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04.02.2016

Leading criminologists of Europe gather for forum in Minsk
Leading criminologists of Europe gather for forum in Minsk Minsk has brought together leading criminologists of Europe to discuss the development of forensics, share experiences, and build bridges of international cooperation at the negotiating table. The forum is being held today, February 4, and is featuring representatives of dozens of expert organizations. It was not a coincidence that the Belarusian capital has been chosen as a discussion platform for this major forum. The event was originally planned to take place in London. 

03.02.2016

Belarus Academy of Public Administration
Belarus Academy of Public Administration celebrates its 25th anniversary A new face of the global economy demands new approaches to training top managers. The Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus is ready to meet this challenge. The institution marked its silver jubilee on January 29. In fact, the Academy is a peculiar one in Belarusian high education system. Former pupils and successful ministers learn side by side here. This is a perfect example of the saying "live and learn".

02.02.2016

1st Eurasian Mining and Exploration Forum takes place in Minsk
1st Eurasian Mining and Exploration Forum takes place in Minsk The formation of a single commodity market, the development of public-private partnerships in the mining industry and advanced technology development of mineral resources were among the central topics of the I Eurasian Mining and Exploration Forum in Minsk, which brought together partners from all over the Eurasian Economic Union.  Perhaps the most urgent issue for the world today is to find new cost-effective raw materials. Conventional oil and gas are becoming irrelevant. And the clear evidence of it is the rapidly falling price of "black gold".
Vehicle recycling duty increases in Belarus
Vehicle recycling duty increases in Belarus Belarus has increased the rate of recycling duty. The relevant Council of Ministers decree will come into force on February 4. When importing transport from Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member countries, fees for legal entities are up more than 1.5 times, payment for individuals rose more than 8 times. 
Alexander Lukashenko greets participants of the Bishops Council of the Russian Orthodox Church
Alexander Lukashenko greets participants of the Bishops Council of the Russian Orthodox Church President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenkom has sent greetings to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and the participants of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church in connection with the start of its work.  The Head of State expressed confidence that the Bishops' Council will work out important decisions that will serve the high ideals of peace and stability. It should be noted that the Bishops' Council is the supreme governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church. The previous council was held in Moscow in 2013.
Belarusian Catholics celebrating Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
Belarusian Catholics celebrating Presentation of Jesus at the Temple In Belarus, on February 2, Catholics celebrate Day of Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Candles are sanctified in churches. They are then used as amulets.  People also wish good weather for the year to come.If today, February 2, there is thaw, then the spring will be early.
30 Karl Marx Street
Legendary building at 30 Karl Marx Street in Minsk An asymmetrical façade, variously shaped windows, balconies, broken lines. Let’s take a look on the modern architecture of Minsk. The unique house at the intersection of 13 Lenina Street and 30 Karl Marx Street miraculously survived two wars, so people can enjoy its view these days. The building was constructed in the beginning of the 20th century as a revenue house. The design of the building was made by Henry Gai.

01.02.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on enthronement anniversary
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on enthronement anniversary The Belarusian President has congratulated the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on the anniversary of his enthronement. Alexander Lukashenko:The Belarusian people appreciates the care of the Patriarch about the strengthening of peace and harmony between the two countries, the desire to preserve a common history based on Christian traditions. The celebrations in Belarus, dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of the repose of St. Vladimir with your participation, support the faithful and inspire them to good deeds.
Belarus, China conducting science & technology project competition
Belarus, China conducting science & technology project competition The State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus (SCST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China have started to accept applications for the competition of joint Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technological projects for 2016-2017, the press service of the SCST said. "Applications for the contest of joint Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technological projects for 2016-2017 will be accepted from 1 to 29 February," said the press service.
The smallest book of Maxim Bogdanovich's poems now in Minsk
Maxim Bogdanovich's 1x1mm poetry book now in Minsk The world's smallest collection of poems by Maxim Bogdanovich on February 1 joined the collection of exhibits of the National Historical Museum. An unusual book as small as 1x1mm has been presented to the museum fund was presented by the known Russian master of miniatures Anatoly Konenko.
Alexander Bayerl: Belarus and Austria need a new look at each other
Alexander Bayerl: Belarus and Austria need to look at each other from a new angle Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Austria to the Republic of Belarus Alexander Bayerl has answered the questions of the TV program Week. Mr. Ambassador, we have invited you to the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. Maybe it is a bit more modest than the Vienna Opera, or maybe not... Alexander Bayerl: I do not believe that the Bolshoi Theater in Minsk looks worse than the Vienna Opera. This is a very beautiful building of the wartime.

