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Youth of Vitebsk, Pskov to develop cooperation

VITEBSK, 11 October (BelTA) The youth of Belarus Vitebsk and Russias Pskov have signed an agreement on cooperation, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk Oblast Committee of the BRSM Youth Union.

The agreement on youth cooperation was signed by representatives of the Vitebsk Oblast Committee of the BRSM Youth Union and the Pskov Oblast Organization of the Russian Union of Youth during the 6th Youth Forum of Belarus and Russia Youth for the Union State in Mogilev.


Rosselkhoznadzor lifts ban on imports from Vitebsk Meat Packing Plant

MOSCOW, 26 September (BelTA) The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) lifted the ban on the import of products of Vitebsk Meat Packing Plant to Russia on 26 September, BelTA learned from the website of the Russian food quality watchdog.

Rosselkhoznadzor had scrutinized the materials provided by the Department for Veterinary and Food Control of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry to investigate the reasons for detecting violations of the EAEU and Russian requirements by Vitebsk Meat Packing Plant, the statement reads.

ISS crew hails participants, guests of ASE planetary congress in Minsk

MINSK, 10 September (BelTA) The crew of the International Space Station from the stations orbit above Earth hailed participants and guests of the 31st international planetary congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). The video recording was displayed during the congress opening ceremony in Minsk on 10 September, BelTA has learned.

A kid with eyes looking into outer space as a symbol of the congress and the slogan We create space future are deeply symbolical and reflect the main goals of the professional community of space pilots: to stimulate the interest of the younger generation in education in the area of space flights, technology, engineering, physics, and mathematics, to inspire young people towards constant self-improvement, including for the sake of space exploration, the address says.

Villages in Tolochin District receive BP monitors under EU/UNDP project

VITEBSK DISTRICT, 24 July (BelTA) In Tolochin District 70 remote villages with no rural health posts have received blood pressure monitors under the EU/UNDP project Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus, the coordinator of this local initiative, the chairperson of the Tolochin district organization of the Belaya Rus public association Alla Kravchenko said at the regional conference to discuss the results of the project in Vitebsk Oblast, BelTA has learned.


Harvest season kicks off in Belarus

MINSK, 16 July (BelTA) The harvest season has started in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 16 July, an estimated 124,600 hectares planted with cereals and leguminous crops were harvested, which is 5.9% of the sown area. This years harvest season arrived in Belarus earlier than in the previous year.

Brest Oblast is currently leading having cropped 20.

Journalists from 11 countries to cover Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk

MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) Media personnel from 11 countries have been accredited to work at the 27th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from the Information Ministry.

This year 390 reporters from 126 mass media outlets applied for accreditation.

Among them are 97 people representing 64 foreign mass media outlets from 10 countries, including Russia, Ukraine, China, Israel, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Serbia and the United States.

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.

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