Around 150,000 tickets sold for Minsk European Games
About 150,000 tickets have been sold for the 2nd European Games, BelTA learned from the press service of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC). Athletics, sambo, karate, rhythmic gymnastics, boxing, archery, beach soccer, rowing, basketball and shooting are most popular with fans. The countries that have bought the most tickets so far, except for Belarus, are Russia, Ireland, Latvia, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. Official representative of the...
CIS defense ministers to discuss joint air defense exercise plans
A session of the CIS Defense Ministers Council will take place in the Russian city of Anapa on 5 June. The defense ministers of the CIS states will discuss the forthcoming CIS air defense exercise Combat Commonwealth 2019 among other things, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee told BelTA. There are over 20 items on the agenda. The defense ministers are going to discuss the military political situation in the world and its effect on the state of security of the CIS states,...
Belarus unveils more tidbits about European Games medals
CEO of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) George Katulin spoke about the design and composition of the medals of the upcoming sports festival in an interview with the ONT TV channel on 26 May, BelTA has learned. “The gold medal looks traditional as it is a classic circle. Everything else is the result of a huge collective effort. The design embodies the main idea of the European Games: making your dream come true or, figuratively speaking, finding your magical fern...
Belarus, Russia review approaches to exchange of information on migration
The Ministries of Interior Affairs of Belarus and Russia have reviewed the approaches to the exchange of information on refugees and asylum-seekers, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Russia’s Tula played host to a meeting of the interstate interagency working group to develop recommendations on the concerted migration policy. On behalf of Belarus the meeting was attended by Deputy Interior Affairs Minister Nikolai Melchenko, on Russia’s behalf by First Deputy...
Belarus president receives Victory Day greetings from foreign leaders
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has received congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War from foreign leaders and heads of international organizations, BelTA learned from the presidential press service. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first to extend Victory Day greetings to the Belarusian leader. Vladimir Putin said that “by marking Victory Day, we celebrate the unrivaled heroism of our compatriots who...
Lukashenko lights candle at Church of Nativity to mark Easter
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko lit a candle at the Chruch of the Nativity of Christ in the agro-town of Ostroshitsy, Logoisk District to mark Easter on 28 April, BelTA has learned. The head of state was welcomed at the church by archpriest Aleksandr Zimnitsky. The president lit a candle and extended Easter greetings to churchgoers. Aleksandr Lukashenko usually visits small churches outside the Belarusian capital on Easter. “On this day I visit small villages. I have already...
Over 20 large innovative facilities to open in Belarus in 2019
Plans are in place to set up over 20 large innovative manufacturing facilities in Belarus in 2019, Chairman of the Belarusian State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus Aleksandr Shumilin told journalists. “We are planning to open more than 20 new manufactures. This number includes only large enterprises. It would be much higher if we added small and medium-size ones,” Aleksandr Shumilin said. He added that Belarus has witnessed robust development of small innovative...
Ambassador talks about promising areas of Belarus-Turkey cooperation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Turkey Andrei Savinykh talked about the promising areas of cooperation between Belarus and Turkey in an interview to the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned. Over the past 4-5 years, the trade between the two countries has significantly increased. Now it reaches almost $1 billion. The prospects for bilateral relations still remain hugely untapped. “Belarus and Turkey pay special attention to industrial development, as...
Lukashenko: True integration can help Belarus, Russia withstand global competition
Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko addressed Belarusians and Russians on the occasion of the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. “The Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia symbolizes unwavering commitment of our countries to long-standing friendship and common spiritual values. The inseparable heritage of the past,...
Eleven Belarusian companies to supply components to John Deere enterprises
Eleven Belarusian companies will supply components to the German concern John Deere, which makes agricultural machines, the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission told BelTA. Eleven Belarusian companies and three Kazakhstani ones are part of the pilot project to supply components to assembly lines of the world’s top agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere. The relevant agreement was reached as a delegation of the Eurasian Economic Commission visited a John Deere...
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