Why astronaut Kovalenok became president of Belarus


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BASIL Zuyenok "Kovalenok Belarusian poetry reading JUST in Space"

It was perhaps the highest rise of the Belarusian poetry. One summer day in 1978 it began to sound on vakolzemnay orbit. Belarusian cosmonaut Vladimir Kovalenok launched one of their space stories poetry reading from the book "Getting Started", shortly before delivered to the space station "Salyut-6" from the ground. The author of the legendary book — the poet Vasyl Zuyenok — Today the guest of "House of Writers."

Michas Scoble: "Sir Basil, but it's not a legend? Your book actually been in space?"


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Even today, June 14

Society Blitz review of events and those in Belarus, a world history.


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Minsk, in the Commercial Court (street Academic, 15, Bldg. 1) will be considered on appeal against the decision of the Court on the suit ZHREO Soviet district of eviction from the office of the BPF. Beginning at 10.00

Grodno, Grodno business journalist Andrei Poczobut, a correspondent for the Polish "Gazeta Wyborcza", will be heard in the Leninsky district court (street Davatora, 2/1), under the chairmanship of Judge Vitaly Letsko. The journalist was charged

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Bondarenko matter to court

Society The prosecutor's office of Minsk sent to the Minsk City Court criminal case against Dmitry Bondarenko, who was a confidant of former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov.

"In Minsk City to determine the territorial jurisdiction is directed criminal case against Bondarenko, who is accused under Part 1 of Art. 342 Criminal Code"- Told Interfax senior assistant prosecutor of Minsk Sergei Balashov.

As previously reported, on April 13 dealing ex-wife of presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov Irina Khalip Minsk prosecutor's office also sent to the court for determination of territorial jurisdiction.

Also on the case pass Paul Seviarynets, confidant of former presidential

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Gazeta Wyborcza — in defense of Andrei Poczobut

Society "We demand the immediate release of Andrzej Poczobut and the withdrawal of all charges against him," — said in an appeal of the Polish edition of "Gazeta Wyborcza", which is a correspondent for the Belarusian journalist Andrzej Poczobut. Now he is in remand Grodno prison. His colleagues called false accusations "against the journalist who carried out his duties in good faith."

In his address, editing notes that Pochobut allegedly insulted President Lukashenko in eight papers on the "Wyborcza" and two comments on the Internet, for which he faces two years conclusion. Even more — four years in prison

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Belarus and Russia begin consultations

Society Since April 14, Belarus and Russia will hold consultations on the issues of credit and financial cooperation, BelaPAN. Consultations are held with the participation of representatives of the ministries of finance and national banks of the two countries. The agreement to hold consultations was reached on April 11 in the course of the Belarusian-Russian talks in Moscow.

As you know, in late March, the authorities of Belarus Ministry of Finance gave Russia a draft program of measures to stabilize the macroeconomic situation. The presence of such a program — a prerequisite for allocation of Russian state credit for

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Committee of the U.S. Congress is considering the Act on Democracy in Belarus

Society Today, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. Congress will consider the "Act on democracy in Belarus." On Wednesday, the document has been approved by one of the subcommittees.

"Falsification of elections on December 19 2010 and the pressure on pro-democracy activists and independent journalists Lukashenko dictatorship underscore the need for such a document, "- said the author of the bill, Congressman Christopher Smith.

A few days ago, the U.S. Congress is considering the extension of the "Act on Democracy in Belarus" — the law passed in 2004. "Act on Democracy in Belarus" is intended to promote democratic development,

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Vodka price will rise by 8.4 percent

Society According to the decree of the Ministry of Economy, after the increase in the selling prices of the retail price of vodka will be 9.4 thousands of rubles per 0.5 liters.At the same time, limit the minimum selling price for imported alcoholic beverages sold in the territory of Belarus, will remain the same — 13.65 thousands of rubles 0.5 per liter (excluding VAT), provides learned.

Meanwhile It became known that the Belarusian the government has prepared a draft resolution, which provides a significant increase in excise duties on beer and cigarettes. As theand resource Naviny.by in government, the excise

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Jarvis: The IMF does not expose the political conditions for loans

Society Questions about the specific size and timing of the possible loan from the International Monetary Fund for Belarus has not yet been considered. This was stated by the head of the IMF mission to Belarus Chris Jarvis at a press conference in Minsk. He also said that the discussion should be preceded by serious economic and financial developments in Belarus.

That what's going on Now in the Belarusian economy, an official of the IMF has called "a serious economic crisis." Its origins Chris Jarvis sees in excessive lending and excessive pay. It is in these areas and recommends that

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Yuri Khadika: My sons are not worse Viktor Lukashenko

Society The head of this family Yury Khadika has not only its age, but even serious social and political achievements. Professor, one of the leaders of the Belarusian Popular Front, the party of the first high-profile political hunger strike in 1996, he played a significant role in those days of August 91, when in Minsk, Belarus advocated independence. However, the activities of Yuri Viktorovich began much earlier 91 years and is directly influenced not only by the political situation, but also on the fate of the profession, and his two sons — Alexis and Constantine.

Yuri, Alex and Konstantin

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The official mourning period — only in Minsk. Why?

Society Mourning for the victims of the terrorist attack on April 11 announced in Minsk, but not in the whole of Belarus. Previously, after accidents and mass casualties authorities also usually not announced obschebelorussky day of mourning. Mourning national scale in Belarus was declared only once — after the hustle in the transition metro station "Nyamiha" in May 1999, which killed 52 people. More Lukashenko his constitutional right not to be used.

April 13 at the cemetery in Kolodishchi near Minsk buried two victims of the attacks in the Moscow Metro — a man and a woman living in a

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