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08.09.2017

Mayor: We want Minsk to be a comfortable city
Mayor: We want Minsk to be a comfortable city The capital of Belarus in the meantime is preparing to celebrate the 950th anniversary. The exhibition "Compare Minsk" opened in the city on September 6.
II International Medical Forum underway in Minsk
II International Medical Forum underway in Minsk The International Minsk Medical Forum gathered more than 1,500 leading scientists and doctors from Belarus, Russia, Japan, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Austria, Germany and Italy Before the forum, Belarusian manufacturers of medicines and medical equipment presented their novelties.

07.09.2017

Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert held in Polotsk on Written Language Day
Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs concert held in Polotsk on Written Language Day The Golden Collection of Belarusian Songs came to the tsardom that is ancient but stays forever young, to the cradle of saints and sacred things, to the town where I was born through the Lord’s will… Maybe that’s exactly what first Belarusian book printer Francysk Skaryna would write about this song festival.

06.09.2017

Minsk National Airport introduces new ground traffic rules
Minsk National Airport introduces new ground traffic rules Another news which is more likely to be connected with economics, though the National Airport is saying that it concerns security requirements. New ground traffic rules have been introduced in the airport. The rules drew a response among passengers, some of them called on the hotline. The changes concern arriving passengers. Those who are being met at the airport have to make a long way to the car, if it is not an airport transfer meeting them. The distance is not small, if to consider the luggage.
BelTA photo exposition opens in Minsk September 6
BelTA photo exposition opens in Minsk September 6 It is possible to find out what Minsk looked like more than a century ago at the photo exposition “Minsk: Then and Now”. It opened in Minsk on 6 September. The unique photo project of BelTA news agency shows Minsk in development. As many as 50 archive works starting from 1916 are presented there. Rare photographs tell about the construction of the first state department store, about the reconstruction of the Trinity Suburb and the whole city from the ruins of the Great Patriotic War.
Norwegian yacht gets ashore in Vitebsk Region
Norwegian yacht gets ashore in Vitebsk Region The yacht, weighing about six tons, was forced to make a stop ten meters away from the river bank in the village of Buraya in the Dubrovna district. There were three citizens of Norway aboard, including an interpreter. They were going down the Dnieper River from Smolensk to Turkey. The Emergencies Services of the Republic of Belarus rendered all the necessary help and freed the boat, so the travelers continued their journey to the Black Sea.
Naviband celebrate leather wedding anniversary
Naviband celebrate leather wedding anniversary Soloists of the popular Belarusian band NAVI celebrate a leather wedding - their third anniversary. Ksenia Zhuk and Artem Lukyanenko got married on September 5, 2014 and all this time they have been together in life and profession. On her social networking page, the couple published a wedding photo and signed it in Belarusian: "Three years ago". Photo from Instagram
Collection of Belarusian proverbs published in Chinese
Collection of Belarusian proverbs published in Chinese Belarusian tales, legends and riddles have been translated into Chinese. Thanks to the joint work of scientists from the two countries, a collection of samples of folk wisdom - proverbs and sayings - has been recently published. The countries plan to publish a multi-volume book, which will be dedicated to the monuments of spiritual culture of Belarus.
BRSM Youth Union celebrates 15th anniversary
BRSM Youth Union celebrates 15th anniversary 15 good deeds for the 15th anniversary of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM). Activists of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union will celebrate the birthday of the organization with labor. On September 6, they will work in the newly built youth patriotic center in the Brest Fortress. Volunteers will arrange a festival for pupils of a Minsk orphanage. In Vitebsk, the BRSM also plans some charitable events.  In general, festive projects under the motto "Only together and only forward" are held throughout Belarus.

