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Contest for best translation of Bogdanovich's Distiches to kick off in Belarus
The contest for the best translation from Russian into Belarusian of the never-before-seen poem Distiches by Maxim Bogdanovich will kick off on 18 January, BelTA has learned. The contest is arranged by the Union State Standing Committee, BelTA News Agency, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature (its branch Maxim Bogdanovich Literary Museum), and the Union of Writers of Belarus. To apply,...
Lukashenko: People working for the country's glory are the key treasure of Belarus
The key treasure of the Belarusian state is the people, who augment the country's glory with their talents, creativity, and hard work. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the ceremony held on 9 January to bestow For Spiritual Revival prizes, special prizes, and Belarusian Sport Olympus prizes, BelTA has learned. Alexander Lukashenko said: "We will always treat our cultural legacy with care. But the key treasure of the state is you, the people who augment its...
Lukashenko partakes in New Year charity event for children
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...
EU4Youth project launched in Belarus
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...
Children's charity campaign gets underway in Belarus
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...
About 1,100 foreign nationals apply for Belarusian citizenship in 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...
Belarusians to need mobile phone numbers to leave comments on Internet
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...
Voting underway for Belarus' best tourism brand concept
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...
Belarus president makes new appointments
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...
Lukashenko emphasizes people's role in maintaining order, developing communities
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...
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