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24.02.2016

Natalia Gaida, People's Artist of Belarus
Young in mind: why some Belarusians don't want retirement In Minsk, the load on the working-age population by elderly people has reached the maximum value over the entire post-WWII era. Now every fifth resident of Minsk is a retiree. 15 years ago, it was every sixth resident. This trend is observed for the whole country. By the way, elderly people don’t mind to work. The gleam in the eyes, straight posture, and trim figure. This is how one can describe Natalia Gaida, the queen of Belarusian operetta, who in her "a little over 75" still shines on the stage.

23.02.2016

President Lukashenko confers general ranks on senior officers
President Lukashenko confers general ranks on senior officers President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, presented the general's shoulder straps on senior officers on 23 February, which is the Day of Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces. 
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Fatherland Defenders Day
Belarus President congratulates nation on Fatherland Defenders Day Day of Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces is celebrated in Belarus today. February 23 is considered to be a national holiday, the day of courage and heroism of the defenders of all generations. Anniversary ceremonies and celebrations are held today across the country. In Minsk, the celebration will begin the ceremony of laying flowers to the monument in Victory Square.

22.02.2016

Belarus launches NPP training center
Belarus launches NPP training center A team of Belarusian and foreign reporters visited the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant near Ostrovets on 17 February. An exact copy of the control panel was showed in the training center of the nuclear power plant. It allows simulating more than a thousand modes of operation of the station. Any possible emergency will be immediately liquidated.
Belarus to develop e-commerce in rural areas
Belarus to develop e-commerce in rural areas Belarus will develop e-commerce in the countryside. Innovative approaches will work "in a duet" with mobile shops, familiar to consumers.  One of the key objectives of consumer societies is to provide necessary goods to residents of small settlements.

21.02.2016

Slavonic Bazaar festival to be held from 14 to 18 July 2016
Slavonic Bazaar festival to be held from 14 to 18 July 2016 The 2016 edition of the international festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk will take place from 14 to 18 July. However, the program of this creative forum will go beyond these dates. Tickets for the concerts will be on sale from the end of February.  You can buy Slavonic Bazaar tickets in festival's offices in Belarus and through the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Icon with particle from Jesus Christ's crown of thorns delivered to Belarus
Icon with particle from Jesus Christ's crown of thorns delivered to Belarus Several hours ago, the icon with a particle from crown of thorns of Jesus Christ was delivered to Minsk. The shrine was met by Metropolitan Paul at Holy Spirit Cathedral.  The crown of thorns of the Christ itself is in the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The icon was brought to Belarus by representatives of the World Christian charity fund "Triumph of the heart."
Foreign diplomats read Yanka Kupala poems on International Mother Language Day
Foreign diplomats read Yanka Kupala poems on International Mother Language Day Poems of the People's poet Yanka Kupala, Belarusian and world classic writer, was read February 19 by the Belarus Foreign Minister as well as foreign diplomats and people of art. This was the first time the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had celebrated the International Mother Language Day. The date itself, by the way, was established in 1999, at the session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

18.02.2016

Pierre Richard in Minsk with solo performance Pierre Richard III
Pierre Richard in Minsk with solo performance Pierre Richard III "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe". Pierre Richard has come to Minsk. The famous Frenchman will present to the Belarusian public the solo performance Pierre Richard III. These are unique memories of the actor about the shooting of movies in which he participated. Among them are "Toy", "Unlucky", "The Umbrella Coup" and many others.
Young Caspian gull
What birds winter in Minsk? About 60 species of birds will stay in Minsk for winter. Just put a bird feeder in the yard, and you can watch sparrows, tits and greenfinches. The river Svisloch is their most favorite place in Minsk. By the way, even rare visitors fly to our country for winter. Semen Levyi, ornithologist, specialist in environmental issues of the public organization APB-BirdLife Belarus:This winter, you can see about 60 species in Minsk. The rarest of them is the bean goose, which remained on the Svisloch and Nemiga.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Ankara
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences over terrorist attack in Ankara A wave of terrorist attacks has swept Turkey. In less than a day after the terrorist attack in Ankara, there has been another explosion. It thundered on the way of a military convoy in the south-east of the country. According to preliminary reports, several people were injured.  Meanwhile, new details have become known about the terrorist attack that occurred the day before. The attack was carried out by a Syrian citizen. He was identified by fingerprints. He is reported to be a member of the Kurdish movement. 

