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15.12.2017

National Airport Minsk among top 10 most popular airports: Fly Stats

National Airport Minsk among top 10 most popular airports: Fly Stats

Minsk National Airport is one of the ten most popular airports among those serving 1.5 to 5 million passengers per year, according to Fly Stats, the airport press service reports. "In the outgoing year 2017, we will cross the threshold of 4 million passengers, which indicates a high rate of development of our company. By the number of takeoffs, we have a positive growth dynamics compared to 2016. 
Polish consulates to issue about 400,000 visas to Belarusians in 2017

Polish consulates to issue about 400,000 visas to Belarusians in 2017

In 2017, Polish consulates will issue about 400,000 visas to Belarusians, said Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to Belarus Konrad Pawlik. "It will be clear in about two weeks whether we will have the same number of visas as last year or their number will increase," the diplomat explained. Polish and Schengen visas are issued in 12 centers in Belarus: three consulates (Grodno, Brest and the consular department of the Polish Embassy in Minsk), eight visa centers, and the Latvian consulate in Vitebsk.
Art bench appears in Vitebsk

Art bench appears in Vitebsk

Many art objects have recently appeared in Vitebsk, which is famous for its Slavonic Bazaar summer festival or arts. Among the new sculptures is a bench in the form of a construction trowel. Workers of one of the city companies decided to decorate the Pravdy Street on their own. The enterprise notes it has long been going to implement the idea but lacked documents for approval. The unusual bench is located near a public transport stop, attracting the attention of passers-by, while schoolchildren and students have already made selfies here.
Does Belarus prohibit low-cost carriers from entering the market?

Does Belarus prohibit low-cost carriers from entering the market?

The general director of Belavia Anatoly Gusarov told the Belarusian portal TUT.by about the prospects of low-cost carriers in Belarus. - They say you do not allow low-cost airlines to Belarus. Is this true? We know that Russian lowcoster "Pobeda" has been asking to allow flights in Belarus for a few years now.
Geely Atlas prices announced

Geely Atlas prices announced

Two Geely dealers will sell the model. One dealer is located on Timiryazeva Street, the other on Orlovskaya Street, near the Toyota auto center. It has long been rumored in the media that Atlas would cost about $17,000 in the basic configuration. It turned out to be almost true: price for the basic configuration is $17,600 (all transactions in Belarus must be carried out in Belarusian rubles, $1 approximately equals BYN 2). Soon prices may change for the better. Geely Atlas is the first car to be fully assembled in Belarus.
Japan simplifies visa requirements for Belarusians

Japan simplifies visa requirements for Belarusians

From January 1, 2018, Japan is going to simplify visa requirements for citizens of Belarus, reads the statement of the Japanese Embassy in Belarus. It is noted that measures to simplify visa requirements for Belarusians were adopted on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belarus. "These measures come into force on January 1, 2018 and are intended to strengthen the bilateral relations, including to make personal contacts more active," the Japanese embassy noted.
Belarus, Turkey sign new tourism cooperation program

Belarus, Turkey sign new tourism cooperation program

Some Belarusians will celebrate the New Year on the seaside. Turkey is one of the most popular destinations among Belarusians. In 2017, twice as many vacationers from Belarus picked Turkey as their destination. According to experts, the tourist boom is caused not only by the abolition of visas, but also by the close partnership of the republics. To consolidate the results, the participants of the Belarusian-Turkish tourism meeting signed a new program of cooperation.
Belarus' runner Alina Talay gets coaching license in USA

Belarus' runner Alina Talay gets coaching license in USA

Belarusian runner Alina Talay, who is best known for 100m hurdles events, has received a coaching category in the USA. Talay has reported this on her page on Facebook.    The prize-winner of European and world championships is glad to have received the license and hopes this is only the beginning of her coaching career. Here we are: now I’m a certified coach in the U.S. Together with Richard Tompson I passed the exam for the Level 1 USATF coaching education. And now we have two coaches more in our IMG Track n Field Pro group :)
Belarus getting rid of toxic components of substandard rocket fuel

Belarus getting rid of toxic components of substandard rocket fuel

Belarus is getting rid of substandard missile fuel. Belarusian military together with OSCE representatives are exporting toxic components to specialized enterprises in Russia and Sweden. In total, about 700 tons of liquid will be disposed of. It was previously used in air defense systems. The implementation of this project will reduce the risks associated with excess stocks of hazardous substances.  

