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13 November 2017
MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) – The first meeting of the Belarus-Russia commission on common sci-tech space will take place in Minsk on 15 November, Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee Alexander Shumilin told the media on 13 November. “On 15 November the Union State commission on common sci-tech space will hold its first meeting. This means we are coming onto a new level of mutual relations in the area of science and technology with the Russian Federation, and...
4 November 2017
MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) – The 24th international film festival Listapad 2017 began in Minsk on 3 November. The opening ceremony under the slogan Truth, Love, and Beauty took place in the Moskva film theater, BelTA has learned. Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko read out the words of welcome sent by the Belarusian head of state to guests of the festival. He bestowed the Belarus president’s special prize for preserving and developing spirituality traditions in cinema art upon...
25 October 2017
MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) – Minsk Guest Card will become available for tourists in 2018, head of the Sports and Tourism Department of the Minsk City Hall Sergei Furmanov told the media on 24 October, BelTA has learned. “Minsk Guest Card envisages discounted admission to Minsk museums, landmarks, and, probably, sports events. There are plans to develop this card by the year-end and bring it into use in 2018,” Sergei Furmanov said. In his words, the interest in the Belarusian...
18 October 2017
MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) - Listapadzik film festival for children and youth audience will be held from 4 to 7 November, Igor Sukmanov, the Director of Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, director of the Listapadzik film festival for children and youth audience, told a press conference, BelTA has learned. Igor Sukmanov noted that modern children's movies are not about entertainment only. These movies engage in a serious conversation with young people teaching them to enter...
11 October 2017
MINSK, 11 October (BelTA) – Practical actions of the command staff exercise on responding to radiation accidents will take place in over 20 districts and at two border checkpoints in Belarus, representatives of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry told BelTA. A radiation accident response in Brest Oblast will be practiced in Luninets District, Brest District, and at a border checkpoint. In Vitebsk District the exercise will take place in Vitebsk, Orsha, Polotsk, Novopolotsk, Braslav...
26 September 2017
MINSK, 26 September (BelTA) – Minsk Oblast and China’s Guangdong Province signed a memorandum of cooperation in tourism and holding consultations during the visit of a delegation of Minsk Oblast to China timed to the Maritime Silk Road International Expo 2017, BelTA learned from the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee. “We will hold consultations on the organization of tourist routes and groups to cater for our Chinese partners and aim at their demands. As far as we understood...
20 September 2017
MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) – The next session of the contact group on resolving the conflict in Ukraine’s east will take place in Minsk on 4 October, BelTA learned from Martin Sajdik, the OSCE’s special representative in the trilateral contact group on Ukraine in Minsk. According to the diplomat, on 20 September the subgroup on economic affairs focused on discussing water supply. Among other things the subgroup touched upon the security of critical water supply installations....
5 September 2017
MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) - Belarusian agrarians have already cropped more than 7.5 million tonnes of grain (including buckwheat and millet), BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 5 September, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 7.5 million tonnes. Minsk Oblast harvested 1,886.6 tonnes, Grodno Oblast – 1.348 tonnes, Brest Oblast – 1,231.4 tonnes. Mogilev Oblast and Gomel Oblast cropped 1,166.900 and 996,600 tonnes each. The harvest of Vitebsk Oblast reached...
30 August 2017
MINSK, 30 August (BelTA) – The festival of cultures Rakauski Fest will be held for the second time in the agro-town of Rakov, Volozhin District on 10 September, BelTA learned from the organizers of the event. The program will comprise the presentations of Belarusian, Polish, Lithuanian and Jewish cultures. The Rakauski Fest will feature music and dance companies from Belarus, Poland and Lithuania, the town of craftsmen, the expositions “Poland is a country of the UNESCO World...
22 August 2017
MINSK, 22 August (BelTA) – A pilot census will be conducted Molodechno District, Minsk Oblast on 2-13 October, head of Belarus’ National Statistics Committee Inna Medvedeva told a press conference, BelTA has learned. The head of the National Statistics Committee explained that the pilot census will test the technologies that will be used when carrying out a census of the whole country in 2019. By the way, special areas at stationary premises have designated where any person at any...
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