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Prastora Urban Art Forum to take place in Vitebsk on 22-24 June

VITEBSK, 13 June (BelTA) Prastora Urban Art Forum will take place in Vitebsk on 22-24 June during the City Day celebrations, head of the Center for Urban Projects and Initiatives Prastora Oksana Kuzina told BelTA.

The centerpiece of the forum will be a Smart City hackathon that will bring together IT specialists, designers, urban specialists and environmentalists. The smart city concept seeks to create new jobs and caters to the needs of local residents and visitors.


Indian businessmen praise investment potential of Belarusian special economic zone Bremino-Orsha

VITEBSK, 5 June (BelTA) Indian businessmen think highly of the investment potential of the multimodal industrial and logistics complex Bremino-Orsha in the town of Bolbasovo, Orsha District, Vitebsk Oblast. Members of the Indian delegation shared their views with mass media after visiting the construction site, BelTA has learned.

Ambassador of India to Belarus Sangeeta Bahadur noted: The site is well-positioned from the point of view of logistics.

Estonias Kohtla-Jarve seeks closer ties with Vitebsk Oblast

VITEBSK, 21 May (BelTA) Estonian town of Kohtla-Jarve would like to establish contacts with Vitebsk Oblast, Kohtla-Jarve Mayor Ljudmila Janchenko said as she met with Vitebsk Oblast officials at the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee, BelTA has learnt.

In my view, the most promising areas of cooperation between our regions include culture and education.


Chagalls, European avant-garde artists works on display in Vitebsk

VITEBSK, 28 April (BelTA) The exposition titled as Marc Chagall and Artists of the European Avant-Garde Movement has opened in the Marc Chagall Art Center in Vitebsk, BelTA has learned.

The exposition includes over 100 color and white-and-black lithographs and woodblock prints. The exposition is divided into two parts. The first floor is dedicated to Marc Chagalls lithographs and the second one to works by the artists of the European avant-garde movement, namely Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger, Alberto Giacometti, Antoni Tapies and others.

Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to host Vologda lace expo

TVER OBLAST, 19 April (BelTA) The world famous Vologda lace may go on display during the Day of the Belarus-Russia Union State during the Slavianski Bazaar festival in Vitebsk, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota told the media, BelTA has learned.

Plans are in place to organize a workshop in lace making by Vologda lace masters and to arrange a catwalk show of the apparel made from Vologda lace and Orsha linen fabrics.

Minister: Belarusian society demands amendments to Law on Mass Media

MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) Amendments to the Law on Mass Media are required by the Belarusian society, Belarus Information Minister Alexander Karlyukevich said in an interview to the STV TV channel on 8 April, BelTA has learned.

The minister drew attention to the fact that the public had repeatedly spoken out about the unlawful nature of numerous information messages posted on the internet.


Belarus, St Petersburg secure food export deal for 2018

An agreement on the volume of Belarusian food exports St Petersburg in 2018 was signed at the 10th session of the Belarus-St Petersburg Business Cooperation Council attended by Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov on 28 March, BelTA informs.

The sides signed a roadmap of cooperation in science and technology between the educational and scientific institutions of Belarus and St Petersburg for 2018-201, a memorandum of cooperation between the healthcare committees of Minsk and St Petersburg, and an agreement on cooperation between the Ushachi District Executive Committee (Vitebsk Oblast) and the town of Sestroretsk.


Tentative plans to open two Belarusian-Indian joint ventures by year end to make medications

MINSK, 20 March (BelTA) Two Belarusian-Indian joint ventures to make medications may be opened by the end of the year, BelTA learned from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Pankaj Saxena.

According to the diplomat, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry of Belarus and India have been able to set up joint ventures to make medications that will sell well in Belarus and other Eurasian Economic Union member states.


Voting at Russian presidential elections in 13 cities of Belarus

MOSCOW, 16 March (BelTA) Voting at the presidential elections in Russia will be available in 13 cities of Belarus, BelTA learned from the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.

Polling stations have been set up in Minsk and all the Belarusian oblast centers: Brest, Grodno, Vitebsk, Gomel, and Mogilev.

There will be also possible to cast votes in Bobruisk, Borisov, Baranovichi, Polotsk, Orsha, Ostrovets and Kletsk.


Chinese billionaire plans to set up car rental system for public use in Belarus

MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) Director General of Guangzhou Xinjinlai Import and Export Trade, billionaire Wang Enpei plans to launch a project Cars for Public Use in Belarus. A Chinese delegation led by Wang Enpei is in Belarus on a visit from 11 to 16 March, BelTA learned from the website of Belarus National Agency of Investment and Privatization.

The project is meant to form a car rental system for public use.

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