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Lukashenko presents state awards to winners and medalists of 2018 Olympic Games
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko resented state awards to the winners and medalists of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang , BelTA informs. "There are truly courageous people in this hall today. During the winter games we witnessed fierce battles not only at competition venues but also in judges' panels and even in interstate relations," the head of state said. Alexander Lukashenko remarked that, perhaps, Olympic gold medals in the women's relay were surprising...
Minsk to host 2018 Junior Eurovision on 25 November
The 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Belarusian capital on 25 November. The event will be hosted by Minsk Arena, BelTA informs. The weekly show on Belarus 1 TV channel showcased the forum's logo and motto which were chosen at an open competition held in late 2017. The contest received more than 300 electronic and mail letters from different countries. The best ideas were submitted to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). As it was previously reported, the...
Lukashenko: Internal troops play an important role even in peaceful time
Internal troops play an important role even in peaceful time, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when he visited military unit No. 5448 in Minsk in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the internal troops of the Interior Ministry on 16 March, BelTA informs. "They play a great role in maintaining peace. I appreciate it very much, and I often say, even insist, that internal troops are especially important in cities, in Minsk, for example, where there are many different people....
Belarus president makes new appointments
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made new appointments on 5 March, BelTA informs. The head of state appointed: Sergei Kovalchuk Sport and Tourism Minister; Leonid Marinich Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Uzbekistan; Yuri Kobets Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus. The president approved the appointment of: Vadim Olshevsky as Deputy Chairman of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee; Viktor Atlivanov as Chairman...
Francophone Days in Belarus on 5-30 March
Belarus will host a variety of events to celebrate the Francophone Days on 5-30 March, BelTA learned from the French Embassy in Minsk. The International Francophonie Day marked on 20 March is aimed at celebrating the French language and Francophone cultures around the world. This year Minskers will have an opportunity to attend the events dedicated to gastronomy, theater, music, photography, architecture and cinema, the diplomatic mission said. The Francophone Days will be organized...
9,300 Great Patriotic War veterans live in Belarus
As of 1 January 2018, there were 9,300 veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in Belarus, including 5,700 disabled war veterans and war participants, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Labor and Social Security Ministry. Minsk is currently home to two Heroes of the Soviet Union: Ivan Kustov, a participant of the Great Patriotic War, and Vasily Michurin, a participant of the Winter War. As of early 2018 in Belarus there were 2,500 people honored with the USSR orders or medals for...
Over 28,000 national observers accredited to monitor local elections in Belarus
Over 28,000 national observers have been accredited to monitor the elections to the local councils of Belarus, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Lidia Yermoshina told the media on 13 February, BelTA has learned. According to the CEC chairperson, 28,624 observers have been accredited to monitor the elections to date. This number will keep growing till the election day (18 February). Most observers represent the BRSM Youth Union (6,800), the Belaya Rus public association...
Belarus eyes IT regional leader status
Belarus wants to gain the status of an IT regional leader, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, BelTA has learned. According to the minister, Belarus wants to build an IT-country in order to make maximum use of the opportunities of the economic digital transformation, and acquire the status of a regional leader in the IT sector. "We have set this task as a priority," he stressed. "We are creating not even...
Belarus Parliament to hold three parliamentary hearings in 2018
The House of Representatives plans to hold three parliamentary hearings in 2018, Speaker of the lower house Vladimir Andreichenko said at the meeting of the Council of the House of Representatives on 31 January, BelTA has learned. According to Vladimir Andreichenko, this year the MPs will closely monitor the existing legislation. First of all, the matter is about three parliamentary hearings. "We will hold the parliamentary hearing on the improvement of the country's power engineering...
Belarus president signs ordinance on population employment assistance measures
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed ordinance No.1 on 25 January to stipulate population employment assistance measures. The document is primarily designed to step up government work in order to help citizens find jobs, encourage gainful occupations and self-employment of Belarusians, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA. In order to reach these goals, the central government is supposed to set forecast parameters in the area of population employment assistance...
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