05.09.2017

Helena Meraai
Helena Meraai will represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2017 The qualifying round of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has been held in Belarus lately. According to the results of the contest Helena Meraai was chosen to represent the country. Quite unusual name for Belarus… Helena Meraai, the representative of Belarus at Junior Eurovision: My name in Helena Meraai. I’m 14 and I’m Belarusian. My father is Syrian. My mother is Belarusian. I was born in Belarus. What contests were the main in your life?
MTZ tractor plows image of Belarusian ornament near Minsk National Airport
MTZ tractor plows image of Belarusian ornament near Minsk National Airport The text “Belarus-a dream country” and an element of the national ornament have been plowed in a field near Minsk National Airport by the MTZ plant. As many as three Belarusians with iron hearts left their autographs in the field. It took them two weeks to do that. The smallest of the tractors did the ornament, the largest of the tractors MTZ-82 and energy-intensive did the text with great effort.
Smolevichi college students to study Chinese language
Smolevichi college students to study Chinese language The Smolevichi District Executive Committee and the Belarusian-Chinese Industrial Park have signed a cooperation agreement. According to the agreement, the students of the Smolevichi college will be studying the Chines language. It will allow to train highly qualified specialists for joint projects, to get rid of the language barrier. What is more, initiatives in the agricultural sector are expected. Chinese investors are interested in building an agricultural complex with modern greenhouses.
Gomel State University named after F.Skaryna joins Magna Charta Universitatum
Gomel State University named after F.Skaryna joins Magna Charta Universitatum Gomel State University named after Francysk Skaryna has joined the Great Charter of European universities - Magna Charta Universitatum. The document was signed in the Hungarian city of Pécs. Joining the Magna Carta is an important step in the integration of Belarusian universities into the international system of higher education.
Belarus' Development Bank donates 17 new MAZ buses to rural schools
Belarus' Development Bank donates 17 new MAZ buses to rural schools As many as 17 buses for pupils of rural schools were donated on September 4 by the Development Bank to various regions of Belarus. The vehicles were transferred in line with the program School Bus, which provided for the production of 300 buses over 5 years. It is planned that by November 2017, 44 more buses will be sent to regions.
Syrian girl operated in Belarus discharged from Children's Oncology Center
Syrian girl operated in Belarus discharged from Children's Oncology Center As reported by the medical team, the 10-year-old patient is in a satisfactory condition. On September 4, with the help of diplomats, she flew back to her homeland. Belarusian surgeons earlier removed a tumor from the 10-year-old Syrian girl. The girl, as part of a group of Syrian children, was recuperating in Belarus at the invitation of the President Alexander Lukashenko. 
First Skaryna Bible to be on display in Minsk
First Skaryna Bible to be on display in Minsk An invaluable book in a fireproof suitcase: a literary artifact - the first Skaryna Bible - was delivered to Minsk from Moscow on September 4. The book in the Belarusian language has arrived to the writer’s native land for the first time. Nina Kolymago, scientist, National History Museum:When we bring such valuables from other counties we send them a report in which we in detail describe all the conditions where the book will be stored, in what building, in what temperature, who will guard it and so on.

04.09.2017

Unusual train carriage to appear in Minsk metro
Unusual train carriage to appear in Minsk metro An unusual train carriage will start running in Minsk metro from September 4, 2017. Brazilian graffitists have painted it. Minsk City Executive Committee approved of the idea. The Latin American artists needed a couple of days to make the idea come true. One side of the carriage reflects sunny Brazil; the other side has Belarusian motives painted on it. In a way, it is a present from street artists of world level.
Final of “Live classics” competition held in Polotsk
Final of “Live classics” competition held in Polotsk The final of the grand Republican competition “Live classics” was held in Polotsk, on the Belarusian Written Language Day. However, only 13 best young poetry readers managed to make it to the final. They had to compete with 13,000 boys and girls, who participated in the elimination rounds with the loved poems of Belarusian authors.
Stolichnoe Televidenie announces projects for new TV season
Stolichnoe Televidenie announces projects for new TV season Before the start of the new TV season, CTV Channel has announced new projects. Nina Bogdanova, CTV presenter:It is our task to increase the medical literacy of people. Now the TV doctor Nina Bogdanova is ready to provide medical aid right from the TV screen.
CTV Channel documentary: Francysk Skaryna's Psalter
CTV Channel documentary: Francysk Skaryna's Psalter The Psalter. This book by Francysk Skaryna begins the era of Belarusian book printing. The documentary takes you back to those days to see how the Psalter was created, what the printing press looked like and what paper and paints were made of.   Anastasia Benedysyuk, CTV Channel: In fact, the Psalter is Skaryna's first investment project. Earlier than Russians and Ukrainians, we, Belarusians, received the first printed book in our native language.
Mikołaj Hussowski: Curious facts about Belarusian-Polish poet
Mikołaj Gusowski: Documentary about Belarusian-Polish poet There was a time when Latin was an international language. It was aristocratic. And the person we will talk about today managed to join this club of chosen ones. His story is wrapped in countless legends, conjectures and lies. In order to learn the truth, it was necessary to travel the whole path of Mikołaj Hussowsky who is a Belarusian poet and humanist, the author of the poem “The Song about Bison, Its Stature, Ferocity and Hunt” and one of the most mysterious personalities of Belarusian culture.
Skaryna postage stamp presented during Belarusian Written Language Day in Polotsk
Skaryna stamp presented during Belarusian Written Language Day in Polotsk Polotsk has marked the Day of Written Language with a bang. On September 2, a large-scale theatrical performance unfolded on the main square of the city. Numbers featuring popular artists, soloists of the Bolshoi Theater recreated on the stage the centuries-old history of the origin of Belarusian statehood - from Rogvolod to our days. A disco gathered youth at night. Polotsk did not sleep until morning.
2017/18 academic year begins in Belarus
2017/18 academic year begins in Belarus On September 1, more than 110,000 small Belarusians began new school year. This day is special for each of them. Children wait for it with impatience, and preparations begin in early summer. White bowknots, bouquets that hardly fit in their hands and a new stylish school uniform. They have been preparing all childhood, so that today everyone can tell from afar: a first-grader is coming.

