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27.07.2017

Japan renders ultrasound equipment purchasing grant for oncologic dispensary in Minsk
Japan renders ultrasound equipment purchasing grant for oncologic dispensary in Minsk The patients of Minsk oncological dispensary can now have tests done on new ultrasound equipment. More than 160 thousand rubles were spent on its purchasing. The grant was given by the Japanese government. This is the first project realized in Minsk. Before support was rendered to the regions of the country.

18.06.2017

President Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected areas
President Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected areas Belarus is successful in different sectors. However, there is another thing that makes Belarus be the first one in the world. It will be only in the 25th century when the level of radiation in the affected Chernobyl area will come down to normal. What else can happen in the nearest centuries? However, people need to live today, to get over the problems for today and for generations which are yet to come.

17.06.2017

President Lukashenko about progress in Chernobyl affected lands
President Lukashenko about progress in Chernobyl affected lands Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the progress on the rehabilitation of the affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe zones. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 16, 2017 when he was visiting the Polesie State Radioecological Reserve.
Alexander Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected lands
Alexander Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected lands After his working visit, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the journalists. The President often visits Gomel region. It was one of the most problematic areas not so long ago because of the high pollution level. The representatives of mass media were interested in the details of the work done to restore the Chernobyl affected lands. What achievements in this area are the most important for the President? What else must be done so that life on these lands is comfortable and safe?

01.05.2017

Treatment of Chernobyl accident consequences in Belarus
Treatment of Chernobyl accident consequences in Belarus High levels of social standards have been introduced in the Belarusian lands affected by the Chernobyl accident, said Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. Many residents of Ukraine use these standards too. First of all, medical help. The Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology, created some years ago in Gomel, I would even say recently, is popular among Russians from the border regions. Patients from many countries come here and be treated and share experience. Even the Japanese are turning to experience.

30.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed
Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed As many as two unpleasant events were marked this week-the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the day of remembering the dead. However, there is always the other side of the medal. Traditionally, on the All Souls Day it is necessary to be happy about the primogenitors entering another, and hopefully, a never-ending life. This is where the celebration of Radonitsa gets its name.

27.04.2017

Belarusian opposition parties hold Chernobyl Way rally April 26
Belarusian opposition parties hold Chernobyl Way rally April 26 The 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked in Minsk by the traditional march called "Chernobyl Way", organized by opposition political parties. The Minsk city executive committee gave the event organizers permission to march and rally on the traditional route from the October cinema to Bangalore Square.
Belarusian-Ukrainian border will always be the border of peace, Poroshenko says
President Poroshenko: No one will ever split Belarus and Ukraine Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation on the Chernobyl problem, said President Alexander Lukashenko. On the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident - April 26 - the Belarusian head of state, together with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, visited the affected regions. The presidents paid tribute to the memory of the dead liquidators. They laid flowers to the "Wall of Remembrance" of the memorial complex "Heroes of Chernobyl" and got acquainted with the construction of a new safe sarcophagus for the 4th power unit of the ChNPP.
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary The Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents visited the Chernobyl zone to commemorate the victims of the 1986 disaster and then held talks in Belarus' agro town Lyaskovichi, Gomel region. Before proceeding to talks on economic and political relations, the heads of state visited the St. Michael's church. They took part in a prayer and lit candles in memory of victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Coming out of the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked with the locals. As a symbol of peace and unity, the presidents were presented a gift - icons.

