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29.05.2017

Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs due in Bobruisk June 7: Tickets come on sale
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs due in Bobruisk June 7: Tickets come on sale "The Golden Collection of the Belarusian Songs" will come on air immediately after the evening news release. The CTV will broadcast a TV version of the concert, which was a sell-out in Gomel. The grandiose project, a 3-hour show by the CTV company, was hosted in the Belarusian language in one of the most modern concert halls of Belarus. Taking part in the concert were Yadviga Poplavskaya, Nikolai Skorikov, Irina Dorofeeva, Alexander Solodukha, Verasy and many others.
Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus?
Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus? A few news from Orsha have come this week. Orsha - a historical town and the "eastern gate of Belarus" - has recently been mentioned by Alexander Lukashenko in a problematic context three times. Even during the President's Address to the people and parliament.
How will education system change in Belarus?
How will education system change in Belarus? The academic year in schools is coming to an end, and, frankly speaking, it has already ended, since the last few days do not play that much role. However, it is going to be a busy summer for the education system, scientists and teachers, because several changes are going to be introduced from September 1. It is necessary to update curricula, make changes to textbooks (everything will not be copied in a short time, but something needs to be done) and lessons will begin at 9 am in most schools in Belarus, at least where it is possible.

28.05.2017

School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko
School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School students presented the President a picture at the end of the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko promised that the picture will have a pride place at the exhibition in the Palace.
Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development
Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development Scientists from Belarus and Russia will be cooperating in the sector of personalized medicine development. The main aim of this approach is to provide every patient with medicine that is appropriate for his organism. In such cases researches are carried out on molecular and genetic levels. Such kind of treatment is certainly more effective. Joint scientific developments have already been carried out. What is more, researchers have agreed on cooperating in the sector cellular technologies.

27.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. The dialogue was on equal terms. Besides asking questions, school students expressed their opinions and their impressions as well. For instance, the topical issue of the school start time was discussed.
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School attendants have their own complaints against textbooks. Some of the texts are written in a difficult to perceive economic language, in other cases it is the other way round when interesting facts are missed.
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. Private life of President Lukashenko as being a father was discussed as well. School attendants asked questions whether Alexander Lukashenko helps his son to do homework and what Nikolai’s favorite subject at school is.
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. All the school attendants listened to the President attentively and then with a child’s spontaneity asked how to become a President. Alexander Lukashenko:I don’t how I became a President and I cannot give you advice how to become one.

26.05.2017

Belarus President signs decree on public security monitoring system
Belarus President signs decree on public security monitoring system The Belarusian President has signed a decree on the system of monitoring public security. The document provides for the development of existing CCTV in the country on the basis of unified technical requirements. The system will work both for preventing offenses and for assisting in solving crimes and tracing individuals, both for the prevention and elimination of emergencies. In this regard, the decree allows the use of video analytics software and special detectors that allow recording certain events.
Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers
Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers Tasks for centralized testing in Belarus in 2017 will fully correspond to the school curriculum, said Alexander Lukashenko on May 26 visiting one of Minsk's schools. Taking part in the meeting on education matters in School No.61 were 300 people. Schoolchildren asked the head of state the questions they wanted to ask. The President urged the Belarusian youth to make their plans and hopes come true in their homeland. For this purpose, all conditions are created in Belarus, moreover, the education system is constantly being improved.
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised Tasks for Centralized Testing in Belarus will be fully consistent with school curriculum already in 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko. On May 26 the President visited school No61 in Minsk. Among those invited are 300 people, including the country's best students and teachers.
UN Sustainable Development Goals Coordinator appointed in Belarus
UN Sustainable Development Goals Coordinator appointed in Belarus What will the world be like by 2030? Belarus will join the implementation of the global goals of sustainable development. Marianna Schetkina, deputy chairwoman of the Council of the Republic, has been appointed as the national coordinator on this matter. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko. Agenda 2030 was discussed by world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2015.
Georgia celebrates Independence Day May 26
Georgia celebrates Independence Day May 26 Georgia celebrates Independence Day, with festivities to be held in major cities and in the capital. On May 26, hundreds of new recruits will take a military oath on Freedom Square in Tbilisi, and military equipment will be displayed on the main avenue. Celebrations will be held under the slogan "I am from the country of Rustaveli". The well-known Georgian poem "Knight in the Panther's Skin" by Shota Rustaveli will be the main theme.

