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23.08.2017

Short-winged conehead discovered in Belarus
Short-winged conehead discovered in Belarus A species of grasshoppers rare for Belarus was discovered in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, which is the west of Belarus. Short-winged conehead is included in the fourth edition of the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. It is common in Europe, in the south of Western Siberia and Kazakhstan. Prior to that, only three places of its inhabitation were known in Belarus.
Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers
Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers The Park of High Technologies may create a special educational center which will train Belarusian programmers according to unique Israeli technologies.

22.08.2017

Belarus to present over 100 books at Beijing International Book Fair
Belarus to present over 100 books at Beijing International Book Fair Belarusian publishers will present more than 100 books at Beijing International Book Fair. Editions about Belarusian writers, whose anniversaries are celebrated in 2017, will be presented on Belarus’ national stand. The central place will be occupied by the works dedicated to 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing and to Francysk Skaryna. Books on the Chinese language, which are published in Belarus, will be presented as well.
Pre-school education coverage in Belarus among the best in Europe
Pre-school education coverage in Belarus among the best in Europe 15 kindergartens will be built in Belarus in 2017. Almost the same number of pre-school institutions will open in 2018. However, to fully meet the demand for them, one needs to find places for about 5,000 young Belarusians. This kindergarten was opened in April. Safe children's playgrounds with a special coating, road signs, to learn traffic rules on the spot, a computer lab, a complete set of information and communication technologies, a modern canteen, which allows cooking quickly and without loss of useful qualities.
Polotsk preparing for 1155th anniversary, Day of Belarusian Written Languageideo: First dress rehearsal of Independence Day parade in Minsk
Polotsk preparing for 1155th anniversary, Day of Belarusian Written Language Belarusian Written Language Day, anniversary of book printing and 1155th anniversary of Polotsk. This Belarusian town, once the center of Belarusian culture and state building, is ready to celebrate these three dates at once. The celebrations will take place on the first three days of September. CTV Channel will present here its projects "Live Classics" and "Golden Collection of Belarusian songs."
Belarusian doctors transplant liver of 31-year-old man with mushroom poisoning
Belarusian doctors transplant liver of 31-year-old man with mushroom poisoning Belarusian doctors have transplanted the liver of a 31-year-old man with toadstool poisoning. Acute mushroom poisoning. The donor of a liver transplant was found in less than a day. The patient was in critical condition. The doctors had to solve several problems at once: to protect the patient's brain, so that he is not killed by exposure to toxins, and also restore the functions of other systems. Oleg Rummo, famous transplantologist and doctor of medical science, said that in such cases time is vital and the patient usually does not have much.

21.08.2017

Belarus to hold population census in 2019
Belarus to hold population census in 2019 A section on agriculture will be included in a population census for the first time. The questionnaires, in addition to basic questions about the place of residence, income and life conditions, will include questions about the presence of summer cottages and farms. All questions will be as simple as possible. The data obtained will allow BelStat to reliably estimate harvest of agricultural products. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will help in this matter.
Velcom organizes charity project
Velcom organizes charity project Do many of you do running? Who wants to help children at the same time? Belarusians from any place of the planet can do it from August 26 till September 4. How?
Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises
Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises The active phase of the preparations for Zapad 2017 military exercises has begun in Belarus. Russian soldiers arrived in Belarus to participate. Together with Belarusian colleagues, they will hold logistic and technical support military exercises. The drills will last for five days. The military personnel will perfect the elements of evacuation, screening and repairs of combat vehicles.
New machinery increases the combat capability of Belarus' army
Karev: New machinery increases the combat capability of Belarus' army New aircraft increases the combat capability of the country's army, said Deputy Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus. The republic has received Yak-130 and Mi-8MTV-5. These are the latest models of training and combat vehicles. Pilots have already been trained to use them. All in all, the Belarusian army has more than 100 aircraft.
India through the eyes of Belarusian artists: exhibition IND-BEL-ART opens in Minsk
India through the eyes of Belarusian artists: exhibition IND-BEL-ART opens in Minsk India through the eyes of Belarusian artists. The exhibition with an unusual name IND-BEL-ART opened at the National Museum of History. It is the result of a 10-day tour of four artists to India. Vera Yagovdik artist:People are very open, just incredible. It seems to me that we have become very popular during these days in the Indian facebook, because everybody wanted to take a photo with us.
Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk
Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk The holiday of Ukrainian culture took place in the Upper Town. Ukrainian folk artists came to perform their favorite national songs. Musicians of the Poltava Regional Philharmonic Society performed for the first time. Spectators sang along songs that are familiar to many from childhood. Cooks treated guests to national dishes and connoisseurs participated in the thematic quiz about the culture of Ukraine.

20.08.2017

Cosmonaut Novitsky presents belongings to Museum of Modern Belarusian Statehood
Cosmonaut Novitsky presents belongings to Museum of Modern Belarusian Statehood From space to earth. New exhibits appeared in the Museum of Modern Belarusian Statehood on August 19, 2017. Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky presented a pilot’s seat, which was especially made for him, to the museum. During the flight it provided maximum safety for him. What is more, the museum has a national Kazakh costume, which was presented to Novitsky, when he landed in Baikonur.
Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range
Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range It is referred to the surface-to-air missile system S-300. The offloading took place at the Grodno military post. The equipment is to travel by the railway. Military men are to go to the range as well. Russia is to host tactical training exercises. It includes ground-to-air missile launching.

