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17.10.2017

First Miss Wheelchair World from Belarus shares her impressions
First Miss Wheelchair World from Belarus shares her impressions Alexandra Chichikova from Belarus has won the Miss Wheelchair World contest. Now, days later, she is still surrounded by attention. The President of Belarus congratulated the girl on the victory. Among 25 participants from all over the world, our Alexandra has become the best. All these girls are united by one peculiarity... But when you look at such smiles, beautiful and purposeful people - you discover other values ​​and priorities in your own life.
Belarus may forbid abortions in private hospitals?
Belarus may forbid abortions in private hospitals? Is Belarus going to prohibit private medical structures from conducting abortions? The talk show "What Is Going On?" discussed the issue. Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health, Physical Culture, Family and Youth Policy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:  This is being discussed more at "domestic" level. The parliament also discussed this issue. But in 2018, no changes in this area will be made.
Home birth to be prohibited in Belarus?
Home birth to be prohibited in Belarus? Whether parliamentarians are really discussing the possibility to legally prohibiting home birth, was spoken at the talk show “What’s going on? ”.
Death case of private soldier Alexander Korzhich: troop commander and deputy arrested
Death case of private soldier Alexander Korzhich: troop commander and deputy arrested As many as eight criminal cases have been opened for death of private soldier Alexander Korzhich. Among the suspects are seven sergeants and a warrant officer.

16.10.2017

HC Dinamo Minsk gets new mascot
HC Dinamo Minsk gets new mascot A new live talisman appeared in the HC Dinamo Minsk. Bison Baron has been living in Minsk Zoo for 10 years. Now the sportsmen know about the animal even more. On October 14 they learnt about his food diet and treated him to some carrots and cabbages. The cage of the bison as a big house. He doesn’t live here alone, but together with a girlfriend called Mulatka.
Collaborative robot-manipulator developed in Belarus
Collaborative robot-manipulator developed in Belarus Artificial intellect is actively being implemented into our lives. Researchers forecast: in the nearest ten years robots will be working at plants as competent workers. The development of “clever machines” in Belarus is being carried out as well. Belarusian specialists are the first among the former Soviet countries to create a collaborative robot-manipulator.
Italian delegation on charity mission in Belarus
Italian delegation on charity mission in Belarus A delegation from Italy is on a charity mission in Belarus. The vicar of the Catholic Archidiocese of Cagliari and the assistant to the President of the autonomous region of Sardinia on international cooperation visited a center for children with oncological illnesses.
Belarusian mobile app Shturman (Navigator) gaining popularity among the blind
Belarus-made mobile app gaining popularity among visually impaired The Belarusian mobile app Shturman (Eng: Navigator) will help people with the white cane. The application for mobile phones has successfully passed the testing phase and is gaining popularity among the visually impaired. The simplest navigation menu and voice dialing: everything here is adapted to work blindly. Elena Mikhnevich, volunteer-navigator:I was just curious what this app is. Moreover, this was developed by Belarusians. And, secondly, because of my character, I always want to help people.
Trial population census in Molodechno involves cutting edge technologies
Trial population census in Molodechno involves cutting edge technologies Older people received new technologies well during the trial population census in Belarus' Molodechno. The Belarusian Statistics Committee announced the preliminary results of the trial population census on October 16. The campaign was held in the Molodechno district from 2 to 13 October. During the allotted time, specialists tested methods that will then be used during the national census in 2019. Almost 15,000 people were interviewed. Less than 2% rejected to partake.
Woman gets higher education diploma in Belarus' prison
Woman gets higher education diploma in Belarus' prison One more story of the week. It's not that noticeable, but it is somewhat special, because this happened for the first time in Belarus. A female convict graduated from a high school and received a diploma of higher education in prison! This high fence is no longer a hindrance in the way of obtaining a diploma of higher education for those who by the will of fate found themselves in prison. Two years ago here, in Gomel, a project was started aiming to make it possible for convicts to get higher education.
Belarus among top countries favorable to motherhood
Belarus among top countries favorable to motherhood In recent years, Belarus has been among the top countries that are favorable to motherhood. Belarusian doctors have learned to take care of infants with a critically small weight. The Meleshevich family is like a children's pyramid: each ring is a member of the family. Dad, older children and three kids. But mom is the basis of everything. She is holding the entire family on her fragile shoulders.
Belarusian soldier found dead in Pechi military unit. Investigation underway
Belarusian soldier found dead in Pechi military unit. Investigation underway Now let's talk about a resonant event of this week. The facts connected with the death of private soldier Alexander Korzhich in the military unit near the Pechi village must be studied to the smallest detail. None of the perpetrators will evade responsibility - this is the stiff position of President Lukashenko.

15.10.2017

New standards to be created in Belarus’ nuclear and nano industries
New standards to be created in Belarus’ nuclear and nano industries A modernized complex of the Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification must be put in commission next year. The Prime Minister of Belarus got acquainted with the reconstruction works on October 13. At the moment there is a testing center in the department, It is more than 20 years old. One of the tasks solved here is to provide a hig quality of products. Its competitive ability directly influences on the expansion of export. It is the main technical link of the national system of dimensions.
300 people to represent Belarus at 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi
300 people to represent Belarus at 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi On October 13 the Belarusian delegation headed for Sochi to participate in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students. Belarus is being represented by 300 activists. Among them are leaders of youth organizations, the best students and true professionals.

