Medieval sword found in Belarus’ Bobruisk
A medieval sword was discovered on the bank of the Berezina river in the city of Bobruisk, senior researcher of the Bobruisk Local History Museum Inna Ovseichik told BelTA. “Such swords were in use during the High Middle Ages – from the second half of the 11th century to the end of the 13th century. Such swords were previously unearthed in Grodno and Novogrudok. All in all, there are seven swords of this period in the country. This is the first one to be found in Mogilev Oblast,”...
PM: Situation in Belarus’ economy manageable in Q1 despite external shocks
The situation in the economy in the first quarter of 2020 was manageable, despite external shocks, Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said at a meeting of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers to examine the country’s social and economic performance in the first quarter, BelTA has learned. “In the first quarter, the economy was affected by a number of foreign economic shocks. The tax maneuver and the absence of oil supplies agreements with Russia significantly complicated the...
Mogilev History Museum to host Victory’s 75th Anniversary interactive exhibition
The Mogilev History Museum will host an interactive exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, BelTA learned from the museum. The exhibition will feature works of famous Mogilev photographers depicting the celebrations of the Victory Day in Mogilev over the past decades. The exposition boasts works of 12 photographers, including Gennady Karchevsky, Aleksandr Litin, Irina Savosina, Nikolai Titov, Anatoly Tolkachev, and Miron Shchudlo. Assisting...
Plans to harvest over 8m tonnes of grain in Belarus in 2020
Plans are in place to harvest over 8 million tonnes of grain in Belarus in 2020, the press service of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA. This year Belarusian agricultural enterprises and individual farmers are expected to secure an output growth rate of 105.4%. The output growth rate of the crop farming branch is expected to go as high as 107.7%. Belarus intends to harvest at least 8.1 million tonnes of grain, 4.9 million tonnes of sugar beet, 0.6 million...
Progress of early spring crops planting campaign in Belarus at nearly 90%
Early spring grain crops and leguminous crops have been planted on the areas of 767,600ha, which makes 89.2% of the target, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA. Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Mogilev Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Grodno Oblast have already finished planting early spring crops. Progress is at 54.9% in Vitebsk Oblast. This year these crops will occupy 860,900 hectares in the country. Belarusian farmers have sown 36,300ha of land (72.2% of the target) with...
Springtime sowing in full swing in Belarus
The sowing of early cereal and leguminous crops (except for maize, buckwheat and millet) has got into full swing in Belarus, with 46.9% of the allocated areas planted, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 3 April, some 406.500 hectares were planted with cereal and leguminous crops. The fieldwork in the southern regions had begun earlier. Gomel Oblast has already completed its early spring sowing campaign. Some 95.4% of areas have been sown in Brest Oblast, 61.3% in...
Belarus’ Bobruisk Biotechnology Plant almost triples antiseptics output in early 2020
Bobruisk Biotechnology Plant has almost tripled the output of antiseptics since the beginning of the year, having produced around 53,000 bottles, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Kazusenok, the deputy director for ideology, personnel, and general matters at Bobruisk Biotechnology Plant. “In the wake of the current epidemiological situation and high demand for medical products we have ramped up the output of antiseptics almost by three times, with 3,000 items produced daily. In 2019, the...
WHO verifies Belarus’ coronavirus test results
A reference laboratory of the World Health Organization has verified the results of laboratory tests for COVID-19 conducted in Belarus, Natalya Zhukova, Deputy Health Minister - Chief Public Health Inspector of Belarus, has told a BelTA reporter. “We sent samples that tested positive and negative to one of the WHO reference laboratories located in Germany. We have received an official response that said that the test results of our laboratories absolutely match the verified results....
М.@rt.kontakt festival in Mogilev canceled over coronavirus
The international youth theater festival М.@rt.kontakt in Mogilev will not take place this year due to coronavirus fears, head of the cultural department of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee Oleg Stelmashok told a press conference held on 10 March to discuss the epidemiological situation in the country, BelTA has learned. "The decision was made by the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee and the organizing committee of the festival due to the fact that coronavirus outbreaks had been...
Belarus plans to implement smart city concept in ten cities in 2020
Belarus plans to implement the smart city concept in ten cities, Elena Shorr, the deputy head of the department for state-run ICT projects and procurement at the Belarusian Communications and Informatization Ministry, said at the forum "Smart sustainable cities: from concept to implementation" on 3 March, BelTA has learned. "The government set the task to start targeted digitalization, because it is impossible to do it throughout the country at one stroke. We started with the pilot...
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