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20.07.2017

Belarusian becomes four-time winner of Yandex. Algorithm
Belarusian becomes four-time winner of Yandex. Algorithm Programmer from Belarus Gennady Korotkevich became the four-time winner of the competition in sports programming "Yandex. Algorithm". Participating in the championship, which is held since 2011, this year were almost 5,000 people from all over the world, including India, China, Peru, and Cameroon. As reported on the company's website, more than half of applications were from Russia. Second in terms of the number of participants were programmers from Belarus with Ukraine placed third.
Belarusian polar explorers to go to Antarctica in December 2017
Belarusian polar explorers to go to Antarctica in December 2017 Belarusian polar explorers began preparations for the tenth Antarctic expedition. In early August, Belarus will select a team that will include six people, who will go to work on the coldest continent of the planet in December 2017.

19.07.2017

Passenger flow increases in National Airport Minsk
Passenger flow increases in National Airport Minsk The passenger flow in National Airport Minsk increased by one third from the beginning of 2017. As many as 2 million passengers. In June alone the number of passengers was 425 thousand.
Exhibition dedicated to Francysk Skaryna, Martin Luther opens in Minsk
Exhibition dedicated to Francysk Skaryna, Martin Luther opens in Minsk Legends of the Renaissance era. An exhibition dedicated to Francysk Skaryna and Martin Luther opened in Minsk. Most of the works concern the German reformer. Among the works are lithography about his life and work, which demonstrate the Renaissance era as a whole. What is more, copies of 95 thesis , which were on the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg are presented.
Belarus, UAE forensic scientists to exchange experience
Belarus, UAE forensic scientists to exchange experience On July 19, 2017 a memorandum on cooperation between the police of Abu Dhabi and the State Forensic Examination Committee of the Republic of Belarus was signed in Minsk. Besides the cooperation in criminalistics sphere, the sides agreed to hold joint trainings of employees.   
Joint training of Belarusian and Chinese special forces
Joint training of Belarusian and Chinese special forces The special forces of Belarus and the People's Police of China have completed the joint training. The final demonstration performances were held at a training ground near Borisov. The soldiers simulated a counter-terrorist operation. According to legend, militants captured a settlement and took refuge in buses. It took the military about half an hour to search and eliminate terrorists.
26th Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk becomes the most commercially successful in history
26th Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk becomes the most commercially successful in history The 26th Slavonic Bazaar Festival in Vitebsk has become the most commercially successful in its history. This was announced on July 18 by the forum directorate. Applications from artists for 2018 are already being accepted. Over 80,000 tickets for various festival's concerts were bought.

18.07.2017

Belarusian school students win 4 medals at International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand
Belarusian school students win 4 medals at International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand Chemistry of success. Belarusian school students won three silver and one bronze medal from the International Chemistry Olympiad, which finished on July 17, 2017 in Thailand.
Exclusive video: Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan discharged from Minsk hospital
Exclusive video: Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan discharged from Minsk hospital Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan has been discharged from the Minsk hospital. According to doctors, the condition of the soloist is assessed as satisfactory. July 18 morning, he was examined by doctors and a decision was made on his discharge. Stolichnoe Televidenie TV channel has exclusive footage showing the band's car leaving the hospital.
Skansen open-air museum to be built in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Skansen open-air museum to be built in Belovezhskaya Pushcha Excavations on the site of ancient settlements have resumed in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. All the finds, and among which are many artifacts, will become part of a unique exposition. The construction of the very first Skansen in Belarus, that is, an open nature reserve, will begin in the summer of 2017.
Julio Iglesias Jr: Hope to return to Belarus next year
Julio Iglesias Jr: Hope to return to Belarus next year Larisa Dolina, Valery Meladze, Stas Mikhailov, Soso Pavliashvili, Egor Kreed were among the stars who performed at the concert dedicated to the closing of Slavonic Bazaar festival in Vitebsk, Belarus. Julio Iglesias Jr. was among the main stars, however.
Slavonic Bazaar 2017 ends in Vitebsk
Slavonic Bazaar 2017 ends in Vitebsk The festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk is about to close. The main intrigue is whether anyone will win the grand prix of the festival this year. This is because the Belarusian and Ukrainian singers both have equal number of points in the festival’s main song contest. Magnets with greetings from Vitebsk is one of the most popular souvenirs in Vitebsk's City of Masters these days. Evgeny Kutarkin prepared for Slavonic Bazaar five boxes of souvenirs, so that no guest is left without a gift. Tons of kebab, hundreds of kilograms of ice cream and kvass...
Depeche Mode cancel concert in Minsk: Dave Gahan hospitalized
Depeche Mode cancel concert in Minsk: Dave Gahan hospitalized The concert of British rock band Depeche Mode in Minsk is canceled. Musicians say the reason is the illness of band's leader Dave Gahan. The musician is in one of the hospitals in Minsk. The cancellation of the show was announced literally an hour before the concert began.

