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Enterprises are responsible for the proper maintenance of agricultural equipment, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said after hearing a report on fire safety and maintenance of agricultural equipment, BelTA has learned.

The president noted that the goal of the meeting is to review the progress in the implementation of the instructions given to various agencies.

“According to the information that I have received, no proper work on maintenance of the machine and tractor fleet has been organized yet,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The head of state explained why he pays close attention to these issues.

“If collective enterprises and others working in agriculture were buying tractors, trucks and trailers for their own money, then they would have the right to criticize me, even say that it were not my business and ask not to intervene. But when agricultural enterprises of all types of ownership ask for subsidies, grants and loans to acquire the equipment then they should show us how they maintain this equipment,” the president said.

The participants of the meeting also discussed fire safety issues. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the situation in the country is far from being ideal. Over 160 fires have damaged the country's organizations since the start of the year. “I am not talking about the housing stock where the number of fires has nearly reached 1,600 fires. God save us from something similar to the recent tragedy in Kemerovo. You know what my requirements are. Every facility must be checked. All the failures must be rectified,” the president said.

Alexander Lukashenko asked about the current fire safety measures in the country, including the agricultural sector, maintenance of farm equipment and the responsibility of officials for incidents of mismanagement.

At the 11th Minsk regional parental meeting "In the focus of attention - children!", which will be held on April 27, will discuss ways to reduce the risk of injury and death of children, BelTA learned from the Minsk Regional Institute for the Development of Education (MIRO).

This year the traditional event will be held at large industrial enterprises and in the agro-industrial complex of the Minsk region in the format of an open dialogue with parents. Experts will tell you how to reduce the risk of death and injury to children, what signs in the behavior of the child should alert the parent, how to help the teenager in a difficult situation, how to usefully organize leisure.

The main venues for the meeting will be Smolevichsky (the event will be held on the basis of OAO Smolevichi Broiler), Nesvizhsky (SEC "Agrokombinat Snov") and Soligorsk Districts (OJSC "Building Trust No. 3 of the Order of the October Revolution"). The choice of venues is related to the employment of parents and spring field work. This will help to organize a live dialogue practically on the job.

During the regional meeting on all venues will be designed thematic exhibitions for parents on child safety issues. Visitors of the meeting will be able to receive memos, flyers, thematic booklets, watch videos about saving the life and health of minors.

The regional parental meeting will be completed, in which more than 3 thousand people will take part, a video message of the children of the Minsk region to their parents.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will deliver his annual State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 24 April, BelTA learned from the president's press service.

The event at the Oval Hall of the Seat of Government will bring together top-ranking officials, members of the government, heads of government bodies and agencies, major enterprises, representatives of the diplomatic corps and mass media.

The speech by the head of state will be broadcast live by the TV channels Belarus 1, Belarus 24, and the First National Channel of the Belarusian Radio. The broadcast will begin at 10:30. The televised version of the Address will be air on Belarusian TV channels in the evening.

Integrated exercises to protect the population from emergencies and civil defense will be held on the territory of the Berezinsky district on April 24-26. BELTA was informed about this in the Minsk regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The readiness of the district unit of the regional subsystem of the State System for the Prevention and Elimination of Emergencies (SSES) to function in various modes and special conditions will be checked. Theoretically and in practice, the actions of the district's services in contingency situations will be worked out.

"According to legend, on the first day as a result of the cyclone with a hurricane wind near the city, a traffic jam is formed, the cars are damaged by fallen trees, in this situation there is a bus with children. This exercise will be transferred to the production site of JSC Zdravushka-Milk. As a result of routine maintenance, an accident in an ammonia compressor will occur here. Ania bus unattended object with unknown contents ", - told the managing .

On the second day of the exercises, emergency services will work out actions in the presence of a strong wind and possible collapse of a building with a massive stay of people. Also, training will be held to eliminate gas leakage in residential buildings, actions will be worked out in the event of a threat of collapse of the bridge across the Berezina and other contingencies. The results of the exercises will be summed up on the third day.

All kinds of mass media should bear equal responsibility for the information they distribute. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement as he met with the CIS Mass Media Heads Council in Minsk on 19 April, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian parliament passed the first reading to amendments to the Mass Media Law on 19 April. Andrei Kobyakov pointed out that the planned amendments are not designed to create some filters for Internet content. “At the same time the key task is to make sure that all kinds of mass media — printed media, television, and Internet media — bear equal responsibility for the information they distribute,” stressed the Belarusian head of government.

The prime minister remarked that trust in information comes to the forefront these days. “Reliable and up-to-date information is one of the most important needs for mankind. One can hardly imagine the civilized world can exist without it. This is why the matter of reliability and prompt news delivery is extremely important. It is what news agencies are all about,” said Andrei Kobyakov.

Andrei Kobyakov compared the distribution of negative news by mass media to weapons of mass destruction. Today's technologies for delivering news and their universal adoption only make the influence of mass media stronger.

Even the economy is affected by it. “Information influences not only the state of peace and war — although it is the key matter for the humankind — but also economy and markets of developed nations and developing ones. Trust is one of the most important categories people have been frequently talking about of late. Trust is shaped by the impact of information. If depositors don't trust banks, if investors don't trust governments, then the economy in such countries will be far from reaching its goals,” said the prime minister.

Andrei Kobyakov thanked the heads of news agencies from the CIS member states for their praise of BelTA's work. “We appreciate your evaluation of BelTA's performance. This year the agency will celebrate its 100th anniversary as an up-to-date and rather mobile institution, which lives up to challenges of the time,” said the prime minister.

