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Khoroshki folk dance company's concert
15 January, 23:17
The Belarusian State Academic Merited Dance Ensemble Khoroshki performed on stage of the Big Concert Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society.
Vitebsk Oblast rescue workers to implement emergency prevention projects with Lithuania, Latvia
15 January, 19:59
One of the projects is designed to improve transboundary cooperation in preventing floods, in dealing with floods, and in reducing environmental pollution. The other one is designed to improve the readiness to respond to natural and man-caused emergencies in difficult climatic conditions.
The training session in progress
Over 11,000 explosive threats defused by Belarusian army in 2019
15 January, 19:05
According to the source, mobile bomb disposal teams responded to over 400 requests for neutralizing explosive threats in 2019. Over 11,000 explosive ordnances were detected and destroyed as a result. As many as 28 mobile teams trained by 13 units of the Belarusian army took part in this work.
Belarus to remodel memorial to villages burned during war by June
15 January, 18:30
The unveiling ceremony of the remodeled memorial complex in the village of Borki in Kirovsk District is scheduled for 15 June. The memorial commemorates villages of the region that were burned down during the war.
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Applications for Eurovision 2020 national qualifying round in Belarus open until 17 January
15 January, 18:18
Experts from TV, music and show business will choose 12 final participants at the audition on 27 January. The organizer can change the number of finalists both on its own volition and on the proposal from the professional jury. Belteleradiocompany will broadcast the audition live on its website.
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Minsk metro passenger numbers up by over 10m people in 2019
15 January, 17:51
Minsk metro carried 293,721,000 passengers in 2019, which was up by 10,361,000 over 2018. The Moskovskaya Line was busier and handled over 169.1 million passengers. The Avtozavodskaya Line saw 124.6 million journeys.
Oleg Makarov
Opinion: Negative feedback to events causes more uproar than event itself
15 January, 17:04
Scathing comments made by opinion leaders can trigger a stronger reaction than the event itself, Oleg Makarov, the director of the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research (BISR), said as he took part in the meeting of the Expert Community project “Deepfakes: New Challenge to Information Security” in the BelTA press center on 15 January.
Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of TASS
Russia to create open-access database of World War II archives
15 January, 15:42
Russia will set up the largest and most complete database of archive documents, film footage and photo materials on the Second World War that will be accessible both to citizens of our country and people from other states, Vladimir Putin said.
Istanbul house market launch: Three reasons to buy!
15 January, 15:00
The Minsk World multifunctional complex welcomes a new addition to the “family” again as the Istanbul house in the Southern Europe quarter was launched to market on Monday.
Wildfire in Turkey. Photo from www.marmaracagdas.com
Belarus to help fight wildfires in Turkey in 2020
15 January, 14:31
In 2019, two Belarusian crews worked in Turkey, one from 1 June to 1 November and the other from 1 July to 1 November. Plans are in place to sign another agreement this year and to help battle wildfires in Turkey from 1 May till late autumn.
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