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20.01.2017

Reorganization of school education on Saturdays
Belarusian schools to switch to six-day week Study at school on Saturdays will be reorganized. New forms of work such as facultative lessons, working education, and consultations with parents are provided in a new official document. This departmental order was signed by the Minister of Education of Belarus. School education cannot stand still. Textbooks, programs, as well as approaches to learning process change. Nevertheless, the sixth day at Belarusian schools will be reorganized. For example, problematic issues related to children's learning can be discussed directly with teachers.

17.01.2017

President’s Special Prize and Spiritual Revival awards 2016: winners are revealed
President’s Special Prize and Spiritual Revival Awards 2016: winners are revealed This week honored people of the country have received well-deserved awards. These are the award ‘For Spiritual Revival’, the Special Prize of the President to figures of culture and art as well as Belarusian Sports Olympus Awards. Among the winners of the award ‘For Spiritual Revival’ are doctors and scientists, religious leaders and creative teams. This year’s ceremony has a truly unique composition of awardees.

15.01.2017

Belarus President awards CTV presenter Igor Poznyak
Belarus President awards CTV presenter Igor Poznyak The future of Belarus depends on every Belarusian's impact at work, said Alexander Lukashenko on January 13 at the official reception on the occasion of the Old New Year. The Head of State noted that 2016 was not easy and the country had not been able to fulfill everything it aimed for.

14.01.2017

How children see world: international exhibition to be held in Belarus
How children see world: international exhibition to be held in Belarus If you have free time, visit the exhibition called Pure Colors. It is an exhibition of children's drawings in the showroom of the National Center of Artistic Creativity of Children and Youth. There you can find more than 200 works from 28 countries. Little artists offered to show the modern life of their country, its history and culture, sport, environment and world. The works are touching and naive but also have its own depth. The exhibition was created four years ago in Baku, Azerbaijan.

13.01.2017

The festival January Music Nights in Brest
Festival January Music Nights finishes in Brest More than 200 musicians from France, the United States, Japan and other parts of the world took part in the festival. For a few days, Brest turned into a real musical capital. The festival January Music Nights came to the end on the 13th of January. The People's Artist of Russia Olga Borodina, professor of the Paris Conservatory Evgeny Indzhich and other world stars took part in the 2017 edition of the festival. The festival January Music Nights brought together a few hundred fans of the classical music.
Concert in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin
Concert in honor of 76th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavin's birth Prominent Belarusian musician Vladimir Mulyavin would turn 76 on 12 January. He was awarded the title People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus. He became a legend during the lifetime. The concert program in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin took place at the Belarusian State Philharmonic on January 12. Many generations grew up on his songs. "Alexandrina", "Zavushnіtsy" and "Slutskіya Tkachychі" are among the most popular songs Vladimir Mulyavin is famous for.

12.01.2017

Top 5 things you can do to survive extreme cold
Top 5 things you can do to survive extreme cold Rule No1: Eat filling comfort foods that warm you from the inside. You should start your day with hot, high-calorie food and go out only after a meal. Hunger makes a body weaker. In this case, a body freezes much faster.   Rule No2: Alcohol is not a lifesaver. Moreover, alcohol can only briefly warm up, and then a body begins to rapidly freeze. A cup of coffee doesn’t help either. You should drink a cup of tea, for example herbal tea with ginger, lemon, or just hot chocolate.
Snowfall on January, 11: aftermath of frosty night
Snowfall on January, 11: aftermath of frosty night Heavy snowfalls and gusty winds came to Belarus after a strong frost. The snowstorm paralyzed traffic in the center of Mogilev in the morning. There are snowdrifts in Grodno too. Dozens of accidents occurred on the roads. Many people have become the victims of the cold weather. The services are working in emergency mode. A driver lost control and run over a passenger car in the oncoming lane on the snow-covered road Baranovichi-Volkovysk. As a result, the passenger was injured, the driver died.

11.01.2017

Health care facilities provide information on temporary disability of citizens to tax authorities
Health care facilities to provide information on temporary disability of citizens to tax authorities Health care facilities of Belarus will provide tax authorities with information on temporary disability of citizens. This applies to people who didn’t work in 2016, because they were under medical treatment, as well as women who were followed up by a doctor during pregnancy and after childbirth. On demand, patients can receive an extract from the medical record. This information can be also available to tax authorities, but only upon a written consent of a citizen.
Alexander Sitnikov
New technologies in Belarus' traumatology Belarus, as the whole of Europe, has experienced arctic weather. Unfortunately, there injuries and frostbites affected Belarusians too. How much work did doctors have these days? The guest of the program is Alexander Sitnikov, Ph.D., candidate of science, the head of the Laboratory of Traumatology for adulthood of the Republican Scientific Practical Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics. Do you have any information about the number of victims in those January days?
Educational reforms in Belarus
Educational reforms in Belarus in 2017 Belarusian university entrants will be able to pass four tests at the Centralized Testing instead of three. There are additional possibilities for entrants. Validity of the certificates is changed, as well as the number of reserve days for the sitting of exams. The Education Code is supplemented with some new articles. Now, you can use Centralized Testing certificates during two years instead of one, and the number of reserve days is increased from one to three.

