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11.04.2017

Tasting of Belarusian herring
Product with logo NORGE inspires confidence. Why Belarusians and Norwegians like herring Matias? Today a lot of attention is paid to Belarus-Russia relations. The reason for it is the meeting of Belarusian and Russian presidents in St. Petersburg and the interview with Alexander Lukashenko. There was a phrase in this interview that the Europeans came to Belarus, saw the Belarusian products and admired the quality. Many brands have been known in the world for a long time. We can find Belarusian herring (which is not from Zaslawskaye Reservoir, but from the Norwegian coast) even in shops in Australia and New Zealand!
Budapest mayor István Tarlós offers to open shops with Hungarian products in Minsk
Budapest mayor István Tarlós offers to open shops with Hungarian products in Minsk Days of Budapest are underway in Minsk. On April 10, the mayor of the Hungarian capital was received at the Minsk Town Hall. Later, the guests visited Belarus' industrial giants. In particular, the Hungarian delegation is interested in industries producing public transport. The business part of the visit will be complemented by the Belarusian-Hungarian business forum and contact-cooperation exchange which will start on April 11. The cultural program promises to be rich too.
Belarusian TV channels to broadcast via national satellite
Belarusian TV channels to broadcast via national satellite Belarusian TV channels will broadcast via national satellites. These plans were voiced at the National Academy of Sciences on April 10. The project will be implemented in cooperation with Russian and European counterparts. Now foreign experience to create such a satellite is being studied.

10.04.2017

Azerbaijan youth to work in Belarusian students’ teams
Azerbaijan youth to work in Belarusian students’ teams Azerbaijan youth will be working in Belarusian students’ teams. It was stated by the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus at a meeting with the young people on April 10, 2017. He underlined that Belarus has work in progress in the professional technical education sector as well, which may catch the foreign guests’ interest. Volunteer and youth organization work are the main issues discussed during the visit. The representatives of the two countries are also interested in the possibility of student swap.
Minsk hosts Budapest Days
Minsk hosts Budapest Days Budapest Days in Minsk. The mayor of Hungary’s capital will be welcomed in Minsk City Hall. It is planned that the guest will visit industrial giants as well. The manufacture of public transport is what makes them interested in particular. The official part of the visit will be enhanced by Belarus-Hungary business forum and business matchmaking session. The cultural program will be no less varied. A folk music group will be coming to Belarus. The performance will be held in the concert hall “Upper town”.
Alexander Lukashenko extends condolences to President and people of Egypt
Alexander Lukashenko extends condolences to President and people of Egypt The number of victims of the terrorist attacks in Egypt continues to grow. By this time, the list of victims includes about fifty people, more than a hundred are wounded. The country was shaken by a series of terrorist attacks. Two explosions with a difference of a few hours thundered in Tanta. Terrorists attacked a Christian church, was later attacked another one.
Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime
Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime President of Belarus on April 10 met with China's Prosecutor General. Cooperation between the relevant departments of the two countries has been developing for more than a year. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and China are united by close ties not only at the top but also at the inter-ministerial level.
Belarus President: The state will not skimp on promising scientific developments
Belarus President: The state will not skimp on promising scientific developments There has been much debate on the outcomes of the discussion of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the academic elite of the country in both its academic circles and society. The large meeting, held in the NASB on the 7th of April, was attended by more than 400 people. The experts headed by the President have considered the issues and prospects of Belarusian science industry in detail. Ekaterina Zhilyanina, a reporter:

09.04.2017

Belarusian sportsmen take part in Forest Week 2017 campaign
Belarusian sportsmen take part in Forest Week 2017 campaign Olympic trees will give roots in Smolevichy district. Eminent Belarusian sportsmen planted them by taking part in Forest Week 2017 campaign. As many as 50 Belarusian athletes devoted a couple of hours of their time to labor, rather than their training. The result will be seen in a couple of decades. The trees were planted on a cleared territory after the 2016 hurricane, where the wind toppled over some hectares of 100-year-old trees.
St. Petersburg residents react to April subway attack
St. Petersburg residents react to April subway attack The terrorist attack will hardly surprise anyone, especially when it happens in Iraq or Pakistan or Syria - these are habitual hot spots and few Belarusians live there. Turkey or Egypt are also hot but a lot of Belarusians go to these countries on holidays. But when the trouble happens nearby, the information and psychological effect is magnified.

08.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming It is important to improve the science sector in Belarus, not to reform it. This was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting dedicated to the problems and perspectives of Belarus’ Science on April 7, 2017. Belarusian scientists presented a mockup of a public service vehicle, which they are promising to commercialize by 2020.

