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03.04.2016

"He was a pride of Belarus": Nil Hilevich funeral in Minsk
"He was a pride of Belarus": Nil Hilevich funeral in Minsk Accidentally I heard a phrase of MP of the National Assembly of the 4th convocation Nina Kulsha. She said "it would be great if, instead of advertising in our public transport, we could hear at least a few times a day excerpts from the works of Belarusian classic writers."  This phrase is particularly pressing now, when almost all classic writers of Belarus have gone. The last People's Poet of Belarus, Nil Hilevich, has passed away this week.

30.03.2016

People's Poet of Belarus Nil Hilevich dies aged 84
People's Poet of Belarus Nil Hilevich dies aged 84 The People's Poet of Belarus Nil Hilevich has passed away. He died the day before aged 84. Nil Hilevich is known as a poet, literary critic and translator. In 1954, he joined the Union of Soviet Writers. The poet was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor, the Order of Friendship of Peoples and the Medal of Francysk Skaryna.

17.02.2016

Stained-glass windows
Creative couple from Minsk making stained-glass windows Stained glass windows come to life in the sun glare and make unique the architecture and interiors. Painting on glass appeared in the XII century in Russia. Stained-glass windows have become a major focus of Gothic cathedrals. Most often, religious and everyday scenes were depicted on stained glass windows. Emperor Nicholas I was bringing the stained glass painting into fashion in the Russian empire in the 1820s.

05.02.2016

Molodechno now official cultural capital of Belarus
Molodechno now official cultural capital of Belarus Today, February 5, Molodechno will officially acquire the status of the cultural capital of Belarus. A concert of Brest masters of stage will take place in the city that before was the cultural capital of the Minsk region. Here, dozens of institutions operate, which preserve and multiply spiritual heritage.  

04.02.2016

Memorial match in Minsk
Valyantsin Byalkevich memorial match held in Minsk Gennady Tumilovich, former player of the Belarusian national football team:Such people should be remembered forever. I think it would be impossible to forget Valyantsin. Maksim Shatskikh, former player of Dynamo Kyiv:In one word, he was the life and soul of the party. Maksim Romashchenko, former player of the Belarusian national football team:He’s a Footballer with a capital “F”.

12.01.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Culture is the nation's foundation
Alexander Lukashenko: Culture is the nation's foundation The triumph of spirituality. At this moment the prestigious ceremony to present awards "For Spiritual Revival" and special prize of the President is taking place at the Palace of the Republic. Award winners were named in December. Today, January 12, in a solemn atmosphere, one can see Belarusians whose efforts are permeated with the idea of ​​philanthropy, charity and creativity. For Spiritual Revival is awarded in line with presidential decrees. And, as a rule, it is delivered personally by the President. 

03.01.2016

Yanka Kupala memorial sign unveiled in Ashdod
Yanka Kupala memorial sign unveiled in Ashdod The memory of the prominent Belarusian writer Yanka Kupala was immortalized in Israel. A memorial sign has been unveiled at Yanka Kupala Square in Ashdod. This is a joint initiative of the Embassy of Belarus in Israel and the local branch of All-Israeli association of immigrants from Belarus. This is the second sculpture perpetuating the memory of the great Belarusian poet abroad. The first monument was erected in New York.
Alexander Lukashenko speaking in the UN
2015 in Belarus and the world: Year in review On the first of January 2015, with the beginning of the year, Lithuania switched to the euro, becoming the 19th state in the monetary zone. The EU enlargement was not a sign of health or strength: the economy of the united Europe for the whole year was being shaken by Greek fever. In January, the Syriza party of Premier Tsipras won the election and declared that Athens refused to pay back-breaking debts, which are subject to restructuring.

30.12.2015

Yevgeny Markevich, the only professional male weaver of Belarus
Yevgeny Markevich, the only professional male weaver of Belarus 500 towels, tens of curtains and 3 kilometers of linen. This is a personal record of Yevgeny Markovich, the only professional male weaver in Belarus, and a surgeon. The master restored with his own hands a few machines and now trains those who are willing to continue Belarusian weaving traditions. Now he's the only guy in Belarus who is professionally engaged in weaving.

10.12.2015

Svetlana Aleksiyevich, Belarusian writer, winnter of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksiyevich to receive Nobel Prize December 10 Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich will get the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 10 in Stockholm. This will be the first Nobel Prize for a Belarusian. Journalist by profession, Aleksievich began her career in the mid-70s. Among the best known books in the genre of artistic and documentary prose are "War does not have a woman's face", "Zinc boys" and "Chernobyl Prayer". Her works are devoted to the life of the late Soviet and post-Soviet era. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the writer has lived in the West, and returned to Belarus two years ago.

