"Some of today's Young Front members never saw Sevyarynets and Dashkevich"

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The event took place at the office of the
BPF party (Charnysheuski street, 3). It was quite easy to agree on that -
current Chairman of the BPF Alyaksei Yanukevich used to be a "Young
Front" member. The first head of the independent Belarus Stanislau Shushkevich was among the honourable guests of the
event.

Stanislau Shushkevich: "I am happy that there are
sincere, true young people in Belarus, the people that want to build up a real
Belarusian country, real democracy human relations between humans." 

Stanislau Shushkevich and Uladzimir
Nyaklyaeu

The
guests arrived with presents. Poet, ex-presidential candidate Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu brought his books
"Kon". 

Civil
activist Andrei
Kim
 brought rare
leaflets to the party.

Andrei Kim: "Here, I brought the
"Young Front" leaflets, issued in the end of the 1990s. They are
really cool, simple and funny: You can sit and wait while this beastliness gets
you, you can sell yourself to Lukamol, or be with us. Young Front".
Unfortunately, this is still timely, so you can give these leaflets to the
policemen and BT journalists who are keeping duty right now here, under these
windows". 

The
"Young Front" Vice-Chairperson Nasta
Palazhanka
stated that the biggest value of the "Young Front" was
continuity of generations.

Nasta Palazhanka


Nasta announced that a nomination "Young Front Activist of the Year" started since that day.

Mikola Dzemidzenka: "As we never elected an activist of the year, we'll do this for the whole fifteen years today! We really liked it when we founded the "Love Belarus" award, so we had an idea to award ourselves as well!"

Alyaksei Shein

Ivan Shyla

Artur Finkevich

Tatsyana Shaputska with her three-months-old son Stefan - a future "Young Front" activist

Thus, the following people became "Young Front Activists of the Year" from 1997 till 2011: Yauhen Skochka, Alyaksei Yanukevich, Valyantsin Stefanovich, Alyaksei Shein, Alena Valynets, Vital Supranovich, Syarzhuk Lisichonak, Syarzhuk Bakhun, Artur Finkevich, Zmitser Dashkevich, Zmitser Khvedaruk, Ivan Shyla, Tatsiana Shaputska, Edward Lobau, Kasia Halitskaya. "The man of the 15 years" was of course founder of the "Young Front" Pavel Sevyarynets. 

Zmitser Dashkevich's father Vyachaslau collected the "Young Front Activist-2006" award instead of his son.

Ales Makaueu shakes hands with Vyachaslau
Dashkevich

It
is worth mentioning that many laureates stated that they were not the only
heroes - and listed the others. This is what Kasia
Halitskaya
 - the 2011 laureate - did.

Kasia Halitskaya: " I would like to say that 2011
was a hard year for the "Young Front", we really miss our leader
Zmitser Dashkevich... That year would have been impossible without our
honourable brigade of heroes - Raman Vasilieu, Uladzimir Yaromenak, Zmitser
Kremenetski, Mikhail Musski (who is in the army now), Paval Syarhei and of course
Kolya! (Mikalaj Dzemidzenka - Euroradio).