24.05.2017

First BelGee industrial car batch to be ready by July 2017
First BelGee industrial car batch to be ready by July 2017 Construction and installation works are almost 100% complete. The base workshops - welding, painting and assembly, as well as testing - will be ready by June 15. They will then be tested: more than 200 cars are expected to be assembled over the first three days. Experts will evaluate the performance of equipment, quality of assembly. By the end of 2017 BelGee plant has to reach a capacity of 60,000 cars a year.
UK Ambassador to Belarus: We are grateful to Belarus for lent support
UK Ambassador to Belarus: We are grateful to Belarus for lent support A Book of Condolence in connection with the terrorist act at Manchester stadium was opened in the British Embassy in Minsk on May 24, 2017. Ordinary Belarusians and representatives of diplomatic missions from other countries leave words of sorrow and support. Belarusians continue expressing solidarity with the people of Great Britain. The bring flowers to the British Embassy in Minsk.
Belarus chooses the most beautiful girl at Queen Spring
Belarus chooses the most beautiful girl at Queen Spring Snezhana Mikheitseva, a student at the Vitebsk State Technological University, has won the title Queen Spring 2017. A few hours before the announcement of the results, the beauty told the CTV channel that she got a lot of emotions during the preparation. She loves walking on heels and dancing. Snezana also loves sport and does not hide it on her social networks.
Mobile photo exhibition of cosmonauts opens in Cherven
Mobile photo exhibition of cosmonauts opens in Cherven A gallery of works devoted to the conquest of the universe opened at the homeland of the native of Belarus, cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky. Residents and guests of the town of Cherven have a month to see portraits and photographs of sculptures of famous cosmonauts. After that the mobile exhibition will leave for Krupki district - the home of another Belarusian cosmonaut, Vladimir Kovalenok. The idea of ​​such an exposition belongs to the sculptor Ivan Misko.
Foreign Ministry: Belarusians not injured in Manchester attack
Foreign Ministry: Belarusians not injured in Manchester attack There are no Belarusians among the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier the Foreign Ministry recommended Belarusian nationals who are in Manchester to follow the instructions of local authorities and not to visit the scene of the incident.
Belarusians mourn victims of Manchester attack
Belarusians mourn victims of Manchester attack The whole world mourns together with Manchester residents, still shocked after the recent terrorist attack. Belarusians do not stay aside. They carry flowers to the British Embassy in Minsk. Belarusians:We sympathize with the victims and their families. It's a pity that this happens often. It's good that we do not have this. It is unfortunate that the world has become so restless that this can happen in Europe.
Women unions of Tula and Mogilev regions sign cooperation agreement
Women unions of Tula and Mogilev regions sign cooperation agreement Women of Belarus and Russia intend to develop business ties. Such agreement was signed by representatives of women’s unions of the two countries. They agreed to offer production of entrepreneurs’ under a joint brand. They’ll start with fairs and exhibitions. The majority of projects of the Women’s Union in Belarus are social projects. They support the elderly. Families with many children, and children as well.

23.05.2017

Prize winners of Belarus President’s Special Fund for Social Support of Talented Students awarded in Minsk
Prize winners of Belarus President’s Special Fund for Social Support of Talented Students awarded in Minsk Young and successful. Winners and runner-ups of international subject Olympiads, creative competitions and festivals are among the triumphants. Belarus’ talents win dozens of prizes every year. In 2016 Belarusian school students won 70 medals, 16 of which are gold medals for subject Olympiads held abroad.
Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement
Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement President Lukashenko gave directions to allocate funds for the Syrian children’s rest organization.   Summer camps Zubrenok and Rodnichok near Minsk are waiting for them in August. Little citizens of the Middle Eat country will not only improve their health. A recreation program will be organized for them. The children will get acquainted with Belarusian traditions and culture.
Vitebsk jeweler creates IS-2 tank from silver
Vitebsk jeweler creates IS-2 tank from silver Before making an unusual masterpiece of jewelry, Andrei Zhiznevsky reviewed many archive photos. A curious and little-known fact: the best school of jewelers in Belarus was in Vitebsk before WWII. Andrey Zhiznevsky, the jeweler:Inattention, speed, excessive emotions in your head... All these factors affect your work. You just have to work and think about something good.
History of Belarusian diplomacy: people and facts
History of Belarusian diplomacy: people and facts On May 18, 25 years ago, Belarus started to independently determine foreign policy. Therefore, last week Belarusian diplomacy celebrated its 25th anniversary.  Today the image of Belarus is decent in the international arena: Minsk has become a universal negotiating platform. Piotr Kravchenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (1991-1994):Today it is hard to imagine that all the ministry consisted of only about 10 people. Our homeland did not a larger ministry at that time.

22.05.2017

Belarus’ military industry at MILEX-2017
Belarus’ military industry at MILEX-2017 All the power of the Belarusian Army. Exhibition performances were held at International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment on May 21, 2017. Possibilities of military technologies and skills of military men were demonstrated at Minsk-1 Airport’s platform.
Belarus, Ecuador sign agreement on mutual higher education recognition
Belarus, Ecuador sign agreement on mutual higher education recognition Belarusian university diplomas are now officially recognized in Ecuador. The two countries signed an agreement on mutual higher education recognition on May 22, 2017. This step is the realization of agreements made on the highest level before. It is expected that the new status of diplomas will attract students from Ecuador to Belarus.
 Night of Museums held in Minsk
Night of Museums held in Minsk Nitrogen ice-cream and a singing lightning in the museum of experiments. Belarus joined the Night of Museums campaign. It is the only time in the year when hall of the Belarusian National Art Museum wrapped up in darkness, but not total darkness though. Museum visitor: You look at every detail of a picture with a torch and you get to know the masterpiece in more detail. 
Belarus President: Investigative Committee shouldn't break into the house of a person from presidential personnel list
Belarus President: Investigative Committee shouldn't break into the house of a person from presidential personnel list Alexander Lukashenko demanded that head of Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich investigate into the "unpleasant situation" with the newly appointed chairman of the Orsha District Executive Committee.  The President's instruction is to give assessment to the actions of operational services in relation to the official. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Who gave the right to break into the house of a man whose appointment was agreed with the President? 
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration Prior to the optimization of the state apparatus, there must be no increase in salaries. Alexander Lukashenko said this on May 22 meeting with the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova. Today, the Administration faces many tasks. The main ones are the improvement of the business climate. Steps in this area are significant: the legislative base is being improved, the number of inspections is reduced, and the procedure for registering business is being simplified.
FBI interested in experience of Belarusian investigators
FBI interested in Belarusian investigators' experience in combating IT theft The American FBI is interested in the experience of Belarusian investigators. On May 22, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko heard out a report from the head of the Investigative Committee. Ivan Noskevich said the investigative bodies of Belarus are successfully fighting with the so-called carders. However, often Belarusian Internet thieves steal money from American bank cards, so FBI agents want to get support from Belarusian investigators in the fight against IT theft.

