You are here

Society & culture

30.10.2017

Strengthening gluteal muscles: Exercises you need to know
Strengthening gluteal muscles: Exercises you need to know Summer is over. In principle we did not have it to be honest. If you for some reason did not acquire form for it, you can still do it by the summer of 2018. Absolute champion of Belarus in fitness bikini, finalist of the Moscow Cup Liliya Salimgareyeva, will show you a couple of exercises. Today we will learn how to train gluteal muscles. Exercise 1. Plie with a sumo bar Take a narrow grip, take off the bar.
During Animayovka festival in Mogilev
Polish film director wins animation festival Grand Prix in Belarus Winners of Animayovka 2017 animation film festival were named in Mogilev, Belarus.  Grand Prix of the XX International Festival of Animated Films went to Polish director Paulina Ziolkowska for her work Oh, Mom!  All in all, 111 films from about 30 countries participated in competitive screenings. Winners were determined in various nominations. The best Belarusian animation film is And the Moon Stopped. 
Meet the girl who won Belarus' only medal at WorldSkills 2017
Meet Belarusian hairdresser who won medal at WorldSkills 2017 Belarusian hairdressers won the only medal for Belarus at the WorldSkills championship in the United Arab Emirates. This is already becoming a trend. They repeated the success achieved a year earlier. The girl's name Nadezhda Kashtelyan. The only Belarusian medalist WorldSkills 2017 grew into a world-class master at the Brest College of Service. Nadezhda is from the town of Zhabinka. In her childhood, she did not even think about the profession of a hairdresser. But then she got its taste and could not escape.
Wikipedia founder to launch Wikitribune to combat fake news
Wikipedia founder to fight against fake news The founder of Wikipedia will launch a service to combat fake news. On October 29, news agencies reported that Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia network encyclopedia, is going to launch Wikitribune in the near future. The service's main task will be the fight against fake information. Wales said Wikitribune is now in closed beta testing and its opening will be "very, very quiet at some point in the near future."
World of Tanks streamer dies celebrating victory
World of Tanks streamer dies celebrating victory World of Tanks streamer Sergei Aksenov from Russia died during the celebration of his victory. The tragic incident occurred in the city of Yugra (Kemerovo region, Russian Federation). According to preliminary information, the accident occurred during a party on the occasion of victory: The man drank too much alcohol and fell on a glass cabinet. Shards of glass cut his artery and he died before the ambulance arrived.

29.10.2017

Belavia changes baggage allowance rules
Belavia changes baggage allowance rules Belavia has changed the luggage allowance rules. Economy class passengers can now take up to 23 kilograms instead of 20 with them for free. What is more, it should be one suitcase.
How will Belarusian passport change in 2019?
Belarus to switch to biometric passports, ID cards by 2019 Today there are four main colors of passports in the world. Red and its shades are the colors of passports of Singapore and nearly all the citizens of the EU. Black is the color of passports in New Zealand and some African states. Green is typical for Muslim countries and blue is the color of novelty and diplomacy- 77 countries together with Belarus have chosen this color.

28.10.2017

Frenchman Jolan Viaud detained in Belarus with bullet in pocket
Frenchman Jolan Viaud detained in Belarus with bullet in pocket For carrying a bullet received as a souvenir, he faces up to seven years in prison. Frenchman Jolan Viaud was detained on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border carrying in his pocket a bullet that he received as a souvenir. He now remains in the Gomel detention center. The trial of the detainee will take place in a few weeks. The young man faces three to seven years in prison for smuggling ammunition, reports French La Depèche.
Why doesn’t Belarus set the clocks back in autumn?
Why doesn’t Belarus set the clocks back in autumn? Belarus hasn’t been setting the clocks back for several years now. Here are the main reasons for it.
Monument to Confucius opened in Minsk
Monument to Confucius opened in Minsk The monument to Confucius was solemnly opened in the yard of the Belarusian State University on October 26, 2017. The sculpture enlarged the gallery of the university, which is dedicated to people who contributed into the development of world politics and science. The opening of the monument was dedicated to the international conference “Belarusian-Chinese cooperation within the project “Way and Belt”.
Belavia to introduce new flight schedule from October 29
Belavia to introduce new flight schedule from October 29 The national air company Belavia is introducing new flight schedule within the winter season. The schedule will be valid from October 29, 2017 till March 24, 2018. The number of flights from Minsk to Warsaw will be increased. Besides the five flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, there will be another flight on Sundays. It is also planned to increase the number of flights from Minsk to Amsterdam, Istanbul and Zhukovsky International Airport (Moscow region).

