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Dokshitsy Regional Executive Committee
Republic Region

6 December 2019
According to the preliminary data, Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totaled $9,158.9 million (in equivalent) as of 1 December 2019, BelTA learned from the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. In November 2019, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves contracted by $34.9 million (or 0.4%) following the growth in October by $362.9 million (4.1%). In November, the National Bank and the government of the Republic of Belarus...
20 November 2019
The discussion during the meeting dedicated to the Olympic Games was productive, Dmitry Dovgalenok, the NOC vice president-elect, told the media after the event, BelTA learned. The main theme of the meeting was the preparation of athletes for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "The meeting discussed the main set of issues and heard reports from several representatives of such medal-generating sports as athletics and swimming. The conversation was productive in general," Dmitry...
5 November 2019
The 2019 European Muaythai Championships will kick off at the Minsk Palace of Sports on 5 November, BelTA has learned. Belarus will field 90 athletes (senior and junior). Among them are winners and medalists of international competitions, European and world championships Dmitry Varets (67kg), Andrei Kulebin (71kg), Vitaly Gurkov (75kg), Dmitry Valent (86kg), and Darya Belkova (60kg). Preliminary bouts will start at 14h00 Minsk time. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 18h00. The...
22 October 2019
Belarus and Germany will consider the possibility of starting a special consultation format for working out a roadmap to guide bilateral cooperation. The relevant agreement was reached as Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas on 21 October, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA. Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei is in Germany on a working visit on 21-22 October....
8 October 2019
The Internal Affairs Ministry, the State Border Committee of Belarus, and the representative office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) intend to sign a protocol of intent to cooperate in the voluntary return of foreign citizens to home countries or to permanent-residence countries, representatives of the Information and Public Relations Office of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry told BelTA. The event will herald the launch of an information campaign designed to...
25 September 2019
The Germany Weeks will be held in Belarus from 24 September to 31 October, BelTA learned from the German Embassy in Minsk. Over the past 16 years Belarus has played host to the Germany Weeks under the aegis of the German Embassy in Belarus. The German diplomatic mission invites everyone for the festival to get familiar with the German culture, language and society, visit numerous events in 12 Belarusian cities. The Germany Weeks program will feature a concert at the Belarusian...
10 September 2019
The Match Europe v USA will continue with 19 events at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk on 10 September. The competitions will kick off at 19.00 local time, BelTA has learned. The second, and final, competition day will feature 19 events. Eight Belarusian athletes will defend the colors of Team Europe. On day one, 9 September, athletes competed in 18 disciplines. Team Europe are currently ahead with 328 points. Team USA hold 312 points. On 9 September, Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus won the...
28 August 2019
Belarus has harvested grain crops (except for maize) on the area of over 2 million hectares, which makes 97.5% of the cropping area, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 28 August, Belarusian farmers have harvested over 6.44 million tonnes of grain, with the average yield of 31.2 centners per hectare (26.4 centners per hectare in the same period last year). Minsk Oblast has produced 1,690,600 tonnes of grain. Brest Oblast's harvest is almost 1.2...
15 August 2019
The prospects of bilateral military and technical cooperation have been discussed during a working visit of a delegation of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces led by Chief of the General Staff Milan Mojsilovic to Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Defense Ministry. The Serbian delegation met with Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, First Deputy Defense Minister Oleg Belokonev on 14 August to talk over the implementation of the plan of action on...
29 July 2019
The Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia Publishing House has released the book "Victory One For All. Belarus-Uzbekistan", director of the publishing house Vladimir Andrievich told BelTA. "The book is dedicated to the Uzbek soldiers who fought in Belarus during the Great Patriotic War against Nazis, who defended the Brest Fortress, who participated in the partisan and underground movements and liberated Belarus. The edition is illustrated with the historical and modern photographs, the...

