The destroyed and then blow up house of culture in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, 2006 - 2007

Events, facts, documents and evidences: As it was earlier shown on the pages "The "Taliban" movement and oppression of local people, 2004" and "Destroyed rural house of culture, 2005", the rural house of culture in the village of Kamenyuki, the administrative centre of the National Park, is in disrepair and actually abandon, resulting from a management line of indifference by the administration of the Park towards needs of the local population.

2006

Nothing has changed for the better over the last two year. In 2006 the house of culture has been abandon and was in disrepair to continue showing distruction.

These photos show decorative-work benches with a roof which were earlier established in the front of the house of culture. Instead of being repairing, an order to remove them was given to workers of the National Park that was successfully executed.

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Removal of benches (May 5, 2006)

The fact allegedly was that that the local youth makes groups around benches in the evening and leaves a lot of rubbish after leaving was called the reason of removal of benches. Yes, this has often been observed. And the fact that many pupils from the Kamenyuki ecological secondary school with the ecological status have no an appropriate ecological culture deserves to be under special consideration. This problem is not the only in this school, as regards to ecology. In this respect it would be more honest to call this school a pseudo-ecological one. Nevertheless, Littering rubbish in the area around the house of culture cannot give occasion and, furthermore, justification to the Park's management to brake benches.

On the other hand, is it really that the destroyed and abandon house of culture motivated young people to get high moral behavior? Judge yourself by looking photos above. You see the local youth has actually grown such "the centre of culture" as this.

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The abandon house of culture (June 26, 2006)

2007

2007 got turning-point concerning the future of the house of culture in the village of Kamenyuki. The management of the National Park has made a final decision to remove the destroyed building because of allegedly technical impossibility of its repairing. Recently, for example, TV showed a report that engineers have found and have made a reality a solution which has allowed stopping the continual decreasing the famous tower in the Italian of Pizza upon the tilt. And the simply two-storied house of culture seems to be impossible for renewal. However, there are completely another reasons for such "impossibility" as this and you can read about them in the publication by Heorhi Kazulka "Culture of Belovezhskaya Pushcha to be ruined!".

In May of 2007, employees of the Ministry of Emergency came to Belovezhskaya Pushcha in order to begin preparatory works for final destruction of the building, for controlled explosion.

These pictures show the employees of the Ministry of Emergency conducting preparatory works to get dynamite explosion.

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(June 4, 2007)

These pictures show the house of culture which is already after preparation for controlled explosion.

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(June 8, 2007)

Special wooden boards were established to protect windows of nearby buildings and the monument of lost soldiers.

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(June 9, 2007)

The local population was notified beforehand of time of explosion to prevent possible victims.

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(June 8, 2007)

The moment of the blast to make the final destruction of the house of culture is shown here. Nothing, except for the huge cloud of dust, is not visible ahead.

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The blast of the house of culture (June 9, 2007)

To surprise of all gathered public and the employees of the Ministry of Emergency, half of the building has only failed. The other half has remained to be nearly untouched like nothing has happened.

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The house of culture half blown up (June 9, 2007)

Big pieces of concrete and bricks have scattered around.

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A piece of the buildings thrown off by the explosion (June 9, 2007)

The employees of the Ministry of Emergency have begun the second mining of the house of culture.

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(June 9, 2007)

Additional explosions were made the next day and ruins were only remnants of the house of culture. These photos show what remained after the blast of the house of culture.

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Ruins of the house of culture (June 10 and 11, 2007)

Young birch trees which managed to grow up on a roof of the house of culture have remained unharmed as an illustration of triumph of the life.

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Birch trees on the ruins (June 11, 2007)

The local population is in the afternoon during survey of what remained from the houses of culture.

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(June 10, 2007)

The local population is in the evening taking bricks for home economies. The next day to do this was already forbidden.

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(June 10, 2007)

Near to the house of culture a church is under construction already during ten (!) years. The modern paradoxes of Belovezhskaya Pushcha are as the following. Is it really possible to revive spirituality and simultaneously to destroy culture?...

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A church against a background of the destroyed house of culture
(June 9 and 10, 2007)

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