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28.06.2017

Ransomware affects large Belarusian companies
Ransomware affects large Belarusian companies   Malicious software blocks important information. Infected files are sent disguised as CVs, financial reports and other documentation. In reality there is a program in those files, after launching it , it is not possible to upload the uploading system of a computer. To varying degrees, the cyberattack affected the entire world. The USA and Israel are already creating a working group which will prevent such threats.
Military personnel honored with state awards leading up to Independence Day in Belarus
Military personnel honored with state awards leading up to Independence Day in Belarus A number of representatives of the army have been awarded state awards leading up to Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Their contribution into providing national security and the development of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. Senior Warrant Officer Evgeny Voronov was awarded the Medal "For Courage". His military service is connected with underwater demining.
Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater held in Belarus' Nesvizh
Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater held in Belarus' Nesvizh The Bolshoi Theater for the eighth time turned Nesvizh, the residence of the Radziwills princes, into a cultural center. Connoisseurs of opera and ballet from different countries come to Nesvizh to see their favorite shows. Alesia Belikova, CTV channel:The possession of the Radziwills became living scenery for the Bolshoi Theater. Fans of ballet and opera can enjoy the most beautiful works performed by the stars of the Belarusian Opera and Ballet Theater.
WannaCry virus detected on several PCs in Belarus
WannaCry virus detected on several PCs in Belarus Individual cases of infection of computers with a ransomware have been recorded in Belarus. The virtual attack blocks computers and the owner is offered to pay about $300 to decrypt the files. To a greater or lesser extent, the cyberattack has affected the whole world. The first ten victims included Ukraine, Italy, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Russia.  After a massive world cyberattack, the US and Israel are setting up a working group to prevent such threats. It is also necessary to determine how to bring to justice those responsible.
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services The largest number of foreign students in Belarus study at the Belarusian State University (BSU). 700 of them were solemnly awarded diplomas on higher education. Coming to the ceremony were teachers, embassy heads and parents who came from afar. Now, about 2500 thousand foreigners are training at the BSU.

27.06.2017

Young Belarusian designer devours Paris
Young Belarusian designer devours Paris Young Belarusian designer devours Paris Belarusian youth doesn’t stop surprising. A creative designer from Mogilev impressed the world fashion capital. A student of Mogilev Economic Professional Technical College presented his collection “Provokator. Without face” in Paris. One won’t be able to put this outfits easily, it will take ten minutes at least.
Minsk prepares for Independence Day
Minsk prepares for Independence Day The rhythm of movement– 120 steps per second, the speed of machinery – 18 kilometers per hour. This is how Minsk is preparing for Independence Day. This year spectators will be able to see new artillery and combat vehicles. Modern Belarusian musical compositions will be performed as well. However, the parade on Independence Day is not only military machinery. It is a real show with its own scenario and director. One month is given to rehearse the day. During this period movements and the overall picture is thought through every day.
Belarusian collecting ancient bricks from different countries
Belarusian collecting ancient bricks from different countries A resident of Belarus' Lida has an unusual hobby. He collects ancient bricks from Belarus, Ukraine, England, Sweden and other countries. Each artifact has a master's stamp, fingerprints or names of the manufacturer. The oldest exhibit was born in the 16th century, the owner says. Alexei Chistyakov, collector:These historical bricks can be found literally under your feet. The collection of Alexei Chistyakov consists of about 550 artifacts. The man says this is already about 3,000 kilograms of unique bricks.

26.06.2017

How do pregnant CTV presenters and journalists work?
How do pregnant CTV presenters and journalists work? Heroic deeds of men were recognized in all times. However, being a mother is no less heroic. They show heroism in TV life. Pregnant women on air. Hardly has the sun risen she is, she rushes to tell the country the first news. As early as 6am, an ordinary day for Yekaterina Litvinova. Yekaterina Litvinova, CTV presenter: It was scary when I was alone. Now that there are two of us it is a lot better. And she is not talking about the director or the operator. TV viewers will likely not even notice it.
Minsk testing 30-meter 400-seat tram
Minsk testing 30-meter 400-seat tram A modern next-gen tram is being tested in Minsk. The stylish tram was developed by one of Belarusian developers. The new model of urban passenger transport was tested near vulica Bataničnaja, at the local tram depot. The length of the tram is more than 30 meters; it can seat about 400 people.
Foreign diplomats take part in Belarusian Vyshyvanka Day
Foreign diplomats take part in Belarusian Vyshyvanka Day Ambassadors to Belarus from various countries have tried embroidered Vyshyvanka T-shirts on. On the eve of Independence Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to familiarize representatives of the diplomatic corps with traditions and culture of Belarusians more closely. The Minister of Foreign Affairs together with his wife met all guests of the even in person. By their clothes you can understand the reason why they gathered here today.
Defender of Brest Fortress recollects Nazi invasion of Belarus on June 22, 1941
Defender of Brest Fortress recollects Nazi invasion of Belarus on June 22, 1941 Now let's talk about those days when people considered an honor to die for their Motherland. June 22 is a historic and tragic date - this was the day Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union, and Belarus, then the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic, was among the first to suffer casualties.
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates Let's start with positive news. On Friday evening, the Republican ball of graduates was held in Minsk, pleasing with its atmosphere and beautiful faces. President Lukashenko congratulated the most talented and successful graduates. Our correspondent Yulia Beshanova learned about the dreams and ambitions of the new generation, in a solemn and informal atmosphere.