07.04.2017

Belarusian doctors successfully master new technique of heart surgery for kids
Belarusian doctors successfully master new technique of heart surgery for kids Belarusian doctors have successfully mastered a new technique of heart surgery for kids. The novelty is in using allopericardium – a donor’s biological material in cryopreserved condition.  Simply put, it’s a frozen heart tissue. This method is unique and it hasn’t been described in scientific literature earlier. Thanks to this method 20 Belarusians have already received medical treatment. The youngest patient is one year old. The technique can be used for surgical treatment of all types of congenital heart defects.
President holding meeting on prospects of Belarusian Science
President holding meeting on prospects of Belarusian Science Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with Belarusian scientists on April 7. It is expected that the President will demand making important decisions in this sphere. Before the meeting, the head of state visited an exhibition of the latest developments of Belarusian scientists. Alexander Lukashenko praised the works, but noted that the industry's problems do remain and need to be addressed.
New evidence: Slavs existed in 4th century AD
New evidence: Slavs existed in 4th century AD Present-day Belarus had Slavic settlements two centuries before the date mentioned in modern textbooks. Belarusian researchers concluded this from the unique archaeological excavations. Vyacheslav Danilovich, head of the NASB’s Institute of History:This is a sensation of the year 2016, as these are the earliest known Slavic artefacts. They date back to the 4th century AD. Our scientists used to consider that Slavs came to present-day Belarus in the 6th century AD.
Unique documents of the Slutsk Holy Trinity Monastery
Unique documents of Slutsk Holy Trinity Monastery presented in Minsk Temporary exposition of eternal values. Visitors of the National Historical Museum have an opportunity to see the originals from the archives of the Slutsk Holy Trinity Monastery. These documents reflect many aspects of Belarusian ancestors’ life. The Slutsk Holy Trinity Monastery was one of the first in Belarus. The first mention of it dates back to the middle of the 15th century and the oldest surviving document is 500 years old.
Belarusian language courses open in Madrid
Belarusian language courses open in Madrid Belarusian language courses have opened in Madrid. Taking part in the courses are representatives of Belarusian diaspora in Spain and also two Spanish students, who earlier started learning the language on their own. Each lesson, designed for 2.5 hours, allows getting acquainted with the peculiarities of Belarusian pronunciation as well as spelling. The library of the center where courses are held will soon get a valuable collection of Belarusian books. To make learning more interesting, the Belarusian embassy in Spain will gift them to the center.
Rosselkhoznadzor's Dankvert refuses to continue working with Belarus, hands over his duties
Rosselkhoznadzor's Dankvert refuses to continue working with Belarus, hands over his duties On 5 April, the presidents of Belarus and Russia found ways to resolve the issue of the supply of Belarusian goods to Russia. Representatives of Russia's Rosselkhoznadzor watchdog were personally invited to check the Belarusian companies in question. Groups have already started to work at factories in the Gomel and Brest regions. But the head of the Federal Service - Sergei Dankvert - declined the invitation in a very clear form.

06.04.2017

the Colorado beetle
Belarusian scientists develop insecticide against Colorado beetles and other pests According to statistics, Belarus leads in terms of potato consumption per capita.This root crop is cooked, fried, baked… But if you want to reap a good harvest, you have to fight the main enemy – the Colorado beetle. Summer residents fight against striped pests in different ways: spray plants with pheromones, extracts from onions and garlic or poisonous chemicals. Unfortunately, the result is not always positive.
Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017
Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017 Belarusian crews of helicopters are getting ready for international army games. In 2017, one of the most spectacular events – air darts - will be held in China. Belarusian pilots will perform on new Mi-8 helicopters. It differs from its predecessor thanks to improved flight characteristics. The pilots are training near Osipovichi, Belarus. The competition program includes several stages: reconnaissance, use of air weapons and physical fitness. The training conditions will be more complicated as new fire missions have been added.
Vice-mayor of Vienna aiming to visit  former death camp in Trostenets
Vice-mayor of Vienna aiming to visit former death camp in Trostenets Minsk and Vienna agreed to maintain their cooperation. The bilateral trade is about $70 million. Minsk exports metal products, fertilizers, furniture, wooden goods, fruits and vegetables. Austria is one of the major investors in the economy of Belarus.
Belarus destroys last landmines under Ottawa Treaty
Belarus destroys last anti-personnel mines under Ottawa Treaty Belarus has fulfilled its obligations under the Ottawa Treaty. One of the points of the agreement is to destroy anti-personnel mines. On April 5, the last samples of PFM-1 were destroyed in the Gomel region. These mines were used extensively in the second half of the 20th century: by Americans in Vietnam and by the Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Cassettes with mines were dropped from aircraft or delivered by rockets. Children often took mines for toys because of their plastic coating. The victims of these weapons often remained disabled.
Belarusian authorities on new methods of work with people's appeals
Belarusian authorities on new methods of work with people's appeals New approaches to work with citizens and tight involvement of local authorities in solving problems. These topics were discussed April 5 at a session of the Belarus Presidential Administration. At present, this work in Belarus is well established. Personal contacts and direct telephone Q&A sessions are the main methods. Some problems are solved quickly. However, new approaches to work should be found.

