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16.10.2017

New talisman appears in HC Dinamo Minsk

New talisman appears in HC Dinamo Minsk

A new live talisman appeared in the HC Dinamo Minsk. Bison Baron has been living in Minsk Zoo for 10 years. Now the sportsmen know about the animal even more. On October 14 they learnt about his food diet and treated him to some carrots and cabbages. The cage of the bison as a big house. He doesn’t live here alone, but together with a girlfriend called Mulatka.
World Bank ready to finance population census in Belarus via internet

World Bank ready to finance population census in Belarus via internet

Many participants of the trial population census in the Molodechno district are in favor of online questionnaire. Nearly 15 thousand people were questioned. Less than 2% refused the questionnaire, which is ideal according to international standards.
Italian delegation on charity mission in Belarus

Italian delegation on charity mission in Belarus

A delegation from Italy is on a charity mission in Belarus. The vicar of the Catholic Archidiocese of Cagliari and the assistant to the President of the autonomous region of Sardinia on international cooperation visited a center for children with oncological illnesses.
Big report about Cherepovets Metallurgic Plant

Big report about Cherepovets Metallurgic Plant

Cherepovets is the largest city in the Vologda region in Russia. Ice hockey fans know it for the HC “Severstal”, which is a few positions ahead of HC Dinamo Minsk. The Cherepovets Metallurgic Plant has been known since the ancient times. From the steel and cast iron produced here, 2000 Eiffel Towers can be built annually. And many times more of automotive equipment. It is not by chance that the building cluster of Belarus and Russia is being created in Cherepovets. The assembling line of Belarus tractors has been launched there last week.
Belarusian mobile app Shturman (Navigator) gaining popularity among the blind

Belarus-made mobile app gaining popularity among visually impaired

The Belarusian mobile app Shturman (Eng: Navigator) will help people with the white cane. The application for mobile phones has successfully passed the testing phase and is gaining popularity among the visually impaired. The simplest navigation menu and voice dialing: everything here is adapted to work blindly. Elena Mikhnevich, volunteer-navigator:I was just curious what this app is. Moreover, this was developed by Belarusians. And, secondly, because of my character, I always want to help people.
Trial population census in Molodechno involves cutting edge technologies

Trial population census in Molodechno involves cutting edge technologies

Older people received new technologies well during the trial population census in Belarus' Molodechno. The Belarusian Statistics Committee announced the preliminary results of the trial population census on October 16. The campaign was held in the Molodechno district from 2 to 13 October. During the allotted time, specialists tested methods that will then be used during the national census in 2019. Almost 15,000 people were interviewed. Less than 2% rejected to partake.
Moscow residents spend RUB 1 million on Belarusian products during Days of Minsk

Moscow residents spend RUB 1 million on Belarusian products during Days of Minsk

Moscow residents have spent 1 million rubles to buy Belarusian products in just a few days. Active trade was at the fairs of Belarusian goods, which were held in the Russian capital during the days of Minsk in Moscow. The results of the fair were summed up October 16 at the Minsk City Hall. Moscow residents never argue about the tastes of Belarusian food products, willingly buying dairy and meat products.  Every 10th kilogram of food in Moscow stores comes from Belarus.
Woman gets higher education diploma in Belarus' prison

Woman gets higher education diploma in Belarus' prison

One more story of the week. It's not that noticeable, but it is somewhat special, because this happened for the first time in Belarus. A female convict graduated from a high school and received a diploma of higher education in prison! This high fence is no longer a hindrance in the way of obtaining a diploma of higher education for those who by the will of fate found themselves in prison. Two years ago here, in Gomel, a project was started aiming to make it possible for convicts to get higher education.
Kyrgyz citizens could vote in presidential elections at Minsk embassy on October 15

Kyrgyz citizens could vote in presidential elections at Minsk embassy on October 15

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan living in Belarus could take part in the election of their country's president. On October 15, the polling station was opened in the embassy in Minsk. The procedure takes place electronically. Under Kyrgyz law, voter turnout does not affect the outcome of a political campaign. Elections are recognized as valid regardless of the percentage of those who voted. More than 700 international observers have been accredited to monitor elections in Kyrgyzstan. Among them are representatives of the Central Election Commission of Belarus.
Belarus among top countries favorable to motherhood