17.02.2016

Irina Driga, First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus to choose Man of the Year, create unique Culture Code The Culture Year with new titles. Belarus will choose the Man of the Year, and the best cultural city. The idea of ​​a new competition has been announced by the Ministry of Culture. The selection of applicants for the honorary titles will begin shortly. The names of the laureates will be announced in 2016.
Sergei Khmaruk, prosecutor of Minsk
Minsk records decrease in overall crime rate Minsk has recorded a decrease in the overall crime rate, said yesteday Minsk city prosecutor Sergei Khmaruk. The number of thefts, robberies and crimes committed while intoxicated and by those under age has reduced. By the way, Minsk is Belarus' only region where a positive trend is observed.  However, experts note the growth of grave and especially grave crimes. In particular, attacks on life, corruption offenses and sales and distribution of drugs.

16.02.2016

CTV journalists receive Belarusian state awards
CTV journalists receive Belarusian state awards February 16 the best reporters who cover military issues got the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Information awards. There were announced winners of the annual contest for the best media coverage of the development of the Armed Forces of Belarus. CTV correspondent Maxim Slizh became a laureate of the contest in the nomination "Professionalism and journalistic skill". Also, a diploma was awarded to the creative team of the program "Morning. Studio good mood" for active coverage of patriotic education.
Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles
Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles Scientists from Belarus and the United States will oppose the cancer with the help of gold nanoparticles. The results of a joint experimental project have been published in one of the most respected magazines in the world of science. The article holds first place in the citation index. The study itself was conducted in America, but the idea derives from Belarus completely. Scientists were working together. The method was successfully tested on laboratory mice. Special cells of neck and head cancer were grafted onto the mice. 

15.02.2016

Equal class hours for Belarusian, Russian languages in Belarus' primary schools
Equal class hours for Belarusian, Russian languages in Belarus' primary schools Belarusian schools across the country will balance the number of hours dedicated to the studying of two state languages - Belarusian and Russian. It will be regardless of what language a school is using in day-to-day communication with students. Students will have three lessons of the Russian and Belarusian languages and two hours of literature. As first, the innovation will affect only second-graders, but a year later it will be introduced in third and then fourth grade.
President meets with Belarus' health minister
No flu epidemic expected in Belarus, health minister says The situation with prices in Belarusian drugstores remains under control. The Belarus President, hearing out a report from the Minister of Health, urged not to leave this topic without attention in the future. Also, Alexander Lukashenko was informed about the situation with the flu.
Belarus marks Day of Remembrance of fallen Afghan soldiers February 15
Belarus marks Day of Remembrance of fallen Afghan soldiers February 15 The day of remembrance of soldiers-internationalists (Afghan war soldiers) is celebrated on February 15 in Belarus. Exactly 27 years ago, Soviet troops left Afghanistan. This war lasted for more than 9 years, becoming the longest in the 20th century. In the modern history it is often referred to as the first anti-terrorist operation. All in all, more than 30,000 Belarusians roamed the fire roads of Afghanistan, of whom 800 did not return home. Someone was killed and someone is still considered missing.
Metropolitan Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: "With prayer, the world will become better"
Metropolitan Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: "With prayer, the world will become better" Statistics show that every 5 minutes on average one person in the world dies for his faith in Christ. Basically we are talking about hotspots. Persecution of Christians has become a major topic of conversation in Francis Pope and Patriarch Kirill. The primates of the Catholic and Orthodox churches met for the first time in a thousand years. Their paths crossed in Havana's Jose Marti airport, near a wooden crucifix. According to the Christian tradition, the meeting began with a triple kiss and ended with a final declaration on 10 sheets. 
Traktorny quarter
Traktorny quarter in Minsk: post-war capital of Belarusian Stakhanovites Quaint low-rise buildings in elegant Stalinist baroque neighbour typical Soviet constructions. Chimneys, washing lines, lush plants on windowsills and picturesque mossy balconies add a peculiar charm to this blue-collar neighbourhood. The history of this “ideal socialist town of the 1950s” begins at the entrance of Minsk Tractor Works. 

