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10.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Whatever views you have you can create and express your point of view in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: Whatever views you have you can create and express your point of view in Belarus The important and welcome news was the Nobel Prize in Literature for Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich. Svetlana Aleksievich, winner of Nobel Prize 2015 in Literature:[they asked me] where I am from. I said Belarus. So they said: "Oh, Lukashenko, Domracheva." I would like Belarusians to be proud of themselves, because I was not alone doing it. These are my heroes, parents, grandfather, great-grandfather, who studied with Yakub Kolas. This is the accumulation of humanities.

08.10.2015

Svetlana Aleksievich, Nobel Prize winner: I want Belarusians to be proud of themselves
Svetlana Aleksievich, Nobel Prize winner: I want Belarusians to be proud of themselves October 8, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences called the name of the new winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Writer Svetlana Aleksiyevich won Belarus' first Nobel prize. All in all, 14 female writers won the Nobel Prize. 
Belarus detains 550 trespassers of border with EU since January 2015
Belarus detains 550 trespassers of border with EU since January 2015 Since early 2015, Belarus has arrested 550 violators of border with the EU. The State Border Committee of Belarus notes that the main burden falls on the Baltic region, where the number of curbed violation attempts soared almost 2.5 times.  The majority of violators are migrants from Vietnam, Georgia and Afghanistan. Also, representatives of India, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria increasingly often try to cross the Belarus-EU border illegally. The border with Latvia is of particular interest among violators too. 
Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich gets Nobel Prize in Literature
Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich gets Nobel Prize in Literature In the Swedish capital Stockholm on October 8 there was announced the name of the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. For the first time the award was given to a citizen of Belarus - writer Svetlana Aleksievich.  Earlier this week, the Nobel Prize was awarded in the fields of medicine, physics and chemistry. The next winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced tomorrow, October 9. The award ceremony for all winners traditionally takes place on December 10, on the day of the death of Alfred Nobel. The amount of the award is $953,000.

07.10.2015

Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology
Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology Belarus has entered the age of personalized medicine. On October 7 the President of Belarus attended the ceremony to open the National center of positron emission tomography (PET). It will be open in Borovlyany near Minsk, at the National Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after Alexandrov. The growth of cancer illnesses is observed in all European countries, including Belarus. Belarus in recent years has managed to reduce mortality from this dreadful disease.

06.10.2015

Marianna Shchetkina, chairwoman of Belarusian Women's Union
Over 77,000 families with many children registered in Belarus The House of Press hosted a round table attended by prominent Belarusian ladies: representative of the Belarusian Union of Women, officials, writers and journalists. The participants discussed social support and spiritual education of future generations. "Strong family means strong state" was the motto of today's event in Belarus. The birth rate in Belarus has been growing since 2004, and in 2007 the number of newborns for the first time in many years exceeded 100,000. Since then, this figure has been only growing.

05.10.2015

University of the Third Age in Belarus
University of the Third Age in Belarus Belarus celebrated the International Day of Older Persons last week. The correspondent of the program Week on the CTV decided to find out what is the charm of the "elegant" age. The First Bell and a solemn ceremony. Grandparents have not brought here their grandchildren... They came here to study themselves. This unusual university opened this week in Zhodino. This student is over 80! She is a teacher with half a century of experience. Tatiana Bondarenko, pensioner:I cannot just sit idle doing nothing. I love it here.
Belarus parliament opens 2015 autumn session: agenda
Belarus parliament opens 2015 autumn session: agenda Last week, there began the eighth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. All attention is now focused on the draft budget of Belarus for 2016. MPs themselves are aiming for a balance in the economic development and innovation.   The Finance Ministry began work on the draft in the spring. And still deputies consult with financiers every day and make additions.
Prayer for Belarus: ceremony at the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk
Prayer for Belarus: ceremony at the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk This week the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk hosted an incredibly beautiful and symbolic "Prayer for Belarus". It so happened that our country was constantly at the intersection of all the world's wars. These winds of history scattered Belarusians around the world. Many of them never returned home. Last Friday, 7 capsules with earth from places where Belarusians died during WWII were brought to Belarus.  The symbolism of candles lit in the Church of All Saints on Friday was obvious: peace is fragile. 

04.10.2015

The only artist in Belarus who uses Chinese painting technique
The only artist in Belarus who uses Chinese painting technique Instead of a paper canvas she uses rice paper, brushes from pheasant feathers and a bear fur, and even drawing ink, which does not fade for centuries. It these materials a painter from Grodno uses. She is the only person in Belarus who has mastered a special technique of Chinese painting. Marina Elyashevich has been painting unique pictures for more than three years. She was awarded a special stamp directly from Chinese teachers, which only true masters of this art can get.  Please watch video for more details.
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Prayer for Belarus ceremony
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Prayer for Belarus ceremony With prayers for Belarus. Hundreds of the faithful gathered on October 2 at the walls of the Minsk Church of All Saints. Representatives of almost all religious denominations - Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims - were present. For decades, they have co-existed peacefully in our land. Taking part in the ceremony was the President, Alexander Lukashenko. In the center of the crypt stood a lamp with Holy Fire from Jerusalem. The Belarus President used it to light a memorial candle.

