Yanka Kupala Square appears in Ashdod, Israel


The initiative to commemorate the name of
the Belarusian minstrel belongs to Belarusian Ambassador in Israel Ihar
Lyashchenya, writes the newspaper "Republic". It was supported by the representatives
of the Israeli community of Belarusian natives and by the city authorities. Now
they discuss installation of the memorial shield in honour of the first
People's Poet of Belarus in the square.

Ashdod is the 6th biggest city in Israel. About 210 thousand people live here. This
year Ashdod became the twin-city of Brest.