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02/20/2018 20:45Elections to local Councils of Deputies held in Belarus    ( TVR )
Residents of the Vitebsk region were the most active voters. The presence of foreign observers in local elections is not necessary. Nevertheless, the CEC has registered all 46 people who expressed the desire to be observers at the elections: they are mostly employees of embassies working in Belarus.
02/20/2018 04:45100 km ski race timed to February 23 starts in Vitebsk Region    ( TVR )
In honor of the Day of Fatherland Defenders and the Armed Forces of Belarus century a 100km race started. During the ski journey, paratroopers will lay flowers to the monuments and war graves. The main purpose of this event is to pay respect to the Defenders of all generations. The event brings ...
02/19/2018 12:45Belarus Wants More Regional Investment    (Belarus News (BelTA))
Voter turnout past 70% in Belarus as of 18:00 - Belarus News (BelTA)
02/18/2018 20:45Voter turnout past 55% in Belarus as of 14:00    (Belarus News (BelTA))
Voter turnout past 45% in Belarus as of 12:00 - Belarus News (BelTA)
02/16/2018 20:45Early voting turnout at 19% in Belarus as of 15 February    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
On 13-15 February, 16.27% of eligible voters cast their early voting ballots in Brest Oblast, 19.67% in Vitebsk Oblast, 19.49% in Gomel Oblast, 16.81% in Grodno Oblast, 19.56% in Minsk Oblast, 20% in Mogilev Oblast and 18.92% in the city of Minsk. The polls for the early voting opened on 13 February.
02/16/2018 20:45Vitebsk commemorates Afghan war soldiers    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
15 February marks the Remembrance Day of Internationalist Soldiers and the 29th anniversary of the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan. A ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths at the Pain monument and a meeting was held in Vitebsk with the participation of the regional and city authorities, ...
02/15/2018 12:45Early voting turnout at 11% in Belarus    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
... (BelTA) - Early voting turnout for the 18 February local elections in Belarus has reached 11.06%, BelTA learned from the Central Election Commission of Belarus. On 13-14 February, 9.33% of eligible voters took advantage of early voting in Brest Oblast, with 11.36% early votes cast in Vitebsk Oblast.
02/14/2018 20:454.44% of votes cast on first day of early voting in Belarus    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
BelTA learned from the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus. 3.4% of eligible voters took advantage of early voting in Brest Oblast, with 4.73% early votes cast in Vitebsk Oblast, 4.18% in Gomel Oblast, 3.86% in Grodno Oblast, 4.09% in Minsk Oblast and 4.68% in Mogilev Oblast. The turnout in ...
02/12/2018 04:45Author Michael Dean's new book The White Crucifixion    ( Echo )
Born in Vitebsk in present day Belarus, through his lifetime he was caught up in Nazi Europe and Communist Russia. “As I started writing the book,” Michael says, “it became clear I needed to widen it up to include the people Chagall painted. He said he wanted to keep the Jews safe but what he actually ...
02/10/2018 04:45Belarus' Red Cross issues vouchers to Ukrainian resettlers    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
Among the regions the assistance is distributed depending on the needs: 1,068 vouchers will be issued in Gomel Oblast, 972 in Mogilev Oblast, 510 in Minsk Oblast, 405 in Brest Oblast, 324 in Vitebsk Oblast and 246 in Grodno Oblast. In the capital city, they will be given to 135 resettlers. Eligible for this ...
02/08/2018 20:45Russian-Belarusian youth creative project gets in motion in Vitebsk    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
The project will start with the “Open Dialogue” to discuss “The youth of the two countries is the art without borders” and a dance master class in reggaeton from Russian dancer Anatoly Kalayev. Experts of the Open Dialogue discussion platform are youth leaders of Vitebsk Oblast of Belarus and Russia's ...
02/04/2018 04:45Mogilev and Vitebsk regions celebrate their 80th anniversaries    ( TVR )
By Andrei Yastrebov: Two regions of Belarus receive congratulations today in honor of the 80th anniversary of their foundation – Mogilev and Vitebsk regions. The two regions have gone a long way of becoming – from the ruins and ashes that the towns and villages were left in after the Great Patriotic ...
01/25/2018 20:45Ambassador: Interregional cooperation between Poland and Vitebsk Oblast gaining momentum    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
VITEBSK, 25 January (BelTA) - Interregional cooperation between Poland and Vitebsk Oblast has been gaining momentum, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to Belarus Konrad Pawlik said as he met with Chairman of the Vitebsk Oblast Council of Deputies Vladimir Terentyev, ...
01/25/2018 04:45National identity is an important factor of Belarus' independence    (Belarus News (BelTA))
EBRD may launch project to improve governance of SOEs in Belarus - Belarus News (BelTA)
01/23/2018 20:55Meer Axelrod's exhibition in memory of Holocaust victims to open in Vitebsk on 25 January    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
VITEBSK, 23 January (BelTA) – An exhibition “The Nazi occupation in the graphic works by Meer Axelrod" will open at the Marc Chagall Art Center on 25 ... The exhibition is a joint project of the Vitebsk museum, Israeli political expert Ilia Vasiliev, Alexander Pechersky Fund and Vellum gallery (Moscow).
01/16/2018 12:45Four anniversaries celebrated in Belarus    ( TVR )
On January 15, 1938, after the administrative reform, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Gomel and Minsk regions were formed. The large-scale events are held today in the center of the country. Minsk Region is the largest region of the country, which produces a quarter of all agricultural products, and BelAZ trucks, ...
01/16/2018 12:45Opinion: Belarus and Slovakia are making use of all possible tools for collaboration    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) - Belarus and Slovakia are making use of all the possible collaboration tools, including consultations between the foreign ministries, meetings of the intergovernmental commission and working groups, Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko said as he ...
01/10/2018 12:45Column: Communities should look at more gardening space for public    ( Lake Cowichan Gazette )
In Vitebsk, Belarus, my son-in-law's former home, every family has an allotment garden just outside of town on which they grow most of their food. They can build summer shelters and some have chickens, as do many allotment holders in Britain. Remember when people in Sarajevo endured fighting in ...
01/05/2018 21:40Belarus cleared to sell meat to China    ( )
According to the investment agreement concluded together with the meat deal, DRex Food Group Co has also pledged to build a livestock farm in Vitebsk Oblast, designed for 50,000 head of cattle, with the total investment value of the project expected to be around US$400m. Belarus has become the ...
01/04/2018 12:45Two garment factories to open in Mogilev Oblast in Q1 2018    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
The enterprise has been working in Belarus since 2006. Since then it has set up three manufacturing wings where 236 seamers work now, creating a total of 360 jobs. The enterprise makes about 250,000 garments per month. Sharm Premyer's branch in Vitebsk started working in December 2017.


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