Babruisk activists campaign to rename streets in honor of repressed writers

2012 2012-10-31T18:28:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Mrs. Volha Pimanava, civil activist from the city of Babruisk, Mahiliou region, has launched a campaign to collect petitions in effort to rename the city’s streets in honor of two natives of Babruisk – writers Barys Mikulich and Siarhei Hrakhouski – who became victims of the Stalin-era political repression.

“The idea was suggested by Ales Bialiatski. In his letter, he said the 100th anniversary of Barys Mikulich would be celebrated this year. Apart from that, Siarhei Hrakhouski used to work in Babruisk and knew Mikulich. Both writers suffered many hardships and were repressed on trumped-up charges,” says the activist.