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12 December 2017
Nomination of candidates to deputies of the local councils of the 28th convocation started in Belarus on 10 December, BelTA has learned. This period will last till 8 January 2018 inclusively. According to the law, a candidate can be nominated by a labor collective, a political party and through the collection of signatures. A citizen has the right to get nominated in one of the constituencies to the local council of each territorial level (regional, district and rural). With regard...
5 December 2017
A reactor pressure vessel has been installed as part of the second power-generating unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from the press service of the Russian group of companies ASE, which is the general designer and the general contractor for the project to build Belarus' first nuclear power plant. The reactor pressure vessel of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant was placed in its intended position on 2 December. It was one of the key events in...
29 November 2017
The second congress of scientists of Belarus will take place in Minsk on 12-13 December, the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) told BelTA. The congress is expected to gather some 2,100 delegates from all the regions of the country. Prominent scientists of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, leading foreign academies of sciences, internationally recognized scientific research centers are expected to arrive as...
20 November 2017
New books on environmental protection that came out in the Year of Science in Belarus were presented by Vladimir Andriyevich, Director of the Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia publishing house, at a press conference in Minsk on 20 November, BelTA has learned. Here are some of the books that can draw the interest of a wide audience: 50 Unique Protected Areas of Belarus, Aggressive Plants: Invasive Species in Belarus, Big Encyclopedia of the Little Professor: Flowers of the Homeland,...
14 November 2017
The international technical assistance projects "Ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury" and "Development of Minamata Convention on Mercury Initial Assessment in Belarus" will be carried out in Belarus, Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Alexander Korbut noted at an introductory seminar on the two projects, BelTA has learned. "In 2014, Belarus signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This was an essential step showing...
3 November 2017
The 24th international film festival Listapad 2017 began in Minsk on 3 November. The opening ceremony under the slogan Truth, Love, and Beauty took place in the Moskva film theater, BelTA has learned. Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko read out the words of welcome sent by the Belarusian head of state to guests of the festival. He bestowed the Belarus president's special prize for preserving and developing spirituality traditions in cinema art upon People's Artist of Russia Vladimir...