17.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with chairman of Belarus' Supreme Court
Alexander Lukashenko meets with chairman of Belarus' Supreme Court On July 17, Alexander Lukashenko received the chairman of the Supreme Court. Valentin Sukalo reported to the President on the work of the unified judicial system. It was decided to improve it three years ago.
Vitebsk hosting Slavianski Bazaar 2017 festival
Chris de Burg performs at Slavianski Bazaar 2017 in Vitebsk "Slavonic Bazaar" is a small life in itself, to use Oleg Mitiaev's words. Diverse and interesting life, with its currency, traditions and secrets. The native Vitebsk resident and our journalist Yana Shipko shares impressions about the festival with us. Zara, singer (Russia):For a long time I dreamed about this invitation. To give a solo concert in the framework of "Slavonic Bazaar", namely in the Summer Amphitheater. I've dreamt about it since 18 when I first took part in the Slavonic Bazaar.
Alexander Lukashenko at World Congress of Russian Press: Choice between rating or truth is vital
Alexander Lukashenko at World Congress of Russian Press: Choice between rating or truth is vital Another selfie with President Lukashenko (a selfie is photographing yourself with a camera) was made by  a deputy of the Congress of Russian Press in Minsk.

16.07.2017

Youth Day at Slavonic Bazaar July 15
Youth Day at Slavonic Bazaar July 15 July 15, 2017 was dedicated to youth at the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk. For the whole day the city turned into an international youth capital. Interactive platforms, dance battles and marathons, DJ competitions and a strength extreme tournament. Everything was held with national colours. Alexandra Gushch, Viktoria Patyukhova, Natalia Petrova:Belarusian symbols are fashionable, stylish and for youth.

15.07.2017

Day of Union State at Slavonic Bazaar 2017
Day of Union State at Slavonic Bazaar 2017 July 14, 2017 at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk is dedicated to the friendship of Belarus and Russia. The Day of Union State 2017 at the festival is dedicated to the anniversary of the Belarusian musical band “Syabry” (Friends). The band is loved both in Belarus and in Russia.
Grigory Rapota attends Slavonic Bazaar on Day of Union State
Grigory Rapota attends Slavonic Bazaar on Day of Union State This day at the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk is dedicated to the friendship of Belarus and Russia. The honored guest of the music forum on July 14 was Grigory Rapota, the State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. He was greeted at the house-museum of Ilya Repin “Zdravnevo”.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus counts on active and productive cooperation with France
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus counts on active and productive cooperation with France Belarus counts on active and productive cooperation with France. It was said in the congratulations of President Lukashenko to Emmanuel Macron on the main national holiday of France - the Day of the Bastille.

14.07.2017

Guests on 2017 Slavonic Bazaar Festival in Vitebsk
Guests on 2017 Slavonic Bazaar Festival in Vitebsk Vitebsk does not sleep today. It's noisy and there's a lot of fun around the city. The XXVI International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk officially opened yesterday in the evening.
China to finance national football stadium construction in Belarus
China to finance national football stadium construction in Belarus On July 14 it became known that Chinese partners will help Belarus in the construction of the national football stadium and a swimming pool meeting international standards in Minsk. The government of China will provide relavant assistance, about $1.2 billion.
Belarus congratulates France on Day of the Bastille
Belarus congratulates France on Day of the Bastille France celebrates the main national holiday - the Day of the Bastille. On July 14, large-scale celebrations will be held across the country. The main events are expected in Paris.
Belarus President at Slavonic Bazaar: Our festival has become a true symbol of the unity of millions of people of goodwill
Belarus President at Slavonic Bazaar: Our festival has become a true symbol of the unity of millions of people of goodwill The official opening ceremony of Slavonic Bazaar festival was held in Vitebsk. Among the guests of honor at the opening traditionally was Alexander Lukashenko. The head of state addressed all those present from the stage of the summer amphitheater. The President called the festival a real pearl of Belarus and a kind of its business card.

13.07.2017

Tamara Gverdtsiteli's star unveiled on Stars Square in Vitebsk
Tamara Gverdtsiteli's star unveiled on Stars Square in Vitebsk Today, July 13, is a special day for the Russian singer, actress and composer Tamara Gverdtsiteli. Her personal star was opened on the Square of Stars near the Summer Amphitheater in Belarus' Vitebsk. In the evening the singer will be awarded a special award of the President of Belarus "Through Art to Peace and Mutual Understanding". Similar stars are opened in Vitebsk every year, with Russian and other former Soviet artists being perpetuated on the alley.
Winner of children's song competition at Slavonic Bazaar named
Belarusian wins children's song competition Vitebsk 2017 at Slavonic Bazaar Belarus has won the Grand Prix of the XV International Children's Music Competition Vitebsk 2017! 12-year-old Maria Magilnaya outstripped rivals from 20 countries. Masha comes from Mogilev from a large family. Multiple winner of musical competitions, she has got used to fighting for victory. The President of Belarus will hand over to Maria Magilnaya the main prize - the lyre -today, at the July 13 opening ceremony of Slavonic Bazaar.
Natalia Kochanova meets with Secretary of State of Kazakhstan
Natalia Kochanova meets with Secretary of State of Kazakhstan Belarus and Kazakhstan - from active dialogue to comprehensive deepening of ties. On July 12, the head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus, Natalia Kochanova, met with the state secretary of Kazakhstan, Gulshara Abdykalikova. Minsk and Astana are ready to develop cooperation both on a bilateral basis and in the integration format.
Participants of World Congress of Russian Press to visit Vitebsk July 13
Participants of World Congress of Russian Press to visit Vitebsk July 13 The World Congress of the Russian Press continues its work in Belarus. On July 13, participants of a major forum will visit Vitebsk.

