National Airport not to be named after Skaryna

The explanation for this decision was in the official response to the request filed by the blogger Anton Matolka.

The current name of the airport fully complies with international traditions, and the possibility of giving the airport the name of the Belarusian printing pioneer Francysk Skaryna “requires a broad public debate,” the document that Matolka published in his “Facebook” said.

The authors of the document also proposed to name the National Library in honor of Skaryna.

But the main reason for the reluctance to rename the National Airport is a lack of funds.

This year, Belarus Culture Minister Barys Svetlou supported the idea that the National Airport be named after Francysk Skaryna, and the aircraft receive the names of prominent artists.

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