). Was accused of hooliganism. This is one of the first hard sentences for political activity.
Roots"Gregory is usual for our interlocutors question: do you think that day Will be noted in This year?"
Kiyko: "I think if the authorities would be prohibited action, we — our party, friends — come and lay flowers at the monument to Yanka Kupala. And it is our will, as statedsmiling, victory. Because at the moment the power has huge muscles, but I struggle a step has passed, we will be peaceful method to conduct their business. And we will win. Long live Belarus! . "
Roots"What do you mean by day the Belarusian People’s Republic of What Will you personally day?"
Kiyko: "For me, it is very prazdnichek large. We are not fighting a case for it yet 11 years ago, when put under the truncheons. But for so long, they could not break us. Mode we still failed to kill him, and we were fighting here, just at the moment we are fighting on another. We have people at clubs NOT are leading and conducting cultural and educational work. Struggle by peaceful means, but more perfectly. And our job — and I’m currently a member of the Conservative Christian Party — working with young people. Please study the history, because we were taught in Russian period, the history of Belarus started Tipo 1917. But our history even more, and it is understood the youth. This is not something that our generation has not previously know any of our sanctuary, nor about other values … Incidentally, I know where the white-red-white flag, which was in the Supreme Council. The time will come when we will install it again with honor. "
Gregory Kiyko born June 27, 1951 in the village Tsaluykava Luhansk region of Ukraine. In 1980 he graduated from the Belarusian Theatre and Art Institute. Ceramic artist. In the Belarusian Popular Front from its inception. After the split in 1999 — a member of the Conservative Christian Party BPF. He is married and has two daughters.
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