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IFMC in Vitebsk turns into Belarus trademark

VITEBSK, 21 November (BelTA) 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 worlds choreography community, sets trends in modern choreography, Yuri Bondar stressed.

Main work to upgrade Orsha District enterprises to begin in 2018

ORSHA, 9 November (BelTA) The main work to upgrade Orsha District enterprises will begin in 2018, BelTA learned from Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov, who was in Vitebsk Oblast on 9 November on a working trip.

Andrei Kobyakov visited key industrial enterprises in Orsha District to see how the head of states instructions to develop them were being fulfilled. I cannot say the enterprises are making huge steps forward.


Belarus wins 15 medals at European Spochan Championship in Italy

MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) The Belarusian spochan team won 15 medals at the 10th European Spochan Championship in Rome, Italy, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Belarusian Spochan Federation Andrei Kalistov.

Dmitry Vasilchuk from Belarus Vitebsk topped the individual standings. Seven silver medals were brought to Belarus by Maksim Rishko (Vitebsk), Vladimir Sholokhov (Brest), Maria Tatarinova (two medals), Milana Stegantseva, Sofia Dubchinskaya (all Vitebsk)

The Belarusian womens team finished second in the team competitions, falling to Italy in the final.

Ballet National de Marseille to wrap up IFMC 2017 in Vitebsk

VITEBSK, 31 October (BelTA) - The International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) in Vitebsk will wrap up with a performance by the Ballet National de Marseille, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk cultural center.

The 2017 IFMC will take place from 15 to 19 November. Some amendments have been made to the forums announced program for technical reasons. For instance, Sergei Smirnovs Eccentric Ballet, a four-time winner of Russias national theater award The Golden Mask, is to replace the Czech dance company VerTeDance with a dance show Songs of the Last Grass.


Ilya Lukovets of Novopolotsk wins bodybuilding championships in Russia

VITEBSK, 24 October (BelTA) A rescuer from Novopolotsk won the bodybuilding championship in Russia, BelTA learned the website of the Belarus Emergencies Ministry.

Warrant officer Ilya Lukovets, a worker of the firefighting rescue team of the Vitebsk Oblast Department of the Emergencies Ministry, won the bodybuilding and fitness championships in Russia. The competitions were held in Astrakhan.


Five agreements on cooperation signed at Vitebsk international business conference

VITEBSK, 18 July (BelTA) Five agreements on cooperation between cities and regions of Vitebsk Oblast and Russia, and also regional business associations were signed at the international business conference "Innovations A Way to Successful Integration" that opened in Vitebsk on 17 July, BelTA has learned.

The agreements on partnership were concluded between Novopolotsk and Buzuluk (Orenburg Oblast), Chashniki District and Buzuluk District, the deputy corps of Vitebsk District and Ivanovo District and also the Vitebsk Oblast Union of Entrepreneurs and the Orenburg Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Preparations in progress for major radiation accident response exercise in Belarus

MINSK, 11 October (BelTA) Practical actions of the command staff exercise on responding to radiation accidents will take place in over 20 districts and at two border checkpoints in Belarus, representatives of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry told BelTA.

A radiation accident response in Brest Oblast will be practiced in Luninets District, Brest District, and at a border checkpoint.


Law conference to gather specialists from five countries in Vitebsk Oblast

The international conference Traditions and Innovations in Law will take place at the regional educational and scientific law center in the village of Mezhdurechye, next to Novopolotsk, on 6-7 October, BelTA learned from Polotsk State University.

Scientists and specialists in jurisprudence from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Sweden will discuss problems of judicial science and practice taking into account the continuance and innovative development of national legal systems and international law.


Zapad 2017 army exercise to complete on 20 September

MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) - The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 is nearing completion, BelTA has learned.

The focus of the final day, 20 September, will be on the 227th combined arms exercise area (Borisovsky). President of Belarus and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is expected to watch a major episode of the ongoing army exercise.

Minsk hosting Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum

MINSK, 14 September (BelTA) The 9th edition of the Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum kicks off in Minsk on 14 September, BelTA learned from the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee.

The event will be held as part of the visit of a delegation of Pomorskie Province of Poland to Minsk Oblast. The forum will be preceded by a meeting of the Polish delegation with representatives of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee.

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