Salihorsk: you need an official permission to be a Santa!
Some Salihorskers wanted to hold a festive New Year
action for low-income families, whose members cannot afford to call Santa Claus
for their children. They phoned to the education department in order to get the
addresses of such families. They said that they have the appropriate costumes
and gifts and wanted to hold a charitable action for Salihorsk children.
However, the officials disliked the idea. Instead of giving any information they said that one needs a special permission from the head of the education department and the head of the ideological department of the executive committee for such actions. As a result, the volunteers decided to get the necessary information from other sources.