25.06.2017

68 new names added on Republican Honor Roll
68 new names added on Republican Honor Roll As many as 68 winners’ names of 2016 competitions were put on the Republican Honor Roll. The decree was signed by President Lukashenko. The best of Minsk and region, towns and town districts and of organizations have been named. The main criteria are high achievements in social and economic development and resource economy.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Ball
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Graduation Ball Hopes for dynamic development in all spheres of life in Belarus are connected with youth. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments. A few hundred people were invited to Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments which was held in Minsk on June 23, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Presidential Administration of Belarus on June 23, 2017. Great changes are expected in the education sector in the nearest time. Alexander Lukashenko ordered to decide on all the issues in this sector by 1 September. Law, agriculture, housing and public utilities, work with citizens were discussed as well. The meeting in the Palace of Independence symbolizes a start in perfecting methods of solving the main issues and problems of Belarus.
President Lukashenko congratulates young people on Youth Day
President Lukashenko congratulates young people on Youth Day The 25th of June is a celebration of every fifth person in Belarus. On the last Sunday of June Youth Day is celebrated. Belarusian youth is aged from 14 to 31, and it is nearly 2 million people. It is them, talented and creative people, who are to build the future for native Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusian youth on their day.

23.06.2017

Head of Presidential Administration: Local authorities' work with people must be improved
Local authorities in Belarus should handle people's problems better, Head of Presidential Administration says Local authorities should more effectively build relations and work with citizens' appeals and more swiftly solve people's problems, said the Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus. Natalia Kochanova is holding receptions of citizens in various regions of the country to check how local authorities work with people and to consider individual cases. The most frequent issues worrying Belarusians are land disputes, housing and communal services, non-enforcement of rulings and business development.
Belarusians commemorate WWII victims on day of Nazi invasion 76 years ago
Belarusians commemorate WWII victims on day of Nazi invasion 76 years ago June 22 was the day WWII began for the USSR. Belarusians have remembered the victims of the Great Patriotic War, which is how that part of WWII is called in Soviet history. 76 years ago, Belarus was the first to repel the attack of Hitler's military machine. Hundreds of people gathered at Victory Square in Minsk at dawn on June 22. Officers, cadets and youth honored a minute of silence of the fallen soldiers and laid wreaths and fresh flowers to the obelisk in the city center.

22.06.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates Belcoopsoyuz on 100th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates Belcoopsoyuz on 100th anniversary Belcoopsoyuz, the largest trade network of Belarus is celebrating it 100th anniversary. Besides trade, the company accomplishes other functions as well: stockpiling and export activities, building public catering establishments, developing animal breeding. To provide rural residents with products, the transport park of Belcoopsoyuz drives nearly 170 million kilometres per year. It is moe than the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
Belarus wins prizes at logging championship in Finland
Belarus wins prizes at logging championship in Finland Belarusian loggers have brought prizes from the open championship of woodcutters in Finland. The Belarus national team was represented by employees of the enterprises of the Bellesbumprom concern.  Lumberjacks competed in several exercises, including tree felling and pruning, where our participants were second. Belarusian timber fellers won in the team relay. The competitions took place at the National Forest Museum Lusto in Finland. No damage to nature was inflicted.
Grodno Zoo selling raccoons
Grodno Zoo selling baby raccoons The Grodno Zoo is looking for owners for three raccoon. Three babies were born in April 2017 from a pair of inhabitants - Maya and Flip. All this time, the zoo employees were taking care of the babies feeding them with a special mixture. Now they have grown up. They cat eat on their own and are very curious about the surrounding world.
Hospital being built in Belarus' Ostrovets
Hospital being built in Belarus' Ostrovets An inter-district medical center will be created based on a new hospital in Ostrovets, said on June 21 Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Zharko. On June 21, he was shown the infrastructure in the town where workers of the future nuclear power plant will be working. The hospital, financed thanks to the national investment program, is designed to serve 60,000 residents. Modern diagnostic equipment will allow providing medical services at the highest level. It is expected that the hospital will be launched in 2018.
Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning
Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning Olivier Charlier is in Minsk again. The famous French virtuoso, together with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Anisimov, gave a concert in the Belarus capital. He performed the melodies of the Belarusian composer. In addition to musical talent, spectators also enjoyed a rarity - the violin of the Frenchman turns exactly 270 years in 2017. Even Paganini played on the violins of Carlo Bergonzi. There are only 50 such violins in the world.

