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09.10.2017

Belarusian wins Miss Wheelchair World-2017
Belarusian wins Miss Wheelchair World-2017 Twenty three year old Alexandra Chichikova is returning home with victory. The final of the Miss Wheelchair World-2017 was held in Warsaw at the previous weekend. Hundreds of messages are on Alexandra’s social network page. The internet users are congratulating the young Belarusian with the title. Many people say that they had no doubts in her victory. People from all over the world supported her. Photo: personal page of Alexandra in Facebook
How modern villagers live in Belarus today
How modern villagers live in Belarus today Life in the village makes people be able to do many things on their own, and do them skillfully, like cutting trees, harnessing and unharnessing the horse and forecasting the weather without... Dmitry Ryabov, based just on popular signs (Ryabov is the famous Belarusian weather forecaster, who was fired in September 2017). In general all these skills make you the "ruler of the village!" Our special correspondent Anastasia Dekhtyar not only looked, but also joined the peasant life.
Exhibition of German artists of 1900-1950 at National Art Museum of Belarus
Exhibition of Ernst Barlach and Käthe Kollwitz works at National Art Museum of Belarus More than 200 unique sculptures, drawings and engravings: a unique exhibition opened in the National Art Museum of Belarus. The audience is offered to appreciate the works of German artists of the first half of the 20th century. The most part of the exposition is made up of works by Ernst Barlach and Käthe Kollwitz. The basis of their works are eternal themes of good and evil, love and hate, life and death.
Amazing book on post-WWII restoration of Minsk presented
Amazing facts: Book on post-WWII restoration of Minsk presented The collection "Revived from the Ruins" was presented in Minsk. It includes more than 150 documents from Belarusian and Russian archives about the restoration of the Belarusian capital after WWII. The book tells how Minsk revived from the ruins, changed its appearance and became one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October
Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October The Belarusian team, which will take part in the WorldSkills Olympiad among beginners and professionals, was instructed on 5 October before the trip to Abu Dhabi. The prestigious tournament is held every two years. At the previous WorldSkills contest, Belarus debuted more than successfully. This time professionals will compete in 27 specialties. The guys shared their preparation plans with the Prime Minister of Belarus.
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus Nicholas Maduro and Alexander Lukashenko traditionally performed one of the missions that a real man should do - plant a tree on the alley of guests of honor. Ahead we have an interesting story about the most interesting trees in Belarus. This topic was prompted by a meeting with the President in connection with the new edition of the Housing Code. Everything turned into sharp phrases on various topics related to order on the ground, construction of new houses, care for a small homeland... Yevgeny Pustovoi will continue the topic.

06.10.2017

Yuri Bondar
Yuri Bondar, new Culture Minister of Belarus, on work priorities in new office Last week Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new minister of culture. The post was given to Yuriy Bondar, a former rector of the University of Culture and Arts. When the CTV channel asked the new minister for a meeting, he chose the venue himself. Instead of meeting in his office, Yuriy invited us to the National Art Museum. Good morning, Yuriy Pavlovich! The idea to meet in the National Art Museum belongs to you, doesn’t it?
Komarovka in the 1980’s, philosophical Zelyony Lug and trams on avenue: video tour on Minsk from the past
Komarovka in the 1980’s, philosophical Zelyony Lug and trams on avenue: video tour around Minsk from the past Only here you can find people selling cigarettes and soda pop, feel yourself as a passenger of an old bus and call up your friends from a phone booth. You can learn more about Minsk history and to see both pre-war and reconstructed city at the exhibition “City. Architecture. Us” in the National Art Museum. Enjoy a video tour in the news story of the program Minsk and Minsk residents!
Missing 10-year-old boy Maksim to be searched internationally
Missing 10-year-old Maksim Markhaliuk from Belarus to be searched internationally The Investigative Committee of Belarus reported that the missing schoolboy Maksim Markhaliuk has been placed on the international search list. As BelTA informs referring to the head of the information and public relations department of the Investigative Committee Sergei Kabakovich, the Belarusian authorities have given Interpol the photo and description of the child. These data will be open to specialists in 99% of countries.
Minsk Recycling Plant: How much it will process and save
Minsk Recycling Plant: How much it will process and save The Northern test site was closed in Minsk. A garbage recycling plant will help to cope with household waste. It will be capable of processing 100,000 tons of garbage a year. A third of recyclable materials (glass, paper, plastic) from the "Trostenetsky" landfill will find a new life. The plant is scheduled to open in November 2017. In addition, alternative fuels from waste sorting may be produced here.
Over 30 domestic medicines fall in price in pharmacies in Belarus
Domestic medicines falling in price in pharmacies in Belarus Their cost has decreased almost half. About 80 other drugs may become cheaper.  Some of them are already supplied at discounted prices. The Ministry of Health says drugstore chains will face strict sanctions for non-adherence to the recommended prices.
New 260-hp sports helicopter presented in Minsk
New 260-hp sports helicopter presented in Minsk A new helicopter was presented near Minsk on October 5, which exceeds the classic Mi-2 in terms of its power and dimensions. Thanks to the engine, the "American" will also be indispensable in the preparation and participation of Belarusian athletes in world championships. Pilots will start training at the end of 2017 and compete for medals in 2019. Such long training is primarily connected with the fundamentally different controls of this helicopter.
Best young investigators of Belarus honored on October 5 in Minsk
Best young investigators of Belarus honored on October 5 in Minsk One specialist of the Investigative Committee of Belarus was selected in each of the six regions and Minsk, according to the results of their work. The ceremony was also attended by their mentors - those who help young professionals in their difficult and important business.

