23 January 2018, Tuesday, 22:25

Admission to City Day only after a search


Eight checkpoints are to be set up in the places of mass open air celebration on the City Day in Minsk.

Such a statement has been made today to journalists by the head of the policing and prevention department of the Main Directorate of Internal Affairs of Minsk City Executive Committee Alyaksandr Kupchenya, BelTA reports.

“The access mode on the City Day is to be implemented at 8 points: near Svislach River bank, Victors Avenue, Melnikajte Street and Masherov Street, around “Minsk is Hero City” stela, near the Palace of Sports, in the Upper City, in the Students’ Village and in the Central Children’s Park named after M. Gorky. Minsk police is also going to provide policing of all events in different districts, which are dedicated to the City Day celebrations,” Alyaksandr Kupchenya said.

He reminded that it is forbidden to bring to the open air celebrations such things as fire guns, explosives, their models, and other objects that could pose threat to human life and health. Besides, it is forbidden to bring alcohol and low-alcohol beverages, beer, liquids in containers larger than 0.5 litre. People who are drunk, who have large luggage, will not be allowed to enter the places of mass festivities, as well as people with animals and bicycles, with video an photo-equipment with a lenses more than 5 cm in diameter.

More than 50 festive events dedicated to the City Day are to take place in Minsk on September 11-17. The key events are to happen on September 13. On this day the capital of Belarus is to mark the 947th anniversary since the date of its first mention in the Primary Chronicle in 1067. This year the motto of the festival is “You are the city I am always proud of, Minsk, you are the capital of my Belarus!”