14.10.2017

Belarusian editions presented at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017
Belarusian editions presented at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 The best editions dedicated to Francysk Skaryna and the 500th anniversary book printing are presented at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017. The fair is being held for the 69th time. The Belarusian exposition consists of about one thousand volumes. Novelties of leading stated publishing houses are being exhibited. Frankfurt Book Fair is annually visited by about 300 thousand people. Traditionally, world tendencies of the book printing market are presented here. This time 100 countries are participating in the main book forum of Europe.
President Lukashenko congratulates women on Mother’s Day
President Lukashenko congratulates women on Mother’s Day Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusian women on Mother’s Day. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:The word “mum” is inseparable with such words as peace, family, Motherland, everything that poses value to people. It is mother’s love that is and will be hope, strong power, a reliance of spirituality, high morality, citizenship and patriotism. Mother’s Day it is not only tribute of deep respect and love to those who gave us life.

13.10.2017

How Belarusians breed Burgundy snails
How Belarusians breed Burgundy snails A young couple from Minsk moved to the Korelichi district, where they opened their own farm for growing Burgundy snails. Vladimir and Victoria began to comprehend the basics of this business four years ago. The spouses admit: they never thought they would become farmers. He is a Minsk citizen, an engineer, worked as a manager and traveled a lot of countries. She is a Ukrainian journalist. They met in Kiev. Family life began in the rhythm of the big city, but continued in the romance of the village.
Test population census completed in Belarus
Tablets now used in population census in Belarus to speed up data processing The trial population census ended on October 13 in Belarus. New methods, which will then be used during the national census in 2019, have been practiced in the Molodechno district since October 2. During this time, 15,000 people were interviewed. Each respondent had to answer 49 questions. Thanks to the innovations of the campaign, the whole procedure now takes quite a bit of time, only 10-15 minutes.  The main innovation was that paper questionnaires were replaced with tablets. This will speed up the processing of data.
Free charging station for e-vehicles in the center of Minsk
Free charging station for e-vehicles in the center of Minsk A charging station for electric vehicles has been created in the center of Minsk. It is located on the third floor of a large shopping center.  Entrance to the parking lot costs BYN 2 rubles (about $1) but recharging itself is free.  The station is open around the clock. The charging takes about an hour. Alexander Kurnysh, executive director of a shopping center:This is AC charging. Unfortunately, it's not yet fast. However, in the near future we plan to have a quick charge too.
Vladimir Prokoptsov: Belarusian art is at very high level
Vladimir Prokoptsov: Belarusian art is at very high level What distinguishes the Belarusian artists from others? Vladimir Prokoptsov, director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, discussed this in the CTV's program "Big Breakfast".
Vladimir Prokoptsov: Chagall is both Belarus and France
Vladimir Prokoptsov: Chagall is about Belarus, France and Russia Vladimir Prokoptsov, director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, has given an interview to the TV program Big Breakfast on the CTV. He touched on the ethnicity of famous artists. Vladimir Prokoptsov, director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus:Everyone thinks that the same Chagall is a French artist or a Russian artist. I am very philosophical about this.

12.10.2017

Belarusian model Marina Linchuk on the cover of Spanish Vogue
Belarusian model Marina Linchuk on the cover of Spanish Vogue Belarusian model Marina Linchuk has appeared on the cover of a wedding editorial in Vogue Spain. The model published a photo of the cover on her Instagram account. Marina Linchuk is 30 years old. Her career in modeling began when she was 13. She’s famous all over the world. Marina worked with the largest fashion brands like Christian Dior, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana.
Belarus' center of children's oncology saves 50,000 years of lives over 20 years
Belarus' center of children's oncology saves 50,000 years of lives over 20 years Belarusian achievements in the field of pediatric oncology are in demand in the world. This was said on October 11 in Minsk at a solemn reception in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Center for Children's Oncology, Hematology and Immunology.
Belarusfilm film studio completing renovations
Belarusfilm film studio completing renovations Belarusfilm is completing the renovations. The old areas have been overhauled, a new building has been built, and the technical side has also been modernized. The Belarusian "factory of dreams" should become one of the most modern and perfect in Europe. Anastasia Dekhtyar, CTV:Here it is - the real backstage of the renovated Belarusian film factory. This plywood house will remain behind the scenes. This is the famous interior of the police station and here is where the famous dog Mukhtar's favourite place.