05.10.2017

Belarusian scientists find way to increase service life of agricultural machinery parts
Belarusian scientists find way to increase service life of machinery parts Another Belarusian know-how. Mogilev scientists have found a way to increase the service life of parts of agricultural machinery. They have developed a technology for applying wear-resistant coatings to aggregates' knives. Usual steel quickly enough fails after being used for mowing or cutting. Scientists have come up with a special metal powder to be applied to the cutting edges. Its composition and application technology are kept secret.
Number of playwrights in Belarus should match directors, TEART director says
Number of playwrights in Belarus should match directors, TEART director says The development of the theatrical community in Belarus was discussed in the program "Big City". Anzhelika Krashevskaya, Director of the International Theater Art Forum "TEART":We are very uneven. It seems to me that when the number of playwrights becomes equal with the number of directors who work with these playwrights, this will be a success. For now we are successful in that we have many interesting young playwrights - their performances are everywhere: in Mongolia, in Russia.
Festival director recommends theatrical performances for TEART in Minsk
Festival director recommends performances for TEART in Minsk What performances to watch during the International Theater Art Forum TEART in Minsk? The program Big City talked with Anzhelika Krashevskaya, director of the forum.
Belarus President gives large family pregnant cow
Belarus President gives large family pregnant cow A large family from the Mogilev region has received a gift from the President. A cow named Belka was taken to the village of Yasen. The gift is not just pleasant, but necessary and practical, because the cow will bring up to 30 liters of milk per day. Olga wrote an e-mail to the President via a website, in which she asked the head of state to help the young family with many children to acquire a cow. A cow in such places is a must. Five kids need fresh milk, since it's a source of vitamins. The family could not afford to buy the animal.
New building of Apostolic Nunciature opens in Minsk
New building of Apostolic Nunciature opens in Minsk A new building of the Apostolic Nunciature opened in Minsk on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and the Holy See. The embassy is located in a picturesque corner in the center of the capital.

04.10.2017

Lithuanian family inspired by Belarusian farmsteads
Lithuanian family inspired by Belarusian farmsteads A family from neighboring Lithuania got interested in Belarus’ experience of conducting agro business. After visiting the Grodno region, Gražina Augvene got inspired by the example of handling agricultural tourism in Belarus. At her native village near Druskininkai she set up an farmstead, where she made a bid on a sure variant-cheese.
Belarusian clothing makers to partake in BelTexIndustry expo in Minsk
Belarusian clothing makers to partake in BelTexIndustry expo in Minsk Belarusian and foreign designers and manufacturers of clothes will meet at the international exhibition of light and textile goods in Minsk. BelTexIndustry has long been one of the main fashion areas of the country. Annually, thousands of professionals of the fashion industry attend exhibitions and business meetings. The organizers of this exhibition promise to surprise buyers with a wide range of new collections. The leading Belarusian producers will reveal the secrets of the upcoming season trends.
Belarus President criticizes Minsk construction policy
Belarus President criticizes Minsk construction policy The Belarus President required to stop unreasonable densification of housing and cutting trees without a reason. He also demanded that order be established in villages and on roads. The word "order" on October 3 was key at the meeting to discuss the new edition of the Belarus Housing Code.