Belarus among top countries favorable to motherhood

In recent years, Belarus has been among the top countries that are favorable to motherhood. Belarusian doctors have learned to take care of infants with a critically small weight. The Meleshevich family is like a children's pyramid: each ring is a member of the family. Dad, older children and three kids. But mom is the basis of everything. She is holding the entire family on her fragile shoulders.
Belarusian soldier found dead in Pechi military unit. Investigation underway

Belarusian soldier found dead in Pechi military unit. Investigation underway

Now let's talk about a resonant event of this week. The facts connected with the death of private soldier Alexander Korzhich in the military unit near the Pechi village must be studied to the smallest detail. None of the perpetrators will evade responsibility - this is the stiff position of President Lukashenko.
"We are always waiting for you": Days of Minsk take place in Moscow

"We are always waiting for you": Days of Minsk take place in Moscow

Moscow loves Belarusian goods... From sausages and shoes to songs of soul and beauty, for which Russians usually come to Minsk for weekends. The days of the Belarusian capital were held in Moscow. An exhibition of Minsk took place at the Museum of Moscow showing 950 years of the history of Minsk - from the sculptures of Zhbanov in miniature and the modern look of the city to the facsimile of the Radziwill chronicle and other rarities.
How British ambassador to Belarus travelled to ancient town of Turov

How British ambassador to Belarus travelled to ancient town of Turov

Many high-ranking foreigners open countries anew thanks to a diplomatic mission to a certain state. Fiona Gibb, the British Ambassador to Belarus, admired the beauties of the Pripyat together with her mother. The high guests from the Foggy Albion chose probably the most "British" weather to feel the unique atmosphere of Polesie. You walked a lot in the woods today, how do you like the weather? It seems to me that it is already quite cold!
Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017

Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017

This week, the chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament strengthened the bridges between Minsk and Baku. President Lukashenko met with him. The Belarusian leader noted that he talked with Ilham Aliyev at the CIS summit in Sochi. Also, the talks between a delegation from Baku and the government of Belarus should be added to the most important events of this week.

15.10.2017

Recep Erdoğan on relations with USA

Recep Erdoğan on relations with USA

The traditional partner and ally of Azerbaijan is Turkey. Sometimes they say about these two countries: one nation and two countries. Just as Belarus and Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey hold joint military drills. There are many other situations when they support each other in international structures and so on. This is only a small bridge to move onto the next subject. Today Ankara is arguing with Washington, cannot agree with the EU, and has imposed restrictions on food supplies from Russia.
What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi?

What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi?

A lot of interesting things happen in Sochi quite often. This time it was a political forum. The presidents of the former Soviet countries have come here for the CIS summit and the meeting of EAEU leaders. It is quite difficult to believe in it, but until the middle of the 19th century Sochi used to be a place of deportation because of its horrible climate: there used to be many swamps and malarial mosquitos here. Scientists managed to overcome this problem.
New standards to be created in Belarus’ nuclear and nano industries

New standards to be created in Belarus’ nuclear and nano industries

A modernized complex of the Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification must be put in commission next year. The Prime Minister of Belarus got acquainted with the reconstruction works on October 13. At the moment there is a testing center in the department, It is more than 20 years old. One of the tasks solved here is to provide a hig quality of products. Its competitive ability directly influences on the expansion of export. It is the main technical link of the national system of dimensions.
300 people to represent Belarus at 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi

300 people to represent Belarus at 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi

On October 13 the Belarusian delegation headed for Sochi to participate in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students. Belarus is being represented by 300 activists. Among them are leaders of youth organizations, the best students and true professionals.
President’s team opens  9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competition with victory

President’s team opens 9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competition with victory

The President’s ice hockey team won in the match with the team of the Minsk region with a score of 10:5. On October 14, 2017 9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competitions for the Prizes of the President’s sports club. The first match turned out to be truly spectacular and bright. By tradition, the match was held at the Chizhovka Arena. The leader was determined from the very start: the President’s team opened the score.

