Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:29

Igor Martynenko, Head of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure of the Law Faculty of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, took part in a seminar on the protection of the archaeological heritage of Belarus

Igor Martynenko, Head of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure of the Law Faculty of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, took part in a seminar on the protection of the archaeological heritage of Belarus

Specialists in the protection of historical and cultural heritage, representatives of the land management service, the departments of architecture and construction and housing and communal services, the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus met to discuss issues of improving the protection of archaeological sites and artifacts in the E.F. Karsky regional library.

- Today, we have done a lot to protect the monuments of archeology, - said Elena Klimovich, First Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Regional Executive Committee. - In all districts of Grodno region, inventory of the monuments has been carried out, also in many regions some projects have been developed for the protection of monuments of archeology. Such projects as Ivie, Mosty, Ostrovets, Oshmyany districts today are on the approval of the Ministry of Culture.

During the seminar Igor Martynenko, the head of the law and process department of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, introduced the basics of responsibility for violations of legislation in the field of protection of historical and cultural heritage and also he demonstrated some examples of vandalism, destruction of monuments, illegal excavation of archaeological excavations.

It should be noted that complex and systematic studies of the legal protection of historical and cultural heritage are conducted at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, one of the results of which is the introduction of the special course "Legal Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage" in the educational process and the publication of the same textbook in 2017.

The seminar was organized by the management of ideological work, culture and youth affairs of the Grodno local government.

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