Street art dedicated to Svetlana Alexievich removed in Minsk

Photo: Aleh Latushka, Fartunata Latushka

The Minsk City authorities ordered to remove the street art dedicated to Belarusian writer and Nobel Prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich because it had not been endorsed. They also reasoned that the art object was painted on the wall of a historical and cultural value under protection of the state. Officials from Minsk's Leninski District administration personally watched the artists remove it, reports. The crowdfunding platform behind the street art is yet to decide where to move the street art object.

The street art authored by street artist Ihar Stahievich (aka Bazinato) from Maladziecna was painted on a former factory building located in Kastrycnickaja Street, Euroradio reported earlier. The project was dedicated the launch of Svetlana Alexievich’s five-volume edition "The Voices from the Utopia" – the translation of the writer’s five works into Belarusian.