19 April 2017
Vitebsk Oblast plans to export young coniferous trees to Russia's Tver Oblast. Chairman of the Vitebsk Oblast Council of Deputies Vladimir Terentyev told media about the plans of interregional cooperation and mutual interests on 14 April to summarize the results of the oblast administration's representatives' visit to Russia's Tver Oblast, BelTA has learned.
"Tver Oblast is interested in our forest products, in particular in young spruce trees. I plan to meet with the heads of our...
12 April 2017
The first event of the 26th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will take place one day earlier than the previously announced date of 11 July, Alexander Sidorenko, the director of the festival, told the media.
"I would like to announce another big project that will take place at the main venue of the festival. The Summer Amphitheater will host a concert by Honored Artist of Russia Zara on 10 July. The singer will be accompanied by the Presidential...
4 April 2017
Young people from Vitebsk Oblast and Smolensk Oblast will go on four cross-border tours in summer 2017. They will be chosen based on the results of a contest of projects of youth tour routes, BelTA learned from Vyacheslav Khrol, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Vitebsk Oblast Committee of Belarus' BRSM Youth Union.
"Today the contest of cross-border tourist routes 'Union Space' was officially closed. The contest was held as part of the social project 'Union Brotherhood' and aimed to...
27 March 2017
A festival of murals is planned to take place in Vitebsk as part of the 26 th international festival of arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from Belarus Culture Minister Boris Svetlov.
In his words, the idea to decorate the buildings in Chagall's city was among the proposals submitted during the Cultural Initiatives for Belarus contest held in 2016, the Year of Culture in Belarus.
The contest was about brand new ideas, and such included some 30 projects.
20 March 2017
An independent project dedicated to Italian culture and art may become part of the program of the 26th international art festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, BelTA learned from Alexander Sidorenko, director of the forum and President of the World Association of Festivals (WAF), on 16 March.
Alexander Sidorenko said: "We constantly stay in touch with our partners in different countries and with diplomatic missions. A short while ago I met with the ambassador of Italy to Belarus. We...
10 March 2017
An initiative to prevent children injuries has begun in Vitebsk as part of an EU-UN project, BelTA learned from Olga Bizikova, the coordinator of the local initiative, Chairwoman of the Vitebsk District Organization of the Belarusian Society of the Red Cross.
The Vitebsk Oblast Organization of the Belarusian Society of the Red Cross and partnering organizations, which include the Vitebsk Oblast Clinical Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, the Vitebsk Oblast Clinical Center for Children,...
3 March 2017
Belarus' largest power substation Postavy is supposed to start working as part of the national power grid in May, BelTA learned from Yuri Mitkovets, Deputy Director General for Capital Construction of the Vitebsk Oblast electrical company Vitebskenergo.
The construction of Belarus' largest 330kV power substation in Postavy proceeds on schedule. The equipment made mainly in China or in Europe has been fully installed. Only small things still need to be taken care of. Cable lines have been...
21 February 2017
The visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries will help the International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk attract more visitors from different states, BelTA has learned from Alexander Sidorenko, the director of the festival.
"The statistics over recent years show that ticket sales in other countries have been growing. The visa-free entry to our country will help us expand the geography of visitors. We welcome this decision. Our foreign partners often suggested that we...
15 February 2017
New horizons open up in Belarusian-Indian cooperation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Pankaj Saxena said during a meeting with senior officials of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee on 9 February, BelTA has learned.
The diplomat is visiting Vitebsk Oblast these days: on 8 February he went to Orsha and will travel to Novopolotsk on 10 February.
Talking to reporters after the meeting...
31 January 2017
Egypt shows interest in greenhouse vegetable growing, poultry processing and bakery industries in Belarus, Belarus' Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told reporters.
The delegation of the Arab Republic of Egypt arrived in Vitebsk Oblast on a visit on 30 January. The delegation is studying the agricultural potential of Belarus. An exhibition was prepared in Orsha to showcase the products made by the leading agricultural enterprises of Vitebsk Oblast.
"The head of state has...