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26.09.2016

International Belarusian-Russian laser center might open in Minsk
International Belarusian-Russian laser center might open in Minsk It is planned to open the international Belarusian-Russian laser center in Minsk. It was announced at the prestigious forum that gathered best physicists of the world on September 26. The President of Belarus gave best regards to the participants of the conference. During five days, fifty scientists from 15 countries will be discussing the latest achievements in various fields like laser physics, quantum and atomic optics. They will discuss the practical application of light-emitting diodes and laser technologies in economy, science, ecology, and medicine
New life of people escaping war: Language training course opens in Brest
New life of people escaping war: Language training course opens in Brest Millions of people around the world are forced to leave their homes in the search of a peaceful life. Among them, there are some people who chose Belarus as a country with secure future, they found a job here, found a family, and the most important thing is that they were able to forget about the horrors of the war. To help them quickly adapt to the new environment a language training course for refugees opened in Brest. There is a person from Afghanistan and a person from Eritrea among the pupils.

23.09.2016

Minsk’s amateur chamber choir performs in Cologne
Minsk’s amateur chamber choir performs in Cologne Belarusians taught German people how to play Russian classical music. The chamber choir from Minsk made a performance together with German musicians at one of the most prestigious concert stages in Cologne. Belarusian and German choirs rehearsed musical pieces of Rachmaninoff and Vivaldi, and then they give a performance together during the concert dedicated to the anniversary of the Belarusian choir.
Belarusian in wheelchair crosses Europe and reaches Portugal on handbike in 78 days
Belarusian in wheelchair crosses Europe and reaches Portugal on handbike in 78 days Belarusian Alexander Avdevich in wheelchair crossed Europe and reached Portugal on handbike. It took him 78 days to do this trip. He crossed Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and other European countries using handbike. During his trip, the Belarusian met with numerous journalists from different countries, and he met with Belarusian ambassador Pavel Latushko in France. Alexander’s dream came true in Portugal where he was able to swim in the ocean.
Trams decorated with sketches of Kazimir Malevich and Nina Kogan appear in Vitebsk
Trams decorated with sketches of Kazimir Malevich and Nina Kogan appear in Vitebsk Hundred-year-old paintings will appear on modern transport. Two trams and a trolleybus decorated with the sketches of Kazimir Malevich and Nina Kogan will be transporting Vitebsk residents starting from September 23. The graphic art, created by the famous artists a century ago, is adapted to modern days. Beside the drawings, people will be able to see the information about the authors, their works and the history behind the creation of the paintings.
Belarus to create active longevity center
Belarus to create active longevity center Belarus' main demographic threats are high male mortality, obesity and lack of motivation of many citizens to lead healthy lifestyle. A meeting was held in Minsk to discuss how to save the health of the population and ensure demographic security. Today in Belarus, men's life expectancy is shorter than that of women, while the mortality rate is almost four times higher compared with the EU's average.

22.09.2016

Sasha Minenok, representative of Belarus at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest: I’m learning all the time
Sasha Minenok, representative of Belarus at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest: I’m learning all the time Do you think about your school now? Sasha Minenok, representative of Belarus at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest:Frankly speaking, all my thoughts are about Malta. Are you family members making some concessions during that active period of your life? Sasha Minenok, representative of Belarus at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest:They are less strict about my school performance, however, I’m still learning something all the time, in the train, in the car.
Alexander Lukashenko: Church’s future depends on its involvement in social sphere
Alexander Lukashenko: Church’s future depends on its involvement in social sphere The opinion of the church on today’s political events in Belarus was discussed at the meeting. The Belarusian Orthodox Church contributed a lot to the patriotic movement. It was the high spirituality that helped Belarusian people survive during tragic and hard times.

21.09.2016

Google reveals what Belarusians need Internet for
Google reveals what Belarusians need Internet for For the first time, Belarus was included in the list of countries participating in the studies of the Connected Consumer Survey 2016. Google reveals the results of the study. The majority of Belarusians are constantly online As many as 91% of Belarusian Internet users go online every day. The percentage among the young people is even higher. Thus, 98% of respondents under 35 are online every day.  The percentage of Internet users over 55 years is also high. It  amounts to 78%.

19.09.2016

Ozone hole hovers over Belarus: Is it dangerous?
Ozone hole hovers over Belarus: Is it dangerous? Let's start with the ozone hole that suddenly hovered over Belarus. It is not that we live in Australia. There, the sky full of holes is a common thing, people got used to it and they know how to reduce the effects of solar radiation. We are also not surprised by radiation, like Zhvanetsky said: "We do not feel it, we did not feel it...” It is a joke, of course. The news about the ozone hole aroused concern, and we invited to the studio the person who can explain this phenomenon.

12.09.2016

Tank Crewman Day in Belarus
Tank Crewman Day in Belarus However, we have no problems with tanks, neither with real nor virtual. A long time ago, we were giving the shivers to the capitalistic West saying that Soviet tanks will reach the English Channel in one night. Today, Belarusian virtual tanks have reached the Indian Ocean, the Sea of Japan and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Nobody is panicking. The Belarusian World of Tanks entered the Guinness Book of Records. On the second weekends of September, Belarusians celebrated the Tank Crewman Day.
Control over cashless purchases of Belarusians: reasons for that and people’s reaction
Control over cashless purchases of Belarusians: reasons for that and people’s reaction The alarming topic of recent days that was presented as Belarusians’ expenses are under the microscope of the State Control Committee. According to new instruction 3/336, all cashless payments that exceed 300 BYN will be automatically sent to the State Control Committee. The majority of people is saying that it’s absurd and that now most of people will pay in cash. Nevertheless, this regulation existed long before, but it wasn’t a common knowledge.