27.10.2017

Businessman gifts two white lion cubs to Belarus President's son
Belarus President's son gets two white lion cubs as a gift Armenian businessman Gagik Tsarukyan presented rare animals to the son of the Belarus President in 2016, hetq.am reports. The lion's name is Nick, and the lioness is called Nika. Soon after receiving the animals the Lukashenko family moved the lions to the zoo. Adult kings of beasts "communicate well with visitors," the zoo says. In nature, white lions are practically not preserved, they live almost only in zoos. This is not a separate subspecies, these are albino animals who get their color because of gene mutation.
Hurts' Theo Hutchcraft about Minsk and Belarus
Hurts' Theo Hutchcraft about Minsk and Belarus On November 12, the stylish British band Hurts will present their new Desire program in Minsk. Soloist Theo Hutchcraft told Belarusian media about dating fans and the capital of Belarus Minsk. On dating fans “Oh, no, no. Of course, no, this never happened. I cannot even imagine such a thing. Of course, we are very fond of our audience, our fans, but dating... No, it's out of the question.

26.10.2017

Chinese kids to come to Belarus for recuperation in 2018
Chinese kids to come to Belarus for recuperation in 2018 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the head of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on the successful completion of the XIX Congress of the Communist Party and re-election as Secretary General of that organization. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus: Your ideas on "socialism with Chinese characteristics entering a new era" are received with great interest in Belarus.
Sardinia to host Belarusian Art Week October 26 - November 6
Sardinia to host Belarusian Art Week The Belarusian week in Italy will open on October 26 in Cagliari with an exhibition of contemporary art and will be another event of the Year of Belarusian Culture in Sardinia. This large-scale art forum brought together a wide range of participants - from professionals to amateurs. Belarusian artists will present the audience with a variety of art objects of various genres: in classical, avant-garde, abstract, religious styles on canvas, from silk and wood. The exhibition will last until November 6.
Natalia Kochanova, head of Belarus' Presidential Administration
Belarus to create single database of citizens' appeals Belarus will create a unified database of citizens' appeals. This will allow tracking the history of each complaint or proposal in detail and assess the reaction of officials in the field. This was stated by the head of the Presidential Administration. Natalia Kochanova on October 25 talked with residents of Minsk at the Administration of Pervomaisky district.

25.10.2017

Archeologists find 14-15th century chess rook in Grodno
Archeologists find 14-15th century chess rook in Grodno Archeologists found a chess rook dating back to Vytautas the Great during excavations near Grodno’s Old Castle. The unique finding was found in the cultural layer of the 14-15th centuries. The figure is made from an animal’s horn, specialists are to find out which animal it was. Chess pieces are found in Grodno not for the first time. A similar figure was found by the director of Grodno Archeological Museum Jόzef Jodkowski in the 20th century.
Interior Affairs Minister comments on acts of violence in army
Interior Affairs Minister comments on acts of violence in army The order in the army depends not only on the senior officers, but on the junior officers as well. This statement was made by the Minister of Interior Affairs of Belarus on October 25. Whilst answering the journalists’ questions, Igor Shunevich commented on the acts of violence in the army.
Belarus to reinvestigate crimes in Armed Forces over last six years
Belarus to reinvestigate crimes in Armed Forces over last six years Belarus will deeply investigate crimes in its Armed Forces that occurred over last six years and which investigation did not bring any result. These are cases of death and bodily harm. It is possible that some cases will be resumed, and refusals to initiate criminal cases will be canceled.
Investigative Committee reveals preliminary cause of death of private Korzhych
Investigative Committee reveals preliminary cause of death of private Korzhych There were no bodily injuries, other than the characteristic strangulation band on the body of the deceased private Korzhych, who died in September in a military unit near Borisov. Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus Ivan Noskevich told journalists about the first results of investigative examinations. As part of the investigation, 13 criminal cases have been initiated, which are united into one.
Number of intrafamily crimes increasing in Belarus
Number of intrafamily crimes increasing in Belarus The problem of intrafamily violence was discussed during the talk show "What Is Going On?" Host: Do you have approximate understanding of the relevance of the problem of violence against the elderly? And their impotence in a situation where they cannot oppose?