31.01.2016

Loshitsa estate in Minsk
Renovated Loshitsa estate in Minsk welcomes its visitors A picturesque Loshitsa park is a famous recreation place in Minsk with its luxuriant flora, unique architecture and striking chronicle. The fertile land on the river Svisloch's banks was first mentioned as far back as 11th century. That was also when the first settlements appeared here, as excavations prove.
Belarusian Antarctic station's first facility installed
Belarusian Antarctic station's first facility installed Polar explorers have installed the first object of the Belarusian Antarctic station. It is located in the geographical complex Mountain Vechernyaya in East Antarctica. The module consists of three sections, including a laboratory where the explorers will conduct research.  According to the participants of the expedition, the complex will provide decent living conditions for the polar explorers, and most importantly, will give Belarus an opportunity to gain a firm foothold on the continent.
Slepyanskaya water system
Slepyanskaya water system in Minsk In the late 1980s, Belarus acquired Slepyanskaya water system, which became one of the most beautiful objects of landcape and park architecture in the country.   However, designing of this place begun a long before that. It was decided to create 14 artificial ponds on the basis of the stream. A huge number of people worked on the project, including leader of the group Dmitry Geraschenko and chief architect Nikolai Zhlobo.
Minsk bells
Minsk bell ringing: Soviet bans, 14,000-pound bell and meaning of ringing From time immemorial, bells were believed to have great power. The sound, resembling the Annunciation, signaled a feast, a public meeting or a service.  On hearing rich mellow chime, people stopped, wherever they may have been (in the fields, on the road or on duty), looked in the sky and prayed. For the sound to reach settlements miles away, belfries were built on hills or close to rivers, which are perfect acoustic systems.
Belarusian State Youth Theatre in Minsk
Renovated Belarusian State Youth Theatre opens in Minsk A new life of a theater begins with a long history when its restoration ends. Now the staff of the Belarusian Republican Youth Theater is ready to confirm this. The restoration of the theater was officially started in August 2011. But for the theater troupe a new step began in January 2009 and it is associated with temporary inconveniences.
Museum of iron ( Grodno)
Unique iron museum opens in Grodno The Museum of Iron opened in Grodno. It’s the only Museum of Iron in Belarus. Collector Oleg Ersh purchased a rare iron of the XVI century at an auction. Its price is a great mystery, but the iron is unique. The world has only a few dozens of such exhibits. However, an ordinary coal iron of the middle of the last century is more valuable for Oleg.Oleg Ersh, collector: The simplest iron was produced in Belarus at the Lidselmash company.

28.01.2016

Belarus President on law enforcement reform
What are recent trends in Belarus' law enforcement system? The safety of Belarusians was discussed today, on January 28 in Minsk at a board of the Interior Ministry. The Belarus President took part in the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko criticized the ministry for some innovations, but at the same time pointed out that a positive results were achieved in a number of areas in 2015. Notably, Belarusians also agree with this. According to a study of the Information Analytical Center at the Presidential Administration, more than 80% of respondents feel safe when they are on the street or in public places.
BSU digital library among world's top 100 university libraries
BSU digital library among world's top 100 university libraries The digital library of the Belarusian State University (BSU) has entered the 100 best university libraries in the world. In addition, the electronic storage of the Belarusian university took second place in the ranking of libraries in Central and Eastern Europe. Over 2,000 resources were analyzed. The rating includes evaluation of the number of documents that are added to the electronic library, external links, and file sizes. The weight of scientific publications was also among the key ranking factors.

27.01.2016

Digital screens to replace billboards in Minsk
Digital screens to replace billboards in Minsk Minsk residents decided to refuse the usual billboards. Minskreklama specialists began to develop a design for digital screens. The advantage is obvious: they work the whole year round in any weather. Advertising in motion is more efficient and attracts more attention at a distance of 400 meters.

26.01.2016

Smart travel cards on Minsk public transport by February 2016
Smart travel cards on Minsk public transport by February 2016 In February 2016, Minsk residents will be able to purchase contactless smart cards, which will be valid from the activation date. So, Minsk citizens won’t have to stand in huge queues at the end or in the middle of the month. It will be possible to buy a smart travel card for 10, 15 or 30 days and immediately use it.

25.01.2016

Talisman Bird from birch into Belarus' Intangible Heritage List
Talisman Bird from birch into Belarus' Intangible Heritage List The Bereza bird has been included in the list of intangible heritage of Belarus. The unique craft has been revived by the young master Alexander Lavrinovich. Alexander Lavrinovich, craftsman:An old man showed me that craft. Since he is old and cannot see, he could not show me the cutting itself but explained to me how to do it. I learned from a video, to be true. He could not show me but I tried several times. I cut my fingers first but then I mastered it.  

24.01.2016

Belarus 50th in rule of law index
Belarus 50th out of 102 in Rule of Law Index Belarus took 50th place in the index of the rule of law. The rating was published by the international non-governmental organization American Bar Association. The list includes 102 countries. It is topped by Scandinavian states. Among the neighbors Belarus holds a more favorable position than the majority of neighbors leaving behind Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia.
New law on fight against corruption enters into force in Belarus
New law on fight against corruption enters into force in Belarus The new law on the fight against corruption enters into force in Belarus. The document will first of all play a preventive role. It is now forbidden to appoint to senior positions those dismissed for defamatory facts if less than five years have passed. Those who had committed a serious crime will never be able to return to civil service.
IVAN (Belarus Eurovision 2016 entry)
IVAN, Help You Fly, Belarus' entry at Eurovision 2016 (video) Belarus has chosen the representative for 2016 Eurovision. In May, 21-year-old Alexander Ivanov, acting under the pseudonym IVAN, will go to Stockholm to represent Belarus. Alexander Ivanov, the finalist of the Russian Main Stage TV project, whose teacher is the famous Russian producer Viktor Drobysh, will perform the song Help You Fly. Mr Drobysh authored lyrics and music. "Why will you perform for Belarus?" was the most frequent question Alexander had to answer in social networks.