11.10.2017

Belarusian scientists participating in global European program on creating batteries for electric cars
Belarusian scientists participating in global European program on creating batteries for electric cars This information was announced on October 10 during a briefing with foreign diplomats of the Central European initiative. The participants of the forum will meet for the first time in Minsk on October 26.
Celebration of harvest festival Dozhinki 2017 in Smolevichi
Celebration of harvest festival Dozhinki 2017 in Smolevichi A full man is a kind man. Belarusian people reaped a good harvest this year. The national harvesting festival Dozhinki was held in Mogilev and Minsk regions on October 7. Heroes of harvest work were honored in Klichev, Mogilev region. They marched across Leninskaya Street. 
Belarus President set to discuss support for traditional family values with CIS leaders
Belarus President set to discuss support for traditional family values with CIS leaders Sochi on October 11 is hosting the summit of the heads of state of the CIS, with leaders of 10 countries taking part in it. The event, which is also called the "Club of Presidents", promises to be one of the most significant events for the Commonwealth in 2017. It is planned that the presidents will share their opinions and develop common approaches to solving both internal problems and problems related to external challenges and threats.
Talented Vitebsk region youth to be part of Team Belarus at World Festival of Youth and Students
300 people to represent Belarus at World Festival of Youth and Students More than 300 Belarusians will represent Belarus at the World Festival of Youth and Students. Vitebsk delegation gathered ahead of departure for the forum on October 10. The development of entrepreneurship, science and technology, support for peace and education - these are the issues about which youth leaders of the region are ready to speak. In total, the festival in Sochi will gather 20 thousand people from 150 countries.
Women's entrepreneurship discussed at international conference in Minsk
Women's entrepreneurship discussed at international conference in Minsk The successful development of women's entrepreneurship is one of the main conditions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which are defined by the UN. This was said on October 10 in Minsk. Businesswomen from all corners of Belarus, officials, scientists, and foreign experts gathered for a meeting.  For the first time, issues of economic equality and proposals are discussed in such a broad format. How to make the path of Belarusian women into business less arduous?
Belarus' Emergency Ministry gets helicopter medical module
Belarus' Emergencies Ministry gets helicopter medical module It is designed to provide qualified medical assistance to the victims both on the scene and on board on the way to hospital. The medical module, which the aviation of the emergencies ministry of Belarus has recently received, can save lots of lives.

10.10.2017

Belarusian delegation lays wreath to Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
Belarusian delegation lays wreath to Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow Businessmen, education and healthcare workers. A representative Belarusian delegation is in Moscow. The opening ceremony of the Days of Minsk will begin there in the evening. Fairs of Belarusian products, which are popular in Russia, have been set up on three platforms near the Kremlin. The main official part of the program is planned or October 11. Tuesday began with laying a wreath to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier near the Kremlin wall. Flowers were laid to memorial signs “Minsk City Hero” and “Brest Hero- Fortress” in the Alexander Garden.
Spirit of past centuries: history and uniqueness of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral at Military Cemetery
Spirit of past centuries: Uniqueness of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral at Military Cemetery A cemetery of Minsk military hospital appeared in the first half of the 19th century and became the last place for many military officers and soldiers. Soldiers of Kolomna Infantry Regiment No199 and Serpukhov Infantry Regiment No120 were among them. These people were in the thick of the war between Russia and Turkey in 1877.
Chef from Minsk admitted to association of world's best chefs
Chef from Minsk admitted to association of world's best chefs A chef from Minsk has been admitted to the association of the best chefs of the world. Anton Kalenik became the first owner of such a title not only in Belarus, but throughout the CIS, which includes countries of the former Soviet Union. He liked cooking from the very childhood and started doing this professionally 17 years ago. He is the author of several dozens of exclusive dishes that are served to the table in the best restaurants. Anton also wrote several books on cooking, which sold millions of copies.
Belarusian officials visit Tbilisoba festival in Georgia
Belarusian officials visit Tbilisoba festival in Georgia The Belarusian delegation for the first time officially visited Tbilisi's Tbilisoba festival. The purpose of the visit is negotiations on economic and cultural cooperation, as well as strengthening twin-city relations with the Georgian capital - Tbilisi. Belarusian creative teams also performed at the festival.
Magic oak that grows in Belarus
Magic trees that grow in Belarus Let’s return to the tree topic raised earlier in the program. Once there were Druids, the ancient sages of forest. They worshiped natural forces and even created a horoscope correlating the date of birth with tree species. However, people still believe in the power of trees. Alena Syrova has some curious facts about magic trees.   All people tell that somewhere in Polesie There is an oak, so glorious in the woods
Days of Minsk open in Moscow October 10
Days of Minsk open in Moscow October 10 The economic, social and cultural capabilities of the Belarusian capital will be presented in Moscow as the Days of Minsk will start there October 10. Traditional exhibitions and fairs of domestic goods will also be held. One of them opened already on October 9. The Belarusian pavilion offers food and light industry products as well as folk crafts and even samples of agricultural machinery.
The buildings of Minsk between WWI and WWII
The buildings of interwar Minsk The first five-year plans in the young Soviet republic set the pace for new construction: in the 1920s and 1930s, a lot of government, public and residential buildings appeared in the capital. It was a miracle that some old buildings survived the war. Because the most of them have been destroyed forever. Let’s take a tour of the interwar Minsk. There were a great number of recreational areas in Minsk.

