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17.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter

Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter

On August 16, the President of Belarus flew in the helicopter over the eastern part of the Minsk region and most of the districts of the Mogilev region observing the harvesting process. According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, while a few days ago the head of state thoroughly examined and monitored the harvesting in the south-west of Belarus, now the focus is on the eastern regions.  It is planned that the President will personally visit the farms of the Vitebsk region in the coming days.
Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first national HD broadcaster

Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first HD broadcaster in Belarus

Brest these days is really experiencing a second birth. The city is preparing to celebrate its 1,000th birthday. Despite the fact that Brest will turn 1,000 only in two years, the regional center is already in the center of attention - of both Belarusians and foreign guests. Our TV company has made a gift to Brest: 5 stories to the 1000th anniversary of Brest. 5 mini-movies for a respectable anniversary. On August 16, they were presented in one of the cinemas of Brest.

16.08.2017

Abdullah Abdullah about usefulness of Belarus’ experience

Abdullah Abdullah about usefulness of Belarus’ experience

On August 16, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with the head of the executive branch of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah. In 2016, the commodity circulation between Belarus and Afghanistan grew significantly - up to 26 million dollars. However, the potential of the relationship is much higher. Afghanistan is interested in Belarus' products of machine building, oil refining, its achievements in medicine and agriculture. The Afghan authorities are ready to provide their subsoil for Belarus to develop.
What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about?

What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about?

A warm meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky took place in the Palace of Independence on August 16, 2017. The famous Belarus-born, who has returned from his second flight into space, presented a photograph of the crew and a watch for cosmonauts to Alexander Lukashenko. In his turn, President Lukashenko presented the first example of the book about the Palace of Independence .
Vladimir Voltchkov about legendary Davis Cup match in 2004

Vladimir Voltchkov about legendary Davis Cup match in 2004

Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone

Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone

Belarusian agrarians have harvested 5700 thousand tons of grain by August 16, 2017. The Brest, Grodno and Minsk regions lent a weighty contribution into the harvesting campaign. Each of the regions has harvested more than one million tons of grain. The central region is approaching the 1.5 million grain yield. The region has its finalists already. The agricultural farm Kukhchitsa, which is in Kletsk district, was the first one to finish the campaign. The combiners there have harvested 12 thousand tons of grain.
Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky

Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky

On August 16, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with Oleg Novitsky, Belarus-born pilot cosmonaut. Different subjects were touched upon during the warm conversation. How is it possible to find common language with foreigners on board the International Space Station? Is the Belarus-born going to fly into space once again and what plans does he have for the nearest future? Alexander Lukashenko called Oleg Novitsky a real man with a Belarusian heart and presented a book about the Independence Palace with an autograph to him.
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Afghanistan PM to learn Belarus' capabilities

Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Afghanistan PM to learn Belarus' capabilities

On August 16, Alexander Lukashenko met with the head of the executive branch of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah. In 2016, trade between Belarus and Afghanistan has grown significantly - up to 26 million dollars. But the potential of the relationship is much higher. Afghanistan may find interesting Belarus' products of machine building, oil refining, its achievements in medicine and agriculture. The Afghan authorities are ready to provide their subsoil for development by Belarusians.
Vladimir Voltchkov hails Shakutin's role in tennis

Vladimir Voltchkov hails Shakutin's role in Belarusian tennis management

Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Oleg Novitsky's exlusive interview to Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel

Oleg Novitsky's exlusive interview to Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel

CTV correspondent Alena Syrova met with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky during his visit to Belarus. What does the most "starry" Belarusian of the modern times dream about? What does he think about Belarusian cosmonautics? Who helps him post photos on Instagram, which has more than 40,000 subscribers? Oleg Viktorovich, first of all, thank you very much for agreeing to meet with us. I know, you came to your homeland not so long ago, and the schedule is quite busy. The weather is hot so here's the Belarusian cranberry drink - you said that you love it.
10th Belarusian expedition to Antarctica to start in late October

10th Belarusian expedition to Antarctica to start in late October 2017

The tenth Belarusian expedition to Antarctica will begin at the end of October. Soon the team composition will be determined - it will include seven people. During the expedition, the construction of the Belarusian Antarctic Station will continue. The second module will be supplemented by several new sections.  In addition, Belarusian scientists will continue to work on the research of microorganisms and rocks.  Polar explorers are expected in six months - the 10th trip to the South Pole will be the longest.
Official visit to Belarus of Afghanistan premier continues August 16

Official visit to Belarus of Afghanistan premier continues August 16

Belarus and Afghanistan are building a new strategy for economic cooperation. August 16, an official visit to our country of the Prime Minister of that Asian state continues. Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah will hold a series of talks in the Belarusian capital. It is expected that following the meetings, a package of international agreements will be signed, including on the invigoration of industrial cooperation and the simplification of the visa formalities. The program of the visit is packed with various events.
Belaruian weatherman shows weather forecasting formula

Belaruian weatherman shows weather forecasting formula

How much data needs to be analyzed and how to predict the weather in Belarus? Alexander Begansky, head of the department of short-term weather forecasts, unfavorable and dangerous phenomena of Belgidromet, has shown us a formula according to which weather forecasts are made. Oleg Stepaniuk, CTV:How many parameters do you need to take into account in order to make a prediction?
Tennis coaches in Belarus now have decent salaries

Tennis coaches in Belarus now have decent salaries, Vladimir Voltchkov says

Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Belarusian cultural August underway in Burgundy

Belarusian cultural August underway in Burgundy

A Belarusian cultural festival is underway in Burgundy, France, in August. The famous French region will have an opportunity to meet with Belarusian musicians, artists and writers during the next two weeks. Belarusian artists have prepared for the French audience more than 10 concerts, as well as an exhibition of modern Belarusian art. By the way, the pictures are dedicated to French cities. A photo exhibition will showcase the similarities and differences of the peoples in Belarus and France.
What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future?