02.10.2015

http://www.ctv.by/ya-shagayu-po-strane-dokumentalnyy-film-stv-o-belarusi-2-seriya  «Я шагаю по стране». Документальный фильм СТВ о Беларуси. 2 серия. Белорусские врачи и политика в области здоровья и здравоохранения   «Быстрее, выше, сильнее!». Мы живее в стране, в которой легендарный олимпийский девиз можно услышать даже на обычном стадионе. Недаром же говорят, что движение – это жизнь. Наверное, именно поэтому на велодорожках Беларуси так оживленно даже по будням, а ледовые площадки популярны и летом. Наш
Belarus’ doctors and health care policy. CTV's documentary "I Am Walking Across The Country" Faster, higher, stronger! We live in the country where the legendary Olympic motto can be heard even on an ordinary stadium. Not without reason it is said, life is movement. Perhaps, that’s why Belarus’ bicycle lanes are so busy even on weekdays and ice rinks are so popular in the summer. Our health is in our hands. But there is a reliable safety net. The documentary "I Am Walking Across The Country" goes about doctors, about those who are said all over the world - "They work wonders".
Vitebsk surgeons transplant 73-year-old patient's aorta
Vitebsk surgeons transplant 73-year-old patient's aorta Transplant surgeons from Vitebsk have made a real breakthrough. They transplanted aorta. Previously, it was done only in Minsk.Vitebsk surgeons saved the life of a 73-year-old patient who was admitted to the regional hospital in serious condition. Eight years ago, he got an artificial aortic prosthesis. But a few years later, his body began to reject it and only a donor artery was needed. The patient received the biological material. The man is now in a stable condition.
The brightest pages of Belarusian science. CTV's documentary "I am Walking Across the Country"
The brightest pages of Belarusian science. CTV's documentary "I am Walking Across the Country" I am walking across the country that conquers space and creates unique automobiles, grows gems that win hearts of millions of fashionistas all over the world and conquers the virtual world in high-tech tanks, fights for health and is ready to breed intelligent birds. We will flip through the brightest pages of Belarusian science and learn how these events changed our lives.

01.10.2015

Vocational education system working smoothly in Belarus, deputy premier Natalia Kochanova says
Vocational education system working smoothly in Belarus, deputy premier Natalia Kochanova says October 1 Minsk brought together teachers and masters of vocational training institutions for a ceremony to honor the best graduates. The vocational training system in Belarus is 75 years old. This is the main source of staff for Belarus' real economy. Our country, in contrast to neighboring countries, did not break this system but on the contrary tried to give it a new impetus.   
IT specialist: I like the current situation in Belarus Svyatoslav Pankratov, programmer: In my particular case, the development of games is a dream job. Belarus has a lot of IT companies and a lot of them develop videogames. In principle, there are very, very successful developers. Everyone in the world knows Belarusian tanks. There are plenty of gaming products around the world, in which Belarusian brains were involved. It is very cool.
Minsk hosting international scientific conference Innovations in Mechanical Engineering
Minsk hosting international scientific conference Innovations in Mechanical Engineering Unmanned machines, hybrid vehicles, and the widespread introduction of gas engines. Minsk is hosting the International Scientific Conference "Innovations in engineering." More than a hundred reports of scientists are devoted to the improvement of technological processes, innovations and latest developments. According to representatives of the machine-building giants, the future belongs to IT technologies, intelligent systems and higher speeds. For example, Belarusians are ready to offer a dumper with a remote control.

30.09.2015

Students about presidential election in Belarus: Our vote may become decisive
Students about presidential election in Belarus: Our vote may become decisive Yevgeny Shukov, student of Belarusian State University, designer: I am 23, I dream to open my own computer graphics studio. I think that an artist can change the world, because he creates either using a graphic tablet or brushes and pencils. Today, young artists have a chance to become famous, important. To do this, they need to develop and, of course, show their worth in various aspects of social life, participate in competitions. I believe that it is important to go to the polls because your vote may become decisive.
Mother of many children Natalia Nadolskaya: Casting my vote I choose future for my children
Mother of many children about Belarus presidential election 2015 Natalia Nadolskaya, mother of many children:
Belarusian bus driver: My vote determines the fate of my child, my family and the country
Belarusian bus driver: My vote determines the fate of my child, my family and the country Vitaly Evdokimenko: I am 23 years old, I have a family, a wife, and a child. I work at bus park No2of Minsk. I love my profession. My main task is to deliver passengers in any weather, at any time to their desired point. Passengers are satisfied with our buses, our transport. Salary suits me. Salary depends on how much you work.If you want to earn more, just work more and you'll be richer.
CTV's documentary I Am Walking Across The Country. Part 1. Geopolitics
Belarus' geopolitics. CTV's documentary I Am Walking Across The Country To know a person, it is necessary to eat a peck of salt with them. In order to find out a country, you must be born, grow up and live there. Belarus, a country that is only 25 years old, learned to stand on its own feet and walk on its own. Of course, not without hitches. But note that this happened after a huge split in the family, the Soviet Union, which Belarusians still remember. 

29.09.2015

My Minsk. Symbols of Space and Time exhibition underway in Minsk
Art exhibition "My Minsk. Symbols of Space and Time" underway in Minsk The canvas of Belarusian Salvador Dali's as a gift to beloved city. Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets was given a picture of the Belarusian artist Viktor Alshevsky at a ceremony held in the Mikhail Savitsky gallery on September 29. This exclusive picture is one of the works from a series of paintings called "Column of Glory." It depicts the symbol of the capital - the Memorial Church of All Saints and in memory of innocent victims in our Fatherland.
Honorary Consul of France presents Brest with Jacob Balgley’s pictures
Honorary Consul of France presents Brest with Jacob Balgley’s pictures On September 28, the Museum of Brest City History was enriched with two unique exhibits - the original paintings of the famous French artist Jacob Balgley born in Brest-Litovsk. The paintings were presented by the Honorary Consul of France in Belarus Leonid Staetsky. He specially bought them at his own expense to return the works of art to their homeland. It is the first time the original works of the artist have been presented in Brest. Mainly, the originals are exhibited in France.