12.07.2017

Aleksei Volin: Mass Media should impart skills and basics of information hygiene to people
Aleksei Volin: Mass Media should impart skills and basics of information hygiene to people The responsibility of journalists for every written word, the place and the role of mass media in the modern society- the big talk united more than 250 journalists in Minsk. Minsk is hosting the XIX Russian Press World Congress. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the main day of the forum. He shared his opinion on the role and place of the Russian language in Belarus’ history.
Journalists share impressions about Belarus
Journalists share impressions about Belarus Journalists have named Minsk a press center and the main information center of the Union. Nelly Petkova, head of the external communications department of the Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS:Minsk is place were journalist from the CIS meet annually. Minsk is a special city for us. Thanks to these journalist forums, we have a possibility to discuss our professional problems.
Alexander Lukashenko gives brief interview to TASS news agency
Alexander Lukashenko gives brief interview to TASS news agency On July 12, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with Vitaly Ignatenko, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and head of the World Russian Press Organization, with Mikhail Gusman, First Deputy Director General of TASS news agency. he role of mass media in the modern world, initiatives, suggested by Belarus during the OSCE Assembly summer session, were discussed at the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko gave a brief interview to TASS news agency.
Belarus President: Moral guidelines largely depend on traditional press
Belarus President: Moral guidelines largely depend on traditional press The President of Belarus took part in the opening of the plenary session of the World Association of Russian Press. Alexander Lukashenko addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. The head of state recalled the responsibility of journalists to the audience for every word. It is especially important to remember the weight and importance of information to representatives of so-called "classic" journalism.
Russian journalists to have tour of Belarus
Russian journalists to have tour of Belarus On July 12, Minsk will become a large-scale discussion platform. The World Congress of Russian Press gathered journalists from more than 50 countries. The pressing issue for printed editions is whether they can withstand the pressure of electronic media.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language On July 12 Minsk will become a large-scale discussion platform. The World Congress of Russian Press gathered representatives of more than 50 countries. Yulia Beshanova, CTV:The plenary meeting is the key moment of the congress. The President of the Republic of Belarus also participated in the opening of the meeting. He addressed all those present with a welcome speech.
Russian-speaking journalists from 52 countries gather in Minsk
Russian-speaking journalists from 52 countries gather in Minsk Preservation of Slavic culture will be the main theme of the World Congress of Russian Press. During the whole day on July 11, the forum participants were arriving in Minsk. These are representatives of Russian-speaking media from 52 countries. On July 12, journalists and media managers will conduct discussions on a variety of issues. The CTV will be covering all the key events of the forum.
Moldova President to take part in opening of Slavonic Bazaar on July 12
Moldova President to take part in opening of Slavonic Bazaar on July 12 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks with Moldovan President Igor Dodon on July 13 in Vitebsk. On July 12, the Moldovan leader arrives in Belarus for a working visit. The heads of state plan to discuss the whole range of Belarusian-Moldovan cooperation in the political and socio-economic spheres. Special attention will be paid to interaction in integration associations.
First day of Chinese special forces in Belarus
First day of Chinese special forces in Belarus The joint anti-terrorist drills has been conducted by the Belarusian and Chinese special forces in Minsk. Such exercise was held in Belarus for the first time. More than 30 fighters arrived from China. The guests will spend two weeks here. During this time they will work out the basic methods of combating the threats of terrorism. An entire unit from distant China. The fighters of the special forces of the People's Republic of China came to Belarus for the first time.