10.01.2017

Vyacheslav Danilovich
Belarusian scientific discoveries: Goals for 2017 Guests of the program are Vyacheslav Danilovich, director of Institute of History of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Belarus, candidate of historical sciences, associate professor and Olga Levko, the head of the center of archeology and ancient history of Belarus of Institute of History of NAS of Belarus, doctor of historical sciences.
President awards best athletes and figures of culture and art
President awards best athletes and figures of culture and art As a tradition, on January 9 President signed the decree naming the winners of Spiritual Revival awards, Special President's Prize for figures of culture and art, as well as the conquerors of Belarusian Sports Olympus. The award For Spiritual Revival was established in Belarus 20 years ago.

09.01.2017

Vladimir Gusakov
New projects in the Year of Science planned in Belarus Belarusian scientists will be working on hundreds of new projects in the Year of Science. One of the most ambitious is the production of the Belarusian space vehicle for Earth remote sensing BKA-2. Besides, the priority is the research in the field of biotechnology and nanotechnology. Nowadays, about 85% of the investments in science in Belarus are directed to applied research. Thus, all the discoveries will not be just a theory, but will be widely used in practice in different areas.
Aftermath of frost in Belarus
Aftermath of frost in Belarus: -30°C and 40 injured Last weekend was extremely frosty in Minsk Region. Vileika became the most freezing point on the map. The temperature reached 30 degrees below zero here on January, 8. Utility accidents happened in the Pukhovichi, Molodechno and Logoisk districts. Fortunately, the services quickly solved the problems. Since the beginning of frost, more than 40 citizens with frostbites have visited doctors. Three people have become victims of the cold weather.
Metropolitan Pavel gives interview to CTV
Candles for free and conservatism: Metropolitan Pavel gives interview to CTV On the threshold of Christmas, the leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, gave an interview to the Week TV program.
Konstantin Vashchenko
Ten special prizes of the President of Belarus Ten special prizes of the Belarus President were awarded to people of culture and art, men of science, educators, teams of authors and cultural institutions. Konstantin Vashchenko is one of the laureates. The famous artist received the special prize for the design of the multi-volume facsimile edition The Book Legacy of Francysk Skaryna.

07.01.2017

Family capital deposits worth $288m opened in Belarus in 2015-2016
Family capital deposits worth $288m opened in Belarus in 2015-2016 Family 30,000 people have took advantage of family capital in Belarus, said the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. A program support large families has been operating for two years. During this time, deposits worth $288 million were opened in banks. In 2016, Belarus recorded a natural population increase for the first time in 20 years. This is in particular thanks to the competent social policy of the state.
Alexander Lukashenko: I am very pleased that our church is beside us
Alexander Lukashenko hails unity of state and church in Belarus The President of Belarus wished all Christians bright feast. Alexander Lukashenko on January 7 lit a Christmas candle near the Icon of the Mother of God in the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk. Addressing the clergy and parishioners, the Belarusian leader underlined that today the most important thing for Belarus is the peace and quiet.
President Lukashenko congratulates Orthodox Christians on Christmas
President Lukashenko congratulates Orthodox Christians on Christmas Nativity is one of the greatest holidays for Orthodox. On January 6, Belarusian churches held festive divine services in order to spread the news about the appearance of the savior under the first star in the sky. This day is considered a turning point in human history and the beginning of the chronology of our era.  Everyone strives to fill it with faith and hope, mercy and goodness at every Christmas.
Swiss hockey players visit WWII museum in Minsk
Swiss hockey players visit WWII museum in Minsk Participants of the Christmas tournament continue to get acquainted with the Belarusian capital. Team Switzerland visited the Great Patriotic War Museum on January 6. Participants of ice battles showed interest in the dioramas of military battles. For Swiss players, this page of history of Belarus proved to be particularly interesting. After all, during WWII, Switzerland remained neutral.
Alexander Lukashenko visits  Christmas service at  Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko visits Christmas service at Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk On January 7, the head of state visited the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk, where a Christmas service was held. In the temple, the President met with the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. Alexander Lukashenko and Metropolitan Pavel exchanged gifts. The head of state also lit a candle before the icon of Our Lady of Minsk.
Albert Einstein
Ekaterina I, Einstein, Chukovsky, Al Capone, Lee Harvey Oswald. What connects these people with Minsk? Previously the house of famous Belarussian noble family Sapieha was on present-day Oktyabrskaya Square. Samuil Skavranchuk was working for Sapieha family as a gardener. Later his daughter Marta was born, and they moved to Livonia. After that, the girl changed her surname and became Skavronskaya. Later the gardener’s daughter married Peter I and became the Russian empress Ekaterina I.

