In his address at the All-Belarusian People's Assembly, the Belarusian President noted that cultural heritage is one of the key pillars of the nation.
This is proved by the sociological studies. According to a survey made in November 2020 by the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on demand of the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research, most people consider culture and traditions to be the main factor that binds the Belarusian inhabitants. At the same time, based on the said survey, Belarusians recognize and commend the contribution of different cultures to the "Belarusian cultural code" at different stages of historical development: Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, Jewish, Tatar, etc.
The uniqueness of the Belarusian national culture is that, probably, only Belarusians could preserve their language, culture, traditions, customs, and even the usual way of life under radical transformation, and sometimes tough distortion of the entire social life.
The war, which wiped out Belarusian cities and villages, forced our people to rebuild their lives, in fact, from scratch. In just a decade, the once agrarian republic became the intellectual and industrial center, the forge of personnel and the assembly shop for the entire USSR. Opening of universities throughout the country laid the base for the highest human potential: based on Education Index, Belarus ranks 30th in the world.
However, the emerging in recent decades lifestyle of Belarusian culture has been under the threat of being blurred by global trends: informatization, digitalization, the galloping rhythm of life, and the widespread introduction of new technologies. And Belarusians had learned it fast to become an IT-country in the shortest possible, largely thanks to the previous intellectual resources and industrial experience.
Therefore, we can say for sure that Belarusian culture is, first of all, the culture of work. The base that prevents people from getting lost or dying, even in the hardest times. And in periods of development and creation, it is the support that gives strength, inspires in everyday life, binds all generations together – and therefore protects the closest that we have – our family and our home.