14.10.2017

Belarusian editions presented at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Belarusian editions presented at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

The best editions dedicated to Francysk Skaryna and the 500th anniversary book printing are presented at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017. The fair is being held for the 69th time. The Belarusian exposition consists of about one thousand volumes. Novelties of leading stated publishing houses are being exhibited. Frankfurt Book Fair is annually visited by about 300 thousand people. Traditionally, world tendencies of the book printing market are presented here. This time 100 countries are participating in the main book forum of Europe.
Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation

Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation

The strengthening of the role of the parliamentarians in the work of integrational unions and in the development of bilateral relations. The prospects of Belarus-Azerbaijan relations were discussed on October 13, 2017 in the Palace of Independence.
President Lukashenko congratulates women on Mother’s Day

President Lukashenko congratulates women on Mother’s Day

Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusian women on Mother’s Day. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:The word “mum” is inseparable with such words as peace, family, Motherland, everything that poses value to people. It is mother’s love that is and will be hope, strong power, a reliance of spirituality, high morality, citizenship and patriotism. Mother’s Day it is not only tribute of deep respect and love to those who gave us life.
"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov

"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov

The principle position of the Belarusian side is in strengthening the role of CIS Parliamentary Assembly in other integrational structures. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during meeting with the chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan. Other sectors of cooperation have also been determined. The Belarusian head of state touched upon the issues that were discussed in Sochi at a meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries.
President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center

President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center

At the meeting with law enforcement agencies, Alexander Lukashenko looked into several criminal cases, which are under his control. What is more, operational –investigative materials concerning directors of the republican and local levels were discussed, the illegal actions of certain employees of the law enforcement agencies were touched upon as well.

13.10.2017

Belarus President wants to strengthen CIS Parliamentary Assembly

Belarus President wants to increase role of CIS Parliamentary Assembly

The principal position of the Belarusian side is to strengthen the parliamentary dimension in the CIS and other integration structures, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan. Other areas of cooperation have also been indicated. The Belarusian head of state touched upon the issues that were discussed in Sochi at a meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries.
How Belarusians breed Burgundy snails

How Belarusians breed Burgundy snails

A young couple from Minsk moved to the Korelichi district, where they opened their own farm for growing Burgundy snails. Vladimir and Victoria began to comprehend the basics of this business four years ago. The spouses admit: they never thought they would become farmers. He is a Minsk citizen, an engineer, worked as a manager and traveled a lot of countries. She is a Ukrainian journalist. They met in Kiev. Family life began in the rhythm of the big city, but continued in the romance of the village.
Test population census completed in Belarus

Tablets now used in population census in Belarus to speed up data processing

The trial population census ended on October 13 in Belarus. New methods, which will then be used during the national census in 2019, have been practiced in the Molodechno district since October 2. During this time, 15,000 people were interviewed. Each respondent had to answer 49 questions. Thanks to the innovations of the campaign, the whole procedure now takes quite a bit of time, only 10-15 minutes.  The main innovation was that paper questionnaires were replaced with tablets. This will speed up the processing of data.
Free charging station for e-vehicles in the center of Minsk

Free charging station for e-vehicles in the center of Minsk

A charging station for electric vehicles has been created in the center of Minsk. It is located on the third floor of a large shopping center.  Entrance to the parking lot costs BYN 2 rubles (about $1) but recharging itself is free.  The station is open around the clock. The charging takes about an hour. Alexander Kurnysh, executive director of a shopping center:This is AC charging. Unfortunately, it's not yet fast. However, in the near future we plan to have a quick charge too.
Minsk hosting group matches of UEFA Futsal Cup for the first time in history

Minsk hosting group matches of UEFA Futsal Cup

This is an analogue of the Champions League in big football. Italian "Pescara", "Kairat" from Kazakhstan and Moscow "Dinamo" came to Minsk. October 11, hosts FC Stolitsa opened the tournament with the match against the Moscow team. Many called this match the most important for Stolitsa at the tournament. Three teams from our group enter the next stage of the UEFA Cup and "Dinamo" seemed the easiest among all rivals. Although the group in which Stolitsa is playing has already been called group of death.
Intrigue in Belarus Premier League rising as BATE have points deducted

Intrigue in Belarus Premier League rising as BATE have points deducted

The ABFF Disciplinary Committee warmed up the already hot boiler of the intrigue of the Belarusian football championship. Officials decided to deprive BATE of three points earned in the game of round 23 against FC Slutsk. Then the Yellow-Blues defeated the opponents 6-0, but their roster for the match included goalkeeper Sergei Veremko, who had previously served disqualification and had not yet paid the fine imposed on him.  Until the money arrived at the account of the ABFF, Veremko had no right to be in the squad.