18.08.2017

Belarus to use nanobiosensors in food quality assessment
Belarus to use nanobiosensors in food quality assessment In Belarus, nanobiosensors will be developed to evaluate the quality of products, said the Academy of Sciences. We are talking about a device that looks like a glucometer, which can determine the level of nitrates and pesticides in products. It will be presented in 2017. Also, Belarusian scientists are working on the creation of elements of solar energy. They are already produced by one of the private companies. High-tech in nature, they will reduce the cost of energy modules.
Google acquires Belarusian IT startup
Google acquires Belarusian IT startup Google has bought the Belarusian IT startup AIMatter. The company is a resident of the High-Tech Park. The amount of the transaction and the details are not disclosed. One of the founders of the Belarusian company Yury Melnichek said on his social networking page about joining Google. Yury Melnichek:AIMATTER, the company that I founded last year together with Andrei Kulik, Matvei Zhdanovich and Yuri Gurski, joins Google today!

17.08.2017

Vladimir Mulyavin monument unveiled in Minsk
Vladimir Mulyavin monument unveiled in Minsk The head of the Sverdlovsk region in Minsk fulfilled an honorable mission on August 17 taking part in the opening ceremony of the monument to his fellow countryman, who became famous in Belarus and glorified it all over the world. A monument to the People's Artist of the USSR, the founder of the ensemble Pesnyary Vladimir Mulyavin is located on Muliavina Boulevard behind the building of the Belarusian State Philharmonic, in which the singer's creative path and his road to fame began.
Grodno hosting Russian language summer school for foreigners
Grodno hosting Russian language summer school for foreigners Students, journalists and foreign engineers of different interests and different professions gathered in Grodno for a summer school of the Russian language. Representatives of 12 countries chose Belarus as an educational platform. The school brings together more than 50 foreigners from 12 countries. The summer school of the Russian language is taking place in Grodno.
80 Syrian children staying in Belarus' summer camp
80 Syrian children staying in Belarus' summer camp 80 Syrian children are now visiting Belarus and discovering its secrets and sights. The children will stay for two more weeks. Saba prepared for the trip well and studied basic facts about Belarus. But she gets new impressions every single day. She loves Belarusians for their open mind and food for its taste.
Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first national HD broadcaster
Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first HD broadcaster in Belarus Brest these days is really experiencing a second birth. The city is preparing to celebrate its 1,000th birthday. Despite the fact that Brest will turn 1,000 only in two years, the regional center is already in the center of attention - of both Belarusians and foreign guests. Our TV company has made a gift to Brest: 5 stories to the 1000th anniversary of Brest. 5 mini-movies for a respectable anniversary. On August 16, they were presented in one of the cinemas of Brest.

16.08.2017

What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about?
What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about? A warm meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky took place in the Palace of Independence on August 16, 2017. The famous Belarus-born, who has returned from his second flight into space, presented a photograph of the crew and a watch for cosmonauts to Alexander Lukashenko. In his turn, President Lukashenko presented the first example of the book about the Palace of Independence .
Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky
Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky On August 16, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with Oleg Novitsky, Belarus-born pilot cosmonaut. Different subjects were touched upon during the warm conversation. How is it possible to find common language with foreigners on board the International Space Station? Is the Belarus-born going to fly into space once again and what plans does he have for the nearest future? Alexander Lukashenko called Oleg Novitsky a real man with a Belarusian heart and presented a book about the Independence Palace with an autograph to him.
Oleg Novitsky's exlusive interview to Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel
Oleg Novitsky's exlusive interview to Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel CTV correspondent Alena Syrova met with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky during his visit to Belarus. What does the most "starry" Belarusian of the modern times dream about? What does he think about Belarusian cosmonautics? Who helps him post photos on Instagram, which has more than 40,000 subscribers? Oleg Viktorovich, first of all, thank you very much for agreeing to meet with us. I know, you came to your homeland not so long ago, and the schedule is quite busy. The weather is hot so here's the Belarusian cranberry drink - you said that you love it.
10th Belarusian expedition to Antarctica to start in late October
10th Belarusian expedition to Antarctica to start in late October 2017 The tenth Belarusian expedition to Antarctica will begin at the end of October. Soon the team composition will be determined - it will include seven people. During the expedition, the construction of the Belarusian Antarctic Station will continue. The second module will be supplemented by several new sections.  In addition, Belarusian scientists will continue to work on the research of microorganisms and rocks.  Polar explorers are expected in six months - the 10th trip to the South Pole will be the longest.
Belaruian weatherman shows weather forecasting formula
Belaruian weatherman shows weather forecasting formula How much data needs to be analyzed and how to predict the weather in Belarus? Alexander Begansky, head of the department of short-term weather forecasts, unfavorable and dangerous phenomena of Belgidromet, has shown us a formula according to which weather forecasts are made. Oleg Stepaniuk, CTV:How many parameters do you need to take into account in order to make a prediction?
Belarusian cultural August underway in Burgundy
Belarusian cultural August underway in Burgundy A Belarusian cultural festival is underway in Burgundy, France, in August. The famous French region will have an opportunity to meet with Belarusian musicians, artists and writers during the next two weeks. Belarusian artists have prepared for the French audience more than 10 concerts, as well as an exhibition of modern Belarusian art. By the way, the pictures are dedicated to French cities. A photo exhibition will showcase the similarities and differences of the peoples in Belarus and France.
What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future?
What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future? Preparation for the new academic year was the main theme of the meeting with the President on August 15. The officials discussed return to the five-point system of knowledge assessment, transition to universal secondary education and, of course, teachers' salaries.