05.04.2017

Vladimir Prokoptsov about tragedy in St. Petersburg metro
Vladimir Prokoptsov about tragedy in St. Petersburg metro Lit lampades by the Russian Embassy in Minsk as tribute to the memory of the victims. Words of support are expressed by ordinary citizens, diplomats, parliamentarians, representatives of non-governmental organizations.
Dairy breeding modernization makes profession of milkmaid more attractive
Dairy breeding modernization makes profession of milkmaid more attractive Brest region held a competition of pipe-line milking operators. This region is today’s leader in annual average milk yield. Nadezhda Minchuk,from Ivatsevichy, learned how to milk a cow when she was only eight. People could only dream of the automatization of this process. Then she brought up five children and was warder the Order of Mother. However, she always wanted to return back to her home. Besides her favorite job, she is bringing up seven grandchildren and she even writes poems.
Belarus President decides on State Awards of Belarus for 2016
Belarus President decides on State Awards of Belarus for 2016 The State Awards found their heroes - the most outstanding people of Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state. Among those honored with the prestigious award are famous doctors, scientists, and artists who have become famous not only in Belarus but also far beyond. In the field of medicine, the state prize was awarded to the legendary transplantologists Oleg Rummo and Yuri Ostrovsky.
Students from Turkmenistan about Belarus
Students from Turkmenistan about Belarus "Hours of friendship" took place on April 4 in Minsk's universities. Belarusian and Turkmen students participated in the meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the diplomatic corps. The idea of ​​holding such meetings was announced by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during Alexander Lukashenko's visit to that country. Strong ties in education between the two countries were established long ago, but now a new promising direction has appeared.
How efficient is video surveillance system in Belarus
How efficient is video surveillance system in Belarus? Video surveillance is becoming a key instrument of law enforcement. In Britain, the task of learning to see all cars on track on a real-time basis is set. It means up to 35 million license plates per day. China’s state video surveillance program is called Skynet. The government is planning to observe the “key public facilities” all over the country by 2020. In Munich, Germany, the amount of criminal cases was halved due to introduction of video monitoring at the main railway station.
Belarus ready to provide assistance to Russia in subway attack investigation
Belarus ready to provide assistance to Russia in subway attack investigation Belarus is ready to provide the necessary assistance to Russia in the investigation of the explosion in the subway, reads the letter of condolence written by Alexander Lukashenko to the President of Russia, as well as families and friends of those killed and injured in the terrorist attack. SEE: Russia’s Investigative Committee identifies St. Petersburg underground suicide bomber

04.04.2017

Belarusian citizen injured in St. Petersburg subway attack
Belarusian citizen injured in St. Petersburg subway attack A citizen of Belarus has suffered during the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro on April 3. It is reported by the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. He underwent a surgery and now there is no threat to his life. The person's family have been told about the incident, adds the Foreign Ministry on twitter.
Minsk to get cosmonaut alley
Minsk to get cosmonaut alley The Alley of Cosmonauts will be laid in Minsk. The participants of the international congress of the Association of Space Explorers are to plant hundreds of trees in the Belarus capital. Minsk will host the forum in autumn 2018. It will be attended by some 200 space explorers from about 34 countries. Besides Belarus, such countries as Italy, Ukraine, Lithuania and Finland have claimed the right to hold the event. Belarus can reap benefits of the forum making agreements with the leading international space agencies.
Belarusians condole over St. Petersburg subway attack
Belarusians condole over St. Petersburg subway attack Belarusians have perceived the events in St. Petersburg with great pain. In an endless stream people come to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk to bring flowers and light candles. These are representatives of organizations and institutions, students and ordinary citizens. Citizens:We all support our fraternal Russian people and grieve with them. Of course, it's terrible that such things happen in the world. Innocent people were going to study or home. And their lives ended so tragically.
French embassy hands books dedicated to high-tech industry to Belarusian Scientific and Technical Library
French embassy hands books dedicated to high-tech industry to Belarusian Scientific and Technical Library The French embassy has donated to the scientific and technological library of Belarus 24 books as well as photographs dedicated to high-tech industry. Diplomatic relations between France and our country were established almost 25 years ago. During a long time, the two countries have been jointly implementing projects in the field of fashion, architecture, and climate change.

03.04.2017

Unauthorized use of Belsat logotype: core of problem
Unauthorized use of Belsat logotype: core of problem Minsk police are carrying out an inspection upon the unauthorized use of the Belsat TV channel logotype. The copyright holder of this trademark filed a report to Minsk Pervomaisky district office of internal affairs at the beginning of March, 2017. The law enforcement bodies revealed those, who used the logotype. Audio and video technologies, computers were retained from them for fact-finding.
Getting birch sap
Birch sap in Belarus: How and where to get it? Russians will be hardly surprised by birch sap. But it turns out that this drink, which is known even in America and which is waited for in space, has become a Belarusian brand. Perhaps because of the fact that legendary Pesniary (a popular Soviet Belarusian folk rock vocal-instrumental ensemble) sang “How birches weep.” Alyona Syrova also enjoys birch sap.
Minerals and Amber Deposits in Belarus. Geologists Prospecting Secrets and Specifics
Minerals and amber deposits in Belarus. Secrets and specifics of geologists' work The success in the sands of the Kara Kum has been made with the help of geologists from Belarus. This is coincidence that their professional holiday has fallen on the 2nd of April. Mineral prospectors used to be associated with a pick, a spade and a rucksack, as well as a guitar and a beard. This profession has been one of the most romantic. A prospecting expedition is working about 300 kilometers from the capital of Belarus, Minsk. One can see there no bearded men with picks and spades despite the image some romantic films provoke.
Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus
Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus Belarusian parliamentarians opened a new legislative season April 3. They plan to review about 30 bills during the spring session. Among them are questions of patents for inventions, a new draft law on the development of competition, laws on drinking water supply, consumer protection and social services. Innovations in Belarus' health care system have become one of the most discussed topics at the Oval Hall. It is projected that by 2022 hospitals and clinics in Belarus will work according to new standards.
How video surveillance systems work in the world and in Belarus
How video surveillance systems work in the world and in Belarus To get closer to Singapore, London or Monaco is a normal desire for Belarus. But this week, Belarusian officials talked about the desire to organize a video surveillance system in the country. This should be a unified monitoring system for safety and financial savings. This was discussed at a meeting with President Lukashenko on Monday. Yevgeny Gorin reports. A recording from surveillance cameras in Copenhagen helped trace the terrorist already on the next day after he arranged the attack.
Belarus, Russia celebrate Day of Unity April 2
Belarus, Russia celebrate Day of Unity April 2 Day of Unity of Peoples of Belarus and Russia was celebrated on April 2. The Union, which has become a landmark for the history of integration structures in the post-Soviet space was born exactly 20 years ago. Minsk and Moscow cooperate in all directions today. The main purpose of the Union of Belarus and Russia was the strengthening of national economies and improving the welfare of Belarusians and Russians. The President of Belarus noted that April 2 is not just a significant date. Alexander Lukashenko underlined, in particular:

02.04.2017

Task group on a working visit to Vitebsk region
Task group on a working visit to Vitebsk region The problem issues in different sectors of economy are continued to be analyzed by representatives of different authorities. A task group of the Economy, Labor and Social Protection, Architecture and Construction Ministries of the Republic of Belarus is visiting Vitebsk region. Together with the representatives of the local authorities, the task group is discussing the issues concerning the establishment of working places, the increase of salaries, and attraction of investments.

01.04.2017

Businessman Moshensky about Decree No. 3
Businessman Moshensky about Decree No. 3 Alexander Moshensky, director general of the Santa Impex Brest company, took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.

31.03.2017

Minsk police checking information on illegal use of BELSAT trademark
Minsk police checking information on illegal use of BELSAT trademark Minsk police is checking information on the fact of illegal use of the trademark BELSAT. At the beginning of March, the Pervomaiskoye police department of Minsk received a statement from its legal owner, a citizen of Belarus, about the systematic violation of his exclusive rights to this intellectual property. This trademark was registered in 2001. Law enforcers have established people who have been using it in violation of copyright laws.
Belarus may create institute to assess effectiveness of laws
Belarus may create institute to assess effectiveness of laws Belarus may create an institute which task will be to evaluate the effectiveness of laws. This prospect was voiced by the Council of the Republic, where issues of lawmaking were discussed on April 30. According to experts, the main purpose of the structure is to objectively evaluate legislative acts and find an optimal scheme for their implementation. In this Belarus is guided by the example of Germany.

30.03.2017

BSU Geography Faculty plans largest graduation of Turkmen students in 2017
Turkmen students of BSU Geography Faculty about plans and future work The Garlyk Mining and Processing Plant is today one of the largest projects of Belarus abroad. However, in addition to the construction of the potash giant, Belarus helps Turkmenistan in staff training. For example, engineers-geologists study in the Belarusian State University (BSU), the largest high school of Belarus. By the way, in 2017, the Faculty of Geography is planning the most large-scale graduation of students from Turkmenistan.
Belarusian Embassy in Turkmenistan: interior and exterior
Belarusian embassy in Turkmenistan: interior and exterior A complex of buildings of the Embassy of Belarus will open March 30 in Ashgabat. It is expected that taking part in the official opening ceremony will be Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian diplomacy headquarters is located in the so-called "embassy district" of the Turkmen capital. Nearby are embassies of countries with which Belarus traditionally maintains high-level relationships. Prior to that, diplomats, had to work in a small building in the old part of Ashgabat.

29.03.2017

Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises
Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises in Vitebsk. Special Forces of Belarus and Airbone Forces of Russia have been involved in the exercises. Their team was strengthened with the participation of reconnaissance officers, engineer department and communications unit. During the two weeks of training, the work out of countersabotage tasks will be underscored. Vadim Denisenko, commander of Special Force of the Republic of Belarus:The exercises have been planned in an unusual way, we moved back from the range’s border,
Belarus says farewell to Mai Dantsig
Belarus says farewell to Mai Dantsig Belarus said farewell to the People's Artist of Belarus Mai Dantsig. He was one of the brightest representatives of Belarusian art over the last 50 years. Mai Dantig was referred to as maestro of austere style. He does not only have landscapes in his collection, but there are portraits of Vasil Bykov, Ales Adamovich and other famous Belarusians as well. He died aged 86 and left a whole era of Belarusian art behind him.
Belarusian scientists develop biological cardiac valves
Belarusian scientists develop biological cardiac valves The heart is one of the main organs, which continuously pumps blood in the whole organism. Cardiac valves, which open and close at every heartbeat, provide the organism’s full carrying capacity. When something goes wrong, cardio surgeons do their job. The golden hands of surgeons change the valves and give the patients a possibility to live an ordinary life. As many as two decades ago Belarus started producing artificial prostheses. It’s the very case when medicine, industrial and academic sciences joined their efforts. Results can already be seen.
Working groups of three ministries to visit Belarusian regions in search of growth points
Working groups of three ministries to visit Belarusian regions in search of growth points Problematic issues in all regions of Belarus will be studied by representatives of three ministries. Working groups of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, as well as Construction and Architecture Ministry will meet with heads of districts and organizations, visit enterprises, hold talks with representatives of small and medium-sized businesses. They will look into opportunities for job creation, wage growth, investment attraction and construction.
CTV project Golden Collection of Belarusian Folk Songs to go on tour in Belarus
CTV project Golden Collection of Belarusian Folk Songs to go on tour in Belarus The project of the CTV channel and the Ministry of Culture called Golden Collection of Belarusian Folk Songs is going to go on a large tour of Belarus. The tour begins on April 18, with the first show planned in Salihorsk. Six concerts are scheduled, each including tens of hits, most of which at one time became the song of the year. Emotional and touching, favorite, and most importantly, truly national songs will be performed by famous folk and honored artists and bands as well as young singers.