21.05.2017

Strength of Belarusian Army: exhibition performances at MILEX-2017
Strength of Belarusian Army: exhibition performances at MILEX-2017 Exhibition performances are being held at International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment on May 21, 2017. At Minsk-1 Airport wrestling master classes have been organized, drones are performing maneuvers in air. As many as 350 kinds of machinery are presented at the exposition. Armored vehicle Caiman and multiple launcher system Polonez are the novelties of Belarusian armament industry, also presented there.
MILEX -2017: Sri Lanka interested in Belarus’ military machinery
MILEX -2017: Sri Lanka interested in Belarus’ military machinery Belarus’ Armed Forces fit the bill concerning modern challenge and threat counterefforts. It was stated by Belarus’ Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov. The strengthening of combating power is carried out in several directions. It is buying new arms and military machinery, which correspond to world standards,
Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus
Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus A Serbian delegation is among those who arrived in the Belarusian capital to participate in the MILEX exhibition. Immediately after the opening of the forum Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov met with his Serbian counterpart. The guest of honor was greeted by all the rules of the ceremonial ceremony, after which both ministers discussed possible options for cooperation. The head of the defense ministry of Serbia expressed interest in developing relations with Belarus in military industry.
Why can’t nightingale warbles season be missed?
Why can’t nightingale warbles season be missed? Why can’t nightingale warbles season be missed? Starling houses are made in spring. People wait for the starling to return from southern countries. When the birds settle down in their new houses, the mating season begins and they sing wonderful songs. However, it unlikely that they will beat the singing of nightingales. The season of nightingale warbles lasts for a few weeks and at the moment it is in full spate. The warbles of nightingales today can be heard in Minsk’s parks, special excursions are organized.
TV program Picture of the World fulfills dreams of 101-year WWII veteran
TV program Picture of the World fulfills dreams of 101-year WWII veteran Nikolai Nikolaevich Vdovin, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, who never ceases to act and dream even at the age of 101, demonstrates wonderful love for life and the TV program Picture of the World helped him to realize two small but important ideas. Victoria Khodosok was the correspondent and organizer.
Caiman and Polonez: Military industry of Belarus shaping new image
Caiman and Polonez: New image of Belarus' military industry Belarus makes not only in dairy produce. Belarusian weapons are famous around the world, too. The international exhibition of weapons and military equipment MILEX 2017 opened on May 20 in Minsk. Our correspondent Yevgeny Pustovoi managed to get into the armored car "Volat" - this is a Belarusian development - and tried to figure out what advantages Belarusian military industry has.

20.05.2017

International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk
International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk The International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opened in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko sent his greetings to the participants and guests of the forum. Alexander Lukashenko said, “This is the largest international forum in Eastern Europe, which is held in Belarus for the 8th time, it reflects the main tendencies and perspectives of the world arms market.
Gomel hosts Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert
Gomel hosts Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert Gomel hosted Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert and the city’s residents loved it. The grand project of the CTV channel, or to be more precise, a three-hour show in the Belarusian language in one of the most modern concert halls of Belarus was a real cultural event. Many Belarusian songs by famous Belarusian artist were performed in a new and sometimes rather unexpected ways. FULL VIDEO OF THE CONCERT

