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18 May 2017
The 24th international song and music festival Dnieper Voices in Dubrovno will be held on 20-21 May and will bring together amateur groups from seven countries, BelTA learned from Lyudmila Dudareva, the head of the ideology, culture and youth affairs department at the Dubrovno District Executive Committee. "This year we expect guests from all regions of Belarus, as well as from Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova and Poland. We will welcome them in the morning in the central...
11 May 2017
The 14th National Environment Forum in Vitebsk will be co-located with the 6th International Economic Forum "Innovations. Investments. Prospects". The events will be held on 11 May, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk regional committee of natural resources and environment protection. Co-locating the two events will emphasize the priority of promoting the rational use of natural resources, attracting investment and implementing innovative technologies in order to facilitate a gradual...
6 May 2017
Orsha District can become an example of how economy should be relaunched in the entire country, BelTA learned from First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky during a working meeting in the Orsha District Executive Committee on 4 May. The official said: "We have good chances of submitting proposals on restarting the economy using Vitebsk Oblast and specifically its Orsha branch as an example. This experience can be spread onto the rest of the country later on. Today we...
29 April 2017
Braslav District and Tolochin Districts of Belarus' Vitebsk Oblast signed cooperation agreements with Russian regions on 28 April, BelTA has learned. A delegation of Safonovo District of Russia's Smolensk Oblast is on a fact-finding visit to Belarus' Tolochin District. On 28 April the sides signed a twinning agreement. The document is designed to promote friendly and business relations between youth, cultural, art, sports, and educational institutions, commercial and public...
19 April 2017
Vitebsk Oblast plans to export young coniferous trees to Russia's Tver Oblast. Chairman of the Vitebsk Oblast Council of Deputies Vladimir Terentyev told media about the plans of interregional cooperation and mutual interests on 14 April to summarize the results of the oblast administration's representatives' visit to Russia's Tver Oblast, BelTA has learned. "Tver Oblast is interested in our forest products, in particular in young spruce trees. I plan to meet with the heads of our...
12 April 2017
The first event of the 26th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will take place one day earlier than the previously announced date of 11 July, Alexander Sidorenko, the director of the festival, told the media. "I would like to announce another big project that will take place at the main venue of the festival. The Summer Amphitheater will host a concert by Honored Artist of Russia Zara on 10 July. The singer will be accompanied by the Presidential...
4 April 2017
Young people from Vitebsk Oblast and Smolensk Oblast will go on four cross-border tours in summer 2017. They will be chosen based on the results of a contest of projects of youth tour routes, BelTA learned from Vyacheslav Khrol, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Vitebsk Oblast Committee of Belarus' BRSM Youth Union. "Today the contest of cross-border tourist routes 'Union Space' was officially closed. The contest was held as part of the social project 'Union Brotherhood' and aimed to...
27 March 2017
A festival of murals is planned to take place in Vitebsk as part of the 26 th international festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from Belarus Culture Minister Boris Svetlov. In his words, the idea to decorate the buildings in Chagall's city was among the proposals submitted during the Cultural Initiatives for Belarus contest held in 2016, the Year of Culture in Belarus. The contest was about brand new ideas, and such included some 30 projects. This is,...
20 March 2017
An independent project dedicated to Italian culture and art may become part of the program of the 26th international art festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from Alexander Sidorenko, director of the forum and President of the World Association of Festivals (WAF), on 16 March. Alexander Sidorenko said: "We constantly stay in touch with our partners in different countries and with diplomatic missions. A short while ago I met with the ambassador of Italy to Belarus. We...
10 March 2017
An initiative to prevent children injuries has begun in Vitebsk as part of an EU-UN project, BelTA learned from Olga Bizikova, the coordinator of the local initiative, Chairwoman of the Vitebsk District Organization of the Belarusian Society of the Red Cross. The Vitebsk Oblast Organization of the Belarusian Society of the Red Cross and partnering organizations, which include the Vitebsk Oblast Clinical Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, the Vitebsk Oblast Clinical Center for Children,...