03.09.2017

Georgia’s Tbilisoba festival held in Minsk
Georgia’s Tbilisoba festival held in Minsk Tbilisoba 2017. The first autumn weekend in Minsk passed with Georgian warmth and color. On September 2, 2017 the Belarusian capital started dancing lezginka and acharuli (traditional Georgian dances). All of this was accompanied by the driving Caucasian rhythms in performance of the legendary “Georgian voices”.
Winners of National Literature Award announced in Belarus’ Polotsk
Winners of National Literature Award announced in Belarus’ Polotsk Polotsk is celebrating the Belarusian Written Language Day throughout the entire weekend. Word prevails here on September 3. Belarusian printing was founded 500 years ago. The name of Francysk Skaryna and other educators was mentioned here not once. The winners of the National Literature Award have been announced in Polotsk.
Victims of Nazi death camps honored in Belarus’ Trostenets
Victims of Nazi death camps honored in Belarus’ Trostenets To honor the memory of those who faught for their Motherland. A meeting was held in Trostenets,where the victims of Nazi death camps were rememered. School students laid flowers to the monument and installed memorial signs with the names and surnames of Minsk resistance fighters. It was quite symbolic, because on September 2, 1945 the Second World War came to an end.
Memorial sign of Belarusian Statehood opened in Polotsk
Memorial sign of Belarusian Statehood opened in Polotsk All the roads today lead to Polotsk. The most ancient town of Belarus is celebrating its 1,155th anniversary. This is the place where Francysk Skaryna was born, the man who printed the first book in the Belarusian language 500 years ago. In honor of this event a National celebration has been established – the Day of Belarusian Written Language. The official start of the celebration will be announced from the main concert stage of Polotsk. The President emphasized that the Day of Belarusian Writing has become a real symbol of Belarus’ independence.
Nikolai Lukashenko partakes in charity run to support seriously ill children
Nikolai Lukashenko partakes in charity run to support seriously ill children A charity run was held in Ostroshitsky Gorodok. A couple of hundred of participants, including the youngest son of the President Nikolai Lukashenko, he run the distance to support seriously ill children. This charity campaign is held all over the country. The participants of it must run 100 thousand kilometers. If Belarusians reach the target distance, the organizers of the campaign will transfer money to the State Institution “Republican Children Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation” for every meter the participants overcome.

02.09.2017

Belarusian scientists to develop new cancer diagnostic method
Belarusian scientists to develop new cancer diagnostic method Belarusian scientist will create a new method of diagnosing cancer. A special photo device will transform the signal of biomolecules into an optical signal, which will allow to quickly and qualitatively diagnose this or that kind of cancer. The project is realized together with chemists from Latvia, Lithuania, France and Spain.
Parade in honor of Belarusian Written Language Day held in Polotsk
Parade in honor of Belarusian Written Language Day held in Polotsk All the roads today lead to Polotsk. The most ancient town of Belarus is celebrating its 1,155th anniversary. This is the place where Francysk Skaryna was born, the man who printed the first book in the Belarusian language 500 years ago. In honor of this event a National celebration has been established – the Day of Belarusian Written Language. The official start of the celebration will be announced from the main concert stage of Polotsk.
Alexander Lukashenko about prestige value and prospects of vocational education
Alexander Lukashenko about prestige value and prospects of vocational education On September 1, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko personally congratulated all those who work and study at Minsk State Auto-Mechanical College named after academician М .S. Vysotsky on Knowledge Day. As many as 1,600 people study at this college. All in all, 190 thousand Belarusians are obtaining specialized and vocational education. It means that working professions are popular.

01.09.2017

Belarus celebrates Knowledge Day, academic year begins
Belarus celebrates Knowledge Day, academic year begins Belarus has marked Knowledge Day and the beginning of a new academic year. The morning of September 1 is always special for schoolchildren, students and their parents. 3,500 educational institutions opened in Belarus after the summer holidays. The President of Belarus has congratulated students, teachers and scientific and pedagogical workers on Day of Knowledge.
Personal archive photos of Belarus President presented at Independence Palace
Personal archive photos of Belarus President presented at Independence Palace A photo exhibition about the most important landmarks of the history of sovereign Belarus has opened in the Palace of Independence. It covers the last two decades from the life of the Belarusian state. The exhibition is inextricably linked with the activities of President Alexander Lukashenko. The historical shots depict meetings with famous political and cultural figures and photos from the personal archive of the Belarusian leader.
Hi-Tech Park donates computer class for Minsk College of Electronics
Hi-Tech Park donates computer class for Minsk College of Electronics Belarusian colleges are able to train high-quality personnel for the largest IT companies and the High-Tech Park, said Chairman of the Council of the Republic visiting the Minsk College of Electronics on September 1. With the support of the HTP and large Belarusian companies, the Council of the Republic gave the college a new computer class.
Dmitry Boyarovich, CTV reporter
Taras on Parnassus: Literary Detective Taras Na Parnase: Literary Detective is the movie by CTV reporter Dmitry Boyarovich on one of the most mystical poems in Belarusian literature. *** Taras on Parnassus. The most mysterious poem in Belarusian literature. It’s the matter of dispute between scientists. It’s edited all around the world. What does Haradok, Vitebsk region, have in common with St. Petersburg? How could the main character get to another world? Why does the question of authorship is still open? It’s time to get some answers.
Taras Na Parnase: The Belarusian mystic folk poem
Taras Na Parnase: Mystic Belarusian folk poem A series of documentaries dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing continues on the CTV Channel. The CTV has aired the second documentary film, this time about the folk poem Taras na Parnase [Taras on Mount Parnassus]. The author - journalist Dmitry Boyarovich - will talk about the poem which is still considered a mystery of Belarusian literature. The work, which (according to researchers) should not have come out, has been studied for over 125 years.
Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters
Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters Education should focus on the needs of the economy, said September 1 the President of Belarus during a visit to the Minsk State Automotive College. About 1,600 people study there. In total, 190,000 Belarusians are receiving an specialized secondary and vocational education, which means working specialties are popular. Every year, more than a third of graduates choose lyceums and colleges as the first stage of professional growth. As Alexander Lukashenko stressed, a professional worker will always be in demand.
Original "Small Travel Book" by Skaryna presented in Polotsk
Original "Small Travel Book" by Skaryna presented in Polotsk The oldest town of Belarus on September 1 meets guests of the Day of Belarusian Written Language. Moreover, the town celebrates two other anniversaries: the 500th anniversary of book printing and the 1155th anniversary of the town itself. The even program includes large-scale theatrical shows, a laser show, knight tournaments, the opening of the memorial sign "Polotsk as cradle of Belarusian statehood". The CTV Channel has not stayed aside of the grandiose events in Polotsk.
Day of Belarusian Written Language begins in Polotsk
Day of Belarusian Written Language begins in Polotsk The celebration of the Day of Belarusian Writing starts on September 1 under the sign of youth and the name of Francysk Skaryna, the first book printer. In Polotsk, lovers of historical reconstruction will take part in a trip to the school of the past and also enjoy a festival of medieval culture. A lot of projects are prepared for fans of literary and theatrical creativity. Experts on the life of the first Belarusian book printer will test their knowledge in the Skaryna Olympiad.

