Kazakhstan • 10 December, 2019

Brest passed the baton of the cultural capital of the CIS to Shymkent

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Brest handed Shymkent the ststus of the cultural capital of the CIS. This status will belong to the Kazakh city during 2020, Belta reports. 

The official ceremony took place in the Brest academic drama theatre. "The interstate program "Cultural capitals of the Commonwealth" is certainly a key project of the CIS countries in the field of culture. To earn such a status is honorable and at the same time responsible.

Belarus is proud that since the implementation of this international project, three Belarusian cities - Gomel, Mogilev and Brest have been chosen as the cultural capitals of the Commonwealth, - said the Minister of culture of Belarus Yuri Bondar.

During 2019 Brest adequately carried this high status. The city was a real celebration of culture, which contributed to the preservation of peace, friendship and interaction between people. Today we pass the baton to Shymkent. We sincerely wish new discoveries, ideas and projects to the new cultural capital."

Chairman of the Brest city Executive Committee Alexander Rogachuk noted that the events of the cultural capital of the Commonwealth very organically fit into the program of the Millennium celebration of the regional center, gave the event a greater scope

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