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27.09.2016

How to adapt current realities to CIS: Member states meet in Belarus

How to adapt current realities to CIS: Member states meet in Belarus

How to adapt the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to modern realities? This question was central during the September 27 meeting of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives of CIS member states, which is taking place in Minsk. Representatives of the integration association are discussing the agreements reached at the anniversary summit of heads of CIS member states in Bishkek. Decisions were taken on 17 issues. Now they are to be examined in detail.
Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians

Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians

Sport, frankly, is not very good for health. Professional sport. Other thing is sports lifestyle. And even in a sports way of life, not everyone is recommended running and especially weightlifting. Scientists have found that the most useful and accessible kind of activity is walking. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedisyuk and the characters of our next story prove this. Inessa Zgirovskaya:My name is Inessa Zgirovskaya, 67, but the biological age is 47.
Pension growth planned in Belarus in 2017, finance ministry says

Pension growth planned in Belarus in 2017, finance ministry says

Belarus is discussing the most important financial document - the budget for 2017. The relevant draft document has already been published by the Ministry of Finance and received the first comments. The talk show "What's Going On?" on RTR-Belarus tried to figure out what Belarus' economy will be like in 2017. Egor Khrustalyov, host: What everyone wants to hear is, of course, whether public sector salaries and pensions will be increased.
12% of exports declared automatically at Belarus customs

12% of exports declared automatically at Belarus customs

Quickly, comfortably and without compromising quality of service. The Belarus President instructed the State Customs Committee to improve the work in all the registration points. The Head of State held a meeting with the head of the department September 26. Yuri Senko reported to Alexander Lukashenko on the results of work in 2016, as well as the future plans for the development of the customs service. In addition to improving the transit attractiveness of Belarus a question was raised concerning cooperation with foreign partners.
National Airport Minsk now allows two free entries by car per day

National Airport Minsk now allows two free entries by car per day

From September 26, the third entry into the territory of National Airport Minsk per day becomes chargeable. This change is due to an increase in passenger traffic as well as security issues. The first two visits with a limit of no more than 20 minutes will become free. The main objective of this measure is to streamline the movement of transport, first of all taxi drivers who use the free limit of 20 minutes numerous times a day seeking for clients.
Belarus discussing draft budget for 2017

Belarus discussing draft budget for 2017

Belarus is discussing the most important financial document - the budget for 2017. The relevant draft document has already been published by the Ministry of Finance and received first comments. The talk show "What's Going On?" on RTR-Belarus tried to figure out what Belarus' economy will be like in 2017? Mikhail Kovalev, dean of the economic faculty of Belarusian State University, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, professor:   This is a budget taking into account the worst case scenario.
Church and state in Belarus: constructive dialogue and common goals

Church and state in Belarus: Constructive dialogue and common goals

The church and the state are two powerful forces in the modern world. And in general, in the history of mankind, of course. Belarus has established a secular state where the church and state are separated. But the church still actively influences the life of society. President Lukashenko expressed his hope for a deeper involvement of the Church in the social process. He said this during a meeting with the Synod, the highest governing body of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. Yevgeny Pustovoy has more on the topic.
China can give both new technologies and investment, Sergei Kizima says

China can give both new technologies and investment, Sergei Kizima says

Diplomatic relations between Belarus and China were established in 1992. At the same time, the Chinese Embassy was opened in Minsk. From 1993, Belarusian diplomats began working in Beijing. During this time the Belarusian head of state visited China eight times. Chinese President Xi Jinping came to Belarus on a three-day visit in May 2015. MORE: Belarus President to make state visit to China September 28, 2016
Yukiya Amano: I was impressed by Belarus NPP constuction

Yukiya Amano: I was impressed by Belarus NPP constuction

The peaceful and, most importantly, safe use of nuclear technology. Belarus these days is taking part in the 60th session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Here at the IAEA headquarters the Belarus NPP will be exhibited. The exhibition will show in detail how the large-scale project in Astravyets is being implemented. Among other events, the Belarusian delegation will hold talks with the IAEA and experts of Russia's Rostekhnadzor supervisory body.
Information boards to monitor Belarusian NPP construction to open in Vienna

It will now be possible to monitor Belarusian NPP construction from Vienna

Information boards, on which you can monitor the progress of the Belarusian nuclear power plant construction, will open in Vienna on September 27. Presentations will also acquaint you with the information centers on nuclear energy, which are operating in Minsk and Astravyets. The process of staff training is also open to the world community.