15.08.2017

Belarus IT sector makes about $1 billion in 2017
Belarus IT sector makes about $1 billion in 2017 Nearly one billion dollars - is the export revenue of the Belarusian IT sector in the last six months. The British consulting company has published a report on the IT industry in Belarus.
Belarusian fathers to get social leave for childcare  A social leave for childcare will be rendered to Belarusian fathers. The novelties are being looked into in the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. The leave is planned to be short – no more than two weeks – and it will not be paid for. However, the employer has no right to refuse such a leave. Fathers will be able to go on social childcare leave during the first six months from the moment of the child’s birth.
University admissions to be reduced in Belarus?
Universities to lower admissions in Belarus in near future? The 5-point knowledge assessment system may be brought for public discussion in Belarus. Currently the country is using the 10-point system. On August 15, the head of state received a report by Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and Education Minister Igor Karpenko.
Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3
Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3 The Belarusian multiple rocket launcher system Polonez made it to the top three in the world. The first positions are taken by Chinese developments. Armaments of Israel, Russia, the USA and Turkey made it to the top 10. The rating was made by the “Armies of the world” internet video channel. The multiple rocket launcher system Polonez can strike different targets with high accuracy at a distance from 50 to 300 kilometers.
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise Preparation for the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017 is at the final stage. The military of the neighboring state are arriving in Belarus on August 15 to conduct joint strategic maneuvers.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year
Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year Development of education, improvement of the admission campaign and problems that need to be solved before the start of the new academic year. Two weeks before September 1, the Belarus President met with Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and Education Minister Igor Karpenko to dot the "i"s on a number of issues. The head of state, first of all, asked how the admission campaign is going. Colleges and lyceums will continue to recruit students until September 20.
Four volumes of Belarus' illustrated history to be published in 2017
Four volumes of Belarus' illustrated history to be published in 2017 Four volumes of the illustrated history of Belarus will be published in 2017. Publishers note that encyclopedic literature is becoming increasingly popular in Belarus. This is indicated by sales volumes. The readers are choosing these books mostly in the Belarusian language. Among them are the series "Asvetniki Belarusi", "Frantsysk Skaryna - the man of the world", as well as the trilogy about the first Belarusian book printer for children. These publications have already won several awards at international book exhibitions.

14.08.2017

Volunteers to help inspectors in Minsk public transport
Volunteers to help inspectors in Minsk public transport Inspectors in Minsk public transport will now be assisted by volunteers. In total, more than a hundred volunteers help keep order in public transport. Everyone has an ID, a badge and a scarlet armband. They are a kind of help to inspectors, especially in cases when a passenger not only does not pay for a ride, but also behaves aggressively.
Komarovka market Instagram account hacked
Komarovka market Instagram account hacked Instagram subscribers have lost the possibility to follow the news of Minsk Komorovka market. Unknown have hacked into the account o Komorovka and are seeking for a monetary ransom. The account with photos, comments opinions of sellers and buyers was supposedly hacked into by a Russian hacker. The representatives of the market contacted him and even offered to “lay the table” for him, so that in return he gives the account back. However, the hacker demanded to give him15 thousand rubles.
What do Belarusian harvesters eat for dinner in the fields?
What do Belarusian harvesters eat for dinner in the fields? Two meals a day, special uniforms and combine harvesters with air conditioning. There are no little things in the harvesting campaign since every link of the big process involves man. At this hot time, when work is underway in the fields, it's time for food service workers to support grain growers. After all, a well-fed farmer is a guarantee of good harvesting. The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus oversees this process.
How much potato do Belarusians eat?
How much potato do Belarusians eat? It so happened that the potato with which Belarus is associated is also the first vegetable grown in weightlessness. Each year, Belarusian scientists come up with new varieties of potatoes: for every taste, size and even color. There are several museums of potatoes. In France, there is a variety one kilo of which costs about 500 euros. There were also times when root crops served as the equivalent of money on some tropical islands.
National Day of Belarus held at EXPO 2017 in Astana
National Day of Belarus held at EXPO 2017 in Astana The National Day of Belarus took place on August 13 at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana. The guests of the forum saw the latest Belarusian scientific and technical developments and evaluated investment projects. The exposition featured an electric bus and a prototype of a gas-fueled MAZ bus designed by the Education Ministry, the Industry Ministry, and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, strong multi-purpose power supply sources of the fifth technological paradigm, energy efficient materials and technologies, etc.
Ashmyany customs will cease to exist after bribe row
Ashmyany customs will cease to exist after bribe row Optimization of the Ashmyany customs will not affect the quality of service, said the Belarusian State Customs Committee (SCC) on August 11. As early as October 1, the Ashmyany customs office ceases to exist, the zone of its responsibility will be under the jurisdiction of the Grodno regional customs.
30 young people to represent Belarus at Worldskills
30 young people to represent Belarus at Worldskills Almost 30 young representatives of very different professions - from the hairdresser to the welder - are preparing to present Belarus at the Worldskills World Championships, which will be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. Dmitry Zubkov, participant of the 44th international championship Worldskills International:One of the tasks will be the replacement of the rear wing.We drill and cut, then take the second wing and place it in place of the previous one.

