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Zapad 2017 army exercise to complete on 20 September

MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) - The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 is nearing completion, BelTA has learned.

The focus of the final day, 20 September, will be on the 227th combined arms exercise area (Borisovsky). President of Belarus and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is expected to watch a major episode of the ongoing army exercise.

Minsk hosting Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum

MINSK, 14 September (BelTA) The 9th edition of the Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum kicks off in Minsk on 14 September, BelTA learned from the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee.

The event will be held as part of the visit of a delegation of Pomorskie Province of Poland to Minsk Oblast. The forum will be preceded by a meeting of the Polish delegation with representatives of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee.

Vitebsk school to launch Polish language program

VITEBSK, 31 August (BelTA) Vitebsk school students will start learning Polish. The first Polish language classroom is going to open in Vitebsk Secondary School No. 22 on 1 September, BelTA learned from the schools principal Yelena Novik.

The classroom is fitted with an AV system and study materials. The lessons will be extracurricular and will be held in the afternoon. A survey has shown that almost one-third of our students from first- to eleventh-graders show interest in studying Polish, Yelena Novik said.

Belarus harvests over 5m tonnes of grain

MINSK, 14 August (BelTA) - Belarusian agrarians have already cropped more than 5 million tonnes of grain, BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 14 August, Belarus grain harvest exceeded 5 million tonnes. Brest Oblast harvested 1,131.6 tonnes, Minsk Oblast 1,211.6 tonnes. Gomel Oblast and Grodno Oblast cropped 768,500 and 897,600 tonnes each. The harvest of Mogilev Oblast reached 654,900 tonnes, Vitebsk Oblast 407,900 tonnes.

Belarus harvests 2 million tonnes of grain

MINSK, 7 August (BelTA) - Belarusian agrarians have already cropped over 2 million tonnes of grain, BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 6 August, Belarus grain harvest exceeded 2.1 million tonnes. Brest Oblast harvested 684,700 tonnes, Gomel Oblast 480,800 tonnes. Minsk Oblast and Mogilev Oblast cropped 427,400 and 185,900 tonnes each. The harvest of Grodno Oblast reached 356,300 tonnes, Vitebsk Oblast 54,100 tonnes.

Russia's Volgograd Oblast shows interest in cooperation with Belarusian companies

VITEBSK, 3 August (BelTA) Russia's Volgograd Oblast is interested in developing cooperation with Belarusian companies, Head of the Volgograd Oblast Export Promotion Center Viktoriya Afanasova, who has arrived in Vitebsk as part of the business delegation, told the media on 3 August, BelTA has learned.

Representatives of small and medium-sized business of Volgograd Oblast have already spent three days in Belarus.

Belarus-Latvia-Russia summer camp to run in Vitebsk Oblast 27-30 July
VITEBSK, 25 July (BelTA) The 26th international summer camp Be-La-Rus 2017 will host Belarusian, Latvian, and Russian young people in Verkhnedvinsk District, Vitebsk Oblast from 27 to 30 July. This year the forums motto is 25 years together towards the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk Oblast Committee of the BRSM Youth Union.

The camp will be traditionally organized at the tripoint between Belarus, Russia, and Latvia to bring together their enterprising, athletic, and gifted youth.


Belarus, Ukraine tie at Vitebsk 2017 song contest

VITEBSK, 18 July (BelTA) Yegor Sharankov (Belarus) and Vlad Sytnik (Ukraine) were tied on points at the end of the two-day final of the 26th International Song Contest Vitebsk 2017, BelTA has learned.

At the end of the first day, the Ukrainian had one point more than his Belarusian rival. Lilia Veltman (Russia) and Nevena Bozhovic (Serbia) also made it to the top four. Their second performance that featured an international hit song was less successful, however.


International Childrens Song Contest Vitebsk 2017 kicks off 11 July

VITEBSK, 11 July (BelTA) The 15th International Childrens Song Contest Vitebsk 2017 kicks off at the Slavianski Bazaar festival of arts on 11 July with the young artists performing national hits, BelTA learned.

The highlight of the day at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will be the first on-stage appearance of the participants of the 15th International Children Song Contest Vitebsk 2017.

Lukashenko updated on development of agriculture, Orsha District

MINSK, 26 June (BelTA) Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Viktor Sheiman to receive his report on 26 June, BelTA has learned.

The meeting focused on the development of agribusiness within the framework of the Property Management Directorate, establishment of new production facilities, the situation at a number of enterprises in Orsha District.

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