11.09.2016

Atmosphere at parliamentary elections in Belarus: Trade and concerts near polling stations
Atmosphere at parliamentary elections in Belarus: Treats and concerts near polling stations People came to polling stations with their entire families. After all, here Belarusians were traditionally met with lots of delicious stuff and celebrations: performances of folk groups and songs by Belarusian pop stars. Chefs from all over Belarus did a good job ahead of the elections. The range of delicacies in coffee shops was wide. For example, the Gomel plant of school meals offers more than 300 products, with emphasis made on unusual dishes.
How do visually impaired vote at Belarus parliamentary election?
How do visually impaired vote at Belarus parliamentary election? Every citizen in Belarus is entitled the right to vote at the parliamentary election, including people with disabilities. It is clear that in most cases they resort to help of their loved ones, who are allowed to stay close when such people fill out ballot papers. But what if a person wants to vote on his or her own?  Chairman of the Gagarinsky polling station's election commission Sergei Krupsky told the media about how the polling station is prepared to work with such citizens:
All conditions created for home voting at parliamentary elections 2016 in Belarus
All conditions created for home voting at parliamentary elections 2016 in Belarus Belarusians who cannot come to polling stations for health or other reasons on 11 September can vote at home. This constitutional right is used mostly by people with disabilities and the elderly.

08.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko at award ceremony: “Good job, it’s priceless contribution”
Alexander Lukashenko at award ceremony: “Good job, it’s priceless contribution” On September 8, the President handed out state awards in the Palace of Independence. About 40 people from different spheres and regions gathered in the Palace of Independence. The award ceremony was held in a very warm atmosphere.

06.09.2016

Belarusian Written Language Day 2016: 12,000 guests from 12 countries and opening of Book House
Belarusian Written Language Day 2016: 12,000 guests from 12 countries and opening of Book House The Belarusian Written Language Day was held in Rogachev. About 12,000 people came to celebrate this day and not only from Belarus but also from abroad. A lot of guests brought their favorite books and gave them to the library collection of the town. Thus, a new tradition appeared. As many as 16 stages were working and more than 70 events were held in Rogachev. In addition, the Book House and the book store were opened ther on September 4.

05.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: teachers’ salary should increase by quarter
Alexander Lukashenko: teachers’ salary should increase by quarter   On September 1, Alexander Lukashenko demanded to increase teachers' salaries. The President said this during his visit to a special boarding school for children with hearing impairment. In the school, children are studying for 12 years instead of 11. On the Day of Knowledge, Alexander Lukashenko visited this school. Afterwards, he admitted that he didn’t think that those children were “special”. Take, for instance, handicraft classes. The pupils at the age of 14-16 can already earn money during the summer, making clothes.
Belarus-Georgia: how Georgians see “blue-eyed” country
Belarus-Georgia: how Georgians see “blue-eyed” country To see it on exhibition stands is one thing, and completely another thing is to experience the reality. Belarus through the eyes of Georgians who have lived here for some period and who have just come. Akaky Inauri, farmer:Belarus is my native land. Lia Chincharauli, cook at the restaurant of Georgian cuisine:It’s easy to live and work here.

04.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the participants and guests of the celebrations timed to the Day of Belarusian Written Language.
Monument of Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievič and Stanisław Moniuszko in Minsk
Monument of Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievič and Stanisław Moniuszko in Minsk Jazz evenings, various concerts and street plays near the Minsk City Hall. More and more people come to the Upper City. New bronze citizens appear here as well.On September 3, the monument of Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievič and Stanisław Moniuszko was installed in the Upper City. Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievič and Stanisław Moniuszko created the Belarusian national opera. The place near the Minsk City Hall was chosen because earlier, on the place of the modern hotel Europe, the city theater was located.
Ceremony Minsk Citizen of Year takes place in Belarus on September 3
Ceremony Minsk Citizen of Year takes place in Belarus on September 3 The ceremony Minsk Citizen of the year was held on September 3. As many as 13 residents of the capital received this honorary title for their great personal contribution to the development of the city. They are representatives of completely different professions: doctors, teachers, law enforcement officers, managers and businessmen. Among the awardees is Alexey Novikov. The trolleybus driver has been delivering Minsk residents to their places of work every morning for 34 years. He has covered nearly a million kilometers of city routes.
Belarusian Written Language Day in Rogachev: concert, masters city and printing house
Belarusian Written Language Day in Rogachev: concert, masters city and printing house September 1 roused life after the summer silence: there is now more traffic on morning streets and children are going to school for new knowledge. But one should not forget about the old times and national culture. The first hard copy of a source of information in the Belarusian language appeared exactly 500 years ago. The Skaryna heritage will be in the center of attention during the Belarusian Written Language Day, which this year will take place in Rogachev. Our reporter Anastasia Benedisyuk has the story about the celebrations in Rogachev.
Gomel authors present over 25 books ahead of Belarusian Written Language Day
Gomel authors present over 25 books ahead of Belarusian Written Language Day The international festival Slavic Literary Dożynki has gathered in Gomel more than 500 writers from Belarus and other CIS countries. On the eve of the Belarusian Written Language Day, during which writers will summarize the main national results of the outgoing year, local authors from Gomel have presented their books. Over 20 new books have come to light.
Trolleybus driver becomes Minsk Citizen of the Year
Trolleybus driver becomes Minsk Citizen of the Year A solemn ceremony of awarding Minsk Citizen of the Year was held on September 3 in the Belarus capital as part of Minsk City Day celebrations. 13 residents of the capital received this honorary title for their great personal contribution to the development of the city. They are representatives of completely different professions: doctors, teachers, law enforcement officers, managers and businessmen. Among the awardees is Alexei Novikov. The trolleybus driver has covered nearly a million kilometers of city routes.
Minsk City Day 2016 fireworks in night sky
Minsk City Day 2016 fireworks in night sky: video Several hours ago a show at the Sports Palace in the city center ended with musical and pyrotechnic fireworks. The sight pleased Minskers with lots of special effects. Colorful fireworks soared in Minsk's night sky from five starting points to a height of 200m, mostly in the colors of the emblem of Minsk, blue and blue. The sky was painted in sky lights in the form of falling leaves, sunflowers, lilies and even Belarusian embroidery. In addition, the water surface on the Svisloch River was lit by big lasers.

