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23.02.2017

Joint ice hockey championship of Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia possible?

Joint ice hockey championship of Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia possible?

Leaders of the hockey federations of Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia and Israel attended the seminar on the development of hockey in the countries of the Eastern Group, which was organized by the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation under the auspices of the IIHF. Those present were invited to adopt Belarus' experience in the development of ice hockey, the development of various scientific and teaching materials, the organization of training seminars for coaches of hockey schools at both the local and international level.
Minsk celebrates Defender of Fatherland Day 2017

Minsk marks Defender of Fatherland Day 2017

Day of Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces is celebrated today in Belarus. February 23 in our country is considered to be a national holiday, the day of courage and heroism of the defenders of all generations. Their memory was commemorated in the capital Minsk.
Number of ice palaces in Belarus increases by 8 times over last 20 years

Number of ice palaces in Belarus increases by 8 times over last 20 years

In Belarus, there are dozens of multifunctional complexes, also called ice palaces. They attract people of all ages from kids to adults, and sometimes become the center of the development of new young talents of the country. 10-year-old Gleb Suboch is the hope of his club. He is the best goaltender among members of the ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk. He was born in Minsk, in the city where the World Hockey Championship 2014 was successfully held and its ice arenas are among the best ones on the continent.
Belarus takes about 160,000 Ukrainians in recent years

Belarus takes about 160,000 Ukrainians in recent years

The difficult situation emerging in the south-east of Ukraine again became the topic of discussion on 23 February at the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. It commented on the mechanism permitting Ukrainian refugees a temporary residence in the country, responding to a question about the status of Donetsk and Lugansk passports. Dmitry Mironchik said the President of Belarus in August 2014 adopted a decree that which contains a number of rules that enable migrants to avoid serious problems in the process.
Trial batch of Belarusian trucks arrives in Sudan

Trial batch of Belarusian trucks arrives in Sudan

The first batch of vehicles of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) from Belarus has arrived in Sudan. 10 trucks is only a trial batch for customers in the African market. The contract was signed during the Belarusian-Sudanese Business Forum, which was held in mid-January during the official visit of the President of Belarus. In Khartoum, President Alexander Lukashenko held talks with the leader of that country. Arrangements were made for the development of cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Belarus to be presented as host of OSCE PA annual session in Vienna

Belarus to be presented as host of OSCE PA annual session

The presentation of Belarus as the host country of the annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Vienna. On February 23, the capital of Austria will host the winter session of the MPs of the world's largest regional organization dealing with security issues. Belarus is also taking part.
Day of Fatherland Defenders celebrated in Belarus on February 23

Day of Fatherland Defenders celebrated in Belarus on February 23

Day of Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces is marked in Belarus on February 23. This is Belarus' national holiday, the day of courage and heroism of the defenders of all generations. Their memory was commemorated today in the capital Minsk today. Representatives of security forces, veterans of the Armed Forces and the Minsk leadership laid wreaths and flowers by the eternal flame and the monument in Victory Square. However, this holiday in Belarus is also called Men's Day, in contrast with International Women's Day, which is marked on March 8.
VC Minchanka knocked out of CEV Cup in last 16

VC Minchanka knocked out of CEV Cup in last 16

The Belarusian volleyball club Minchanka have finished their CEV Cup campaign after losing to Italy's Futura Volley Busto Arsizio in a two-leg battle. After the away defeat 0:3 the Belarusians needed to win 3:1 or 3:0 and also win the golden set. And Minchanka fought duly for their chances and looked better than the opponents. However, the Italian teams are very hard to play with in any situation. Was it not for Valentina Diouf, one of Busto Arsizio’s leaders, the Italians would find it hard to win. Oksana Kovalchuk was the best in Minchanka’s squad.
Maslenitsa in Minsk

Maslenitsa in Minsk

Maslenitsa is a sensational festival, which is celebrated according to ancient traditions. We have prepared a list of places to visit and taste pancakes. In Minsk “Minsk Maslenitsa!” Photo: vstrevel
Belarus youth's plans for summer 2017

Belarus youth's plans for summer 2017

Students’ team movement in Belarus begins on the 22nd of February, 2017. Improvised open days took place in universities all over the country. Activists helped young people and newcomers decide on what they want to do in summer, informed about all the peculiarities of students’ team weekdays and helped to fill in employment forms. As all young people say, being part of this movement doesn’t only give you practice, but gives you a possibility to earn some money too.
People’s Artist of Belarus Ivan Misko celebrates his 85th birthday anniversary

People’s Artist of Belarus Ivan Misko celebrates his 85th birthday anniversary

People’s Artist of Belarus Ivan Misko celebrates his 85th birthday anniversary. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko greeted the sculptor on his birthday. Ivan Misko, a native of Slonim district, managed to reach the peak of popularity by promoting the theme of Space. Among his debut works are portrait sculptures of Yuri Gagarin, Piotr Klimuk, and Vladimir Kovalenko. He also captured other world-famous conquerors of the Universe. By the way, the sculptor himself is not a rare honourable visitor of the Star City.