06.01.2017

Maksim Bahdanovič
125th anniversary of Maksim Bahdanovič Earlier, Bahdanovič Street was called Alexandrovskaya Street and there was house number 25 where the Bahdanovič lived. On December 9, 1891,the second child Maksim was born here in the family of Adam and Maria.
Belarusians flocking to churches despite Christmas frosts
Belarusians flocking to churches despite Christmas frosts The Orthodox world is celebrating Christmas. Today, on January 6, is Christmas Eve. Believers are waiting for the first evening star in the sky, which is believed to be the symbol of the one that shone over Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth. Festive church services are usually held on Christmas Eve. For example, the vigil is being held in Minsk at this moment, in the Holy Spirit Cathedral. It is headed by Metropolitan Pavel.
Charity during Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk
Charity during 2017 Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk Participants of the International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament have found time for good deeds amid sports battles. This tradition was born five years ago. On Christmas Eve, athletes go to children with presents. This time, the guests were welcomed in Molodechno boarding school, where visually impaired children study. They were given laptops, tablets and air hockey. In gratitude, the children staged a musical performance. Also, the athletes were treated to Belarusian national dishes.
Nikolai Lukashenko brings dairy products from President’s farm to residents of Minsk care home
Nikolai Lukashenko brings dairy products from President’s farm to residents of Minsk care home The first family-type children’s house was opened in the Zhabinka district. This form of upbringing has already proved its value. Children live in a complete family and don’t feel a lack of attention and care. They have everything: a mother, a father, brothers and sisters, toys, their cozy rooms.
Belarusian polar explorers build second Antarctic station facility
Belarusian polar explorers build second Antarctic station facility Belarusian explorers have mounted all the elements of the second facility of the Belarusian Antarctic station. On the last days of December 2016, about 40 tons of cargo were delivered on mountain Vechernyaya. It took a few days to mount the platform and one of the sections of the Belarusian Antarctic station. It has already started to work in autonomous mode. Polar explorers have begun performing the polar research program. They will have to monitor the atmosphere and the surface of Antarctica, including with the help of satellites.
Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Eve
Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Eve The Orthodox world is preparing for Christmas celebrations. January 6 is considered the Christmas Eve.  Believers are waiting for the first evening star in the sky, which is believed to be the symbol of the one that shone over Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth. Christmas Eve is the last day of the forty-day fasting. All churches will hold public worships.  In Minsk, the main celebrations will be held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Niamiha neighborhood.

05.01.2017

Demographic situation improving
Demographic situation improving: 16,000 babies born in Minsk region over 2016 A new life is the best New Year's gift. 21 babies were born in the Minsk region on January 1, 2017. 26 children were born on the last day of 2016. In total, the Minsk region got 16,000 newborn residents over 2016. Active modernization of medical care facilities and maternity departments ensures comfort for patients, and modern equipment allows providing mothers and newborns with expert medical assistance.
Alternative service in Belarus: basic principles
Alternative service in Belarus: basic principles Thirteen people started the alternative service in Belarus. The relevant law came into force in July 2016. It gives recruits whose religious beliefs do not allow taking an oath the right to replace military service by public works. Vadim is one of those recruits who have decided that military service is not suitable for them. The main reason of that was the alternative service law, which came into force in July 2016.
Miniature Eiffel tower
What do Belarus and France have in common? The cannon near the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus is a witness of the Napoleonic Wars in 1812. Nevertheless, the streets of Minsk keep not only the smell of gunpowder and the memory of the dark battles. The occupying French troops had to get themselves provisions. A man better known by his pen name Stendhal was the man responsible for that. The famous French writer directly participated in the War of 1812 and often visited Minsk.
Belarusians Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar into Forbes 30 under 30 list
Belarusians Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar into Forbes 30 under 30 list Founders of MSQRD Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar have entered Forbes 30 under 30 list of the best young entrepreneurs in the world.  Each year, the world's leading business magazine conducts a large-scale study the most promising entrepreneurial skills in various sectors - 30 Under 30. In each of 20 categories, journalists together with experts choose thirty entrepreneurs who have made a breakthrough in their field. Belarusians names appear in the Consumer Tech category.
Belarus to support everyone in need, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection says
How the elderly continue education in Belarus Social protection workers celebrate their professional holiday on January 5. The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection operates 146 regional social service centers today, with about two million people registered. More than 88,000 elderly and disabled people are served at home. Families with many children are paid special attention too. Today's guest of the TV program Morning. Good Mood Studio on the CTV is Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Rumak.

04.01.2017

Tolstoy Street in Minsk
Tolstoy Street in Minsk: yesterday, today, tomorrow One and a half centuries ago, on the site of the modern Tolstoy Street was a suburb of Minsk. There were several buildings, surrounded by a picturesque forest. That changed in the early 70s of the XIX century, when the Libau-Romny railroad was built here. New streets appeared on the map of the city faster than suitable names were found for them.
Belarus to improve state support for housing construction
Belarus to improve state support for housing construction The mechanism of the provision of state support the construction of housing in Belarus will be improved. A specifically created interdepartmental working group has been tasked to figure out the best ways for this. Together with the regional executive committees, experts of the Architecture and Construction Ministry of Belarus, the National Bank and other agencies will develop a common strategy of soft financing and allocation of funds for 2017.
Analysis of Belarus President's New Year 2017 speech
Analysis of Belarus President's New Year 2017 speech Increasing fertility, strengthening of positions in international arena and security were the topics Alexander Lukashenko raised in his 2017 New Year address on December 31, 2016. For the first time in a quarter century, Belarus has recorded natural population growth. By the way, this is not the first time Alexander Lukashenko has asked women to give birth to more children during his New Year speech.

03.01.2017

How ancient Belarusians celebrated Kaliady
How ancient Belarusians celebrated Kaliady Kaliady (Kolyada) was the main winter holiday for the ancestors of Belarusians and the main symbol of the coming year. Usually, the celebrations were held from December 25 till January 6. In ancient times, neither women nor men could work during this period; they should have a rest from a daily routine. There was a tradition: if a family wanted the next year to be successful, they should sacrifice a goat. From the goat’s skin they made a pipe. It was believed that the worse the goat’s voice, the better the pipe’s sound.