03.09.2016

Minsk hosts meeting of foreign writers ahead of Written Language Day in Rogachev
Minsk hosts meeting of foreign writers ahead of Written Language Day in Rogachev The Belarusian capital is hosting foreign writers these days. The theme of the meeting is the legacy of Francysk Skaryna, his word in today's world. According to the authors, the works of the pioneer should be popularized throughout the world. But it is not only history that is in the focus of the participants. Writers from various countries do care about a number of similar problems. For example, how to publish books in the new modern conditions? After all, today the state is not always possible to support each writer.
Life of Kirill of Turov
Life of Kirill of Turov Kirill of Turov, the famous son of the Belarusian lands, was a preacher, educator, religious leader and writer. His name is well-known both in Belarus and abroad thanks to his spiritual deeds. Kirill of Turov was one of the most prominent people of the time. He was a humble monk, talented theologian and spiritual guide.

02.09.2016

Electronic queue on border between Belarus and EU: checkpoint Brest
Electronic queue on border between Belarus and EU: checkpoint Brest The first electronic queue has been commissioned on the border between Belarus and the European Union. The new rules will be in place at the checkpoint Brest. More than 200 cars at the checkpoint Brest in the middle of the working day is a usual thing. About 3,000 cars per day go through this checkpoint connecting Belarus with Poland.
Euphrosyne of Polotsk: first saint woman in Belarus
Euphrosyne of Polotsk: first saint woman in Belarus It’s impossible to imagine the spiritual life and culture of Belarus without Euphrosyne of Polotsk. It was the first woman to be recognized as a saint. Moreover, Euphrosyne of Polotsk was the first enlightener in Belarus.
Mikhail Zhuravkov: only lazy person does not criticize education
Mikhail Zhuravkov: only lazy person does not criticize education Mikhail Zhuravkov, the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus has answered questions of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Thank you for your time. We understand that right before the 1st of September journalists are focusing their attention on the Minister of Education. I presume that in every country the person who is remembered by people very often is the Minister of Education. Did you realize how many responsibilities are you taking when agreeing to this job?
Winners of 2nd Belarusian National Literary Prize to be named September 4
Winners of 2nd Belarusian National Literary Prize to be named September 4 We are just two days from one of the most important events in the cultural life of Belarus - Written Language Day, which will take place for the 23rd time. The capital of the festival this year is the town Rogachev, with which writers Michas Lynkou and playwright Andrei Makayonak are connected. Also, famous writer Vladimir Karatkevich mentioned this town a lot. The culmination of the festival in Rogachev and the most anticipated event for Belarusian writers will be honoring the winners of the 2nd National Literary Award.
Alexander Kosinets: Education in Belarus at high level
Alexander Kosinets: Education in Belarus at high level 150 first-graders sat at desks of secondary school No1 in Fanipol. The history of the institution dates back to 1944, the years when the Great Patriotic War was underway. Today, this school is one of the best in the Dzerzhinsk district.  The compulsory program is replenished by various sports and art activities. Alexander Kosinets congratulated the guys on the first of September, which is Knowledge Day in Belarus. Head of the Presidential Administration did not come empty-handed. Students received a new TV and a PC.
Symeon of Polotsk: enlightment for the benefit of Belarusian and Russian people
Symeon of Polotsk: enlightment for the benefit of Belarusian and Russian people "Greet you, the Orthodox King, the Sun of Righteousness, for a long time have we been attracted to you with our souls and hearts." With these lines Simeon greeted the Russian tsar on Belarusian lands. And with these words, we begin our acquaintance with the outstanding figure of the entire Slavic culture. The great educator was born in Polotsk in 1629. His first steps in science were in a convent school. Afterwards, he studied at the Kiev-Mogilev College and the Vilno Jesuit Academy.
Alexander Lukashenko visits special boarding school No13 in Minsk September 1
Alexander Lukashenko visits special boarding school No13 in Minsk September 1 How to help children with disabilities adapt and remain on equal footing with others was among the main topics of the Belarus President's September 1 visit to boarding school No13 in Minsk. On Day of Knowledge, the institution visited by the head of state. Today, this school is attended by 120 children with hearing impairment. All necessary conditions are created for them allowing the children to get exactly the same high school education as in regular schools.
10th International Festival "Slavic literary Dozhinki" to open in Rogachev
10th international festival Slavic Literary Dożynki to open in Rogachev The town of Rogachev is preparing for the Written Language Day. It will be held on September 4. But already on September 2 in Gomel Region, on the eve of the festival, there opens another event - the 10th festival Slavic Literary Dożynki.  This event for writers from Slavic countries (Belarus, Russia and Ukraine) is scheduled to be held in Rogachev and Gomel.

