No Bryl, Sapeha and Vainilovich Streets for Minsk
The September ruling of the deputies of Minsk city soviet of deputies to rename Bersan Street in Minsk into Vainilovich Street and name some new streets after a famous political figure of the Great Principality of Lithuania Leu Sapeha and a well-known Belarusian writer of the Soviet times Yanka Bryl did not pass the legal expertise of the Ministry of Justice.
In Minsk city executive committee Nasha Niva was informed that according to the law on local self-government such decisions were to be discussed with the population, but the order of such discussions had not been elaborated. This became the formal reason why the deputies’ ruling did not pass the expertise. However, the political motivation is clearly seen in this situation.