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08.11.2017

Communists from USA celebrate October Revolution day in Minsk
Communists from USA celebrate October Revolution day in Minsk Belarusian communists in Minsk laid flowers at the monument to Vladimir Lenin and drank "for the Great October and Communism." These people did not celebrate for long, but apparently at least some of them really believed in what they celebrated: equality, cooperation between workers all over the world and well-being of the entire humankind. These were the ideals of the October Revolution.

23.10.2017

Palace of the Republic celebrates 20th anniversary
Palace of the Republic celebrates 20th anniversary The Palace of the Republic is celebrating its anniversary. In the 20 years of its existence it has become one of the symbols of Minsk and one of the most recognizable buildings in Belarus. The images of the Palace can be found in books, on stamps and souvenirs, and the unusual architecture of the structure gets into the glass of photo and video cameras every day. The most responsible and important events are held here, including events with the participation of the President.

22.10.2017

War in Afghanistan through eyes of writer Nikolai Cherginets
War in Afghanistan through eyes of writer Nikolai Cherginets A writer, politician, Interior Ministry General, peacekeeping soldier, lawyer and a People’s Culture Figure is celebrating is anniversary this week. Nikolai Cherginets is 80. Nikolai Ivanovich, the House of Writers is located at 5 Frunze Street. Is it a coincidence: one of you books is dedicated to Mikhail Frunze(Red Army commander)?

18.10.2017

Belarus’ Youth Symphony Orchestra perform at La Madeleine Church in Paris
Belarus’ Youth Symphony Orchestra perform at La Madeleine Church in Paris Belarus with the eyes of young musicians: the La Madeleine Church held a concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy of Music. This church is one of the most famous in Paris. Dozens and even hundreds symphony orchestras from all over the world performed here. About 200 people came here to get acquainted with musical Belarus, among whom were diplomats and representatives of the Belarusian diaspora.

30.09.2017

National Center of Legal Information celebrates 20th anniversary
National Center of Legal Information celebrates 20th anniversary The Center has been has been collecting, holding records, processing, keeping and systematizing data for 25 years in independent Belarus. It also analyzes the law, provides maintenance of register and coordinates the work of state authorities. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the employees of the center with the celebration. The congratulations were read out on September 29 by the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valery Mitskevich.

20.09.2017

16th - first half 19th century editions of Belarusian printing houses exhibited in National Art Museum
16th - first half 19th century editions of Belarusian printing houses exhibited in National Art Museum A unique exposition of antique editions has opened in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Books of Belarusian printing houses, printed in from the 16th to the first half of the 19th century, are presented there. The earliest of the exhibits is the Gospel from the printing house of the Mamonichy brothers. About a dozen of editions have been picked for the exhibition.

16.09.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates freestyle wrestler Medved on 80th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates freestyle wrestler Medved on 80th anniversary The famous freestyle wrestler Alexander Medved is 80! Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the sportsman on his 80th anniversary. Kind words in honor of the sport legend sounded in the Minsk Town Ratusha.
President Lukashenko’s ice hockey team celebrates 20th anniversary
President Lukashenko’s ice hockey team celebrates 20th anniversary The ice hockey team of the President is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The first training session of the team was held in 1997. The members of the team went on an excursion around the Palace of Independence. Tis time the Palace opened its doors for famous ice hockey players who came to the place together with their wives. The famous green hall is the “witness” of the “Normandy Four” meeting, a hall for negotiations in a narrow circle and a place for economic issues.

