22 July 2019, Monday, 18:14
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Street Art In Brest: Mysterious Hand Inscribed Sentence To Lukashenka

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A graffiti based on a biblical subject has appeared in Brest.

The street art on the theme of Rembrandt's famous painting "Belshazzar's Feast" was placed near the central highway of Brest - Maskouskaya Street. A reader of the Charter97.org website from Brest has informed about it:

"The old story about the ruler, who is mired in feasts, when his power is hanging on a thread, is more than relevant for Belarus. Recently, we have seen a cascade of such feasts of dictatorship, from all kinds of pompous constructions, parades to murky sports "holidays." The tinsel of these festivities encourages Lukashenka himself and his sycophants to think about his own invulnerability and inviolability of his power. But, as well as thousands of years ago, the sentence of History has been passed to them and the fire words are already flaming on the walls of their palaces," - the reader from Brest wrote.

Rembrandt's painting is based on a story from the Bible book of Daniel. During the feast of the Babylonian king Belshazzar the mysterious hand wrote the words "Mene, tequel, fares". King of Babylon appealed for an interpretation to the wise man Daniel:

"And here is the meaning of the words: Mene - God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; Tekel - you have been weighed ... and found wanting; Peres - your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians," - Daniel explained the words. The same night, as the Bible says, the king of Babylon was killed by the armies of the Persian king Cyrus.