As early as August 9, 2021, the Polotsk Regional Museum hosted a send-off ceremony for the 16th Summer Paralympic Games for fencer Andrey Pranievich. The event was a memorable supportive gift for the champion of the Paralympic Games. Many warm words and wishes were said to the athlete. Chairman of the Polotsk District Executive Committee I.I. Markovich said that Andrey Pranievich, an honorary citizen of Polotsk, was worthy of representing our country at the Games in Tokyo like no other.