31.08.2017

Written Language Day celebration in Polotsk to open with historical performance
Written Language Day celebration in Polotsk to open with historical performance Day of Written Language in Polotsk will open with a large-scale theatrical show on September 2. During 1.5 hours, viewers will see the formation of Belarusian history and culture from the time of Prince Rogvolod to the present day. Partaking in the show will be creative collectives of Belarus. It is expected that well-known foreign scholars and writers will arrive in Belarus for the celebrations.

30.08.2017

3D reconstruction project presented in National History Museum
3D reconstruction project presented in National History Museum The mightiness and the spirit of the “golden era” of the Belarusian history through architecture.
CTV Channel to show documentary about Francysk Skaryna August 30
CTV Channel to show documentary about Francysk Skaryna August 30 In the evening of August 30 a new project kicks off on the CTV Channel – a cycle of films dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing. During three days CTV reporters will be telling about the most important and notable events of book printing.
Belarus’ helicopter returns to Belarus after firefighting mission in Georgia
Belarus’ helicopter returns to Belarus after firefighting mission in Georgia The helicopter of the Emergencies Ministry returned to Belarus from Georgia where it was involved in extinguishing a large fire in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. It took one week to extinguish the fire.
Belarusian schools to face changes from September 1
Belarusian schools to face changes from September 1 School students will be studying according to new educational programs from Septembers 1. Cross-curriculum ties were considered whilst the development of these programs. Similar subjects in physics, chemistry and math will be taught at the same time for better acceptance of material. Among the changes are reduction of chemistry lessons and more math hours.
Documentary about Francysk Skaryna to debut in Polotsk September 3
Documentary about Francysk Skaryna to debut in Polotsk September 3 The premier of the documentary film “Pershadruk” (first book printer) will take place in Polotsk on the Belarusian Literature Day.
Delegations from 11 countries to visit Minsk on City Day
Delegations from 11 countries to visit Minsk on City Day A lot of foreign guests are expected to come to the Belarus capital to celebrate the 950th anniversary of Minsk. Among them are delegations from 11 countries. The Lord Mayor of a sister city, Nottingham, will arrive in Minsk too. The English visitor plans to visit a number of industrial enterprises. On the City Day, foreign delegations will visit the main festive venues, and a general meeting of friends of Minsk will take place in the city hall.
Record low infant mortality rate achieved in Belarus
Record low infant mortality rate achieved in Belarus Belarus takes third place in the world rating of the lowest infant mortality rate. Now more than 9.5 million people live in Belarus. In 2017 the population grew by 6,000, but the potential is much greater. Now the national concept of the family is being developed in Belarus. The introduction of the model, according to experts, will increase the birth rate in the country.

29.08.2017

Belarus President presents state awards to education workers
Belarus President presents state awards to education workers The President of Belarus has awarded education workers for professionalism and hard work ahead of the new academic year. Alexander Lukashenko noted that today's meeting is special. Medals, letters of commendation, thanks and titles were awarded to those whose contribution to the development of society cannot be overestimated. Among those present were teachers are innovators, authors of textbooks, kindergarten teachers and university rectors.
BSU presents technical novelties at FACIM 2017
BSU presents technical novelties at FACIM 2017 More than 20 scientific and technical developments of the Belarusian State University (BSU) are presented at the FACIM 2017 - Mozambique International Trade Show. Among the novelties are medical products and equipment, materials for agriculture and environmental protection, as well as multi-purpose aviation systems.
FBI ready to assist Belarus in investigating criminal cases
FBI ready to assist Belarus in investigating criminal cases The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is ready to assist Belarus in investigating criminal cases, said the FBI representative on legal issues. Johannes Van Den Hoogen yesterday met with the chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, Ivan Noskevich. The parties discussed a wide range of issues. Among them is the fight against cyber crime, human trafficking, violations of intellectual property rights and drug trafficking. The FBI expressed their gratitude to the investigative bodies of Belarus for their cooperation with the bureau.