26.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation concerning the Chernobyl issue. It was stated by President Lukashenko to the journalists after visiting Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Together with his Ukrainian colleague, Alexander Lukashenko honored the memory of the deceased Chernobyl liquidators. The two presidents laid baskets of flowers to the Wall of Remembrance at the Chernobyl Heroes Memorial near the administrative building of the power station.
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region The two political leaders continued their talks on the territory of Belarus in Gomel region. This part of the meeting began with a spiritual moment rather than an official one. Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine visited St. Michael’s Church in the village of Lyaskovichy. A communal prayer and lit candles in honor of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. After visiting the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked to the village residents.
Chernobyl commemoration ceremony held in People's Friendship Park in Minsk
Chernobyl commemoration ceremony held in People's Friendship Park in Minsk More than two thousand people gathered on April 26 at the Friendship of Peoples Park in Minsk. They laid flowers to the memorable signs "To Chernobyl victims" and "The Stone of Peace of Hiroshima." Among the invited are those who participated in the operation to liquidate the consequences of the catastrophe, employees of ministries and departments, as well as ambassadors of Russia, Ukraine and Japan and non-governmental organizations.
1.5 billion dollars towards realization of Chernobyl Programme
1.5 billion dollars towards realization of Chernobyl Programme As many as 1.5 billion dollars will be allocated from Belarus’ budget towards the realization of the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme by 2020. More than 20 billion dollars have already been spent on the elimination of the disaster in Belarus. The main task is to recover the poisoned earth and land. Today’s Belarusian science managed to reach unique results. Dozens of thousands hectares of land have been returned back to agriculture.
Belarus marks 31st Chernobyl anniversary
Belarus marks 31st Chernobyl anniversary Belarus marks the day of remembering victims of the most tragic disasters in the history of mankind on April 26, 2017. As many as 31 years ago the news about the blast at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant shook the world. As a result nearly all European countries were affected, Belarus suffered most of all. The damage caused to Belarus is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, and Belarus is still overcoming the consequences of the national ecological disaster.
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators Belarus marks the day of remembering victims of the most tragic disasters in the history of mankind on April 26, 2017. As many as 31 years ago the news about the blast at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant shook the world. As a result nearly all European countries were affected, Belarus suffered most of all. The damage caused to Belarus is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, and Belarus is still overcoming the consequences of the national ecological disaster.

25.04.2017

Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine to visit Chernobyl NPP on April 26
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine to visit Chernobyl NPP on April 26 On the day of the Chernobyl tragedy, the President of Belarus will take part in the events dedicated to the anniversary of the accident at the nuclear power plant. On April 26, Alexander Lukashenko, together with his Ukrainian counterpart, will visit the nuclear power plant and the facilities next to it.

13.03.2017

Belarus participating in koboshi dolls exhibition in memory of Fukushima victims
Belarus participating in koboshi dolls exhibition in memory of Fukushima victims On March 11, an exhibition of okiagari-koboshi dolls (a symbol of resistance and endurance) opened in Kyiv. The international project is dedicated to the memory of the Fukushima nuclear accident. The exhibition features over 200 dolls, painted by renowned artists, athletes, and public figures. Belarus also joined the charity event in 2017, for the first time. CTV presenters and well-known Belarusians skillfully painted Japanese dolls.

02.02.2017

Year of Italian culture underway in Belarus
Year of Italian culture underway in Belarus Belarus begins a year of Italian culture. Shows, exhibitions and concerts connected with Italian culture will be held across all Belarus. Belarus will be visited by popular Italian writers and artists. In March 2017 Belarus will host economic forums on the development of business cooperation with Italy.

15.11.2016

Giant shield to cover Chernobyl nuclear reactor for 100 years
Giant shield to cover Chernobyl nuclear reactor for 100 years The installation of a new sarcophagus arch has begun in Ukraine’s Chernobyl, at the site of the largest industrial nuclear disaster in world history.  The huge dome is 108m high and almost 260m long. The construction weighs 36,000 tons. It will cover the fourth reactor, rocked by explosion in 1986, which resulted in a massive nuclear fallout.

02.08.2016

Fukushima kids visit Chernobyl-hit regions of Belarus
Fukushima kids visit Chernobyl-hit regions of Belarus Children from the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima have visited regions affected by the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Gomel region. Five years ago, a similar disaster struck Fukushima, too.

19.05.2016

President of Belarus to visit Italy and the Vatican May 20-21
President of Belarus to visit Italy and the Vatican May 20-21 Alexander Lukashenko on May 20-21 will visit Italy and the Vatican. The program of the visit includes the President's talks with the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.  The visit will begin on Quirinale - one of the highest of the seven hills of Rome. Here you can find 13 churches and six palaces. But when Italians say Quirinale, they mean the entire state apparatus of the country, like the pair Moscow - the Kremlin. Here is the official residence of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

02.05.2016

Life after Chernobyl disaster in evacuation zone
Life in Belarus' part of evacuation zone after Chernobyl disaster Governmental actions are outer force for people, but sometimes inner forces are more important. The CTV correspondent Alexandra Kulakova talked to optimistic Belarusians who live in the regions near the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and love their Motherland.

