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23.03.2017

Julia Samoilova to represent Russia at Eurovision in 2018

Julia Samoilova to represent Russia at Eurovision 2018 regardless of venue

Julia Samoilova will represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, regardless of its venue, reads the joint statement of the First Channel and VGTRK. Statement by broadcasters: In case Ukraine does not allow Julia Samoilova to participate in Eurovision 2017, Julia Samoilova will represent Russia in 2018, regardless of the venue of the contest.
Igor Kriushenko appointed Belarus national football team manager

Igor Kriushenko appointed Belarus national football team manager

Igor Kriushenko has become manager of the national football team of Belarus. This decision was taken at the Executive Committee meeting held on 22 March by the Belarusian Football Federation (ABFF). Earlier Kriushenko was caretaker manager after the resignation of the previous head coach Alexander Khatskevich under whom Belarus did not get a successful start in the WC 2018 qualification gaining only 2 points in four matches. Also, the ABFF meeting decided that Grodno will be the venue for the Belarusian Cup 2017.
PACE's Andrea Rigoni visiting Minsk

PACE rapporteur Andrea Rigoni visiting Minsk

Cooperation in the parliamentary dimension will be discussed during the visit of PACE rapporteur Andrea Rigoni to Minsk. He is going to hold talks with the leadership of our country. In particular, on March 23 Mr Rigoni will meet with the chairman of Belarus' House of Representatives. Vladimir Andreichenko and Andrea Rigoni plan to discuss the participation of the National Assembly in PACE events and further access of Belarus to Council of Europe's conventions.
Iranian oil to be processed at Mozyr Oil Refinery

Iranian oil to be processed at Mozyr Oil Refinery

A tanker carrying Iranian oil to Belarus has arrived in the port of Odessa. On board is about 80,000 tons of black gold. This hydrocarbon consignment is intended for processing at Belarusian plants. Already this week the cargo will arrive at the Mozyr Oil Refinery. Belarus started to search for alternative ways for oil supply after Russia cuts supplies in connection with a price dispute. President Alexander Lukashenko instructed to find alternative sources of oil in January 2017.
Belarus' law enforcement agencies clamp down on radical organization White Legion

Belarus' law enforcement agencies clamp down on radical organization White Legion

On March 22, the phrase White Legion reappeared in the operative reports of law enforcement agencies of Belarus. The radical organization, which seemed to stop functioning almost 15 years ago, is again in the limelight. On March 22, law enforcement agencies carried out a few dozen searches. A solid arsenal of weapons (sapper shovels, body armor, rifles and even automatic recharge system) was found in the apartment of one of the group's participants. There is reason to believe that all this was intended to be used to organize unrest in the country.
Minsk schoolboy recreates Skaryna's printing press

Minsk schoolboy recreates Skaryna's printing press

A Minsk schoolboy has recreated the printing press on which prominent Belarusian book printer Francysk Skaryna worked. It took Johannes Gutenberg more than 10 years to start the world's first printing press. The schoolboy Mark managed to recreate the working copy of the printer of the 16th century in just one day.

22.03.2017

Belarus' government increases accommodation funding in 2017

Belarus' government increases accommodation funding in 2017

As many as BYN 50 million more. Belarusian government allocates extra funds for home loans with state aid. According to the decision made by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the money will go towards building panel tower-blocks, which must be constructed in 2017. Those who are in need of improved housing conditions will be able to take loans at interest, which has been decreased by half of refinancing rate.
Caiman armored vehicle tested in Belarus

Caiman armored vehicle tested in Belarus

New Caiman armored vehicle is being tested in Brest training range in Belarus. Daily run on the rough, water barriers and shooting from different kinds of armaments. The test drive was held in the severest conditions. The armored vehicle's purpose is to participate in intelligence and sabotage operations, peace-support missions, patrolling and escorting columns, carrying out actions under emergency conditions. Caiman was designed by Belarusian constructors and 90% of the complete units of the machine were made in Belarus.
Belarus customs disclose antique icon in parcel from USA

Belarus customs disclose antique icon in parcel from USA

Minsk regional customs have disclosed an antique Smolensk icon of the Mother of God in a parcel from the USA. According to the declaration, the parcel should have contained a picture with a frame. During an inspection by the customs officers, the gilded icon in silver riza and wrapped in polythene film and paper was found. The icon was limned in the second half of the 19th century and is a cultural heritage. It is roughly estimated at $4,000.
Simplified measures for business in Belarus

Simplified measures for business in Belarus

Small businesses are more confidently occupying places in public services sector. Independent entrepreneurs have occupied the market by two thirds already. As many as 6,000 new businesses were set up in 2016, but the question of service availability still remains topical, especially in rural areas. That’s why measures are being undertaken, which will simplify the process of setting up and developing business for entrepreneurs.
Belarus government allocates funds for state aid home loans

Belarus government allocates funds for state aid home loans

As many as BYN 50 million more. Belarusian government allocates funds for home loans with state aid. Those who are in need of improved housing conditions will be able to take loans at interest, which has been decreased by half of refinancing rate. According to the decision made by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the money will go towards building panel tower-blocks, which must be constructed in 2017.
Russian singer denied entry to Ukraine for Eurovision 2017

Russian singer denied entry to Ukraine for Eurovision 2017

The Security Service of Ukraine has banned Russian singer Julia Samoilova from entering Ukraine for three years. This decision was taken, because Samoilova violated Ukrainian legislation, said security service spokeswoman Elena Gitlyanskaya in her Facebook post.Source: facebook.com/giolena11 The Russian Foreign Ministry called the decision of the Security Service "an outrageous, cynical and inhuman act."
Maksim Bahdanovich memorial evening held in Madrid