02.01.2017

Money
Top events in Belarus in 2016 The year 2016was full of different events: political, economic, social, sporting and cultural. There was everything during these 366 days: challenges, triumphs, achievements and joyful moments. Nevertheless,it was a special and unique year. Which events will come up in the memory of Belarusians when they remember the year 2016?
Gomel clinics start issuing e-prescriptions
Gomel clinics start issuing e-prescriptions Five clinics in Gomel will now issue electronic prescriptions to all patients. A switch to the new system required not only the technical work, but also training. Upon giving a prescription the doctor will enter the data into a computer database.
Year of Science to increase innovativeness of Belarus economy
Year of Science to increase innovativeness of Belarus economy The Year of Science will increase the innovativeness of the Belarusian economy. The National Academy of Sciences has voiced plans for 2017, which is the Year of Science. 

01.01.2017

Belarus celebrates New Year 2017 (video)
Belarus celebrates New Year 2017 (video) Belarus has met New Year 2017 with bright shows and lots of fun. Tens of thousands of people participated in mass of New Year festivities across the country, with magnificent fireworks, greetings and music. Minsk became one big festive area that night. Carousels for children, singing, dancing, and even fireworks. The entertainment program was very diverse in Minsk, with about 30 sites hosting some events. Wet weather did not scare anyone. Both adults and little children had something to entertain themselves with. Even the elderly danced and sang songs.
Belarus President's New Year Address (December 31, 2016)
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will never threaten neighbors Another year of the 3rd millennium passes into history. The year was complicated, bright and eventful. For some people 2016 was a sad and sorrowful year because of the loss of a family member or a friend, some people might have failed to achieve their goals. Others had to deal with family or professional issues. But I am convinced that 2016 was a joyful and happy year for the majority of people.
Belarus President: Year of Culture was not marked by anything special
Belarus President: Year of Culture was not marked by anything special Culture and art are among the priorities of Belarus' state policy. It is not accidental that the year 2016 was marked by cultural events in Belarus. It was planned that significant achievements and successes would happen in this sphere. But there was no breakthrough in 2016 in terms of culture, said the President. Yulia Beshanova, CTV:2016 passed under the sign of culture. Do you think the goals set were achieved?
What is the main event for Belarus President in 2016?
What was the main event for Belarus President in 2016? The Belarus President talked with reporters on the eve of New Year. The year is coming to an end, so the media, of course, asked what the President thinks about the outcome of the eventful 2016. Journalist:The year was very rich in various events in Belarus and around the world. This is the victory of Trump and the doping scandals, the Panama papers and Brexit. What event was the most important for Belarus in 2016? What has or maybe will have the biggest impact on us?

30.12.2016

Belarus President: State must take care of old people and kids
Belarus President: Businesses should be more involved in charity, like in the west Business in Belarus should be more involved in philanthropy and support of the elderly and children. The Head of State instructed businesses to study the issue during his visit to Nikolaevschinsky orphanage for veterans or war and labour and the disabled on December 30. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that Belarus can draw on positive foreign experience in this matter. The President also emphasized that helping the elderly and children should not be episodic, on separate occasions or holidays. Rather, it must be carried out on an ongoing basis.
Our Children New Year charity campaign in Belarus in full swing
Our Children New Year charity campaign in Belarus in full swing Attention to children and safety during public festivals were the main topics of the meeting of the Belarus President on the eve of New Year celebrations. Alexander Lukashenko asked in detail how preparation for upcoming events is going across Belarus. The campaign Our Children, which has already become a tradition for Belarusians, has also been discussed. These days, the Belarus President is preparing the New Year's address to the Belarusian people. What will it be and what main words of the head of state Belarusians will hear on TV?

29.12.2016

President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister
President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister Alexander Lukashenko on December 29 made a number of personnel decisions. Vasily Zharko was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. Introducing the candidate, the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova noted that Mr Zarko has proved a competent and proactive leader in all areas of professional activity. He has been heading the health system of Belarus for more than 10 years. During this time, the industry carried out reforms that brought Belarusian medicine to the world level.
Viktor Lukashenko visits large family as part of Our Children charity campaign
Viktor Lukashenko visits large family as part of Our Children charity campaign Christmas charity marathon continues its march across Belarus. The campaign "Our Children" has already involved thousands of Belarusian children who need special attention these days. The large family Konovalenko of Shklov district received New Year congratulations on December 29. Assistant to the President for National Security Viktor Lukashenko came on a visit to the children along with his family. Nine children live in this children's home of family type.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities enters into force in Belarus
Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities enters into force in Belarus People with disabilities in Belarus will more rights. On December 29, the Republican Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force in Belarus. The document has both a national and a global status. In September 2015, Alexander Lukashenko signed this international document in New York. Thus, Belarus joined the global program to protect the rights of people with disabilities. The national plan underwent a public discussion and now has a clear mandate.

