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Orsha District Executive Committee
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2 January 2019
The Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament brings nations together despite political crises and differences of opinion. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the ceremony held on 3 January to open the International Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament and the national junior ice hockey competition Golden Puck, BelTA has learned. The head of state congratulated athletes and fans on the beginning of the new sport year. He remarked that since Belarus is going...
26 December 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the New Year party for children as part of the Our Children charity campaign on 27 December, BelTA has learned. "Dear friends, you are the main treasure of Belarus. These are not just beautiful words. There are love, care and the desire to protect you behind them," Alexander Lukashenko said. The New Year party is the central event of the Our Children charity campaign. The event has brought together over 2,300 children from all...
18 December 2018
The long-term project EU4Youth: Fostering Potential for Greater Employability has been launched in Belarus to boost leadership and business skills among the youth. The project is implemented by the Belarus Red Cross in Mogilev Oblast and Gomel Oblast with the financial support from the European Union in partnership with the Danish Red Cross, government bodies and NGOs, BelTA learned from the Belarus Red Cross. The project is aimed at improving vocational skills for employment, getting a...
9 December 2018
The New Year charity campaign Our Children kicked off in Belarus on 10 December, BelTA has learned. Traditionally, the heads of government agencies and state-owned enterprises, leaders of public associations will visit the social facilities to wish children Happy New Year and give them computers, toys, sports equipment, sweets. Particular attention will be given to children who are in a difficult life situation, students of boarding schools, children from large families, foster...
3 December 2018
About 1,100 foreign nationals applied for the Belarusian citizenship in 2018, Belarus' Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Melchenko told the media ahead of the International Statelessness Conference in the CIS Region which is underway in Minsk on 4-5 December, BelTA has learned. "About 1,100 foreign citizens applied for citizenship in Belarus. Of them are 250 stateless persons. These are, mainly, representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia. A small number of people came from...
25 November 2018
The Council of Ministers has passed a resolution on the preliminary personal identification of website users, BelTA has learned. The new procedure requires website owners to be able to identify their users via mobile phone numbers or other technical means. In order to create a website account, Belarusians will have to input a verification code sent to their mobile phone. One phone number is valid for creating only one account per website. While the agreement between the user and...
18 November 2018
Belarus' National Tourism Agency offers to vote for the best concept of Belarus tourism brand, BelTA learned from the National Tourism Agency. The National Tourism Agency has presented 17 tourism brand concepts on its website. Voting on the website will run until 16 December. All in all, 24 works were submitted for the contest. After review in the Sport and Tourism Ministry, 17 concepts were alllowed to the final round. The final decision on the concept will be taken by a council of...
13 November 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made new appointments on 13 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The head of state appointed: Alexander Ponomarev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Hungary with a concurrent accreditation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Yuri Sluka Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Syrian Arab Republic with a concurrent accreditation in the...
6 November 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the role of citizens in maintaining order and developing communities during his visit the village of Bolbasovo, Orsha District on 4 November, BelTA has learned. The head of state got familiar with the upgrading and social development of Bolbasovo. Speaking to local residents, he said that gradual steps are taken in Belarus to improve living conditions in the country, starting from the capital and ending with agro-towns. However, small...
31 October 2018
The national defense plan will be adjusted in 2019, BelTA learned from Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov during the practical stage of a conference for commanding officers of the Belarusian army in Lida District, Grodno Oblast on 1 November. The defense minister said: "The next year will be momentous for military planning. We will have to adjust the national defense plan for 2020-2024. It will be approved by the head of state in late 2019. The document will specify in detail how...

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2 January 2019
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed Decree No. 506 "On the development of Orsha District, Vitebsk Oblast" that approves the district's development program for the period till 2023, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The program seeks to address key issues of Orsha District. Its ultimate goal is to create conditions conducive to comprehensive social and economic development of the district. This implies measures to improve the quality of life, to...
18 December 2018
Keys to 120 apartments in a public welfare house located at 92 Leningradskaya Street and built using Chinese investments were handed over to residents in the Vitebsk City Executive Committee, BelTA has learned. The ten-story house was built in line with the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement. The apartments went primarily to orphans, families with children with disabilities, and large families. "The support is modest, but from the depth of our hearts," noted Ambassador...
11 December 2018
A press tour for Russian journalists will kick off in Polotsk and Novopolotsk of Vitebsk Oblast on 11 December, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee. Taking part in the press tour, which will be running through 14 December, are about 100 representatives of Russian regional, federal and Union State media, experts and bloggers from Moscow, St Petersburg, Tambov, Bryansk, Belgorod, Tula, Smolensk, Pskov, Voronezh, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Kaliningrad and other regions of...
3 December 2018
A concert by Merited Artist of Russia Boris Berezovsky opened the 30th edition of the Ivan Sollertinsky International Music Festival at the Vitebsk Regional Philharmonic, BelTA has learned. The Russian musician is one of the world's most famous pianists, a "Steinway Artist". The pianist has a very busy schedule, but Ivan Sollertinsky's son Dmitry somehow managed to arrange the performance of the renowned musician in Vitebsk. The pianist performed music by Mily Balakirev, Nikolai...
25 November 2018
The Grand Prix holder of the 31st International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) was announced in Vitebsk on 25 November. The jury unanimously decided to give the main prize to students of the Central Academy of Drama from Beijing who presented their performance Adult Games at the festival, BelTA has learned. The first prize went to Rima Pipoyan's project Woman Before Taking A Decision (Yerevan, Armenia). The second prize went to three acts: Look by Tremors Dance Company...
18 November 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 445 "On financing investment projects" to promote the social and economic development of Orsha District, Vitebsk Oblast, and implement investment projects on 16 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. In accordance with the document, in 2018-2020 OAO Belagroprombank will issue loans under the guarantees of the government to OAO Vitebskmyasomolprom to build a pig-breeding facility and loans to Orsha...
13 November 2018
Orsha Aircraft Repair Plant has resumed stable operation, Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus Roman Golovchenko told the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned. According to him, the company definitely has a future. "The decision made by the president to turn the company into a state-run enterprise was fulfilled. By now Orsha Aircraft Repair Plant has been fully transferred into public ownership. Investment agreements with the previous investors were...
6 November 2018
Modernization of the Vitebsk fur factory is a gift to the community ahead of the 7 November holiday, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he visited the enterprise on 2 November, BelTA has learned. The president, members of the government and other senior officials should show people what was achieved over the past year by 7 November, Alexander Lukashenko said. According to him, after the upgrade the Vitebsk fur factory has become an advanced enterprise, a gift to the community...
28 October 2018
A Confucius Class opened at School No. 44 in Vitebsk on 26 October, BelTA has learned. The class was set up with support of the Chinese Embassy in Belarus and the Beijing-based School of Chinese Language and Literature. The latter was approached directly by the administration of the Vitebsk school. Attending the Confucius Class solemn opening ceremony were representatives of the Chinese Embassy, the School of Chinese Language and Literature, local authorities and Beijing School No. 80...
23 October 2018
Over 60 companies from different countries have applied for the 31st International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) in Vitebsk, Deputy Director General of the Vitebsk Cultural Center Marina Romanovskaya told a press conference on 23 October, BelTA has learned. The IFMC 2018 will take place in Vitebsk on 20-25 November. Its major contest, the international contest of modern choreography, is held in three stages. The first one is the selection of applications by a council of experts...

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