13.08.2017

Illegal migrants detained on Minsk-Vilnius motorway
Illegal migrants detained on Minsk-Vilnius motorway A channel of illegal migration of Indian residents from Moscow to the EU has been suppressed. Thanks to the joint work of Belarusian and Lithuanian specialists it was possible to determine the organizers of the crime. A vehicle conducted by a resident of Belarus was detained in the Oshmyany district on the Minsk-Vilnius motorway. He was transporting two foreigners, who called themselves residents of India.
Cirque du Soleil artist: You are not only an acrobat. You dance, act, and it is good that you do not sing
Cirque du Soleil artist: You are not only an acrobat. You dance, act, and it is good that you do not sing Dmitry Lyubashenko and Darina Mishina, artists of Cirque du Soleil, have given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. How right is the opinion that Cirque du Soleil completely differs from a circus we are used to? First of all, there are no animals there. Is it more a sports team or a theatre group? Dmitry Lyubashenko, Cirque du Soleil:It is more o a theatre show rather than a traditional circus, which our spectators are used to seeing.
Day of Azerbaijan culture held in Minsk
Day of Azerbaijan culture held in Minsk Day of Azerbaijan culture held in Minsk On August 12 Minsk greeted those, who wanted to try Eastern dishes and learn how to dance lezginka as a real professional. The day of Azerbaijani culture was held near the Minsk Town Ratusha. Despite the nearly Azerbaijani heat, the guests tried kebabs and filling pillow rice and the most persistent sang together with the artists and even played backgammon under the breaking heat.

12.08.2017

Belarus comes 4th in Tank Biathlon
Belarus comes 4th in Tank Biathlon The International Army Games finished on August 12. The Tank Biathlon was held on the last day at the range Alabino, which is near Moscow. Teams from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and China competed for the right to be called the best. As a result of the biathlon, Belarusians took the 4th position. Gold went to Russia, silver to Kazakhstan and bronze went to China.

11.08.2017

Cirque du Soleil artist: Most of our troupe is from former Soviet Union
Cirque du Soleil artist: Most of our troupe is from former Soviet Union Dmitry Lyubashenko and Darina Mishina, artists of Cirque du Soleil, have given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. You made your way, became a part of this amazing show, but it's probably very difficult... How did you get into the troupe? Dmitry Lyubashenko, Cirque du Soleil: I will debunk a myth about the fact that we are special. Basically, a very large part of our troupe are people from the CIS. These are Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

10.08.2017

Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting campaign
Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting in Belarus Harvesting campaign in Belarus is at its height and mechanics are glad to relax in every free minute. What can be better than a soulful song from local cultural workers? Music helps keep good mood on the fields and grain warehouses.  Artists of the local Autoclub in Berezino District make a many stops during the day.
Unique ancient construction drawing found in Polotsk
Unique ancient construction drawing found in Polotsk Sensational discovery: a fragment of the construction drawing was found on the site of the excavation of the ancient temple and burial vault in Polotsk. The artifact dates back to the 12th century. This is the first find of an ancient architectural design. Historians assumed that medieval architects did not use construction drawings at all, and the earliest known similar pattern dates back to the 13th century.
Belarusian scientists invent new variety of colza for 2018
Belarusian scientists invent new variety of colza for 2018 Belarusian scientists have come up with a number of new varieties of agriculture seeds, including colza. In 2018, agrarians will collect an even better harvest. This was shown by experimental crops. Scientific and Practical Center for Agriculture of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