28.08.2017

Belarusian surgeons remove tumor from 10-year-old Syrian girl
Belarusian surgeons remove tumor from 10-year-old Syrian girl The girl flew to Belarus for recovery along with a group of children from Syria. A tumor in one of the girls was discovered by chance, during a medical examination, which all the children were going through. In agreement with the Syrian side, the young patient was operated at the Children's Oncology Center of the Republic of Belarus.
Augustow Canal unites Belarus, Poland and Lithuania at traditional festival
Augustow Canal unites Belarus, Poland and Lithuania at traditional festival On August 26, 2017 the Augustow Canal welcomed foreign guests. From the very morning people there were speaking the Belarusian, Polish and Lithuanian languages. The international festival united the best of the national traditions of three peoples. The festival on the Augustow Canal is traditional, but the festival of 2017 has a record number of participants. Artists from Poland and Lithuania joined the Belarusian performers. They could cross the Belarusian border without a visa for the first time.
Minsk teachers, authorities evolve education development plan in National Library Before the beginning of the new school year, more than 50 teachers met with Minsk City authorities on August 28, 2017 in the National Library. This is where the educational development plan of the city was evolved. The system has something to be proud of: more than 200 participants and 20 teachers have become laureates of the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
Syrian children to visit Belarus for recuperation and education
Syrian children to visit Belarus for recuperation and education Alexander Lukashenko gave indications to develop a corresponding program at the meeting with the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor of Syria. Syrian children, who were on a holiday in Belarus for two weeks, were present at the meeting in the Palace of Independence. The President was interested in their impressions about “peaceful holidays”, gave them presents and invited them to visit Belarus once again in 2018.
First corn labyrinth appears in Belarus
First corn labyrinth appears in Belarus' Kukupolis eco-park This is Belarus' first unusual labyrinth. Symbolizing a green map of Belarus, the maze takes up an area of ​​2.5 hectares. You will have to try hard to get to Brest or Vitebsk among the corn jungle!
Relics of Mary Magdalene arrive in Minsk from Odessa
Relics of Mary Magdalene arrive in Minsk from Odessa A huge number of parishioners gathered at the walls of the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk on August 27. All of them came to the square to worship the relics of St. Mary Magdalene. They were delivered from Odessa by a special motorcade. At the walls of the temple the bearers of the relics were met by Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel. Mary Magdalene is one of the myrrhbearers and she was among the first witnesses of the Resurrection of Christ.
Belarusian Mi-26 extinguishes fire in Borjomi Gorge
Belarusian Mi-26 extinguishes fire in Borjomi Gorge A helicopter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus is returning from Georgia. It has dropped almost 1000 tons of water into a forest fire in Borjomi Gorge. On August 28, the Belarusian rescue team has left Borjomi, where forest fire raged, and headed to the airport in Kutaisi. Here, the board will be prepared for the flight to Belarus. The world's largest cargo helicopter, Mi-26 was required to extinguish a big fire.

27.08.2017

Day of Armenia held in Minsk
Day of Armenia held in Minsk A noisy, filling and happy celebration of Armenian culture was held in the Upper Town. The guests of the Caucasus celebration were treated with tolma (stuffed vegetable dish), basturma (highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef) and eastern desserts. The guests were entertained with dancing and the legendary play on the duduka (traditional Armenian musical instrument).
Alexander Lukashenko harvests 105 tons of potatoes on private farmstead
Alexander Lukashenko harvests 105 tons of potatoes on private farmstead Alexander Lukashenko dedicated August 26 to harvesting. The day of the President wasn’t busy and he works on his plot of land. Alexander Lukashenko was harvesting potatoes. President Lukashenko and his youngest son Nikolai spent the whole day out in the field. Of course, the helpers of the President were with him. This has become a good old tradition.
Details of Belarus’ plane incident in South Sudan
Details of Belarus’ plane incident in South Sudan A special commission has been established due to the incident with a Belarusian plane in South Sudan. The representatives of the commission fle to the airport of Entebbe, where the damaged airplane is at the moment. The Il-76 plane was performing a humanitarian mission under the aegis of the United Nations.

26.08.2017

Military planes land on Minsk-Mogilev motorway
Military planes land on Minsk-Mogilev motorway On August 25, 2017 Military planes landed on the Minsk- Mogilev motorway. An-26 was the first one to land, strike aircrafts and battle planes landed afterwards. The crews performed one of the most difficult elements. In this case pilots work visually, without navigation systems. The M4 turned into an airdrome within the operational and tactical military drills. The exercises were held with the participation of the Russian Air Space Forces.
Belarus border control blocks illegal migration channel
Belarus border control blocks illegal migration channel An illegal international migration channel to the EU countries was blocked by the Belarusian border control. As many as four cars, in which there were 11 citizens of Afghanistan, were detained near the border. The migrants were hoping to get to Lithuania through Belarus and then to the Western Europe. The organizers of the illegal channel were among the detained – three citizens of Belarus and two citizens of Tajikistan.

