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Orsha District Executive Committee
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23 July 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed the Law on Introducing Amendments to the Criminal Code, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The new law seeks to improve the criminal legislation taking into consideration implementation practices. It also aims to ensure adequate punishment for certain crimes. Thus, the law reduces mandatory minimum sentencing for illegal drug trade (Article 328 of the Criminal Code). The sentencing range envisaged by Part 2 of...
22 July 2019
Belarusian agrarians have cropped the first million tonnes of grain, Agriculture and Food Minister Anatoly Khotko said on 21 July at a ceremony to honor Gomel Oblast's first crews that harvested 1,000 tonnes of grain, BelTA has learned. The minister noted that as of 21 July, Belarus had harvested over one million tonnes of grain crops. “All regions have embarked on harvesting already. The southern areas, including Brest Oblast, have cleared over 30% of area under crops. Gomel Oblast is...
19 July 2019
Contracts worth at least $550 million will be signed as a result of the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich on 18 July. The senator said: “At least $550 million worth of commercial contracts will be signed. It is truly a serious contribution.” Apart from that, 84 agreements on cooperation, including cooperation in humanitarian affairs, have been signed during...
18 July 2019
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sets great store by Belarus' efforts to strengthen security in the region and the world. He made this statement as he met with Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov in the UN headquarters in New York, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. During the meeting the parties discussed the preparation for the High-Level International Conference “Combating terrorism through innovative...
17 July 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko arrived in the Russian Federation on a working visit. The air force one has landed in the aiport of St. Petersburg, BelTA has learned. In St. Petersburg Aleksandr Lukashenko and Russia President Vladimir Putin will attend the plenary meeting of the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg on 18 July. The heads of state are also planning to hold bilateral talks to discuss the development of trade and economic cooperation between...
16 July 2019
Belarus has started harvesting grain crops, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 16 July, farmers harvested grain and pulse crops from 128,400 hectares, or 5.94% of the total. In terms of the pace of work Brest Oblast is the leader with 51,500 hectares harvested or 15.3% of the target. Gomel Oblast cleared 12.8% of the total (42,500 hectares), Grodno Oblast - 4.11% (13,400 hectares), Minsk Oblast - 2.81% (14,100 hectares), Mogilev Oblast - 1.99% (6,240 hectares)....
15 July 2019
France intends to develop cooperation with Belarus, especially in matters relating to European stability, Ambassador of France to Belarus Didier Canesse said at the ceremony on the occasion of the national holiday - Bastille Day on 12 July, BelTA has learned. “As evidenced by the growing political dialogue, Belarus is a partner whose independence and sovereignty we support and with whom we want to strengthen cooperation, especially in matters relating to European stability,” the...
12 July 2019
The Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk festival has become a celebration of friendship and understanding, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the opening ceremony of the 28th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk on 11 July, BelTA has learned. “At this gala concert I would like to warmly welcome all those who have come to the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar, everyone thanks to whom the city and the entire Belarus literally live...
11 July 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Mongolia President Khaltmaagiin Battulga as the country celebrates National Day Naadam, BelTA learned form the press service of the Belarusian leader. “Recently our countries have visibly stepped up bilateral cooperation in various fields. I am convinced that by joint efforts we will continue to maintain the momentum in the development of the constructive fruitful relations,” the message reads. The head of state wished...
10 July 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko presented shoulder boards to high-ranking officers at the Palace of Independence on 10 July, BelTA informs. In a solemn ceremony major general's shoulder boards were given to Vladislav Budik, head of the 72nd guards united training center of the Armed Forces; Leonid Kasinsky, aide to the defense minister for ideological work in the Armed Forces; Oleg Mishchenko, chief of communications of the Armed Forces – head of the Communications Department of...

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23 July 2019
Tainted Russian oil has been fully removed from the Unecha-Polotsk oil pipeline, BelTA learned from Deputy Director - Chief Engineer at OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba Mikhail Borovoy. “OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba has completed another phase of the roadmap to replace the oil contaminated with organic chlorides in the pipelines on the Belarusian territory for standard-quality oil. The oil not compliant with the quality standards has been pumped from the Unecha-Polotsk 2 pipeline to Russia...
22 July 2019
The Vitebsk branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) has signed cooperation agreements with the Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Kursk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BelTA learned from BelCCI Director General Natalia Vorobyova. The signing ceremony took place following the session of the national business councils arranged by the Belarusian and Russian chambers of commerce and industry on the sidelines of the 6th Forum of Regions of...
15 July 2019
Kazakhstan's Adilkhan Makin won the Grand Prix of the 28th edition of the 2019 Vitebsk Song Contest at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. He received the award at the closing gala concert, BelTA has learned. The signer from Kazakhstan scored 178 points to win the Lira award and the cash prize in the amount of $20,000. George Putkaradze from Georgia and Elay from Israel scored an equal amount of points - 171. However, sharing the First Prize is prohibited, according to the regulations....
12 July 2019
The 28th international festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk receives numerous greetings from foreign heads of state and other high-ranking officials, Honored Artist of Belarus Yelena Spiridovich said at the opening ceremony of the forum, BelTA has learned. The message of greetings from Moldova President Igor Dodon reads that this large-scale forum is very important for the enhancement of humanitarian cooperation as it promotes mutual spiritual enrichment and rapprochement of...
11 July 2019
Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee and Kursk Oblast Administration of Kursk are set to sign an agreement on cooperation in trade, economy, science, social and cultural affairs during the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg, BelTA learned from the economy committee of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee. The Vitebsk Oblast delegation to be led by Governor Nikolai Sherstnev will include heads of the representative and executive authorities, educational and...
10 July 2019
Folk icons created in the 19th – early 20th centuries in the Dnieper River area, Western and Eastern Polesie in southern parts of Belarus have been presented at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA has learned. The exhibition Icon Painting of Belarusian Polesie was solemnly opened in the Old Vitebsk City Hall on 9 July. Representatives of municipal government agencies, the Vitebsk Eparchy of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, residents and guests of Vitebsk took part in the solemn...
8 July 2019
Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia will attend the 28th international art festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk and will present special prizes to participants of the festival, BelTA has learned. According to the press service of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk makes a noticeable contribution to the process of unification of the nations of Belarus and Russia. The Parliamentary...
5 July 2019
About 500 young people from Belarus, Latvia and Russia will gather for the 28th edition of the international youth camp Be-La-Rus 2019 on 25-29 July which is traditionally held near the Mound of Friendship in Verkhnedvinsk District, Secretary of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union Aleksandra Goncharova told BelTA. The motto of this year's forum is Unlock Your SUPERpowers! “Youth is a great driving force. We can unlock our superpowers in sport, art, education, communication, management and,...
4 July 2019
We have achieved our ticket sale target almost 100%, Director of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk Gleb Lapitsky told the media, BelTA has learned. “Our box office plan has been implemented almost in full. We have launched an active advertising campaign, direct online sales to EU countriesnd all kinds of marketing events and discount promotions,” Gleb Lapitsky noted. Geography of ticket sales is broad: Switzerland, Israel, Guinea, the United States...
1 July 2019
The exhibition “White, red, black: Color symbolism in traditional culture” will be presented in the Vitebsk Town Hall during the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk on 10 July, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk Regional Local Lore Museum. In today's society there are a lot of color meanings that can tell a lot about the world and people, their status, mood and even profession. For example, people often wear black for mourning, use a pink ribbon for a baby girl...

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