14.12.2017

Four Belarusian cities among the most polluted places on Earth

Four Belarusian cities among the most polluted places on Earth

American experts conducted research and named the most polluted cities in all countries of the world, reports greenbelarus.info with reference to the Daily Mail. It's worth noting that overall pollution in Belarus is lower than in Poland, but higher than in Russia and Latvia and Estonia.
Belarus U20 preparing for World Hockey Championship in USA

Belarus U20 to play against Buffalo, USA, Slovakia prior to WM

The U20 World Hockey Championship starts in Buffalo December 26. The team of Belarus, which regained its place in the elite, will take on Sweden in the starting game of the upcoming WM. Belarus, coached by Yuri Faykov, will also play in the same group against Switzerland, Russia and the Czech Republic. Four teams of five will play in the playoffs. On December 12, Belarus started a training camp. Yuri Faykov has to pick four hockey players out of 28.
Bjørndalen on IOC's decision on Russia at 2018 Olympics

Bjørndalen on IOC's decision on Russia at 2018 Olympics

Eight-time Olympic biathlon champion Ole Einar Bjørndalen from Norway commented on the situation with participation of Russian athletes under a neutral flag at the upcoming Olympics. According to Bjørndalen, as quoted by Sport FM, the decision of the IOC is very difficult. However, it is not important under which flag to perform, thinks the Norwegian. It is important that the athlete is "clean" before the start.
Belarus biathlete Darya Domracheva: curious facts

Belarus biathlete Darya Domracheva: curious facts

Who can tell about a child better than their mother? Darya Domracheva's mother Larisa Minina has told the Belarusian Biathlon Federation about her daughter's path to success in sport.

About Dasha in childhood

- She was very restless and mobile. Close friends of often called her a helicopter, because she could not sit still. While her peer, an unhurried boy, looked at something, she managed to run five times around him, bouncing around and doing something...
The most and least popular names in Belarus

The most and least popular names in Belarus

The Belarus' Ministry of Justice has revealed the most popular names given to children in Minsk in 2017. The most popular male names are Mikhail, Artem, Maxim, Ivan and Daniel. The most popular female names are Sofia, Anna, Maria, Ksenia and Alisa. The Ministry of Justice says that these same names are popular in other regions of Belarus, too. Here are the least popular names. They were registered only about 1 or 2 times each:
Belarusian beef given green light in China

Belarusian beef given green light in China

The agricultural forum Made in Belarus took place on December 13 within the framework of the visit of the Minister of Agriculture and Food of Belarus Leonid Zayats to China. During the forum the sides signed agreements on the supply of Belarusian agricultural products to China totaling $58 million, the website of the Belarusian embassy in China reports.
President: Belarusian scientists should protect state in information war

President: Belarusian scientists should protect state in information war

Attention should be paid to the humanities. The global confrontation today is taking place in the media, and in it scientists can and should be in defense of Belarus, said the President on December 13. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Mass media are used by strong states for disorientation, including of their own society, unfortunately... Well, I will talk about our society, our Belarus, because we do not banned any mass media. Including electronic, Internet media and so on.
Belarus President: We will build nuclear power plant anyway

Belarus President: We will build nuclear power plant anyway

Belarus has successes in agriculture, pharmaceutics, and nuclear energy. More than 25 thousand people are responsible for all these developments today. About 8,000 work in the Academy of Sciences. "They are the real elite of society," the President emphasized.

13.12.2017

Belarusians increase 4G traffic consumption tenfold in 2017

Belarusians increase 4G traffic consumption tenfold in 2017

Over the past six months, LTE users have used up to ten times more traffic compared to the same period in 2016, reported the infrastructure operator beCloud. From June to November 2016 Belarusians used 2,400 terabytes of LTE traffic. In 2017, this indicator grew 9.6 times - up to 24,000 terabytes.  Consumption per day is about 133 terabytes, with Minsk accounting for the lion's share of it.
Belarus starts building intelligence economy, President says

Belarus starts building intellectual economy, President says

The results of the Year of Science were summed up at the II Congress of Scientists in Minsk on December 13, where more than 2,000 representatives of the scientific community from all over Belarus gathered. The Belarus head of state said: you need to be able to look beyond the horizons. This is why the Congress is talking about setting goals not for years but for decades ahead. The key document that was submitted for the II Congress of Belarusian scientists is the draft strategy "Science and technology: 2018-2040".
Fans pick BATE's best player 2017