09.09.2017

Video: Singing Fountains show in Minsk
Video: Singing Fountains show in Minsk An event hundreds of Minsk resident saw: a grand show “Singing Fountains” was held in Minsk’s Victory Square on September 8, 2017. The bank of the Komsomolskoye lake turned into a big audience hall under the open sky. As many as three natures became one at the same time- water, music and lights. A beautiful combination of fountains striving for the sky accompanied by music and a laser show was a great event of the Minsk City Day’s celebrations. The CTV Channel broadcasted the colorful show live.
Belarus celebrates Minsk City Day The colors of the celebration are diverse: about 40 platforms work in Minsk on 9 September. The main events are traditionally held near the Sports Palace. Olga Osadchaya, CTV: Many guests came to congratulate Minsk on its anniversary. The city is ready to make everyone feel happy, to surprise and feed, what is very important at a real birthday.
President Lukashenko congratulates Minsk on 950th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates Minsk on 950th anniversary On September 9, 2017 Minsk is celebrating its 950th anniversary from the first moment of the city’s mentioning in the chronicles. The history of Minsk has many heroic and tragic pages. However, every time when Minsk was going through severe challenges, the city found strength to revive once again, and today it is proud to be carrying the honorary name of a Hero City. It is mentioned in the congratulations of the President.

06.09.2017

BRSM Youth Union celebrates 15th anniversary
BRSM Youth Union celebrates 15th anniversary 15 good deeds for the 15th anniversary of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM). Activists of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union will celebrate the birthday of the organization with labor. On September 6, they will work in the newly built youth patriotic center in the Brest Fortress. Volunteers will arrange a festival for pupils of a Minsk orphanage. In Vitebsk, the BRSM also plans some charitable events.  In general, festive projects under the motto "Only together and only forward" are held throughout Belarus.

04.09.2017

Written Language Day celebrated in Polotsk: Gutenberg's press on display
Written Language Day celebrated in Polotsk with Gutenberg's press on display The day of written language is an attribute of the Independence of Belarus. The national holiday was celebrated in one of the oldest towns of Belarus - Polotsk. It was dedicated to the glorious son of this ancient town - Francysk Skaryna. Participant of the festival:We print on the machine, which is a prototype of the Gutenberg press. We print engravings with children, which they then cut out.

03.09.2017

Winners of National Literature Award announced in Belarus’ Polotsk
Winners of National Literature Award announced in Belarus’ Polotsk Polotsk is celebrating the Belarusian Written Language Day throughout the entire weekend. Word prevails here on September 3. Belarusian printing was founded 500 years ago. The name of Francysk Skaryna and other educators was mentioned here not once. The winners of the National Literature Award have been announced in Polotsk.
Memorial sign of Belarusian Statehood opened in Polotsk
Memorial sign of Belarusian Statehood opened in Polotsk All the roads today lead to Polotsk. The most ancient town of Belarus is celebrating its 1,155th anniversary. This is the place where Francysk Skaryna was born, the man who printed the first book in the Belarusian language 500 years ago. In honor of this event a National celebration has been established – the Day of Belarusian Written Language. The official start of the celebration will be announced from the main concert stage of Polotsk. The President emphasized that the Day of Belarusian Writing has become a real symbol of Belarus’ independence.

02.09.2017

Parade in honor of Belarusian Written Language Day held in Polotsk
Parade in honor of Belarusian Written Language Day held in Polotsk All the roads today lead to Polotsk. The most ancient town of Belarus is celebrating its 1,155th anniversary. This is the place where Francysk Skaryna was born, the man who printed the first book in the Belarusian language 500 years ago. In honor of this event a National celebration has been established – the Day of Belarusian Written Language. The official start of the celebration will be announced from the main concert stage of Polotsk.

15.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates President of India on Independence Day anniversary
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates President of India on Independence Day anniversary The 70th anniversary of independence from the British Empire is celebrated in India on August 15, 2017. The celebrations began from the very morning in the Red Fortress in New Delhi, thousands of people and distinguished guests attended the event.

09.08.2017

Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary
Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary A 100 year-old dialogue with readers. Newspaper “Zvyazda” marks its century anniversary. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the personnel of the newspaper on the event. The edition became a true epoch. As many as five times a week, on 16 lines - today newspaper “Zvyazda” is a worthy competitor on the market of paper editions.