09.10.2017

Moscow to host Days of Minsk October 10
Moscow to host Days of Minsk October 10 In close contact. A delegation from Minsk went to Moscow, where the days of Minsk will kick off on October 10. It is an annual traditional “meeting” of two cities. The program consists of business negotiations, a presentation of the economic and tourist potential, cooperation agreement in healthcare, and, of course, a fair of Belarusian products.
Marianna Shchetkina: If you promised, you must do it 150%
Marianna Shchetkina: If you promised, you must do it 150% A new law making season began in Belarus last week. Marianna Shchetkina, a parliamentarian, gave an interview to the CTV Channel. Marianna Shchetkina has been in office of the vice speaker of the Council of the Republic for one year exactly. She is also the leader of the Union of Women and is the coordinator of the Sustainable Development Goals, laws, stereotypes and women, of course, were discussed during the interview. I’m in your office for the first time. To be honest, I was hoping to see more phones here.
Belarusian wins Miss Wheelchair World-2017
Belarusian wins Miss Wheelchair World-2017 Twenty three year old Alexandra Chichikova is returning home with victory. The final of the Miss Wheelchair World-2017 was held in Warsaw at the previous weekend. Hundreds of messages are on Alexandra’s social network page. The internet users are congratulating the young Belarusian with the title. Many people say that they had no doubts in her victory. People from all over the world supported her. Photo: personal page of Alexandra in Facebook
How modern villagers live in Belarus today
How modern villagers live in Belarus today Life in the village makes people be able to do many things on their own, and do them skillfully, like cutting trees, harnessing and unharnessing the horse and forecasting the weather without... Dmitry Ryabov, based just on popular signs (Ryabov is the famous Belarusian weather forecaster, who was fired in September 2017). In general all these skills make you the "ruler of the village!" Our special correspondent Anastasia Dekhtyar not only looked, but also joined the peasant life.
Exhibition of German artists of 1900-1950 at National Art Museum of Belarus
Exhibition of Ernst Barlach and Käthe Kollwitz works at National Art Museum of Belarus More than 200 unique sculptures, drawings and engravings: a unique exhibition opened in the National Art Museum of Belarus. The audience is offered to appreciate the works of German artists of the first half of the 20th century. The most part of the exposition is made up of works by Ernst Barlach and Käthe Kollwitz. The basis of their works are eternal themes of good and evil, love and hate, life and death.
Amazing book on post-WWII restoration of Minsk presented
Amazing facts: Book on post-WWII restoration of Minsk presented The collection "Revived from the Ruins" was presented in Minsk. It includes more than 150 documents from Belarusian and Russian archives about the restoration of the Belarusian capital after WWII. The book tells how Minsk revived from the ruins, changed its appearance and became one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October
Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October The Belarusian team, which will take part in the WorldSkills Olympiad among beginners and professionals, was instructed on 5 October before the trip to Abu Dhabi. The prestigious tournament is held every two years. At the previous WorldSkills contest, Belarus debuted more than successfully. This time professionals will compete in 27 specialties. The guys shared their preparation plans with the Prime Minister of Belarus.
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus Nicholas Maduro and Alexander Lukashenko traditionally performed one of the missions that a real man should do - plant a tree on the alley of guests of honor. Ahead we have an interesting story about the most interesting trees in Belarus. This topic was prompted by a meeting with the President in connection with the new edition of the Housing Code. Everything turned into sharp phrases on various topics related to order on the ground, construction of new houses, care for a small homeland... Yevgeny Pustovoi will continue the topic.

06.10.2017

Yuri Bondar
Yuri Bondar, new Culture Minister of Belarus, on work priorities in new office Last week Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new minister of culture. The post was given to Yuriy Bondar, a former rector of the University of Culture and Arts. When the CTV channel asked the new minister for a meeting, he chose the venue himself. Instead of meeting in his office, Yuriy invited us to the National Art Museum. Good morning, Yuriy Pavlovich! The idea to meet in the National Art Museum belongs to you, doesn’t it?
Komarovka in the 1980’s, philosophical Zelyony Lug and trams on avenue: video tour on Minsk from the past
Komarovka in the 1980’s, philosophical Zelyony Lug and trams on avenue: video tour around Minsk from the past Only here you can find people selling cigarettes and soda pop, feel yourself as a passenger of an old bus and call up your friends from a phone booth. You can learn more about Minsk history and to see both pre-war and reconstructed city at the exhibition “City. Architecture. Us” in the National Art Museum. Enjoy a video tour in the news story of the program Minsk and Minsk residents!
Missing 10-year-old boy Maksim to be searched internationally
Missing 10-year-old Maksim Markhaliuk from Belarus to be searched internationally The Investigative Committee of Belarus reported that the missing schoolboy Maksim Markhaliuk has been placed on the international search list. As BelTA informs referring to the head of the information and public relations department of the Investigative Committee Sergei Kabakovich, the Belarusian authorities have given Interpol the photo and description of the child. These data will be open to specialists in 99% of countries.
Minsk Recycling Plant: How much it will process and save
Minsk Recycling Plant: How much it will process and save The Northern test site was closed in Minsk. A garbage recycling plant will help to cope with household waste. It will be capable of processing 100,000 tons of garbage a year. A third of recyclable materials (glass, paper, plastic) from the "Trostenetsky" landfill will find a new life. The plant is scheduled to open in November 2017. In addition, alternative fuels from waste sorting may be produced here.
Over 30 domestic medicines fall in price in pharmacies in Belarus
Domestic medicines falling in price in pharmacies in Belarus Their cost has decreased almost half. About 80 other drugs may become cheaper.  Some of them are already supplied at discounted prices. The Ministry of Health says drugstore chains will face strict sanctions for non-adherence to the recommended prices.
New 260-hp sports helicopter presented in Minsk
New 260-hp sports helicopter presented in Minsk A new helicopter was presented near Minsk on October 5, which exceeds the classic Mi-2 in terms of its power and dimensions. Thanks to the engine, the "American" will also be indispensable in the preparation and participation of Belarusian athletes in world championships. Pilots will start training at the end of 2017 and compete for medals in 2019. Such long training is primarily connected with the fundamentally different controls of this helicopter.
Best young investigators of Belarus honored on October 5 in Minsk
Best young investigators of Belarus honored on October 5 in Minsk One specialist of the Investigative Committee of Belarus was selected in each of the six regions and Minsk, according to the results of their work. The ceremony was also attended by their mentors - those who help young professionals in their difficult and important business.