What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future?

Preparation for the new academic year was the main theme of the meeting with the President on August 15. The officials discussed return to the five-point system of knowledge assessment, transition to universal secondary education and, of course, teachers' salaries.
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in Cincinnati 1st round

Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in Cincinnati 1st round

The prestigious WTA tennis tournament in USA's Cincinnati has just begun, but for Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich it has already ended. The Belarusian, who made it to the main draw from the qualification, was defeated in the first round by 20-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina. Despite her young age, the native of Togliatti occupies a rather high 38th place in the world ranking and Sasnovich is much lower in it. Alexandra gave the opponent two sets in a little more than one hour, 4:6, 2:6.

15.08.2017

Visit of Afghan government delegation to Belarus begins August 15

Visit of Afghan government delegation to Belarus begins August 15

The official visit of the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Belarus began on August 15, 2017. In the nearest days he is to visit a range of industrial plants and hold negotiations. Having arrived in Minsk, Abdullah Abdullah got down to business straight away by going to Belarusian plants. This is the first official visit of the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Belarus in the history of bilateral relations of Minsk and Kabul. The visit will last for three days. 
Belarus IT sector makes about $1 billion in 2017

Belarus IT sector makes about $1 billion in 2017

Nearly one billion dollars - is the export revenue of the Belarusian IT sector in the last six months. The British consulting company has published a report on the IT industry in Belarus.

Belarusian fathers to get social leave for childcare

 A social leave for childcare will be rendered to Belarusian fathers. The novelties are being looked into in the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. The leave is planned to be short – no more than two weeks – and it will not be paid for. However, the employer has no right to refuse such a leave. Fathers will be able to go on social childcare leave during the first six months from the moment of the child’s birth.
Abdullah Abdullah arrives in Belarus on official visit

Abdullah Abdullah arrives in Belarus on official visit

The official visit of the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Belarus has started. The program of his visit is packed with various events. Abdullah Abdullah went to the enterprises of Minsk right from National Airport Minsk. He is also set to hold talks with the Belarusian government. A package of international documents on cooperation will be signed following the meeting. MORE: Belarus-Afghanistan relations
University admissions to be reduced in Belarus?

Universities to lower admissions in Belarus in near future?

The 5-point knowledge assessment system may be brought for public discussion in Belarus. Currently the country is using the 10-point system. On August 15, the head of state received a report by Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and Education Minister Igor Karpenko.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates President of India on Independence Day anniversary

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates President of India on Independence Day anniversary

The 70th anniversary of independence from the British Empire is celebrated in India on August 15, 2017. The celebrations began from the very morning in the Red Fortress in New Delhi, thousands of people and distinguished guests attended the event.
Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3

Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3

The Belarusian multiple rocket launcher system Polonez made it to the top three in the world. The first positions are taken by Chinese developments. Armaments of Israel, Russia, the USA and Turkey made it to the top 10. The rating was made by the “Armies of the world” internet video channel. The multiple rocket launcher system Polonez can strike different targets with high accuracy at a distance from 50 to 300 kilometers.
CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test drives combine harvester

CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test-drives combine harvester

It's impossible to set the pace of harvesting without reliable machinery. In 2017, after the order of the Belarus President, Gomselmash sent agricultural equipment to farms, even though it was not paid for. Guarantees lie on governors. Brand new harvesters not only look great, but also show good results in the work. Five new models were developed at Gomselmash. One of them is in no way inferior to the best foreign analogues.
Belarusians begin extracting oil in Ecuador

Belarus begins extracting oil in Ecuador

Belarusians are now extracting oil in Ecuador. Two wells have been built at the Armadillo field and now they are being tested. In the future, one more well will be built. This requires further study of the subsoil. In total, it is expected to produce more than 10 million barrels of oil. Ecuador became the second Latin American country after Venezuela where Belarusians extract oil.
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise

Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise

Preparation for the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017 is at the final stage. The military of the neighboring state are arriving in Belarus on August 15 to conduct joint strategic maneuvers.
Belarus to export to Kazakhstan about 3,000 Belarusian tractors by end of 2017

Belarus to export to Kazakhstan about 3,000 Belarusian tractors by end of 2017

Belarusian machinery will be exported to Kazakhstan. About 3,000 tractors will be shipped to that Asian republic by the end of 2017. Demand for Belarusian quality is growing. In the eight months of 2017 alone, Kazakhstan enterprises purchased more than 1,300 tractors. However, the pace of sales can grow. These days the products of Belarusian machine-building giants like MTZ are represented at the exhibition "Made in Belarus. Astana." It is expected the forum will bring new contracts.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year

Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year

Development of education, improvement of the admission campaign and problems that need to be solved before the start of the new academic year. Two weeks before September 1, the Belarus President met with Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and Education Minister Igor Karpenko to dot the "i"s on a number of issues. The head of state, first of all, asked how the admission campaign is going. Colleges and lyceums will continue to recruit students until September 20.
How climate in Belarus has changed

How climate in Belarus has changed over past 20 years

Alexander Begansky, head of the department of short-term weather forecasts, unfavorable and dangerous phenomena of Belgidromet service, has given an interview to the TV program Big City. He told us how the climate has recently changed in Belarus. Oleg Stepaniuk, CTV:Is there a notorious climate change now? Do you observe it or is it only idle speculation?