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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
1RTC, 100 WEST RANDOLPH, SUITE 16
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60601

GEORGE H. RYAN
GOVERNOR

January 11, 2002

Editor
Bielarus
204 Ave. N
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Dear Mr. Yurevich

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.

Sincerely,

GEORGE H. RYAN
Governor

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