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Vitebsk to host Belarusian-Lithuanian economic forum
The preparations for the Belarusian-Lithuanian economic forum were discussed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the Republic of Lithuania Alexander Korol and Lithuanian Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevicius during a meeting on 13 February, BelTA learned from the press service the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. The parties discussed the topical issues of the Belarusian-Lithuanian relations in trade and economy and outlined the priorities for...
Russian-Belarusian youth creative project gets in motion in Vitebsk
The Russian-Belarusian youth creative project "In Motion" got underway in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk regional committee of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union. 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 master Anatoly Kalayev. Experts of the Open Dialogue discussion platform are youth leaders of Vitebsk Oblast of Belarus and Russia's Smolensk Oblast. It...
Ticket sales for 2018 Slavianski Bazaar to start on 23 February
The ticket sales for the festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will start on 23 February, Director General of the Vitebsk cultural center, the festival director Alexander Sidorenko told the first press conference dedicated to the 27th edition of the festival, BelTA has learned. The tickets will go on sale in three phases. The first one will begin on 23 February. The visitors will be able to purchase tickets for solo concerts at the Summer Amphitheater, the opening and closing...
Ambassador: Interregional cooperation between Poland and Vitebsk Oblast gaining momentum
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, BelTA has learned. According to the diplomat, the relations between Poland and Vitebsk Oblast have been particularly effective and fruitful the past two years. "Twinning relationship have been established between our regions. We have...
Vitebsk plans to twin with Lublin, Kosice in 2018
Vitebsk plans to establish twinning relations and sign cooperation agreements with the cities of Lublin (Poland) and Kosice (Slovakia) in 2018, Vitebsk Mayor Viktor Nikolaikin said during the session of the Vitebsk City Council of Deputies, BelTA has learned. "Now we are in the middle of concluding the agreements on establishing twinning relations with Kosice and Lublin and are working on the possibility of signing similar documents with the Estonian Tartu and Lithuanian Panevezys,"...
Belarus, Drex Food Group to set up dairy farms in Vitebsk Oblast
Belarus and China's Drex Food Group intend to sign a $250 million investment agreement by the 2017 year end to establish dairy farms in Vitebsk Oblast. The matter was discussed during the visit of Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats to China, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in China. After official meetings in Beijing, the Belarusian delegation held an agricultural forum Made in Belarus, which brought together Belarus' leading companies. Following the...
Art experts from Russia, Latvia to attend Sollertinsky festival scientific readings in Vitebsk
Art experts from Belarus, Russia and Latvia will participate in the scientific readings to be held as part of the 29th installment of the Ivan Sollertinsky International Music Festival in Vitebsk, Director of the Research Department of the Belarusian State Academy of Music Nelly Matsaberidze, the organizer of the 19th scientific readings, told a press briefing on 7 December, BelTA has learned. The central theme of the two-day readings that opened on 7 December is the personality of Ivan...
New company in FEZ Vitebsk to make light aircraft
OOO Grand Mercury-CX has been registered as a new resident company in the free economic zone (FEZ) Vitebsk. The company intends to start manufacturing light aircraft, BelTA learned from the head of the FEZ Vitebsk administration Sergei Yurkevich. The Belarusian-Russian joint venture intends to start making the multipurpose light aircraft Mercury in a FEZ Vitebsk sector in a Vitebsk city suburb. Over $7 million will be invested in the project. Over 100 jobs are supposed to be created. The...
Belarusians awarded for saving Jews during World War 2
A ceremony to bestow certificates of merit and medals upon the Belarusians, who are deemed Righteous Among the Nations, took place in Sharkovshchina, Vitebsk Oblast on 28 November. Ambassador of Israel to Belarus Alon Shoham took part in the ceremony, representatives of the Sharkovshchina District administration told BelTA. The Israeli diplomat awarded special certificates of merit and medals to representatives of five families, whose ancestors saved Jews from elimination during World...
IFMC in Vitebsk turns into Belarus' trademark
Over 30 years the International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) in Vitebsk has become Belarus' cultural trademark, Belarus' Culture Minister Yuri Bondar said at the closing ceremony of the festival, BelTA has learned. "Over its 30 years of existence the festival has turned into a cultural trademark of not only Vitebsk but also the whole country. Today, the festival is well-known outside Belarus, is recognized by the world's choreography community, sets trends in modern...
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