05.10.2017

Belarusian scientists find way to increase service life of agricultural machinery parts
Belarusian scientists find way to increase service life of machinery parts Another Belarusian know-how. Mogilev scientists have found a way to increase the service life of parts of agricultural machinery. They have developed a technology for applying wear-resistant coatings to aggregates' knives. Usual steel quickly enough fails after being used for mowing or cutting. Scientists have come up with a special metal powder to be applied to the cutting edges. Its composition and application technology are kept secret.
Number of playwrights in Belarus should match directors, TEART director says
Number of playwrights in Belarus should match directors, TEART director says The development of the theatrical community in Belarus was discussed in the program "Big City". Anzhelika Krashevskaya, Director of the International Theater Art Forum "TEART":We are very uneven. It seems to me that when the number of playwrights becomes equal with the number of directors who work with these playwrights, this will be a success. For now we are successful in that we have many interesting young playwrights - their performances are everywhere: in Mongolia, in Russia.
Festival director recommends theatrical performances for TEART in Minsk
Festival director recommends performances for TEART in Minsk What performances to watch during the International Theater Art Forum TEART in Minsk? The program Big City talked with Anzhelika Krashevskaya, director of the forum.
Belarus President gives large family pregnant cow
Belarus President gives large family pregnant cow A large family from the Mogilev region has received a gift from the President. A cow named Belka was taken to the village of Yasen. The gift is not just pleasant, but necessary and practical, because the cow will bring up to 30 liters of milk per day. Olga wrote an e-mail to the President via a website, in which she asked the head of state to help the young family with many children to acquire a cow. A cow in such places is a must. Five kids need fresh milk, since it's a source of vitamins. The family could not afford to buy the animal.
New building of Apostolic Nunciature opens in Minsk
New building of Apostolic Nunciature opens in Minsk A new building of the Apostolic Nunciature opened in Minsk on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and the Holy See. The embassy is located in a picturesque corner in the center of the capital.

04.10.2017

Lithuanian family inspired by Belarusian farmsteads
Lithuanian family inspired by Belarusian farmsteads A family from neighboring Lithuania got interested in Belarus’ experience of conducting agro business. After visiting the Grodno region, Gražina Augvene got inspired by the example of handling agricultural tourism in Belarus. At her native village near Druskininkai she set up an farmstead, where she made a bid on a sure variant-cheese.
Belarusian clothing makers to partake in BelTexIndustry expo in Minsk
Belarusian clothing makers to partake in BelTexIndustry expo in Minsk Belarusian and foreign designers and manufacturers of clothes will meet at the international exhibition of light and textile goods in Minsk. BelTexIndustry has long been one of the main fashion areas of the country. Annually, thousands of professionals of the fashion industry attend exhibitions and business meetings. The organizers of this exhibition promise to surprise buyers with a wide range of new collections. The leading Belarusian producers will reveal the secrets of the upcoming season trends.
Belarus President criticizes Minsk construction policy
Belarus President criticizes Minsk construction policy The Belarus President required to stop unreasonable densification of housing and cutting trees without a reason. He also demanded that order be established in villages and on roads. The word "order" on October 3 was key at the meeting to discuss the new edition of the Belarus Housing Code.