14.02.2016

Molodechno, Capital of Culture
Molodechno to become Belarusian Culture Capital in 2016 It is not accidentally that Molodechno gained the title of the Capital of Culture in 2016. There are more than ten cultural institutions in the town. And the most important thing is that there are a lot of people with rich potential. They are talented, honored, popular, and exemplary.
Book exhibition in Minsk: 300 exhibitors from 29 countries
Book fair in Minsk: 300 exhibitors from 29 countries A paradise for book lovers. These days, during the book about Belarusian singer Vladimir Mulyavin was among the popular at the international book fair. The book received the highest award of the Belarusian national contest "Art of the Book".
Belarus approved state social protection program for 2016-2020
Belarus approved state social protection program for 2016-2020 Belarus has approved the state program on social protection and the promotion of employment designed to run until 2020. The decision is contained in a resolution of the Belarusian Council of Ministers. The purpose of the program is to improve the efficiency of employment policy and conditions of labor protection as well as create barrier-free environment and ensure social integration of the disabled and the elderly.
Alexander Zhukov with his family
Belarusian family to go to round-the-world tour on foot with baby The idea of going to a round-the-world tour on foot with a three-year-old child came to the father of a family living near Vitebsk. Alexander Zhukov, the master of sports in athletics, is still engaged in race walking. Moreover Alexander and his wife accustom their daughter Masha to a healthy lifestyle and family values ​​from an early age. Alexander Zhukov, Luke village resident:When I began to study at a sports school in a city, I went to a railway station on foot. That was 10 km per day in general.

12.02.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Science is vital resource for revival of entire industries
Alexander Lukashenko: Science is vital resource for revival of entire industries Science can and should bring maximum return, including material, said the President of Belarus at the ceremony to present diplomas of Doctor of Science and professor certificates. At a meeting with the Head of State, there were discussed the future developments and present-day state of Belarusian science. The ceremony was attended by more than 20 people. These are scientists working in various fields, from medicine to agriculture. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Belarus has managed to preserve a strong scientific school. 
Sofia Stasevich, Berezino resident
Oldest Minsk citizen is 115. Secrets of longevity Minsk region is a leader in the number of long-livers. There are almost 100 people in the central region of Belarus. The oldest is 115 years old now. Lonely elderly people are served by social workers and, if necessary, they can stay in dormitories and nursing homes for winter. Sofia Petrovna is more than 90 years old, but woman is still a woman. Every day she wears a beautiful dress, keeps her figure and flirts with the camera crew. As she admits, the main secret of longevity is an active life.
Monuments to Stanisław Moniuszko and Dunin-Martinkevich
Year of Culture in Minsk: new events and monuments to be unveiled Sculptors Gumilevskiys have begun the creation of monuments to Stanisław Moniuszko and Dunin-Martinkevich. The statues will be made from bronze and will take place near City Hall. Lev Nikolaevich is sharpening the form of a working model confidently and deftly. He admits: for the sake of art, even at 85 is he ready to climb on scaffolds or work with a hammer. The family duo of sculptors can’t stop the working process. Right now, the talented artists are sculpting the history – the images of the legendary founders of the professional Belarusian Opera.
Science can and should bring maximum return, Belarus President says
Science can and should bring maximum return, Belarus President says Science can and should bring maximum return, including material, said February 12 the President of Belarus at the ceremony to present Doctor of Science diplomas and professor certificates. Today there were about 20 scientists in the hall. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that only based on the results of their work can one judge on the development of the whole industry. 
1563 Bible presented at Belarus' National Art Museum
1563 Bible presented at Belarus' National Art Museum On February 11, in Minsk, historians and culture experts of Belarus and Lithuania presented unique exhibits. Documents and texts of archival sources were presented at the National Art Museum. This was the first time such exhibits had been brought on public display. The main among them is of course the Bible of 1563.
Alexander Lukashenko: Science vital for rebirth of certain industries
Alexander Lukashenko: Science vital for rebirth of certain industries Belarusian science is an essential resource for the recovery of entire industries, said today President Alexander Lukashenko, handing diplomas of Doctor of Science and professor certificates to science workers. New developments can significantly save resources and energy, help reduce production costs and make Belarus competitive in foreign markets. The topic of import substitution is still relevant. It is important to not just produce affordable goods of higher quality but also fully meet the needs of the consumer.
Polykovichi village and its holy well
Polykovichi village and its holy well The Polykovichi village is located in the Mogilev district, the Mogilev region. It used to be a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and today, it belongs to the Republic of Belarus. The village is situated at the bank of the Dnieper.

