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Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry, border service, IOM to help foreigners return home
The Internal Affairs Ministry, the State Border Committee of Belarus, and the representative office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) intend to sign a protocol of intent to cooperate in the voluntary return of foreign citizens to home countries or to permanent-residence countries, representatives of the Information and Public Relations Office of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry told BelTA. The event will herald the launch of an information campaign designed to...
Belarus to host Germany Weeks in September-October
The Germany Weeks will be held in Belarus from 24 September to 31 October, BelTA learned from the German Embassy in Minsk. Over the past 16 years Belarus has played host to the Germany Weeks under the aegis of the German Embassy in Belarus. The German diplomatic mission invites everyone for the festival to get familiar with the German culture, language and society, visit numerous events in 12 Belarusian cities. The Germany Weeks program will feature a concert at the Belarusian...
Match Europe v USA to feature 19 events on 10 September
The Match Europe v USA will continue with 19 events at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk on 10 September. The competitions will kick off at 19.00 local time, BelTA has learned. The second, and final, competition day will feature 19 events. Eight Belarusian athletes will defend the colors of Team Europe. On day one, 9 September, athletes competed in 18 disciplines. Team Europe are currently ahead with 328 points. Team USA hold 312 points. On 9 September, Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus won the...
Belarus' grain harvest 97.5% complete
Belarus has harvested grain crops (except for maize) on the area of over 2 million hectares, which makes 97.5% of the cropping area, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 28 August, Belarusian farmers have harvested over 6.44 million tonnes of grain, with the average yield of 31.2 centners per hectare (26.4 centners per hectare in the same period last year). Minsk Oblast has produced 1,690,600 tonnes of grain. Brest Oblast's harvest is almost 1.2...
Belarus, Serbia discuss military, technical cooperation prospects
The prospects of bilateral military and technical cooperation have been discussed during a working visit of a delegation of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces led by Chief of the General Staff Milan Mojsilovic to Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Defense Ministry. The Serbian delegation met with Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, First Deputy Defense Minister Oleg Belokonev on 14 August to talk over the implementation of the plan of action on...
Belarusian Encyclopedia publishing house releases about war heroes from Uzbekistan
The Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia Publishing House has released the book "Victory One For All. Belarus-Uzbekistan", director of the publishing house Vladimir Andrievich told BelTA. "The book is dedicated to the Uzbek soldiers who fought in Belarus during the Great Patriotic War against Nazis, who defended the Brest Fortress, who participated in the partisan and underground movements and liberated Belarus. The edition is illustrated with the historical and modern photographs, the...
Belarusian, Russian military reconnoitering ahead of joint army exercise
Belarusian and Russian military are conducting a joint reconnaissance survey ahead of the army exercise Union Shield 2019, representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA. The reconnaissance survey is taking place at the 333rd combat training center of the Western Military District of the Russian Federation Armed Forces under the supervision of Chief of the General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister of Belarus Oleg Belokonev. Working groups of the two countries will...
Amnesty bill timed to Belarus' liberation anniversary passed on 28 June
The amnesty bill timed to the 75th anniversary of Belarus' liberation from Nazi invaders passed two readings at the House of Representatives on 28 June, BelTA has learned. The bill was developed upon the instruction of the Belarusian president. "Belarus has always adhered to the principle of humanism to people serving time in prison. The state does not only punish, but also offers good time credit to inmates," Internal Affairs Minister Yuri Karayev said presenting the document....
German ambassador's activity in Belarus hailed
The diplomatic activity of outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Peter Dettmar was constructive and well-balanced, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at a function held on 12 June, BelTA has learned. The minister stated that for every diplomat there comes a time when they have to bid farewell to the country where they had made new friends, found favorite places. Vladimir Makei stressed that Peter Dettmar and his wife spent...
Lukashenko off to Kazakhstan on working visit
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has gone to Kazakhstan on a working visit. The Belarusian leader will take part in the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on 29 May. The airplane of the head of state took off from the National Airport Minsk, BelTA has learned. The summit will take place in Nur-Sultan in the narrow and extended formats. In view of the fifth anniversary of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty, the heads of state will review progress in the development of...