09.08.2017

Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary
Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary Zvyazda newspaper celebrates 100th anniversary A 100 year-old dialogue with readers. Newspaper “Zvyazda” marks its century anniversary. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the personnel of the newspaper on the event. The edition became a true epoch. As many as five times a week, on 16 lines - today newspaper “Zvyazda” is a worthy competitor on the market of paper editions.
Divin outpost at Belarusian-Ukrainian border receives new equipment, ATVs
Divin outpost at Belarusian-Ukrainian border receives new equipment, ATVs Another outpost on the Belarusian border with Ukraine has become ultra-modern. Reliability of the 23km section is confirmed by the latest violations statistics. The Divin outpost now uses cutting-edge equipment and has a unique fleet of vehicles. There are several villages inside this border zone. Over time, it has declined but the compulsory passport control for all passing people has remained, which is quite a normal practice for the buffer territory.
16th century frescoes discovered in Niasvizh Corpus Christi Church
16th century frescoes discovered in Niasvizh Corpus Christi Church Unique frescoes have been discovered under a layer of plaster during restoration works in Niasvizh Church of Corpus Christi. Reconstruction of the temple has been underway for several years, but only now can one see monograms of Jesuits on the north-eastern wall.
Fines for traffic on public transport lane in Minsk
Fines for traffic on public transport lane in Minsk Drivers risk being fined for attempting to drive on the public transport lane on Independence Avenue. For the experiment, a site was chosen from Engels Street to Yanka Kupala Street. Violations are automatically fixed. Those who violated driving rules this way will receive a mail message with the amount of a fine of BYN 115 (about $60). If the driver is caught again, the fine is more than BYN 400. The system in the rest of the city will start working later, after the test.

08.08.2017

New resident appears at military unit 3214  lynx called Phoenix appeared at the police special forces department. The cub was brought from Russia. The playful cub was awaited for in unit 3214. A wide cage, new house was made for him. Soon there will be a concrete floor there. Phoenix is 3 months old now. He does not only feel well, but he has already become a favorite of all. In the nearest time Phoenix will receive a passport and will be an official resident of the unit.
Ashmyany customs bribe case verdict announced
Ashmyany customs bribe case verdict announced On August 8 the court announced the verdict in the case of bribes at Ashmyany customs. It had lasted more than six months. Most of the accused got from 5 to 8 years imprisonment with confiscation of property. These are 16 people and 12 of them are customs officers. The criminal group let more than 3,000 trucks without payment. Bribes taken by the customs officers ranged from 110 to 750 US dollars.
How will Minsk anniversary cake look like?
How will Minsk anniversary cake look like? Minsk is celebrating its 950th anniversary. There is less than one month left till the main events begin, however, the big city is excited about the celebration. Confectioners are preparing a sweet present for Minsk residents. A giant 200 kilogram cake which is 3 meters wide will be baked for Minsk’s anniversary.
Waste incineration plant to be built in Minsk
Waste incineration plant to be built in Minsk The first waste incineration plant may appear in the Belarus capital in three years. Its construction will be financed by investors. The approximate cost of the project is about BYN 400 million. Every year it will handle up to 0.5 million tonnes of rubbish - about as much waste collected by public utilities in Minsk and Minsk region (one-third of the total volume in the country). There are no vacant land for landfill sites, while the existing landfills will exhaust their capacity in the next 10 years.
Belarusian researcher Adam Maldzis turned 85
Belarusian researcher Adam Maldzis turned 85 Tireless researcher Adam Maldzis turned 85 on August 7. Outstanding Belarusian scientist, literary critic and culture expert is known worldwide. The scientist is most proud of his dictionary "Belarusian Writers" on which he worked for about 20 years. Now the professor is creating a database of information about the entire history of Belarus.

07.08.2017

What do Italians know about Belarus?
What do Italians know about Belarus? What do Italians know about Belarus? How is the opinion and attitude? Is it really so negative? Though there has been some warming up in the relations lately. And how close is Belarus associated with Russia? Elvira Apone, writer, journalist:First of all I can say that the do not Know Belarus very well. If it comes to explaining to an Italian what is Belarus and where it is, it is sometimes necessary to speak about Russia. They associate Belarus with Russia. Secondly, those who have been to Belarus or Russia,
First combiners-thousanders awarded in Mosty district
First combiners-thousanders awarded in Mosty district First combiners, who harvested one thousand tons or more, have been awarded in the Grodno region. Crews from Berestovitsa, Mosty and Volkovyssk districts are in the lead. Strong friendship, brotherly relations and family ties - practice shows that personal relations contribute to the records. There are three children in the Moskvenkov family. In the last two years the eldest of the sons helped his father, this year is the youngest son’s turn. The first harvesting campaign- and he is already in the lead.
Festival of Korean culture in Minsk
Festival of Korean culture held in Minsk: National costumes and dishes on display Try on hanbok, see the Korean wave and taste Kimchi! A festival of Korean culture took place in Vierchni Horad (Upper Town) in Minsk. It has already become a traditional one for Minsk residents. In 2017 it was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and the Republic of Korea.
Italian about Belarusian men: Very smart and not reserved
Italian about Belarusian men: Very smart and not reserved Elvira Apone, writer and journalist, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. She touched on Belarusian men during the interview. Elvira Apone, writer, journalist: I speak Russian, I know your language, culture and it's very, very interesting to communicate with your men. Thank you. Elvira Apone: Moreover, I also say they are very smart and very cute. Not that reserved and cold like many even in the West, I think. MORE:
Targeted subsidies in housing construction come into force in Belarus
Targeted subsidies in housing construction come into force in Belarus The decree on targeted subsidies in housing construction came into effect in Belarus. The corresponding document was signed by the head of state on July 4, 2017. State subsidies will be provided to pay a part of interest for using the loan for housing construction. Large families and orphans can also expect some of the main debt to be repaid. At the same time, the amount of targeted assistance will be calculated based on the number of family members, the standardized size of the accommodation and the maximum standard of construction cost.