11.07.2017

Photofact: Vyazynka celebrates Kupala’s anniversary
Photofact: Vyazynka celebrates Kupala’s anniversary The 135th anniversary of Yanks Kupala was celebrated in his native place of Vyazynka in Molodechno district. The world famous museum is located here, lovers of Kupala’s talent have been gathering here for 45 years now. The current poetry celebration was special. Literature experts, critics, modern poets and lovers of poetry gathered here once again to listen to Kupala’s poems in connection with his anniversary.
Belarusian scientists develop  anti electro and radiation screens
Belarusian scientists develop anti electro and radiation screens Such screens are used to eliminate influence of outside disturbing factors or noises on electronic appliances. It is not only to do with mobile phones. The invention of Belarusian scientist will be able to protect electronics of planes, ships and military equipment. The Belarusian development is not worse than the analogues produced by the USA, Germany or Japan.
Preserving Slavic culture – main theme of XIX Russian Press World Congress
Preserving Slavic culture – main theme of XIX Russian Press World Congress Preserving Slavic culture will be the main theme of the XIX World Congress of the Russian Press. Participants of the forum have been arriving in Minsk throughout the whole day. These are representatives of Russian speaking mass media from 52 countries. The foreign guests started the day with a reverent moment. They payed tribute to the victims of the Great Patriotic War in the morning.
Belarus,China hold joint anti-terrorism drill in Minsk
Belarus,China hold joint anti-terrorism drill in Minsk Officers from and unit commanding officers from China came to Minsk. During one week special forces of Belarus and China will be exchanging experience and will hold a full range of operations. They will work off activities on detaining dangerous special criminals, clampdown of gangs, and experience in tactical shooting.
Time to talk about digital revolution: Congress of Russian Press underway in Minsk
Time to talk about digital revolution: Congress of Russian Press underway in Minsk The XIX World Congress of the Russian Press is taking place in Minsk on July 11. Before the forum began, journalists and other media representatives went to the Victory Monument in the center of Belarus' capital, where they honored the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War.
Turkish bank may appear in Belarus
Turkish bank may appear in Belarus An assembly plant for Belarusian harvesters may appear in Turkey in the near future. Negotiations on this issue are conducted by Gomselmash and one of Turkish machinery manufacturers. Industrial production in this state is one of the leading sectors of the economy. At present, the role of the machine-building complex is growing here. 

10.07.2017

Yadviga Poplavskaya reads Alexander Tikhanovich’s farewell poem
Yadviga Poplavskaya reads Alexander Tikhanovich’s farewell poem Another birthday of another talented person of today – in a few days’ time. July the 13th is Alexander Tikhanovich’s birthday. Alexander Tikhanovich passed away at the beginning of 2017. The duet of Tikhanovich and Poplavskaya is now transformed into a duo of Yadviga Poplavskaya and Anastasia Tikhanovich. Mother and daughter openly spoke about their thoughts and feelings for the first time after Alexander Tikhanovich’s death in the interview to the program “Simple Questions”. It will be broadcast on July 13 on RTR-Belarus.
First Belarusian cosmonaut celebrates his 75th anniversary
First Belarusian cosmonaut celebrates his 75th anniversary Space submitted to him. The first Belarusian cosmonaut, twice the Hero of the Soviet Union, Piotr Klimuk, celebrates his 75th anniversary on July 10.
Belarus President takes part in Kupalle celebration in Alexandria
Belarus President takes part in Kupalle celebration in Alexandria This week marked 135 years since the birth of Ivan Lutsevich, who entered the Belarusian and world literature under the pseudonym Yanka Kupala, because he was born on the same mysterious night when all the girls weave wreaths and search for a magic fern flower. This ancient and very beautiful tradition was revived on the picturesque bank of the Dnieper. Every year the village of Alexandria, the home of the Belarusian President, gathers friends on this day.
Belarus' Alexandria celebrates Kupalle
Belarus' Alexandria celebrates Kupalle "Alexandria Gathers Friends" festival will be held today in the evening. We are talking not about the Egyptian Alexandria, founded by the Alexander the Great and which was the center of the culture of the Greeks but Belarusian Alexandria village - a sample of agricultural enterprises and the center of the celebration of Kupalle, the most ancient national holiday dedicated to sun and flourishing land. The very Alexandria (small homeland of the Belarus President) has also flourished in recent years and the festival is blooming.

09.07.2017

Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Vitebsk Region
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Vitebsk Region On July 7, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited Kopys. During his visit he said that all small towns of Belarus will be put in order in the nearest time. Kopys was a pilot project of strategic development of small towns of Belarus. The task is to preserve their uniqueness and the convenience of locals. The order of the President is for all of the governors to come here and see the results with their eyes, and then implement it in their region.

08.07.2017

President Lukashenko about revival of small towns and villages in Belarus
President Lukashenko about revival of small towns and villages in Belarus President Lukashenko announced the concepts of Belarus’ further development, emphasizing the quality life conditions. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Vitebsk region on July 7, 2017. Beautification and social-economic development are at the center of attention. Kopys, a small town in Orsha district, was one of the stops of President Lukashenko. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, that other small town of Belarus should follow the example of Kopys.
Alexander Lukashenko speaks to locals during working visit to Vitebsk Region
Alexander Lukashenko speaks to locals during working visit to Vitebsk Region The prices on medication in Belarus will be reconsidered. This was stated by President Lukashenko during his working visit to Kopys on July 7, 2017. Hundreds of people gathered near the Petrovsky Val castle to ask the President questions. Locals shared their impressions with the Independence Day parade in Minsk as well.
Alexander Lukashenko about development of small towns in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko about development of small towns in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko articulated the concepts of Belarus’s development, emphasizing the quality life conditions of people. On July 7, 2017 President Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Vitebsk region and visited the small town of Kopy in Orsha district. Social and economic development of the region and the beautification of the small town were in the center of attention. President Lukashenko visited these lands in 2016 last.

