Bridge of Peace between Belarus-Japan-Russia-Ukraine

FFWPU NER: On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, Peace Fund of Belarus, WFWP of Japan, WFWP of Belarus, and WFWP of Russia held an International Peace Conference in Vitebsk, Belarus, on September 20, 2014.

Sixteen people from Russia including VIPs and children’s ensemble “Angels of Peace” came to this event. WFWP of Ukraine sent its representative, Natalia Mashir. WFWP of Russia invited a very talented Ukrainian family that represented the Ukrainian Cultural Center. We decided to hold a Bridge of Peace ceremony as a spiritual condition for reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine, and to strengthen the WFWP foundation in Belarus.

The whole conference went on in a very warm and loving atmosphere. Two Ukrainian women received the Ambassador for Peace certificates, which they accepted with tears of gratitude. After the Bridge, there was a beautiful cultural program performed by Belarusian children’s ensembles, Russian ensemble “Angels of Peace,” and the talented Ukrainian family. The head of the Belarusian Peace Fund mentioned that they consider it very meaningful that children of different nationalities take part in the Peace program together.

After the banquet, Belarusian, Japanese, Russian and Ukrainian women started singing folk songs and even dancing, many of them with tears in their eyes.

The Belarus Peace Fund asked WFWP representatives of Russia to present a special greeting and a family song at the opening of the Third National Family Festival in Vitebsk.