06.08.2017

Belarus marks 500th anniversary of book printing August 6
Belarus marks 500th anniversary of book printing August 6 The anniversary of Belarusian book printing. On this day exactly 500 years ago Francysk Skaryna printed the first book in the Belarusian language in Prague. By doing that he made a technological and cultural strive.
World Heritage of Francysk Skaryna book presented in Minsk
World Heritage of Francysk Skaryna book presented in Minsk The World Heritage of Francysk Skaryna book has been presented in the National Art Museum of Belarus. The four kilogram edition consists of 25 books of the Belarusian printing pioneer Francysk Skaryna. On the 425 pages photographs of the works of the famous Belarusian are presented. Today they are located in the museums of the world, from Minsk to Cambridge.
Federation of Trade Unions traces price dynamics on medicine
Federation of Trade Unions traces price dynamics on medicine The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus is continuing to monitor the prices on socially important goods. Due attention is paid to medicine. The research included both private and state pharmacies. Specialists are tracing the price dynamics on 26 medicines. From this month the list of medicines which is under “public” control will be expanded. The monitoring results have shown the price increase on vegetables and dairy products.

05.08.2017

Festival of Korean culture held in Minsk
Festival of Korean culture held in Minsk The festival of Korean culture has begun in Minsk. The guests of the festival will be able to try national Korean cuisine, try on traditional costumes and watch ritual dances with fans and knives. Musicians will also be entertaining Minsk residents. Not only traditional melodies will be played, but popular Kei Pop will be presented as well.
Former Minsk mayor Alexander Gerasimenko dies aged 71
Former Minsk mayor Alexander Gerasimenko dies aged 71 Sad news. The former mayor of Minsk, Alexander Gerasimenko, died on his 72nd year of life. From 1990 till 1995 he was the mayor of Minsk. In the status of ex-mayor he held the post of chairman of the Council of the Elders. The farewell ceremony with the former Minsk mayor was held on August 3 in the House of Writers.
Over 300 Belarusians to attend World Youth and Students Festival  2017 in Sochi
Over 300 Belarusians to attend World Youth and Students Festival 2017 in Sochi Sochi is getting ready to a grand event. The city is to host the 19th World Youth and Students Festival 2017 in October. More than 20 thousand participants from 150 countries. Belarus is to join the international event. Talented and active in sports, science, culture, medicine - 300 young people will be representing Belarus. All the people representing Belarus are sure that the country has things to show.

04.08.2017

State Control Committee of Belarus: Harvesting campaign will be invigorated
State Control Committee of Belarus: Harvesting campaign will be invigorated On August 4 the State Control Committee announced the results of monitoring, which these days was conducted in agriculture. The pace of harvesting, indeed, accelerated, largely thanks to the fact that the Vitebsk region, the northernmost one, joined the harvesting.
Italian writer: People in Belarus respect place where they live
Italian writer: People in Belarus respect place where they live Elvira Apone, writer and journalist, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. I saw you in Minsk more than 20 years ago. I must say that it was the middle of the 90's, now we call these years "reckless 90's". We were, in general, quite poor, there were a lot of bandits, not everything could be found in stores. I saw you, frozen, small Italian girl, wrapped in a scarf, in a coat. I thought "Lord, how did she end up here?" And here you are in Minsk, after such a long time. What struck you first of all? With your fresh look?
Population in Belarus should be 15 million possible, President says
Population in Belarus should be 15 million possible, President says Belarus will update Decree No. 3 "On Prevention of Social Dependency". The document should be ready by October 1, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in the Palace of Independence. The leader added that the document must not be repelled under any circumstances. By the autumn of 2017 the decree should work clearly and transparently. The problem of those who are not working and who do not want to work cannot be hidden, the President is convinced.
Manuscripts of Belarusian writer Yanka Bryl displayed in public for the first time
Manuscripts of Yanka Bryl displayed in public for the first time The exhibition "I write as I live" opened in Minsk on the 100th anniversary of the birth of BSSR People's Writer Yanka Bryl. Among the unique materials are not only texts, but also pictures. They depict the childhood and student years that Yanka Bryl spent away from home.