21.06.2017

Belarus’ Deputy Premier about new hospital in Ostrovets
Belarus’ Deputy Premier about new hospital in Ostrovets An interdistrict medical centre will be built on the base of a new hospital in Ostrovets. It was stated by Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister on June 21, 2017. He got acquainted with the development of infrastructure of the town. The building process is carried out according to the national investment programme. The hospital is intended for 60,000 residents. Modern diagnostics equipment and a strong laboratory base will help to provide medical service at the highest of levels. It is expected that the patients will be seen here next year.
85% of Belarusian medications cost less than 5$
85% of Belarusian medications cost less than 5$ Belarusian medication is sometimes cheaper than imported analogues up to 28 times. As many as 37% of the medication can be bought for about 1%, which is less than BYN 2. All in all, 85% of Belarusian medication cost up to 5%.
CTV Channel supports children's classic poetry competition
CTV Channel supports children's classic poetry competition Most of the participants of the poetry competition "Living Classics", which aims to promote Belarusian national literature, recite the works by Yakub Kolas, one of the most prominent Belarusian poets of all times. CTV Channel is one of the organizers of the contest.  More than 13,000 participants joined a large-scale project. Poems by Belarusian authors have already sounded in every corner of the country.
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan A new vector of old friendship: the Frunzensky district of Minsk is extending its cooperation with some regions of Japan. It is, first of all, this means the development of joint projects in various fields from economy to culture.
Belarus' KGB holds anti-terrorist drills at National Airport Minsk
Belarus' KGB holds anti-terrorist drills at National Airport Minsk The main air harbor of Belarus, National Airport Minsk, turned into a site for KGB drills on June 20. According to legend, a group of violators captured the aircraft in the air. After landing, demands were made for a bus and a corridor for crossing the border. It was decided to release the hostages by force. According to legend, the terrorists captured the aircraft in the air. Accompanied by the fighters, the charter landed at the National Airport Minsk. After several hours of negotiations, new conditions appeared.

20.06.2017

Display screens with names of Great Patriotic War victims to appear in Belarus
Display screens with names of Great Patriotic War victims to appear in Belarus Contemporarily about the past. It will let the relatives with the search function to find the lost by surname. Full information on burial places will be provided on the screens. An internet base about the dead is planned to be created as well.
Handpans gaining popularity in Belarus
Handpans gaining popularity in Belarus Playing the handpan is like meditation or something otherworldly and attractive. It's easy to learn and you don't actually have to have music education.
Vladimir Mulyavin monument to be unveiled in Minsk
Vladimir Mulyavin monument to be unveiled in Minsk A bronze monument to Pesnyary's frontman Vladimir Mulyavin will be created in Minsk. It is planned to unveil the monument in September 2017 on City Day. It will be installed behind the Philharmonic Hall, on the boulevard named after the famous artist. Alexander Kostryukov is working on the sculpture. He personally knew the permanent leader of the famous ensemble Pesnyary. According to the idea, the artist will appear in a concert suit. He will hold an electric guitar with which he played thousands of concerts.
Belarusian students awarded for best innovative developments
Belarusian students awarded for best innovative developments The winners of the National Competition of Scientific Works Among Students were awarded in Minsk. A total of 70 projects out of the 4,000 participating won various awards. Most of awardees are from the Belarusian State Medical University as well as the main technical university of Belarus - BNTU. Among the authors are students of all years. They presented works on diverse topics: mechanics, information technologies, chemistry, biotechnology, design and art.
Monument to soldiers of 4th Airborne Corps' 214th Airborne Brigade opened in Minsk
Monument to soldiers of 4th Airborne Corps' 214th Airborne Brigade opened in Minsk A monument to the soldiers of the 4th Airborne Corps' 214th Airborne Brigade opened in Minsk. These soldiers were among the first to fight the fascists in June 1941. During the war, they participated in the most dangerous and critical battles as well.

19.06.2017

3D organs and electronic laboratories: cooperation of doctors and technology
3D organs and electronic laboratories: cooperation of doctors and technology Belarusian medical workers tend to use modern technologies today. The large-scale reconstruction of all intensive care and operation blocks in city and regional hospitals has come to an end. Tablets will soon be implemented in the work of doctors, which will help to quickly find out a patient’s anamnesis.
Helicopter platform to appear on roof of Minsk City Emergency Hospital
Helicopter platform to appear on roof of Minsk City Emergency Hospital The idea which was developed by Minsk doctors during a year may be realized soon. Emergency patients will be delivered to hospital by helicopters.
MTZ holds tractor parade in Minsk
MTZ holds tractor parade in Minsk Parades of Belarusian agricultural machinery have become a good long-standing tradition. What are they held for? To show the accuracy of work, the easiness of driving, the modern machinery produced in Belarus. The circus on wheels is effectively conducted by a driver test man. Maksim says it is not him who is such a virtuoso, it is the tractor. Maksim Mirnov, testing driver of tractors:It is the hydraulic controls that influence these things more, the more precise the hydraulic controls are, the better it all turns out.
Role of national ornament in Belarus increasing
Role of national ornament in Belarus increasing Each championship or festival has its own logo. The next large-scale sporting event in Belarus will be the II European Olympic Games. They will be held in 2019 in Minsk and require a new symbol. Soon the competition will be announced, and there is no doubt that the image, the talisman will be imbued with Belarusian color.
Eliza Orzeszkowa ball re-enacted in Belarus' Grodno
Eliza Orzeszkowa ball re-enacted in Belarus' Grodno Dance classics and strict etiquette: Grodno is reviving old traditions of balls. Polonaise, waltz, quadrille: ladies and gentlemen swirled in the dance exactly like their ancestors did a hundred years ago. The guests were greeted by Mrs. Eliza Orzeszkowa, who had a "social reception" in her house.
Infants in Belarus wear national oranments right from birth
Infants in Belarus wear national oranments right from birth Volunteers from the BRSM Youth Union and the movement "Kind Heart" have presented infants from Mogilev the first gifts in their life - matinee coats with Belarusian national ornaments. 10 babies were born in the city's hospital on June 16. For them, embroidery is a kind of cipher, a message from our ancestors designed to protect. The campaign to present the national ornaments is timed to Independence Day, which Belarus celebrates on July 3.