19.05.2017

Belarus and Latvia to host 2021 IIHF World Championship
Belarus and Latvia to host 2021 IIHF World Championship Good news came from German Cologne May 19. Belarus and Latvia will host the World Hockey Championship in 2021. The decision was made at the Congress of the IIHF. Finland was the competitor of Minsk and Riga. The votes divided: 55 vs. 52. The IIHF World Championship is set to take place from 7 to 23 May 2021. It is expected that the final and the semifinal matches will be held in Minsk.
Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian presented in Minsk
Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian presented in Minsk "The wisdom of silent mountains of the silent" is the title of a new book of the series "Light Signs: Poets of China". The idea of ​​creating the collection is to get Belarusians familiar with the culture of China. More than a hundred poems by Chinese poets were translated into the Belarusian language. The book was presented at the House of Friendship in Minsk. In the near future, the Culture Center of Belarus will open in Beijing, which will promote Belarusian art.
Substitute families for pensioners may appear in Belarus
Substitute families for pensioners may appear in Belarus Substitute families for pensioners may appear in Belarus. This is a new kind of social care for Belarus. In such a family, volunteers and non-profit organizations take care of an elderly person. In this case, a contract is concluded, where all the conditions for guardianship are stipulated. For example, such contracts provide for residence conditions. Belarusian MPs offer to conduct such care on a reimbursable basis.
Firecracker thrown at Belarusian embassy in Vilnius: criminal case opened
Firecracker thrown at Belarusian embassy in Vilnius: criminal case opened An unpleasant incident has happened at the Belarusian Embassy in Lithuania. The unknown person threw a firecracker on the territory of the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Vilnius. The firecracker was disguised as a pack of cigarettes. No victims have been reported. The official representative of the embassy has commented on the details of the incident.

17.05.2017

Exhibition of Western European paintings of 18th-19th centuries opens in Brest
Exhibition of Western European paintings of 18th-19th centuries opens in Brest Brest has made a gift to all art connoisseurs on the eve of the International Museum Day. The public can now enjoy paintings of world famous artists of France, England and Germany and Austria of the XVIII and XIX centuries. All these art and craft objects - rare sculptures, jugs, watches and vases - for a long time were in private collections. For example, battle painter Horace Vernet painted even for the Versailles Museum. Today Brest residents and guests of the city can also see the picture of the famous Frenchman.

16.05.2017

Mass cyberattack: Belarus counters “Wanna Cry” malicious virus threat
Mass cyberattack: Belarus counters “Wanna Cry” malicious virus threat At the Beijing One Belt, One Way summit special attention was paid to global security threats. To be more precise, the mass cyberattack, which affected more than 150 countries on May 12, was discussed.
Polotsk to host Belarusian Written Language Day 2017
Polotsk to host Belarusian Written Language Day 2017 The places where the Belarusian Written Language Day will be celebrated have been determined in Polotsk. The main events are to take place in Freedom Square. It was decided at the organizers’ meeting dedicated to celebrative events. Polotsk will be hosting the celebration for the third time. However, the upcoming celebration is special due to the fact that it will be held in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. Polotsk will celebrate its anniversary as well and it will turn 1155 years old.
Book about Enlightenment Age rise on Belarusian lands presented in Mogilev
Book about Enlightenment Age rise on Belarusian lands presented in Mogilev A unique book about the rise of the Enlightenment Age on Belarusian lands was published in Mogilev. The album contains photographs of books, insets, front pages of books which are nearly 50 years old. Some of the books were created by Spiridon Sobol, the follower of Francysk Skaryna. As many as four centuries ago he founded his own printing school in Mogilev.
Producer Maksimkov on how to advertise a country
Producer Maksimkov on how to advertise Belarus Producer Vladimir Maksimkov spoke about the need of creating more newsbreakers during the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus.
Belarusian IT startup team Scrawless into Imagine Cup 2017 semifinal
Belarusian IT startup team Scrawless into Imagine Cup 2017 semifinal A Belarusian IT startup has reached the semifinal of Microsoft's prestigious international competition Imagine Cup. Every year thousands of students developers from all over the world take part in it. The best teams come to Seattle to compete for the top prize. This year, it has doubled and now amounts to $100,000. The winner, who will represent Belarus in Kiev in the semifinal, was determined in the Belarusian High-Tech Park.
Alexandra and Konstantin comment on Naviband’s performance at Eurovision 2017
Alexandra and Konstantin comment on Naviband’s performance at Eurovision 2017 The first representatives of Belarus at Eurovision song contest commented on Naviband’s performance at this competition in 2017 during the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. “Alexandra and Konstantin” is the first duo and a wonderful family couple at the same time. You participated in Eurovision song contest in 2004; You didn’t kiss on the stage, did you?
Composer: Eurovision is a tool, not an end in itself
Composer: Eurovision is a tool, not an end in itself The composer Yevgeny Oleinik expressed his opinion about the task of the Belarusian song "I love Belarus" at Eurovision 2011 during the talk show "What's Going On".

15.05.2017

Tank and military hardware restoration in Belarus: who does it and with what purpose?
Tank and military hardware restoration in Belarus: who does it and with what purpose? Foreign Ambassadors visited the historical and cultural complex “Stalin Line” near Minsk, where they saw military equipment dating back to the Great Patriotic War. Not only Ambassadors, children and tourists are interested in it. In its time Forbes made a list of the most expensive artifacts of the Second World War, among which are airplanes, code converter “Enigma”, collectors pay hundreds and even millions of dollars for military commanders’ awards. However, this family from Shklov restores tanks and other military equipment in the sake of history.
Russia transfers flights from Belarus to international sector Flights from Belarus in Russian airports are transferred to international sectors from May 15, 2017. In this connection passenger service will be changed. Now passengers will be going through border control.
Naviband's Artem and Ksenia: Are they together?
Naviband's Artem and Ksenia: Are they together? Dozens of Belarusian flags in support of Naviband soared above the main arena of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday. In the end, Naviband became 17th out of 42 nations, the two semifinals included. The Portuguese artist Salvador Sobral sang a song about love, as well as the Belarusian duo, and also in his native language. By the way, Naviband's performance had an unusual ending. The kiss of Artem and Ksenia revealed their secret to the world.