21.01.2016

Administrative responsibility in Belarus may be liberalized
Administrative responsibility in Belarus may be liberalized Proposals of the Belarus Interior to liberalize the administrative responsibility was by and large supported by Belarusians. Most of them concerns traffic police. In particular, 93% of respondents supported the proposal that citizens who have a driving license but forgotten it at home will be freed from administrative liability. The Interior Ministry noted that any change to the administrative law will not be directed at reducing the security of the citizens.
First mobile exhibition project in Belarus
Belarus and Belarusians: Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents first mobile exhibition project The first mobile exhibition project was presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) January 19. Historians gathered archival materials and footage of modern photographers. Thanks to this exhibition you can learn the history of Belarus since the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to the present time. The project is planned to see abroad. The exhibition reflects, among other things, the history of Mir and Nesvizh Castles and the spills of Pripyat River.
The satellite towns of Brest, Grodno and Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko approves general plan of Minsk’s satellite towns The Presidential decree set the structure of the satellite towns of Brest, Grodno and Minsk and the regions' complex territorial arrangement. Only a few years ago, Natalia Yakimchik and her husband's large family was going to move to Grodno to live there permanently. However, with their town of Skidel receiving the satellite status, the family plans changed radically.
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan by rail
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to earthquake-torn Kyrgyzstan by rail A humanitarian cargo from Belarus for the victims of the earthquake in Kyrgyzstan was sent by rail on January 21. Warm blankets and tents worth about BYR2 billion rubles will come in a few days to the city of Osh, which is nearly 5,000 kilometers from Minsk. A disaster, which left homeless dozens of families and destroyed hundreds of homes, occurred on the night of 17-18 November 2015.
Belarusian MPs discuss Culture Code proposals January 21
Belarusian MPs discuss Culture Code proposals January 21 The procedure for the holding of cultural events and updating the provisions on creative employees. Belarusians MPs discussed proposals to the draft Culture Code on January 21.  Today's conversation involved representatives of the creative unions and the Ministry of Culture and Commerce.

20.01.2016

Towers of Minsk
Towers of Minsk Towers are bright decorations of Minsk and attract a lot of attention. Unfortunately, towers are rather rare for the architecture of Minsk, that’s why each tower has its special value. In Pobedy Square, on both sides of the bridge over the Svisloch river, one can find the architectural ensemble designed by Barsch and Aranauskas. In the 1950s, these prominent architects were creating the image of the post-war Minsk.
Belarus' Constitutional Court adopts annual message to President, Parliament
Belarus' Constitutional Court adopts annual message to President, Parliament The Constitutional Court of Belarus has adopted the annual message to the president and both houses of the National Assembly, Belarus' parliament. This is a kind of the final assessment of the development of the legal system in 2015. During this time the court checked whether 50 laws, adopted by the Parliament, are consistent with the Constitution.
John Lennon
Belarusian creates John Lennon portrait from white salt An artist from Grodno, Yulia Bolbat, 25, introduced a work, in an unusual technique. She created John Lennon’s portrait from white salt. As much as 1.5 kg of white salt was used for the creation of this portrait. Another feature of the work is that it almost entirely consists of hash tags.
Epiphany Eve: Users in social networks show how to bathe in ice cold water
Epiphany Eve: Users in social networks show how to bathe in ice cold water Orthodox believers celebrated Epiphany on January 19. It is believed that this day water has special curative properties. It is consecrated twice - on the Twelfth Day and Epiphany Eve. An integral part of this holiday is swimming in the hole, which the church believes have a special meaning.

19.01.2016

What should be removed from Belarus' school curriculum
What should Belarus remove from school curriculum? The base curriculum Belarus needs to be reviewed, said the Minister of Education of Belarus in an interview with "SB. Belarus Today." According to Mikhail Zhuravkov, the current program is considerably more complicated than that of a few decades ago. The textbooks should include only the most important and relevant information.  When it comes to hard sciences one of the main role models for Belarus today is the curriculum of the Soviet school of the second half of the 20th century.
No place for ethnic hatred in Belarus - opinion poll
No place for ethnic hatred in Belarus - opinion poll There is no place for ethnic hatred in Belarus. The Information and Analytical Center has announced the results of a poll.  The vast majority of Belarus' residents assessed the relationship between people of different nationalities as quiet. The opinion is shared by both young and older people, urban and rural residents. They also believe that there is no discrimination in Belarus.
Belarus' Orthodox Christians celebrating Epiphany Eve
Belarus' Orthodox Christians celebrating Epiphany Eve Belarus' Orthodox are celebrating Epiphany Eve. On January 18, religious Belarusians usually fast. You can consecrate water in many churches around Minsk also today, on January 19.  At dusk, it's time for one of the most famous Epiphany traditions. Many plunge into a hole full of cold water to cleanse their souls. The rite has become a tradition for Belarusians since it not only strengthens the body and spirit, but also brings God's grace. The largest "cold bath" in Minsk is located on Komsomolskoye Lake. The bath's width is 2m and length is 25m.

