Congratulations to Brest were sent by Israel's Ashdod. This is the city with the largest Belarusian community in the country (about 10 thousand people). It has been a twin to Brest for 7 years. Ahead of the big anniversary of the Belarusian city, the residents of Ashdod gathered in Yanka Kupala Square and read poems by this famous Belarusian poet in Belarusian and Hebrew. The event was attended by employees of the Belarusian Embassy in Israel, the city administration and representatives of the Belarusian community.