25.08.2017

Creators of videos timed to 1,000 anniversary of Brest reveal filming secrects
Creators of videos timed to 1,000 anniversary of Brest reveal filming secrects Soon Brest will mark the 1,000th anniversary. Specifically for this date, the CTV channel, together with the Brest Executive Committee, shot five mini-movies within the project Where Motherland Begins. These are five stories. This weekend they were screened at the Brest cinema Belarus, and from September 1, the CTV Channel will broadcast them on air.
Belarusian, Russian pilots practice landing on Minsk-Mogilev highway
Belarusian, Russian pilots practice landing on Minsk-Mogilev highway Fighter jets and ground-attack planes practiced landing on Minsk-Mogilev highway as part of operative and tactical exercises of Belarusian and Russian aviation forces. The military are training to apply a single regional air defense system to ensure the security of the Belarus-Russia Union State. To land a fighter on a highway is a difficult task. For pilots, this is an important skill as well as a way of psychological training. Coverage of the airfield is carried out not only from the air, but also on the ground by tactical forces.

24.08.2017

Belarusian teachers to be freed from irrelevant functions in schools
Belarusian teachers to be freed from irrelevant functions in schools The education system requires constant improvement, stated the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, as he took part in the nationwide pedagogical council on August 24. The main principles of the further development of the Belarusian school, the role of the teacher and the ultimate goal of their work, teachers' salaries and children's education - these were among the main topics of the meeting. Special attention was also paid to vocational education and universities.
Belarus President: Education system requires constant improvement
Belarus President: Education system requires constant improvement The education system requires constant improvement, said The President of Belarus during the Republican Pedagogical Council on August 24.
Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise
Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the Republican Pedagogical Council on August 24. Today, the President drew attention to the fact that many teachers are actually loaded with unnecessary work. He also raised the issue of respect for the teaching occupation and increase in teachers' salaries.
Belarus President on new curricula and school textbooks
Belarus President on new curricula and school textbooks Alexander Lukashenko is speaking at the Republican Pedagogical Council. There are a lot of questions discussed during the forum: from the fundamental to the everyday ones. Education at all levels is discussed today - from preschool to university. Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the lack of authoring methods of teaching and the development of new curricula and textbooks.
Education in Belarus must stay in sync with new technologies
Education in Belarus must stay in sync with information technologies About 1,000 participants gathered in Minsk on August 23 for a large-scale forum to jointly develop common decisions on the future of education.

23.08.2017

Republican pedagogical council participants discuss development prospects of Belarus’ education system
Republican pedagogical council participants discuss development prospects of Belarus’ education system The big pedagogical council. The new school year will start very soon and education is becoming one of the most important subjects not only in families, but on the governmental level as well. About 1000 participants gathered at the Republican pedagogical council on August 23. The improvement of education quality on all the levels and the most pressing issues of today. The present and the future of education will be discussed together with the President on August 24.
Unknown hack into social network accounts of Belarusians
Unknown hack into social network accounts of Belarusians Unknown hacked into the social network accounts of Belarusians and got money out of people. Acting on behalf of an account’s owner, the intruders asked the users for help: to send the details of a payment card. The made all sorts of excuses for that. He Investigative Committee has determined that the finances were sent abroad. The cybercriminals are now being searched for.
Georgia Premier thanks Belarus for help in extinguishing fire in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
Georgia Premier thanks Belarus for help in extinguishing fire in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park The President of Georgia thanked Belarusian rescuers for helping to extinguish the fires in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Giorgi Margvelashvili arrived to the place to see the situation himself. Georgia’s Premier had also expressed gratitude to Belarus before in his official Twitter account.
What changed in the Belarusian school system in 2017?
What changed in the Belarusian school system in 2017? Homework for Belarusian second graders will take a little over an hour, while 9-11 form students should not sit on textbooks for more than 3 hours. Such requirements were voiced by the Ministry of Education. The education system in Belarus continues to improve. The education system, like no other, should look only to the future. The large-scale 'reboot' began from lower grades, reached the middle grades and will end with 9-11 grades. The reform will complete by 2019.
Alexander Lukashenko to discuss future of Belarus' education August 24
Alexander Lukashenko to discuss future of Belarus' education August 24 The National Pedagogical Council is going to convene in Minsk. About 1,000 participants will discuss the most pressing issues facing the education system today. The President of Belarus will discuss the present and future of education with education workers on August 24.
Illegal Iraqi migrants detained at Belarus-Poland border
Illegal Iraqi migrants detained at Belarus-Poland border As many as four Iraqi citizens have been detained for the attempt to cross the Belarusian border near Brest. They were stopped a few hundred meters away from the Polish border.
Short-winged conehead discovered in Belarus
Short-winged conehead discovered in Belarus A species of grasshoppers rare for Belarus was discovered in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, which is the west of Belarus. Short-winged conehead is included in the fourth edition of the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. It is common in Europe, in the south of Western Siberia and Kazakhstan. Prior to that, only three places of its inhabitation were known in Belarus.
Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers
Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers The Park of High Technologies may create a special educational center which will train Belarusian programmers according to unique Israeli technologies.