Maksim Bahdanovich memorial evening held in Madrid

Legendary Veranika, Venus Star and Slutskіja Pajasy sounded in the center of the Spanish capital. Diplomats, creative elite and all indifferent to Belarusian poetry studied the works of Maksim Bahdanovich in Madrid.
Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes

Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes

Belarusian products were used for French culinary masterpieces, which were prepared on March 21 in Minsk. Participants of the international gastronomic festival, 10 Belarusian restaurants and a cooking school, masterly prepared unique dishes from Belarusian potatoes, meat and dairy products. It is noteworthy that the festival brought together more than 2,000 chefs in 150 countries on five continents.
MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3

MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3

Local authorities in Belarus are willing to listen to people and try to help everyone. They communicate via the phone and eye to eye. The main task is to individually approach any situation. People are concerned about a variety of problems: employment, education, housing and public services' work. MPs are also willing to help people in need.
Belarus, Oman sign memorandum to expand tourism

Belarus, Oman sign memorandum to expand relations in tourism

Belarus and Oman have confirmed a high level of partnership. The Belarusian Foreign Minister held talks with the leadership of the Sultanate as well as businessmen during the official visit to Muscat. The sides discussed possibilities of cooperation in politics, economy, investment, education, science and culture. A memorandum of understanding was signed to create a basis for the expansion of tourist contacts.
Belarus presents unmanned vehicles at LIMA'17 exhibition

Belarus presents UAVs at LIMA'17 exhibition

Belarus has presented a series of UAVs in Malaysia. This is the first time Belarus has been represented at the region's largest military equipment show. Belarusian enterprises have brought the most popular models of weapons. The Belarusian stand occupies 100 m2 and features modern radar, optical and electronic products and also some devices. On the first day of the show alone, Belarusians held talks with representatives of nearly a dozen countries.
President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus

President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus

Investment opportunities, Belarus’ IT sector and science were among the major issues on which the Belarusian President commented visiting the Mogilev Region on March 21.
President Lukashenko: Situation in Belarus under control

President Lukashenko: Situation in Belarus under control

Fair pricing, implementation of decree on social dependency, attempted armed breakthrough on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border and the fifth column in Belarus. The Belarusian President commented on these issues during the visit to the Mogilev Region on March 21.
Belarus President: Decree on social dependency has not been cancelled

Belarus President: Decree on social dependency has not been cancelled

Fair pricing, implementation of decree on social dependency, attempted armed breakthrough on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border and the fifth column in Belarus. The Belarusian President commented on these issues during the visit to the Mogilev Region on March 21.

21.03.2017

Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered

Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered

Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk.
 Belarus State Border Committee: Possible routes of the law violator are being worked out

Belarus State Border Committee: Possible routes of the law violator are being worked out

Security measures have been strengthened at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. This is due to the incident at the checkpoint Alexandrovka through which a Jeep tried to break through the day before. Two people have been detained. Nevertheless, according to some other resources, there could have been another person in the car. The search for him continues.
Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk

Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk

Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk. Belarusian medicine is capable of caring for the life of a mother and a child and rendering qualified medical assistance. It is proved by the developments, which were presented at the Healthcare of Belarus Exposition 2017.
Writer Zakhar Prilepin speaks on the situation in Ukraine

Writer Zakhar Prilepin speaks on the situation in Ukraine

Zakhar Prilepin, a Russian writer, took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. We are having a discussion on the threshold of the Forgiveness Sunday.
Belarus has detained militants preparing armed provocation, President Lukashenko says

Belarus has detained militants preparing armed provocation, President Lukashenko says

Foreign investment should be brought into the country taking into account public interests, said Alexander Lukashenko during his working trip to Mogilev region March 21. The President visited the free economic zone Mogilev, where about 40 residents are currently working.In particular, the company Kronospan where chipboards are made. For six years, the owner has invested nearly a billion dollars in the Belarusian companies. The region plans to further attract foreign capital.
Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer

Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer

Belarus is developing a new drug for the treatment of liver and kidney cancer, said Belarusian scientists in Minsk March 21. Today, these diseases are difficult to treat, and surgery does not always produce results. Therefore, doctors decided to develop a new drug. In parallel, Belarusian doctors are working to replace expensive imported drugs, which sometimes reaches tens of thousands of dollars, with their own analogs. Generics are especially useful today in the fight against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border

Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border

Security measures are strengthened at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. This is because of an incident at the checkpoint Alexandrovka through which a Jeep car tried to break into Ukraine the day before. Two people were detained. However, according to available information, another person could be in the car that day. Search for him continues. The operative and search measures are being carried out in the area of ​​responsibility of the Mozyr border detachment.
Pricing, employment and salary are basic tasks for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says

Pricing, employment and salaries are basic priorities for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says

Foreign investment should be brought into the country taking into account public interests, said Alexander Lukashenko during his working trip to Mogilev region March 21. The President visited the free economic zone Mogilev, where about 40 residents are currently working.In particular, the company Kronospan where chipboards are made. For six years, the owner has invested nearly a billion dollars in the Belarusian companies. The region plans to further attract foreign capital.
Alexander Lukashenko sends birthday congratulations to Metropolitan Filaret

Alexander Lukashenko sends birthday congratulations to Metropolitan Filaret

Metropolitan Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus celebrates his birthday on March 21. In Belarus, he is known as a man of deep faith. He devoted more than thirty years to serving the Church in Belarus. Metropolitan Filaret has high awards and degrees; he is considered one of the most authoritative theologians of the Russian Orthodox Church. President Alexander Lukashenko has sent congratulations to the honorary Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus.
Belarus' President visiting Mogilev region March 21

Belarus' President visiting Mogilev region March 21

Alexander Lukashenko is on a working visit in the Mogilev region on March 21. The head of state will get acquainted with the socio-economic development of the region and readiness of fields to spring sowing.