28.09.2015

TV program What's Going On: Refugees in Europe and Belarus
TV program What's Going On: Refugees in Europe and Belarus Today's experts: - Head of the Representative Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Belarus Zeynal Hajiyev; - Deputy Head of the Department for Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Tatura; - Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Dean of BSU Faculty of International Relations Victor Shadursky; - Member of the Council of the Republic Igor Marzalyuk;
Belarus tops CIS vehicles per capita rating
Belarus tops CIS vehicles per capita rating. What cars do Belarusians prefer? Last week, Belarus traditionally celebrated the World Day Without a Car. It is noticeable that the number of cars in Belarus is growing. Sergei Varivoda, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Automobile Association:Three cars in the courtyard. I remember the number - load on country roads. The traffic was intense if more than 9 cars were seen per 1 kilometer.
"We want a safe place to live." Refugees from the Middle East rushing to the EU
"We want a safe place to live." Refugees from the Middle East rushing to the EU Serbia is a transit country for refugees making their way into the European Union. Our special correspondent Ilona Volynets watched the attempts to break through the border to Croatia. On ships, trains, buses and on foot. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have decided to find their way to a better life. Abdul, like most boys of his age, loves football. But one can't play it to the sound of bullets.

27.09.2015

Tajik family in Belarus
How does Belarus cope with influx of refugees? A wave of migrants from the Middle East has not touched Belarus but our country is also hosting refugees. The majority of them come from Ukraine and other places of the FSU.  This Chechen woman with three children and a disabled husband has been living at the Brest railway station for a week. She several times "storms" the border with the European Union. Lisa Osmalova:We live at the station, we spend nights and eat. And every morning we buy return tickets.
Darya Domracheva donates funds raised by Race of Legends to Belarusian children's hospice
Darya Domracheva donates funds raised by Race of Legends to Belarusian children's hospice Belarusian star biathlete Darya Domracheva transferred funds from the sale of tickets for Race of Legends for the construction of Children's Hospice. On September 12 Raubichi hosted truly historic races in which former stars of the world biathlon featured. The symbolic ceremony was held in Borovlyany, where the three-time Olympic champion and winner of the Big Crystal Globe gathered all those who believe that if a child cannot be cured, it does not mean that they cannot be helped. 
CTV channel visit Spartak confectionary On the eve of its 15th anniversary the CTV channel continues to visit the best enterprises of Belarus. On 25 September the CTV staff visited one of the sweetest places in Belarus! We are talking about the confectionery Spartak, based in Gomel. Every third candy sold in Belarus is a native of that city.

24.09.2015

CTV Channel visiting OAO Savushkin Produkt
CTV channel on a tour of Brest-based dairy maker Savushkin Produkt The economic effect of modernization undertaken in the Brest region this year amounts to almost BYR2 trillion. This was possible thanks to competent management at a number of enterprises in the region. Including Savushkin Produkt. The new system of work allowed expanding the geography of deliveries. My colleagues could see this in person. Journalists and top management of the CTV channel went to Brest. Anastasia Benedisyuk found much in common in the profession and a reporter and an employee of a food enterprise.
European Heritage Days to open in Minsk 24 September
European Heritage Days to open in Minsk 24 September European Heritage Days will be opened today, on September 24, in Minsk. The program includes an exhibition of retro cars, an art fair, a graffiti exhibition, performances by poets and musicians, as well as the tour of the historic suburb Lyakhovka. European Heritage Days is a large-scale cultural event, which is carried out by states that are parties to the European Cultural Convention. Each year, member states promote their own topics of this international project. Belarus has decided to devote this day to industrial heritage.

23.09.2015

Belarusian national information space fully performs its constitutional duty
Belarusian national information space fully performs its constitutional duty What information is in the 21st century, how to convey to the audience the position, where the line of objectivity goes? About 150 journalists, editors, columnists and reporters from all over Belarus gathered for a forum on September 23. The forum "Common vision for the future. Journalism: Business of the young" discussed the problems and prospects of the profession.
EaP countries discusses young people support program How can the state help young people? Experts from Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine were looking for the answer to this question. Representatives of the Eastern Partnership countries discussed the program of support for young people and got familiar with Belarusian policy in this direction.  In particular, foreign visitors noted the role of the Belarusian Institute for Training and Retraining of Civil Servants and Professionals Working with Young People - the only one in the former Soviet Union.  

20.09.2015

All-China Youth Federation visits Brest Fortress
All-China Youth Federation visits Brest Fortress "Belarus is a country of friendship and national reconciliation." Such was the motto of the meeting of the Chinese delegation with Belarusian boys and girls. Brest was visited by representatives of one of the largest organizations of the world - All-China Youth Federation uniting more than 300 million people.  Belarusian and Chinese youth discussed such topics as support to gifted children, joint projects and, of course, historical memory.
Belarus' Polotsk joins European Mobility Week
Belarus' Polotsk joins European Mobility Week Residents of Polotsk offered to discuss a city mobility plan. This is a kind of strategy for the development of transport infrastructure: from the creation of bicycle paths to the massive construction of new interchanges and roads. The project was developed by experts specifically for the European Mobility Week. Vladimir Katorets, bus driver (Vitebsk):Driving professionalism is a very big factor in our business, given our traffic situation, you need to match this level.