03.10.2017

Belarus’ Gomel hosting international conference on conservation of forest genetic resources
Belarus’ Gomel hosting international conference on conservation of forest genetic resources Belarusian developments on protecting forests will be taken on board abroad. Geneticists from 18 countries are searching for the answer to a question in Gomel: how to preserve the green covering in the conditions of the global climate change. The problem of global warming has no boundaries, and today many countries are facing serious ecological problems.
Peculiarities of being an interpreter for state officials
Peculiarities of being an interpreter for state officials The United Nations celebrated the International Interpreter’s Day for the first time. The celebration was initiated by Belarus. It is always important to preserve clarity, positive atmosphere when communicating with representatives of different countries and continents. An interpreter will always help to find common language.
Temple with double cross: how Orthodoxy and Catholicism united in the village Beryozovka, Dokshytsy district
Temple with double cross: how Orthodoxy and Catholicism united in the village Beryozovka, Dokshytsy district Religious and Christian tolerance in Belarus became the reason to host the Council of European Bishop's Conferences in our country. Let’s take a look at the map of Christianity. If there are more Catholic Christians to the west of Belarus and more Orthodox Christians to the east of the country, than Belarus is exactly the land where there is a line between the two confessions.
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes housing density and cutting down trees
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes housing density and cutting down trees All conditions to help people improve their living conditions should be created in Belarus. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on October 3 at a large meeting in the Palace of Independence. The new edition of the Housing Code was reviewd at the meeting.
Belarus' National Library features in Swedish ad
Belarus' National Library features in Swedish ad This is a commercial of a Swedish company. It decided to use the image of one of the most famous buildings of Belarus, the National Library. In the ad, the library represents the headquarters for young heroes. We want to believe that these young supermen will not forget about the initial function of libraries in the future.
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus All conditions should be created in Belarus to help people improve their living conditions, stated Alexander Lukashenko on October 3 at a large meeting in the Palace of Independence which reviewed a new edition of the Housing Code.
Festival of Moldovan Culture held in Minsk
Festival of Moldovan Culture held in Minsk Moldavian towels, songs, dances and national cuisine. The culture day of Moldova was held on September 30 in Minsk. All guests in the historical center of the city were greeted by the atmosphere of a hospitable Moldovan village with refreshments. Near the Town Hall, people tasted delicious hot pies, tried on traditional outfits, listened to poems of Moldovan poets and enjoyed the performances of dance groups.
CTV Channel holds first HD live broadcast in history of Belarusian television
CTV Channel holds first HD live broadcast in history of Belarusian television The event, which largely predetermines the future work of CTV Channel. All this time we were preparing to switch to a new HD broadcasting format. A presentation dedicated to the event was held in the hotel "Belarus" on October 2. The meeting place is one of the highest points of the Belarusian capital. Is there any special meaning in this? We'll ask my colleague Igor Poznyak, who is live from the hotel Belarus.
Stolichnoe Televidenie now broadcasts in HD: What remained behind the scenes on day 1?
Stolichnoe Televidenie now broadcasts in HD: What remained behind the scenes on day 1? It took Stolichnoe Televidenie several months to prepare for broadcasting in a new HD format. On October 2, the TV channel held a presentation timed to the event. The meeting place was the hotel "Belarus". Now in HD, the message reads  

02.10.2017

Belarusian wedding traditions
Belarusian wedding traditions The girls are so pretty, they can’t help but laugh. The evening is coming and their hearts’re full of love. The mother’s so excited cause guests’re on the way So happy they are on this wonderful day!   Singing songs, joking and dancing boys went through their village to invite smart girls for "celebrations" and "gatherings". Who knows, maybe the heart knows better, what house the right girl lives in.
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel planning 4K quality in coming years
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel aiming at 4K quality in coming years CTV Channel is switching to HD format from October 2. What are the pros and cons of this transition?What is a high-quality image?
Do not drink alcohol and treat woman as a queen: Report from Grozny about traditions and mentality of Chechen people
Do not drink alcohol and treat woman as a queen: Report from Grozny about traditions and mentality of Chechen people Let's turn to another significant event of the week. The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, visited Belarus. The main topics considered economy, but this did not prevent the exchange of respectful compliments. Today's cooperation between Belarus and Chechnya and possible mutual benefits should be considered from two points - from Minsk and Grozny.
How Belarus helps maintain balance in multipolar world of globalization and morality
How Belarus helps maintain balance in multipolar world of globalization and morality The main denominations in Belarus demonstrated especial friendliness and cooperation this week. There are fewer Catholics than Orthodox Christians in Belarus, but this did not prevent Minsk from hosting a meeting of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe. A huge delegation of Catholic hierarchs arrived in the Belarusian capital. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in this influential meeting. Orthodox archpriest Fyodor Povnyi met the bishops of the whole Church of Europe.
Stolichnoe Televidenie switches to HD format: What staff say
Stolichnoe Televidenie switches to HD format: What staff say Television is still the most important source of information for people. Speaking "still" we mean the rapid development of the World Wide Web. There is a misconception that the Internet will push TV companies away. In fact, the Internet can be another way of distributing TV programs. Which is actually happening in parallel with the development of new forms of broadcasting: every person today is able to communicate their point of view, collect and distribute news having only a computer or a smartphone.
Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie channel
Composer Sasha Nemo authors new music for Stolichnoe Televidenie HD Singer and composer Sasha Nemo commented on the new HD format and the updated music for the Stolichnoe Televidenie channel. Sasha Nemo, singer:I was heavily involved in creating the new HD format, like all other TV staff. I had to spend some time of my creative life to update music for the CTV channel.
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel switches to HD quality
Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel switches to HD quality From this day on, Stolichnoe Televidenie launches HD broadcasting, which stands for high-definition television. Now our viewers will get even better picture, juicy colors and stereo broadcasting. Without exaggeration, this is the next stage in the development of the television company.

01.10.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday
President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday Warm words are addressed to teachers on October 1. The professional holiday is celebrated by those who sow intelligence, kindness and foreverness. More than 400 thousand people work in the education sector in Belarus. President Lukashenko congratulated them on Teacher’s Day.
Teacher of the Year-2017 competition held in Minsk
Teacher of the Year-2017 competition held in Minsk The awarding ceremony was held the day before the professional celebration. As many as 68 pedagogues fought for the title of the best teacher. These are teachers from different region of Belarus. Not only scientists, psychologists and winners of the past years appraised the participants of the competitions, children-strict critics-did as well.
Belarusian doctors ready for next step in cardio surgery
Belarusian doctors ready for next step in cardio surgery The future is in hybrid cardio surgery. Belarusian doctors are once again ready for another step in development. As many as 264 heart transplantations have been done in Belarus already. In seven cases the vital organ was transplanted to children. Young patients can have such an operation done from the age of 10. It is due to the fact that a transplanted heart doesn’t grow as quickly as your own heart. Belarusian cardio surgeons intend raising the bar in the nearest future.