07.07.2017

OSCE supports Belarus' resolution on psychoactive substances
OSCE supports Belarus' resolution on psychoactive substances Participants of the summer session of the OSCE PA on July 7 continued their work in Minsk. The initiative, put forward by Belarus, draws attention to the need to solve the problem of psychoactive substances by joint efforts. Over the past two or three years, the number of people who take drugs has doubled. This is confirmed by the UN and OSCE experts. It's not easy to identify such substances. They quickly appear, but new ones are then created while the nature of older ones is studied.
What changes await Orsha after the President's decree?
What changes await Orsha after the President's decree? The Belarusian city of Orsha will receive a second life. According to the decree of the President order should be brought here in the near future: create jobs at unprofitable enterprises, provide people with jobs and increase their income level. Today Orsha is a big junction of railroads and highways linking Europe, Russia and Ukraine, for which it was dubbed the "Eastern Gate".
OCSE delegate from Canada brings to Minsk 2.5-month-old daughter Lawrence
OCSE delegate from Canada brings to Minsk 2.5-month-old daughter Lawrence On July 6, parliamentarians had a busy day, with several meetings taking place. But for Belarus, this important political forum is also an opportunity to develop investment cooperation. To this end, meetings with foreign parliamentarians from the business world are planned within the framework of the session. These days hundreds of delegates from almost 60 countries work in the Belarusian capital (the youngest participant is not even six months old).
Topic of emergence of new psychoactive substances very relevant for OSCE,  Belarusian MP says
Topic of emergence of new psychoactive substances very relevant for OSCE, Belarusian MP says Minsk became the center of international diplomacy these days. The 26th summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is held in the Belarusian capital. On July 7, the participants have another busy day, a number of meetings are planned, which will last until late evening. Belarus prepared for discussion at the current session several initiatives at once. Among them is the launch of a new Helsinki process and the fight against the emergence of new psychotropic drugs.

06.07.2017

National Art Museum of Belarus restores Aivazovsky's Storm on the Azov Sea
National Art Museum of Belarus restores Aivazovsky's Storm on the Azov Sea Restoration of the "Storm on the Sea of ​​Azov" by painter Aivazovsky has completed at the National Art Museum of Belarus, which is timed to the 200th anniversary of the maestro. This is one of the best works of the famous artist telling the viewer the story of the death of the ship Yastreb (Hawk) in the waters of the Azov Sea. The color transitions that Aivazovsky used were so thin that the restorer was faced with a very difficult task.
68 children born in Minsk on Independence Day
68 children born in Minsk on Independence Day Children born on Independence Day together with mothers are accepting congratulations in all regions of Belarus. 68 Belarusians appeared in Minsk under the march of the parade and firework volleys. Mothers were given gifts: envelopes for newborns and sets of children's cosmetics and books. Yulia Kolesnikova:This is a very long-awaited child. It's great that every birthday we will have a day off.

05.07.2017

Vasily Zharko gives 5 days for final preparations of Slavianski Bazaar 2017 in Vitebsk
Vasily Zharko gives 5 days for final preparations of Slavianski Bazaar 2017 in Vitebsk The preparations for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk should end by July 10, 2017. As many as five days have been given by the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Zharko. The stage of the main summer event is already being set up. The first solo concert is planned for 10 July. And the arrival of guests, of course. By the time it is necessary to do the final touches to the city.

04.07.2017

Belarusian scientists develop electronics for Russia’s NICA collider
Belarusian scientists develop electronics for Russia’s NICA collider Belarusian scientists have developed electronics and mechanical parts for the future Russian NICA collider. Nuclear physicists from nearly 20 countries a working on the grand project. The collider in Dubna is meant for researches, which are not available or ordinary laboratories. It will also permit to find out how protons and neutrons were formed after the Big Bang in the Universe. In the future these researches will help to develop a completely new type of fuel. The total sum of the Belarusian scientists’ works is estimated at 1.5 million dollars.
Belarus President awards best workers
Belarus President awards best workers State awards have been bestowed on the best representatives of various spheres. On July 4, the Belarus President presented orders, medals and signs on conferring high ranks. The solemn ceremony was held in the Palace of Independence. Awards were given to about 40 people, the best representatives of their professions, as well as those who possess and show the most worthy human qualities, for example courage.
ONT TV Channel celebrates 15th anniversary
ONT TV Channel celebrates 15th anniversary They have the Eiffel Tower, but we have a famous TV tower, under which TV programs of the TV Channels Stolichnoe Televidenie and ONT TV Channel are made. ONT is legally referred to as ZAO Second National TV Channel - it was intended 15 years ago to become the second national broadcaster. But soon it turned out that the ratings of the media newcomer beat all the records.
International School of Belarusian Studies opens in Minsk July 4
International School of Belarusian Studies opens in Minsk July 4 More than 60 foreigners will study the Belarusian language and get acquainted with Belarusian literature and history. The course will involve students from India, Japan, the United States, Indonesia, Spain and Sweden - all in all from 18 countries. The foreign students will undergo 80 hours of lectures and seminars, during which they will improve oral and written speech, as well as consider the subtleties and nuances of the Belarusian language.
Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide anthem singing campaign
Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide anthem singing campaign On July 3, Belarus celebrated the country's main national holiday - Independence Day. The parade at the stela "Minsk - Hero City" was watched by about 250,000 people. The celebrations ended late at night. A festive concert, a fireworks display and, of course, the traditional campaign "Let's sing the anthem together" were the highlights of the day.

