Ushachi Regional Executive Committee
Culture and Mass Media
Physical education and sports
Culture and Mass Media
Physical education and sports
Belarus may expand list of countries for visa-free travel
The list of the countries whose citizens are eligible to enter Belarus visa-free for a period of up to five days may be extended, Igor Fisenko, Head of the Central Consular Office of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a press briefing at BelTA's press center on 10 January. The list currently features 80 countries, and so far there are no plans to extend it. Still, Igor Fisenko noted that the practice may be further developed based on the results of the implementation of the...
New Year Address from Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
Another year of the 3rd millennium passes into history. The year was complicated, bright and eventful. For some people 2016 was a sad and sorrowful year because of the loss of a family member or a friend, some people might have failed to achieve their goals. Others had to deal with family or professional issues. But I am convinced that 2016 was a joyful and happy year for the majority of people. It was a good year because they loved, had fun at weddings starting a new life, smiled...
Year of Culture in Belarus: Top 10 Initiatives
The main idea of the Year of Culture in the outgoing 2016 was the promotion of culture in the broadest sense. A number of new projects and initiatives in the field of culture were characterized by an innovative approach. Let's recall some of them. 1. Launch of several contests The contest "Man of the Year of Culture" will determine the best professionals in the field of culture. The Bela-thon competition is aimed at developing and popularizing the best traditions of the Belarusian...
Christmas charity book ball hailed as great project of Our Children campaign in Belarus
The Christmas Charity Book Ball has become a good tradition, Belarus' Information Minister Lilia Ananich said at the opening of the book auction on 21 December, BelTA has learned. According to the minister, the project is an integral part of the nationwide charity campaign Our Children, which is held every year in the run-up to the New Year. The Christmas book ball traditionally features the best samples of the national publishing industry. It is all the more important to see Belarusian...
Belarusian government passes work plan for H1 2017
The plan to guide the operation of the Council of Ministers and the Presidium of the Council of Ministers of Belarus in H1 2017 has been adopted, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian government. The decision is laid down by the Council of Ministers' executive order No. 1010 of 9 December 2016. In particular, sessions of the Council of Ministers will be held to review results of Belarus' social and economic development in 2016 and in January-March 2017. Sessions of the...
Belarusian Interior Ministry to start developing national migration policy concept in 2017
The Belarusian Interior Ministry intends to start working out a national migration policy concept in 2017, BelTA learned from the Ministry's website. An international meeting of experts is scheduled to take place in Minsk on 7-8 December to discuss migration and shelter matters. As the agency in charge of coordinating the operation of government agencies in migration affairs the Belarusian Interior Ministry intends to start working out the concept of the national migration policy in...
Belarus to host 2019 European Spochan Championship
Belarus will host the European Sports Chanbara Championship in 2019, Chairman of the Belarusian Spochan Federation, head coach of the Belarusian national sports chanbara team Andrei Kalistov told BelTA. "The 42nd World Sports Chanbara Championship in Tokyo gathered 1,500 athletes from 26 countries. It was the first world-level event that Belarus took part in. Maria Tatarinova won the 5Q Kodachi (short sword) silver. The schedule of the forthcoming tournaments was revised at the...
Export development project office established in Belarus
A project office has been established in Belarus for the purpose of developing the country's export. The relevant decision is stipulated by the prime minister's executive order No. 505p of 21 November 2016, the press service of the Belarusian government told BelTA. The project office has been established to improve the financial and legal base for developing Belarus-Russia foreign trade, including with third countries. The office will be run by First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus...
Organic food law expected to come into force in Belarus in 2017
A law on organic food may come into force in Belarus in 2017, BelTA learned from Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats on 15 November. The law may start working in November 2017, said the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister. The official explained that plans had been made to determine the term "organic food". "We have to decide what organic food is. We should decide whether the term applies to meat products or agricultural products and we should extend state...
Belarus eager to export some 300,000t of potatoes in 2016
Belarus intends to export about 300,000 tonnes of potatoes in 2016. The plans were released by Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun after the solemn opening ceremony of the international wholesale food trade expo Prodexpo 2016 on 8 November, BelTA has learned. According to the official, Belarus has spare potatoes to export. In 2015 Belarusian farmers exported about 300,000 tonnes. So far this year Belarus has exported 240,000-260,000 tonnes of potatoes. This...