|As Governor of the State of Illinois, I would like to congratulate you on 52nd Anniversary of your publication, "Bielarus."
Illinois is comprised of many ethnic communities
thet join to form a great state while also maintaining their rich cultural individualities. Your publication
serves as a vital link to the Bielarusian American community. Not only are your readers educated by its contents, but they also benefit by
affirming an invaluable connection to their heritage.
On behalf of the people of the State of Illinois, I commend your dedication to the Bielarusian American community. The hard work that goes
in toeach and every publication is appreciated.