18.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day This day is celebrated once a year, but every minute people need help from doctors. Belarusian medical workers celebrate thei professional day on the 18th of June. Most od the specialists are at work on this day. Surgeons, GPs and paediatricians. There are 41,500 practicing doctors and nearly 126,000 nursing staff in Belarus today. They put patients back on their feet daily, and many of the patients get another chance to live.

16.06.2017

Belarusian surgeons do unique surgery for 13-year-old girl from Tbilisi
Belarusian surgeons do unique surgery for 13-year-old girl from Tbilisi Belarusian surgeons performed a unique transplantation operation for a 13-year-old patient from Georgia. A rare deadly heart disease was found in the resident of Tbilisi six years ago. Now the girl has a chance to live; her condition improves every day. This is not the first such surgery conducted by the Republican Scientific and Practical Center "Cardiology". Foreigners increasingly often come to Belarusian clinics.
British museums donate exhibits to Belarus' Museum of Great Patriotic War
British museums donate exhibits to Belarus' Museum of Great Patriotic War The Great Patriotic War museum now has new exhibits, like the uniform of the Irish shooter. The outfit, sewn in 1940, is completely genuine. This was the uniform used by Irish and British soldiers during the Second World War. It is also noteworthy that Belarusian soldiers who fought on the Western Front also wore this form, but had their own distinctive features.

15.06.2017

Belarus and Russia continue syncing legislation
Belarus and Russia continue syncing legislation The meeting of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia began in Minsk. The agenda includes matters aiming to bring closer the legislations of the two countries. The event precedes the meeting of the 52nd session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Already on June 15 it will identify the priority areas for further development of the Union State.

14.06.2017

Changes planned in Belarus’ public health service
Changes planned in Belarus’ public health service The average lifespan of Belarusians is 74.5 years. Experts say that this figure has been reached thanks to the fact that Belarus’ health service is one of the most available in the world. Belarus is one of the not many countries where a doctor can visit you at your home. As a rule there are about 1,000 patients for one GP. Cardiovascular surgery, transpalntology and oncology have made a great step forward.
Belarusians begin spending more on books and education via internet
Belarusians begin spending more on books and education via internet This fact is explained by the season. The average receipt is 105BYN. What is more, Belarusians paid 2.3 times more for clothes, shoes and accessorize online if comparing with 2016. By the way, Belarusians began to pay more for education via internet as well as for books.
New public antismoking decree discussed in Belarus
New public antismoking decree discussed in Belarus The draft document was in free access on a popular law portal or a month. About 1,000 Belarusians added their comments and additions to the decree. Among the most popular suggestions was to ban smoking on balconies, on children’s playgrounds and at public transport stops.
Belarus, Russia, Serbia conduct Slavic Brotherhood 2017 anti-terrorist drills
Belarus, Russia, Serbia conduct anti-terrorist drills Slavic Brotherhood 2017 About 20 military attachés watched the active phase of the Belarusian-Russian-Serbian tactical exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2017. The maneuvers were also observed by representatives of the United States, Great Britain, China, Syria, and Ukraine. The guests watched a joint antiterrorist operation at the hydroelectric complex in Brest performed by the military of Belarus, Russia and Serbia. The drills were aimed to simulate an operation to free the sluice from 'terrorists', destroy the 'radical group' and free the 'hostages'.
Minsk residents use messengers the most in Belarus
Minsk residents use messengers the most in Belarus The largest number of people using messengers lives in Minsk - 59%. The most active growth of messenger use in regions outside of the Belarusian capital is observed in Vitebsk and Mogilev. These are the latest data from one of popular messaging services.  At the same time, only 8% connect the desktop version to the mobile app. The majority of people prefer to communicate with the help of their cell.
Belarus to get 21m euros from EBRD to modernize water supply systems
Belarus to get 21m euros from EBRD to modernize water supply systems Belarus will receive EUR 21 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the modernization of water supply systems. These facilities will reduce the burden on the environment in Lida, Orsha and Polotsk. The loan rate will be the lowest possible, taking into account the social orientation of the project. The new standards will improve the quality of water, and hence, the standard of living.