03.10.2017

Belarus’ Gomel hosting international conference on conservation of forest genetic resources
Belarus’ Gomel hosting international conference on conservation of forest genetic resources Belarusian developments on protecting forests will be taken on board abroad. Geneticists from 18 countries are searching for the answer to a question in Gomel: how to preserve the green covering in the conditions of the global climate change. The problem of global warming has no boundaries, and today many countries are facing serious ecological problems.
Peculiarities of being an interpreter for state officials
Peculiarities of being an interpreter for state officials The United Nations celebrated the International Interpreter’s Day for the first time. The celebration was initiated by Belarus. It is always important to preserve clarity, positive atmosphere when communicating with representatives of different countries and continents. An interpreter will always help to find common language.
Temple with double cross: how Orthodoxy and Catholicism united in the village Beryozovka, Dokshytsy district
Temple with double cross: how Orthodoxy and Catholicism united in the village Beryozovka, Dokshytsy district Religious and Christian tolerance in Belarus became the reason to host the Council of European Bishop's Conferences in our country. Let’s take a look at the map of Christianity. If there are more Catholic Christians to the west of Belarus and more Orthodox Christians to the east of the country, than Belarus is exactly the land where there is a line between the two confessions.
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes housing density and cutting down trees
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes housing density and cutting down trees All conditions to help people improve their living conditions should be created in Belarus. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on October 3 at a large meeting in the Palace of Independence. The new edition of the Housing Code was reviewd at the meeting.
Belarus' National Library features in Swedish ad
Belarus' National Library features in Swedish ad This is a commercial of a Swedish company. It decided to use the image of one of the most famous buildings of Belarus, the National Library. In the ad, the library represents the headquarters for young heroes. We want to believe that these young supermen will not forget about the initial function of libraries in the future.
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus All conditions should be created in Belarus to help people improve their living conditions, stated Alexander Lukashenko on October 3 at a large meeting in the Palace of Independence which reviewed a new edition of the Housing Code.
Festival of Moldovan Culture held in Minsk
Festival of Moldovan Culture held in Minsk Moldavian towels, songs, dances and national cuisine. The culture day of Moldova was held on September 30 in Minsk. All guests in the historical center of the city were greeted by the atmosphere of a hospitable Moldovan village with refreshments. Near the Town Hall, people tasted delicious hot pies, tried on traditional outfits, listened to poems of Moldovan poets and enjoyed the performances of dance groups.
CTV Channel holds first HD live broadcast in history of Belarusian television
CTV Channel holds first HD live broadcast in history of Belarusian television The event, which largely predetermines the future work of CTV Channel. All this time we were preparing to switch to a new HD broadcasting format. A presentation dedicated to the event was held in the hotel "Belarus" on October 2. The meeting place is one of the highest points of the Belarusian capital. Is there any special meaning in this? We'll ask my colleague Igor Poznyak, who is live from the hotel Belarus.
Stolichnoe Televidenie now broadcasts in HD: What remained behind the scenes on day 1?
Stolichnoe Televidenie now broadcasts in HD: What remained behind the scenes on day 1? It took Stolichnoe Televidenie several months to prepare for broadcasting in a new HD format. On October 2, the TV channel held a presentation timed to the event. The meeting place was the hotel "Belarus". Now in HD, the message reads  

02.10.2017

Belarusian wedding traditions
Belarusian wedding traditions The girls are so pretty, they can’t help but laugh. The evening is coming and their hearts’re full of love. The mother’s so excited cause guests’re on the way So happy they are on this wonderful day!   Singing songs, joking and dancing boys went through their village to invite smart girls for "celebrations" and "gatherings". Who knows, maybe the heart knows better, what house the right girl lives in.
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel planning 4K quality in coming years
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel aiming at 4K quality in coming years CTV Channel is switching to HD format from October 2. What are the pros and cons of this transition?What is a high-quality image?
Do not drink alcohol and treat woman as a queen: Report from Grozny about traditions and mentality of Chechen people
Do not drink alcohol and treat woman as a queen: Report from Grozny about traditions and mentality of Chechen people Let's turn to another significant event of the week. The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, visited Belarus. The main topics considered economy, but this did not prevent the exchange of respectful compliments. Today's cooperation between Belarus and Chechnya and possible mutual benefits should be considered from two points - from Minsk and Grozny.
How Belarus helps maintain balance in multipolar world of globalization and morality
How Belarus helps maintain balance in multipolar world of globalization and morality The main denominations in Belarus demonstrated especial friendliness and cooperation this week. There are fewer Catholics than Orthodox Christians in Belarus, but this did not prevent Minsk from hosting a meeting of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe. A huge delegation of Catholic hierarchs arrived in the Belarusian capital. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in this influential meeting. Orthodox archpriest Fyodor Povnyi met the bishops of the whole Church of Europe.
Stolichnoe Televidenie switches to HD format: What staff say
Stolichnoe Televidenie switches to HD format: What staff say Television is still the most important source of information for people. Speaking "still" we mean the rapid development of the World Wide Web. There is a misconception that the Internet will push TV companies away. In fact, the Internet can be another way of distributing TV programs. Which is actually happening in parallel with the development of new forms of broadcasting: every person today is able to communicate their point of view, collect and distribute news having only a computer or a smartphone.
Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie channel
Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie HD Singer and composer Sasha Nemo commented on the new HD format and the updated music for the Stolichnoe Televidenie channel. Sasha Nemo, singer:I was heavily involved in creating the new HD format, like all other TV staff. I had to spend some time of my creative life to update music for the CTV channel.
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel switches to HD quality
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel switches to HD quality From this day on, Stolichnoe Televidenie launches HD broadcasting, which stands for high-definition television. Now our viewers will get even better picture, juicy colors and stereo broadcasting. Without exaggeration, this is the next stage in the development of the television company.

