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28 December 2017
Vitebsk plans to establish twinning relations and sign cooperation agreements with the cities of Lublin (Poland) and Kosice (Slovakia) in 2018, Vitebsk Mayor Viktor Nikolaikin said during the session of the Vitebsk City Council of Deputies, BelTA has learned. "Now we are in the middle of concluding the agreements on establishing twinning relations with Kosice and Lublin and are working on the possibility of signing similar documents with the Estonian Tartu and Lithuanian Panevezys,"...
19 December 2017
Belarus and China's Drex Food Group intend to sign a $250 million investment agreement by the 2017 year end to establish dairy farms in Vitebsk Oblast. The matter was discussed during the visit of Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats to China, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in China. After official meetings in Beijing, the Belarusian delegation held an agricultural forum Made in Belarus, which brought together Belarus' leading companies. Following the...
12 December 2017
Art experts from Belarus, Russia and Latvia will participate in the scientific readings to be held as part of the 29th installment of the Ivan Sollertinsky International Music Festival in Vitebsk, Director of the Research Department of the Belarusian State Academy of Music Nelly Matsaberidze, the organizer of the 19th scientific readings, told a press briefing on 7 December, BelTA has learned. The central theme of the two-day readings that opened on 7 December is the personality of Ivan...
5 December 2017
OOO Grand Mercury-CX has been registered as a new resident company in the free economic zone (FEZ) Vitebsk. The company intends to start manufacturing light aircraft, BelTA learned from the head of the FEZ Vitebsk administration Sergei Yurkevich. The Belarusian-Russian joint venture intends to start making the multipurpose light aircraft Mercury in a FEZ Vitebsk sector in a Vitebsk city suburb. Over $7 million will be invested in the project. Over 100 jobs are supposed to be created. The...
29 November 2017
A ceremony to bestow certificates of merit and medals upon the Belarusians, who are deemed Righteous Among the Nations, took place in Sharkovshchina, Vitebsk Oblast on 28 November. Ambassador of Israel to Belarus Alon Shoham took part in the ceremony, representatives of the Sharkovshchina District administration told BelTA. The Israeli diplomat awarded special certificates of merit and medals to representatives of five families, whose ancestors saved Jews from elimination during World...
20 November 2017
Over 30 years the International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) in Vitebsk has become Belarus' cultural trademark, Belarus' Culture Minister Yuri Bondar said at the closing ceremony of the festival, BelTA has learned. "Over its 30 years of existence the festival has turned into a cultural trademark of not only Vitebsk but also the whole country. Today, the festival is well-known outside Belarus, is recognized by the world's choreography community, sets trends in modern...