28.03.2017

Book “Russian Bible of Fransysk Skaryna is 500” presented in Minsk
Book “Russian Bible of Fransysk Skaryna is 500” presented in Minsk “The Russian Bible of Fransysk Skaryna is 500”. This is the name of the book which was presented in Minsk. It’s a unique edition of the Vrublevsky’s Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. It has illustrative material from nearly 30 libraries, museums and archives of dozens of countries. One way or the other they are somehow connected with the Bible of the Belarusian printing pioneer.
Videotaping enters case of damaging tax office building in Belarus' Gomel
Videotaping enters case of damaging tax office building in Belarus' Gomel A videotaping of the moment the crime is being committed has been entered into the case of damaging the tax office building in Gomel. It was stated by the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus. The video was uploaded onto the internet in the name of a radical anarchist organization. Bottles with flame liquid are seen in the video. Anarchist had taken the responsibility for the criminal act before. The investigation of the criminal case continues.
Customs suppress contraband on Belarus-Poland border
Customs suppress contraband on Belarus-Poland border Grodno Regional Customs suppressed an attempt of fire arms import in the territory of the Republic of Belarus. The contraband was disclosed at the checkpoint “Bruzgi”. A Lithuanian citizen with two other passengers was heading for Belarus from Poland. During the customs control a revolver was found beneath a Russian citizen’s coat. The car was inspected as well. As many as 46 ball cartridges, a case shot, a hanger and the 1941 edition of “Mein Kampf”. The extremist book is forbidden in many countries.
Francophonie days underway in Minsk
Francophonie days underway in Minsk Francophone Days in Minsk have brought together more than 150 participants from all over the country. The main platform of the event was the Minsk linguistic university. Didier Canesse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus:Pupils and students of secondary schools that teach French are involved. It is such a friendly event! It usually concludes the month of Francophonie in Belarus.

27.03.2017

Igor Shunevich: Public security monitoring system is a necessity for every civilized society
Igor Shunevich: Public security monitoring system is a necessity for every civilized society A public security monitoring system will be established in Belarus. It was decided at the Presidential meeting on March 27, 2017. Currently, Belarus has a fragmented system of video monitoring, which is subject to different agencies and organizations. This makes control more difficult. A unified system would significantly automate the processes and increase efficiency.
Distance participation of Yulia Samoylova in Eurovision 2017 not possible
Distance participation of Yulia Samoylova in Eurovision 2017 not possible The European Broadcasting Union suggested transmitting Yulia Smoylova’s (representative of Russia) performance in the half final of Eurovision 2017 live via satellite. If the Russian participant makes it into the final of the contest, her performance in the final will be broadcasted in the same way. This suggestion was published on the official website of the European Broadcasting Union and then sent to Russia’s Channel One. Channel One refused the suggestion. It was said on air of the TV channel.
Innovative and technical creativity High-tech competition held in Belarus
Innovative and technical creativity High-tech competition held in Belarus Innovative and technical creativity High-tech competition held in Belarus Innovative development. Minsk hosted the first ever Republican High–tech competition of innovative and technical creativity among youth in Belarus. Robot technologies, unmanned flying machines, neiropiloting. About one hundred school attendants from all over Belarus presented their ambitious inventions to the jury of the competition.
Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture
Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture Belarusian genetic scientists are capturing new areas of research. The developments of the National Centre for Genomic Biotechnology are successfully used in the agricultural sector. For instance, animal DNA passports were created, and the center is actively working in the medical and sports genetics sectors. Besides all that, Belarusian scientists are capturing another interesting area. They will soon be conducting genetic tests on a person’s stress tolerance.
Belarus takes part in Paris Book Fair: 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing
Belarus takes part in Paris Book Fair: 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing Famous lines of Francysk Skaryna in the French language. A Belarusian exposition, dedicated to the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus, was presented at the International Paris Book Fair 2017. All together more than 40 countries participate in the exhibition. As many as 150,000 people are expected to visit the Fair. The Belarusian side presented a collection of 127 books in the Belarusian language to the Paris-based National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures. Bu the way, 10 first year students began learning the Belarusian in 2017.
Public security monitoring system may be established in Belarus
Public security monitoring system may be established in Belarus A public security monitoring system in Belarus would improve law and order and help optimize the structure of the relevant state bodies. On March 27, the head of state discussed with officials a draft decree to establish such a system. Currently, Belarus has a fragmented system of video monitoring, which is subject to different agencies and organizations. This makes control more difficult. A unified system would significantly automate the processes and increase efficiency. The government proposed to attract investment for its creation.
Belarus takes part in Earth Hour
Belarus takes part in Earth Hour Belarus joined the international campaign Earth Hour on March 25. In 2017, it was held for the tenth time - under the slogan "Change yourself, not the planet." It united more than 170 countries. During the event, lights went out in the streets and homes on all continents for exactly an hour, in support of the global environment.
Employment in Belarus. Why enterprising people always find job
Employment in Belarus. Why enterprising people always find job Safety is the foundation of society, on which you can build economic, social and cultural walls and the political roof should be placed on top. Peace and tranquility allow thinking about income, health, which no income can buy, the family, education, and about the work you love. Sometimes thoughts are only about work. It happens too. In tough economic times, the value of a job increases. People are different: some find their own use but others need help and the state is ready. After all, we are not living in wild capitalism.

