The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has begun work on the problem of Vitebsk graffiti artists in Bali. An employee of the Honorary Consulate of Belarus has already left for the Indonesian island.
The local migration service accuses the Belarusians of illegal business.
The article provides for a fine of $37,500 or imprisonment for up to 5 years. After some time, the team was released, but their passports were not returned.
In Belarus, these graffiti artists are known for their black-and-white works on the streets of Vitebsk - portraits of writer Alexander Pushkin, cosmonaut Evgeny Leonov and American film star Marilyn Monroe. The artists have been traveling on the Indonesian island for a few months. During this time, thousands of people got familiar with their creative works.