22.08.2017

Belarus to present over 100 books at Beijing International Book Fair
Belarus to present over 100 books at Beijing International Book Fair Belarusian publishers will present more than 100 books at Beijing International Book Fair. Editions about Belarusian writers, whose anniversaries are celebrated in 2017, will be presented on Belarus’ national stand. The central place will be occupied by the works dedicated to 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing and to Francysk Skaryna. Books on the Chinese language, which are published in Belarus, will be presented as well.
Pre-school education coverage in Belarus among the best in Europe
Pre-school education coverage in Belarus among the best in Europe 15 kindergartens will be built in Belarus in 2017. Almost the same number of pre-school institutions will open in 2018. However, to fully meet the demand for them, one needs to find places for about 5,000 young Belarusians. This kindergarten was opened in April. Safe children's playgrounds with a special coating, road signs, to learn traffic rules on the spot, a computer lab, a complete set of information and communication technologies, a modern canteen, which allows cooking quickly and without loss of useful qualities.
Polotsk preparing for 1155th anniversary, Day of Belarusian Written Languageideo: First dress rehearsal of Independence Day parade in Minsk
Polotsk preparing for 1155th anniversary, Day of Belarusian Written Language Belarusian Written Language Day, anniversary of book printing and 1155th anniversary of Polotsk. This Belarusian town, once the center of Belarusian culture and state building, is ready to celebrate these three dates at once. The celebrations will take place on the first three days of September. CTV Channel will present here its projects "Live Classics" and "Golden Collection of Belarusian songs."
Belarusian doctors transplant liver of 31-year-old man with mushroom poisoning
Belarusian doctors transplant liver of 31-year-old man with mushroom poisoning Belarusian doctors have transplanted the liver of a 31-year-old man with toadstool poisoning. Acute mushroom poisoning. The donor of a liver transplant was found in less than a day. The patient was in critical condition. The doctors had to solve several problems at once: to protect the patient's brain, so that he is not killed by exposure to toxins, and also restore the functions of other systems. Oleg Rummo, famous transplantologist and doctor of medical science, said that in such cases time is vital and the patient usually does not have much.

21.08.2017

Belarus to hold population census in 2019
Belarus to hold population census in 2019 A section on agriculture will be included in a population census for the first time. The questionnaires, in addition to basic questions about the place of residence, income and life conditions, will include questions about the presence of summer cottages and farms. All questions will be as simple as possible. The data obtained will allow BelStat to reliably estimate harvest of agricultural products. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will help in this matter.
Velcom organizes charity project
Velcom organizes charity project Do many of you do running? Who wants to help children at the same time? Belarusians from any place of the planet can do it from August 26 till September 4. How?
Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises
Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises The active phase of the preparations for Zapad 2017 military exercises has begun in Belarus. Russian soldiers arrived in Belarus to participate. Together with Belarusian colleagues, they will hold logistic and technical support military exercises. The drills will last for five days. The military personnel will perfect the elements of evacuation, screening and repairs of combat vehicles.
New machinery increases the combat capability of Belarus' army
Karev: New machinery increases the combat capability of Belarus' army New aircraft increases the combat capability of the country's army, said Deputy Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus. The republic has received Yak-130 and Mi-8MTV-5. These are the latest models of training and combat vehicles. Pilots have already been trained to use them. All in all, the Belarusian army has more than 100 aircraft.
India through the eyes of Belarusian artists: exhibition IND-BEL-ART opens in Minsk
India through the eyes of Belarusian artists: exhibition IND-BEL-ART opens in Minsk India through the eyes of Belarusian artists. The exhibition with an unusual name IND-BEL-ART opened at the National Museum of History. It is the result of a 10-day tour of four artists to India. Vera Yagovdik artist:People are very open, just incredible. It seems to me that we have become very popular during these days in the Indian facebook, because everybody wanted to take a photo with us.
Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk
Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk The holiday of Ukrainian culture took place in the Upper Town. Ukrainian folk artists came to perform their favorite national songs. Musicians of the Poltava Regional Philharmonic Society performed for the first time. Spectators sang along songs that are familiar to many from childhood. Cooks treated guests to national dishes and connoisseurs participated in the thematic quiz about the culture of Ukraine.

20.08.2017

Cosmonaut Novitsky presents belongings to Museum of Modern Belarusian Statehood
Cosmonaut Novitsky presents belongings to Museum of Modern Belarusian Statehood From space to earth. New exhibits appeared in the Museum of Modern Belarusian Statehood on August 19, 2017. Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky presented a pilot’s seat, which was especially made for him, to the museum. During the flight it provided maximum safety for him. What is more, the museum has a national Kazakh costume, which was presented to Novitsky, when he landed in Baikonur.
Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range
Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range It is referred to the surface-to-air missile system S-300. The offloading took place at the Grodno military post. The equipment is to travel by the railway. Military men are to go to the range as well. Russia is to host tactical training exercises. It includes ground-to-air missile launching.

