Polotsk, 29 May 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Russia to Belarus, Boris Gryzlov took part in the Polotsk’s 1160th-anniversary festivities on Saturday.

The solemn opening of City Day took place in Polotsk. And the best creative teams performed in front of the participants and guests at the solemn ceremony of awarding the laureates of the “Honorary Citizen of the City of Polotsk” award.

Moreover, Gryzlov became familiar with the interactive project “Hansa. Union Through the Ages,” which was created to commemorate Polotsk’s 1160th anniversary.

The Russian ambassador also gave a speech at the Ceremony.

The Russian Ambassador’s Speech

Ambassador Boris Gryzlov started his speech at Polotsk’s 1160th-anniversary ceremony by greeting the participants and visitors of the City Day festivities

He also presented a painting by Anatoly Lukashenka to the Chairman of the Polotsk Regional Executive Committee, Igor Markovich.

In addition to this, he stated that the people of Russia and Belarus have a similar culture, common destinies, and a common spirituality.

Further, he added that it is now difficult to calculate the number of Russian and Belarussian peoples who have shared relatives and family relationships.

In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, provided a significant push for the creation of the Union State. It will also be a paradigm of interstate cooperation for the twenty-first century.

Participants in the March of Labor Collectives greeted noteworthy Polotsk’s 1160th-anniversary commemoration visitors.

History of Polotsk

Polotsk, a prominent commercial and trading city in the Middle Ages, had one of the Hanseatic offices. By the middle of the thirteenth century, Polotsk had become Hansa’s principal partner in the Dvina region.

Since 1998, the alliance of youth organizations between towns and cities has been operating. Their goal is to raise awareness among young people about their Hanseatic ancestry and to foster youth interactions based on Hanseatic principles.

On June 20, 2009, the delegates to the 29th Hanseatic Days of Modern Times voted in favor of Polotsk’s admittance to the New Hansa.

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