Wonderful trip to Minsk with FOST students

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On August 11, an unforgettable trip to the city of Minsk took place. 45 students of Faculty of Overseas Students Training from Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Iran, India, Lebanon, Egypt and Ghana went by a comfortable bus to the capital of Belarus. The supervisors of the group were Deputy Deans of FOST M.A. Senkovich and N.V. Roschin.

First, the group visited one of the symbols of Minsk – the "diamond of knowledge" – the National Library of Belarus. Fascinating information was given in English. The breathtaking view of our capital from the observation deck left no one indifferent.

Then there was an informative sightseeing bus and walking tour around places of interest: Independence Avenue and Independent Square, the Church of Saints Simeon and Helena, Victory Square, the Island of Tears on the Svisloch River, Trinity Suburb and many others.

At the end of the trip, foreign students visited the historical and cultural complex "Stalin's Line", where they viewed casemates, dugouts, anti-tank ditches and barriers, a machine gun bunker, as well as aircraft, helicopters, tanks, armored personnel carriers, various types of weapons. The students were even able to shoot with machine guns and rifles.

A wonderful trip left an indelible impression on foreign students. They were completely delighted with the interesting and intelligible information, the beauty of Belarusian nature, architecture, spiritual and historical monuments.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to the leadership of our university, and especially to Rector, Professor A.T. Shchastniy for given opportunity to students from around the world to get acquainted with historical and cultural treasures of our beautiful country – Belarus!

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Deputy Dean of FOST M.A. Senkovich