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6 September 2019
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil to Belarus Paulo Fernando Dias Feres has proposed to refashion a city block of Minsk in the vicinity of Oktyabrskaya Street in the style of the street art festival Vulica Brasil. He came forward with the proposal at a press conference timed to the Independence Day of Brazil celebrated on 7 September, BelTA has learned. The ambassador noted that he was astonished by the level of cooperation in culture between the two countries when...
28 August 2019
Belarus is competing the sowing of winter cruciferous crops for seeds, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. Some 275,300 hectares of winter cruciferous crops, including winter coleseed, (98.3% of the plan) have been planted for seeds. According to the autumn fieldwork plan 2019 approved by the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, the sowing of winter cruciferous crops for seeds should be completed by 30 August. Soils are currently prepared to sow...
21 August 2019
Olympic Day celebrations will be held across 40 venues of the Olympic Sports Complex in Minsk on 24 August, Head of the Olympic movement development at Belarus’ National Olympic Committee (NOC) Dmitry Dovgalenok told reporters, BelTA has learned. He noted that this is the first time Belarus will mark this event in August. The celebrations will feature 45 sports federations. The opening ceremony will be attended by senior officials of the National Olympic Committee, Sports and Tourism...
14 August 2019
On 13 August Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 306 on the construction of a football stadium and Decree No. 307 on the construction of a swimming pool in line with international standards, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.  These projects aim to enable Minsk to host top-level competitions and encourage the public to take up sports.  The decrees are based on respective Belarus-China intergovernmental agreements on...
29 July 2019
Belarusian agrarians have already harvested 2.127 million tonnes of grain, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. As for 26 July, Brest Oblast harvested 722,700 tonnes of grain, Minsk Oblast – 446,300 tonnes, Grodno Oblast – 457,900 tonnes, Gomel Oblast – 264,400 tonnes, Mogilev Oblast – 152,800 tonnes. Vitebsk Oblast, which joined the harvest campaign last, has cropped 83,400 tonnes of grain. Cereal and leguminous crops (except for corn,...
16 July 2019
The construction of the Nezhinsky mining and processing factory will be finished on schedule, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Board of Directors of IOOO Slavkaliy Mikhail Gutseriyev on 15 July after a session of the construction staff. The chairman said: “We are staying on schedule and will finish [construction work at the Nezhinsky mining and processing factory] on time, as specified by the contract. We were behind in matters of standards and technical documentation, but...
9 July 2019
The possibility of holding the second Belarusian-Japanese economic forum in Minsk in September is currently on the agenda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Japan Ruslan Esin said in an interview with BelTA. “We are considering holding the second Belarusian-Japanese economic forum which could take place in Minsk on 17-18 September 2019 on the margins of the Belarusian Industrial Forum,” the ambassador said. He recalled that this year marks the 27th...
2 July 2019
The database of partisans and underground movement members who fought in the territory of Belarus during the Great Patriotic War and the website “Partisans of Belarus” were launched in Minsk on 1 July, BelTA has learned. The multimedia multifunctional website “Partisans of Belarus” was designed and developed by the Belarus Segodnya Publishing House in cooperation with the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus. By visiting the website partizany.by every user will...
28 June 2019
The concert Minsk-Paris will take place near the Minsk Town Hall on 14 July, BelTA learned from the French Embassy in Belarus. The event will be timed to the French national holiday and will bring together Belarusian and French musicians. The popular Belarusian band Shuma will open the concert. The band has recently released a music video for the song “Clouds” which was shortlisted at the Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival. The concert will also feature the Nizkiz band...
12 June 2019
Minsk Oblast took up the Flame of Peace torch relay of the 2nd European Games at a solemn event in Soligorsk on 11 June, BelTA has learned.  The torch arrived in Minsk Oblast from Mogilev Oblast. After the relay exchange in the Veliki Les village, the torchbearers visited the National Speleotherapy Hospital and the Belaruskali mining company.  The Flame of Peace torch relay was welcomed by local residents on the streets of Soligorsk. Taking part in the relay were...
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