30.09.2017

Two Belarusian scientific facilities recognized as national assets
Two Belarusian scientific facilities recognized as national assets With a status of a national asset. As many as two scientific facilities of Belarus- the Belarusian gene bank of the National Academy of Sciences and the Republican bank of tissues and human cells of the Republican Oncology and Medical Radiology Centre. The honorary status was assigned by the resolution of the Council of Ministers.
National Center of Legal Information celebrates 20th anniversary
National Center of Legal Information celebrates 20th anniversary The Center has been has been collecting, holding records, processing, keeping and systematizing data for 25 years in independent Belarus. It also analyzes the law, provides maintenance of register and coordinates the work of state authorities. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the employees of the center with the celebration. The congratulations were read out on September 29 by the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valery Mitskevich.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky On September 29, 2017 the People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Smolsky passed away. The prominent composer, pedagogue, author of famous symphonies, which were an important stage in the development of Belarus’ music, died at the age of 80. His legacy is golden melodies, which continue to sound in chamber halls, cinemas and theaters. The visitation with the composer will be held in the Big Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on October 2. Alexander Lukashenko expressed condolences to friends and family of the composer.

29.09.2017

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko meets Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe participants
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko meets with Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe participants Religious denominations must play a key role in resolving international conflicts. The head of the Belarusian state claimed when meeting the participants of the Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe on September 28, 2017. Minsk has already hosted international events. However, it is the first time when Belarus hosts such a large-scale religious forum. Some 50 Catholic bishops from different countries have arrived in the capital of Belarus. The forum took place in Monaco in 2016, so Minsk had to compete for the right to host such a conference.
Stolichnoe Televidenie to switch to HD format from October 2
Stolichnoe Televidenie to switch to HD format from October 2 The CTV television channel (Stolichnoe Televidenie company) is preparing a gift for the audience - now it will broadcast in HD format. Before switching to the new broadcasting format, we prepared promo videos (1, 2, 3) timed to this landmark event. What is HD?
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: Today people often live as if God does not exist
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: Today people often live as if God does not exist The dialogue on the present and future of Europe continued in Minsk September 29. At the negotiating table are scores the highest Catholic bishops of the 39 states of the Old World. Minsk is hosting such a high religious forum for the first time. The main topics of the dialogue of the clergy is peace, spirituality, youth and its role in modern society.
Police major general Igor Evseev appointed inspector for Minsk region The President has appointed two ministers and personal aides. One of them is Igor Yevseyev - Assistant to the President - Inspector for the Minsk region. Before that, he worked as the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee. Major-General of police, he is the owner of the Order "For Service to the Motherland" (3rd degree).

28.09.2017

Belarus President appoints new information minister
Belarus President appoints new information minister The Belarus President has appointed new leaders of the ministries of information and culture as well as heads of four Belarusian universities. Alexander Karlyukevich became the new Minister of Information. Prior to that, he held the post of deputy head of the same ministry. He was appointed in December 2016. For more than one year, he was the director and chief editor of Zvyazda Publishing House. Yuri Bondar will now be culture minister. He has recently worked as the rector of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts.
President Lukashenko addresses Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe
President Lukashenko addresses Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe Religious denominations must play an important role in the settlement of world conflicts, said September 28 the Belarus head of state at a meeting with the participants of the Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe. Almost 50 higher Catholic hierarchs of the Old World arrived for the first time on the Belarusian land. The topics of the current meeting are youth and its role in modern society and, of course, problems that are relevant for the whole of Europe. These include economic instability, total migration and British Brexit.
Not violence but law of nature: why hunters from all over the world come to Belarus; rules and cost of killing bison
Why hunters from all over the world come to Belarus Hunting technologies didn’t change much over hundreds of years. In the Middle Ages, it was a royal privilege in our land. Nowadays it’s luxury pastime. Many Belarusians and foreigners are ready to spend their money to get these incomparable feelings. Oleg Krivenia, hunter:Grouse shooting is very exciting. Just imagine: early spring, you sit in a tent for a very long time and then comes a grouse and settles down with noise.
Rostislav Krimer, artistic director of the Yuri Bashmet festival
Yuri Bashmet International Festival opens in Minsk on September 27 The International Festival of Yuri Bashmet is opening in Minsk. The President of Belarus sent greetings to the participants. This is the 12th anniversary of the classical music festival. Real music lovers will be able to enjoy six concerts. More than 100 musicians will arrive in Belarus - they are laureates of the most prestigious international competitions. On September 27 exclusively Tchaikovsky sounded on the stage of the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