28.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko awards distinguished Belarusians
Alexander Lukashenko awards distinguished Belarusians The government appreciates the hard work and high achievement in any field of activity, said President of Belarus on December 28 at the state award ceremony at the Palace of Independence.
Belarus ' officials congratulate kids on New Year as part of charity campaign
Belarus' officials congratulate kids on New Year as part of charity campaign The charity campaign "Our Children" continues its march across Belarus. Secretary of the Belarusian State Security Council Stanislav Zas congratulated 70 pupils of the Radoshkovichi boarding school on the coming New Year. He gifted them sports equipment, sweets and a pair of budgies. The creative team of the boarding school, in turn, prepared New Year's performance for the guests.
Belarus' State Border Committee chairman Leonid Maltsev retires
Belarus' State Border Committee chairman Leonid Maltsev retires Leonid Maltsev has been dismissed as chairman of the State Border Committee. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarus President. According to the document, Mr Maltsev has retired from military service and has retained the right to wear a military uniform and insignia.

27.12.2016

2017 named Year of Science in Belarus
2017 named Year of Science in Belarus Electro-taxis and compulsory internships abroad for young scientists are plans for the development of Belarus' science in 2017. In the Year of Science Belarus is planning to release about 100 electric vehicles. A prototype of the Belarusian model has already been created. In 2017, Belarus is going to launch a new form of industrial park - BelBiograd. It will bring together developments in the field of medical and agricultural technologies as well as biotechnology and nanotechnology.
Mikhail Myasnikovich leaves entry in Book of Condolence in Russian embassy
Mikhail Myasnikovich leaves entry in Book of Condolence in Russian embassy Belarusians can leave words of support to the bereaved families and to the brotherly people of Russia until the evening of 27 December. The book of condolences at the Russian Embassy in Minsk is open until 17 pm. In the morning, head of the upper house of the Belarus parliament Mikhail Myasnikovich left an entry in this book. Ordinary Belarusians also mourn for the irreparable loss. They continue to bring flowers and light oil lamps near Russia's diplomatic mission in the Belarus capital.
Spain distant and near: passport with storks, Talaka persimmon and tractor Belarus
What unites Belarus and Spain: cuisine, sport, food and tractor Belarus Spain is a country that knowns terrorism well, but, thank God, say Spaniards, trouble has not recently disturbed these blessed and lively regions, which live full life even in winter, especially the capital. An important political event took place in Madrid - the embassy of Belarus in Spain opened there and we briefly reported about it. And today we offer you a big report on the country to which many Belarusians go for holidays and which cuisine we love tasting.

26.12.2016

Belarus President: Security during winter holidays vital
Belarus President: Security during winter holidays vital The topic of security during New Year and Christmas days is one of the major ones in Belarus. In this connection, President Alexander Lukashenko instructed state agencies to pay special attention to the safety of Belarusians during the New Year and Christmas holidays. Peace and tranquility need to be preserved in Belarus at any cost.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Russian president over Tu-154 crash
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Russian president over Tu-154 crash The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, expressed deep condolences to the President of Russia, the Russian people, as well as relatives and friends of the Tu-154 crash victims. He did this on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself.
President Lukashenko congratulates children at New Year party in Minsk
President Lukashenko congratulates children at New Year party in Minsk Another highlight of the week. "The Forest Raised a Christmas Tree," sang school students from all over the country together with characters from fairy tales. These are the guys who had been invited to the presidential Christmas Tree party - almost 2,500 boys and girls. This is one of the noisiest and funniest events at the Palace of the Republic so far. Habitual silence (mostly official events are held in the Palace of the Republic) was filled with laughter and noise. Smiles and a good mood were everywhere.
Belarusian Catholics celebrate Christmas: President sends congratulations
Belarusian Catholics celebrate Christmas: President sends congratulations Belarusian Christians who adhere to the Gregorian calendar celebrated Christmas on December 25 together with the world. Church services all over Belarus began late on December 24.

23.12.2016

Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: Life is the greatest gift of God
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz about death penalty in Belarus: Life is the greatest gift of God Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, has given an interview to the program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Good evening, Your Grace. Thank you for finding time to give an interview. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz: Good evening. Thank you for inviting.
President Lukashenko congratulates kids on coming New Year and Christmas
President Lukashenko congratulates kids on coming New Year and Christmas On December 23, more than 2,000 children from across the country gathered in Minsk's Palace of the Republic. The event is the culmination of the charity campaign Our Children. Invited to the big festive event are orphans, children from large families, students of boarding schools, as well as the winners of Olympiads, creative contests and sports competitions. By tradition, the Belarus President took part in the event, too.
Bethlehem fire arrives at Farny Сhurch in Grodno
Bethlehem fire arrives at Farny Сhurch in Grodno Bethlehem fire has arrived at the main Catholic church Grodno - Farny Church. The shrine is lit by a special lamp in the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Every year on Christmas Eve, the fire starts traveling around the world. In Farny church, the icon lamp was installed near the main altar. Hundreds of people came to worship the fire of grace. In December 2016, you can light a candle and take a piece of this fire home.
Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education
Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education Cooperation and new projects between Belarus and China were discussed in Minsk on December 22. Particular attention was paid to the education system.  Now about 2,000 Chinese students study in Belarus and more than 600 Belarusians are in China for educational purposes.

