21 May 2020
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,”...
14 May 2020
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...
6 May 2020
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.
27 May 2020
Supercomputers will help Belarusian scientists design medications to fight the coronavirus, BelTA learned from Andrei Ivanets, Chief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, on 26 May.
The official said: “We’ve largely redirected our research efforts towards fighting the coronavirus infection. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has worked out a plan of scientific research, which includes R&D projects of virtually all our departments. We intend to...
20 May 2020
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a decree “On social support for certain population groups,” BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
In line with the decree, starting from 1 January 2021, if a woman gives birth to four kids, her maternity leave will be included in her employment history provided that the maternity leave does not exceed 12 years in total (9 years now). These women will be granted retirement pensions if their employment...
14 May 2020
The European Parliament has approved the agreements on visa facilitation and readmission with Belarus, BelTA reports.
At the European Parliament session that was broadcast online, the majority of EP members voted in favor of both documents.
The agreements will be forwarded to the Council of the European Union for signing. After that Belarus and the EU will be able to exchange the instruments of ratification and thus complete the ratification procedure. The agreements will come into...