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29.05.2017

EXPO 2017: what is Belarus to present in Astana?

EXPO 2017: what is Belarus to present in Astana?

Ecotransport and a harvester thresher on gas will be presenting Belarus at EXPO 2017. What is more, the quests off the exposition will get acquainted with Belarus’ latest scientific developments as the modular water clearing station, photoelements, biogas complexes and energy efficient building materials. The international exposition will be held from June 10 - September 10, 2017 in Astana. It will be dedicated to the energy of the future. Belarus will also present its investment projects.
Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular

Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular

Independence Day on July 3, 2017 will be held according to a special scenario. The new conception was discussed at Alexander Lukashenko’s meeting. The task is to make the parade as spectacular as possible. Besides the soldiers marching and samples of weapons, guests of the parade will see modern civil machinery as well. The celebration will show all the best Belarus has.
Unique musical duo: 85-year-old pensioner and prominent Belarusian bluesman

Unique musical duo: 85-year-old pensioner and prominent Belarusian bluesman

Lidia Drobishevskaya, a pensioner, could not grasp the guitar strings and she learnt how to play the instrument using an incandescent lamp. This is what made her famous. The CTV correspondent Alexander Dobriyan was the first one to film an interview with the unusual musician. Lidia Drobishevskaya, who is 85 years old by the way, is of interest to the American TV Channel MTV. What is more, Alexander organized a duo for Lidia with a famous Belarusian bluesman. The pensioner has no idea about musical notes but she has already won hearts of millions.
Maksim Bogdanovich 100th death anniversary marked in Belarus

Maksim Bogdanovich 100th death anniversary marked in Belarus

The classic writer of Belarusian literature Maxim Bogdanovich (Maksim Bahdanovič) passed away 100 years ago. One of the most beloved writers is still in the hearts of Belarusians a century later. On May 25, a monument to the poet gathered fans of his works, with fresh flowers being laid to the foot of his monument.
Belarusian doctors master new epilepsy treatment method

Belarusian doctors master new epilepsy treatment method

A breakthrough in neurosurgery: Belarusian doctors have mastered a new method of treating epilepsy. This operation is done only on those patients whose illness does not respond to treatment with drugs. Doctors install a special device to stimulate the vagus nerve, which allows reducing the number of attacks to a minimum. Belarusian neurosurgeons have already conducted two similar surgeries.
Belarus, Poland, Ukraine to carry out bison population study project

Belarus, Poland, Ukraine to carry out bison population study project

A bison breeding center with the participation of Poland and Ukraine will be built in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.  In addition to breeding work, which will ultimately affect the population of the forest giants, scientists will work to improve bison feeding and study micropopulations. In the future, such work can increase the flow of photo-hunters from abroad.
Belarus further liberalizing foreign currency market

Belarus further liberalizing foreign currency market

It will soon be possible to buy foreign currency in Belarus without a passport. Thus, Belarus is going to abolish the requirement to register individuals making foreign currency exchange transactions at banks.  The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarus President. The National Bank of Belarus was instructed to settle all formalities in a three-month period and take measures to implement the decree.
Belarus master workmen about their jobs

Belarus master workmen about their jobs

In order to preserve plants the system of training workers is being preserve das well. Workers And not only solicitors and linguists. It turns out that it is very honorable to fell trees and to milk cows. Being a milker is a man’s job as well. Mikhail Astrovtsov, operator of machine milking:I have 45 cows, and I milk 900-950 liters of milk. Cows need to feel kindness. If I am kind to them, they are kind to me.
Belarus to hold Independence Day parade in 2017

Belarus to hold Independence Day parade in 2017

All the might of the Belarusian army will be presented at the parade on Independence Day July 3. The details of the upcoming holiday were discussed with the Belarus President on May 29. Alexander Lukashenko instructed to organize and hold the parade at a high level. It was decided that the parade will be held on July 3 at 10 am. It is planned to use 220 units of machinery, including such innovations of the Belarusian military industry as the armored car Caiman.
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs due in Bobruisk June 7: Tickets come on sale

Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs due in Bobruisk June 7: Tickets come on sale

"The Golden Collection of the Belarusian Songs" will come on air immediately after the evening news release. The CTV will broadcast a TV version of the concert, which was a sell-out in Gomel. The grandiose project, a 3-hour show by the CTV company, was hosted in the Belarusian language in one of the most modern concert halls of Belarus. Taking part in the concert were Yadviga Poplavskaya, Nikolai Skorikov, Irina Dorofeeva, Alexander Solodukha, Verasy and many others.
MTZ tractors turn in beautiful dance: video

MTZ tractors turn in beautiful dance: video

What a great tractor ballet, many Minskers exclaimed as MTZ creatively celebrated its 71-year anniversary May 27. Tractors were literally dancing in a theatrical show. The famous "Belarusians" danced to classical music (please watch the video attached). The drivers of the dancing machines worked hard several weeks. Daily rehearsals, and every movement is honed to the last detail.
Belarus to take part in Silk Way Rally 2017

Belarus to take part in Silk Way Rally 2017

The Belarusian Rally Championship took place near Polotsk on 27 and 28 May. Taking part in the race were almost 20 crews on off-road cars and trucks. 24-year-old Alexei Vishnevsky has already got into the history of racing not only in Belarus but also in the world. He was named the youngest truck driver in the history of international competitions at Dakar. The debut brought the young man 21st place.
Tours to Minsk Tractor Works prove popular

Tours to Minsk Tractor Works prove popular

There are no free places for tours at Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark). Tours to MTZ have proven to be more popular than it was expected.  Tourists from Spain, Estonia and Italy have already got acquainted with the way the branded Belarusian enterprise operates. Belarusians are also showing considerable interest.
Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus?

Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus?

A few news from Orsha have come this week. Orsha - a historical town and the "eastern gate of Belarus" - has recently been mentioned by Alexander Lukashenko in a problematic context three times. Even during the President's Address to the people and parliament.
How will ice hockey be developing in Belarus?

How will ice hockey be developing in Belarus?

Representatives of the American company Uber (this is a very well-known large company) came to Belarus this week. They praised Belarusian IT sector and said they intend to launch in Belarus cars of the future (without drivers).  There are many clever heads in Belarus. However, what about sport and ice hockey in particular? Wings, legs, tails... Yes, all this is important. Both programmers and hockey players should both bring victories - that was the leitmotif of the meeting hosted by President Lukashenko on development of ice hockey in Belarus.
How will education system change in Belarus?

How will education system change in Belarus?

The academic year in schools is coming to an end, and, frankly speaking, it has already ended, since the last few days do not play that much role. However, it is going to be a busy summer for the education system, scientists and teachers, because several changes are going to be introduced from September 1. It is necessary to update curricula, make changes to textbooks (everything will not be copied in a short time, but something needs to be done) and lessons will begin at 9 am in most schools in Belarus, at least where it is possible.

28.05.2017

School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko

School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School students presented the President a picture at the end of the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko promised that the picture will have a pride place at the exhibition in the Palace.
Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development

Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development

Scientists from Belarus and Russia will be cooperating in the sector of personalized medicine development. The main aim of this approach is to provide every patient with medicine that is appropriate for his organism. In such cases researches are carried out on molecular and genetic levels. Such kind of treatment is certainly more effective. Joint scientific developments have already been carried out. What is more, researchers have agreed on cooperating in the sector cellular technologies.
EEU Premiers discuss digital economy development and agricultural cooperation

EEU Premiers discuss digital economy development and agricultural cooperation

The EEU states are to make a schedule plan directed at eliminating barriers in mutual trade. The principal decision was made on May 26, 2017 in Kazan, where the meeting od EEU Premiers was held. The Prime Ministers discussed a wide block of questions, among which is the development of digital economy and agricultural cooperation. As for agricultural cooperation, the participants of the meeting came to a common point that
How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain?

