27 January 2020, Monday, 18:50
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Video Fact: Belarusians "Rolled Out Pumpkin" To Russian Embassy

Video Fact: Belarusians "Rolled Out Pumpkin" To Russian Embassy

According to the old Belarusian tradition.

The performance was conducted by the activists of the Fresh Wind campaign on the eve of signing the documents on deepening integration with Russia.

- It's an old Belarusian, as well as Ukrainian and Slavic tradition: if the groom is unloved, the girl rolls out a pumpkin to him. As a sign that she does not agree to marry him. In our case, this means: let's be friends, but we'll live in different houses, both of us in his own," - activist Siarhei Bulba explained in an interview to Radio Svaboda.

The activists also wanted to pass a warning to the Russian Ambassador Dmitry Mezentsev that they would protect the independence of Belarus "by all available measures within the framework of the Belarusian law," but the document was not accepted.