Each writer's union — a competition in honor Karatkevich

Society Following the Union of Belarusian Writers writing contest on the 80th birthday of Karatkevich announced Vitebsk branch of the Union of Writers of Belarus. The contest is called "On vacation with Korotkevich."Conditions of the tender pro-government organization of writers tougher: the authors are invited to participate in the age of 25 years, while the branch SPB invited to join a writer under the age of 35 years.

Independent Writers' Union takes the product to the competition before the 1st of November, and to the Vitebsk branch of the Union of Writers of Belarus should be sent before the 10th

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In Vitebsk banned the event on July 27

Society Regional Organization of the BPF was denied in response to a statement on the holiday collection for the Day of Declaration of State Sovereignty of Belarus.

According to the chairman of the regional branch of the BPF Constantine Smolikau, application was filed in Vitebsk city executive committee. But the rejection came from the October district administration, the territory of which is Park of Culture and Rest named after the Soviet Army, where he planned to hold the event.

This place — one of the three identified in the city for public events. Nevertheless, Party members refused, citing the fact

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Nikolai Lozovik Parliament may set a date for elections on 7 September

Society The House of Representatives may appoint a date for the presidential election at an extraordinary session, which according to the decree of Alexander Lukashenko, will be convened on September 7. This was announced by the Secretary of the Central Election Commission Nikolai Lazavie, reports Prime-Tass."There is a possibility that the issues of the election, appointment date of the election could be considered at a special session," — said the secretary of the CEC Nikolai Lozovik.

"The appointment of the extraordinary session of the House of Representatives does not mean that it will set a date for elections. They identified

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Proleskovsky: Compared with Western colleagues than our ministers are public.

Society The Information Ministry calls on the leaders of the republican and local governments do not run away from the cameras and microphones. This was stated by Minister of Information Oleg Proleskovsky, BelTA has learned."Compared with their Western counterparts our ministers less public. Such traditions of the bureaucracy in many countries of the CIS", — said Proleskovsky.

Responding to a question about whether online posting personal pages of Belarusian officials, as do foreign policy, Information Minister said he did not consider it appropriate to communication privately with web users. "After all, in any country, a senior official statement —

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Isolation of Belarus has taken a heavy blow to the Belarusian ruble

Society This writes William Mauldin in today's issue of The Wall Street Journal.

The fall of the Belarusian currency continues. In recent weeks, the Belarusian ruble fell against the dollar more than 50%. The authoritarian regime of Lukashenko is trying to plug the holes in finance after, as Russia abandoned its promise to provide assistance to the tune of several billion dollars.

According to some analysts, the devaluation of the Belarusian ruble will restore competitiveness in export markets, but a sharp drop in the purchasing power of currencies undermined Belarusians abroad and created a risk for companies that rely on

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Lev Sapieha returns to Lepel

Society In the city of Lepel (Vitebsk region) soon will be a monument to Lev Sapieha, famous politicians, diplomats and guardian of Art, one of the most influential public figures in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Name Lev Sapieha most directly linked to the history of Lepel, which was first mentioned in 1439 as the village and the estate on the island of Lepel lake.

In 1563 the settlement was a town (now the village of Old Lepel). And in 1586 Lev Sapieha founded three kilometers away in the village of White Township or New

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The only source of optimism Sidorsky — is a strong heat. Overheated …

Society Belarus in 2011-2015 intends to increase the amount of foreign direct investment of up to $ 7 billion a year. This was stated by Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky July 21. According to Sidorsky, the rate of foreign investment "is constantly at $ 1-1.5 billion, which, unfortunately, is not enough for effective economic development. We first introduce the measure of foreign direct investment on a net basis in the amount of up to $ 7 billion annually" . Is it possible to multiple times to increase the amount of investment? Why is the main investor of the Belarusian economy may

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Possible consequences of the ruling of the International Court of Kosovo

Society The International Court of Justice today, after months of consideration of complaints of Serbia issued a ruling that the proclamation of Kosovo in February 2008, independence did not violate international law. Today's decision by the court in The Hague, the browser parses RL Yuri Drakakhrust.

Drakakhrust: First of all, it should be noted that the court has a consultative, advisory. But the authority of the court, a long, comprehensive examination of the case attaches to weight more than personal opinion. It seems it was the first time in court, the legal order of the international community in the face

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Start the harvest marred by the death

Society On the first day of the mass of the harvest, which Alexander Lukashenko announced on July 20, died in Brest Assistant combiner. Now the scene in selgaskambinatse "Western" Brest region, is under investigation of the tragedy, and in the region — prevention work to prevent accidents in the harvest.

Evening of July 20 the driver of the vehicle MAZ selhozkombinat "West" in the village of Velyamovichi hit a combiner assistant who has worked in the field. The guy who was 21 years old, died from his injuries. In Brest District Prosecutor's Office reported that a criminal case.

In

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The court upheld the declaration of independence of Kosovo

Society Court of Justice in The Hague declared that the declaration of independence of Kosovo from Serbia, which was adopted in 2008, did not violate international law.

Serbiya, which considers Kosovo the birthplace of Serbian national identity, has lost control over Kosovo in 1999, when the NATO bombing ended the war between Serbs and Kosovo's ethnic Albanians.

Today's decision by the Court are advisory in nature, but observers believe that it may have serious consequences in the regions with strong separatist movements.

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