22.02.2017

The famous Manneken Pis to wear Belarusian national costume

The famous Manneken Pis to wear Belarusian national costume

World celebrities wear Belarusian clothes too! The famous Manneken Pis is soon to be dressed in Belarusian national costume. The new costume for the naked bronze statue was presented at the Belarusian Light Industry Concern on the 21st of February, 2017. A couple of Belarusian plants were working on the design of the new outfit for the Belgian sight.
Electronic tour-guide of Brest to be developed

Electronic tour-guide of Brest to be developed

Investments into the future. A student of Brest State Technical University is to develop a unique tour-guide of his city, dedicated to Brest’s 1000th birthday. A mobile app will have a map with all historic sights of the city, including mysterious little-known ones, and you will also be able to find routes on this map, leading to these sights.
Unique Belarusian agricultural equipment

Unique Belarusian agricultural equipment

New and unique agricultural equipment has been presented in Shuchin district, Belarus. This equipment was designed in Belarus and has no parallel among former Soviet countries. The equipment will be tried out during the first month of the 2017 planting season. Farms and agroservices are actively preparing for the beginning of field works. Grodno region
Belarus decreases checks of businesses in search for economic growth

Belarus decreases checks of businesses in search for economic growth

Good news for Belarusian businesses. There will now be fewer checks of businesses and business administration principles will be simplified. Last week the Belarus President instructed the supervisory authorities to reduce the number of planned inspections. At the initiative of the head of state, a working group has been set up to restore order in this area and to eliminate unnecessary and frivolous demands of inspectors, who prevent business development in Belarus. The group consists of well-known businessmen and economic experts.
Shortage of places in kindergartens of Riga

Shortage of places in kindergartens of Riga

We cannot deny the fact that nowadays there are a lot of social issues to resolve. Today the number of places in kindergartens is an urgent problem as a lot of children have been born lately. How do EU countries solve this problem? Our special correspondent Tatiana Revizore examined the situation in Latvia.
Costumes of Belarus' Pesnyary band on display in National Art Museum

Costumes of Belarus' Pesnyary band on display in National Art Museum

An exhibition of unique costumes in memory of the famous Pesnyary band of Belarus has opened on February 22 at the National History Museum. It features sketches of dancers of the legendary ensemble Pesnyary. Once it started with only 17 works but today it is a large-scale exhibition. Here you can find sketches of costumes in which Pesnyary toured the USA. Unfortunately, 40 years after, some suits have not survived and remained only on paper. Each image was thoroughly thought out.
Belarus Premier about $500 salary: This money must be earned

Belarus Premier about $500 salary: This money must be earned

The average salary of $500 in Belarus is a goal for the government in 2017. On February 21, the government talked about how to ensure growth of incomes of Belarusians and also discussed the economic results of January. According to the Prime Minister, the stability of the domestic currency market has been ensured. The attractiveness of Belarusian ruble deposits has been secured too.
Foreign diplomats read poems in Belarusian

Foreign diplomats read poems in Belarusian

Belarus has celebrated Day of Mother Language. Traditionally, this international festival has gathered representatives of the diplomatic corps in Belarus. Ambassadors from 37 countries read poems of Yanka Kupala.  In 2017, it will be 135 years since the birth of the Belarusian national writer. Fiona Gibb, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Belarus:Come to me in spring, like a flower...
FC BATE adds national ornament to its logo

FC BATE adds national ornament to its logo

FC BATE Borisov have presented their new kits for friendly matches at the training camp in Turkey. The logo is now adorned by the national ornament. As for BATE's official match kits for the season 2017, it will be presented to fans in March. National ornaments have become a trend in various areas of life in Belarus in recent years. MORE: Vyshyvanka national ornament in Belarus
Business conditions in Belarus to be liberalized