Fans pick BATE's best player 2017

Defender Nemanja Milunovic became the best player of BATE in the season-2017, according to fans' vote. Registered users of the BATE official site determined Borisov's best football player by ranking them after each of the 49 official matches. "Taking the average arithmetic value of the ratings of each individual player based on the results of all matches, we received a table of the fan rating of the year.
Belarus President promises to sign IT decree in 2017

Belarus President promises to sign IT decree in 2017

Alexander Lukashenko promised to sign the decree "On the development of the digital economy in Belarus" before the 2017/18 New Year. He said this at the plenary session of the II Congress of Belarusian scientists.
First ever electricity-based house to be built in Belarus

First ever electricity-based house to be built in Belarus

The first ever house were all the communications will function by means of electricity will be built for the worker of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus. This was said by the chief of energy security department of the Institute of Energy of the National Academy of Sciences. “We have begun working on a pilot project on building a fully all electric house. By mean of eliminating expensive communications, this house will cost about 15% less than a residential house built in a new area”.
Belarusian game designer Andrew Maximov listed in Forbes' 30 under 30

Meet Andrew Maximov, Belarus' game designer listed in Forbes' 30 under 30

Forbes magazine has recently included the Belarusian game designer in the list of the most successful people up to 30 years old. Andrew Maximov is really an outstanding person. Back in school, he studied programs for creating 3d graphics without any books and created a computer game after he graduated. Not seeing the benefits in higher education, he left university and without a diploma moved to America, where he works as an art director in a company of his dreams.
Nikolai Lukashenko named best forwarder of “Golden Puck” qualifying tournament

Nikolai Lukashenko named best forward of “Golden Puck” qualifying tournament

The ice hockey team “Grifony” of Minsk’s Tsentralny district has won the city qualifying tournament in the eldest age group of the Republican tournament among children and teenagers “Golden Puck”. Ice hockey teams “Grifony” and “Medved” from Minsk’s Moskovsky district played in the final qualifying match. Team “Grifony” turned out to be stronger and won with a score of 3:1.
Azarenka gets Australian Open wild card

Azarenka gets 2018 Australian Open wild card

Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has received a wild card at the Australian Open, which will be held in Melbourne from 15 to 28 January 2018. Now the Belarusian tennis player takes 210th place in the WTA rating, but the organizers of the tournament took into account her previous achievements and, in particular, two titles at the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013. "Now Vika was in a very difficult situation, and we, as we can, try to help her," said the director of the competition Craig Tiley.
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Belarusian State University into top-200 universities of MosIUR rating

The Belarusian State University has once again entered one prestigious international rating of higher educational establishments. According to Moscow International rating “The Three University Missions”, also known as MosIUR, BSU has been rated 168th among 200 universities from 39 countries. Some four American universities and one British higher educational establishment are in the top-5 of the rating: Harvard, Massachusetts University of Technology, Stanford University, Yale University and Cambridge.
Shops working hours on first day of New Year in Minsk

Shops working hours on first day of New Year in Minsk

One of the most important celebrations of the year everyone is expecting is coming very soon. New Year is the time when family and friends gather at one table, enjoy their festive meals and simply have a great time together. But how will the shops be working in Minsk during the New Year celebrations? Will they be open or will they have a day off?

12.12.2017

Unique method of treating platypodia developed by Belarusian surgeons

Unique method of treating platypodia developed by Belarusian surgeons

A unique method of treating platypodia has been developed by a group of surgeons from Grodno. Now this method is being implemented all over the country. A small implant is capable of putting patient on his legs within several day. Quite often small patients come to an orthopaedist with platypodia. Before it was treated with medical physical exercises, massages and even difficult operations. Nevertheless, none of these methods fully recovered a patient.
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Quattro Capital invests into Belarusian startup RocketBody

The startup received investments from Quattro Capital. Quattro Capital is a Belarusian investment company which specializes on direct investments into capital stock of young IT companies. The total sum of the investment hasn’t been announced. Nevertheless, the total value of the Belarusian startup within the investments summed up to about one million dollars. It was very important for RocketBody to receive these investments right now, when the startup is ready to enter the market.
Santa parade due in Minsk on December 23

Santa parade due in Minsk on December 23

More than 800 fairy-tale characters will march in Minsk during the theatrical New Year procession of Santa Clauses and Snow Maidens, said Minsk City Executive Committee representative Alexander Shestakov. The festive procession is scheduled for December 23 and will start at 17:00 (Belarus time) on Independence Square.