18.01.2016

Ambassador Pavel Latushko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary
Ambassador Pavel Latushko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary Pavel Latushko, Ambassador of Belarus to France and Spain:This is not advertising, but I like watching the CTV channel’s “Morning. Studio of Good Mood” after I get up. On Saturdays I usually watch Minsk and Minsk Residents, which is a TV program about the Belarusian capital and it always notes some curious things in our city. News 24 Hours at 22.00 in the evening is a very good opportunity to see a news program for officials.
Austria hands WWII documents to Belarus
Austria hands WWII documents to Belarus Belarus has received documents that open a new page in the history of the Second World War. These are copies of deportation lists of citizens of Austria, who died in the death camp Trostenets, which was located on the territory of the present-day Belarus.  The tragic list includes several thousands of names, and only a few dozen managed to escape from the concentration camp.

17.01.2016

Boris Svetlov, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus to introduce unique Code of Culture in 2016 2016 is the Year of Culture in Belarus. In broader sense, culture is the essential component of any nation’s progress, the constellation of all human achievements. It is creativity, intellect, and knowledge. In a sense, 2016 should become the year of a breakthrough. And every Belarusian citizen, whatever he may do, not necessarily music or cinema, can make their contribution to this country's development, to the promotion of Belarusian art and lifestyle.
Combat readiness check continues in Armed Forces of Belarus
Combat readiness check continues in Armed Forces of Belarus A combat readiness check continues in the Armed Forces of Belarus. The readiness and ability of formations and military units to carry out the task as intended is being inspected now.  A number of engineering troops divisions are to march for training missions in the Grodno region, where they will help build a bridge crossing over frozen water. Some people have been called up from reserves to improve their theoretical and practical skills in various subjects.
33-year-old Belarusian dies on Elbrus A Belarusian died during the descent from Elbrus. 33-year-old businessman from Minsk Dmitry Rubin earlier this year went to conquer the top of Kabardino-Balkaria, along with two companions from the Crimea.  During the descent on January 12 he fell behind his comrades because of injury and was lost. It took rescuers five days to find him. And today, on Jan. 16, the body of the dead climber was found.
Dmitry Shevtsov, MP
What new laws to expect in Belarus in 2016? Belarus has approved a plan for drafting legislation for 2016. The list includes 40 documents. There were many more legislative proposals, about 130. The proposals are authored mainly by MPs, government bodies and research institutions. The majority of laws pertain to economic issues. The budget package includes 9 bills. The social sphere has not been forgotten either. Some changes will affect social services, housing and utilities sector. There will be some new points introduced for families with children.
CTV journalist Olga Korshun wins Best TV Program Award
CTV journalist Olga Korshun wins Best TV Program Award Belarus has chosen the best journalists writing about science. The National Academy of Sciences has summed up competition for the best presentation of scientific achievements in the media. 
Belarus successfully launches satellite Belintersat-1
Belarus successfully launches satellite Belintersat-1 The Belarusian telecommunications satellite Belintersat-1 has been successfully launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The device is designed for the transmission of television and radio signal as well as providing access to the Internet. The size of the satellite are comparable to a car and its weight is more than 5 tons.
Belarus' Radiowave band about how to write a catchy song
Eurovision 2016: Radiowave band about how to write a catchy song The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 (the ESC) will have a record number of participants. The contest, which will take place from 10 to 14 May, 2016, in Stockholm (Sweden), will feature 43 countries. The artist who will be representing Belarus at the ESC, for the first time will be chosen by the Belarusian audience by calling and SMS vote, during the final show on January 22. In 2016, Belarus has ten finalists of the national selection.

14.01.2016

History of Belarusian State Philharmonic There is an amazing atmosphere of quietness, where musical masterpieces are born. The life of the Belarusian State Philharmonic can be compared to the toccata of Mozart’s symphony, as it is rapid and heartfelt.  The Belarusian State Philharmonic has already seen 75 concert seasons, thousands of performances, and dozens of genius musicians.
Unique development of Belarusian scientists: anti-cancer wipes
Unique development of Belarusian scientists: anti-cancer wipes Innovations in pharmacology. Belarusian scientists have developed a unique anti-tumor drug that is 60 times cheaper than foreign analogues. The drug allows doing chemotherapy of the brain locally, which greatly increases the chances of a complete cure of patients.