22.12.2016

Minsk mayor awards CTV's presenter
Minsk mayor awards CTV's presenter Minsk mayor has awarded the best journalists of the capital on December 21. Ten representatives of Minsk and other Belarus' media received awards for professional excellence and significant contribution to the comprehensive coverage of topical issues of life of Minsk. Among them was CTV presenter - head of the Minsk In Detail department, TV presenter Yekaterina Zabenko.
Igor Buzovsky dismissed as deputy head of Belarus Presidential Administration
Igor Buzovsky dismissed as deputy head of Belarus Presidential Administration Igor Buzovsky has been relieved of the post of Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus in connection with getting another job. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko.

20.12.2016

Truck ploughs into crowd at German Christmas market
Truck ploughs into crowd at German Christmas market A truck has driven into a Christmas fair in Berlin. The huge vehicle rammed the crowd killing several people. Dozens are injured. The truck with the Polish license plate entered the territory of the market at a speed of 60 km/h and drive about 80 meters before stopping. It destroyed the stalls and drove straight over far visitors.

19.12.2016

Belarus President warns about rational spending of national budget
Belarus President warns about rational spending of national budget The geography of today's issue is extensive. There will be Spain and even its former colony in South America. But overseas themes, with all the exotic nature and the importance, only complement the picture of the world. The main focus is on the events in Belarus, the events with the participation of the President.

18.12.2016

Evroopt Super with cash desks in English opens in Minsk
Euroopt Super with English-language staff opens in Minsk On December 17, a new Evroopt (Euroopt) hypermarket in Minsk met its first buyers. It’s the 450th store of the retail trade chain. The hypermarket offers premium-class goods and high quality service. It may also boast wide range of goods (more than 15,000 articles), attractive design and new window dressing. Just-opened Euroopt has no analogues in Belarus. The shopping capacity is as much as 5,000 m². The main idea of the new hypermarket is to provide shoppers with premium-class goods and services.

16.12.2016

Traffic police numbers in Belarus may be cut
Traffic police numbers in Belarus may be cut The system of training in the field of security will be improved and law enforcement agencies optimized. On December 15, these matters were discussed as the Belarus President met with Security Council Secretary Stanislav Zas. In particular, the officials discussed a package proposal on the optimization of the Interior Ministry. The head of state heard out a report on the execution of his order to improve the system of training of military personnel.
Belarusian cardiology at European level: Minsk hosting VII Cardiology Congress
Belarusian cardiology at European level: Minsk hosting VII Cardiology Congress Minsk is hosting a forum of cardiologists. Taking part in it are Belarusian doctors and those who came to Belarus from abroad. This is the 7th such meeting. These days, experts share their experience and discuss topical problems of diagnostics, treatment and prevention of circulatory system diseases. Cardiologists demonstrate developments in the field of information technology and medicines - everything to treat and overcome one of the most common ailments of our time.
Belarus President appoints new education minister
Belarus President notes need to relax checks of businesses New faces have appeared in some departments and the State Control Committee. Alexander Lukashenko gave his consent to the appointment of heads of local executive committees, representatives of the diplomatic corps, universities, government organizations and the media. The Ministry of Education will now be headed by Igor Karpenko, who previously held the post of Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

15.12.2016

Internet speed over 100 Mbit/s is now reality in Belarus
Internet speed over 100 Mbit/s is now reality in Belarus 4G standard will appear in all regional cities of Belarus as early as in December 2016. In 2017, Belarus will begin to develop 5G. The first wave of information innovations are expected on 23 December. On this day, 4G will be launched in Gomel, Brest, Vitebsk, Mogilev and Grodno. Thus, more than 5.5 million Belarusians become its potential users.

14.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Metropolitan Filaret on Day of Angel
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Metropolitan Filaret on Day of Angel The Day of Angel of Metropolitan Filaret is celebrated on December 14 by the Belarusian Orthodox Church. President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus on this day. The Head of State noted the exceptional contribution of Metropolitan Filaret to the revival of the Orthodox traditions and the strengthening of the Church, which fulfills its function as a source of spiritual enlightenment and social support to people, which is very demanded these days.

13.12.2016

Vatican promises to think about Pope's visit to Belarus
Vatican to consider Pope's visit to Belarus The Catholic Church will consider the possibility of the Pope’s visit to Belarus, said Gabor Pinter, Apostolic Nuncio in the Republic of Belarus on December 13. Today Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received credentials of heads of diplomatic missions of Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Finland, France, Eritrea and Estonia. Among the diplomats was a representative of the Catholic Church. The Apostolic Nuncio handed the President the symbolic message.
'Social dependency' law in Belarus proves effectiveness?
'Social dependency' law in Belarus proves effectiveness? A quarter of a century has passed since the collapse of the USSR. The Viskuli agreement was signed December 8, 1991. And we will not leave this topic without attention today either. But first, let me remind you that in the USSR, there was an article of the Criminal Code for social parasitism. People call parasites those who don't work. The state defines this phenomenon as social dependency.