24.10.2017

Miss Wheelchair World gives interview to CTV channel
Miss Wheelchair World gives interview to CTV channel Alexandra Chichikova is a 23-year-old Minsk resident who made a name of herself and Belarus, she is the winner of “Miss Wheelchair World”. Alexandra gave an interview to the CTV channel in one of her favorite places in Minsk-the Bolshoi Theatre. Congratulations! Alexandra Chichikova, winner of “Miss Wheelchair World”: Thank you!
United Nations Day celebrated in Belarus
United Nations Day celebrated in Belarus Belarus aims to develop cooperation with the United Nations. Exactly 72 years ago, the UN Charter came into force and this day was recognized as United Nations Day. On October 24, Minsk joined the discussion devoted to the global problems. Belarus has been able to cooperate with many international communities through the United Nations. Including through such support has Belarus achieved almost all the millennium goals. They include reduction in child mortality, combating different diseases, as well as the expansion of global cooperation.
Belarusian space congress opens in Minsk October 24
Belarusian space congress opens in Minsk October 24 Reusable satellites, universal flying equipment and exploration of distant space. The space sector sets new tasks before itself. The seventh Belarusian space congress opened in Minsk on October 24, 2017. Innovative developments are being discussed here.
UN to continue cooperation with Belarus so it achieves sustainable development goals
UN to continue cooperation with Belarus so it achieves sustainable development goals Belarus is aimed at developing cooperation with the United Nations. The prospects and objectives of such cooperation on October 24 were discussed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
Belarus President wants to improve handling of citizens' appeals
Belarus President wants to improve handling of citizens' appeals The Belarus President met with his political headquarters to discuss the work with citizens' appeals and increase the executive and labor discipline of civil servants. The meeting in this format is held at least once every two months. The head of state already tasked the staff of the Presidential Administration to work out an acceptable formula for working with people.
Days of UAE culture underway in Belarus
Days of UAE culture underway in Belarus From national costumes to oriental farmsteads: Days of culture of the United Arab Emirates solemnly opened in Belarus. The Art Gallery of Mikhail Savitsky became the venue for the display of cultural values. Bright colors on the paintings of Arab artists, exquisite calligraphy and folk craft - from jewelry to the famous oriental spices - will help feel the color of the UAE people.
New season of Belarus Fashion Week starts in Minsk on October 24
New season of Belarus Fashion Week to start in Minsk October 24 The 15th season of the Belarusian Fashion Week is going to start in Belarus. It is expected that about 15,000 people will be the guests of the project this year. The organizers are convinced that Belarusian domestic designer collections are gaining stronger positions in the global fashion industry and every year are becoming more popular among Belarusians themselves. In addition, the number of emerging fashion brands today causes a great interest in fashion on the part of young entrepreneurs.

23.10.2017

Palace of the Republic celebrates 20th anniversary
Palace of the Republic celebrates 20th anniversary The Palace of the Republic is celebrating its anniversary. In the 20 years of its existence it has become one of the symbols of Minsk and one of the most recognizable buildings in Belarus. The images of the Palace can be found in books, on stamps and souvenirs, and the unusual architecture of the structure gets into the glass of photo and video cameras every day. The most responsible and important events are held here, including events with the participation of the President.
Mir TV Channel announces plans to switch to Ultra HD format
Mir TV Channel announces plans to switch to Ultra HD format The inter-state television and radio company MIR is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The company has received congratulations from the Stolichnoe Televidenie channel and representatives of the Presidential Administration, ministries and departments. The employees and the leadership of MIR's Belarusian office were given memorable gifts, letters and thanks.
Belarus Presidential Orchestra celebrating 15th anniversary
Belarus Presidential Orchestra celebrating 15th anniversary On October 20, the honored collective of the country, the Presidential Orchestra, celebrates its 15th anniversary. By the way, the orchestra gave the first concert in the Palace of the Republic, which also marks the anniversary on these days.
Belarusian designers present clothing at Festival de Mode Slave in France
Belarusian designers present clothing at Festival de Mode Slave in France Belarusian style on the Parisian podium. Belarusian designers have presented their collections at the first festival of Slavic fashion in France Festival de Mode Slave. The jury praised the works of two Belarusians and even named their brand the best at the festival. Taking part in the festival were eight countries.
Monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko opens in Switzerland
Monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko opens in Switzerland The monument in Swiss Solothurn is cast in bronze. It is 181 centimeter long and depicts Kościuszko in uniform with medals on his chest. It was here where the military and political leader spent his last days. The solemn ceremony was attended by representatives of the Belarusian diaspora, who initiated the creation of the monument, as well as Belarusian diplomats.

