The power of words Aleksievich, Wedge and Wolski in Berlin

Society February 8 in Berlin will be a big party, "The Power of Words", dedicated to the role of the Belarusian culture in modern social and political life of Belarus. It invited writer Svetlana Aleksievich, artist and writer Arthur wedges and rock musician Lavon Wolski. The event was organized several cultural foundations that are interested in the democratization of Belarus. One of the direct organizers became a journalist Inga Pec. He repeatedly visited Belarus and is familiar with the modern Belarusian culture and its officials. Mr. Pec explained the idea of the party:

"We wanted to draw attention to the

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Unusual duck winters in central Minsk

In Gorky Park in the area marked Svislochi quite rare for Belarus duck — wigeon. Public organization "APB ptushak Fatherland" (APB) invites everyone to watch the unusual feathered visitor.

For Belarus, Wigeon is very rare nesting and wintering duck. More frequently encountered wigeon during migrations. Due to the rarity of it was even entered into the second edition of the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus. Isolated cases of nesting confined to the coasts of the glacial lakes in the north. Male widgeon repeatedly noted in the section Svisloch in Gorky Park during the National Winter

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Today, February 8,

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

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…and windy. Temperature: 0 — 4 ° C. 

Do not pass:

The State Museum of the History of the Belarusian literature of the anniversary evening dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Melezha. Beginning at 17.00. 

THERE WHERE HAVE NO:

Uzbek President Islam Karimov in Japan.

In London at Sotheby's sale of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Kloden Monet. 

ALSO THIS DAY:

In 1828 born French science fiction writer Jules Verne (d. 1905).

In 1834 was born the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev (d.

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The Ministry of Agriculture promised to renegotiate the agreement with the Danone-Unimilk

Society This was announced today at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus. First deputy minister Hope Kotkovets said that "we are going to sell in Russia amounts of milk that was promised." And an investment agreement with the company "Danone-Unimilk" will be reviewed. Last Thursday, as already reported, "Freedom", Alexander Lukashenko issued an ultimatum demanded by foreign investors to operate in Belarus only on the conditions of Belarus. Investor of the famous French-Russian companies

"Danone-Unimilk" a condition — in the first quarter to perform all the tasks Head of State, in including and about having to carry

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National Bank to write off losses on seasonal factors

Society The volume of international reserve assets of Belarus in the national definition for the first month 2011and decreased by 575.8 million, or 9.4%. In the international dimension of loss even greater — 687.7 million, or 13.7%. These data were presented today leads management to the National Bank of Belarus. The same report notes that "the decline in foreign exchange reserves is a characteristic phenomenon in January." Like, triggered by seasonal factors: execution of payments in foreign currency liabilities last year, as well as the traditional decline in foreign exchange earnings.

Many experts, however, point out that the foreign

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Evraparlamentar urged to clarify the EU list of banned

Society The EU Council has received a written request to the Polish evraparlamentara Marek Migalski the resumption of EU visa sanctions against members of the government of Alexander Lukashenko, said Polish Press Agency (PAP).

According to Migalski, a list of persons covered by sanctions "contains many inaccuracies and obvious material errors."

MEP drew the attention of the Council of the EU on the fact that the names of a number of officials on the list are in Russian transcription. "Belarusian version is only for 35 persons. 'Passports, which are issued in Belarus, the Latin alphabet is written English

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How to avoid afrykanizatsyi foreign aid to Belarus

Society Last week at the donors' conference in Warsaw Belarusian civil society has enlisted the help of donations of $ 120 million. On how to ensure the effectiveness of such assistance, says lawyer Jaroslav Curve online Belarus Digest.

Many African countries receive billions of dollars in foreign aid, but to the residents of those countries and civil society activists that help does not come, and they continue to live in poverty. The main causes of corruption and abuses in those countries — the lack of rule of law and transparency.

The author Jaroslav Curve notes that it is important

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The mission of the IMF and the government of Belarus discussed measures to stabilize

Society The measures taken to stabilize the currency and consumer markets and in the economy of Belarus as a whole, discussed during the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Rumas with the mission of the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF mission was in place from 1 to 14 June.

"I want to discuss justdeveloping at Situation in Belarus, What has changed from the previous mission, "- said at the beginning of the meeting Sergey Rumas, referring to the head of the IMF mission Chris Jarvis.

He also noted that "while this mission does not consider a request for assistance to

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Bronislaw Komorowski: Poland should support the opposition in Belarus

Society Bronislaw Komorowski said that Poland is doing for the Belarusian opposition more than any of the countries of the European Union. However, the "do nothing for Belarusians can not be ripen the situation in Belarus, should mature and elite."

Komorowski does not agree with a rebuke from the leadership of the Polish national-conservative party "Law and Justice" that Poland's eastern policy has failed in Belarus.

Polish President said that the foreign policy be flexible. On He said, Poland is constantly trying to do something, hoping that flexibility will be exercised and the other side.

In Belarus there are thousands

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Lithuania had a quarrel with the United States, Germany, Poland. But Lukashenka defends

Society From 4 to 6 February in Munich, Germany held a three-day international conference in security. It is a traditional annual forum that gathers for a discussion of the highest representatives of world politics. The results of this conference are discussing with our columnist Vitaly Tsygankova.

Presenter: Vitaly, what were the main topics at the Munich Conference?Tsigankov: Naturally, in this year's main theme was the situation in Egypt, and more broadly, the revolutions in the Arab world.

German Defense Minister Gutenberg who opened the conference, said that what is happening in the Arab countries and in particular in Egypt

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