03.08.2017

President Lukashenko: Decree on social dependency will not be cancelled
President Lukashenko: Decree on social dependency will not be cancelled Demographic security and employment were discussed on August 3 at a meeting with the Belarus President. The measures of the state policy of Belarus are aimed at increasing the number of population. However, according to the results of the first half of 2017, the birth rate decreased by 13%. To improve the demographic situation, it is necessary to create appropriate conditions. This includes providing jobs and increasing the prosperity of Belarusians. The President stressed that this is a guide to action primarily for the government.
Leaders of independent trade union in Belarus face criminal case for tax evasion
Leaders of independent trade union in Belarus face criminal case for tax evasion Criminal proceedings against the leaders of an independent trade union in Belarus were initiated by the Department of Financial Investigation of the State Control Committee. Investigators say that it is not a member of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus.
BSU university rises to 506th place in Webometrics ranking
BSU university rises to 506th place in Webometrics ranking The Belarusian State University (BSU) continues to gain ground in the world rating Webometrics. Now the BSU occupies 506th place, having gained 131 places. In total, the list evaluates data on more than 26,000 universities from around the world. Thus the Belarusian State University bypasses 98% of higher education institutions in terms of the quality of education. This is not the first recent achievement of Belarus' major university. The university showed high results in three other international rankings.
Growth of people's incomes is one of priority tasks in Belarus, Marianna Shchetkina says
Growth of people's incomes is one of priority tasks in Belarus, Marianna Shchetkina says The growth of people’s incomes is one of the priority tasks in Belarus. After all, this directly determines the demographic dynamics in the country, said Deputy Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Marianna Shchetkina. Also, there is active work to balance the work-family formula. It especially concerns young couples who aspire to succeed in their careers and also have children.

02.08.2017

Belarus promises to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Belarus promises to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 Belarus will do everything necessary to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of the UN program by 2030. These are 17 points with the general idea of ​​"not leaving anyone out." The implementation of the project should improve the quality of life in the world. Social inequality, security and climate problems, as well as poverty alleviation - all this is the joint work of 193 countries in the framework of "Agenda 2030". Marianna Schetkina has recently been appointed the national coordinator in this direction in Belarus.
Michael Morgulis on what Trump said when he heard about Belarus
What does Trump think about Belarus? Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist in the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev.
Sovetskaya Belorussiya celebrates 90th anniversary
Sovetskaya Belorussiya celebrates 90th anniversary 90 years in the press. The newspaper Sovetskaya Belorussiya celebrates the anniversary of the first issue. Today it is one of the most authoritative publications in the country, trusted by thousands of Belarusians. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the editorial staff on the remarkable date. Sovetskaya Belorussiya remains a kind and competent interlocutor for readers, stressed the head of state. The newspaper does not lose its relevance even in the era of the Internet and television.
Book of Ignacy Domeyko's great-granddaughter translated into Belarusian
Book of Ignacy Domeyko's great-granddaughter translated into Belarusian The whole world knows this Belarusian. On July 31, relatives celebrated the birthday of Ignacy Domeyko, the famous geologist, geographer and ethnologist, rector of the University of Chile, national hero of that country. But every Belarusian knows that Ignacy was born here near Novogrudok.
Lizard eating banana raised in Grodno Zoo
New Caledonian crested gecko raised in Grodno Zoo A rare lizard - New Caledonian crested gecko - was raised in the Grodno Zoo. There are several such lizards in the world. They exist only in New Caledonia - an island in the Pacific Ocean - and are found almost exclusively in private collections.

01.08.2017

Minsk to host UniCon-2017 fantasy, comic and computer games festival
Minsk to host UniCon-2017 fantasy, comic and computer games festival Minsk will host the brightest and the most unusual festival UniCon-2017 for the sixths time at the beginning of autumn. The fan of comics, fantasy and computer games will have a great time. The football arena in Pobediteley Avenue will host the festivals this time.
International camp Be-La-Rus gathers friends from Belarus, Russia and Latvia
International camp Be-La-Rus gathers friends from Belarus, Russia and Latvia The international youth camp "Be-La-Rus" has gathered friends from Belarus, Russia and Latvia at the junction of the three borders in the Verhnedvinsk district of Belarus. Already by tradition, the tent city was organized in a forest glade located in a historical place - not far from the Friendship Barrow, created in memory of the military cooperation of the guerillas of Belarus, Russia and Latvia.
Lithuanian smuggler detained at National Airport Minsk
Lithuanian smuggler detained at National Airport Minsk A citizen of Lithuania, head of an international smuggling group, was detained at the Minsk National Airport. According to the National Central Bureau of Interpol in Belarus, a man was wanted in the homeland for smuggling. It is known that the detainee led a group of Belarusian, Latvian and Russian citizens who smuggled cigarettes through Russia and Latvia to the European Union.
Poland to continue cutting down Belovezhskaya Pushcha trees despite EU court ruling
Poland to continue cutting down Belovezhskaya Pushcha trees despite EU court position Poland will continue work on cutting down trees in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha, despite the preliminary decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The country says they are fighting the invasion of the bark beetle.