26.03.2017

Belarusian scientists to carry out genetic tests on human stress tolerance
Belarusian scientists to carry out genetic tests on human stress tolerance Belarusian genetic scientists are capturing new areas of research. The developments of the National Centre for Genomic Biotechnology are successfully used in the agricultural sector. For instance, animal DNA passports were created, and the center is actively working in the medical and sports genetics sectors. Besides all that, Belarusian scientists are capturing another interesting area. They will soon be conducting genetic tests on a person’s stress tolerance.
Consent and agreement: hundreds of Minsk residents take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty
Consent and agreement: hundreds of Minsk residents take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty Hundreds of Minsk residents came to Kurapaty on March 25, 2017 to clean the territory up. Consent and agreement is the keynote of this movement. A memorial of sorrow and remembrance as a symbol of nation unity is planned to be established here. Subbotnik (days of volunteer unpaid work on weekends) was held in Kurapaty on March 25.

25.03.2017

Car with Molotov cocktails detained in Minsk
Car with Molotov cocktails detained in Minsk The March 25 protest in Minsk could turn into a tragedy. KGB officers have received timely information about the planned provocation during the unsanctioned rally. KGB noticed a passenger car parked on March 23 near the Academy of Sciences. The man who drove the car to this place is now known. This is a 32-year-old resident of Minsk Sergey Kuntsevich. In the car, law enforcement officers found megaphones, wires, a microphone and a cardboard box with dozens of bottles filled with liquid smelling of fuel mixture and wicks made from rags.
Hundreds of Belarusians take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty March 25
Hundreds of Belarusians take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty March 25 A competition on the design of a memorial in Kurapaty was announced in Belarus on March 25, 2017. Hundreds of Belarusians came to the historic place to simply clean the territory up. As many as 20 hectares of land will be cleared of dead tree stands and bushes through joint efforts of non-indifferent people. The raised money will go towards installing a memorial sign here. In the course of the next couple of days a charity fund will be opened, to which funds can also be transferred.
Alexander Lukashenko: Memorial in Kurapaty must become a special place for Belarusians
Alexander Lukashenko: Memorial in Kurapaty must become a special place for Belarusians During his working visit to Grodno region, Alexander Lukashenko once again discussed the subject of opening a memorial in Kurapaty and the events which have been happening around this tragic place lately. President Lukashenko emphasized that a memorial must be a special place for Belarusians, a site of commemoration of those victims who died in that tragic period of history.
Belarus to take part in Earth Hour 2017
Belarus to take part in Earth Hour 2017 Belarus will be taking part in Earth Hour on March 25, 2017. Every last Saturday in March many people all over the world turn electricity off in their houses, to draw everyone’s attention to the necessity of tactful attitude towards the planet. This movement has already been recognized the most mass action in the entire history of humanity. It involved more than a billion people all over the world.
Molotov cocktail thrown at tax inspection building in Belarus' Gomel
Molotov cocktail thrown at tax inspection building in Belarus' Gomel The Investigative Committee of Belarus has opened a criminal case after unknown persons threw a Molotov cocktail at the tax office building in Gomel. The criminal case is based on the article "Deliberate damage to property in publicly dangerous way". The crime was committed on March 24 in the morning. Attackers threw a Molotov cocktail in the inspection office’s window.

24.03.2017

Young people to take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty March 25
Young people to take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty March 25 Minsk youth will take part in the beautification of the tract Kurapaty. Young people volunteered to put the territory in order. It is expected that on March 25, the labor flashmob will unite all Belarusians who are indifferent to the fate of this historic site. As was previously reported, a competition for the best Kurapaty memorial will be announced soon. It will become the embodiment of the memory of all the victims killed in that tragic period of Belarusian history.
Belarusian-Italian business forum begins in Minsk, with green economy in focus
Belarusian-Italian business forum begins in Minsk, with green economy in focus A Belarusian-Italian business forum started in Minsk. The main topic of the meeting is "green" economy. Renewable energy, waste management and air quality improvement are just some of the topics that are going to be discussed during the March 24 talks. In particular, it is planned to discuss the concept of "Smart City". This is a global system in which the work of city services is used to the best possible extent ensuring maximum safety of citizens. This concept is already widespread: Smart City works in more than 2,000 cities around the world.
Weapons and anarchist literature found in apartment of 22-year-old Mozyr resident
Weapons and anarchist literature found in apartment of 22-year-old Mozyr resident Law enforcement officers have found two pistols, an electric shocker, body armor, and various emblems and literature promoting anarchism in the apartment of a resident of Mozyr. The trail leading to the 22-year-old girl was discovered during the investigations regarding the case of young people who threw bulbs with paint at billboards with social advertising in April 2016.