01.10.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday
President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday Warm words are addressed to teachers on October 1. The professional holiday is celebrated by those who sow intelligence, kindness and foreverness. More than 400 thousand people work in the education sector in Belarus. President Lukashenko congratulated them on Teacher’s Day.
Teacher of the Year-2017 competition held in Minsk
Teacher of the Year-2017 competition held in Minsk The awarding ceremony was held the day before the professional celebration. As many as 68 pedagogues fought for the title of the best teacher. These are teachers from different region of Belarus. Not only scientists, psychologists and winners of the past years appraised the participants of the competitions, children-strict critics-did as well.
Belarusian doctors ready for next step in cardio surgery
Belarusian doctors ready for next step in cardio surgery The future is in hybrid cardio surgery. Belarusian doctors are once again ready for another step in development. As many as 264 heart transplantations have been done in Belarus already. In seven cases the vital organ was transplanted to children. Young patients can have such an operation done from the age of 10. It is due to the fact that a transplanted heart doesn’t grow as quickly as your own heart. Belarusian cardio surgeons intend raising the bar in the nearest future.

30.09.2017

Two Belarusian scientific facilities recognized as national assets
Two Belarusian scientific facilities recognized as national assets With a status of a national asset. As many as two scientific facilities of Belarus- the Belarusian gene bank of the National Academy of Sciences and the Republican bank of tissues and human cells of the Republican Oncology and Medical Radiology Centre. The honorary status was assigned by the resolution of the Council of Ministers.
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.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky On September 29, 2017 the People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Smolsky passed away. The prominent composer, pedagogue, author of famous symphonies, which were an important stage in the development of Belarus’ music, died at the age of 80. His legacy is golden melodies, which continue to sound in chamber halls, cinemas and theaters. The visitation with the composer will be held in the Big Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on October 2. Alexander Lukashenko expressed condolences to friends and family of the composer.

29.09.2017

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko meets Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe participants
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko meets with Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe participants Religious denominations must play a key role in resolving international conflicts. The head of the Belarusian state claimed when meeting the participants of the Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe on September 28, 2017. Minsk has already hosted international events. However, it is the first time when Belarus hosts such a large-scale religious forum. Some 50 Catholic bishops from different countries have arrived in the capital of Belarus. The forum took place in Monaco in 2016, so Minsk had to compete for the right to host such a conference.
Stolichnoe Televidenie to switch to HD format from October 2
Stolichnoe Televidenie to switch to HD format from October 2 The CTV television channel (Stolichnoe Televidenie company) is preparing a gift for the audience - now it will broadcast in HD format. Before switching to the new broadcasting format, we prepared promo videos (1, 2, 3) timed to this landmark event. What is HD?
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: Today people often live as if God does not exist
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: Today people often live as if God does not exist The dialogue on the present and future of Europe continued in Minsk September 29. At the negotiating table are scores the highest Catholic bishops of the 39 states of the Old World. Minsk is hosting such a high religious forum for the first time. The main topics of the dialogue of the clergy is peace, spirituality, youth and its role in modern society.
Police major general Igor Evseev appointed inspector for Minsk region The President has appointed two ministers and personal aides. One of them is Igor Yevseyev - Assistant to the President - Inspector for the Minsk region. Before that, he worked as the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee. Major-General of police, he is the owner of the Order "For Service to the Motherland" (3rd degree).

28.09.2017

Belarus President appoints new information minister
Belarus President appoints new information minister The Belarus President has appointed new leaders of the ministries of information and culture as well as heads of four Belarusian universities. Alexander Karlyukevich became the new Minister of Information. Prior to that, he held the post of deputy head of the same ministry. He was appointed in December 2016. For more than one year, he was the director and chief editor of Zvyazda Publishing House. Yuri Bondar will now be culture minister. He has recently worked as the rector of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts.
President Lukashenko addresses Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe
President Lukashenko addresses Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe Religious denominations must play an important role in the settlement of world conflicts, said September 28 the Belarus head of state at a meeting with the participants of the Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe. Almost 50 higher Catholic hierarchs of the Old World arrived for the first time on the Belarusian land. The topics of the current meeting are youth and its role in modern society and, of course, problems that are relevant for the whole of Europe. These include economic instability, total migration and British Brexit.
Not violence but law of nature: why hunters from all over the world come to Belarus; rules and cost of killing bison
Why hunters from all over the world come to Belarus Hunting technologies didn’t change much over hundreds of years. In the Middle Ages, it was a royal privilege in our land. Nowadays it’s luxury pastime. Many Belarusians and foreigners are ready to spend their money to get these incomparable feelings. Oleg Krivenia, hunter:Grouse shooting is very exciting. Just imagine: early spring, you sit in a tent for a very long time and then comes a grouse and settles down with noise.
Rostislav Krimer, artistic director of the Yuri Bashmet festival
Yuri Bashmet International Festival opens in Minsk on September 27 The International Festival of Yuri Bashmet is opening in Minsk. The President of Belarus sent greetings to the participants. This is the 12th anniversary of the classical music festival. Real music lovers will be able to enjoy six concerts. More than 100 musicians will arrive in Belarus - they are laureates of the most prestigious international competitions. On September 27 exclusively Tchaikovsky sounded on the stage of the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