01.09.2016

Activities of great educator and book-printer Spiridon Sobol
Activities of great educator and book-printer Spiridon Sobol Today it is difficult to imagine that a few centuries ago a book had the same price as a plot of land. The book became affordable to a wide range of people only in the 15th century, when paper became widespread. Initially, however, it was not without problems. The fact is that the church had long been the only publisher of literature, which was used for worship. Then books were copied by hand for months.
Interesting facts about famous Belarusian educator Francysk Skaryna
Interesting facts about famous Belarusian educator Francysk Skaryna Belarusian educator, humanist, scientist, physician, writer, and artist - all this is our famous countryman, Francysk Skaryna. Unfortunately, not all of his biography has reached our days.
Belarus President sends Knowledge Day congratulations to students and teachers
Belarus President sends Knowledge Day congratulations to students and teachers Belarus is celebrating Knowledge Day. More than 3,000 schools, gymnasiums and lyceums opened their doors today to nearly one million school students. This year about 110,000 first-formers have started school life. For all students, this September day began with thematic lessons. Belarusian universities have their own traditions on this day. Today they will welcome freshmen. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated students, graduates and teachers on knowledge day.

31.08.2016

More than 90 events and fireworks: Minsk getting ready to celebrate 949th Anniversary
More than 90 events and fireworks: Minsk getting ready to celebrate 949th Anniversary Minsk is getting ready to celebrate the 949th Anniversary. The celebrations will take place on September 3. Minsk residents and guests of the city will be able to attend more than 99 events. The supporters of the active lifestyle will be presented with the extreme park in Stoletova Street at 12 p.m. If you are looking for unforgettable experience, you should go to the Sports Palace where the fireworks show will begin at 22.00. Besides, doctors and police officers will be on duty all day near the places of celebrations.
Information Minister: regional media can become points of growth in Belarus' media sphere
Information Minister: regional media can become points of growth in Belarus' media sphere Regional media may become points of growth in the media sphere in Belarus. They are closer to the viewer and reader and can therefore more sharply react to life situations on the ground. The role of the media was discussed by top media and ideological officials of Belarus in Lida August 30. The occasion was the airing of a local radio station and a technical solution that makes a city television station available to a wider TV audience.

30.08.2016

Belarus’ schools getting ready for 2016 academic year
Belarus’ schools getting ready for 2016 academic year Good bye, Olympics, hello, school! That can be said today. Our next piece is about the life of Belarusians at the threshold of a new academic year. Alexandra Kulakova tried to look at this habitual but very exciting event in the lives of Belarusian people. It is not a fitting room but a sports hall. At Minsk gymnasium No16, parents were partially freed from walking to numerous shops in order to prepare kids for the new academic year. Here a single uniform for students was being chosen. "Corporate identity" is a guarantee of discipline and excellent marks.

29.08.2016

Security on ground and in air: major drills of CSTO peacekeepers held in Belarus
Security on ground and in air: major drills of CSTO peacekeepers held in Belarus Security on the ground and in the air. Major drills of the CSTO peacekeepers were held in the Brest region. The drills took place on the Obuz-Lesnovsky military training ground near Baranovichi. Soldiers from Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were working together. For the first time, the collective forces of the CSTO received the mandate of the UN Security Council. It means that the units are ready for peacekeeping operations anywhere in the world.
About 150 international experts discussing climate change in Minsk August 29
About 150 international experts discussing climate change in Minsk August 29 About 150 international experts will discuss climate change in Minsk. They will meet August 29 to continue the Paris dialogue. In December 2015 France hosted a UN conference with the participation of world leaders, which eventually adopted a framework climate agreement. It establishes the basic principles of global action after 2020. The Minsk meeting is the first in a series of conferences aiming to develop the plan to stop global warming on the planet.

28.08.2016

Lidia Yermoshina visited Republican youth festival “Olympia”: this project is our strong ideology The Republican youth festival “Olympia” started in the Valozhyn district. As many as 20 youth teams from all over the country gathered here. The competitions will be held in football, volleyball, darts, tug-of-war and various creativity competitions. It is the 12th festival and it became a sports festival. Usually, during the festival, people meet with experts in different spheres to discuss various issues. Recently, there was held the forum “Open Dialogue”. About 400 people took part in the discussion concerning youth politics.
Number of administrative complaints decreased in Belarus
Number of administrative complaints decreased in Belarus The dialogue between authorities and people took place in Belarus. On August 27, as always on Saturdays, the phone-in with the nation took place. Heads of executive committees notice that the number of complaints has significantly decreased. More often, people call to get assistance in their personal issues. Moreover, people call to express their gratitude. For instance, there were 10 calls to the district executive committee in Vitebsk.

27.08.2016

Alexander Minenok to represent Belarus at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Alexander Minenok to represent Belarus at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest Twelve-year-old Alexander Minenok will represent Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Malta. Alexander sidestepped Olga Konovalova, a thirteen-year-old singer from Mogillev.
Minsk subway trains to arrive with less intervals starting from 27th of August
Minsk subway trains to arrive with less intervals starting from 27th of August The intervals between arrivals of trains in Minsk subway will be reduced. Thus, starting from the 27th of August, people will wait for 5 minutes instead of 6 at the first line. On Sundays, the interval will be 5.5 minutes instead of 6.5. At the second line, the intervals will decrease by 1 minute. On Saturdays, the waiting time will be 5 minutes. On Sundays, it will be 6 minutes. During weekdays, the intervals will be reduced to 2 minutes in the rush hours.

26.08.2016

Morgulis about terrorism and drugs: our world is sick
Morgulis about terrorism and drugs: our world is sick Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist, author of the spiritual concept of diplomacy, editor of an American magazine about Belarus has answered questions at the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
District party committee reprimanded me for aiding religious people: what Belarus president told Morgulis
District party committee reprimanded me for aiding religious people: what Belarus president told Morgulis Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist, author of the spiritual concept of diplomacy, editor of an American magazine about Belarus has answered questions at the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. You published an interview with the President of Belarus in 2011. Among other things, you were talking on some spiritual topics. What were those conversations like?