16.09.2015

8th international plasma physics conference opens in Minsk
8th international plasma physics conference opens in Minsk Foreign scientists appreciate the level of Belarusian schools for the study of plasma physics, claim participants of the 8th international scientific conference devoted to this area. Interest is very high in plasma physics today, and its practical application is constantly expanding. It is an essential element in the development of microelectronics, medicine and agriculture. The total market for plasma technologies is estimated at nearly $4 trillion, and is second only to the market of the chemical industry.
Youth of Belarus: How to find and support talents?
Youth of Belarus: How to find and support talents? The year 2015 was declared the Year of Youth in Belarus. Every fourth citizen of our country are people aged 14 to 31. These are people who under the law belong to the youth. What is the present and future of the youth in Belarus? This was the topic of the talk show "Such is the fate" on the CTV channel.
Belarus hosting conference on Council of Europe's legal standards
Belarus hosting conference on Council of Europe's legal standards Biomedicine and protection of national minorities. Belarus is hosting a conference on legal standards, the system of agreements and conventions of the Council of Europe. Taking part in it are European experts, representatives of the Belarusian government agencies and legal communities. The conference participants discuss the mechanisms of development and signing of Council of Europe conventions, as well as the procedure for accession of non-member states to these instruments. Special attention will be paid to the fight against domestic violence.
Coin collectors international conference held in Belarus September 15
Coin collectors' international conference held in Belarus September 15 How much does money cost? Numismatists know exactly. Specialists from Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Slovakia gathered on September 15 in Minsk for an international conference. Belarusian collectors presented their achievements and the latest editions of coins issued by the National Bank of Belarus. Joseph Sudnik has been collecting coins since WWII. Today, the collector boasts more than three thousand coins of different eras and nations.
Kupala Theatre opens 95th season
Kupala Theatre opens 95th season Minsk is waiting for high-profile premieres. Yesterday in the evening, the Kupala Theatre opened its 95th season.  These walls are imbued with theatrical atmosphere. It's hard to believe that the first stone of this temple of Melpomene was laid back in 1890. However, the Kupala troupe came on the stage of this theater only after three decades. It was September 14, 1920 that is considered the starting point of the history of the theater. 

15.09.2015

Week of Peace underway in Minsk
Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All. Week of Peace underway in Minsk Belarus is preparing to celebrate the International Day of Peace. This week in Minsk was declared "peaceful": during the 7 days, there will be held a variety of events - from children's drawing competitions to meetings with veterans. Students, activists and NGOs - a few dozen people gathered in the center of Minsk. On September 15, Belarusians united in a desire to show the world how important peace is. The key role in the event was given to veterans of the Great Patriotic War. The requiem meeting began with the laying of flowers at the stela "Minsk - Hero City".
Two millionth Minsk resident to receive free apartment
Two millionth Minsk resident to receive free apartment The two millionth resident of Minsk will be presented an apartment! This was stated by Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meeting with women who became mothers on Minsk City Day (12 September 2015). On Saturday, September 12, 38 boys and 32 girls were born in the Belarus capital. Now 1,938,000 people live in Minsk. Andrei Shorets, Minsk Mayor:I urge all citizens of Minsk to improve demographic security in the country and increase the population of our beloved city.

14.09.2015

Belarusian schoolgirl wins creative competition in USA
Belarusian schoolgirl wins creative competition in USA A student of Volozhin's gymnasium No1 Diana Shargorodskaya became the winner of an international competition of creative projects that took place in the United States. Belarus submitted 400 applications, but only 40 made it into the finals. The topic of the competition was "Volunteering. Leadership. Agroecotourism." Winners could travel to the USA and live there during one month. Over this time they improved their foreign language and put their ideas on paper.

13.09.2015

Minsk, Tbilisi become sister cities
Minsk, Tbilisi become sister cities New vectors of old friendship. The heads of the two capitals, Minsk and Tbilisi, signed September 11 an agreement on twinning relations. Despite the fact that the partnership between the cities has existed for about twenty years, the new document is intended to strengthen cooperation in the economic, scientific-technical and cultural spheres. The mayor of Minsk Andrey Shorets supported the initiative of the Georgian partners to organize a large-scale gastronomic and cultural festival akin to Belarusian "Dazhynki."
Minsk marks 948th birthday September 12
Minsk marks 948th birthday September 12 The holiday continued in the Belarus capital, Minsk, late into the night. The eventful entertainment program was completed by a colorful fireworks display near the stela "Minsk - Hero City". The day began with traditional ceremonies to pay tribute to WWII victims. Veterans and top officials of Minsk laid flowers and wreaths near the obelisk.
Guinness World Record in Minsk: 300 people hold 45x90m Belarusian flag in October Square
Guinness World Record in Minsk: 300 people hold giant Belarusian flag in October Square (video) The largest Belarusian flag was unfolded in Minsk's October Square. The cloth measuring 45x90 meters was held three hundred people. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Guinness Book of Records, and all the details of the patriotic campaign will appear on its pages in the future releases.

09.09.2015

Belarusians' intellectual development level at over 99%
Belarusians' intellectual development level at over 99% Read. Write. Study. The level of intellectual development in Belarus is more than 99%. These are the data of the latest census. Anna Evseevna is 96, four years short of the 100th anniversary. Four years is exactly the number of years children study in elementary school. Anna still has problems writing.    Anna Sheveleva:What school? Grandma said I needed to feed pigs, milk cows, weave, plant potatoes, beets, and cabbage. That is what real school of life was about.
Belarus-banded stork seen around Sharm El Sheikh
Belarus-banded stork seen around Sharm El Sheikh A Belarusian bird flew to Egypt. A stork banded in Belarus was seen around Sharm el-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula. A flock of 10,000 banded birds was photographed by a local ornithologist. There was only one stork with a Belarusian band in that flock.  Belarusian storks often spend a break in these areas in early September when flying towards the south. After that break, Belarusian storks fly further south and spend winter in Saharan Africa, in Chad or Sudan. They even fly as far as South Africa.
Animaevka opens in Mogilev September 9
Animaevka festival opens in Mogilev September 9 Weather is not an obstacle to good and loud events in Mogilev. September 9 is the opening day of the International Festival Animation Pictures. Taking part in Animayovka are Australia, Greece, Israel, Mexico, Romania, South Korea and Japan. All in all, applications for the festival were received from 40 countries. In addition to competition screenings the festival will feature creative meetings with famous directors as well as exhibitions and theatrical performances.