01.05.2016

Pavel Latushko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the French Republic
Chernobyl tragedy remembered in Strasbourg: Belarus' ambassador Pavel Latushko speaks at Council of Europe headquarters Belarus is trying to use internal resources to cope with the consequences of the epochal disaster. But the whole world knows about the tragedy, and this topic was again raised last Thursday, at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. 
How did UK help Belarus minimize Chernobyl fallout consequences?
How did UK help Belarus minimize Chernobyl fallout consequences? Many countries take Belarusian children for recuperation. United Kingdom is one of them, says Sergey Aleinik, ambassador of Belarus to the Kingdom. When we flew from Minsk to London by plane, we had an impression that this is a summer flight to Bulgaria carrying children for recuperation holidays. The aircraft was really full of kids. That is, Belarus and Britain enjoy a very well-developed level of human contacts, the so-called humanitarian contacts, don’t they?
President Lukashenko visits Chernobyl-hit regions: Belarusian NPP safety in spotlight
President Lukashenko visits Chernobyl-hit regions: Belarusian NPP safety in spotlight The deep meaning of Easter is passing from death to life. This is what permeates another topic of the week - the revival of Chernobyl-hit regions. The disaster struck 30 years ago. It's almost the whole earthly life of Jesus Christ, just for comparison. People who experienced trouble believed in God but at the same time, they created some pagan symbols, for example, towels with the national pattern woven as amulets.

28.04.2016

Photo exhibition "Belarus. 30 years after Chernobyl disaster" opens in Council of Europe headquarters
Belarus-Council of Europe relations discussed in France On April 28 in Strasbourg, the Council of Europe headquarters hosted a meeting dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. The participants talked about the consequences of the largest man-made disaster and the role of our country in their minimization. Palais de l'Europe is hosting a photo exhibition "Belarus. 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster." There were also words of gratitude to the representatives of the French association Alsace-Belarus, which for 25 years has been helping the country in improving children's health.
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.

26.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about All-Belarusian People's Assembly: We need to show people how we will live tomorrow
Alexander Lukashenko about All-Belarusian People's Assembly: We need to show people how we will live tomorrow April 26 is the day of the Chernobyl tragedy. Exactly 30 years ago, the largest man-made disaster in history occurred. An explosion at one of the power units of the Chernobyl NPP in Ukraine led to the release of radioactive materials. The consequences have affected many countries. But it was Belarus that was the most affected. Overcoming the consequences of the catastrophe has become a task of national importance for the modern Belarus.
Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas
Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas April 26 is the day of the Chernobyl tragedy. Exactly 30 years ago, the largest man-made disaster in history occurred. An explosion at one of the power units in Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP led to the release of radioactive materials. The consequences have affected many countries. But it was Belarus that suffered most. To overcome the consequences of the catastrophe has become a task of national importance for the modern Belarus. Traditionally, on April 26, the President of Belarus visits the affected regions.
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Chernobyl-affected regions April 26
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Chernobyl-affected regions April 26 Life has confirmed the correctness of the decision adopted by the President of Belarus 20 years ago to rehabilitate Chernobyl regions. By tradition, on April 26, Alexander Lukashenko will visit the Chernobyl-affected regions. In the Yelsk district, the head of state will visit one of farms, where sowing campaign is now underway. The agrotown Dobryn, the President will get familiar with how conditions are being created for comfortable living of the population in the areas affected by the accident.

25.04.2016

Minsk hosting Chernobyl anniversary international conference
Minsk hosting Chernobyl anniversary international conference From tragedy to revival. Minsk is hosting an international conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Its members talk about what has been done and what remains to be done in addressing this disaster's aftermath. Restoration and development of the affected areas requires new approaches to multilateral cooperation. Among the guests of the forum are representatives of Russia and Ukraine, the Order of Malta, as well as partners from Japan, Sweden, Ireland, UK, Austria, and Italy.
Minsk to host international Chernobyl disaster forum
Minsk to host international Chernobyl disaster forum On April 25, Minsk will host a meeting dedicated to one of the most significant man-made disasters in history - the Chernobyl tragedy, which happened almost exactly 30 years ago.  Representatives of the Government, state administration bodies, Belarus' general public and foreign partners of our country will take part in the international forum in the Palace of the Republic.