12.01.2016

President Lukashenko confers For Spiritual Revival Awards on five Belarusians
President Lukashenko confers For Spiritual Revival Awards on five Belarusians The triumph of spirituality. At this moment the prestigious ceremony to present awards "For Spiritual Revival" and special prize of the President is taking place at the Palace of the Republic. Award winners were named in December. Today, January 12, in a solemn atmosphere, one can see Belarusians whose efforts are permeated with the idea of ​​philanthropy, charity and creativity. For Spiritual Revival is awarded in line with presidential decrees. And, as a rule, it is delivered personally by the President. 
Danielle cyclon causes traffic problems in Minsk
Danielle cyclon causes traffic problems in Minsk On January 12 everyone in Minsk talked about weather. The cyclone Danielle covered streets and highways with piles of snow forcing all Minsk communal services into streets. 4,770 workers and 275 special vehicles were working in Minsk streets today. Some Minsk residents have expressed willingness to help the victims of the natural disaster. There have been no serious accidents reported in connection with the cyclon.
Alexander Lukashenko: Culture is the nation's foundation
Alexander Lukashenko: Culture is the nation's foundation The triumph of spirituality. At this moment the prestigious ceremony to present awards "For Spiritual Revival" and special prize of the President is taking place at the Palace of the Republic. Award winners were named in December. Today, January 12, in a solemn atmosphere, one can see Belarusians whose efforts are permeated with the idea of ​​philanthropy, charity and creativity. For Spiritual Revival is awarded in line with presidential decrees. And, as a rule, it is delivered personally by the President. 
LOT airline cancels Warsaw-Minsk flights amid bad weather
LOT airline cancels Warsaw-Minsk flights amid bad weather The airline LOT, because of bad weather, canceled today's flights Warsaw-Minsk (arriving on schedule at 15.05) Minsk and Warsaw (departure 15.55). Earlier the electronic scoreboard on the website of the National Airport Minsk read that the arrival of the Warsaw-Minsk flight is delayed. Passengers who had tickets for these flights have been offered to fly tomorrow or renew the tickets on other flights.
Vladimir Mulyavin, Belarusian singer, frontman of the band Pesnyary
Belarusians mark 75th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavin's birthday On January 12, the most prominent persons of culture and art will get the special prize of the Belarus President. Among them is the Gorky National Academic Theatre, who got the prize for the performance Pesnyar, dedicated to the works of Vladimir Mulyavin, the frontman of the band Pesnyary.
For Spiritual Revival awards ceremony due in Belarus January 12
For Spiritual Revival awards ceremony due in Belarus January 12 Today, January 12, there will be awarded prizes of the President of Belarus "For Spiritual Revival" and special prizes of culture and art. Among the winners are journalists and scientists, doctors and priests, artists, historians and actors. These are authors and labor groups, as well as persons whose works in 2015 in the humanitarian, cultural and scientific spheres were awarded at a state level. A tradition to encourage such people appeared in Belarus in 1997. During the existence of the award "For Spiritual Revival", people of different professions were honored.

11.01.2016

Igor Shunevich, Belarus' interior minister
Belarus' Interior Ministry for mitigating administrative penalties The Public Council under the Ministry of Internal Affairs has initiated mitigation of punishment for administrative offenses. This decision is based on statistics. In particular, the public council discussed issues concerning traffic rules and standards of conduct in public places.  The changes will be submitted for public discussion in the near future. In interior believes that the liberalization of Belarus' justice system will help improve the image of the country.
List of paid medical services for Belarusians reduced
List of paid medical services for Belarusians reduced The Council of Ministers has reduced the list of paid medical services for Belarusians, reads the relevant government decree, which came into force today, on January 11. It excludes from the price list of public health institutions a number of positions. This applies mainly to the activities of sanitation services. Now a number of laboratory tests will be performed on a free basis. In addition, consultations of medical specialists on ensuring epidemic well-being and a healthy lifestyle were excluded from the list.
Festival January Music Evenings in Brest
Brest welcomes participants of January Music Evenings festival The Culture Year in Belarus was opened with the 28th Festival of Classical Music January Music Nights. These days, Brest is hosting more than 300 musicians from 16 countries. Festival posters feature big names and young talents. At several venues of Brest, there will be performed masterpieces of Belarusian, Russian and Western music.
Christmas in Belarusian church
Christmas 2016 in Belarus The leaving seven days in Belarus were truly a bright start of the new 2016 year. On the one hand, nature finally pleased us with really winter-like weather. On the other hand, last week in Belarus can be called the warmest in terms of manifestations of the best human qualities and charity.
Pavel, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus
Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Pavel about key Christian values The TV program Week has talked with Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, Pavel about core values, spirituality and features of the Belarusian Orthodox. In Belarus, according to the calendar, there are two Christmas holidays: the Orthodox and Catholic. Does this have any religious significance?

08.01.2016

CTV Channel
15 years on: CTV Channel marking birthday CTV channel on January 1 accepted congratulations on the anniversary occasion. On that day in 2001, the first news release came out. During the 15 years , CTV journalists traveled all continents, climbed to the top of the mountains and went down deep into the earth. The CTV TV channel has gone a long way over 15 years together with the audience and the whole Belarus.