14.05.2017

Belarusian China Town: life of Chinese people in Belarus
Belarusian China Town: life of Chinese people in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will be taking part in the international forum One Belt, One Way on May 14, 2017 in China. The Silk Way supposes the creation of a trade corridor for product supplies from the East to the West at reduced rates. All the participant of this grand forum will be able to get some benefits out of it. Especially those countries, which are alike Belarus, found themselves on the new Silk Way.
Belarus celebrates Coat of Arms and Flag Day
Belarus celebrates Coat of Arms and Flag Day Belarus celebrates Coat of Arms and Flag Day Belarus is celebrating the Coat of Arms and Flag Day. Traditionally, it falls on the second Sunday of May starting from 1995. On the day it is common to render honors to the symbols of national unity. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated countrymen on Coat of Arms and Flag Day. President Lukashenko emphasized that each of us must understand that adherence to motherland begins with respect towards national symbols and the country’s heroic past.
TV awards ceremony Televershina 2017 results
TV awards ceremony Televershina 2017 results The 13th Televershina TV awards ceremony was held in Belarus. There were many contenders for statuettes since there are many TV programs in the country. Belteleradiocompany alone is a holding of 11 TV channels together with regional TV channels. But don't forget about such channels as ONT, CTV and RTR-Belarus, which you are currently watching. Tatyana Revizore has the report.
Belarus' Naviband 17th out of 42 nations at Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Belarus' Naviband 17th out of 42 nations at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Portugal won Eurovision Song Contest 2017. A 27-year-old artist Salvador, diagnosed with heart disease, collected the most votes with a ballad about love. This contestant, by the way, was the only one who sang without the support of dance on the stage. Only music and voice. Moreover, he sang in Portuguese. The word still proved to be clear to both the audience and the jury.

13.05.2017

Belarus’ Naviband to perform 3rd in Eurovision  2017 final
Belarus’ Naviband to perform 3rd in Eurovision 2017 final The winner of the 62nd Eurovision song contest will be announced tonight. Belarusians are competing for the crystal microphone-the main prize of the competition. Belarus’ Naviband will perform under number three in the final. As many as 26 countries altogether will perform in the final. They were appraised by the contest’s jury during the general rehearsal, held the day before. Now it is up to the viewers ti decide.

12.05.2017

Belarus to perform 3rd in 2017 Eurovision final
Belarus to perform 3rd in 2017 Eurovision final Belarus’ NAVIBAND will perform 3rd in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv on May 13. The Belarusian band earlier made it to the final with the song Story of My Life sung in Belarusian, which is the first time in the contest’s history. It’s not known what place the guys took in the second semifinal but their song and sincerity obviously charmed Europeans.
NAVIBAND: Two hard days are still ahead at Eurovision
NAVIBAND: Two hard days are still ahead at Eurovision Belarus has made it to the final of Eurovision 2017. NAVIBAND performed their song Story of My Life number 14 and this number proved successful. Last night the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest finished in Kyiv. Only 10 out of the 18 performers entered the final. In addition to Belarus making it to the final were Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Denmark, Israel, Romania, Norway, the Netherlands and Austria. Already on May 12, all the 26 countries will hold the final rehearsal on the main stage of Eurovision. 
NAVIBAND: We're enjoying ourselves at Eurovision!
NAVIBAND: We're enjoying ourselves at Eurovision! Belarus' NAVIBAND, with the song Story of My Life, have qualified for the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv on May 11. 18 performers contested another 10 places in the final.  Artem Lukyanenko, Naviband:Before the semifinal, we tried not to talk to anyone, we switched off our phone and did not answer calls. I understand that for many it can be fun. But it's not just the stage of our solo concert, this is a big event where you need to concentrate.
NAVIBAND's parents: Europeans didn't know Belarusian language is so beautiful
NAVIBAND's parents: Europeans didn't know Belarusian language is so beautiful The second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest finished in Kyiv on May 11. 18 performers contested another 10 places in the final. Belarus' NAVIBAND, with the song Story of My Life, have also went to the finals.
Belarus' Naviband into Eurovision 2017 final
Belarus' Naviband into Eurovision 2017 final The second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest has just finished in Kyiv. 18 performers contested another 10 places in the final. Belarus' Naviband, with the song Story of My Life, have also went to the finals. The jury and spectators appreciated the flight of the Belarusians on the Eurovision stage. Journalists have called the number of Naviband fable-like, while the duo one of the most authentic in the history of the contest. It seemed that thousands of people at the arena in Kyiv sang along with Ksenia and Artem - Heyheyhayayayayo!!