03.07.2017

Military hardware exhibition held in Minsk
Military hardware exhibition held in Minsk All the power of Belarusian Army at a distance of a hand. After the military parade dedicated to Independence Day, all the military and agricultural machinery, which participated in the parade, was lined up near the Minsk Hero City complex. Tanks, armored personnel carriers, multiple rocket launchers, tractors and cars were at people’s disposal for one hour.
Public festivals held in Minsk 3 July
Public festivals held in Minsk 3 July Belarus turned into one big celebratory platform on Independence Day. A large cultural and historical platform in the Upper Town. The chronicle o Minsk, from the 11th century till the present days, was shown by the chronicle recreators, Hundreds of people came to watch. The key event was when Minsk was given Magdeburg Right.
NaviBand to perform after fireworks on Independence Day
NaviBand to perform after fireworks on Independence Day The bright moment of the big day will be the concert “My Young Belarus”. Not only prominent Belarusian artists will perform there, but winners of music contests and students of universities will as well. In the end thousands of Belarusians will sing the national anthem of the Republic of Belarus.
Belarusian app changing hair color gaining popularity on the web
Belarusian app allows changing hair color in live videos Have you ever needed to change hair color on your photos? Ok, but what about live videos? Try on all the colors of the rainbow! Now it is possible thanks to Belarusian programmers. A Belarusian IT company has developed a unique app that allows you to change the color of hair in live videos. The range of colors is so wide that it is possible to turn a real image into a fairy tale becoming a mermaid. Belarusians' development has already become popular with users, who share their unusual photos in social networks.
National Honor Board opens in Minsk on National Flag Square
National Honor Board opens in Minsk on National Flag Square Belarusians have things to be proud of so why not put it on display? The traditional form - the Board of Honor - has been presented recently in the Belarus capital Minsk. Someone might blame us for archaism, but the essence is the same as that of billboards or screens or selfies in social networks - to show the advantages of goods and people. The Board of Honor, besides the promotional aspect, is also advertising. This is the advertising of the achievements of the Belarusian system.
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus on Independence Day
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus on Independence Day Words of congratulations on Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus have been addressed to Alexander Lukashenko for several days now. Many of the CIS, EU and other leaders congratulated President Lukashenko. Among them are Among them are Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, THE Emperor of Japan, and the King of Sweden. Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, South Africa, Vietnam, Germany, Bulgaria politicians from Cuba, Canada and the Commonwealth of Australia.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Independence Day President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated compatriots on Independence Day.
Belarus celebrating Independence Day
Belarus celebrating Independence Day Symbol of national pride. On July 3 Belarus celebrates the main state celebration – Independence Day. Exactly 73 years ago on July 3 Minsk was liberated from fascists. Traditionally on the day Belarusians pay tribute to the heroism and courage of those who fought for the future of their country. This year Belarus celebrates 26 years since it began its existence as an independent and sovereign state.

02.07.2017

President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence
President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence The strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day. The history of Belarus has never been simple. The state took its beginning in the 9th century in Polotsk. The town then was a famous trade and administrative center of Slavic Europe.

01.07.2017

Foreign leaders congratulate Belarusian people on upcoming Independence Day
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarusian people on upcoming Independence Day Congratulations on the upcoming Independence Day are already being addressed to President Lukashenko and the Belarusian people. Many of the CIS, EU and other states’ leaders congratulated Alexander Lukashenko. Among them are Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, THE Emperor of Japan, and the King of Sweden. Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, South Africa, Vietnam, Germany and Bulgaria.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on upcoming Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on upcoming Independence Day A celebration of national pride and memory of the past. Belarus is in anticipation of Independence Day. Festive events officially start today. A solemn meeting and a concert of art masters will be held in the Palace of the Republic. President Lukashenko congratulated Belarusians on the upcoming Independence Day.