07.01.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' church operates in independent sovereign state
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' church operates in independent sovereign state The Belarus President has wished all Orthodox Christians merry Christmas today. By tradition on Christmas day, Alexander Lukashenko, with his youngest son Nikolai, visits the Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral. In his address to Belarusians the head of state did not limit himself to words of congratulations on this bright holiday. Alexander Lukashenko reminded the congregation about the many values ​​that make up our lives and promised that they would remain among the priorities of the state policy.
Osmolovka: the first high end neighborhood in postwar Minsk
Osmolovka: the first high end neighborhood in postwar Minsk Andrey Ezerin, resident of Osmolovka neighborhood:Some Minsk dwellers know that this area is called Osmolovka. The neighborhood is named in honor of famous Minsk architecture Mikhail Osmolovsky. His project was used in order to build Osmolovka in 1940. Actually, it was the first high end neighborhood in postwar Minsk. Osmolovka was the neighborhood where military chiefs, actors of Opera and Ballet House and other famous persons lived.
Alexander Lukashenko visits Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral on Christmas day
Alexander Lukashenko visits Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral on Christmas day By tradition on Christmas day, Alexander Lukashenko, with his youngest son Nikolai, visits the Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral. In the temple, the President was welcomed by Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel as well as pupils of the local Sunday school.    And also by tradition, Alexander Lukashenko and Metropolitan Pavel exchanged gifts. Metropolitan Pavel
Belarusian kids get into bus accident in Czech Republic
Belarusian kids get into bus accident in Czech Republic A bus with Belarusian children overturned in the Czech Republic.. In total, there were 49 passengers inside, 15 of them were taken to hospital. Another bus has already taken 38 children from the Czech Republic. Mainly, these are the kids that did not suffer in the accident. Currently, doctors are taking a decision on the possibility to release home three minors and three attendants. The accident happened on a snowy road, when the children with their parents were heading to Wroclaw from Prague.
Orthodox world celebrating Christmas Day
Orthodox world celebrating Christmas Day The Orthodox world are meeting the Nativity. On January 6 Belarusians marked the Christmas Eve. Believers were waiting for the appearance in the sky of the first evening star, which is believed to be the symbol of the one that shone over Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth. Festive church services are usually held on Christmas Eve. In Minsk's Holy Spirit Cathedral, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, held Vigil.  
Alexander Lukashenko wishes Belarusians merry Christmas
Alexander Lukashenko wishes Belarusians merry Christmas Bright holiday of love and hope. Orthodox world celebrates Christmas. According to the legend, Jesus was born on this day in Bethlehem. He is believed to become the Savior of mankind. Festive worships began on the night from January 6 to 7. A Christmas service last night was also held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk. Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, held Vigil and Divine Liturgy.

06.01.2016

Charity in action during Minsk Christmas Hockey Tournament According to a good tradition, the participating teams of the Christmas tournament for the prizes of the Belarus President, visit orphans and children left without parental care. On January 6 in the morning the players visited children in the Radoshkovichi boarding school. The athletes brought many gifts (computers, toys and, of course ice hockey equipment) and invited the young fans for the final of the Christmas Tournament. Children prepared a bright New Year's performance for the guests.
Minsk traffic police take part in Our Children charity campaign
Minsk traffic police take part in Our Children charity campaign The nationwide campaign Our Children continues. On January 6, kids from orphanage No3 of Minsk got presents and sweet stuff. The employees of Minsk traffic police congratulated the orphanage kids on the New Year and Christmas.
Over 11,000 family capital deposit accounts opened in Belarus in 2015
Over 11,000 family capital deposit accounts opened in Belarus in 2015 In January-October 2015, more than 11,000 family capital accounts were opened in Belarus. In addition, documents of many parents from large families are still under consideration. Every family which gives birth to a third and subsequent child will receive financial assistance - $10,000. Such a measure of support became operational from 1 January 2015 year.  Particular attention to social policies will be paid in 2016, too.

05.01.2016

Elderly support and protection system in Belarus by 2019
Elderly support and protection system in Belarus by 2019 In the coming three years, Belarus will create a system of protection and support for the elderly, said January 5, the President of Belarus visiting the boarding house for war and labor veterans Svitanak, in the Minsk region.  The issue of rented apartments was raised in this connection. Alexander Lukashenko demanded to bring order in this matter. This is a relevant issue these days since there are cases when the so-called black realtors actually take away apartments from the elderly.
Alexander Lukashenko talking with veterans in Svitanak rest home
Belarus President promises elderly protection system in three years The system of protection and support for the elderly should be definitively established for three years, stated President of Belarus on January 5 visiting a home for war and labor veterans Svitanok in the village of Treskovschina, Minsk district. This social facility was opened on the basis of the resort with the same name, which was renovated from 2004 to 2010. Alexander Lukashenko familiarized himself with the facility and the elderly's living conditions.

04.01.2016

Belarusians celebrate New Year 2016 Millions of Belarusians traditionally met the first seconds of the New Year at holiday tables, and then many went to breathe fresh frosty air. Especially because the promised snow finally fell. Thousands of citizens took to the streets together to meet 2016. Watch video in this article to feel the atmosphere of New Year in Belarusian streets.