26.09.2016

Belarusian builders to reconstruct Ecuador’s regions destroyed by earthquake

Belarusian builders to reconstruct Ecuador’s regions destroyed by earthquake

Belarusian builders will help to reconstruct the regions of Ecuador that were destroyed by the earthquake. The natural disaster occurred in April and led to hundreds of deaths and numerous destructions. Belarus provided Ecuador with the humanitarian assistance. Now, Belarus plans to be involved in a number of other projects there. This possibilities is being discussed with several Belarusian construction companies.
International Belarusian-Russian laser center might open in Minsk

International Belarusian-Russian laser center might open in Minsk

It is planned to open the international Belarusian-Russian laser center in Minsk. It was announced at the prestigious forum that gathered best physicists of the world on September 26. The President of Belarus gave best regards to the participants of the conference. During five days, fifty scientists from 15 countries will be discussing the latest achievements in various fields like laser physics, quantum and atomic optics. They will discuss the practical application of light-emitting diodes and laser technologies in economy, science, ecology, and medicine
Belarus’ President meets with Chairman of State Military and Industrial Committee

Belarus’ President meets with Chairman of State Military and Industrial Committee

On September 26, Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko held a working meeting with Chairman of the State Military and Industrial Committee of Belarus Sergei Gurulev. The President was interested in the state of business in the sphere. They discussed both ongoing projects and plans of institutions that are part of the State Military and Industrial Committee. The emphasis was on the economic state of the State Military and Industrial Committee of Belarus. The President gave a number of instructions concerning the expenditure and development of the sphere.
New life of people escaping war: Language training course opens in Brest

New life of people escaping war: Language training course opens in Brest

Millions of people around the world are forced to leave their homes in the search of a peaceful life. Among them, there are some people who chose Belarus as a country with secure future, they found a job here, found a family, and the most important thing is that they were able to forget about the horrors of the war. To help them quickly adapt to the new environment a language training course for refugees opened in Brest. There is a person from Afghanistan and a person from Eritrea among the pupils.
Alexander Lukashenko wants customs to improve work at clearance checkpoints

Alexander Lukashenko wants customs to improve work at clearance checkpoints

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the State Customs Committee to improve work at customs clearance points. On September 26 this matter was discussed at a meeting of the Head of State with Customs Committee chairman Yuri Senko. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that he intends to thoroughly analyze the state of affairs in the customs bodies of Belarus.

Belarus President to make state visit to China September 28

The President of Belarus is going to make a state visit to China on September 28-30. In Beijing, Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks with President of China Xi Jinping. Following the meeting, the sides are expected to sign 30 international documents on cooperation in the political, economic and social spheres. A number of important bilateral meetings are also planned. The President of Belarus is going to visit Peking University. He is set to communicate with the leadership of the university and students.
Diplomat Sergey Rachkov on trade and economic relations between Belarus and Oman

Diplomat Sergey Rachkov on trade and economic relations between Belarus and Oman

Last week Belarus was visited by the most successful businessmen from Oman. The Gulf state is seeking projects in Belarus for investment. And our republic is looking for ways to consolidate positions in the region's market. Belarus and Oman are now working on the possibility of establishing a joint venture in Oman on sales, assembly and service of Belarusian equipment. Bilateral contacts have intensified over the last two years. The businessmen also met with President Alexander Lukashenko and took part in a business forum.
Belarusian companies sign contracts worth $20 million at EXPO in China

Belarusian companies sign contracts worth $20 million at EXPO in China

Belarusian companies have signed contracts worth $20 million at EXPO in China. An agreement has been reached to supply confectionery and dairy products on the Asian partner's market. In 2016, Belarus took part in the exhibition in the status of the guest of honor. The total number of exhibitors exceeded 40 Belarusian companies. Thus virtually all sectors of the economy were represented: from engineering to transit and tourism sectors
Food dispute: Why Belarusian products don't reach Russian shops

Food dispute: Why Belarusian products don't reach Russian shops

From urgent problems to mature cheese! Especially since there is a direct relationship between the two. Our special correspondent Olga Petrashevskaya went the way Belarusian products usually travel to Russia.
Igor Boki: I went to Paralympics to show great results

Igor Boki: Belarusian Michael Phelps at the Paralympics

God helps those who help themselves! This is exactly what people with disabilities do. We have seen them in the stadiums of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Paralympics have finished. The heroes this week returned home. The Belarusian Igor Boki became the most titled athlete of the Paralympics 2016: he won 7 medals but brought home 8. Our correspondent Alyona Syrova met the athletes together with friends and fans.
Belarus President: Knowledge and technology are key to solving economic problems