08.09.2015

Problem of mass forced migration discussed at BSU International Relations Faculty in Minsk
Western, Belarusian experts discuss mass forced migration The problem of mass forced migration became a leitmotif of the meeting between Western European and Belarusian experts at the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarusian State University (BSU). The problem of migrants has become particularly acute in the past few years. The reason for that are armed conflicts in a number of countries. But, as time showed, Belarus is ready for such challenges. In 2014 Belarus took a large number of residents in the east of Ukraine, to whom the country provided assistance, job and housing.
Volunteers helping guards protect Belarus' state border
Volunteers helping guards protect Belarus' state border Belarusians are now able to participate in the protection of state borders with professional border guards. This is provided for by a new Presidential Decree. Volunteers have the right to check documents and inspect transportation within the border zone and beyond. Residents of the border village Adelsk Piotr Eysmont works at the border post almost every day. Piotr has been helping border guards for over 30 years.
International scientific conference kicks off on September 8 in Minsk
International scientific conference kicks off on September 8 in Minsk An international scientific conference kicked off on September 8 in Minsk. Academicians will focus on the study of the useful properties of germs. However, pest and weed control is just one of the topics of discussion.  Developments in the field of microbial biotechnology are actively used in Belarus' agriculture, industry and medicine.
Belarus Armed Forces Ensemble returns from France tour
Belarus Armed Forces Ensemble returns from France tour Belarusian marches sounded in France. The ensemble of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus has returned from a tour of the city that was glorified by Alexandre Dumas. Here the collective performed at the festival on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi invaders Bethune.

07.09.2015

Union of Writers chairman Nikolai Cherginets about modern Belarusian literature
Union of Writers chairman Nikolai Cherginets about modern Belarusian literature The program "Week" on the CTV spoke with the chairman of the Union of Writers of Belarus, Nikolai Cherginets, about writers and their readers, the state's role in the formation of the national literature and the role of books in the construction of the country.

06.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations Day of Belarusian Written Language. Today, the capital of the holiday - Shchuchin - receives numerous visitors. The celebration program started with an opening after the restoration of the Palace of the Drutsk-Lyubetsky Family. Now the 19th century building houses the Center of Children and Youth, a museum, and a conference room. This is a gift to the town and another successful project of public investment in culture and education.
Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time
Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time Gerard Depardieu is going to live in Belarus. The famous French actor voiced this intention in an interview with Le Figaro TV Magazine. He admitted that he wants to sell all his property in France and move to Belarus - to such an extent is he amazed by the beauty of our nature and people.
CTV channel visits shoe making holding company in Vitebsk
CTV channel visits shoe making holding company in Vitebsk Presenters and top managers and journalists of the CTV channel continue to travel the country's regions. The large-scale press tour was organized on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the TV channel as well as in the framework of the new TV season. Recently, the CTV channel has visited the largest shoemaking holding company in Vitebsk.

03.09.2015

EU, Brazil and the Vatican diplomats visit refugee families in Gomel region
EU, Brazil and the Vatican diplomats visit refugee families in Gomel region Immigrants from Syria found a new life in Belarus. Families forced to flee from the deadly threat in their home country are happy with peaceful heaven in Belarus. Sept. 3 diplomats from the EU, Brazil and the Vatican could see it in person. Representatives of diplomatic missions visited Syrian citizens in their new homes in Gomel in the framework of a United Nations project.
Jean Yves Bouchardy, representative of the High Commissioner for Refugees in Belarus
UN praises Belarus' work with Ukrainian immigrants Belarus has been thanked for the good deeds. The UN praised the work of Belarus with Ukrainian immigrants. In H1 2015 alone, more than 27,000 Ukrainian citizens officially arrived in Gomel Oblast. Every fourth of them has arrived from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of war-turn Ukraine. All who asked for help were assisted quickly in finding housing and job. The work has been praised: written thanks of the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have been delivered to Gomel.

02.09.2015

Sergei Ablameyko, rector of Belarusian State University: Fewer students want to leave Belarus now
Sergei Ablameyko, rector of Belarusian State University: Fewer students want to leave Belarus now This week's guest of the TV program Prostye Voprosy (Simple Questions) with Egor Khrustalev is Sergey Ablameyko, rector of the Belarusian State University, Doctor of Technical Sciences and Academician of the National Academy of Sciences. If you compare the amount of knowledge that my generation had to learn, it is quite different from the amount that today's young people have to soak up. What is the reason: has the total amount of knowledge increased or has information become more accessible?

01.09.2015

Ruslan Aslanov, Belarus' entry at 2015 Junior Eurovision: I want nothing less than a good result!
Ruslan Aslanov, Belarus' entry at 2015 Junior Eurovision: I want nothing less than a good result! Ruslan Aslanov will sing the song "Magic". He did not leave anyone indifferent at the Belarusian qualification for Junior Eurovision. Ruslan hopes that the same magic will work in the final of the international competition in Bulgaria.  Ruslan Aslanov is a student of a Minsk gymnasium and a music school (saxophone). He won third place at New Wave 2014. Also, the boy is a superfinalist of the second season of the TV project "The Voice. Children." During participation in that contest you chose the song Mama Knows Best. Why this one?
30 foreign students come to Minsk to study Belarusian language
30 foreign students come to Minsk to study Belarusian language However, now they still have a slight accent. Some 30 foreigners from Japan, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and other countries have come to Belarus to learn our native language. The architecture of the postwar period is what attracts Adam, one of the students from the Czech Republic.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Day of Knowledge
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Day of Knowledge September 1 Belarus marks Day of Knowledge. A new academic year began for 965,000 students, of which over 100,000 are first-graders. In general, it is nearly 20,000 students more than last year. The September 1 day traditionally starts with thematic lessons teaching them patriotism. Today Belarusian universities welcome freshmen for first lectures. Celebrations are held in all the universities of the country. President Alexander Lukashenko wished pupils, students, teachers, researchers and teachers happy Knowledge Day.