13.06.2017

Ecologic packaging planned to be produced in Belarus
Ecologic packaging planned to be produced in Belarus Ecofriendly packaging is planned to be produced in Belarus according to an unusual technology. The main component of the unique material will be original products as corn and potatoes. In order to get one kilo of polylactide (this is the new name of the novelty), two and a half kilos of corn and three kilos of potatoes are needed.
Belarus’ humanitarian aid handed over to Red Cross Mission in Ukraine
Belarus’ humanitarian aid handed over to Red Cross Mission in Ukraine The Belarusian humanitarian aid to Ukraine has been handed over to the Ukrainian Red Cross Mission. The representatives of the organization will provide the delivery of aid to the war stricken areas. A convoy of lorries of the Emergencies Ministry arrived to a Ukrainian settlement of Chaiki in Kyiv district. The aid weighs 58 tons with a total value of 117,000BYN.

12.06.2017

Why does Belarus buy potatoes from abroad and what should be done with it?
Why does Belarus buy potatoes from abroad and what should be done with it? It is not only trolleybuses that Belarus sells to Serbia and it is not only the taste of Belarusian sausage and bread the Serbians know. The title product of Belarus is potatoes. The demand on this product has increased lately and it led to depletion to storage houses. Vladimir Radevich, head of a farm household:As many as 6,00 were here, 95% were eaten by the Uzbeks.
Kyiv to buy 100 Belarusian buses
Kyiv to buy 100 Belarusian buses Belarusian buses are to be exported to Kyiv. The Belarusian plant didn’t leve any chances for the rivals in the tender on supplying Ukraine’s capital with public transport. As many as 100 Belarusian buses are to enter the streets of Kyiv. The buses are of the latest models and all of them have perfected technical statement and correspond to the European standards.
Bellegprom Concern holds product demonstration in Minsk
Bellegprom Concern holds product demonstration in Minsk Formal suits, evening dresses and summer clothes. Minsk hosted a fashion show of Belarusian brands. Plants of the Bellegprom Concern presented their designer novelties on the threshold of the light industry day. By the way, more than 60% of Bellegprom Concern’s products are exported. Belarusian textile and leather products are bought by 55 countries.
Best cow of Belarus 2017: Medunichka and her owner Nikolay Golovko
Best cow chosen in Belarus The best cow of Belarus was chosen in the Minsk region on June 8. The jury assessed the beauties of the field by several criteria. Traditionally, 24 cows from all over Belarus took part in the competition - four from each of the six regions. The larger the cow, the better the quality of milk. The average weight of 'contestants' is 600-700 kilograms. Yulia Yurchik, livestock breeder of a production cooperative:Healthy cows give good quality milk, which is stored longer and processed easier.
Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12
Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12 The active phase of the joint Belarus, Russia and Serbia military drills “Slavic brotherhood 2017” begins on June 12, 2017. More than 800 military men and 100 equipment units have been concentrated at the ranges near Brest. The special forces have already carried out night military exercises and have jumped with a parachute from IL-76 aircraft.
Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point
Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point A convoy of lorries of the Emergencies Ministry of the Republic of Belarus crossed the border at the international checkpoint “Novaya Guta”. The total sum of the aid is about 117,000BYN. The aid consists of tinned food, cereals, pasta, washing and hygiene goods. The humanitarian aid will be transported to Kiev district, where it will be transferred to the Ukrainian Red Cross Mission. It will then distribute the aid among the war-stricken population of Ukraine.
Days of Minsk in Belgrade: Cooperation between TV channels, electric buses and business forum
Days of Minsk in Belgrade: Cooperation between TV channels, electric buses and business forum Let's return to the Days of Minsk in Belgrade. It was hot under Serbian sun, while meetings, negotiations, and informal episodes were filled with warmth of friendship.
Maximum interactivity: Belarus' pavilion at EXPO 2017
Maximum interactivity: Belarus' pavilion at EXPO 2017 This year's EXPO was timed to the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which was held yesterday in the capital of Kazakhstan. The President of Belarus also took part in it. Belarus has been an observer in the SCO for a year. This is an opportunity to be at the center of interregional projects. In their turn, the participants of the organization consider Belarus as a bridge between East and West.

09.06.2017

Belarus’ polar explorers about future breakthrough biotechnologies
Belarus’ polar explorers about future breakthrough biotechnologies The scientists of The Academy of Sciences got down to researching biomaterials which were brought by Belarusian polar explorers from the Antarctica. A team of six returned back to Belarus from one of the expeditions, which was by the way the ninth one. Hundreds of soil, plant and animal samples were gathered by the explorers. The Belarusian scientists also managed to collect samples of the sea bed with the help of distance control equipment.