22.10.2017

Why can’t Belarus use foreign experience to maintain communal facilities?
Why can’t Belarus use foreign experience to maintain communal facilities? The task of the seminar is to determine the directions of the utility services’ development. Not only Belarusian, but foreign experience is in the foundation of the movement. It would be wise to “adopt” successful decisions.
War in Afghanistan through eyes of writer Nikolai Cherginets
War in Afghanistan through eyes of writer Nikolai Cherginets A writer, politician, Interior Ministry General, peacekeeping soldier, lawyer and a People’s Culture Figure is celebrating is anniversary this week. Nikolai Cherginets is 80. Nikolai Ivanovich, the House of Writers is located at 5 Frunze Street. Is it a coincidence: one of you books is dedicated to Mikhail Frunze(Red Army commander)?
Saturday working campaign held in Kurapaty memorial complex October 21
Saturday working campaign held in Kurapaty memorial complex October 21 On October 21, 2017, cleanup activities were once again held in Kurapaty memorial complex. Representatives of Belaya Rus social organization participated in the campaign. Teachers, pupils, workers of the Borovlyany forestry, and people whose relatives are buried in this grave. The activists collected rubbish and beautified the territory. Even the rain did not interfere with the work. Working campaigns of Belaya Rus in Kurapaty are carried out regularly. What is more, the organization actively participates in raising funds for setting up a memorial sign here.
President Lukashenko’s opinion on waste management in Belarus President Lukashenko’s opinion on waste management in Belarus Another topic of discussion is that annually four million tons of solid waste is produced in Belarus. A litter iceberg is a real problem of the modern society. The President demands to implement innovations and follow the experience of successful plants.

21.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko on capital repair works statistics in housing funds
Alexander Lukashenko on capital repair works statistics in housing funds It first may seem that the statistics are optimistic: about 2-3% of the housing funds fall for the capital reconstruction. Nevertheless, the complaints may bring all the efforts to null. Heat insulation is what everyone can use. If residents of a house want to, large quantity of work can be done, however, specialist should take up the issue wisely: agree with the builders, manufacturers, provide instalments.
President Lukashenko’s request: single increase of utility services by $5 from 2018
President Lukashenko’s request: single increase of utility services by $5 from 2018 In January of the current year the housing utilities services increased in price by five dollars, in September the prices went up by another 8%. And that is considering the fact that the prices on the communal services will increase objectively in November because of the heating supply.
Belarus President on optimization of housing heat supply
Belarus President on optimization of housing heat supply Heat supply is the most expensive utility service. In winter this service “weighs” up to 30% of the total cost of the communal services.
Alexander Lukashenko demands for entire lift fund to be technically modernized by 2020
Alexander Lukashenko demands for entire lift fund to be technically modernized by 2020 Problem No. 1 in old houses is lifts. The problem is not made up: one third of lifts in Belarus have served their term/ In the nearest time it is necessary to change no less than 10 thousand lifts. Primarily, it is the safety of people.
President Lukashenko on Belarus' utilities services tariff costs
President Lukashenko on Belarus' utilities services tariff costs Some 250 specialists on utilities services from all over Belarus gathered in the Palace of Independence on October 20. The dialogue resulted in being efficient and rather concrete. It was postponed several times before (the President emphasized that there was no readiness for a constructive dialogue).