11.02.2016

Special containers for hazardous waste  appear in Minsk
Special containers for hazardous waste appear in Minsk It will be easier to sort hazardous waste in Minsk. Special containers for separate collection of hazardous waste have been developed in Minsk. In particular, the containers will help safely dispose of energy saving and fluorescent lamps and batteries. Dozens of similar structures are already in place in the capital's shops. Each container has three parts for separate collection. There will be soon more miniature versions of containers to collect waste separately.
President Lukashenko demands that Investigative Committee serve people, not statistics
President Lukashenko demands that Investigative Committee serve people, not statistics How effectively are Belarus' law enforcement agencies working? According to the President, the answer to this question must be sought in society. Alexander Lukashenko, at the board of the Investigative Committee, advised the security forces to do everything necessary to improve its image among the population. And for this, they need to assess their work on a daily basis. The Belarus President also recommended the Committee to rely less on statistics in assessing performance. Other topics covered were the fight against corruption, economic crimes, and staff training.
Slavic Bazaar Festival's unique style developed in Vitebsk
Slavic Bazaar Festival's unique style developed in Vitebsk The new logo of the festival Slavic Bazaar will be adorned by Belarusian ornament and flags of the participating countries. Virtually unchanged from year to year is the creative spelling style of the name of the forum and the symbol of the festival - a cornflower.  However, other elements of the logo vary every year. These symbols are on outdoor advertising, videos, tickets, posters and souvenirs. This time, the basic colors is blue and all its shades - the same color as cornflower. The logo is now white, which means that the transition to a new level.
Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meets CTV staff
Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meets CTV staff Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets February 10 met with the staff of the CTV Channel. The future of the city and new joint projects were discussed in the historic studio. This is the studio from which 60 years ago Belarusian television started. But on February 10, the channel was talking with the mayor about the future - the future of Minsk and the TV channel.
Experts from Normandy 4 countries gather in Minsk February 11, 2016
Experts from 'Normandy 4' countries gather in Minsk February 11, 2016 Experts are discussing possible ways out of the Ukraine crisis.  And although the meeting is informal its results will help to find new ways to address the issue. For the normalization of the situation in Ukraine, all parties must make every effort. The resolution of the conflict in a civilized manner shows the stability of the entire European region to modern challenges and threats.
Iosif Langbard
Iosif Langbard: man who shaped Minsk of today The architect Iosif Langbard was born to a Jewish family in the town of Belsk in the former Grodno province (present-day Bielsk Podlaski, Poland) on January 18, 1882. His father wanted him to engage in trading business. However, Iosif liked painting and decided to be an architect. He studied architecture at the Grekov Odessa Art school and at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Petrograd. In 1914, Langbard defended his graduation thesis under the title "State Council Building" supervised by the famous architect Alexander Pomerantsev.

10.02.2016

Dandelion image on Eurovision 2016 logo calls for unity
Dandelion image on Eurovision 2016 logo calls for unity The message of unity was one of the key when choosing a logo of the international song contest Eurovision 2016. As planned by the organizers, this year's logo is a ball resembling a dandelion. A lot of fluff pieces will be flying from all over Europe to form the "magic flower" in Stockholm. The music competition will bring together representatives of 43 countries, as well as viewers around the world. The message of unity was the key when choosing a motto of Eurovision 2016 - "Come Together."
US Charge d'Affairs in Belarus travels the country photographing birds
US Charge d'Affairs travels Belarus photographing birds Belarus under the white wings. The US Charge d'Affairs to Belarus, Scott Rauland, visited the different parts of our country photographing birds. His collection now includes almost 200 species of birds Belarus from different parts from the Bialowieza Forest to the Naroch lakes. The diplomat is the most impressed with storks and cranes. The US Embassy in Minsk has gathered the best images in the calendar.
Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets meets with CTV Channel staff
Minsk Mayor meets with CTV Channel staff Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets met with the CTV Channel staff February 10. The CTV channel is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The mayor visited the CTV's studios and cutting rooms. He then met with the journalists and the top managers of the TV channel.
International Book Exhibition opens in Minsk
International Book Exhibition opens in Minsk One of the main events of the Year of Culture in Belarus is underway in Minsk. On February 10, the 23rd International Book Exhibition will open in the Belarus capital. Nearly 30 countries will present their achievements in the field of literature. The guest of honor this year will be Armenia. A delegation from Ecuador is among the special guests. Among the exhibitors will be Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, the UK, the United States and beyond.
Igor Greibo, Chief of the Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Belarus
Belarusians to be paid for assistance in disclosing corruption crimes Belarusians will be paid for assistance in disclosing corruption crimes, reads the Council of Ministers decree signed 5 February. A citizen who will provide information on such violations, can count on the financial compensation of up to 50 base units. There is no direct relationship between the amount of a bribe or damage and payment.
Days of Armenian national culture underway in Belarus
Days of Armenian national culture underway in Belarus Belarus is hosting the days of Armenian national culture. The forum was opened by a bright concert of Transcaucasia's best jazz orchestra. The Armenian culture days will be continued by an exhibition of artists of the 21st century. Brush masters on February 10 will present more than 60 paintings. Belarusians and tourists can enjoy this art in the gallery of Mikhail Savitsky in Minsk until next Friday inclusive. The countries note mutual interest in literature too.