08.06.2017

Belarus transfers to Kazakhstan archives on victims of political repressions
Belarus transfers to Kazakhstan archives on victims of political repressions On June 8, the President of Belarus held a bilateral meeting with the President of Kazakhstan. The leaders discussed the agenda of the Belarusian-Kazakh relations and interaction in the integration formats. Also, Alexander Lukashenko handed over to Nursultan Nazarbayev copies of archival documents found by the Belarusian security services regarding women convicted in the BSSR for political reasons in the late 1930s and sent to the camp in Kazakhstan.
Ukraine officially confirms desire to join NATO
Ukraine officially confirms intention to join NATO The Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, has adopted by a majority vote a bill which outlines the desire of the country to become a party to the North Atlantic Alliance. This decision was supported by the majority of deputies. Now the document awaits the signature of President Petro Poroshenko. The new military doctrine of Ukraine provides that by 2020 Kiev must ensure full compatibility of the Armed Forces with the armies of the NATO countries.
Minister Andrei Kovhuto suspended from office as forgery suspicions mount
Minister Andrei Kovhuto suspended from office as forgery suspicions mount The Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus was dismissed. Andrei Kovkhuto is suspected of forgery connected with his professional activities. According to the Investigative Committee, dismissal was chosen as a measure of procedural coercion against the minister.  A number of persons are involved in the case. Investigative actions are being conducted with the suspect.
Bobruisk concert Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs proves successful
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs in Bobruisk: Rebirth of classic tunes The concert "Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs" took place in Bobruisk and became a sell-out. By the way, the tickets were sold out in just a few days. And that it is not surprising: almost three-hour show embraced tens of Belarusian hits of all times. Some classic songs received a new arrangement and were sung by both new and young stars as well as by experienced masters of the stage.

07.06.2017

Vsevolod Yanchevsky about Belarus-Moldova IT cooperation
Vsevolod Yanchevsky about Belarus-Moldova IT cooperation As many as 3,500 new working places were created in the High Tech Park in 2016. The prospective of cooperation and success of Belarus in the IT sector were discussed in the Park together with the Moldavian Premier on June 7, 2017. Pavel Filip was the Minister of Information Technologies’ before 2016, so it is not surprising that he pays a lot of attention to the IT sector.
New study reveals 60% of Belarusians are overweight
New study reveals 60% of Belarusians are overweight Belarusians suffer from increased blood pressure, but ignore therapy. The first results of a large-scale study conducted in Belarus during five months under the auspices of the EU, the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health were finally published. Almost 45% of respondents suffer from increased blood pressure. At the same time, knowing about the disease, not everyone takes the necessary measures: less than half of men and 65% of women.
Sales, IT and PR are the most popular specialties in Belarus' labor market
Sales, IT and PR are the most popular specialties in Belarus' labor market What kind of specialists do employers need now in Belarus? The talk show "What Is Going On?" has asked an expert. You have been analyzing the labor market since 2002. Which professions have recently lost relevance? And which become more in demand? Take, maybe, the last 3-4 years.
Days of Moldovan culture open in Minsk on June 6
Days of Moldovan culture open in Minsk on June 6 The Days of Culture of Moldova have solemnly opened in Minsk. The famous national ensemble Fluieras performed with huge success at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall. The repertoire of the ensemble includes both classical and folk music, as well as melodies of the peoples of the world. As a surprise for Belarusians the artists performed the famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha song.

06.06.2017

Famous private tutor about entering universities in Belarus
Famous private tutor about entering universities in Belarus Evgeny Livyant, the famous private tutor, expressed his opinion on the motivation of entering universities during the TV program “What’s going on?” The attitude of parents towards entering universities is distorted. What is the mistake? Evgeny Livyant, owner of an educational center, private tutor, teacher of the highest category:I think that itit is not the parents’ mistake, it is the law, in the Labor Code. Because a person cannot climb up the career ladder without having higher education.
Minsk children's railway: Beginning of adult life and entertainment for kids
Minsk children's railway: Beginning of adult life and entertainment for kids The first day of June is International Children's Day. We found a place in Minsk where children feel more mature and adults sometimes watch them as children. The children's railway in Minsk opened summer season 2017. Ksenia Kovshik, train driver:The most important thing that a train driver should do is follow the road to ensure that everything is working properly, follow the signals of the traffic lights, and station signs.
App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus
App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus Belarusians will soon use a smartphone instead of a hemo manometer: photos of the hand will be enough to measure blood pressure. Using a mobile device you will also be able to determine the quality of products in stores. For example, it is possible to find out which tomato is more mature simply looking at its image.
Belarusian forensic experts to study handwriting using mathematical algorithms
Belarusian forensic experts to study handwriting using mathematical algorithms Belarusian forensic experts are mastering new methods of work. In particular, they will soon use computer technologies helping study handwriting and signatures. They involve mathematical algorithms, as well as a special program which calculates statistics and, using probability theory, makes it possible to establish whether the signature on the document is genuine or not. Also, the relationship between a person's psychological portrait and his manner of writing is studied.
CTV Channel, Serbian Studio B sign cooperation agreement
CTV Channel, Serbian Studio B sign cooperation agreement Days of Minsk have opened in the capital of Serbia. A delegation of the Belarusian capital arrived in Belgrade and began an eventful program with a visit to a city transport enterprise. Belgrade plans to gradually replace trolleybuses with electric buses, in which Belarus can assist. Representatives of the Serbian side noted they had already familiarized themselves with electric transport produced by Belarus and are now studying its technical capabilities. Nearly a hundred Belarusian trolleybuses already operate in the Serbian capital.

05.06.2017

Who and for what is awarded in Belarus?
Who and for what is awarded in Belarus? Medals do not only show success in sports. As many as Belarusians were awarded with state awards this week for being brave and for their work. People who save lives during peaceful times are presented with the award “For Saved Life”. Valery Pozhigan, acting head of fire search and rescue post in Domanovichi, Soligorsk district: My colleague called me and said that a house was on fire. Valery says that he does not remember how he ran to help. It was his day off but he reacted quickly.
“Bizmantova" ,“Sonorus” hold joint concert in Minsk
“Bizmantova" ,“Sonorus” hold joint concert in Minsk Songs of Italian mountaineers in their local dialects were sung in Minsk. A joint concert of the Italian men’s choir “Bizmantova” and Belarusian musical Capella “Sonorus” was held in two parts. The audience could enjoy Italian national songs, modern and ancient Capella. Extracts from Italian operas and quodlibets were performed as well.
Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk Day celebrated in Belarus
Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk Day celebrated in Belarus Memorial Day of the Blessed Euphrosyne of Polotsk. The day began with celebratory services in all churches of the most ancient town in Belarus, in Polotsk. The Divine Liturgy was held in the Saint Sophia Cathedral as well. It happens only once a year on the fifth day of June, when the first woman Saint is venerated memory.
Days of Minsk start in Belgrade
Days of Minsk start in Belgrade The week began with a Belarusian accent in Belgrade. Days of Minsk opened in Serbia’s capital on June 5, 2017. The program is fruitful: from economic interests to culture. The realization of joint projects will be discussed at the Belarus-Serbia business forum. It is expected that the event will gather a couple of dozen of managers. What is more, there are plans of cooperation in the high-tech sector. A delegation from Minsk will visit the scientific technical park.
Descendants of Belarusians from Siberian diaspora visit their native Belarus
Descendants of Belarusians from Siberian diaspora visit their native Belarus The village Shvedy in Belarus was hardly founded by the Vikings. But Belarusian villages in Siberia were created by real Belarusians - the cogs of the Stolypin reform. From literature, we know about the difficult peasant life at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. Hunger and arbitrariness of zemstvo heads drove Belarusians in search of a better life to America, Siberia and other corners of the Earth. Immigrants to Siberia were exempt from taxes for 5 years! Entire villages moved and peasants, including Belarusians, appeared in the remote unexplored regions of Russia.
Oleg Novitsky returns from space: How will family meet the cosmonaut?
Oleg Novitsky returns from space: How will family meet the cosmonaut? Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky has returned from space. And his family is waiting to meet him. I can imagine how excited are school workers in his native town of Cherven in the Minsk region. The cosmonaut with Belarusian roots, the hero of Russia, has completed another space expedition (he took the flag of the Republic of Belarus with him and we showed it in one of our previous programs). Last night, at the airport Chkalovsky, he was met by colleagues, relatives, and our correspondent Alena Syrova.
What unites Belarus and Sweden?
What unites Belarus and Sweden? The event of the upcoming week will be the Days of Minsk in the Serbian capital. A delegation led by Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets will arrive in Belgrade for a business forum and an exhibition of Belarusian products, which is always the most popular event in many countries.

04.06.2017

Belarus’ Orthodoxies celebrate Trinity Sunday
Belarus’ Orthodoxies celebrate Trinity Sunday Orthodoxies celebrate Trinity Sunday on June 4, 2017. It is one of the main Christian celebrations. Special services are held in churches in Belarus. Priests are holding the services in special green robes. The church believes that this color is a symbol of never-ending life.
Life lesson from 90-year-old school teacher
Life lesson from 90-year-old school teacher Honorary titles as People’s Doctor and People’s Teacher can be given to many distinguished people. Each of us can recall a teacher from childhood. You begin to understand the importance of the person within the years.
Day of Sweden held in Minsk
Day of Sweden held in Minsk Music hits of ABBA and Viking fights. The summer season of national culture festivals, which is traditionally held in Minsk’s Upper Town, was opened with the Day of Sweden. The Kingdom of Sweden was presented in such a grand way for the first time. Not only cultural traditions were demonstrated but sport achievements and novelties of car industry were presented as well. There are separate playgrounds for children.

03.06.2017

Belarus makes it to international interactive map for photographers The best photographs of Belarus. Belarus made it through to the international interactive map for photographers. The map has places from all over the world where the most picturesque places can be found. The portal was developed by an American traveler. According to the map the best snapshots can be made in Minsk, Vitebsk, Brest and Polotsk. The best sights are near Naroch.
New tanks passed into Belarus’ Army service
New tanks passed into Belarus’ Army service New tanks have been passed into service by the Belarusian Army. The combat vehicle T-72 B3 is equipped with an engine of 1130 horse powers and with a side screen with a removable modular equipment set. The system of fire control has been perfected; it increases the efficiency of and the hit precision at a distance up to five kilometers. The new main gun is notable for accuracy life. As for the additional elements, modernized fire equipment and a radio station have been installed.
Grodno’s tourist and economic potential presented in France
Grodno’s tourism and economic potential presented in France Grodno’s tourist and economic potential was presented on June 1, 2017 in France. A photo exhibition, performance of artistic groups from Grodno surprised the citizens of Paris. Having found out more about Belarus’ culture, Europeans are starting to plan they tour to Belarus. What is more, they do not need a visa to Belarus if they are planning to stay there for five days. Longstanding creative relations promote the strengthening of relations. The day of Grodno region presentation dovetailed with the start of Belarusian musical seasons in France.
Photovoltaic station installed in Marjina Gorka
Photovoltaic station installed in Marjina Gorka Sun energy is turned into money in “”SOS-Children’s Village” in Marjina Gorka. A photovoltaic station was installed not so long ago, however, it has already proved its efficiency. As many as 70% from the total amount of used electricity is saved with the help of the station during the day.