08.08.2017

How will Minsk anniversary cake look like?
How will Minsk anniversary cake look like? Minsk is celebrating its 950th anniversary. There is less than one month left till the main events begin, however, the big city is excited about the celebration. Confectioners are preparing a sweet present for Minsk residents. A giant 200 kilogram cake which is 3 meters wide will be baked for Minsk’s anniversary.

05.08.2017

Financial Investigations Department celebrates 25th anniversary
Financial Investigations Department celebrates 25th anniversary On the outlook of Belarus’ economic security. The Department of Financial Investigations is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Alexander Lukashenko sent his congratulations to the workers of the Department. Only in the first six months of the current year the financial police revealed 656 crimes. From January to June the workers of the Department prevented actions of three organized crimes and six criminal groups.

31.07.2017

Brest celebrates 998th birthday with carnival
Brest celebrates 998th birthday with carnival One of the oldest cities in Belarus - Brest - celebrated its 998th Birthday this weekend. The scope of the holiday impressed many.

29.07.2017

Brest celebrates 998th birthday
Brest celebrates 998th birthday Brest, one of the oldest cities in Belarus, celebrates its 998th birthday. The celebrations began from the very morning. A historical reconstruction was held in the residence house of Nemtsevichy. Belarusian clubs reconstructed the final episode of the war. Colorful air show upon the river Bug let the city residents and the guests enjoy the beauties of the city from the sky.

28.07.2017

30 BelAZs line up in honor of 70th anniversary of Krasnobrodsky coal mine
30 BelAZs take part in truck flash mob A congratulatory video postcard involving BelAZ dump trucks was created in Russia in the Kemerovo region. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Krasnobrodsky coal mine, the Belarusian giant trucks lined up to form the inscription "70 years" in Russian. 30 vehicles were needed for this truck flash mob. The Kuznetsk coal basin is one of the largest coal deposits in the world. In 2016 it purchased 60 Belarusian BelAZs.

23.07.2017

Photofact: Emergencies  Ministry  parade 2017 in Minsk
Photofact: Emergencies Ministry parade 2017 in Minsk The Fire Service of Belarus celebrates its 164th birthday. Every day Emergency Services fighters have up to 100 emergency calls. According to the statistics, more than 3000 people were rescued in 2017. The professional day was celebrated with a parade in Minsk. Spectators could see retro and samples of modern machinery. Rescuers, rescuers of the next generations and veterans marched through the street. Water show was quite impressive. Besides aviation and engine boats, spectators could see acrobatic performances.

11.07.2017

Photofact: Vyazynka celebrates Kupala’s anniversary
Photofact: Vyazynka celebrates Kupala’s anniversary The 135th anniversary of Yanks Kupala was celebrated in his native place of Vyazynka in Molodechno district. The world famous museum is located here, lovers of Kupala’s talent have been gathering here for 45 years now. The current poetry celebration was special. Literature experts, critics, modern poets and lovers of poetry gathered here once again to listen to Kupala’s poems in connection with his anniversary.

10.07.2017

First Belarusian cosmonaut celebrates his 75th anniversary
First Belarusian cosmonaut celebrates his 75th anniversary Space submitted to him. The first Belarusian cosmonaut, twice the Hero of the Soviet Union, Piotr Klimuk, celebrates his 75th anniversary on July 10.

03.07.2017

Alexander Rogachuk, head of Brest City Executive Committee
Brest Mayor on city development and 1,000th anniversary celebrations What has been done in recent years and what awaits Brest residents during the celebrations of the city's 1,000th anniversary? Brest Mayor Alexander Rogachuk has given an interview to our TV channel.

25.04.2017

Belarusian State Philharmonic celebrates its 80th anniversary
Belarusian State Philharmonic celebrates its 80th anniversary As many as 80 years in one breath. The Belarusian State Philharmonic celebrates its foundation anniversary. The members of the legendary musical platform greet the celebration as an ordinary working day with planned concerts. About five concerts are held here annually. The claim to fame of the Philharmonic is one of the biggest organs in Belarus. It has been played inimitably for 55 years.

