The original copy of the Statute of the Grand Duchy за Lithuania was presented in Minsk on June 7. Now, the last step — the transportation of the book to the Mahiliou Historical Museum — remained, but the epopee ended favorably for Belarus.
As it was reported before, Belarus received a unique opportunity to buy one of the most prominent documents in country’s history and a true national relic: the Statute of Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
The Statute was sold by a Moscow antiques auction for $45,000. The Mahiliou Historical Museum started a sound fundraising campaign which caused much buzz and managed to help to rapidly collect the necessary sum, involving Belarusian citizens, businesses and even the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.