The President lit a candle for the Icon of the Mother of God of Minsk. The President visited the cathedral together with his younger son Nikolai.
Alexander Lukashenko gave the Belarusian Orthodox Church a souvenir panel picture. It depicts the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Polotsk. The panel picture is made of silver with the use of the embossing technique. Built in 1893, the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is part of St. Euphrosyne Monastery in Polotsk. The cathedral holds the relics of Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk.