Monument to anti-Soviet resistance hero destroyed in Vileika

2009 2009-04-29T18:36:22+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The monument to Rastsislau Lapitski, a hero of anti-Soviet underground resistance for independence of Belarus was destroyed by vandals near Vileika on the eve of Radonitsa.

The memorial stone was unveiled by civil activists in the fall of 2008 in the village of Krasny Berazhok, where the hero was executed. The stone was blessed by an Orthodox priest from the village of Kasuta, where Lapitski was born. 

Apparently, a tractor and a dump truck were used to destroy the monument. 

The stone had the following inscription: "RASTSISLAU LAPITSKI (І.ІХ.1928 — 28.Х.1950), a fighter for the indepence of Belarus was executed here. The stone was mounted on a concrete cushion and weighed several tons.