27.09.2017

Chinese authors of books translated into Belarusian visit Minsk
Chinese authors of books translated into Belarusian visit Minsk A presentation of books by Chinese authors whose books were translated into Belarusian was held in the Belarus capital. A delegation of the Union of Writers in Shanghai is now in Minsk. Despite the fact that this is the first visit of the writers from China, for a long time there has been close literary collaboration between the two countries. In particular, Chinese students studying in Belarus are leading their literary projects.
TeART theater forum opens in Minsk on September 27
TeART theater forum opens in Minsk on September 27 The comedy "Marriage" will start the seventh International Forum of Theater Art "TEART", which will be opened in Minsk on September 27. This is the second work of director Sergei Zemlyansky in a silent style. The performance was already appreciated in Latvia. Belarusian theater-goers will not be bored at this festival. In 2017, actors will present on stage 19 productions of various genres and forms from eight countries.
Gennady Zyuganov visits Belarus
Gennady Zyuganov visits Belarus In the Soviet times, pickles were an indispensible phenomenon of good life. On the last week of September 2017, the leaders of communist parties from former Soviet republics and even Cuba visited the capital of Belarus. The plenum of the Central Council of the Union was held in Minsk. Gennady Zyuganov, the head of the Russian delegation and Communist Party leader, flew a few days before the meeting to get acquainted with the experience of some Belarusian enterprises.

26.09.2017

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Naviband records Sting’s “Fields Of Gold” song in Belarusian language The music group Naviband- representatives of Belarus at Eurovision 2017 has made a cover of Sting’s song “Fields Of Gold” in the Belarusian language. The video where Naviband is performing the song appeared on the official YouTube channel-the group’s channel- on September 25. Photo: screenshot from video
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Belarusians awarded at package design competition in Barcelona The winners of the Pentawards 2017 were named in Barcelona on September 23, 2017.  A Belarusian Angelina Pischikova received a platinum, award in the nomination BEST OF THE OTHER MARKETS CATEGORY for the idea of light bulb packaging. Before the designer was nominated in prestigious awards. Photo:pentawards.org On her social network page Angelina Pischikova took a photo of her award and wrote “Thank you, Pent awards. Thank you, Barcelona”.
Belarusian scientists develop technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells
Belarusian scientists develop technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells Nerve cells cannot be restored! Many of us are so accustomed to this expression that they perceive it as an immutable truth. In fact, this is a myth that is refuted by scientific research. Belarusian scientists went further and developed a technique for accelerated recovery of nerve cells. Thanks to a new field of research - gene therapy - the process can take place 2 to 5 times faster than before. Accelerated recovery of nerve cells will help in the treatment of neurodegenerative illnesses.
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Syria
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Syria On September 25 at the Kolyadichi station, the cargo was put in containers: food, children's clothes and footwear, as well as equipment. This is the third humanitarian campaign of Belarus addressed to Syria. This time the cargo will be delivered by train to the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, and then by sea to Syrian Latakia.
Eurasia.DOC cinema festival underway in Minsk
Eurasia.DOC cinema festival underway in Minsk The second documentary film festival "Eurasia. DOC" is held in Minsk. Directors from 10 countries presented their vision of social and political problems. The program includes 20 pictures. The authors will hold meetings with the audience and master classes. Among other highlights are round tables with well-known experts who act as heroes of many of the festival films.

25.09.2017

“It’s not just a hobby. It’s my favorite job”: Woodcarver and blacksmith about their craft in Belarus
“It’s not just a hobby. It’s my favorite job”: Woodcarver and blacksmith about their craft in Belarus There are about 23,500 registered craftsmen in Belarus. But there are certainly far more people who occupy themselves with it. The Presidential Decree on Crafts will simplify this activity that is necessary not only for people’s self-employment but also for attracting tourists to the country (as it was discussed with the ex-president of Iceland, it’s one of upcoming sectors in Belarus as well as in Iceland). Alena Syrova met with craftsmen, who told her about their passion.
Teatralny Kufar international theater festival gathers 300 artists in Belarus
Teatralny Kufar international theater festival gathers 300 artists in Belarus 20 theaters and 300 participants from all over the world gathered at the forum "Teatralny Kufar" in Minsk. Guests from Chile, Tunisia, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland, the UK and Russia came to Belarus to show their works. Performances are in several languages, including the language of plastics. Teatralny Kufar is held in Minsk for the 14th time. During this time more, than 60 countries took part in the forum.
Miniature edition about Francysk Skaryna presented in Minsk
Miniature edition about Francysk Skaryna presented in Minsk The size of the book is only 5 centimeters in length and 6 in width. The publishing of the collection was timed to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing. The idea belongs to the Museum of Miniature Books in Baku. Which, by the way, is the only one in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

24.09.2017

Naviband presents new music video Run
Naviband presents new music video Run On September 12, Naviband, one of the most popular music band in Belarus, presented a new video for the song “Biažy” (Run). “Biažy” is one of the singles from the album “Illumination”, released in January 2017. According to the group, the video is full of love to the native country and to the profession they adore so much. In the video, artists wear national Belarusian costumes. Kirill Nong became the director of the video. Fans of the band were also invited to take part in the filming.
Day of Greek culture held in Minsk
Day of Greek culture held in Minsk A celebration of Greek culture was held in the center of Minsk. Myths and legends of Ancient Hellas, Olympic Games and the dance of goddesses were presented in Minsk’s Upper Town.