24.08.2016

Number of law infringements down in Belarus in H1 2016
Number of law infringements down in Belarus in H1 2016 The Belarus President met with the Attorney General to discuss the crime situation in the country. Alexander Konyuk reported that crime rates have reduced. Moreover, this trend has continued over the past five years. Alexander Lukashenko asked about the work of the prosecutor general's office in the new environment. Recently Belarus has conducted a profound reform of the law enforcement system.

22.08.2016

19 countries to partake in Day of Belarusian Written Language
19 countries to partake in Day of Belarusian Written Language Representatives of 19 countries will arrive in Belarus for Day of Belarusian Written Language. The celebrations take place on 3 and 4 September. The town Rogachev is the capital of the festival this year. Natalia Kochanova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:The town has changed beyond recognition. It is important that the Book House opened here. Book House is not just a sale of books; it is a library and a reading room. I think it is a good social facility, which is a gift to the town and its inhabitants.

18.08.2016

Belarusian Culture Day held at CSTO Interaction 2016 drills
Belarusian Culture Day held at CSTO Interaction 2016 drills Belarusian officers have begun to prepare a joint special operation of collective rapid reaction forces of the CSTO's Interaction 2016 exercise. The command of the airborne brigade is developing a plan of application of military units in the area of ​​responsibility. Personnel are performing combat training missions. Involved in the exercise are about 80 Belarusian military. But there is also time to relax on the range.

17.08.2016

DNA bank of Belarus with over 10,000 samples recognized as national patrimony
DNA bank of Belarus with over 10,000 samples recognized as national patrimony The Republican DNA bank was declared as the national patrimony by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. It is a unique object for Belarus. The most valuable genetic resources are stored in special freezing chambers. There is DNA of a human, animals, plants and microorganisms. Today, the scientific collection contains nearly 10 thousand samples. They are grouped in four sections. By the way, the DNA bank is under a wing of the National Academy of Sciences.

16.08.2016

Every fifth Belarusian newborn born in Minsk
Every fifth Belarusian newborn born in Minsk Every fifth Belarusian newborn is born in Minsk. In 2015, almost 23,000 children were born in the capital. The trend of 2016 is an increase of the family size in the capital. Doctors say that more than half of births are second and subsequent children. The Belarus capital is rapidly catching up with the Brest region. It is this very south-western region of Belarus where third child appears in the family the most often. Thanks to modern technology and strong government support Belarusian physicians manage to nurse children weighing even up to a kilogram.

12.08.2016

Belarusian pilots to donate Army Games prize to orphanage
Belarusian pilots to donate Army Games prize to orphanage A few hours ago, a team of air defense and air force of Belarus returned from the International Army Games. The informal Army Olympics started July 30 and will end this Saturday.  Participating in the competition are 3,000 people from 20 countries. Belarusian military were represented in 8 competitions - tank and flight crews, sniper pairs, engineering, dog service, assault platoons and others.

10.08.2016

Pilgrimage to Budslav acquires status of Belarus' historical and cultural value
Pilgrimage to Budslav acquires status of Belarus' historical and cultural value Pilgrimage to Budslav has received a new status. Now this festival is recognized as a historical and cultural value of Belarus. The tradition of visiting the Mother of God of Budslav dates back to 1990.  In 2015, more than 3 thousand people took part in the pilgrimage to Budslav. It is believed that going on a journey each pilgrim defines for himself or herself a goal and a request that they think about during the entire way. The route of some believers lasts more than 2 weeks. 

09.08.2016

President Lukashenko sets task to improve status of teachers in society
President Lukashenko sets task to improve status of teachers in society To raise the status of teachers is a task set today by the Belarus head of state. The President held a meeting on the readiness of the country for the new school year. The status of the teacher, to which the President drew particular attention, is one of the urgent problems. It is possible to increase the status of the teacher in Belarus, including at the expense of salary growth.

08.08.2016

Belarus' information minister: Good news does not mean it is smoothed
Belarus' information minister: Good news reports does not mean they are massaged Sharper information and innovations in technology - these topics were discussed at a media forum in the Grodno region on August 5. It brought together about a hundred journalists from all over Belarus.       Among the most relevant topics was the interaction of media and public authorities. Media is a kind of communication channel through which the state learns about social problems, and after that makes every effort to address them, forum participants noted.

05.08.2016

Kids from Fukushima getting familiar with Belarusian culture
Kids from Fukushima getting familiar with Belarusian culture A delegation of children from Japan has arrived in Belarus at the invitation of the President of Belarus. More than 50 boys and girls from Fukushima Prefecture, where a radiation accident occurred five years ago, came to improve health in the children's center "Zubrenok". Foreign visitors have already got familiar with Belarusian culture and life.      During the tour in to the Miadziel Master's House the Japanese were treated to Belarusian national dishes, learned to make talismans from straw and played polka.

04.08.2016

Minsk schoolboy wins International Chemistry Olympiad
Belarusian schoolboy wins International Chemistry Olympiad A graduate of a Minsk gymnasium has won gold at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi. He competed with almost 250 participants from 67 countries. Our Mendeleev - Konstantin Anisovich - completed the school curriculum a few years before the prom and admits that the "Olympic" tasks were not so complicated.