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6 December 2019
A center to allow migrants and refugees to test how well they speak Russian as a foreign language was opened in the National Institute for Higher Education in Minsk on 4 December, representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told BelTA. UNHCR Representative in the Republic of Belarus Jean-Yves Bouchardy noted the initiative is designed to encourage migrants and refugees to learn how to speak Russian. The tests will not be mandatory. "We...
20 November 2019
The 32nd International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) will open at the Vitebsk Concert Hall on 18 November and will run through 23 November, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk Concert Hall. The IFMC 2019 in Vitebsk will bring together artists from Belarus, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, and Ukraine. The program of the festival will also include lectures, theoretical master classes, seminars, and roundtables. The Vitebsk Concert Hall will host exhibitions. The festival will...
5 November 2019
Budget appropriations on healthcare development will increase greatly in 2020, BelTA learned from Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko on 4 November. The MP took part in the inauguration of the reconstructed administration and amenities building of the Dokshitsy District Central Hospital. The MP said: "We are now considering the next year's budget. It provides for increasing appropriations for healthcare development by 14.7%....
22 October 2019
Belarus' Vitebsk Oblast and Shandong Province of China have signed an agreement on friendship and comprehensive cooperation, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk regional administration. The document was signed during the Shandong Province Twin Regions Forum in Jinan City on 15-17 October. The forum defined cooperation priorities: regular business visits at all levels, cooperation in trade and investment, industry, and transport logistics, establishing joint companies in petrochemicals, water...
8 October 2019
Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections, the CIS observers said after monitoring several stages of the election campaign in Belarus, BelTA learned from the headquarters of the mission. "The CIS observers noted that Belarus has created all the necessary conditions for monitoring the elections. Heads and members of district election commissions are open to communication, and provide the necessary information about the stages of the election campaign....
10 September 2019
Operating principles of the social entrepreneurship support fund will be developed in Belarus by the end of 2019 as part of the project "Support to Economic Development at the Local Level in the Republic of Belarus", Natalia Adamchik, UNDP Local Initiative Contest Coordinator told BelTA in Vitebsk on 5 September during a seminar for participants of the local initiative contest that was called to select the best ideas aimed at supporting infrastructure of SMEs and entrepreneurship. The...
28 August 2019
Belarus is competing the sowing of winter cruciferous crops for seeds, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. Some 275,300 hectares of winter cruciferous crops, including winter coleseed, (98.3% of the plan) have been planted for seeds. According to the autumn fieldwork plan 2019 approved by the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, the sowing of winter cruciferous crops for seeds should be completed by 30 August. Soils are currently prepared to sow winter...
15 August 2019
Personnel of the 103rd Independent Guards Airborne Brigade arranged a readiness muster on 14 August ahead of the Belarusian-Russian army exercise Union Shield 2019, BelTA has learned. The paratroopers will travel to the Mulino exercise area in Russia in late August in order to begin preparations for accomplishing tasks in the course of the Union Shield 2019 exercise. Representatives of the Defense Ministry inspected the brigade and evaluated its readiness for the exercise on 14 August....
29 July 2019
Tainted Russian oil has been fully removed from the Unecha-Polotsk oil pipeline, BelTA learned from Deputy Director - Chief Engineer at OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba Mikhail Borovoy. "OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba has completed another phase of the roadmap to replace the oil contaminated with organic chlorides in the pipelines on the Belarusian territory for standard-quality oil. The oil not compliant with the quality standards has been pumped from the Unecha-Polotsk 2 pipeline to Russia via...
16 July 2019
Kazakhstan's Adilkhan Makin won the Grand Prix of the 28th edition of the 2019 Vitebsk Song Contest at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. He received the award at the closing gala concert, BelTA has learned. The signer from Kazakhstan scored 178 points to win the Lira award and the cash prize in the amount of $20,000. George Putkaradze from Georgia and Elay from Israel scored an equal amount of points - 171. However, sharing the First Prize is prohibited, according to the regulations....

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