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Foreign Ambassadors Join Flashmob, Recite Poetry In Belarusian (VIDEO)

The ambassadors of the UK, Israel, and Romania to Belarus joined a poetic flash mob to recite famous pieces of poetry written by Belarusian classic writers.

Check out how they rocked it!

The diplomats joined the poetic flash mob and recited poems of Yakub Kolas and Pimen Panchenko and other Belarusian works.

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The event was dedicated to International Mother Language Day and support the national contest of young readers We Read Belarusian Together With velcom.

We read Belarusian together

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Belarus Viorel Mosanu recited Yakub Kolas’ poem Nadykhod zimy.

Translated as  “The arrival of winter” it reflects emotions typical for this time of the year.

Another piece of poetry by Yakub Kolas — Mnoga Slaunenkikh Kutochkau or “A lot of lovely nooks” — was recited by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Belarus Alon Shoham.

Besides, Mr Shoham translated the piece of poetry into Hebrew and recited it.

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Fionna Gibb, the ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the UK  recited a piece of poetry by Pimen Panchenko.

Diplomats of Sweden, Slovakia, Czechia, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, the USA, South Korea, and Ukraine also recited some works early this winter.

Why poetry?

Poetry is a universal form, which can briefly and precisely express thoughts and feelings, convey mood and sketch out one’s own character.

This is why every ambassador chose some particular work, which vividly shows the poetic nature of the Belarusian language.

Meanwhile, participants of the contest from all over Belarus have submitted 2,048 videos featuring their recital of Belarusian literature works.

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Regional finals are held from February till April, the final stage of the contest will take place in May.

Source: BelTA