Belarus President: Knowledge and technology are key to solving economic problems

Export of products for Belarus is like oxygen to the body. But economic success does not depend only on external factors. On Friday, President Lukashenko sternly warned the government on this issue and demanded to search internal reserves, which can still be found, no doubt about that. I think that every self-critical employee and manager can agree with it. It's not just about the number of blister or the amount of sweat, but also about the effective management, new knowledge and, of course, new technologies.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia

Let’s talk about an important political and economic issue, which made headlines of Russian and Belarusian media. President Lukashenko met with the State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia and anxiously talked about the economic partnership. The pragmatism offered by Russia in relations with Belarus may now go off, according to the Chekhov's gun principle. This is what the President said on this occasion.
Minsk closes motorcycle season with big motorbike parade

Minsk closes motorcycle season with big motorbike parade

The main characters in the streets of Minsk today are motorcyclists. Thousands of motorcycle fans on choppers and other fashionable bikes came to Belarus. These motorcycles are not, unfortunately, produced in Belarus. But who knows, because the first idea of Mr. Harley (Harley-Davidson's creator) was not a powerful motorcycle but a bicycle with a motor. So maybe the Minsk motorbike will somewhere in the future overtake Honda or Kawasaki... But back to the Minsk motorbike parade, with lots of surprises. Ilona Volynets has more on the topic.
International laser technology forum to start in Minsk on September 26

International laser technology forum to start in Minsk on September 26

A prestigious international laser technology forum will start in Minsk on 26 September. It will bring together leading scientists from Belarus and abroad. Representatives of 15 countries will show their developments and achievements. The conference participants will discuss the latest advances in various fields: laser physics, quantum and atomic optics. They will discuss the practical application of light-emitting diodes and laser technologies in economy, science, ecology and medicine.
Belarus to open Ostrovets NPP exhibition at IAEA General Conference

Belarus to open Ostrovets NPP exhibition at IAEA General Conference

Belarus is taking part in the 60th session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. During the event at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna International Centre Belarus will hold an exhibition of the Belarusian NPP. It will provide information on the implementation of the project, staff training and work of the Information Center for Nuclear Energy in Minsk and Astravets (Ostrovets).

23.09.2016

New building of largest machine manufacturing factory opens in Belarus

New building of largest machine manufacturing factory opens in Belarus

On September 23, a new building was open at one of the largest machine manufacturing factories in Belarus.  The creation of additional areas is a fundamentally new approach in the sphere of the production of mining equipment. International standards and high competition make machine manufacturers work on the aesthetics of production and products’ appearance. Painting, washing, diagnosis and first test drive are some of the features of a modern complex.
Minsk and economic cooperation: Belarus’ capital has more than 160 importers

Minsk and economic cooperation: Belarus’ capital has more than 160 importers

Minsk is expanding the cooperation with the world's capitals, as well as with a number of neighboring countries and beyond. Now the capital has more than 160 importers. However, the domestic export is open to all countries from different parts of the globe. Not only business meetings between business and the government that take place at the forums, but also cultural events play important role in increasing the goods turnover.
Minsk’s amateur chamber choir performs in Cologne

Minsk’s amateur chamber choir performs in Cologne

Belarusians taught German people how to play Russian classical music. The chamber choir from Minsk made a performance together with German musicians at one of the most prestigious concert stages in Cologne. Belarusian and German choirs rehearsed musical pieces of Rachmaninoff and Vivaldi, and then they give a performance together during the concert dedicated to the anniversary of the Belarusian choir.
Belarusian in wheelchair crosses Europe and reaches Portugal on handbike in 78 days

Belarusian in wheelchair crosses Europe and reaches Portugal on handbike in 78 days

Belarusian Alexander Avdevich in wheelchair crossed Europe and reached Portugal on handbike. It took him 78 days to do this trip. He crossed Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and other European countries using handbike. During his trip, the Belarusian met with numerous journalists from different countries, and he met with Belarusian ambassador Pavel Latushko in France. Alexander’s dream came true in Portugal where he was able to swim in the ocean.
Trams decorated with sketches of Kazimir Malevich and Nina Kogan appear in Vitebsk

Trams decorated with sketches of Kazimir Malevich and Nina Kogan appear in Vitebsk

Hundred-year-old paintings will appear on modern transport. Two trams and a trolleybus decorated with the sketches of Kazimir Malevich and Nina Kogan will be transporting Vitebsk residents starting from September 23. The graphic art, created by the famous artists a century ago, is adapted to modern days. Beside the drawings, people will be able to see the information about the authors, their works and the history behind the creation of the paintings.