Ten special prizes of the Belarus President were awarded to people of culture and art, men of science, educators, teams of authors and cultural institutions.
Konstantin Vashchenko is one of the laureates. The famous artist received the special prize for the design of the multi-volume facsimile edition The Book Legacy of Francysk Skaryna.
The award was given to the personnel of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater. The creative team not only contributes to the development of Belarusian theatrical art, but also helps to preserve the works of Belarusian classical and modern authors.
Nikolai Pinigin, artistic director of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre:
Our main staging has been Two Souls by Maksim Goretsky. One more our performance, The Seagull, received the Belarus national theater award for the best dramatic performance.