23.09.2017

President Lukashenko awards Russia’s Sakhalin Region Governor with Order of Honor
President Lukashenko awards Russia’s Sakhalin Region Governor with Order of Honor On September 22, 2017 it became known that by order of President Lukashenko, the governor of Russia’s Sakhalin region has been awarded with the Order of Honor. Oleg Kozhemyako received the award for significant contribution into the development of bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Russia.

22.09.2017

UNICEF: Belarus protects children's rights at global level
UNICEF: Belarus protects children's rights at global level Belarus and UNICEF intend to expand cooperation. This was discussed on September 22 in the upper house of the Belarusian parliament at a meeting with the representative of UNICEF in Belarus. The parties agreed to engage more actively businessmen in this matter. Particular attention is paid to projects designed to support the most vulnerable children, as well as to those aimed at combating drugs. At the meeting, an idea was also voiced about the need for to establish the children's ombudsman in Belarus.
Head of Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova meets with Minsk veterans
Head of Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova meets with Minsk veterans The meeting took place at the Minsk City Center for Social Services for Families and Children. Natalia Kochanova discussed with veterans various everyday topics that worry the older generation. Among the topics was social support of pensioners and the patriotic education of youth.
ID cards to be introduced in Belarus from July 1, 2018
ID cards to be introduced in Belarus from July 1, 2018 ID cards will be introduced in Belarus from July 1, 2018. The document will replace the ordinary passport.  As it was reported earlier, ID cards will contain biometric information recorded on a chip. They are almost impossible to forge. Crossing the border with such a card will be faster and more comfortable.
Minsk streets being repaired using German technologies
Minsk streets being repaired using German technologies The basis of repairs is not the laying of a new asphalt, but the processing of the old layer. Thanks to this, repairs are much cheaper, the quality is at a decent level, and twice fewer workers are required. Sergei Smychok, worker, Gordormaterialy:The works themselves are noisy. It turns out a kind of concrete pillow, a concrete base, thanks to which the road can stand for tens of years.
Advantages of white laser invented by Belarusian scientists
Advantages of white laser invented by Belarusian scientists Belarusian specialists are going to patent a unique scientific invention. Foreign colleagues are already interested in it. Besides Belarus, successful experiments in this area are held only in the USA. What are the advantages of white laser and how it will influence our life?

21.09.2017

Teatralny Kufar theater festival starts in Minsk on September 21
Teatralny Kufar theater festival starts in Minsk on September 21 Two dozen performances from about 10 countries will be presented at the theatrical stage of "Teatralny Kufar" festival. The International Festival of Student and Youth Theaters will start on September 21. Russian GITIS team, the Moscow theater "Modern", the theater troupes of Tunisia, the Philippines and Chile have brought their creative works to the Belarusian capital.  Of course, Belarusians will also take part in the contest. More than 200 artists will take part in the festival.
Belarus President awards best soldiers after West-2017 drills
Belarus President awards best officers after West 2017 drills The President of Belarus appreciated the results of the strategic exercise West-2017 (Zapad 2017). The check of the military coherence and power of the Belarus-Russia Union State ended on September 20 at the Borisov training ground. By tradition, the joint teaching takes place every two years, with Belarus and Russia hosting them alternately. In 2017, Belarus was the main theater of action. After the maneuvers, distinguished soldiers and officers received well-deserved awards from the Commander-in-Chief.

20.09.2017

16th - first half 19th century editions of Belarusian printing houses exhibited in National Art Museum
16th - first half 19th century editions of Belarusian printing houses exhibited in National Art Museum A unique exposition of antique editions has opened in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Books of Belarusian printing houses, printed in from the 16th to the first half of the 19th century, are presented there. The earliest of the exhibits is the Gospel from the printing house of the Mamonichy brothers. About a dozen of editions have been picked for the exhibition.
Over 100 works by Napoleon Orda exhibited at National Art Museum
Over 100 works by Napoleon Orda exhibited at National Art Museum A kind of encyclopedia of Belarus is made up of drawings and watercolor of the master of landscape architecture of the XIX century. The heritage of Orda was brought from Krakow (today it houses more than 1,000 works by the artist).
How Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs restores forgotten hits
How Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs restores forgotten hits People's Artist of the Republic of Belarus Nadezhda Mikulich became a guest of the show Morning. Studio of Good Mood and shared her impressions about CTV’s project the Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs.  The singer explained why she chose the song Zorachka to perform at this concert. She also shared her opinion on whether it’s better to perform old songs in an old manner or to make new arrangements and to practice new ways of performing.

19.09.2017

Minsk motorcycle
Bestsellers and innovations of Belarusian motorcycle industry One of the most popular transports in India is rickshaws. There are cycle-rickshaw and even motor-rickshaws. However, two-wheeled vehicles are very popular among Belarusians as well. So there is no doubt that Minsk Motorcycle and Bicycle Plant has all chances to compete in producing of, as they are called in India, "tempos" with Bajaj company, the producer of rickshaws in India. To go fishing and mushrooming like a real biker is both driving and exciting!
Yakub Kolas
Curious facts about Belarusian poet Yakub Kolas All Belarusians know well from school that the father of Yakub Kolas, a famous Belarusian writer, was a forester. That is why, since childhood, picking of berries and mushrooms was a real pleasure for Kolas. Looking at pine trees the writer dreamed of having the same ones in front of his own house.