18.08.2017

Belarus to use nanobiosensors in food quality assessment
Belarus to use nanobiosensors in food quality assessment In Belarus, nanobiosensors will be developed to evaluate the quality of products, said the Academy of Sciences. We are talking about a device that looks like a glucometer, which can determine the level of nitrates and pesticides in products. It will be presented in 2017. Also, Belarusian scientists are working on the creation of elements of solar energy. They are already produced by one of the private companies. High-tech in nature, they will reduce the cost of energy modules.
Google acquires Belarusian IT startup
Google acquires Belarusian IT startup Google has bought the Belarusian IT startup AIMatter. The company is a resident of the High-Tech Park. The amount of the transaction and the details are not disclosed. One of the founders of the Belarusian company Yury Melnichek said on his social networking page about joining Google. Yury Melnichek:AIMATTER, the company that I founded last year together with Andrei Kulik, Matvei Zhdanovich and Yuri Gurski, joins Google today!

17.08.2017

Vladimir Mulyavin monument unveiled in Minsk
Vladimir Mulyavin monument unveiled in Minsk The head of the Sverdlovsk region in Minsk fulfilled an honorable mission on August 17 taking part in the opening ceremony of the monument to his fellow countryman, who became famous in Belarus and glorified it all over the world. A monument to the People's Artist of the USSR, the founder of the ensemble Pesnyary Vladimir Mulyavin is located on Muliavina Boulevard behind the building of the Belarusian State Philharmonic, in which the singer's creative path and his road to fame began.
Grodno hosting Russian language summer school for foreigners
Grodno hosting Russian language summer school for foreigners Students, journalists and foreign engineers of different interests and different professions gathered in Grodno for a summer school of the Russian language. Representatives of 12 countries chose Belarus as an educational platform. The school brings together more than 50 foreigners from 12 countries. The summer school of the Russian language is taking place in Grodno.
80 Syrian children staying in Belarus' summer camp
80 Syrian children staying in Belarus' summer camp 80 Syrian children are now visiting Belarus and discovering its secrets and sights. The children will stay for two more weeks. Saba prepared for the trip well and studied basic facts about Belarus. But she gets new impressions every single day. She loves Belarusians for their open mind and food for its taste.
Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first national HD broadcaster
Stolichnoe Televidenie to become first HD broadcaster in Belarus Brest these days is really experiencing a second birth. The city is preparing to celebrate its 1,000th birthday. Despite the fact that Brest will turn 1,000 only in two years, the regional center is already in the center of attention - of both Belarusians and foreign guests. Our TV company has made a gift to Brest: 5 stories to the 1000th anniversary of Brest. 5 mini-movies for a respectable anniversary. On August 16, they were presented in one of the cinemas of Brest.

16.08.2017

What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about?
What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about? A warm meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky took place in the Palace of Independence on August 16, 2017. The famous Belarus-born, who has returned from his second flight into space, presented a photograph of the crew and a watch for cosmonauts to Alexander Lukashenko. In his turn, President Lukashenko presented the first example of the book about the Palace of Independence .
Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky
Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky On August 16, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with Oleg Novitsky, Belarus-born pilot cosmonaut. Different subjects were touched upon during the warm conversation. How is it possible to find common language with foreigners on board the International Space Station? Is the Belarus-born going to fly into space once again and what plans does he have for the nearest future? Alexander Lukashenko called Oleg Novitsky a real man with a Belarusian heart and presented a book about the Independence Palace with an autograph to him.
Oleg Novitsky's exlusive interview to Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel
Oleg Novitsky's exlusive interview to Stolichnoe Televidenie Channel CTV correspondent Alena Syrova met with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky during his visit to Belarus. What does the most "starry" Belarusian of the modern times dream about? What does he think about Belarusian cosmonautics? Who helps him post photos on Instagram, which has more than 40,000 subscribers? Oleg Viktorovich, first of all, thank you very much for agreeing to meet with us. I know, you came to your homeland not so long ago, and the schedule is quite busy. The weather is hot so here's the Belarusian cranberry drink - you said that you love it.
10th Belarusian expedition to Antarctica to start in late October
10th Belarusian expedition to Antarctica to start in late October 2017 The tenth Belarusian expedition to Antarctica will begin at the end of October. Soon the team composition will be determined - it will include seven people. During the expedition, the construction of the Belarusian Antarctic Station will continue. The second module will be supplemented by several new sections.  In addition, Belarusian scientists will continue to work on the research of microorganisms and rocks.  Polar explorers are expected in six months - the 10th trip to the South Pole will be the longest.
Belaruian weatherman shows weather forecasting formula
Belaruian weatherman shows weather forecasting formula How much data needs to be analyzed and how to predict the weather in Belarus? Alexander Begansky, head of the department of short-term weather forecasts, unfavorable and dangerous phenomena of Belgidromet, has shown us a formula according to which weather forecasts are made. Oleg Stepaniuk, CTV:How many parameters do you need to take into account in order to make a prediction?

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