Sharkovshchina Regional Executive Committee
Culture and Mass Media
Children's charity campaign gets underway in Belarus
The New Year charity campaign Our Children kicked off in Belarus on 10 December, BelTA has learned. Traditionally, the heads of government agencies and state-owned enterprises, leaders of public associations will visit the social facilities to wish children Happy New Year and give them computers, toys, sports equipment, sweets. Particular attention will be given to children who are in a difficult life situation, students of boarding schools, children from large families, foster...
About 1,100 foreign nationals apply for Belarusian citizenship in 2018
About 1,100 foreign nationals applied for the Belarusian citizenship in 2018, Belarus' Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Melchenko told the media ahead of the International Statelessness Conference in the CIS Region which is underway in Minsk on 4-5 December, BelTA has learned. "About 1,100 foreign citizens applied for citizenship in Belarus. Of them are 250 stateless persons. These are, mainly, representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia. A small number of people came from...
Belarusians to need mobile phone numbers to leave comments on Internet
The Council of Ministers has passed a resolution on the preliminary personal identification of website users, BelTA has learned. The new procedure requires website owners to be able to identify their users via mobile phone numbers or other technical means. In order to create a website account, Belarusians will have to input a verification code sent to their mobile phone. One phone number is valid for creating only one account per website. While the agreement between the user and...
Voting underway for Belarus' best tourism brand concept
Belarus' National Tourism Agency offers to vote for the best concept of Belarus tourism brand, BelTA learned from the National Tourism Agency. The National Tourism Agency has presented 17 tourism brand concepts on its website. Voting on the website will run until 16 December. All in all, 24 works were submitted for the contest. After review in the Sport and Tourism Ministry, 17 concepts were alllowed to the final round. The final decision on the concept will be taken by a council of...
Belarus president makes new appointments
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made new appointments on 13 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The head of state appointed: Alexander Ponomarev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Hungary with a concurrent accreditation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Yuri Sluka Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Syrian Arab Republic with a concurrent accreditation in the...
Lukashenko emphasizes people's role in maintaining order, developing communities
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the role of citizens in maintaining order and developing communities during his visit the village of Bolbasovo, Orsha District on 4 November, BelTA has learned. The head of state got familiar with the upgrading and social development of Bolbasovo. Speaking to local residents, he said that gradual steps are taken in Belarus to improve living conditions in the country, starting from the capital and ending with agro-towns. However, small...
Belarus among top 10 countries of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 ranking
Belarus has made it to the top ten countries to visit in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 list, BelTA has learned from the website of the travel guide book publisher. Belarus was placed 8th in this ranking. The website welcomes the 30-day visa waiver and praises Belarus' art and cafe scene. Describing Minsk, the travel guide points to "its impeccably restored Old Town centered around the graceful town hall", where travelers can visit fashionable cocktail bars and join summer street...
Border security concept to enhance Belarus' good neighborly belt
The implementation of the national border security concept for the 2018-2022 period will enhance the good neighborly belt with foreign countries. The document was approved by Belarus president decree No.410 on 16 October. The document is designed to improve the protection of national interests against external and internal threats in the border space, ensure uniform approaches to shaping and implementing the state border policy, and improve the security of the state border, representatives...
Mechanism in development to protect consumers of tourism services in Belarus
A mechanism to protect consumers of tourism services is being developed in Belarus, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi before the third session of the Belarusian-Ukrainian working group on cooperation in tourism on 10 October. The Sports and Tourism Ministry was the agency to suggest that laws should be developed to protect consumers of tourism services. "The process has already begun. We are going to have to work together with members of the...
Belarus to host European Bird Watching Days on 6-7 October
The European Bird Watching Days, EuroBirdwatch 2018, will be held in Belarus on 6-7 October, BelTA learned from the Belarusian bird conservation organization Akhova Ptushak Batskaushchyny. Millions of birds are now leaving Europe for the winter. The goal of EuroBirdwatch is to get local residents familiar with migrating birds, their nesting needs, problems they encounter along flyways and within wintering areas in the Mediterranean and Africa. To make part of the campaign one needs...
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