Brest, Mahiliou: Who celebrates under red flags? (photos)

Mostly senior citizens have come to the central square of Brest to mark the anniversary of what they call The Great October Revolution.

Celebrations in Brest.

37-year-old Viktar Ivanou, a former first secretary of the Brest Regional Committee of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union, seems to have been the only exception.

This year, Mr Ivanou has been promoted – now he heads The Centre for Youth Creativity. Today he has led the group of participants and brought a basket of flowers. Some people were carrying red Soviet flags, carnations and portraits of Lenin and Stalin.

Belarus is the only post-Soviet country where November, 7 is a public holiday.

Celebrations in Brest.
Celebrations in Brest.


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