03.08.2016

Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians suffer from cardiovascular diseases
Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians suffer from cardiovascular diseases Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians today suffer from cardiovascular diseases. This is more than 25% of the total population. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death not only in Belarus. This trend is observed worldwide. Every year, these illnesses kill more than 17 million people. In this regard, the country's acute problem of prevention of cardiovascular disease.
President meets with chairman of Higher Attestation Commission of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to improve training of highly qualified scientific personnel The training of highly qualified scientific personnel is to be improved, said the President of Belarus meeting with the Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission. The main topic of the meeting was the training of highly qualified scientific personnel in the context of the tasks that were set at the 5th All-Belarusian People's Congress on the innovative development of the state.

02.08.2016

Fukushima kids visit Chernobyl-hit regions of Belarus
Fukushima kids visit Chernobyl-hit regions of Belarus Children from the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima have visited regions affected by the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Gomel region. Five years ago, a similar disaster struck Fukushima, too.
Japanese schoolchildren visit Belarus, say don't want to leave
Japanese schoolchildren visit Belarus, say don't want to leave A delegation of Japanese students from Sendai is concluding their visit to Belarus. 23 pupils and 8 teachers for 10 days were studying the culture of our country and shared their experience with their colleagues. Minsk and Sendai are sister cities and have shared this status for 40 years. During this time dozens of projects have been implemented. One of these is the annual exchange of students.  Also, Gymnasium No19 of Minsk has long-standing ties with an elementary school in Sendai in the field of management activities and environmental education.

01.08.2016

New accurate satellite positioning system stations launched in Belarus August 1
New accurate satellite positioning system stations launched in Belarus August 1 On August 1, eight new stations of satellite accurate positioning system started working in Belarus. During two months they will be checked for malfunctions. After their commissioning Belarus will be fully covered by a system of accurate satellite positioning. This will open up new opportunities for national surveying.
Brest celebrates city birthday with unique carnival
Brest celebrates city birthday with unique carnival Brest turned 997 this week! Brest residents in a big way celebrated the birthday of their city with a carnival, the only one in Belarus. Brest is not only one of the oldest settlements of Belarus, but also the gateway to Europe and at the same time gateway to Eurasia. Piotr Butrim, CTV:Brest is celebrating its birthday with a bright carnival. A colorful column marched through the central street of the city. Some compared it to a mini-Brazilian carnival.

29.07.2016

Mikhail Savitsky exhibition opens in Minsk Museum of Great Patriotic War
Mikhail Savitsky exhibition opens in Minsk Museum of Great Patriotic War An exhibition of paintings by Mikhail Savitsky opened at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War July 28. Prior to that, the famous series was stored in the gallery of the artist for two years. The collection of 16 paintings shows the truth about the horrors of death camps, the cruelty of executioners and stuggle of prisoners. All works are based on documentary materials and the personal experience of the artist. Savitsky was himself a prisoner of Düsseldorf, Buchenwald and Dachau for three years.
Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures
Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.

28.07.2016

Andrea Victorin and Andrei Kovkhuto
EU to allocate 14.5 million euros for environmental projects in Belarus Belarus and the EU have made another step in the transition to "green" economy. Belarus has gained the support of the EU in the implementation of an environmental program. An agreement to finance a project to improve air quality and make environmental management more effective was signed in Minsk on July 28. The initiative provides for the control of emissions to air and radiation monitoring.  The EU is ready to allocate 14.5 million euros for the modernization of the infrastructure needed for observations.      
How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President
How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.
Which city will host Eurovision 2017?
What Ukrainian city will host Eurovision 2017? Which of the Ukrainian cities will host Eurovision 2017? The question remains open. Earlier it was reported that the organizing committee will announce the decision on July 27.  The list of applicants included Kyiv, Dnipro and Odessa.

27.07.2016

Belarusian women among top 10 tallest in the world
Tallest women live in Latvia, tallest men in the Netherlands - American scientific magazine Belarusian women are among the top ten tallest in the world! They are ahead of "rivals" from France, Italy and China. Moreover, they are taller than Belarusian men! Men from Belarus, according to an American scientific magazine, are only 22nd tallest in the world.     The tallest guys in the world live in the Netherlands, while the tallest ladies in Latvia. Over the past century, Belarusian women have grown significantly: more than 100 years ago, Belarusians took only 42nd place in the tallest women ranking. Now they are 9th.
Vietnamese military journalists getting acquainted with Belarus
Vietnamese military journalists getting acquainted with Belarus Journalists in military uniform from Vietnam are getting familiar with the Armed Forces of Belarus. They have visited some military units and formations. Representatives of the Broadcasting Service of the Vietnam People's Army are interested in the work of their Belarusian colleagues.  During the press-tour, the officers also got acquainted with the exposition of the museum of modern Belarusian statehood.

26.07.2016

Old apiculture technology in Belarus' Polesie
Old apiculture technology in Belarus' Polesie In Polesie, southern Belarus, honey is extracted according to an old technology - from special blocks. Mikhail Potapchuk is a beekeeper in the third generation. He inherited bee blocks from his father and even his grandfather. This one, for example, is about 200 years. Such wooden blocks were used by our ancestors, who placed them high in a tree, away from bears. It takes over a month of hard labor to create one such block.
Emergencies Ministry of Belarus develops its own life-saving equipment
Emergencies Ministry of Belarus develops its own life-saving equipment Belarusian rescuers have almost completely stopped the purchase of imported equipment. The Emergencies Ministry, together with Russian scientists and manufacturers, have developed a whole range of necessary equipment. In 2016, prototypes of high-altitude equipment on MAZ chassis have been put into operation, while prior to this, the Emergencies Ministry used mostly imported samples. Firefighters trunks, clothing, protective suits - all this is now mostly Belarusian.