09.02.2016

The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Why is Minsk the city of columns? Minsk is the city of columns. This detail decorates houses and always draws tourists’ attention. Look at the pictures below! How many historical facts are behind these columns!    The base, trunk, and column cup have their own time and character. They keep porticoes, protect balconies and terraces. The postwar period in Minsk is the time of blossoming of magnificent columns.

08.02.2016

Mona Lisa in Belarusian national dress by graphic artist Oleg Karpovich
Mona Lisa in Belarusian national dress by graphic artist Oleg Karpovich Mona Lisa in a new image. The famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci has appeared before the public in Belarusian national embroidery! A portrait of the recognized beauty of the XVI century has been painted by the famous graphic artist Oleg Karpovich. The master of the brush has managed to combine the Italian Renaissance painting with Belarusian identity. A linen shirt is adorned by red ornaments. While usually it's hard to look away from the eyes of the femme fatale, now there is another reason to look carefully at her image: the costume.

07.02.2016

Expert: Cancer is second most popular cause of death in Belarus
Expert: Cancer is second most popular cause of death in Belarus This week the world marked World Cancer Day. Viktor Kokhnyuk, surgery deputy director of the National Scientific-Practical Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after Alexandrov has given an interview to the TV program Week on the CTV. Every year, cancer is found in approximately 40,000 Belarusians. Is cancer the second most popular terrible sentence after cardiovascular diseases?
Chinese New Year in Belarus: Dumplings on the table, red clothes, jewelery and envelopes
Chinese New Year in Belarus: Dumplings on the table, red clothes, jewelery and envelopes The Chinese New Year was celebrated not only in Minsk but all over the world. It is also called Spring Festival. This is one of the oldest and most important dates of the eastern calendar. Each year is associated with an animal. 2016 is associated with a fiery monkey. The main thing is that it promises are marital and material welfare. Chinese chef Li Ming is making culinary delights.  But, in spite of the traditional features, there is one common feature of the Belarusian and Chinese New Year - a holiday table should abound with treats.
Forensic examination in Belarus: Will the country join ENFSI?
Will Belarus join European Network of Forensic Science Institutes? Ludmila cannot hold back tears. On the grave of her daughter she brings roses as usual. Now, after a while, she recalls moments of the investigation. Again and again. Somewhere she still hopes that this story did not happen to her Yulia. Lyudmila Solomatina:When I was already summoned to the Investigative Committee and said that the remains of Yulia had been found, it was necessary to somehow stay conscious. I must have learned the whole truth, how it all happened. Therefore I held out.
Belarusian scientists develop GPS internal navigation system
Belarusian scientists develop GPS internal navigation system Belarusian scientists have developed an indoor program of GPS navigation. Soon Belarusians will be able to get directions to the correct room in one click. A group of mobile application specialists worked to create antenna systems and coordinate transmitters. Programs that give voice prompts are very popular with drivers. But GPS and GLONASS satellites only work outdoors. Inside a building they stop working. The development of Belarusian specialists solves this problem.
How may the first Belarusian smartphone look like?
How may the first Belarusian smartphone look like? Belarusian Roman Dubinka is concerned that Belarus has still not issued a single domestic smartphone. He offered his gadget’s design and said that in his opinion, the holding Horizont should produce it. In the smartphone description on behance.net (the international community where designers, illustrators and photographers exhibit their works, share experience and comment on the work of colleagues), he wrote the following:

05.02.2016

Corruption scandal at BelAZ: $1 million missing
Corruption scandal at BelAZ: $1 million missing A theft of the century has been disclosed at Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ). After 2015, the local staff found out that $1 million was missing. The criminals have created a real conveyor for removal and resale of parts of the world famous truck. Some parts weigh more than 800kg. So they had to use lifting equipment, work only at night and on weekends and rent trucks for transportation. They even established their own "protection group", which accompanied the stolen things all the time.
Winner of CTV's Singing Cities project victorious at international online contest Your Voice
Winner of CTV's Singing Cities project victorious at international online contest Your Voice Belarusian Anastasia Leikina has won the first international online music contest Your Voice. She is ahead of competitors from 29 countries and won the sympathy of the audience and judges from around the world.  The winner was determined by an online voting. The 22-year-old Belarusian chose a song from the repertoire of Lara Fabian for the contest. It was the song with which Anastasia Leikina won the CTV project Singing Cities 3.
Belarusian culture should be promoted abroad, culture minister says
Belarusian culture should be promoted abroad, culture minister says In the Year of Culture, it is necessary to actively promote Belarusian culture abroad, said February 5 Belarus Minister of Culture Boris Svetlov. According to him, Belarusian culture is well represented at events both at home and abroad. Boris Svetlov also noted the high level of professionalism of the national bands and creative teams. 
Molodechno now official cultural capital of Belarus
Molodechno now official cultural capital of Belarus Today, February 5, Molodechno will officially acquire the status of the cultural capital of Belarus. A concert of Brest masters of stage will take place in the city that before was the cultural capital of the Minsk region. Here, dozens of institutions operate, which preserve and multiply spiritual heritage.  
Minsk hosts forensic expert forum
Minsk hosting ENFSI forensic expert forum Belarusian forensic experts are ready to offer assistance to Europe in the fight against drugs. Such a possibility was discussed at a February 4 forensic forum, which brought together the leading criminologists of the Old World. They are all the companies belonging to one of the world's largest forensic institutions network - ENFSI. Belarus may also join it in the foreseeable future.
Alexander Ivanov (IVAN)
Eurovision 2016: Charismatic IVAN to represent Belarus Your music career started… Alexander Ivanov (IVAN), singer: I started singing directly from a musical kindergarten. I surprised everybody with national Belarusian songs. Then I went to a music school. After some time, I gathered the first music band. We played heavy metal.

04.02.2016

Cancer mortality rate in Belarus drops 12% in 2011-2015
Cancer mortality rate in Belarus drops 12% in 2011-2015 In the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, Belarusian oncologists have reached the level of the world's leaders in this area. This issue is still relevant for Belarus: 270,000 patients are registered throughout the country. However, today - on World Cancer Day - doctors state that cancer mortality in Belarus has decreased by 12% over the past five years. Such success has been achieved thanks to modern equipment and the introduction of new methods of treatment.
Google launches internet marketing training program in Belarus
Google launches internet marketing training program in Belarus Google has launched the training program The Graduate in online marketing in the business incubator of the Belarusian Park of High Technologies. At the official opening of the program Google representatives told the public about the history and trends of development of the Internet. Experts noted that the proportion of mobile traffic is constantly increasing.  On average, mobile devices account for 30% of world internet traffic. This gives rise to the need to create mobile versions of websites for easy access. 
Lilia Ananich, Minister of Information of the Republic of Belarus
HD broadcasting on Belarusian TV channels by 2020 The introduction of high-definition TV and increasing internet content for print media is the priority tasks of the Belarusian press. The results of the industry and future plans were discussed on February 4 in Minsk. A board meeting of the Ministry of Information has gathered representatives of TV channels, major media outlets and news agencies. Over a thousand print media, more than two hundred television and radio programs are registered in Belarus in total.
Yuri Vazhnik, chairman of Belarusian Association of Transport Experts and Surveyors
Minsk among leading road safety cities Minsk boasts one of the lowest accident rates among other European cities. The findings have been made within the framework of the pilot project Kind Road. Over 10 years, thanks to this program, the number of accidents in Minsk has reduced threefold.
Belarus may join European Network of Forensic Science Institutes
Belarus may join European Network of Forensic Science Institutes Criminalists from Belgium, Britain, Germany, Estonia and the Netherlands have arrived in Minsk. They all represent companies that are part of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI). This is the main organization of its kind in the Old World, which brings together 64 expert institutions from 36 European countries. During the meeting the participants discussed cooperation and shared experience.
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.

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