CIS observers satisfied with election monitoring conditions in Belarus
Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections, the CIS observers said after monitoring several stages of the election campaign in Belarus, BelTA learned from the headquarters of the mission. "The CIS observers noted that Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections. Heads and members of district election commissions are open to communication, and provide the necessary information about the stages of the election campaign....
Belarus to develop operating principles of social entrepreneurship fund by 2020
Operating principles of the social entrepreneurship support fund will be developed in Belarus by the end of 2019 as part of the project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus", Natalia Adamchik, UNDP Local Initiative Contest Coordinator told BelTA in Vitebsk on 5 September during a seminar for participants of the local initiative contest that was called to select the best ideas aimed at supporting infrastructure of SMEs and entrepreneurship. The...
Belarus on track to complete winter cruciferous sowing
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 winter...
Vitebsk paratroopers muster ahead of Belarusian-Russian army exercise
Personnel of the 103rd Independent Guards Airborne Brigade arranged a readiness muster on 14 August ahead of the Belarusian-Russian army exercise Union Shield 2019, BelTA has learned. The paratroopers will travel to the Mulino exercise area in Russia in late August in order to begin preparations for accomplishing tasks in the course of the Union Shield 2019 exercise. Representatives of the Defense Ministry inspected the brigade and evaluated its readiness for the exercise on 14 August....
Tainted oil fully removed from Unecha-Polotsk pipeline in Belarus
Tainted Russian oil has been fully removed from the Unecha-Polotsk oil pipeline, BelTA learned from Deputy Director - Chief Engineer at OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba Mikhail Borovoy. "OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba has completed another phase of the roadmap to replace the oil contaminated with organic chlorides in the pipelines on the Belarusian territory for standard-quality oil. The oil not compliant with the quality standards has been pumped from the Unecha-Polotsk 2 pipeline to Russia...
Adilkhan Makin announced winner of Vitebsk Song Contest 2019
Kazakhstan's Adilkhan Makin won the Grand Prix of the 28th edition of the 2019 Vitebsk Song Contest at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. He received the award at the closing gala concert, BelTA has learned. The signer from Kazakhstan scored 178 points to win the Lira award and the cash prize in the amount of $20,000. George Putkaradze from Georgia and Elay from Israel scored an equal amount of points - 171. However, sharing the First Prize is prohibited, according to the regulations....
FEZ Vitebsk, Uzbek Kosonsoy-Pharm to advance investment cooperation
The administrations of the free economic zone (FEZ) Vitebsk and FEZ Kosonsoy-Pharm will advance cooperation in the sphere of investment and information, representatives of the FEZ Vitebsk administration told BelTA. The plans are stipulated by the agreement on cooperation that was signed as a delegation of Uzbekistan's Namangan Oblast led by First Deputy Governor Ayubkhon Kamalov visited Vitebsk. The document creates the foundation for sharing the best practices, assisting with the...
Tickets for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk sell well
Over 50% of the tickets for events of the international art festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk have been sold, BelTA learned from the forum's Director Gleb Lapitsky before an offsite session of the festival's organizing committee. According to the source, some 40,000-45,000 tickets have been sold or about 51% of the total number. Some 3,000 tickets were sold abroad: in Switzerland, Israel, Guinea, USA, and other countries. A lot of the tickets were bought in Russia and Latvia. The...
EBRD to develop measures to enhance Vitebskdrev investment potential
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will work out measures to enhance the investment potential of Vitebskdrev. The measures will be included in the memorandum on assistance with Vitebskdrev pre-privatization, which will be signed between the Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, BelTA learned from the Development Bank. The memorandum envisages the development of a detailed business plan, which will be used to attract...
Opinion: Great Patriotic War is lesson for life
The events of the Great Patriotic War should serve as a lesson for life, for the sake of peace and development, Moldova Ambassador to Belarus Victor Sorocean told the media, BelTA has learned. "The further the terrible years of the war are away from us, the more we need to talk about them. The memory of the war should be passed over to to descendants to make sure the things that happened then should never be repeated. This is the lesson for life, otherwise there will be no peaceful sky,...
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