24.04.2016

Belarusian nuclear power plant
Yukiya Amano: Belarus is the most prepared among world nuclear club newcomers Unlike Ecuador, experts say, Belarus is not prone to serious earthquakes. Therefore, the country can safely construct tall buildings and even a nuclear power plant. But even despite all this, the NPP design takes into account safety measures against 8-point earthquakes and is able to withstand an aircraft crash, a flooding and even a tsunami. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano himself saw the construction site in Ostrovets. Alexandra Kulakova continues the topic.

20.04.2016

Pope receives Chernobyl disaster liquidators, including Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz
Pope receives Chernobyl disaster liquidators, including Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz The topic of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant will be brought up today, April 20, at the Vatican. The Pontiff will meet the liquidators of that terrible tragedy. Among them is Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz. It is expected that there will meet about 50 representatives of the peoples united by the explosion, namely Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Three of the seven people in Belarus' delegation are Orthodox.

14.04.2016

Belarus, Russia to continue work to minimize Chernobyl disaster consequences
Belarus, Russia to continue work to minimize Chernobyl disaster consequences It is necessary to continue cooperation between Belarus and Russia within the framework of the Union State in order to minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl accident.  The statement was made by State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota at an April 14 press conference following a large-scale press tour of Russian media representatives and bloggers to the Gomel region.

13.04.2016

How does Belarus overcome Chernobyl accident consequences? Opinions of Russian journalists
How does Belarus overcome Chernobyl accident consequences? Opinions of Russian journalists Gomel region welcomed journalists from Russia who are on a press tour dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. Among representatives of the media are reporters of central and regional TV channels, online and print media. They will go to the most affected areas and visit the Polesye State Radiation Ecological Reserve. 

12.02.2016

Monuments to Stanisław Moniuszko and Dunin-Martinkevich
Year of Culture in Minsk: new events and monuments to be unveiled Sculptors Gumilevskiys have begun the creation of monuments to Stanisław Moniuszko and Dunin-Martinkevich. The statues will be made from bronze and will take place near City Hall. Lev Nikolaevich is sharpening the form of a working model confidently and deftly. He admits: for the sake of art, even at 85 is he ready to climb on scaffolds or work with a hammer. The family duo of sculptors can’t stop the working process. Right now, the talented artists are sculpting the history – the images of the legendary founders of the professional Belarusian Opera.

18.10.2015

Chernobyl disaster aftermath: Abandoned places in Belarus being resettled
Chernobyl disaster aftermath: Abandoned places in Belarus being resettled At the CIS summit in Kazakhstan the presidents adopted a statement on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.  In the joint document, Heads of State expressed their determination to continue to overcome the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. And in that, sadly, Belarus may be an example: having suffered most our country did better than Russia and Ukraine in coping with the revival of the affected regions.

15.10.2015

Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits
Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits On October 16, Kazakhstan will become the center of political life of the countries of the CIS. It will host two large summits - the Council of CIS Heads of State and Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The leaders really have something to discuss. This includes the fight against crime and international terrorism. Foreign ministers began to prepare the ground for tomorrow's high-level talks today.

14.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15 Tomorrow, 15 October, the Belarus President will travel to Kazakhstan on two-day working visit, reports the press service of the Belarusian leader. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the meetings of the Council of Heads of CIS member states and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

27.04.2015

President Lukashenko checks rehabilitation of Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District
President Lukashenko checks rehabilitation of lands in Chernobyl-hit district Yesterday Belarus and the rest of the world recalled the Chernobyl tragedy. The spread of radiation in 1986 after the accident at the Ukrainian station was 100 times greater than after two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  For most of the world this date is often just history but for Belarus, this is a really special date. The accident that occurred 29 years ago still has a negative impact on the various spheres of life.

26.04.2015

Chernobyl commemoration rally held in Minsk
Chernobyl commemoration rally held in Minsk On 26 April, the day of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, commemorative events are held across the country.  About two thousand people came to Minsk's Park of Friendship of Peoples to lay wreaths and flowers at the memorial sign To The Victims of Chernobyl and Stone of Peace of Hiroshima. 
Belarus President visits Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District
Belarus President visits Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District On April 26, which is the anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, the Belarus President traditionally visits regions affected by the catastrophe. Today, the head of state was on a working visit in the Slawharad district, Mogilev region. The President paid attention to focus of the course of spring field work. He asked about harvesting projections and also noted that it is necessary to catch up with the level of the western regions.