Hrodna State University Liquidates Belarusian Culture Department
According to the information of HRC Viasna the decision to liquidate the Belarusian culture department was taken at the scientific council of Hrodna State University. It’s worth mentioning that russification of this higher educational establishment lasts for about 10 years already. One of its adherents was the former rector Siarhei Maskevich who now is a deputy of the Chamber of Representatives. The process of russification acquired even higher pace under the rule of the new rector, Iauhen Rouda. It’s enough looking at the official website of the university to get convinced of it. Recently an attempt to liquidate the Belarusian literature department took place as well. The Belarusian culture department will be destroyed with the aid of ‘reorganization’. This department will become a part of the world culture department. Later the university administration can also refuse to extend contracts with the lecturers that demonstrated disloyalty to the present authorities.