20.10.2017

Rostislav Krimer, pianist, artistic director of the International Festival of Yuri Bashmet
Rostislav Krimer met with Elton John: What did they talk about? Rostislav Krimer, pianist, artistic director of the International Festival of Yuri Bashmet, has given an interview to the program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. You know Elton John, right? Rostislav Krimer, pianist, artistic director of the International Festival of Yuri Bashmet: Yes. You were the organizer of his concert in Minsk. One of the organizers. Rostislav Krimer: Yes.
Belarusian State University into top 21 universities of Eastern Europe
Belarusian State University into top 21 universities of Eastern Europe The Belarusian State University (BSU) has entered the top 25 universities in Europe and Central Asia. In this rating, it took 21st place rising by 18 positions. The total list includes 3,000 universities. The ranking criteria took into account academic reputation, the proportion of employees with a scientific degree, the effectiveness of Internet resources and the quality and number of published articles and monographs. In general, there is something to be proud of.
Exercise at Belarusian NPP: How it unfolded
Exercise at Belarusian NPP: How it unfolded A radiation exercise was conducted at the Belarusian NPP on October 19. Even the most incredible scenario was taken into account. Such drills are mandatory in countries where nuclear facilities are being built. A quiet village with a view of the NPP construction site - here is a brief description of Bobrovniki. 80 people live here. Anna, one of local residents, learned about the exercises on the eve after the rescuers addressed to the local residents.

19.10.2017

Kupala Theater to go on China tour
Belarus' Kupalovsky Theater to go on China tour The performance "Seagull" by the Kupala Theater will be shown in China. The famous play by Russian writer Anton Chekhov directed by Nikolai Pinigin will be presented in four cities in the PRC. The Belarusian masters will surprise Chinese audience during three weeks. The troupe's decorations have already been delivered to China.
Minsk Film Festival Listapad 2017 to be held under slogan "Truth, Love and Beauty"
Minsk Film Festival Listapad 2017 due under slogan "Truth, Love and Beauty" Exactly 14 days remain until the opening of the annual major event in the field of cinema - the 24th Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad". What do we expect from it this year? Let's ask Igor Sukmanov, director of feature films program of this forum. What is the exact number of participants? Igor Sukmanov:There were a lot of applications, plus we learned about some other pictures that could feature... We tried to make statistics. Somewhere around 500.
Soldiers' mothers to conduct own investigation after conscript's death in Belarusian army
Soldiers' mothers to conduct own investigation after conscript's death in Belarusian army Members of the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers promise to hold their own investigation at the military unit where private Alexander Korzhich died. The position of the Ministry of Defense on this case remains unchanged - the inevitability of punishment, defense minister Andrei Ravkov said. SEE: Belarus' defense minister appologizes for death of private Alexander Korzhich
Belarus to create more Chinese schools
Belarus to create more Chinese classes There will be more schools with Chinese classes in Belarus. Today, hieroglyphs are taught in six institutions of the country. Meanwhile, Chinese are also studying Belarusian and Russian. Without difficulties in translation, it remains to successfully cooperate in various fields - from economics to science. Ninth-grader Arina Shevtsova has studied Chinese from the first grade, and now it's been already 9 years. Hieroglyphics are almost all familiar. She says Chinese is the language of the future. Perhaps, Arina will learn economics already in China.
Radiation safety drills underway in Belarus on IAEA recommendation
Radiation safety drills underway in Belarus on IAEA recommendation A large-scale command and staff exercise to eliminate radiation threat began in Belarus. It is conducted on the recommendation of the IAEA. The maneuvers simulate an almost impossible scenario of events. According to the legend, the participants will put out fires in contaminated areas. Representatives of all neighboring countries, as well as international organizations, are invited to observe the exercises.