27.09.2017

Chinese authors of books translated into Belarusian visit Minsk
Chinese authors of books translated into Belarusian visit Minsk A presentation of books by Chinese authors whose books were translated into Belarusian was held in the Belarus capital. A delegation of the Union of Writers in Shanghai is now in Minsk. Despite the fact that this is the first visit of the writers from China, for a long time there has been close literary collaboration between the two countries. In particular, Chinese students studying in Belarus are leading their literary projects.
TeART theater forum opens in Minsk on September 27
TeART theater forum opens in Minsk on September 27 The comedy "Marriage" will start the seventh International Forum of Theater Art "TEART", which will be opened in Minsk on September 27. This is the second work of director Sergei Zemlyansky in a silent style. The performance was already appreciated in Latvia. Belarusian theater-goers will not be bored at this festival. In 2017, actors will present on stage 19 productions of various genres and forms from eight countries.
Gennady Zyuganov visits Belarus
Gennady Zyuganov visits Belarus In the Soviet times, pickles were an indispensible phenomenon of good life. On the last week of September 2017, the leaders of communist parties from former Soviet republics and even Cuba visited the capital of Belarus. The plenum of the Central Council of the Union was held in Minsk. Gennady Zyuganov, the head of the Russian delegation and Communist Party leader, flew a few days before the meeting to get acquainted with the experience of some Belarusian enterprises.

26.09.2017

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Naviband records Sting’s “Fields Of Gold” song in Belarusian language The music group Naviband- representatives of Belarus at Eurovision 2017 has made a cover of Sting’s song “Fields Of Gold” in the Belarusian language. The video where Naviband is performing the song appeared on the official YouTube channel-the group’s channel- on September 25. Photo: screenshot from video
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Belarusians awarded at package design competition in Barcelona The winners of the Pentawards 2017 were named in Barcelona on September 23, 2017.  A Belarusian Angelina Pischikova received a platinum, award in the nomination BEST OF THE OTHER MARKETS CATEGORY for the idea of light bulb packaging. Before the designer was nominated in prestigious awards. Photo:pentawards.org On her social network page Angelina Pischikova took a photo of her award and wrote “Thank you, Pent awards. Thank you, Barcelona”.
Belarusian scientists develop technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells
Belarusian scientists develop technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells Nerve cells cannot be restored! Many of us are so accustomed to this expression that they perceive it as an immutable truth. In fact, this is a myth that is refuted by scientific research. Belarusian scientists went further and developed a technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells. Thanks to a new field of research - gene therapy - the process can take place 2 to 5 times faster than before. Accelerated recovery of nerve cells will help in the treatment of neurodegenerative illnesses.
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Syria
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Syria On September 25 at the Kolyadichi station, the cargo was put in containers: food, children's clothes and footwear, as well as equipment. This is the third humanitarian campaign of Belarus addressed to Syria. This time the cargo will be delivered by train to the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, and then by sea to Syrian Latakia.
Eurasia.DOC cinema festival underway in Minsk
Eurasia.DOC cinema festival underway in Minsk The second documentary film festival "Eurasia. DOC" is held in Minsk. Directors from 10 countries presented their vision of social and political problems. The program includes 20 pictures. The authors will hold meetings with the audience and master classes. Among other highlights are round tables with well-known experts who act as heroes of many of the festival films.

25.09.2017

“It’s not just a hobby. It’s my favorite job”: Woodcarver and blacksmith about their craft in Belarus
“It’s not just a hobby. It’s my favorite job”: Woodcarver and blacksmith about their craft in Belarus There are about 23,500 registered craftsmen in Belarus. But there are certainly far more people who occupy themselves with it. The Presidential Decree on Crafts will simplify this activity that is necessary not only for people’s self-employment but also for attracting tourists to the country (as it was discussed with the ex-president of Iceland, it’s one of upcoming sectors in Belarus as well as in Iceland). Alena Syrova met with craftsmen, who told her about their passion.
Teatralny Kufar international theater festival gathers 300 artists in Belarus
Teatralny Kufar international theater festival gathers 300 artists in Belarus 20 theaters and 300 participants from all over the world gathered at the forum "Teatralny Kufar" in Minsk. Guests from Chile, Tunisia, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland, the UK and Russia came to Belarus to show their works. Performances are in several languages, including the language of plastics. Teatralny Kufar is held in Minsk for the 14th time. During this time more, than 60 countries took part in the forum.

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