03.03.2017

Belarus preparing to celebrate 100th anniversary of police
Belarus preparing to celebrate 100th anniversary of police Delegations from 16 countries have arrived in Minsk to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Belarusian police. Celebrations are being held on March 3. The ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at the monument to police officers and servicemen of Interior Ministry troops who died on duty finished just a few minutes ago. The pre-anniversary day will end with a festive meeting and concert at the Palace of the Republic.

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.
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.

13.01.2017

Concert in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin
Concert in honor of 76th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavin's birth Prominent Belarusian musician Vladimir Mulyavin would turn 76 on 12 January. He was awarded the title People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus. He became a legend during the lifetime. The concert program in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin took place at the Belarusian State Philharmonic on January 12. Many generations grew up on his songs. "Alexandrina", "Zavushnіtsy" and "Slutskіya Tkachychі" are among the most popular songs Vladimir Mulyavin is famous for.

31.08.2016

More than 90 events and fireworks: Minsk getting ready to celebrate 949th Anniversary
More than 90 events and fireworks: Minsk getting ready to celebrate 949th Anniversary Minsk is getting ready to celebrate the 949th Anniversary. The celebrations will take place on September 3. Minsk residents and guests of the city will be able to attend more than 99 events. The supporters of the active lifestyle will be presented with the extreme park in Stoletova Street at 12 p.m. If you are looking for unforgettable experience, you should go to the Sports Palace where the fireworks show will begin at 22.00. Besides, doctors and police officers will be on duty all day near the places of celebrations.

01.08.2016

Brest celebrates city birthday with unique carnival
Brest celebrates city birthday with unique carnival Brest turned 997 this week! Brest residents in a big way celebrated the birthday of their city with a carnival, the only one in Belarus. Brest is not only one of the oldest settlements of Belarus, but also the gateway to Europe and at the same time gateway to Eurasia. Piotr Butrim, CTV:Brest is celebrating its birthday with a bright carnival. A colorful column marched through the central street of the city. Some compared it to a mini-Brazilian carnival.

26.06.2016

President congratulates Belarusians on Youth Day
President congratulates Belarusians on Youth Day About two million Belarusians belong to the youth category by law. On June 26, our country celebrates Day of Youth. Dozens of projects with the participation of creative young people are held throughout the country. Minsk is hosting the festival of youth subcultures. Participants of the events: The youth does have the potential! Perhaps now youth is slightly eccentric but very active! People are striving to something and trying to achieve it.
Vitebsk marks City Day: people remember Marc Chagall, Crusaders and Alexander Nevsky
Vitebsk marks City Day: people remember Marc Chagall, Crusaders and Alexander Nevsky Belarus’ Vitebsk is marking its 1042nd birthday on June 25: the festivities will last the whole weekend and each day has its highlights. Resistance to the Crusaders once again underlines the unity of the ancient principalities. That's how the knights of the 13th century fought, led by Alexander Nevsky (watch video).  Another historical fact: Prince Alexander's wife was related to representatives of Polotsk and Vitebsk principality.

19.06.2016

Belarusian tramcars celebrate 118th anniversary
Belarusian tramcars celebrate 118th birthday The oldest tramcar in Belarus celebrates its 118th anniversary. On June 18, 1898, the first Belarusian tramcar travelled through the streets of Vitebsk. Even Moscow and St. Petersburg did not have such a mode of transport. Another interesting fact is that electricity came to the city together with tramcars. The electric vehicles moved at a speed of only 14 kilometers per hour. This is why boys of the late 19th century considered it an honor to cling to the back of the tram to travel home without a ticket.

