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19 April 2018
MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – In Q1 2018 Belarusian corporations and self-employed businessmen transported 106.1 million tonnes of freight, 109.7% as against January-March 2017, representatives of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus told BelTA. Freight turnover totaled 33.7 billion tonne-kilometers, 6.9% up from the same period of last year. In Q1 2018 some 492.6 million people used passenger transportation services, 98.8% as against the same period of last year. Passenger...
10 April 2018
MINSK, 10 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian migration legislation is aimed at efficient social integration and adaptation of migrants, Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas said while speaking at the general debate on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration at the 51st session of the UN Commission on Population and Development on 9 April, BelTA has learned. “Human migration presents one of today’s greatest modern development...
30 March 2018
Belarusian Education Minister Igor Karpenko and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus Didier Kaness discussed ways to expand practical cooperation between the universities of Belarus and France, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Education Ministry. The sides outlined the top-priority avenues of cooperation in education, among them French classes in Belarusian schools and the expansion of practical cooperation between Belarusian and...
20 March 2018
MINSK, 20 March (BelTA) – The 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Belarusian capital on 25 November. The event will be hosted by Minsk Arena, BelTA informs. The weekly show on Belarus 1 TV channel showcased the forum’s logo and motto which were chosen at an open competition held in late 2017. The contest received more than 300 electronic and mail letters from different countries. The best ideas were submitted to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). As it...
19 April 2018
MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – Representatives of the trade unions and scientific communities from 41 countries will take part in the 2nd international forum “Trade unions and green jobs” in Minsk on 19-20 April, the press service of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus told BelTA. The forum will be attended by delegates from Tajikistan, Austria, Cyprus, Great Britain, Poland, Azerbaijan, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, France and Serbia. The forum is set to examine the issues of...
10 April 2018
MINSK, 10 April (BelTA) – Belarusian and Russian volunteers will exchange experience in the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 under an agreement between the 2019 European Games Directorate and the Russia 2018 Local Organizing Committee, BelTA learned from the press service of the directorate. Fifty Belarusian volunteers are expected to visit the 2018 FIFA World Cup host cities to gain experience in 20 functional fields. The training program will...
30 March 2018
A book of Yanka Kupala’s poem And, Say, Who Goes There? in 100 languages has come out in Minsk, BelTA learned from Vladimir Andriyevich, director of the Petrus Brovka Belorusskaya Encyclopedia publishing house. “The edition can be viewed as an international book as it has united authors, translators, and fans of the Belarusian poetry from different continents,” Vladimir Andriyevich believes. In his words, Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala was the author who had promoted the sense of...
20 March 2018
On 22 March Belarus will mark the 75th anniversary of the Khatyn tragedy. The Nazis destroyed the peaceful Belarusian village of 26 houses killing 149 people, including 75 children under 16, the youngest of whom was only 7 weeks old. The terrible events of the spring 1943 fill the hearts of Belarusians with pain. Belarus will hold a series of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Khatyn tragedy. Come and See war drama screening in Minsk The restored Come and See war drama...

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