18.09.2017

Coming back to Belarusian national cuisine My dear land, you are my soul, There is no power in the whole world, that’s strong enough To tear us apart… You are forever in my heart! There is no doubt that every Belarusian knows these words by heart. However, let’s try to look at them from some new and maybe unusual point. Just imagine early Sunday morning in a Belarusian village…
Gutenberg Bible brought to Minsk
Gutenberg Bible brought to Minsk About 600 people from 24 countries gathered in these days in Minsk. On September 14, all of them were united by the history of book printing. International Congress, which was hosted by the National Library, became, without exaggeration, the culmination of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing.
What should be changed in Minsk according to foreigners: Karel Pilny in the new episode of the talk-show What's Going on?
Karel Pilny on how Minsk should change to boost tourism In the new episode of the TV program What’s Going on? on RTR-Belarus European Athletics Vice-President Karel Pilny explains why people don’t celebrate City Day in Prague and why Minsk needs more restaurants. Minsk City Day and the tourism potential of the city were discussed in a recent episode of a talk-show What’s Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus.

17.09.2017

Nikolai Lukashenko brings 6 tons of watermelons to residents of care home for pensioners and disabled
Nikolai Lukashenko brings 6 tons of watermelons to residents of care home for pensioners and disabled The “President’s field” has a good harvest of watermelons this year. Despite the surprises of weather, the berries are a success-they are ripe and sweet. Nikolai Lukashenko, the son of President Lukashenko, treated the residents of a care home to the harvest.

15.09.2017

Belarus President criticizes meteorologists' weather forecasts
Belarus President criticizes meteorologists' weather forecasts Belarus' new Minister of Natural Resources - Andrey Khudyk - was appointed on September 14. The ministry has a huge amount of work ahead, from searching for minerals to improving the work of meteorologists. On September 14 the Belarus President made a number of personnel decisions appointing a new minister, an ambassador and a number of district executive committee leaders.

14.09.2017

Igor Marzalyuk, MP of the Belarusian parliament
Quality of higher education in Belarus falling, Igor Marzalyuk says The talk show "What's Going On?" on RTR-Belarus TV Channel touched on the higher education in Belarus. Egor Khurstalev, host: How fair are reproaches that we have a large number of 'inflated' faculties, exaggerated specialties on which few people want to receive education?
Dental office on wheels: unusual experiment by Belarusian border guards
Dental office on wheels: unusual experiment by Belarusian border guards A dental center is moving from one frontier post to another to provide medical assistance to servicemen. The usual vehicle has a modern filling. Equipment (by the way, almost everything is produced in Belarus) allows you to provide the entire range of dental services. The field office is designed to receive 18 patients per shift.

13.09.2017

Education Ministry about university optimization
Education Ministry about university optimization The results of the Republican Pedagogical Council were discussed at the TV program "What's going on?" on RTR-Belarus.
Belarusian embroidered shirt vyshyvanka: How did new marital status of beauties influence their costumes?
Belarusian embroidered shirt vyshyvanka: How did new marital status of beauties influence their costumes? The main things in life of people from the village Neglyubka have always been reflected in the national costume. We already know the way young and unmarried women dressed up. Now we will tell you about bride’s clothes. At the beginning of the 20th century, weddings in the village Neglyubka were organized according to longstanding traditions. There was a tradition to weep over a bride that parted from the circle of her young friends and entered the world of married women. This influenced a bride’s costume. There was almost no red ornament on her shirt.
Belarusbank top managers sentenced to years in prison
Belarusbank top managers sentenced to years in prison 16.5 years for two: the court of the Central District of Minsk sentenced the former top managers of Belarusbank to prison. First Deputy Chairman of the Board Gennady Gospodarik was sentenced to 7.5 years of imprisonment, while the head of the bank's management Nikolai Tsyrto to 9 years. The men are found guilty of taking bribes in a particularly large amount and exceeding official authority. In addition, both will have property for a total of more than $600,000 confiscated.

12.09.2017

How Minsk celebrated 950th anniversary
How Minsk celebrated 950th anniversary Selfies against the background of hot-air balloons became the most popular photos in Minsk this weekend.  It’s not surprising: when will you have another chance to see so many multicolored hot-air balloons in the sky of a 2-million city? This Festival of Aerostatics must have become the brightest show in the city during Minsk City Day. But there were lots of other events. Minsk turned 950. Absolutely all the couples of young marrieds made a wish to celebrate their golden wedding in 50 years when Minsk turns 1,000.

11.09.2017

Ahmed Al-Eissa: Saudi students may begin receiving education in Belarus
Ahmed Al-Eissa: Saudi students may begin receiving education in Belarus Students from Saudi Arabia may start receiving education in Belarusian universities: representatives of the education ministries of the two countries are discussing this possibility on September 11. The guests are interested in Belarus' experience in the training of engineering and medical specialties. Particular attention is turned to IT technologies. In Minsk, the Saudi delegation will visit a number of major universities of the country, the Academy of Sciences and institutions of general secondary education.