How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain?

The FC “Manchester United” won in the European League on a recent day. However, there is another reason why the city of Manchester is in the headlines of newspaper. This time it is for a tragic reason. It is the largest terrorist attack since the tragedy in London metro and a bus 12 years ago. By the way, the bloody events which happened 12 years ago were the first in Western Europe to be committed by Islamist suicide bombers.
Economist about Belarus’ economic potential

Expert on Belarus’ economic potential

Towns will certainly not be left to the mercy of fate. It is vivid from the active work of the high authorities. And it is a Belarusian method to preserve, fix and wait for the possibility to modernize plants, the economy, the political system and the consciousness of people. This is the opinion of Alexander Nakipelov, a famous economist and an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This is a fragment of his interview from the TV Program “Simple Questions” with Egor Khrustalev.

27.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. The dialogue was on equal terms. Besides asking questions, school students expressed their opinions and their impressions as well. For instance, the topical issue of the school start time was discussed.
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks

President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks

Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School attendants have their own complaints against textbooks. Some of the texts are written in a difficult to perceive economic language, in other cases it is the other way round when interesting facts are missed.
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject

Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject

Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. Private life of President Lukashenko as being a father was discussed as well. School attendants asked questions whether Alexander Lukashenko helps his son to do homework and what Nikolai’s favorite subject at school is.
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President

Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President

Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. All the school attendants listened to the President attentively and then with a child’s spontaneity asked how to become a President. Alexander Lukashenko:I don’t how I became a President and I cannot give you advice how to become one.
Azerbaijan Trade House opens in Minsk

Azerbaijan Trade House opens in Minsk

The opening of the Azerbaijan Trade House in Minsk will promote commodity circulation between Belarus and Azerbaijan. Belarus is the first country where Azerbaijan opens such a platform. The rate of mutual trade growth summed up to 116% in the four months of 2017. Foreign investors are interested in cooperating with Belarus in the sector of investments. Belarusian tractors, wood products, medicine, milk and oil products are the basis of Belarus’ export.
Minselkhozprod: Belarus intends minimizing antibiotics usage in veterinary

Minselkhozprod: Belarus intends minimizing antibiotics usage in veterinary

Belarus intends bringing down to a minimum the usage of antibiotics in veterinary. It was reported by Minskslkhoznadzor on May 26, 2017. Belarus has a list of medical drugs which are prohibited for animal use and the sector is under special control as a whole.

26.05.2017

Belarus President signs decree on public security monitoring system

Belarus President signs decree on public security monitoring system

The Belarusian President has signed a decree on the system of monitoring public security. The document provides for the development of existing CCTV in the country on the basis of unified technical requirements. The system will work both for preventing offenses and for assisting in solving crimes and tracing individuals, both for the prevention and elimination of emergencies. In this regard, the decree allows the use of video analytics software and special detectors that allow recording certain events.
Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers

Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers

Tasks for centralized testing in Belarus in 2017 will fully correspond to the school curriculum, said Alexander Lukashenko on May 26 visiting one of Minsk's schools. Taking part in the meeting on education matters in School No.61 were 300 people. Schoolchildren asked the head of state the questions they wanted to ask. The President urged the Belarusian youth to make their plans and hopes come true in their homeland. For this purpose, all conditions are created in Belarus, moreover, the education system is constantly being improved.
Belarus Premier: Industrial cooperation with Tatarstan promising

Belarus Premier: Industrial cooperation with Tatarstan promising

Belarus and Tatarstan need to restore trade to $2 billion. This was one of the main topics discussed May 25 in Kazan during the meeting between the Belarusian Prime Minister and the President of Tatarstan. The sides mostly discussed bilateral trade. In Q1 2017 alone, it has increased by more than 1.5 times compared to the same period in 2016.