23.03.2017

Julia Samoilova to represent Russia at Eurovision in 2018
Julia Samoilova to represent Russia at Eurovision 2018 regardless of venue Julia Samoilova will represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, regardless of its venue, reads the joint statement of the First Channel and VGTRK. Statement by broadcasters: In case Ukraine does not allow Julia Samoilova to participate in Eurovision 2017, Julia Samoilova will represent Russia in 2018, regardless of the venue of the contest.
Minsk schoolboy recreates Skaryna's printing press
Minsk schoolboy recreates Skaryna's printing press A Minsk schoolboy has recreated the printing press on which prominent Belarusian book printer Francysk Skaryna worked. It took Johannes Gutenberg more than 10 years to start the world's first printing press. The schoolboy Mark managed to recreate the working copy of the printer of the 16th century in just one day.

22.03.2017

Caiman armored vehicle tested in Belarus
Caiman armored vehicle tested in Belarus New Caiman armored vehicle is being tested in Brest training range in Belarus. Daily run on the rough, water barriers and shooting from different kinds of armaments. The test drive was held in the severest conditions. The armored vehicle's purpose is to participate in intelligence and sabotage operations, peace-support missions, patrolling and escorting columns, carrying out actions under emergency conditions. Caiman was designed by Belarusian constructors and 90% of the complete units of the machine were made in Belarus.
Young professional designs tractor of future
Young professional designs tractor of future The Soviet cinematography knows lots of characters who work at a factory. Many people took them as an example when choosing their profession. The TV screen today is full of top managers and businessmen. The factory checkpoints have given in to office skyscrapers.
Belarus customs disclose antique icon in parcel from USA
Belarus customs disclose antique icon in parcel from USA Minsk regional customs have disclosed an antique Smolensk icon of the Mother of God in a parcel from the USA. According to the declaration, the parcel should have contained a picture with a frame. During an inspection by the customs officers, the gilded icon in silver riza and wrapped in polythene film and paper was found. The icon was limned in the second half of the 19th century and is a cultural heritage. It is roughly estimated at $4,000.
Russian singer denied entry to Ukraine for Eurovision 2017
Russian singer denied entry to Ukraine for Eurovision 2017 The Security Service of Ukraine has banned Russian singer Julia Samoilova from entering Ukraine for three years. This decision was taken, because Samoilova violated Ukrainian legislation, said security service spokeswoman Elena Gitlyanskaya in her Facebook post.Source: facebook.com/giolena11 The Russian Foreign Ministry called the decision of the Security Service "an outrageous, cynical and inhuman act."
Maksim Bahdanovich memorial evening held in Madrid
Maksim Bahdanovich memorial evening held in Madrid Legendary Veranika, Venus Star and Slutskіja Pajasy sounded in the center of the Spanish capital. Diplomats, creative elite and all indifferent to Belarusian poetry studied the works of Maksim Bahdanovich in Madrid.
Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes
Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes Belarusian products were used for French culinary masterpieces, which were prepared on March 21 in Minsk. Participants of the international gastronomic festival, 10 Belarusian restaurants and a cooking school, masterly prepared unique dishes from Belarusian potatoes, meat and dairy products. It is noteworthy that the festival brought together more than 2,000 chefs in 150 countries on five continents.
MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3
MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3 Local authorities in Belarus are willing to listen to people and try to help everyone. They communicate via the phone and eye to eye. The main task is to individually approach any situation. People are concerned about a variety of problems: employment, education, housing and public services' work. MPs are also willing to help people in need.

21.03.2017

Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered
Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk.
 Belarus State Border Committee: Possible routes of the law violator are being worked out
Belarus State Border Committee: Possible routes of the law violator are being worked out Security measures have been strengthened at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. This is due to the incident at the checkpoint Alexandrovka through which a Jeep tried to break through the day before. Two people have been detained. Nevertheless, according to some other resources, there could have been another person in the car. The search for him continues.
Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk
Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk. Belarusian medicine is capable of caring for the life of a mother and a child and rendering qualified medical assistance. It is proved by the developments, which were presented at the Healthcare of Belarus Exposition 2017.
Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer
Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer Belarus is developing a new drug for the treatment of liver and kidney cancer, said Belarusian scientists in Minsk March 21. Today, these diseases are difficult to treat, and surgery does not always produce results. Therefore, doctors decided to develop a new drug. In parallel, Belarusian doctors are working to replace expensive imported drugs, which sometimes reaches tens of thousands of dollars, with their own analogs. Generics are especially useful today in the fight against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border
Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border Security measures are strengthened at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. This is because of an incident at the checkpoint Alexandrovka through which a Jeep car tried to break into Ukraine the day before. Two people were detained. However, according to available information, another person could be in the car that day. Search for him continues. The operative and search measures are being carried out in the area of ​​responsibility of the Mozyr border detachment.
Alexander Lukashenko sends birthday congratulations to Metropolitan Filaret
Alexander Lukashenko sends birthday congratulations to Metropolitan Filaret Metropolitan Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus celebrates his birthday on March 21. In Belarus, he is known as a man of deep faith. He devoted more than thirty years to serving the Church in Belarus. Metropolitan Filaret has high awards and degrees; he is considered one of the most authoritative theologians of the Russian Orthodox Church. President Alexander Lukashenko has sent congratulations to the honorary Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus.
Armed people try to violate Belarus-Ukraine border near Aleksandrovka
Armed people try to violate Belarus-Ukraine border near Aleksandrovka The incident occurred last night. The Jeep car was heading to Belarus from Ukraine. The driver knocked down the gate, drove through the forced stop facility and, having received mechanical damage, tried to escape. As a result, the border guards had to use a service weapon. The car was detained by the State Border Committee special operations group in the area of ​​the village Gabrileevka, Gomel region.