30.06.2017

Belarus, Russia boasting own high-tech developments at Forum of Regions
Belarus, Russia boasting own high-tech developments at Forum of Regions On June 30, the heads of state of Belarus and Russia will visit the IV Forum of Regions, which in 2017 is devoted to integration development in the field of high technologies and innovations. Presidents of Belarus and Russia Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin are expected to partake in the forum activities too and have talks on the Belarusian-Russian cooperation.
Belarusian anthem played in the heart of Paris (video)
Belarusian anthem played in the heart of Paris (video) The anthem of Belarus sounded in the center of Paris. Trocadero square - the heart of the French capital - was painted the colors of the national flag of Belarus. The event brought together diplomats, representatives of the Belarusian diaspora, students and other Frenchmen, who are close to the history and culture of Belarus. This is not the first time the anthem of Belarus has sounded in Paris. The Belarusian Embassy in France holds a similar campaign for the third year in a row.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with heads of major Russian media
Alexander Lukashenko meets with heads of major Russian media On June 29, Alexander Lukashenko met with the leaders of the largest Russian media. It took place in one of the oldest news agencies - TASS. After a short tour of the media holding company, the head of state took part in the meeting of the Club of Editors-in-Chief. The conversation took place in a very warm atmosphere and lasted about three hours. Alexander Lukashenko is personally acquainted with many who came to this meeting. In particular, the Belarusian leader has already been interviewed by famous journalist Mikhail Gusman several times.

29.06.2017

Polish and Belarusian veterans gather in Grodno
Polish and Belarusian veterans gather in Grodno in remember WWII times They fought shoulder to shoulder and did not see each other since the end of the Great Patriotic War (1945). A meeting of Polish and Belarusian veterans took place in Grodno. 40 people came from the neighboring country within the framework of the 32nd All-Polish Meeting of the Regiment's Sons. Many of the veterans were born in Belarus and met the war as children in guerilla units.
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to open June 29
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to open June 29 The largest regional platform for companies of Belarus and Russia opens June 29 in Moscow. For the fourth consecutive year, Belarus and Russia conclude contracts at this site, which eventually benefits both nations. Just for comparison: the 2nd Forum of Regions featured agreements worth over $230 million. The third edition of the forum brought the figure of around $300 million. The current potential package of contracts is estimated at $400 million.
2017 Independence Day parade to feature modern armored cars as well as legendary T34
2017 Independence Day parade to feature modern armored vehicles and legendary T34 In the evening yesterday, Minskers could see with their own eyes the military equipment right in the center of the city. This was the dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade. The column followed from Uruchye, near the Academy of Sciences and along Surganova Street. Motorists had to make room for them, with the city center being closed up to 8pm. Taking part in the parade will be the novelties of the Belarusian military industry like the armored vehicles Caiman and Volat as well as old tanks T34.
Ransomware detected on several PCs in Belarus
Ransomware detected on several PCs in Belarus Individual cases of infection of computers with a ransomware have been recorded in Belarus. The virtual attack blocks computers and the owner is offered to pay about $300 to decrypt the files. To a greater or lesser extent, the cyberattack has affected the whole world. The first ten victims included Ukraine, Italy, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Russia.  After a massive world cyberattack, the US and Israel are setting up a working group to prevent such threats. It is also necessary to determine how to bring to justice those responsible.

28.06.2017

Ransomware affects large Belarusian companies
Ransomware affects large Belarusian companies   Malicious software blocks important information. Infected files are sent disguised as CVs, financial reports and other documentation. In reality there is a program in those files, after launching it , it is not possible to upload the uploading system of a computer. To varying degrees, the cyberattack affected the entire world. The USA and Israel are already creating a working group which will prevent such threats.
Military personnel honored with state awards leading up to Independence Day in Belarus
Military personnel honored with state awards leading up to Independence Day in Belarus A number of representatives of the army have been awarded state awards leading up to Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Their contribution into providing national security and the development of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. Senior Warrant Officer Evgeny Voronov was awarded the Medal "For Courage". His military service is connected with underwater demining.
Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater held in Belarus' Nesvizh
Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater held in Belarus' Nesvizh The Bolshoi Theater for the eighth time turned Nesvizh, the residence of the Radziwills princes, into a cultural center. Connoisseurs of opera and ballet from different countries come to Nesvizh to see their favorite shows. Alesia Belikova, CTV channel:The possession of the Radziwills became living scenery for the Bolshoi Theater. Fans of ballet and opera can enjoy the most beautiful works performed by the stars of the Belarusian Opera and Ballet Theater.
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services The largest number of foreign students in Belarus study at the Belarusian State University (BSU). 700 of them were solemnly awarded diplomas on higher education. Coming to the ceremony were teachers, embassy heads and parents who came from afar. Now, about 2500 thousand foreigners are training at the BSU.

27.06.2017

Young Belarusian designer devours Paris
Young Belarusian designer devours Paris Young Belarusian designer devours Paris Belarusian youth doesn’t stop surprising. A creative designer from Mogilev impressed the world fashion capital. A student of Mogilev Economic Professional Technical College presented his collection “Provokator. Without face” in Paris. One won’t be able to put this outfits easily, it will take ten minutes at least.
Minsk prepares for Independence Day
Minsk prepares for Independence Day The rhythm of movement– 120 steps per second, the speed of machinery – 18 kilometers per hour. This is how Minsk is preparing for Independence Day. This year spectators will be able to see new artillery and combat vehicles. Modern Belarusian musical compositions will be performed as well. However, the parade on Independence Day is not only military machinery. It is a real show with its own scenario and director. One month is given to rehearse the day. During this period movements and the overall picture is thought through every day.
Belarusian collecting ancient bricks from different countries
Belarusian collecting ancient bricks from different countries A resident of Belarus' Lida has an unusual hobby. He collects ancient bricks from Belarus, Ukraine, England, Sweden and other countries. Each artifact has a master's stamp, fingerprints or names of the manufacturer. The oldest exhibit was born in the 16th century, the owner says. Alexei Chistyakov, collector:These historical bricks can be found literally under your feet. The collection of Alexei Chistyakov consists of about 550 artifacts. The man says this is already about 3,000 kilograms of unique bricks.

