Lukashenka's new decree: permission of ideologists required to hold a live performance
Aliaksandr Lukashenka signed decree
#257, according to which it is necessary to receive the permission of
ideologists to conduct mass cultural events.
The press service of Lukashenka says:
"The decree provides that the organizer is obliged to obtain a certificate for the right to organize and carry out cultural and entertainment events on the territory of the Republic of Belarus (roadshow license) in the department on ideological work, culture and youth affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee."
Under the new decree, for events with the participation of Belarusian and foreign artists roadshow permit is issued with the payment of the state fee to the Special Fund of President of Belarus on support of talented youth. The roadshow permit for events with the participation of only Belarusian artists will be issued free of charge.
"This legal act also provides the right of foreign citizens, persons without citizenship, foreign and international organizations to hold cultural end entertaining events in the Republic of Belarus," reads the press release.