25.07.2016

Belarus simplifies procedures for obtaining refugee status
Belarus simplifies procedures for obtaining refugee status Belarus is making amendments to legislation in the field of forced migration. It is simplifying arrangements for granting refugee status, subsidiary protection and asylum. The relevant law on July 25 was signed by the head of state. According to the document, the term of consideration of applications from foreign nationals wishing to benefit from protection of Belarus will be shortened and will not exceed six months.
Belarus, Poland to exchange students
Belarus, Poland to exchange students Belarus and Poland have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of education. The document provides for the exchange of students, teachers, as well as the organization of training and new joint programs. Last year Belarus signed agreements on cooperation in the field of education with China, Brazil, Georgia, France, Azerbaijan and other countries. And in the near future, Belarus is going to establish partnerships between universities in Ecuador and Turkey.
Alexander Lukashenko signs Culture Code
Alexander Lukashenko signs Culture Code Months of public discussion and 200 pages. The President of Belarus has signed the Culture Code of the Republic of Belarus, passed by the House of Representatives and approved by the Council of the Republic. The document was developed for the first time and has no analogues in the post-Soviet space. It provides for the creation of a single mechanism for regulating legal relations in the sphere of culture and the simultaneous elimination of the existing shortcomings in this field.

22.07.2016

Facebook testing solar unmanned aircraft to make Wi-Fi free to mankind
Facebook testing solar unmanned aircraft to make Wi-Fi free to mankind Mark Zuckerberg has announced that his company has successfully tested solar-powered drones which will in the near future will cover the planet with a wireless Internet network. It is assumed that such drones will hover at an altitude of 18 kilometers. Each machine will be able to be on duty for 3 months and then will be returned to the base for service maintenance. These drones will make the Internet accessible everywhere, anywhere in the world, even for the poorest representatives of humanity, as the connection is free of charge.
Interior Ministry colonel epaulette ceremony held in Minsk
Colonel shoulder straps presented at Interior Ministry ceremony in Minsk A ceremony to present colonel's shoulder straps to Interior Ministry officers took place in Minsk. A landmark event for officers was held in the Hall of Victory Museum of the Great Patriotic War.  In a solemn ceremony, they all were awarded the colonel rank.  They then had a tour of the museum. The ceremony ended with the laying of flowers to the stela Minsk - Hero City.

21.07.2016

Famous Chagall room recreated in Spain
Famous Chagall room recreated in Spain A grand exhibition devoted to the work of the famous artist, a native of the Belarusian Vitebsk Marc Chagall opened in the Spanish Malaga. You can see paintings, interior and even the place where the great master of the brush worked.    Exhibition organizers have recreated the famous Chagall room from the Vitebsk apartment - a desk and a drawer, where the artist kept sketches of his paintings. Even the landscape outside the window has recreated. It was this very landscape that inspired the author to create the famous Walk.
Belarusian bison were returned to Bialowieza Forest 70 years ago
25% of the Earth's bison population lives in Belarus The restoration of the population of bison in the Bialowieza Forest began exactly 70 years ago. This is one of the rarest animals on our planet and a pride of Belarusians. About a quarter of the planet's bison population lives in Belarus.   The last animal living in the forest was killed in the early XX century. An attempt to revive the population was made in the 1930s. A new farm for breeding purebred animals was organized only in 1946. Then five bison were moved to Belarus.

20.07.2016

Belarusian paratroopers leading at CISM World Military Parachuting Championship
Belarusian paratroopers leading at CISM World Military Parachuting Championship The Armed Forces of the Belarusian national team are taking part in the 40th CISM World Military Parachuting Championship. The competition has gathered teams from dozens of countries. Belarusians' competitors are eminent sportsmen from European and Arab countries, as well as from China and the CIS. The competition is taking place at the Kubinka airfield near Moscow, with about 400 parachutists performing.

19.07.2016

Vitebsk 2016 award goes to Belarusian singer Alex Gross The main intrigue of Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk has been resolved. The Belarusian artist Alex Gross has won the Grand Prix at the International Pop Song Performers Contest Vitebsk 2016. The closing ceremony of the Slavianski Bazaar was held on July 18. Taking part in the final concert were famous bands and singers like Valery Leontyev, Elena Vaenga, Alexander Buinov, MBAND and Band'eros.

18.07.2016

Descendant of d'Artagnan, Aymeri de Montesquiou, shares impressions about Belarus
Descendant of d'Artagnan, Aymeri de Montesquiou, shares impressions about Belarus This guest of this edition of the program "Week" on the CTV is better known for his affinity with the musketeer described by Alexander Dumas. Duke Aymeri de Montesquiou d'Artagnan visited Belarus this week. Why? Our correspondent Yana Shipko found out. Mr. de Montesquiou d'Artagnan, thanks for taking the time to talk with us! I am very pleased to pronounce your name, because I've been a fan of Dumas books since childhood. Incredibly, you actually belong to this family tree?
How Slavonic Bazaar became Belarus' brand in 25 years
How Slavonic Bazaar became Belarus' brand in 25 years The unique arts festival in Vitebsk has celebrated the 25th anniversary. It has set a new record for the number of participants: 5,300 artists, craftsmen and singers. Over a quarter of the century, the festival was visited by about a million viewers. Nikolai Skorikov, People's Artist of Belarus:I remember this stage when there was no Slavonic Bazaar, there was a festival of Polish songs.
Alexei Gross at Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Belarus' Alex Gross wins performers competition at Slavonic Bazaar 2016 Alex Gross was the winner of the International Pop Song Performers Contest Vitebsk 2016 which is part of the Slavonic Bazaar 2016 festival. The Belarusian sang the famous song by Bon Jovi "It's my life", for which he received 77 points, and the final total of 157 points in two days allowed him to top the ranking. Explaining the extravagant choice of Robbie Williams-style costume he noted "like the famous British singer I also have something to show."

