International Family Day was proclaimed by a resolution of the UN General Assembly in 1993.
It is celebrated annually around the world on 15th of May. This holiday is a great occasion to talk about young Grodno residents who met through a youth union and created strong families.
The meeting between Viktor and Tatyana Rusins took place at the concert “For Beloved Belarus” back in 2005. At that time, Viktor was the secretary of the primary organization of the Belarusian Republican Youth Medical University of Grodno State Medical University, and Tatyana was a student of the pediatric faculty of the same university.
— We quickly realized that we had common interests and began to do everything together: we participated in tourist gatherings, volunteer activities, youth forums, meetings and trips, says Victor. Remembering my 8 years spent in the youth organization of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union, I can say with confidence that this is a good school of life and an excellent team of like-minded people. I have not left this youth team now, I am gladly meeting with my colleagues.
The Rusiny family today brings up two beautiful babies — a daughter Ksyusha and a son Igor. Victor works as an assistant at the 2nd Department of Surgical Diseases of the Medical University and as a surgeon at the emergency hospital in Grodno. Tatyana is on maternity leave to care for children.
Talking about the times of his studies, Victor recalls the students and classes in the emergency hospital. Now he himself tells, teaches future doctors — the young surgeon has enough professional and life experience.
Eugene and Anna Grigorenko did not do without music at the first meeting. They met in 2011 at a youth disco organized by the Belarusian Republican Youth Union. Then Eugene invited Anna, a student at the Yanka Kupala University of Grodno, to a slow dance. After a while, they got married.
Today Eugene helps organize summer tourist gatherings, city holidays and labor events. Anna works as the chief specialist of the Oktyabrsky district committee of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union.
The Grigorenko family is perhaps the very case when «both at home and at work together.» As a family, they spend New Year’s holidays on a city venue, together congratulate residents of the city on Victory Day, sing and act together as presenters. The joy of the family is the four-year-old son Vladislav. By the way, he is too actively helps parents. He is a regular participant in all youth events where his mom and dad bring.
— It’s great when there is a business that unites the family and brings pleasure, says Anna. I would like every family to be friendly, united, strong.
Gennady and Maria Skripko are another example, when a common cause did not happen, life went according to a completely different scenario. Young people are students of the Grodno State Agrarian University. The story of their family began with a student bench. They met in college, together entered the university at the biotechnology department. And in January of this year they played a wedding.
The children devote their free time to making the student life of the youth brighter and more interesting — they organize quizzes, quests and sports competitions.
— The secret of our happiness is attention to each other. We cherish every minute spent together, shared Gennady.
As Anna Kiselevskaya, the second secretary of the Grodno City Committee of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union, told, there are a lot of such vibrant youth families.
— One of the most important activity vectors of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union is to strengthen family traditions. The youth organization offers many family projects — from entertaining to educational. This sports project «Papa Hall», and tourist gatherings, and sports events. At events we always try to organize interactive playgrounds for children. We invite families to connect to the bookmark of family tree parks. We pay great attention to the organization of charity events.
Information Service «GP», Photos were taken from the archives of Rusiny, Grigorenko, Skripko families