03.01.2016

Yanka Kupala memorial sign unveiled in Ashdod
Yanka Kupala memorial sign unveiled in Ashdod The memory of the prominent Belarusian writer Yanka Kupala was immortalized in Israel. A memorial sign has been unveiled at Yanka Kupala Square in Ashdod. This is a joint initiative of the Embassy of Belarus in Israel and the local branch of All-Israeli association of immigrants from Belarus. This is the second sculpture perpetuating the memory of the great Belarusian poet abroad. The first monument was erected in New York.
CTV channel marks 15th anniversary January 1, 2016
CTV channel marks 15th anniversary January 1, 2016 The CTV channel 1 January marked the 15th birthday. On January 1, 2001, the first news release, then a city-wide one, came on air. The modern CTV is two television buttons, an Internet portal and thousands of views on the largest internet sources. You can read, hear and watch the CTV channel 24/7 from anywhere in the world. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the CTV staff.
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz turns 70 on January 3
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz turns 70 on January 3 Metropolitan of the Minsk-Mogilev Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz turned 70 today, on January 3. On the day of his birth, the main Catholic bishop of Belarus had two masses in the Archcathedral of Blessed Virgin Mary in Minsk.
Alexander Lukashenko confers awards For Spiritual Revival
Alexander Lukashenko confers awards For Spiritual Revival Alexander Lukashenko has conferred awards For Spiritual Revival. This prestigious prize is awarded annually by the head of state on the eve of Christmas. In 2015 five nominees were awarded. Among the winners is the team of authors of the department of criminal and executive law of the Internal Affairs Academy and Belarusian radio (they created the book-requiem "Live and Remember"), the staff of the National Art Museum and the republican scientific and practical centre Mother and Child.
CTV's presenter Sergei Kanashits wins presidential award
CTV channel presenter Sergei Kanashits wins presidential award Journalist, coach and presenter of the TV program Sports Week on the CTV channel Sergei Kanashits will receive a special prize of the President "Belarusian Sports Olympus".  The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko.
President Lukashenko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates CTV channel on 15th anniversary President of the Republic of BelarusTo employees of the closed joint-stock company Capital Television Dear friends! I congratulate you on the 15th anniversary of the start of the television broadcast. Over these years, the channel has grown into a fully fledged media agency of the national level. It boasts a wide audience thanks to which it has deservedly gained recognition.
Belarus President's New Year address 2016
Belarus President's New Year address 2016 Dear compatriots, New Year is called a fairytale holiday for a reason. It transforms the world around us, brings a wonderful atmosphere of celebration. Everything that seemed drab and dull suddenly starts shining with brightness. At this moment we understand how important it is to love and appreciate life, how beautiful and interesting the life is, and how unique its every moment is.

02.01.2016

Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic: Dream in a big way and never give up Today we have an interview with Australian motivational speaker, supporter and writer Nick Vujicic, who was born with a rare genetic disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Nick Vujicic:Hi, Belarus. Egor, thank you for inviting me to this interview.

30.12.2015

Belarus President visits new maternity hospital in Minsk's City Hospital No.5
Belarus President visits new maternity hospital in Minsk's City Hospital No.5 Belarus will not spare money when it comes to children and mothers, said today, on December 30, the Belarus President visiting a new maternity hospital on the basis of City Clinical Hospital No5.  It will be the most modern and the largest in the capital. During one year, about 6,000 mothers will give birth to kids here. The latest equipment allows providing specialized care for premature babies and babies with abnormalities. 
Infant mortality in Belarus down 2.5 times in 2005-2015
Infant mortality in Belarus down 2.5 times in 2005-2015 No matter how difficult the economic situation is Belarus will not save on children and mothers, said President Alexander Lukashenko on December 30 during a visit to city clinical hospital No5 in Minsk, BelTA informs. Alexander Lukashenko noted that, if necessary, in Belarus will reduce funding for public programs. "But we will never be greedy when it comes to children and those who give birth. We must ensure they have everything," stressed the President.
Yevgeny Markevich, the only professional male weaver of Belarus
Yevgeny Markevich, the only professional male weaver of Belarus 500 towels, tens of curtains and 3 kilometers of linen. This is a personal record of Yevgeny Markovich, the only professional male weaver in Belarus, and a surgeon. The master restored with his own hands a few machines and now trains those who are willing to continue Belarusian weaving traditions. Now he's the only guy in Belarus who is professionally engaged in weaving.
"Hold on to the clouds": New project of BelarusFilm studio
Hold on to the Clouds: BelarusFilm's new project Streets in Minsk, its houses and brochures have already become permanent scenery for numerous films and TV series. The city serves as a huge film set. According to unofficial data, over the last year Minsk has served as a film set for more than 30 projects. National Airport Minsk once again became a venue for filming. The studio BelarusFilm is filming a series "Hold on to the Clouds" directed by Roman Gapanyuk, who is also author of family dramas "Special case" and "Infallible remedy".

29.12.2015

2016 declared Year of Culture in Belarus
2016 declared Year of Culture in Belarus 2016 has been declared Year of Culture in Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarus President.  The document is intended to bring together the intellectual and spiritual forces of society to meet the challenges of socio-economic development, preservation of historical and cultural heritage. In 2016, Belarus will focus on the development of folk traditions, instillation of love for the Fatherland as well as support for creative initiatives.
State Security Committee gives New Year presents to kids with disabilities
State Security Committee gives New Year presents to kids with disabilities The campaign Our Children continues to give warmth and care to young Belarusians and unites a growing number of those concerned. On December 29, KGB officers visited students of the Minsk center of medical rehabilitation of children with neuropsychiatric diseases. The children prepared a theatrical performance for guests. Each child received a package of sweets. The KGB also gave the medical institution specialized children's furniture.
Viktor Lukashenko took takes part in campaign Our Children
Viktor Lukashenko took takes part in campaign Our Children The campaign Our Children continues to give warmth and care to young Belarusians these days.   These kids are waiting for the New Year holidays like a miracle and waiting for guests. Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin became a Santa Claus for these children. He brought them sweets and festive mood. The children prepared a special performance.