11.05.2017

Belarus' National Academy of Sciences to open branch in Cairo
Belarus' National Academy of Sciences to open branch in Cairo Belarus' National Academy of Sciences will open a branch in Cairo. It will promote Belarusian technologies and developments in Egypt. The scientists of the two countries are determining priority projects on May 11 in Minsk. The guests are particularly interested in cooperation in the fields of agriculture, engineering, mining, and environmental protection.
Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says
Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says The delegation of the Rostov region on May 11 is visiting a number of Minsk enterprises. The guests are also interested in the experience of Belarus in the social sphere. Meeting with the staff of the Mother and Child Center, the guests noted the high level of medicine. It was decided to make contacts between Belarusian and Rostov Region specialists permanent.
2017 Televershina TV contest winners to be announced on May 12
2017 Televershina TV contest winners to be announced on May 12 The winners of the 13th National Television Competition Televershina will be announced on May 12. Winners will be named in 25 nominations. Among them are both team and personal ones. The best program, reporter, presenter, producer, cameraman, social advertising and television design. All these are intriguing nominations. But the main award of the competition is the Grand Prix, which determines the most worthy television project. A professional jury will decide on the winners. It includes well-known filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and journalists.
NAVIBAND to perform in the second semifinal of Eurovision 2017 May 11
Belarus' NAVIBAND to perform in semifinal 2 at Eurovision 2017 on May 11 Tonight Kyiv will host the second semifinal of the international song contest Eurovision 2017. Representatives of Belarus, NAVIBAND, will compete for a place in the final. NAVIBAND will be 14th in the semifinal.  Competing with them will be the main favorite of the competition - a 17-year-old artist from Bulgaria. A total of 18 songs will sound tonight. Belarus will sing the song The Story of My Life. For the first time, a song in Belarusian will be sung at Eurovision Song Contest.

10.05.2017

Grodno celebrates Victory Day 2017
Grodno celebrates Victory Day 2017 Belarus' Grodno celebrate Victory Day with a parade and the re-enactment of a battle celebrated. Hundreds of people gathered on May 9 at the Mound of Glory. The procession of memory stretched over the entire Avenue of Cosmonauts. Taking part in the procession were students, ordinary citizens and tourists. Veterans were greeted with stormy applause.
More than 650 thousand people partake in Victory Day 2017 celebrations
More than 650 thousand people partake in Victory Day 2017 celebrations More than 650 thousand people took part in celebrating Victory Day 2017 in Belarus. Events dedicated to the celebration were held all over the country. This celebration is traditionally marked by whole families. What is more, hundreds of tourists come to Belarus for May celebrations.

09.05.2017

Victory Day-2017 in Minsk: Belarus’ capital holds festive events
Victory Day-2017 in Minsk: Belarus’ capital holds festive events Belarus is celebrating Victory Day. Hundreds of Minsk residents gathered near the Sports Palace and Victory Square. This is where the celebration is to its full height. Minsk turned into one big festive platform today. Music is heard from each corner of the city. Atmosphere is celebratory. Many people came to Victory Park, and not only Minsk residents came, but guests of Belarus’ capital as well. Not only were the best moments of the 1940’s discussed today.
Alexander Lukashenko: Everything will be done to restore villages
Alexander Lukashenko: Everything will be done to restore villages After the official events in Victory Square in Minsk President Lukashenko met with journalists. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the situation in the world today, about the development of the regions, the situation with Belarusian ice hockey and many other things. Correpondent: When you were speaking in the National Assembly, you were setting a task before the government and the local vertical restore small towns in Vitebsk region. What should authorities pay attention to?
Belarus President thanks veterans for victory in WWII
Belarus President thanks veterans for victory in WWII Belarus is marking the anniversary of the Great Victory. The official celebrations on May 9 began with the laying of wreaths and flowers to the obelisk at Victory Square in the center of Minsk. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the festive ceremony. Addressing the audience, the head of state said that the Belarusian people will never stop admiring the courage of their fellow countrymen who have passed through the fire of war.
Veterans drive through Gomel in retro cars on Victory Day
Veterans drive through Gomel in retro cars on Victory Day Victory Day is celebrated outside of the Belarus capital, too. Thus, Gomel citizens marched on May 9 in a solemn procession along the main street of the city. According to various estimates, up to 10,000 people took part in it. Military equipment also partook in the procession aiming to commemorate WWII victims. Veterans are in the center of attention these days. On this day, they took seats in retro cars.
Belarus President's Victory Day 2017 speech
Belarus President's Victory Day 2017 speech Every third citizen of Belarus was killed in the most brutal and destructive war of the 20th century, WWII. During the occupation, more than two hundred cities and nearly 10,000 villages were destroyed. The official celebrations on May 9 began with the laying of wreaths and flowers to the obelisk at Victory Square in the center of Minsk.
Victory Day 2017: Wreath laying ceremony and Belarus President's speech (video)
Victory Day 2017: Wreath laying ceremony and Belarus President's speech (video) On May 9, Belarus celebrates Victory Day. By tradition, the nationwide campaign "Belarus Remembers!" was held in the center of Minsk. Flowers and wreaths were laid at the Victory Monument in the center of the capital. The President of the country, Alexander Lukashenko, took part in it. Note: this is the broadcast of the entire ceremony without English translation. See the President's speech and veterans' impressions at the link below
Veterans all over Belarus celebrate WWII victory anniversary
Veterans all over Belarus celebrate WWII victory anniversary Victory Day is celebrated outside of the Belarus capital, too. Brass bands will sound today at the Brest Fortress. On this day, Brest residents gather in the fortress with their families.  There are many foreign tourists these days among the guests of the city. 
MTZ's creative Victory Day congratulation
MTZ's creative Victory Day congratulation (video) Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) decided to organize an unusual congratulation on Victory Day.  One hour before midnight, 160 vehicles and tractors lined up at the plant entrance. Exactly at midnight, they turned on dipped headlights forming the word ПОБЕДА! (in Russian: "Victory!"). Thus MTZ became one of the first to congratulate Belarusians on the holiday. How does Belarus usually mark Victory Day? See here.
Belarus President congratulates compatriots on Victory Day
Belarus President congratulates compatriots on Victory Day Belarus today marks a day of remembrance and deep gratitude. May 9 is one of the dearest dates to each Belarusian. It was Belarus that was the first of the USSR republics to have taken the blow of the Nazi invaders.  During the occupation, the enemy destroyed more than 200 cities and nearly 10,000 villages.  Every third Belarusian perished in the most brutal and destructive war of the 20th century.  That is why Belarus treats soldiers, guerrillas, and underground fighters with special attention.

