Babruiskers are concerned with the state of the local architectural monuments

2013 2013-02-07T16:01:22+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

An initiative group of like-minded people, concerned with the state of architectural monuments, has formed in Babruisk.

Its activists are preparing documents for the registration of the local branch of the Belarusian voluntary society to protect the monuments of culture and history.

First of all, the volunteers will try to solve the issue of the Jesuit church located on the territory of the Babruisk castle, and the acting church of the Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary.

The fist of them has been kept in a neglected state for a long time and has burned several times during the several last years, because it is not guarded despite its being registered as a historical monument of Belarus.

The parishioners haven't also been able to solve the problem of the church of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady (constructed in 1901-1903) for a long time. During the Soviet rule an administrative building was attached to the church entrance, where state and private institutions are situated now. The accessory building not only spoils the outlook of the church, but also creates some inconveniences for believers.

The activists of the newly established initiative group state they will first of all struggle to get the church registered as a historical and cultural monument.

"It was an unpleasant discovery for me that there are Babruisk citizens who have lived their whole lives in the city, but have never visited the Babruisk castle. They are unaware of the architectural monuments around them which need to be urgently saved from destruction. We will try to deliver this information to the public," says the local historian Ihar Tkachou.