12.12.2016

Economist on Belarus-Russia gas dispute: We can haggle benefits for 2017
Economist on Belarus-Russia gas dispute: We can haggle benefits for 2017 For Hong Kong Belarusian kvass is like carbonated soy sauce, and in relations with Russia kvass could remind of "carbonated oil" (or gas). It is time to fix the oil and gas dispute. Last week, Belarus made another step in resolving the conflict and made an advance payment for gas. This is the official information from the government.
French Ambassador to Belarus Didier Canesse about investors, Minsk agreements and pancakes
French Ambassador to Belarus Didier Canesse about investors, Minsk agreements and pancakes Those who watched the story carefully saw who was the first sitting next to the President at the meeting. It was Valery Mitskevich, deputy head of the Presidential Administration, recently appointed as Acting Head of the Presidential Administration. This is because Alexander Kosinets was relieved of this post and will be given a new job. First deputy head of the Administration Konstantin Martynetsky resigned for the same reason.

11.12.2016

Hollywood actor Dolph Lundgren comes to Belarus
Hollywood actor Dolph Lundgren comes to Belarus World famous American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer Dolph Lundgren is visiting Belarus. On Sunday, December 11, Dolph Lundgren visited the office of the Game Stream company in Minsk. Game Stream posted a picture in which the company director stands together with the famous guest. The public found out about the arrival of the famous actor from social networks. Yesterday, Dolph posted a short video on Instagram, in which he wrote: 'Arrived n Belarus with the bottle tree!!'
Hong Kong residents taste Belarusian products and here is what they say
Hong Kong residents taste Belarusian products and here is what they say Incidentally, the first big interview of the new ambassador of France to Belarus was with Picture of the World, which is gratifying. Next week, the French diplomat will present his credentials to the President of Belarus. Not surprisingly, Monsieur Canesse has not yet seen much of Belarus and tasted our cuisine. But when we touched on gastronomic topics, at the mere mention of typical dishes, it became clear that we eat really different food.

10.12.2016

A half-finished scale copy of Lida Castle for the Mini Country museum
Mini Belarus: New museum is on the way An unusual museum will open its doors in Minsk by the end of 2016. Veronika Kondratyuk, CTV:Some get inspiration from distant journeys, others need just an ordinary stroll along the picturesque streets of a big city. For instance, this map of Minsk of the Russian Empire times has inspired Evgeny Danilik to create an exceptional museum. Evgeny Danilik, author of Strana Mini (the Mini Country) project:We saw a picture on the wall, and then we had this light-bulb moment.

09.12.2016

Two Belarusians may face 5-12 years in jail for inciting national hatred
Two Belarusians may face years in jail for inciting hatred between Belarus and Russia The Belarusian Investigative Committee is investigating a criminal case against a guard from Brest and a BSUIR professor from Minsk. The official version, which was announced today, reads that "the criminals, hiding their real names, prepared publications for a number of Russian news feeds that contained signs of incitement to racial and national hatred." By their actions the suspects, in fact, wanted to drive a wedge of discord between Belarus and Russia.
Kiev to host Eurovision 2017
Kiev to host Eurovision 2017 The international song contest Eurovision 2017 will take place in Kiev. A few days ago in Lausanne, Switzerland, the show's producers reported to the European Broadcasting Union on the preparatory work. Ukraine said that its legal framework is ready for the organization and conduct of the contest. The budget of the event was voiced, too. According to the First Channel of Public Television of Ukraine, in the near time, the organizers will publish the creative concept of Eurovision 2017, in particular the slogan and the logo.

08.12.2016

Christian Louboutin presented Belarusian overshoes
Christian Louboutin presented with Belarusian overshoes The famous fashion designer Christian Louboutin got familiar with Belarusian galoshes (overshoes) in the program "Evening Urgant" on Channel One Russia.  The showman Ivan Urgant and the creator of brand shoes with red-lacquered soles, who became especially famous in Russia after the song of the Leningrad band, were just discussing forgeries, which, according to the designer, he can always tell by the smell. In this regard, Urgant presented the guest with a gift - galoshes.
Belarusian becomes first vice Mister Supranational
Belarusian becomes first vice Mister Supranational 29-year-old Sergei Bindalov took second place in the prestigious competition Mister Supranational 2016. The forum was held last weekend in Poland. The Belarusian was ahead of about 40 young people, second only to 26-year-old representative of Mexico, Diego Garcia.
Belarus to develop national migration policy concept from 2017
Belarus to develop national migration policy concept from 2017 The European Union appreciates Belarus' experience in immigration policy, said on December 7 EU representatives in Minsk . Experts from the member countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) arrived at an international conference. Dmitry Boyarovich, CTV:If a frontier worker has even the slightest suspicion that the passenger's passport is not true, this passenger gets here. This is a special laboratory where distinguish fake passports are uncovered.