08.05.2017

Battle of Berlin reconstructed at Stalin Line
Battle of Berlin reconstructed at Stalin Line The Battle of Berlin was carried out near Minsk in the presence of diplomats. One of the battles, which took place on May 8, 1945, was reconstructed at Stalin Line Historical and Cultural Complex. Dozens of equipment units, hundreds of reenactors, and thousands of spectators. Diplomats and their families visited such an event for the first time.
Victory Day in Belarus: Belarusians lay flowers to commemoration site
Victory Day in Belarus: Belarusians lay flowers to commemoration site In celebratory silence and festive surrounding. The growing tulips in Victory Square decorate the place on the threshold of Victory Day. No matter what the weather is, they start flowering at this time of the year. Mulberry peaceful colors remind about the bloodshed of millions of Soviet soldiers for Victory.
Vladimir Vashchenko about high qualification of emergency units in Belarus
Vladimir Vashchenko about high qualification of emergency units in Belarus Belarusian rescuers were rehearsing actions in event of chemical spill on May 6, 2017. Dozens of equipment units with the support of aviation liquidated the aftermath of an emergency drill at a plant on a range near Borisov. Mikhail is a student of Belarussian State Agricultural Academy. He is taking part in a specialized competition of the Emergency Ministry for the third time. The main task is to show his personal development which will be able to help save people in emergency situations in real life.
Festival of wind bands held in Minsk
Festival of wind bands held in Minsk Dozens of touching war compositions about one story. The traditional festival of wind bands was held in Minsk on May 6, 2017 by Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ). Songs lifted the soldiers’ spirit during the war, people died and won with them. May be for this reason a war song today has a special meaning for veterans and hopefully for the generation living under peaceful skies.
Chairman of Veterans administration: I promise that we will reach and remember every veteran
Chairman of Veterans administration: I promise that we will reach and remember every veteran Scarlet carnations and wreaths in remembrance of the dead during the Great Patriotic War were laid on the memorial stone of the Mound of Glory on May 6, 2017. Semyon Shapiro, the Chairman of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee, parliamentarians, and representatives of public organizations took part in the solemn ceremony. Students of nearly 40 schools, vocational schools and colleges set up an interactive exposition "Memory of the Heart" at the foot of the memorial.
93-year-old former scout about his sports life
93-year-old former scout about his sports life Another hero of the Great Patriotic War is Mikhail Bobrov, an honorary citizen of St. Petersburg, a brave scout and a man whose soul and mind are always young. By the way, his body is strong and young too, since he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest conqueror of the North Pole. You will see an interview with him in the program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev on Victory Day, May 9. I propose you a part of the conversation that was not included in the program, but it is very interesting and optimistic...
NAVIBAND present Eurovision 2017 talisman
NAVIBAND present Eurovision 2017 talisman Two final rehearsals of the first semifinal of the international song contest Eurovision 2017 will take place in Kiev on May 8. Participants from Belarus have taken a timeout. Their performance will be held on May 11. This is the second semi-final. NAVIBAND struck the public with sincerity at the opening ceremony and also heightened attention of the press thanks to an unusual talisman.
Belarusian veterans share memories of WWII
Belarusian veterans share memories of WWII Let's return from political and hockey losses and wins back to the main victory. May 9 is the national holiday in Belarus. This is a red-letter day not only on the calendar, but also in the hearts of many people with whom the author of the next story - Yevgeny Pustovoy - met this week.
2017 Victory Day events begin in Minsk
2017 Victory Day events begin in Minsk Victory Day ends the series of the so-called May holidays in Belarus. Boutonnieres on the lapels of TV presenters' costumes is not a mere formality: an apple-tree flower with a ribbon of colors of the Belarusian flag is a symbol of rebirth. Without May 9, 1945, there would be no modern sovereign Belarus. In Belarus, this holiday is honored and celebrated at the state level. There are few countries where May 9 is still a national holiday. A solemn meeting and a festive concert were held in Minsk on May 6. Tatyana Revizore has details of today's events.
"Beautiful, friendly, tasty!" What Chinese journalists think about Belarus
"Beautiful, friendly and tasty!" What Chinese journalists think about Belarus Another group of foreign guests was in the spotlight these days - Chinese journalists from the central and regional media of that huge and influential country. In scale, China and Belarus are like an elephant and a dog from the famous fable - no offense to us. Although we can say it in another way: the dragon and the stork. Not only size matters. The important geographical position of Belarus, which is on the new Great Silk Road, the principled political position, the authority of Lukashenko in the presidential community...