15.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko opens 2016 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Alexander Lukashenko opens 2016 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk The 25th International Art Festival "Slavic Bazaar" has opened in Vitebsk.  The solemn ceremony was attended by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. By tradition, the head of state handed the special award "Through art to peace and mutual understanding." During the festival, about 100,000 spectators will visit the summer amphitheater alone. Tickets for many concerts were sold out long before the festival.
Festival flag raised at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time
Festival flag raised at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time The opening ceremony of the Slavianski Bazaar festival has taken place on the stage of the Vitebsk Summer Amphitheater. On the stage yesterday night were the brightest stars of Belarusian and foreign music. Vitebsk has lived in this festive atmosphere for several days. Festival grounds are working across the city. For guests of this grand cultural forum dozens of concerts, shows and performances have been prepared. To do this, a record number of artists - about 6,000 thousand from nearly fifty countries - have gathered in the northern capital of Belarus.
Mikhail Finberg name plate opens at Star Square in Vitebsk
Mikhail Finberg name plate opens at Star Square in Vitebsk The international song festival in Vitebsk Slavianski Bazaar has officially been launched. In the morning of July 14, a celebratory parade went through the streets of the city. The show was attended by all those who will create the mood of the musical forum for visitors and guests during the entire festival. They carried with them all the flags of the 45 countries participating in the anniversary of the Slavonic Bazaar. For the first time, the flag of the Slavonic Bazaar was hoisted.

14.07.2016

Belarusian women can receive EU support for business initiatives
Belarusian women can receive EU support for business initiatives Belarus women's business initiatives can be supported financially. The corresponding loan agreement was signed in Minsk on July 14. Various European institutions are ready to invest about $10 million in the development of small and medium-sized businesses. The program will help women participate more actively in the economic life of the country.  Thus Belarus has joined the large-scale project for the countries of the Eastern Partnership. Its total financial basis is estimated at $50 million.
Slavonic Bazaar press center expecting more than 500 journalists from 10 countries
Slavonic Bazaar press center expecting more than 500 journalists from 10 countries An international press center has opened in Vitebsk. Covering one of the main cultural events of the year will be more than 500 journalists from 10 countries. For the majority of journalists, this is not the first trip to Vitebsk. Many consider it an honor to take part in the 25th Slavonic Bazaar.
Free bus hairdresser's appears in Belarus
Free barber shop inside bus appears in Belarus Around Belarus in 21 days. A team of hairdressers of a mobile beauty salon has set a target to do haircuts for 2,000 Belarusians during three weeks. And this is free of charge! The bus in which they are doing haircuts has already left behind Vitebsk and Mogilev and now this is Gomel's turn. It is a Minsk resident who came up with such an unusual summer idea. It all started with the purchase of the bus and then it took two months to turn it into a barber shop. And now this has become a whole show on wheels, about which friends are even making movies.
Marc Chagall at Slavonic Bazaar: Two of artist's early paintings brought to Vitebsk
Marc Chagall at Slavonic Bazaar: Two of artist's early paintings brought to Vitebsk One of the most exciting cultural events in Belarus is the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk! In the evening of July 14, the festival will open its doors officially. Vitebsk will be decorated with all colors of the rainbow thanks to participants of a street art fest. Black and white mimes, red-nosed clowns and brightest representatives of puppet theaters from Poltava, Kiev and the northern capital of Belarus, Vitebsk.
Belarusian doctors hope to treat cancer with bio-cellular technology
Belarusian doctors hope to treat cancer with bio-cellular technology Belarusian doctors have performed a unique surgery. This fact was announced just today, exactly when it became clear that a human life is saved. Lung cancer of the last stage - such was the diagnosis for this patient four months ago. Now he is doing better and better each day. The man underwent four surgeries. The main achievement is that doctors managed to put prosthesis in the man's trachea. Doctors used a donor organ and cleared it.

13.07.2016

Russian pop star Sergey Lazarev gives concert at Slavianski Bazaar 2016
Russian pop star Sergey Lazarev gives concert at Slavianski Bazaar 2016 Sergey Lazarev's show at the Summer Amphitheatre in Vitebsk was sold out long before the concert date. The singer shared emotions after the show in his Instagram . Sergey Lazarev:For the first time, I went on this stage of the Summer Amphitheatre in Vitebsk 20 years ago as part of the children's band Neposedy! And now here I am giving the solo concert "The Best". I'm happy! Thank you, Vitebsk! Thank you, Belarus!
Students from Russia, Ukraine helping renovate Dinamo Stadium in Minsk
Students from Russia, Ukraine helping renovate Dinamo Stadium in Minsk Students from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are helping to renovate Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. All in all, there are 35 students employed. Many of these guys worked here in the past year. Now they are carrying out earthworks, fastening rebars and pouring concrete. The international "squad" receives free food as well as a cultural and sports program. 
Slavianski Express train plies between Minsk to Vitebsk daily
Slavianski Express train plies between Minsk to Vitebsk daily Those who love good music and have passion for the sound of wheels can travel to Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk by train from Minsk. It runs every day, with the last train scheduled for July 21. The schedule is tailored to the program of the Vitebsk music forum. As a consequence you get an adapted schedule: the train arrives for evening concerts with a comfortable margin.

12.07.2016

The only descendant of musketeer D'Artagnan visits Belarus
The only descendant of musketeer D'Artagnan visits Belarus A delegation of French businessmen is now in Belarus. They are visiting the major Belarusian mechanical engineering enterprises and discussing the possibility of exporting Belarusian technologies to the African market. Among the businessmen is Honorary Senator of France, the only descendant of the legendary d'Artagnan, Duke Aymeri de Montesquiou d'Artagnan.

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