28.12.2015

Belarus President urges interior to combat increasing hooliganism
Belarus President urges interior to combat increasing hooliganism The Belarus President has met today with the Minister of Internal Affairs to hear out the report about the results of the ministry's work in 2015. The officials discussed need to reduce street crime, as well as keep street patrolling practices. After all, protection of people has always been the main task of police officers.   
Belarus' well-being depends on specific people's success, Alexander Lukashenko says presenting state awards
Belarus' well-being depends on specific people's success, Alexander Lukashenko says presenting state awards The Belarus President has presented state awards today to over 40 Belarusians. They are the military, doctors, teachers, farmers, and workers of culture and sports.
Alexander Lukashenko, Valentin Sukalo discuss Belarusian judicial system
Alexander Lukashenko, Valentin Sukalo discuss Belarusian judicial system The justice process must be a modern and conform to international standards. The Belarusian President and Chairman of the Supreme Court talked over the judicial system and plans for the coming years on December 28.  Belarus has been conducting in recent years a judicial reform, which affects the work of courts, judicial authorities and forensic examination. Among the innovations is that the Investigative Committee was given a separate status. The economic and general courts have been united.
Belarus continues charity campaign Our Children
Belarus continues pre-New Year charity campaign Our Children Holiday for each child. Belarus continues the charity marathon Our Children. Politicians, public figures, businessmen and artists are visiting children's homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers during the winter holidays.  Besides the sweet gifts children, who are without parental care or living in large and low-income families, are also given computer equipment and toys, clothing and footwear, furniture and sports equipment. But most importantly, this is done to surround children with love, care and attention.

27.12.2015

Belarusian healthcare system more effective than that of Russia, USA
Belarusian healthcare system more effective than that of Russia, USA Belarusian health care system works better than that in the United States and Russia, according to the American agency Bloomberg. The rankings takes into account 2015 data and includes countries with a population of more than 5 million. The experts also took into account the purchasing power and longevity. Hong Kong became the leader of the list. In the first five are also Singapore, Israel, Spain and South Korea. Belarus is in 47th position.
Dmitry Lukashenko, with family, visits children's orphanage No.6 in Minsk
Dmitry Lukashenko, with family, visits children's orphanage No.6 in Minsk On December 26, chairman of the Presidential Sports Club Dmitry Lukashenko visited the capital's children's home No6. Together with his family, he enjoyed the children's New Year performance. Santa Claus and the magical characters offered kids funny games, showed New Year's performance and, of course, and performed circle dances.
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Metropolitan of Minsk-Mogilev Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church
2015 Christmas again reflects interfaith peace in Belarus Catholics around the world celebrated Christmas on December 25. This is one of the most important religious dates. Church services all over Belarus began late on December 24. The main mass, according to tradition, was held at the Arch-Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The doors of the church are open to everyone, reiterated in his December 25 sermon Metropolitan of Minsk-Mogilev Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz. The Archbishop stressed that Christmas is a common holiday for all Christians.
Sergei Borisyuk has been relieved of the post of Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus
Belarus State Customs Committee to change Deputy Chairman Another staffing decision in Belarus. Sergei Borisyuk has been relieved of the post of Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko.

24.12.2015

December's absolute weather record broken in Belarus
December's absolute weather record broken in Belarus Abnormal December. Unprecedentedly high temperatures this month stike Belarusians! Nature has already responded to such abnormal weather, with buds on the trees in winter and some birds deciding to stay for the winter.     Daytime highs are updated daily.  The absolute record of +10,3°C of December 5, 1961 has been broken.   Such temperature is typical for our latitudes in April.
President Lukashenko hails Belarusian kids' solidarity with Ukrainians
President Lukashenko hails Belarusian kids' solidarity with Ukrainians A remarkable and large-scale charity holiday united 2,500 children in the Palace of the Republic December 24. The New Year tree festival gathered children from large families, orphans and winners of creative competitions. By tradition, President Alexander Lukashenko shared the New Year mood with children. These are kids who need special care and the cleverest in the country. A particular group is those who particularly lack attention in these festive days - orphans. 
Belarusian Catholics to celebrate Christmas on night of December 24-25
Belarusian Catholics to celebrate Christmas on night of December 24-25 On the night of December 24 to 25, the Catholic world will meet the most important Christian holiday - Christmas. For now believers follow the most strict fasting - Christmas Eve.  According to tradition, it ends with the appearance of the first evening star in the sky. The faithful are preparing very carefully for Christmas decorating their houses and preparing gifts for relatives and loved ones.
State Control Committee officials visit Zhdanovichi orphanage
Belarusian officials give New Year gifts to orphans Officers of the State Control Committee have visited the Zhdanovichi orphanage as part of the nationwide campaign Our Children on December 24. Now this facility is home to 30 children with peculiarities of psycho-physical development. Generally these are small children left without parental care. In honor of the holiday the kids have prepared a colorful New Year's performance with songs, recitals and traditional Christmas dances. The children were given sweets and a TV set. 

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