Business conditions in Belarus to be liberalized

Another step towards business liberalization in Belarus. The Trade Inspection of Belarus stops checks and switches to the monitoring mode. The structure will begin work in the new format next week, before the decree on control and surveillance activities. The main task of the department now is the regulation of prices and tariffs in Belarus. We often hear loud news about price fixing in the world. Both local producers and global corporations were seen doing this. Companies informally agree to sell goods at a certain price.
VC Minchanka facing tough task in CEV Cup last 16 against Futura Volley Busto Arsizio

VC Minchanka facing tough task in CEV Cup last 16 against Futura Volley Busto Arsizio

The Belarusian volleyball club Minchanka will need to not only win the match but also the golden set to continue their CEV Cup campaign. Coach Viktar Gancharov’s team will play the return match of the last 16 of the CEV Cup against the Italian club Futura Volley Busto Arsizio. There is no need to explain the strength of Italian volleyball. The Italy national volleyball team is the participant of top tournaments. Their national championship in the world of volleyball is like the English Premier League in the world of football.
More brand labels in Belarusian language on the cards?

More brand labels in Belarusian language on the cards?

Translation of brand labels into the Belarusian language. More than 200 requests have been made to the Belarusian Parliament to look into such a possibility. At this moment the manufacturer himself decides in what languages information on the brand label should be written. But the initiators of the request insist on making it obligatory to print all the labels in the Russian and Belarusian languages. This issue was discussed by the Belarusian Parliament on the 15th of February, 2015.
Belarus to take part in a business forum in Syria

Belarus to take part in a business forum in Syria

Belarus has shipped the first lot of dairy products to Syria. These products are milk-powder and butter. As it has been stated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus, Syria is interested in Belarusian product supply. It is likely for the product range to be expanded in the future. Belarusian meat and dairy plants are to hold presentations in the Middle-East in April, 2017.
Belarus Ministry of Economy sets new tasks for 2017

Belarus Ministry of Economy sets new tasks for 2017

Minimization of administrative burden on business and improvement of investment climate. These are the tasks that Belarus Ministry of Economy has set for 2017. As it was stated in the department on the 17th of February 2017, the launch platform for reconstruction and growth has already been created. Programmatic documents for the current five-year plan were adopted in 2016. Export, effective engagement, including the sphere of high-tech manufacturing, should underlie the economic progress.

21.02.2017

People’s Artist of Belarus Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday

People’s Artist of Belarus Mikhail Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday

He is known as the one-man band and his colleagues know him as a person with a unique ear for music. People’s Artist of Belarus Mikhail Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday anniversary on the 21st of February, 2017. Mikhail Finberg, who is not only a musician but a famous orchestra director, began his career in his hometown of Mozyr. Having graduated from a music school on a class of the violin, he continued his studies at college and a music academy, and then created his first orchestra at the circus in Minsk.
Expert Mikhail Delyagin on relations between Russia and Belarus

Expert Mikhail Delyagin on relations between Russia and Belarus

There can't be long-standing idyll even in relationships between relatives. But, following Bulgakov's metaphors, it is better not to set fire to the communal apartment in which Belarus and Russia live, advises Russian economist, journalist and politician Mikhail Delyagin. Author of the TV program Simple Questions Yegor Khrustalev made an interview with the expert. What are the opinions in the Russian society about relations between Russia and Belarus?
Afghanistan war in memoirs of Belarusian soldiers and their relatives

Afghanistan war in memoirs of Belarusian soldiers and their relatives

In the middle of February, the anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan is celebrated. After 28 years, this history hasn’t become antiquated so far as the participants of that war are still Belarus’ active contemporaries. Olga Petrashevskaya reports. If then, in Kandahar, he could paint the sky differently, perhaps, today there wouldn’t be either vocal shimmer or these paintings.
Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams

Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams

On February 11th and 12th, Chizhovka Arena hosted a prestigious international women's tennis tournament Federation Cup. This season, the Belarusian tennis players for the first time entered the top eight teams in the world. In this article, we would like to introduce you to 18-year-old hot prospect of Belarus national team Vera Lapko. Photo: veralapko Before tennis, she was engaged in figure skating
CTV journalist awarded for military coverage

CTV journalist awarded for military news coverage

The best journalists covering the life of the Belarusian army have been chosen in Belarus. The results of the annual competition were summed up at the Ministry of Defence. The creative contest involved more than one hundred applications. Symbolically: The ceremony took place on the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is celebrated in Belarus on 23 February.