18.10.2017

Belarus’ Youth Symphony Orchestra perform at La Madeleine Church in Paris
Belarus’ Youth Symphony Orchestra perform at La Madeleine Church in Paris Belarus with the eyes of young musicians: the La Madeleine Church held a concert of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy of Music. This church is one of the most famous in Paris. Dozens and even hundreds symphony orchestras from all over the world performed here. About 200 people came here to get acquainted with musical Belarus, among whom were diplomats and representatives of the Belarusian diaspora.
Radiation safety drills being held in Belarus
Radiation safety drills being held in Belarus The planned drills on responding to radiation accidents have begun in Belarus. During two days specialists will drill their knowledge on protecting the population and land areas in connection with release of hazardous substances. Such drills are an international recommendation for the countries which are building their own nuclear power plants. What is more, Belarus borders with countries which have nuclear energy. Therefore there is a necessity to carry out such drills in all regions.
More than 500 participants from 25 countries: Minsk hosting first Belarusian philosophy congress
More than 500 participants from 25 countries: Minsk hosting first Belarusian philosophy congress The first Belarusian philosophy congress has opened in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko sent his greetings to the participants of the event. The forum united scientists from different organizations and funds. The opening of the Belarusian-Chinese Center of Philosophy and Culture is planned to be opened within the forum. It will be working at the National Academy of Sciences.
Exercises on responding to radiation accidents begin in Belarus October 18
Exercises on responding to radiation accidents begin in Belarus October 18 On October 18. 2017 the largest exercises on responding to nuclear and radiation accidents begin in Belarus. Representatives of the IAEA, the CSTO, the Red Cross And specialists from foreign counties will be observing the excesses. The idea of the drills has an unpredictable scenario. According to the legend, the participants are to extinguish fires in radiation affected areas. What is more, the system of notifying people. About 300 people and more than 50 machine units, including four aircrafts, will take part in the maneuvers.
Belarus' Defense Ministry says no violations in majority of military units
Defense Ministry says no violations in majority of Belarus' military units There are no violations at the majority of military units in Belarus, said Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov at a traditional meeting with the editors-in-chief of the media. The minister appologized to the parents of the private Alexander Korzhich, who was found dead after apparent hazing in one of the military units near Borisov.
Belarus Defense Minister comments on death of Alexander Korzhich
Belarus Defense Minister comments on soldier's death after hazing There must be no deaths in peacetime, especially among conscripts. The Minister of Defense expressed his condolences to Alexander Korzhich's family and made a statement about the tragedy at the 72nd joint training center. The body of 21-year-old Alexander Korzhich, who was on military service, was discovered on October 3 in the basement of the medical unit.
Synagogue built in Belarus' Vitebsk for the first time in 100 years
Synagogue built in Belarus' Vitebsk for the first time in 100 years A synagogue was built in Vitebsk for the first time in 100 years, with stones from Jerusalem and reproductions of stained glass by Marc Chagall. The modern building is unlike any prayer house in the world. Outside it is made of red brick, in tone to the buildings of ancient Vitebsk. Inside is a round hall with a glass dome, and stones come from Jerusalem to symbolize the famous Wailing Wall.
Belarusian singer Gunesh named best vocalist at MakFest in Macedonia
Belarusian singer Gunesh named best vocalist at MakFest in Macedonia The Belarusian singer Gunesh was named the best singer at the international MakFest contest in Macedonia, spokeswoman for the singer Olga Tunik said.
Relics of the blessed Matrona of Moscow arrive in Belarus' Mogilev
Relics of the blessed Matrona of Moscow arrive in Belarus' Mogilev Part of the relics of the blessed Matrona of Moscow (Matrona Moskovskaya) has arrived at the Savior's Transfiguration Cathedral in Mogilev. Hundreds of pilgrims gathered to see them. Blessed Matrona Moskovskaya is famous for her righteous life and numerous miracles. For helping people in getting rid of disease and misfortune she was ranked among the saints at the end of the 20th century.  There was not enough space inside the church for all the comers.
Belarus' National Bank cuts refinancing rate to 11%
Belarus' National Bank cuts refinancing rate to 11% Belarus has again reduced the refinancing rate, already for the 8th time since the beginning of 2017. This is, among other things, because of low inflation, which is at only 2.7% in 2017, the best figure in the sovereign history of Belarus. From October 18, the refinancing rate in Belarus is 11% per annum.
Famous Belarusian writer Nikolai Cherginets turns 80
Famous Belarusian writer Nikolai Cherginets turns 80 A well-known Belarusian writer, politician and combat officer Nikolai Cherginets celebrated his 80th anniversary on October 17. Alexander Lukashenko has sent congratulations to Nikolai Cherginets on his birthday. The President wished the writer to continue to please his readers with love of life, energy and the desire to be useful to people and the country.

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.

Pages