05.05.2016

Bobruisk
Bobruisk to be Belarus’ cultural capital in 2017 On May 4, the town of Bobruisk was announced to become Belarus’ cultural capital in 2017. Bobruisk has been competing for this status for 5 years. However, it can be considered as a gift for the town’s anniversary. Bobruisk turns 630 years in 2017. Ruslan Alekhno, singer:It’s very pleasant. I can be proud it is Bobruisk that has been chosen the capital from all Belarusian towns. I will mention that my native town is the cultural capital in all my interviews in 2017. It’s welcome news, very welcome.

28.04.2016

Over 4,000 Minsk residents participate in Chernobyl commemorative events
Over 4,000 Minsk residents participate in Chernobyl commemorative events On 26 April, events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy were held in every Minsk’s neighborhood. As many as four thousand Minsk residents took part in them. Officials, Chernobyl liquidators, the military, and pupils participated as well. Floral tributes were placed to the memorable signs Victims of Chernobyl and Stone of Peace of Hiroshima in the Park of Friendship of Peoples.

27.04.2016

Belarus reviving Chernobyl-affected regions
Belarus reviving Chernobyl-affected regions Traditionally, on April 26, on the day the day of the Chernobyl tragedy, the President of Belarus visits the affected regions. Belarus intends to revive all these areas. This topic was discussed at an international conference in Minsk dedicated to the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest man-made disasters in human history. Representatives of several countries and international organizations arrived in Minsk to find a new starting point for Chernobyl cooperation.

21.04.2016

Frunzensky District
Frunzensky District turns 65: history and residents’ reviews A new district appeared in the northwest of Minsk 65 years ago. It was named Frunzensky after the legendary revolutionist, statesman and military leader Mikhail Frunze. The villages Bolshoye Medvezhino and Baranovshchina (nowadays the Zapad neighborhood) joined the district in 1978. The Sukharevo neighborhood in the Frunzensky district was built in the 90s. Some territories of the Minsk region joined the district in 2004. These territories are nowadays Masyukovshchina, Kuntsevshchina, Dombrovka, and Kamennaya Gorka.

12.04.2016

2011 Minsk metro blast: five years on
2011 Minsk metro blast: five years on It's been five years since the day of the April 11, 2011 tragedy. Belarusians will never forget that day. The rush-hour Minsk metro blast claimed the lives of 15 people injuring further 400. The monument Memory Rivers was installed at one of the entrances to the station. From the morning flowers of April 11, those who remember those tragic events were coming to the stela carrying flowers and candles. Underground workers also commemorated the victims.

08.04.2016

Minsk police: History of Main Internal Affairs Directorate of Minsk City Executive Committee
Minsk police history March 4 is a memorable date in the history of Belarusian police. In 2017, law enforcement officers will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the service.

31.03.2016

Belarus’ National Olympic Committee celebrates 25th anniversary. Interview with NOC’s First Vice President
Belarus’ National Olympic Committee celebrates 25th anniversary. Interview with NOC’s First Vice President Last week the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus turned 25. Belarus has made strong progress on the Olympic way for the last 15 years. During that period, Belarusian athletes won about 100 medals. Sports journalists learnt where Belarus is situated, and high-ranking sports functionaries allow Belarus to host important international events. The CTV talked to Maxim Ryzhenkov, the First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, about the past and the future of Belarusian Olympic movement.

03.02.2016

Belarus Academy of Public Administration
Belarus Academy of Public Administration celebrates its 25th anniversary A new face of the global economy demands new approaches to training top managers. The Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus is ready to meet this challenge. The institution marked its silver jubilee on January 29. In fact, the Academy is a peculiar one in Belarusian high education system. Former pupils and successful ministers learn side by side here. This is a perfect example of the saying "live and learn".

26.10.2015

UN Express continues travel around Belarus: Brest on the way
UN Express continues travel around Belarus: Brest on the way The UN Express continues to travel around the country. The train on the eve made a stop in Brest. Today, the city hosts numerous events in honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. They will focus on the most relevant topics. Such as migration, the environment and health. Passengers of the United Nations Express will express their point of view on many issues.