07.12.2016

EU appreciates Belarus' experience in migration policy
EU appreciates Belarus' experience in migration policy The European Union appreciates Belarus' experience in immigration policy, said December 7 EU officials at an international conference. Minsk brought together experts from the Eastern Partnership Initiative members: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. They will discuss the situation on the continent following the increase in migration flows. Belarus is seen as a country where the safety system is well-built, including against the risks associated with illegal immigration.
Marshal of Polish Senate on trip to Niasvizh: I see a lot of traces of our common history
Stanisław Karczewski: Belarus-Poland border should unite peoples The Polish parliamentary delegation led by Senate Marshal Stanisław Karczewski has visited ancient Nesvizh. The guests had a tour of the museum-reserve, the former residence of the Radziwill family, and got familiar with exposition halls. The palace and park complex Nesvizh annually receives thousands of foreign tourists, including from Poland. The majestic complex after the restoration carried out impressed and Polish lawmakers, said the program "Minsk Region" on STV.
Conference of Belarusian and Russian women's business club takes place in Minsk
Conference of Belarusian and Russian women's business club takes place in Minsk Women are more successful in business than men, said participants of the strategic conference of the Business Club of Belarusian and Russian women. This is the first event of its kind in our country. It brings together about a hundred people: politicians, heads of enterprises and public organizations. Almost all of them are women. They are developing a program of work for the club until 2020. It includes themes such as public-private partnership, humanitarian cooperation and business development within the Eurasian Economic Union as well as tourism.
Polish Senate Marshal visits Republican Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany
Polish Senate Marshal visits Republican Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany Belarus and Poland intend to develop cooperation in the field of public health, said December 6 the Marshal of the Polish Senate during his visit to the National Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany. There Stanisław Karczewski got acquainted with the work of the medical staff and offices and also visited young patients. For them the Polish delegation prepared gifts.
Belarus starts blocking anonymous Internet access
Belarus starts blocking anonymous Internet access Belarus has started blocking Internet access through the TOR proxy system. It makes the user's visit to the World Wide Web anonymous. This technique is often used by criminals to spread porn or conclude illegal transactions, which is a direct violation of the law.

06.12.2016

Stanisław Karczewski glad Belarusian students travel to Poland and vice versa
Stanisław Karczewski glad Belarusian students travel to Poland and vice versa Exchange of students between Belarus and Poland can be increased. The Polish Senate Marshal Stanisław Karczewski visited December 6 the Belarusian State University. The foreign guest came to talk with the students of the Faculty of Philology, at which students have for several decades studying the Polish language. During this time, the BSU has established good contacts with many foreign universities. Every year, about one hundred employees travel to Poland as part of scientific exchange and internship programs.
Irkutsk region governor visiting Belarus
Irkutsk region governor visiting Belarus Belarus and the Irkutsk region have to find reserves to increase mutual trade, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the governor of the Russian region, Sergei Levchenko. On December 6, a delegation of the Irkutsk region is on a visit to Belarus. At the moment, the negotiations continue at the Independence Palace. The Irkutsk officials will then meet with the Belarus government.
Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions
Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions Belarus and Poland have agreed to hold annual forums of regions. They also plan to carry out research projects in the field of nano- and biotechnologies and cooperate in the field of education. This is the result of the first day of talks between the parliamentary delegations of Poland and Belarus.

05.12.2016

Folk medicine: How Belarusians treat illnesses in alternative ways
Folk medicine: How Belarusians treat illnesses in alternative ways A sound mind in a sound body. In the wintertime, it is very important to stay healthy. What to do in order to not get sick? Different people choose to stay healthy by different means, using both traditional and alternative medicine. Ilona Volynets has more. It is -3°С, but Vladimir is swimming as if it were not an ice-hole, but a warm sea. He has been practicing it every day for over 15 years.
Minsk is amazing, French honorary consul Jean-Jacques Rinck says
Minsk is amazing, French honorary consul Jean-Jacques Rinck says One of the notable participants of the Belarusian-French Forum was Honorary Consul of Belarus in Lyon, Jean-Jacques Rinck. An influential person in the city - a lawyer, winemaker and artist - is able to assess Belarus as both a trading partner and a country for life. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedisyuk talked with Mr Rinck. This is the final day of Monsieur and Madame Rinck in Belarus. This is their second time in Belarus.
Nikolai Radoman, chairman of the agro-industrial company Agrokombinat Snov
Agrokombinat Snov chairman Nikolai Radoman about his job, life principles and awards Nikolai Radoman is holder of the Order of Homeland (3rd Degree), Senator, Honored Worker of Agriculture and Person of the Year of Minsk Oblast. He has hundreds of diplomas and awards. Nikolai Radoman, holder of the Order of Homeland 3rd Degree, chairman of the agro-industrial company Agrokombinat Snov:The Order of Homeland is Alexander Lukashenko’s assessment of our staff’s work. I try to be a fair leader. I guess working environment is extremely importa

02.12.2016

Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian
Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian "Melodies of open heart" is the name of a collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian, which was presented in Minsk. It includes poems by famous Wang Guozhen. This book is another opportunity for fans of Chinese culture without the knowledge of the Chinese language to touch the philosophy of that country. By the way, this is the seventh book in the series "Bright signs: Chinese poets".
Alexander Lukashenko says 2010-2015 were difficult years for Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko says 2010-2015 were difficult but fruitful for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has presented state awards. The ceremony took place on December 2 at the Palace of Independence. According to the head of state, for the last five years, Belarus has taken steps forward, and this is thanks to people who on December 2 received honorary titles and medals.

01.12.2016

Unique exhibition of French paintings opens in Minsk: 15 artists to present 30 works
Unique exhibition of French paintings opens in Minsk: 15 artists to present 30 works A unique exhibition of French painting opens in Minsk on December 1, 2016. Fifteen artists will present the best works in the exhibition Art Capital. This is the most large-scale such exhibition in Belarus. The 30 pictures from Paris come from the historical salon of French artists, the Salon of Comparisons and Drawing. All works are in modern art style. Their subjects are diverse.

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