02.06.2017

Cui Qiming: Chinese children have warm feelings for Belarusians
Cui Qiming: Chinese children have warm feelings for Belarusians An entertaining event timed to Children's Day was organized for children and grandchildren of the settlers from the Chernobyl-hit zone living in the Minsk region. The meeting was held in Minsk's House of Veterans and it was attended by more than 100 people. These are families from different parts of the Minsk region, who were forced to leave their native land after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. But on June 1 almost no one recalled this. The event was filled with joy and lots of surprises.
197 days in zero gravity: Oleg Novitsky returning from ISS
Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet returning from ISS Belarus-born cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky is returning to Earth on June 2. About two o'clock in the afternoon, Union MS-03 successfully undocked from the ISS. The capsule is going to land at 17.10 Minsk time, according to ballistics experts.  The French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning together with Novitsky. Their space mission lasted 197 days. During the stay on the ISS, the crew carried out a program of scientific and applied research and experiments, supported the ISS work capacity and further equipped the station. 
Partizansky district of Minsk and German Bautzen sign cooperation agreement
Partizansky district of Minsk and German Bautzen sign cooperation agreement The delegation of the German Bautzen district visited the Belarusian capital Minsk on June 2. The guests were received by the administration of the Partizansky district, one of the nine districts of Minsk. The parties signed agreements on cooperation and agreed on joint projects in the economic and social spheres, trade and education, exchanged experience of doing business.

01.06.2017

VelcomBegom charity run held in Minsk
VelcomBegom charity run held in Minsk An unusual charity marathon was held in Minsk on May 27. Participating in the run were professional sportsmen, officials, students and simply people who are not indifferent to others' problems. The idea of ​​the race is to help children with diseases of the cardiovascular system, therefore the route for the participants was organized in the form of a heart.
Young scientists school launched at Belarus' National Academy of Sciences
Young scientists school launched at Belarus' National Academy of Sciences The school of the young scientist has opened at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Over a week, more than a hundred specialists will attend lectures, trainings and master classes. Leading professors of Belarus will reveal the secrets of their work, speak on how to translate unique ideas into reality and how to get financial assistance for projects.
Molodechno to host 27th National Belarusian Song and Poetry Festival
Molodechno to host 27th National Belarusian Song and Poetry Festival This year the festival will be dedicated to the 135th anniversary of Belarusian poets Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas. Theater presentations and a contest of young performers are expected to take place. Then there will be a premiere of the National Academic Concert Orchestra titled "Kupala and Kolas, you have raised us!"

31.05.2017

Belarusian scientists develop filmforming substance for quick sprig growth
Belarusian scientists develop filmforming substance for quick sprig growth One of the most spread ways of propagating plants is graftage. However, sprigs of trees do not ecize easily. In order to make life for gardeners easier, scientists from the Institute of biophysics and cellular engineering have developed special filmforming substances. Belarusian scientists added plant growth regulators and microelements into filmforming substances. The results of the research showed that when plants are treated with such substances plants ecize quicker and the number of sprigs increased by 20-25%.
What machinery will Belarus show during 2017 Independence Day parade?
What machinery will Belarus show during 2017 Independence Day parade? Polonez, armored cars "Caiman" and the best soldiers will take part in the Independence Day parade 2017, which will take place in Belarus' capital Minsk on July 3. The first rehearsal of the parade for the Independence Day was held on May 30 at Lipki airfield. 220 vehicles were involved. It is expected that the legendary T34 will lead the parade.
Belarusian police to pay more attention to officers' physical shape
Belarusian police to focus on officers' physical shape Among the measures to raise wages in Belarus is staff optimization. The Interior Ministry has chosen the most advanced way. Together with the reduction of excessive staff, physical training re-certification will take place.
Belarus considers CEI as platform for cooperation with EU
Belarus considers CEI as platform for cooperation with EU Belarus regards cooperation with the countries of the Central European initiative as a platform for cooperation with the EU. The CEI includes about 20 states. From an economic point of view, this is a big market: from F.Y.R. Macedonia to Belarus with a population of 250 million people. Belarus offers partners interaction in various areas: from IT to construction. By the way, Belarus is presiding in this organization in 2017. Belarus is ready to expand cooperation to the borders of the Eurasian Economic Union. Many partners are already showing interest in us.
Alexander Kosinets appointed Assistant to President of Belarus
Alexander Kosinets appointed Assistant to President of Belarus According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, Alexander Kosinets has been appointed as an assistant to the President of Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state on May 30.

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