26.06.2017

How do pregnant CTV presenters and journalists work?
How do pregnant CTV presenters and journalists work? Heroic deeds of men were recognized in all times. However, being a mother is no less heroic. They show heroism in TV life. Pregnant women on air. Hardly has the sun risen she is, she rushes to tell the country the first news. As early as 6am, an ordinary day for Yekaterina Litvinova. Yekaterina Litvinova, CTV presenter: It was scary when I was alone. Now that there are two of us it is a lot better. And she is not talking about the director or the operator. TV viewers will likely not even notice it.
Minsk testing 30-meter 400-seat tram
Minsk testing 30-meter 400-seat tram A modern next-gen tram is being tested in Minsk. The stylish tram was developed by one of Belarusian developers. The new model of urban passenger transport was tested near vulica Bataničnaja, at the local tram depot. The length of the tram is more than 30 meters; it can seat about 400 people.
Foreign diplomats take part in Belarusian Vyshyvanka Day
Foreign diplomats take part in Belarusian Vyshyvanka Day Ambassadors to Belarus from various countries have tried embroidered Vyshyvanka T-shirts on. On the eve of Independence Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to familiarize representatives of the diplomatic corps with traditions and culture of Belarusians more closely. The Minister of Foreign Affairs together with his wife met all guests of the even in person. By their clothes you can understand the reason why they gathered here today.
Defender of Brest Fortress recollects Nazi invasion of Belarus on June 22, 1941
Defender of Brest Fortress recollects Nazi invasion of Belarus on June 22, 1941 Now let's talk about those days when people considered an honor to die for their Motherland. June 22 is a historic and tragic date - this was the day Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union, and Belarus, then the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic, was among the first to suffer casualties.
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates Let's start with positive news. On Friday evening, the Republican ball of graduates was held in Minsk, pleasing with its atmosphere and beautiful faces. President Lukashenko congratulated the most talented and successful graduates. Our correspondent Yulia Beshanova learned about the dreams and ambitions of the new generation, in a solemn and informal atmosphere.

25.06.2017

68 new names added on Republican Honor Roll
68 new names added on Republican Honor Roll As many as 68 winners’ names of 2016 competitions were put on the Republican Honor Roll. The decree was signed by President Lukashenko. The best of Minsk and region, towns and town districts and of organizations have been named. The main criteria are high achievements in social and economic development and resource economy.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Ball
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Graduation Ball Hopes for dynamic development in all spheres of life in Belarus are connected with youth. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments. A few hundred people were invited to Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments which was held in Minsk on June 23, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Presidential Administration of Belarus on June 23, 2017. Great changes are expected in the education sector in the nearest time. Alexander Lukashenko ordered to decide on all the issues in this sector by 1 September. Law, agriculture, housing and public utilities, work with citizens were discussed as well. The meeting in the Palace of Independence symbolizes a start in perfecting methods of solving the main issues and problems of Belarus.
President Lukashenko congratulates young people on Youth Day
President Lukashenko congratulates young people on Youth Day The 25th of June is a celebration of every fifth person in Belarus. On the last Sunday of June Youth Day is celebrated. Belarusian youth is aged from 14 to 31, and it is nearly 2 million people. It is them, talented and creative people, who are to build the future for native Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusian youth on their day.

23.06.2017

Head of Presidential Administration: Local authorities' work with people must be improved
Local authorities in Belarus should handle people's problems better, Head of Presidential Administration says Local authorities should more effectively build relations and work with citizens' appeals and more swiftly solve people's problems, said the Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus. Natalia Kochanova is holding receptions of citizens in various regions of the country to check how local authorities work with people and to consider individual cases. The most frequent issues worrying Belarusians are land disputes, housing and communal services, non-enforcement of rulings and business development.
Belarusians commemorate WWII victims on day of Nazi invasion 76 years ago
Belarusians commemorate WWII victims on day of Nazi invasion 76 years ago June 22 was the day WWII began for the USSR. Belarusians have remembered the victims of the Great Patriotic War, which is how that part of WWII is called in Soviet history. 76 years ago, Belarus was the first to repel the attack of Hitler's military machine. Hundreds of people gathered at Victory Square in Minsk at dawn on June 22. Officers, cadets and youth honored a minute of silence of the fallen soldiers and laid wreaths and fresh flowers to the obelisk in the city center.

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