31.07.2017

Ignacy Domeyko's contribution to science discussed in Minsk
Ignacy Domeyko's contribution to science discussed in Minsk The present and future of geology and the problems of rational use of resources were discussed on July 31 in Minsk. The meeting was dedicated to the birthday of the Belarusian who is known all over the world. Ignat (Ignacy) Domeyko is a famous geologist, geographer, rector of the University of Chile, national hero of Chile and at the same time a native of Novogrudok, located in Belarus. The authority of Don Ignazio, as Chileans call him, is indisputable.
Dmitri Shostakovich memorial concert held in Naroch village
Dmitri Shostakovich memorial concert held in Naroch village In the village of Naroch, the local church turned into a concert hall to celebrate the 111th anniversary of composer Dmitry Shostakovich. Dozens of music lovers gathered to listen to the compositions of the most avant-garde symphonist of the 20th century. In 2017, the famous French oboe player Jérôme Guichard participated in the concert.
Maria Magdalena Radziwill to be reburied in Red Church
Maria Magdalena Radziwiłłowa to be reburied in Minsk A symbolic farewell ceremony to Maria Magdalena Radziwiłłowa will be held on July 31 in the village of Kukhtichi, where the manor of the famous family stood before the 1917 revolution and where the husband of the patron of arts Nikolai Radziwill is buried. In 1918 the princess was forced to move to Switzerland. However, her heart always remained in Belarus.
Belarusian agrarians pass half-million milestone in grain output
Belarusian agrarians pass half-million milestone in grain output Belarusian agrarians have passed the half-million milestone in grain output. The 2017 harvesting campaign is not easy. The weather interferes with the plans. At the moment slightly over 7% of the fields have been harvested. Strain work is taking place on the fields of the Gomel and Brest regions. The harvest there is the richest at the moment. Agrarians of the Vitebsk region have only just got down to the harvesting campaign and the campaign in the Mogilev region hasn’t even begun yet.

30.07.2017

International Army Games held in Russia
International Army Games held in Russia International Army Games held in Russia The International Army Games 2017 opened on July 17, 2017 in a place of Albino near Moscow.
Air festival “Pronebo” held at airdrome Borovaya
Air festival “Pronebo” held at airdrome Borovaya Shots from the Borovaya airdrome, where these days the best pilots of the planet are demonstrating their skills. The pilots demonstrated their sills in piloting a drone for the first time. Pilots of MI-2 joined in the competition as well. Rotary-wing machines competed in cargo transportation and helicopter slalom-this is how the guests of the festival are entertained. Another stage of the international competitions in helicopter sport was held within the show.
“Soldier of Union” competition included into Army Games 2017
“Soldier of Union” competition included into Army Games 2017 This is a competition among soldiers, sailors, sergeants who are on contract military service. The opening of the competitions was held in the Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk. Belarus is hosting the participants of this competition or the second time. Military men from Kazakhstan, Armenia and Russia came to Belarus.

29.07.2017

Day of Finnish culture held in Minsk
Day of Finnish culture held in Minsk To dance Finnish tango and learn how to cook national dishes of the country with thousands of lakes. Day of Finnish culture is held in Minsk. The celebratory zone in the Upper Town has been divided into theme zones. The guests are offered to try their strength in floorball-hockey on the floor, in Finnish towns and climbing walls. What is more, everyone can attend classes of the Finnish language and become a participant of a master class.
Brest celebrates 998th birthday
Brest celebrates 998th birthday Brest, one of the oldest cities in Belarus, celebrates its 998th birthday. The celebrations began from the very morning. A historical reconstruction was held in the residence house of Nemtsevichy. Belarusian clubs reconstructed the final episode of the war. Colorful air show upon the river Bug let the city residents and the guests enjoy the beauties of the city from the sky.
Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games
Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games Peaceful gatherings of military men at drill platforms are the best proof of trust between the state and the armed forces. It was stated by President Lukashenko in his greetings to the participants and the guests of the International Army Games. Army 2017 kicked off in Alabino today, which is near Moscow.

28.07.2017

Belarus Foreign Affairs Ministry: No Belarusians injured in Barcelona train accident
Belarus Foreign Affairs Ministry: No Belarusians injured in Barcelona train accident There are no Belarusians injured in the train accident in Barcelona. The information was published d on the official twitter page of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus. The Belarusian Embassy in Spain continues controlling the situation. Meanwhile specialists do not stop working at the accident site. They are trying to get into the control cabin to identify the definite reasons of the accident.
Depeche Mode announce new show in Minsk in February
Depeche Mode announce new show in Minsk in February Depeche Mode have voiced the exact date of the new Minsk concert. According to their website, the band will perform in the Belarusian capital on February 13, 2018. The statement says that all tickets that were bought for the canceled July concert will be valid. Depeche Mode are looking forward to their return to Minsk to play for Belarusian fans.
30 BelAZs line up in honor of 70th anniversary of Krasnobrodsky coal mine
30 BelAZs take part in truck flash mob A congratulatory video postcard involving BelAZ dump trucks was created in Russia in the Kemerovo region. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Krasnobrodsky coal mine, the Belarusian giant trucks lined up to form the inscription "70 years" in Russian. 30 vehicles were needed for this truck flash mob. The Kuznetsk coal basin is one of the largest coal deposits in the world. In 2016 it purchased 60 Belarusian BelAZs.
Youth movement “With a book through life” begins in Belarus
Youth movement “With a book through life” begins in Belarus “With a book through life”. Another stage of the Republican youth movement began under this slogan on July 28, 2017. In 2017 it is dedicated to the 500th book printing anniversary and the Year of Science.

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