08.12.2015

USSR and Belarus’ people's artists about Minsk and work
Belarusian artists about why they love Minsk The Belarusian compatriots Tamara Nizhnikova, Gennady Ovsyannikov and Rostislav Yankovsky were awarded the UNESCO’s Victor Hugo medals and the diplomas of the UNESCO’s Director-General. Unfortunately, Rostislav Yankovsky could not attend the ceremony for health reasons, but the Belarusian opera singer and teacher, Tamara Nizhnikova, and the Soviet and Belarusian theatre and film actor Gennady Ovsyannikov shared their memories about Minsk and work.
Recent cultural achievements of Belarusians
Recent cultural achievements of Belarusians Recently, Belarusians have been honored a lot for their cultural achievements. It starts with Svetlana Alexievich, who has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature. But there were other cultural achievements of Belarusians so don't miss them!

30.11.2015

Houses of famous Belarusian artists in Minsk
Houses of famous Belarusian artists in Minsk The house at 36 Karl Marx Street (Minsk’s center) is where many famous Belarusian writers lived, including Yanka Maur, Pyotr Glebka, Ivan Shamiakin, Uladzimir Karatkievich and others. Readers know and love a national writer Ivan Shamiakin. World War II played a very important role in his formation as a word master. Almost every book is imbued with this topic. He lived together with his wife and four children in this house.

20.11.2015

Who announces stops at Minsk's public transport?
Who announces stops at Minsk's public transport? Public transport stops are usually announced by a professional speaker or an actor, whose voice was once noticed among hundreds of others. Minsk residents hear these people thousands of times. Now let's take a look at them in real life! (video timecode 0:00) A new voice of the ground transport, Alexander Krapinevich, had to rewrite the phrase "Please, mind the closing doors!" 15 times. It was hard to reproduce the manner of the previous announcer, Eduard Danchenko, who did it strictly and friendly at the same time.

18.11.2015

Edward Voynilovich, Minsk region reformer
Edward Voynilovich, prominent Minsk region reformer The Minsk region reformer, the leading Belarusian and Polish social and political figure of the XIX – early XX centuries and the philanthropist. He brought the agriculture of Belarus to a new level and initiated the famous Red Church construction. Edward Voynilovich was born in 1847 in the village Slepianka near Minsk to a wealthy noble family of Adam Voynilovich and Anna Vankovich. He got education at the St. Petersburg State Technological Institute, and then did the course at Belgian and Dutch factories, from where he brought the modern European experience.

11.10.2015

FAMOUS BELARUSIANS. TV PROGRAM I AM WALKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Famous Belarusians. TV program I Am Walking Across The Country People who glorify Belarus in the world can be treated as Belarusian gold. Their victories and achievements are not measured only in medals. Belarus is rich in talented people in different fields: from Olympic champions to the Nobel Prize winners, from astronauts to genius artists, from the first printer to world famous politicians. I'm walking across the country to find out the names of those who inscribed their names in Belarus' history.

08.10.2015

Svetlana Aleksievich, Nobel Prize winner: I want Belarusians to be proud of themselves
Svetlana Aleksievich, Nobel Prize winner: I want Belarusians to be proud of themselves October 8, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences called the name of the new winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Writer Svetlana Aleksiyevich won Belarus' first Nobel prize. All in all, 14 female writers won the Nobel Prize. 

14.08.2015

Voice of CTV channel, People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel passes away
Voice of CTV channel, People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel passes away People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel died today. It was an amazing and incredibly gifted actor. Theater audience will not forget the works of Sergei Zhuravel, from the deer Bambi in the Youth Theatre, for which in 1980 he won the Lenin Komsomol Award of Belarus, to Pierre Brochand in "Dinner of Fools" which was sold out in Kupala Theater. Notable works, Tartuffe and Scapin by Moliere, will go down in history of Belarusian theater. Sergey Zhuravel's last excellent role was Jacek in "Pan Tadeusz" by Adam Mickiewicz.

31.12.2014

Monuments to prominent Belarusians outside Belarus Having a memorial in your homeland is one thing, but if a person has one abroad, it marks his great achievements and multiplies respect. The CTV would like to introduce Belarusians who obtained the highest degree of recognition. Francysk Skaryna

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