20.03.2017

Collector from Borisov amasses biggest Golden Age Hollywood actors autograph collection
Collector from Borisov amasses biggest Golden Age Hollywood actors autograph collection It seems that Hollywood actors and actresses are far from us and are difficult to reach. However, it is not exactly so. Aleksei Zelenko, from Borisov, proved that if you have a desire, you can reach even the most famous celebrities.
Belarus' Department of Aviation Commission investigates into incident of Belavia Boeing
Belarus' Department of Aviation Commission investigates into incident of Belavia Boeing The Department of Aviation Commission has begun the investigation into the incident of a Belavia Boeing. The Minsk- St. Petersburg plane returned to Minsk National Airport straight after taking off the day before. At the height of 150m the aircraft collided with a flock of birds. Despite the engine variable being in a normal condition, the decision of the crew team to return was right. After the plane was examined, it turned out that the engine was damaged. All in all there were 114 passengers on board. There were no injuries in the incident.
Irina Kostevich: New plants mean new job vacancies
Irina Kostevich: New plants mean new job vacancies Should Belarusians be waiting for a reload in the most sensitive sector? Irina Kostevich should have the answer. Recently she was appointed the new Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus. She is an experienced person in the authority sphere, but before now she had been occupying lower positions. Nevertheless, now she is Belarus’ Minister of Labour and Social Protection.
Belarus President appoints vice-chairmen of Minsk City Executive Committee
Belarus President appoints deputy mayors of Minsk Prices, employment and salaries are the three main areas for Minsk vice mayors designated by the Belarus President. Alexander Lukashenko on March 20 agreed number of appointments for the Minsk city executive committee. Fedor Rimashevsky has become the first deputy chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee. Another two deputies of the Minsk mayor are Alexander Krepak and Igor Yurkevich.
Belarus' Education Minister Igor Karpenko
Belarus' Education Minister on changes in Education Code and Belarus' IT sector What is the reason for the growth of IT sector in Belarus and how is the Belarusian education system responding to the challenges of time? We will talk about this with our guest - the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko. Mr Karpenko, glad to see you. Igor Karpenko, Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus: Good evening.

19.03.2017

Military transport aircraft Il-76 goes into service in Belarus' air forces
Military transport aircraft Il-76 goes into service in Belarus' air forces A modernized military transport aircraft Il-76 (a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union's Ilyushin design bureau) was passed into service to the military air forces of the Republic of Belarus. Today Il-76 has a satellite navigation complex combined with the autopilot. The modernized aircraft also received early-warning systems of hitting land or other aircrafts.
Vitebsk secondary school student wins 3 open IT Olympiads
Vitebsk secondary school student wins 3 open IT Olympiads Three victories in two weeks. A schoolboy from Vitebsk won several open programming Olympiads. Each competition had no less than 300 competitors from 20 countries. Artur Petukhovsky is a pupil of the well-known Veronika Laktina. Her pupils today work in big international IT corporations. Artur told about his plans for the future.
Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world
Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world “World of Tanks”, Viber, MSQRD have all been developed by Belarusian programmers. Nevertheless, these are not the only programs which glorify Belarusian IT specialists. The quality broadsheet newspaper “Deutche Welle” says, that Belarus has turned into one of the largest producers of IT programs in Central and Eastern Europe”. Belarusian High Tech Park has a big potential and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko set new tasks for the Park. What is more, a new director of the High Tech Park was appointed.
First 3D heart surgeries performed in Belarus
First 3D heart surgeries performed in Belarus A 3D heart model was successfully used in a unique surgery in Belarus. The organ, made with a scale of 1:1 allows studying all the nuances of the patient's heart structure before the surgery. The usage of 3D models has every chance to become a regular practice in Belarus, especially in the field of pediatric cardiosurgery.
Authenticity of Belarusian folk dances
Authenticity of Belarusian folk dances Belarusian authentic folk dances, such as Liavonikha, Polka Janka, Kryzhachok, Bulba, Charot, are the pride of Belarusian culture. For Belarusians it is enough to hear a familiar tune of the pipe, tambourine or garmon (a kind of Russian button accordion), and they unintentionally want to start dancing.  These dances have existed for many centuries. It is known that no ritual, no festival, no holiday was spent without them.

18.03.2017

Belarusian scientists develop unique equipment to combat oncology
Belarusian scientists develop unique equipment to combat oncology More than ten million people get cancer each year, according to statistics. Great importance is given to treatment for people with cancer in Belarus.

17.03.2017

Belarus' new Education Code: high teaching degrees to be assigned on the spot
Belarus' new Education Code: high teaching degrees to be assigned on the spot Teachers will be assigned high teaching degrees on the spot. An updated version of the Education Code of the Republic of Belarus is now being drawn up. The Code won’t bring cardinal changes for the younger generation. Nevertheless, some changes will be made to the working process. School programs and plans will be improved; the work on ongoing education will strengthen its positions. The relevant agency is considering the idea of creating electronic books. Public discussions were held when the Code was drawn up. All the opinions have been included.
Belarus army tests mortar system "Sani"
Belarus army tests mortar system "Sani" Belarus army men are testing the mortar system “Sani”. The system has high floatation, despite the fact that its size is a lot smaller than the previous models. Belarusian military men will compete in the International Army Games in Russia and show their skills of artillery fire using this equipment.

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