31.08.2015

Mikhail Myasnikovich visits new school in nuclear engineers' town Ostrovets Today, August 31, the new academic year began in gymnasium No.1 in Ostrovets. The school was built at the beginning of the year in a newly built town of nuclear scientists and engineers. Every classroom in school has an interactive board. It operates its own gym. Particular attention is paid to specialized education. In high school, students will be able to decide what special subjects they will be learning.
New social project in Minsk designed to help people with Down syndrome get normal job
New social project in Minsk designed to help people with Down syndrome get normal job A step forward! Belarusian doctors have learned to detect the so-called Solar children - those who are born with a genetic anomaly - at an early stage of pregnancy. Today, statistics is as follows: 1 in 2,000 children is born with an extra 47th chromosome. But their life is not doomed to shelters and clinics.
Alexander Lukashenko visits new school in Minsk to mark beginning of school year
Alexander Lukashenko visits new school in Minsk to mark beginning of school year September 1 Belarus will mark Knowledge Day. On August 31, schools all over Belarus held solemn "First Bell" ceremonies for first-graders and other schoolchildren to mark the beginning of the new school year. This is a true holiday not only for students, but also for their parents and teachers. There are about 965,000 schoolchildren in Belarus. President Alexander Lukashenko today went to the Kamennaya Gorka neighborhood of Minsk to partake in a ceremony to mark the start of school year in school No.56. 
Canadian Ashley Burnham wins Mrs Universe 2015 in Belarus
Canadian Ashley Burnham wins Mrs Universe 2015 in Belarus Actress and model Ashley Burnham from Canada won the title "Mrs Universe 2015". Ashley Burnham:I'm so proud that I can now say that I'm the new Mrs Universe 2015! I'm the first representative of my people to win the title! I'm also the first Canadian to win it! Ashley is a representative of one of the small local Indian tribes Cree.

28.08.2015

Peace March from Russia' Kursk reaches Belarus' Brest region
Peace March from Russia' Kursk reaches Belarus' Brest region Peace March was held in the Brest region. A delegation from the Kursk region has arrived in Brest. The participants of the international event - members of youth organizations - met with Belarusian guys. The meeting place - the memorial complex Brest Fortress - was not chosen accidentally: Kursk residents laid wreaths and flowers and handed the capsule with the earth from the villages destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. Throughout the way, participants visited the burial places of the war victims as well as the main attractions of Belarusian cities.
Belarusian children from low-income families to receive support ahead of new academic year On August 28 Minsk children from low-income families will be given school items as part of the nation-wide project promoting social equality among school children. The charity event designed to prepare kids for school started in Minsk in mid-July.  Anyone could join it. Minsk residents could donate any school items to collection points. In 2015, Belarusian activists collected thousands of office supplies: pens, notebooks, rulers, and other necessary attributes of school life. These gifts were enough to collect 260 bags for first-graders.

27.08.2015

CTV Channel's leading journalists and top management meet with Ivatsevichdrev staff
CTV Channel's leading journalists and top management meet with Ivatsevichdrev staff Television troops landed in the Brest region. On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the CTV Channel and the start of the new television season, the channel's top management, presenters and journalists went on a tour to visit a number of Belarusian towns. In the spotlight are first of all large Belarusian enterprises. The first one on the list is OAO Ivatsevichdrev. Our channel's representatives met with the company's team yesterday.
Stemp exposition Welcome to Belarus wins first place at world exhibition in Singapore
Stemp exposition Welcome to Belarus wins first place at world exhibition in Singapore Welcome to Belarus! An exhibition of stamps under that name took first place at the World Exhibition in Singapore. Our country has won first place in category B.  Competing in it were states producing up to 69 stamps a year. In total, 30 collections from around the world were competing in this class.

26.08.2015

Entire Belarus to be connected to e-school system
Entire Belarus to be connected to e-school system The entire Belarus will be connected to a single e-school system. On August 25, the Belarus Ministry of Education said that the project will be introduced in 2015 in several regions. A year later, almost all schools of Belarus will take part in the experiment. The project "Electronic School" is an online platform that provides access to various information services. These are e-zines, blogs and curriculum. In addition, each student receives a personal card. It combines the functions of bank payment cards and a universal electronic document.
Contenders for Mrs Universe 2015 title to be shown BelAZ
Contenders for Mrs Universe 2015 title to be shown BelAZ Mrs Universe 2015 will sit behind the wheel of Belarusian giant truck BelAZ. The contenders will be shown Belarusian dump trucks ahead of the contest.  The organizers want to introduce participants to the national achievements and culture of Belarus. BelAZ is one of those businesses that creates the image of Belarus in the international arena.

25.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Debureaucratization is the right way but don't forget about limits
Alexander Lukashenko: Debureaucratization is the right way but don't forget about limits Belarus will make serious changes to simplify procedures for obtaining licenses. This became known after the meeting hosted by the President. The Government proposes to adjust the legislation. Innovations will affect the duration of the permits and the number of documents one will need to obtain a license.