10.09.2017

CTV presenter Stepanyuk presented Minsk Citizen of the Year award
CTV presenter Oleg Stepanyuk presented Minsk Citizen of the Year award True professionals and those who make Minsk better were honored in the Bolshoi Theatre on September 9, 2017. Among them is the CTV presenter Oleg Stepanyuk. To be aware of everything going on in the “Big City” is not just his professional duty; it is his vocation as well.
Minsk Citizen of the Year awards ceremony held in Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater
Minsk Citizen of the Year awards ceremony held in Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater The best professionals of Minsk have been awarded in the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater. As many as 13 people have been awarded the honorary prize of “Minsk Citizen of the Year”. Among them are teachers, doctors, scientists, businessmen- all the people, who contribute to the development of Minsk.
Awards for professionalism and hard work presented in Minsk Town Ratusha
Awards for professionalism and hard work presented in Minsk Town Ratusha Those who make the city even more beautiful and cozy were awarded in Minsk’s Town Ratusha. Certificates, flowers and warm congratulations talented people of Minsk received from the Presidential Administration, the Council of Ministers and the National Assembly. A couple of dozen of people – among them are preschool teachers and pedagogues, workers of the social and ideological sectors, artists and workforce.
Tourists congratulate Minsk on 950th anniversary
Tourists congratulate Minsk on 950th anniversary Tourists from all over the world have come to Minsk to celebrate the main event of the city together with Belarusians. Tourists:Today Minsk is celebrating its birthday. I wish Minsk to stay a good, clean and beautiful city.

09.09.2017

Video: Singing Fountains show in Minsk
Video: Singing Fountains show in Minsk An event hundreds of Minsk resident saw: a grand show “Singing Fountains” was held in Minsk’s Victory Square on September 8, 2017. The bank of the Komsomolskoye lake turned into a big audience hall under the open sky. As many as three natures became one at the same time- water, music and lights. A beautiful combination of fountains striving for the sky accompanied by music and a laser show was a great event of the Minsk City Day’s celebrations. The CTV Channel broadcasted the colorful show live.
Maestro Berin about Singing Fountains show in Minsk
Maestro Berin about Singing Fountains show in Minsk On September 8, 2017 Minsk’s Victory Park held a grand show “Singing Fountains”. Arkady Berin, musical director Singing Fountains show:When the public sings “My Minsk, my capital, a dear to my heart city”, I suppose that there isn’t a better balm to a person’s heart. Salutes, fireworks and altogether, I think, it is a highly artistic and interesting project.
Belarus celebrates Minsk City Day The colors of the celebration are diverse: about 40 platforms work in Minsk on 9 September. The main events are traditionally held near the Sports Palace. Olga Osadchaya, CTV: Many guests came to congratulate Minsk on its anniversary. The city is ready to make everyone feel happy, to surprise and feed, what is very important at a real birthday.
President Lukashenko congratulates Minsk on 950th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates Minsk on 950th anniversary On September 9, 2017 Minsk is celebrating its 950th anniversary from the first moment of the city’s mentioning in the chronicles. The history of Minsk has many heroic and tragic pages. However, every time when Minsk was going through severe challenges, the city found strength to revive once again, and today it is proud to be carrying the honorary name of a Hero City. It is mentioned in the congratulations of the President.

08.09.2017

Tanks, fountains, races: Five events for Minsk City Day
Tanks, fountains, races: Five events for Minsk City Day Minsk is about to celebrate its anniversary. It turns 950 this year. The anniversary will be celebrated with éclat.  Lots of events on this occasion will be held in different parts of the city on September 7-10. There will be fairs, shows, concerts and sporting contests among them. The main events will be held at the weekend on September 9-10.  We chose top 5 of the most interesting events in Minsk and we advise you to visit them.
Polotsk meets Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs on Written Language Day The first days of golden autumn in Belarus were remarkable thanks to three significant events held at the same time. They are Written Language Day, Day of Book Printing and the 1155th anniversary of the legendary town of Polotsk.CTV Channel together with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus presented Belarusian songs to all the citizens and guests of the celebration.What’s more, everyone who came to the town had a chance to visit “Polotsk In Miniature” exhibition, to enjoy delicious Belarusian meals and to meet with famous Belarusian poets at a book exhibition.
Roman Motulsky, the Director of the National Library: “We’ll give Minsk the complete work of Francysk Skaryna’s legacy.”
Roman Motulsky, the Director of the National Library: “We’ll give Minsk the complete work of Francysk Skaryna’s legacy.” According to the legend, at the entrance to the library of Ramesses II, an outstanding pharaoh of Egypt, every visitor could see an inscription with only two words: “Soul remedy”.Since ancient times the library has been considered to be the greatest treasure, as books have the power of creation and destruction.It is not surprising that book printing is one of the greatest inventions of our civilization. Recorded in books, knowledge, discoveries and science have been transmitted from generation to generation. Books or gadgets?

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