07.05.2017

Results of Zolotaya Litera-2017 announced
Results of Zolotaya Litera-2017 announced As many as four newspapers were named the best at the same time. These are the results of the print media competition Zolotaya Litera-2017 (Golden Letter-2017). Winners were named in 23 nominations. The competition is traditionally held on the Print Media Day. What is more, this day was celebrated at the Mass Media in Belarus exposition. She is at work even during a celebration.
Care for veterans remains Belarus’ priority
Care for veterans remains Belarus’ priority Introduction of modern methods and buying medical equipment for the support and improvement of Great Patriotic War veterans’ health. The care for the front-liners remains Belarus’ priority. Among the measures of social protection are travel privileges and discounts on housing and public utilities, free medication. It turns out that veterans are in need of repairing their flats and houses. With every year the number of participants of the war is less and less. The government’s attention today is the least what can be done for them.

06.05.2017

Victory Day events begin in Palace of the Republic
Victory Day events begin in Palace of the Republic Official events dedicated to Victory Day began with a solemn meeting in the Palace of the Republic on May 6, 2017. Traditionally the main guests of the event are veterans and war workers. Such meetings are more valuable with every year. For this reasons before the concert begins, veterans gather near the hall and talk to one another and only then take their seats.
Veterans honored at Belarusian Army Drama Theater
Veterans honored at Belarusian Army Drama Theater Veterans were honored on behalf of the Defense Ministry on the threshold of Victory Day. A ceremonial reception was held at the Belarusian Army Drama Theater.
War memorial opened in Minsk on May 6
War memorial opened in Minsk on May 6 A war memorial to soldiers of different nationalities, who liberated the territory of Belarus from fascists, was opened in Minsk on May 6, 2017. Distinguished architect Yuri Gradov and sculptor Konstantin Selikhanov were working on the monument for months. The subject of war is close to both of them. Yuri Gradov saw the war when he was only four, but the grandson of the Soviet sculptor and People’s Artist knows about the war from his grandfather.

05.05.2017

Kiev to close sky during Eurovision 2017
Kiev to close sky during Eurovision 2017 Flights within a radius of 15 kilometers from the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv, which will host Eurovision Song Contest, will be banned. Special security measures will be in effect in the Ukrainian capital until May 14. It is reported that the restrictions will not affect regular and charter flights as well as flights for medical purposes, life-saving and those necessary for Eurovision 2017 itself.
Belarus to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine
Belarus to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine Belarus will provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine sending it the basic necessities, products and other things. A number of enterprises are entrusted to collect goods. In accordance with the government's decision, the delivery of the cargo will be provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo of humanitarian assistance Belarus earlier provided to Syria
First social house in Vitebsk, built with Chinese investments, welcomes new settlers
First social house in Vitebsk, built with Chinese investments, welcomes new settlers The first multi-apartment social house in Vitebsk, built with Chinese investments, welcomed new settlers May 5. Townspeople who especially needed such state support will finally receive apartments. These are large families and families raising disabled children, orphans and single-citizens who are unemployed for sickness.
CTV Channel presents two TV programs at Media in Belarus exhibition
CTV Channel presents two TV programs at Media in Belarus exhibition The most pressing trends of modern journalism are on the largest media platform in Europe. The international exhibition "Media in Belarus" continues its work in Minsk. Traditionally, the CTV Channel also participates in the forum. On May 4, our channel presented Sports News and the program "Morning. Studio of Good Mood." The main characters were our TV presenters and journalists. The audience took part in creative competitions to the accompaniment of songs and dances. In addition, anyone could try themselves in the role of a reporter.

04.05.2017

First ice-cream museum opens in Minsk
First ice-cream museum opens in Minsk Ice-cream as a cultural event. The first museum of many people’s favorite treats was opened in Minsk on May 4, 2017. More than 150 pieces will be exhibited here every month. Thy will tell people about the history, the tastes and the era of ice-cream. Every piece was handmade by artists and designers. Visitors of the museum will have an opportunity to visit a copy ice-cream museum which was opened in Paris in as early as the 19th century, to see the largest ice-cream in Belarus, to see a factory where ice-cream is made.
50th Rifle Division’s Victory Banner exhibited in Minsk
50th Rifle Division’s Victory Banner exhibited in Minsk Under the victory banner are significant things of front-line soldiers. A meeting of four generations: veterans, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren met at the Belarusian Museum of Military History on May 4, 2017. Relatives of the participants of war actions gave personal things of front-line officers to the funds. Among the things are photographs, shells, and favorite things of fatherland defenders.

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