24.08.2015

How do forced migrants from Ukraine live in Belarus?
How do forced migrants from Ukraine live in Belarus? People in this story of the program Week on the CTV channel have just arrived from the south-eastern regions of Ukraine. Like many others, they fled instability and conflict that turned into armed confrontation. In the neighboring Belarus they found not only shelter, but the second home. Thank God, the life of the forced migrants is improving in Belarus.
Dushanbe to host CIS Youth Olympic movement competition August 24
Dushanbe to host CIS Youth Olympic movement competition August 24 Dushanbe will host an International Youth Olympiad involving CIS member states to determine the best knowledge of the Olympic Movement. Participants from Belarus, together with representatives of other countries, will undergo tests on the history of the Olympic movement in the ancient and modern world.  Then the participants will play mini-football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and chess.
Belarusian doctors develop unique recovery methods for children with disabilities
Belarusian doctors develop unique recovery methods for children with disabilities Belarusian doctors have developed unique methods of recovery for children with disabilities. Hundreds of children each year undergo an individual course of recovery in the Republican rehabilitation center. After rehabilitation according to a new method Maksim, who earlier had problems with the hand, is now thinking of becoming a professional footballer.     Maxim Golovatsky:I became more confident, I am recovering. My dream is to become a great football player.
Junior Eurovision 2015: Belarus' entry Ruslan Aslanov
Junior Eurovision 2015: Belarus' entry Ruslan Aslanov Ruslan Aslanov will represent Belarus at the Junior Eurovision, which is due in Sofia (Bulgaria) November 21. The 13-year-old will sing the song Magic. It is dedicated to "all those who stopped believing in magic and the magic of love, which helps to overcome all the difficulties of life." Seven solo artists, one duet and two bands fought for the right to take part in the contest. The winner was determined by viewers' voting and professional jury (50%/50%).

21.08.2015

Gazprom confirms focus on implementation of social projects in Belarus
Gazprom confirms focus on implementation of social projects in Belarus On August 21 Gazprom confirmed that the company focuses on the implementation of social projects in Belarus. More than 30 large families In Minsk got keys of their apartments.  Representatives of the city authorities and the company came to congratulate the happy tenants of the house in Ostrozhskikh Street. It was Gazprom that funded the construction.
Belarusian MPs discuss improvement of legislation on forced migration
Belarusian MPs discuss improvement of legislation on forced migration There has been a significant increase in the number of people who apply for international protection in Belarus. Issues of improvement of the legislation on forced migration were discussed on August 21 by the Council of the Republic. Taking part in the meeting were also several ministries and departments as well as public organizations. 
Belarus to buy about 100 school buses prior to new academic year
Belarus to buy about 100 school buses prior to new academic year By September 1, about a hundred school buses will be bought in Belarus. Of these, 10 will be given to each region by the Development Bank in line with a special action program. In turn, the Belarusian traffic police are conducting a survey of all organizations providing transportation services to schoolchildren. The police check condition of school buses and their routes as well as instruct drivers on peculiarities of transporting children.

20.08.2015

Experts urge to cancel home tasks in Belarusian schools
Experts urge to cancel home tasks in Belarusian schools In school without stress. Education experts urge Belarusian education authorities to allow school students to spend more time on physical education. To this end, they offer to cancel home tasks at school in the future. This will enhance the effectiveness of school education and reduce the burden that often does not correspond to norms. Not every child spends less than two and a half hours to do homework.
Belarus and China to jointly train journalists
Belarus and China to jointly train journalists Belarus and China will work together to train journalists. This was discussed in the main university of Belarus, the Belarusian State University. High school students from China got familiar with Belarus' education on August 19. Over ten days almost fifty students from China have visited Belarus for recuperation. The BSU today trains more than 2.5 thousand foreign students. A third of them are young people from China. The majority after graduating continue to study for higher degrees.

19.08.2015

Belarus Interior Ministry notes calm, peaceful atmosphere during presidential election
Belarus Interior Ministry notes calm, peaceful atmosphere during presidential election In connection with the presidential elections in Belarus, police and Interior Ministry troops will be on high alert from 5 to October 12. All polling stations will be patrolled 24/7 after the ballots are received. On the whole, public order protection will be especially tight. The Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that law enforcement agencies are fully prepared for an adequate response to any challenge during the 2015 presidential campaign. Emergency Ministry will also be on alert.
Orthodox Belarusians celebrate Savior of the Apple Feast Day August 19
Orthodox Belarusians celebrate Savior of the Apple Feast Day August 19 The first harvest of apples is being consecrated today on August 19 all over Belarus. Orthodox believers celebrate "The Transfiguration of the Lord." This holiday, one of the major for Christians, is associated with the events described in the Gospel, when Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor revealed to his disciples, Peter, John and Jacob, his divine essence. The first written information about the celebration of Transfiguration date back to the 4th-5th centuries AD, when Christianity became the state religion in the Roman Empire.
Belarusian-Chinese sister cities develop roadmap to deepen trade, economic cooperation
Belarusian-Chinese sister cities develop roadmap to deepen trade, economic cooperation Sister regions of Belarus and China have developed a roadmap to deepen trade and economic cooperation. Today in Beijing, the working group on inter-regional trade and economic cooperation have identified priority joint projects as well as promising directions. Participants of the meeting also discussed the important issues of interregional trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, the implementation of the agreements reached during the Belarus-China regional business forum in Minsk.
Alexei Klimovich, spokesman for the Investigative Committee of Belarus
Minsk spice traders charged Minsk spice merchants have been charged. Investigation of the criminal case against the organizers of the three illegal Internet shopping has completed. There are nine defendants in the case, including five organizers. The young people were engaged in the spread of psychotropics on the web.

18.08.2015

Belarus' Gennady Karatkevich wins Google Code Jam competition
Belarus' Gennady Karatkevich wins Google Code Jam competition Belarusian Gennady Karatkevich took first place in the competition of sports programming Google Code Jam, the final of which was held August 14 and 15 in Seattle, reads the website of the competition In the final, Gennady Karatkevich solved 5 of 6 tasks spending on them 3 hours 59 minutes. In terms of the number of points he outplayed the top 25 developers from 13 countries. As a prize he will receive 15,000 dollars and will automatically be able to participate in the Google Code Jam finals next year.
President Lukashenko donates home-grown vegetables to children in orphanage, rest home
President Lukashenko donates home-grown vegetables to children in orphanage, rest home Potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, melons, and watermelons. The first batch of the harvest from the fields of the official residence of the President of Belarus Drozdy arrived August 18 at Minsk's rest home and and Children's Town of the Leninsky district of Minsk. The President's youngest son Nikolai Lukashenko delivered environmentally friendly products grown by him and his father. 
Alexander Lukashenko hearing out report from education minister Mikhail Zhuravkov
State to help Belarusian children from poor families prior to new school year The education system of Belarus is ready for the new academic year, education minister Mikhail Zhuravkov told the Belarusian President. All repairs planned prior to September 1, the beginning of school year in Belarus, will be completed and all children will get full sets of textbooks. Special equipment has been installed in some physics and chemistry classrooms. Moreover, the increasing number of Belarusian towns purchase buses to transport kids to and from school.
Belarusian surgeons create unique method of treatment of children's esophageal burns
Belarusian surgeons create unique method of treatment of children's esophageal burns Belarusian surgeons have discovered a unique method of treating burns of the esophagus. In general, experts call this problem one of the most pressing in children's surgery. Belarusian equipment and technology has become one of the best in the former Soviet space. Christina received burns of the esophagus after a few sips of alkali. Kristina Shpak:I did not know what was in that bottle. I was four years old. I thought it was lemonade and drank it. First it was quite OK but then my mouth began to burn.
Yuri Albers, head coach of Belarus' national biathlon team
Race of Legends biathlon festival to be a charitable event Money raised from the sale of tickets for the sports festival "Race of legends - the stars of biathlon for peace" will go to charity. Event organizers will direct the earned funds to build the children's hospice in the Minsk region. Over two dozen biathletes having various titles have already announced their participation in the competition, due in Raubichi on September 12.

17.08.2015

Funeral ceremony for People's Artist Sergei Zhuravel held in Minsk
Funeral ceremony for People's Artist Sergei Zhuravel held in Minsk A farewell ceremony for the People's Artist of Belarus Sergei Zhuravel was held in Minsk. The memorial service was held at the Yanka Kupala Theater. Hundreds of people came to the ceremony to pay respect to the beloved actor. Only good memory will remain about Mr Zhuravel, a man who loved to smile and was open to everyone.
Belarusian military to go to China for military parade
Belarusian military to go to China for military parade On August 17, Belarusian military will leave for Beijing. Some 85 soldiers of the guard of honor will take part in the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazism on September 3. In addition to the solemn procession and an extensive cultural program in the capital of China, the whole country will play host to exhibitions, international seminars and civil memorial services for the victims of the war.
Belarus takes third place at First Army Games in Russia
Belarus takes third place at First Army Games in Russia Belarus is one of the three leaders in the first Army Games in Russia. According to the results of the international tournament, the Belarusian military took third place in the team event, winning 3 gold, 50 silver and 249 bronze medals. The best results were shown by Belarusian mortar gunners, who lost to the winners just a minute. Overall, 2000 soldiers from 17 countries fought for the title of best in the land, water and air.
Alexander Lukashenko with youngest son Nikolai harvest crops near presidential residence
Alexander Lukashenko, his youngest son Nikolai harvest crops near presidential residence The Belarusian head of state worked on Sunday this week. On August 16 in the territory of the official residence "Drozdy", the President together with his youngest son harvested crops. Some 18 acres of potatoes were harvested in half an hour. All in all, the family collected 7 tens of bags. In the near future, this rich harvest will be sent to children's homes and other social establishments.

14.08.2015

Voice of CTV channel, People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel passes away
Voice of CTV channel, People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel passes away People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel died today. It was an amazing and incredibly gifted actor. Theater audience will not forget the works of Sergei Zhuravel, from the deer Bambi in the Youth Theatre, for which in 1980 he won the Lenin Komsomol Award of Belarus, to Pierre Brochand in "Dinner of Fools" which was sold out in Kupala Theater. Notable works, Tartuffe and Scapin by Moliere, will go down in history of Belarusian theater. Sergey Zhuravel's last excellent role was Jacek in "Pan Tadeusz" by Adam Mickiewicz.
Four Belarusians die in car accident in Russia
Four Belarusians die in car accident in Russia Four Belarusians have died in a car accident in Russia. The tragedy happened in the Oryol region in the territory of the Pokrovsky district. A passenger car with Belarusians drove into the oncoming lane and crashed into a truck. The driver and three passengers of the car died on the spot. The truck driver was hospitalized.
Belarus may hold population census in 2019
Belarus may hold population census in 2019 Population census will be held in Belarus in 2019. Alexander Lukashenko requested the plan of the campaign until the end of August. The President heard out reports from Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Chairwoman of the National Statistical Committee Inna Medvedeva. The main emphasis was made on the need for savings. Alexander Lukashenko believes that the country has enough resources to do everything efficiently and in time but still businesslike approached during the census would be highly desirable.

13.08.2015

Deep Purple ex-vocalist Joe Lynn Turner wants to live in Belarus
Deep Purple ex-vocalist Joe Lynn Turner wants to live in Belarus Ex-vocalist of the legendary American rock groups Deep Purple and Rainbow Joe Lynn Turner expressed his desire to live in Belarus. He told reporters about this intention in Simferopol, where he is now giving concerts. The singer spoke about the intention to move to Belarus in the near future if he is given such an opportunity. Joe Lynn Turner's desire is supported by his wife, who was born and raised in Minsk.

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