Sergei Mikhailov, Director General of the Russian news agency TASS, said that during the session of the CIS Mass Media Heads Council on 19 April they discussed creative interaction between state-run news agencies, which have to operate in the face of tough competition with other kinds of mass media and the Internet. The TASS director general noted that the Internet is home to quite a great deal of fake news. Such news spread rather fast. News agencies have to stay competitive in these conditions by separating the wheat from the chaff.

“The precision of information — which sources we can trust and which we can't — comes to the forefront,” believes Sergei Mikhailov. “We are convinced that professionalism, timely delivery, authenticity, and precision in reflecting points of view are crucial to the success of our news agencies. It is important for us to draw attention not to confrontation, not to abusive rhetoric often spread by various mass media, but to the coverage of positive events in the life of our countries, integration processes, and friendly ties between nations.”

The CIS Mass Media Heads Council (CIS Information Council) was established in November 1995. Its members are the heads of state-run news agencies of Azerbaijan (AzerTAc), Armenia (Armenpress), Belarus (BelTA), Kazakhstan (Kazinform), Kyrgyzstan (Kabar), Moldova (Moldpress), Russia (TASS), and Tajikistan (Khovar).

A permanent exposition on the history of forensic medicine and criminalistics will be opened in Molodechno, an official representative of the State Committee for Forensic Expertise of the Minsk region Veronika Barkovskaya told BelTA.

The idea of ​​creating the exposition belongs to Yury Budo, the head of the Molodechno interdistrict department of the GCSE, and was announced three years ago, and then the work was started. The staff of Molodechno interdistrict department of GCEE and GCEE department for Minsk region took part in the creation of the room, the veterans of the service, representatives of related departments, the public rendered essential assistance.

Today, these are several thematic expositions. In particular, photos of experts are presented at work, including on the scene of incidents. On them it is possible to trace the history of forensic activity development. Attention is drawn to the tools used, the situation in the offices and the conditions in which forensic doctors and forensic scientists worked. Exposition "Cabinet of Medical Expert" will allow you to plunge into the atmosphere of a forensic institution of the 60s. Macro-preparations (human heart, bones of the skull with gunshot damage, fragments of the human skeleton, etc.), as well as literature of previous years are demonstrated here.

"The main exposition" is devoted to the work of forensic experts of the Minsk region in different periods of the twentieth century. Rare goods from the working environment of criminologists and medical experts are presented as exhibits. This is a collection of cameras and other instruments, tools, documents related to the formation of forensic medical service, personal belongings of experts, samples of firearms and cold steel, a collection of ammunition. In addition, there is an exposition in honor of those who stood at the origins of the formation of forensic medicine and criminalistics in the world.

There are also organized installations dedicated to the death of famous people - Yuri Gagarin, Sergei Esenin, Petr Masherov. According to one version of the experts, Yuri Gagarin was already unconscious, when during the tests his plane crashed into the ground. The pilot Vladimir Seregin, who was near him during this last flight, did not have enough 6 seconds and 200 m to avoid a catastrophe. There is a corner of memory of the expert-criminalist Molodechno District Department of Internal Affairs Ivan Karetsky, who died in December 1998 while performing his duties.

Belarus and Moldova need to step up efforts to develop joint ventures and set up new ones, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the extended meeting with Moldova Prime Minister Pavel Filip on 19 April, BelTA has learned.

The head of state agreed with the Moldovan prime minister that the countries are connected not only by sentimental friendly relations but also by pragmatic cooperation. “And we have done a lot in this field, this is a good foundation of our relations. But we must always think what's next,” Alexander Lukashenko remarked.

The president is convinced that the countries need to step up efforts to promote joint projects, set up joint ventures, look for new avenues for cooperation. “Two thousand elevators, according to your government, are not enough. Elevators are made in Belarus, and they are of excellent quality. Why cannot we assemble them here? We can. If you need buses, let's make them together,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

In his opinion, this is how Belarus and Moldova will reach a new level of cooperation. “We do not take money for it. Among other things, we are ready to train your people, it is even more important than joint enterprises and goods. You will have personnel and enterprises,” the president said.

The head of state cited the interaction of Belarusian scientists with the Porumbeni Horticulture Institute as an example of productive cooperation. He visited this institute with Igor Dodon. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian and Moldovan scientists have not only built reliable and increasingly vibrant relations. They are always thinking about new joint projects. This is beneficial for both states.

Issues of housing and communal services were the most popular in citizens' appeals to the chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Anatoly Isachenko during his personal reception in Nesvizh, BelTA has learned.

Two out of five citizens who turned to it touched on the topic of housing and communal services. For example, a resident of the village of Novogorodskiy complained about the leaking roof and defective hoods, and also expressed dissatisfaction with the installation and operation of the double-circuit boiler by a neighbor. According to the chairman of the Nesvizh district executive committee Gennady Solovei, the roof of the applicant's house will be redeveloped before July 1. In turn, the governor instructed the regional structures to leave and check the applicant's complaint about the drawing.

In addition to issues of housing conditions, the topic of paying benefits for children over three years has been raised. At the reception to Anatoly Isachenko came father and his daughter - a mother of many children, the inhabitants of the agro-town of Soltanovshchina. The husband of a woman an individual entrepreneur did not pay on time contributions, because of what she did not receive a child allowance for 2017. As the governor noted, paying dues is the responsibility of every individual entrepreneur. "Why is someone obliged to warn you about the need to pay contributions? It was your duty, with these contributions paid to you later." We have more than 50,000 individual entrepreneurs in the region, and everyone must pay, "he said. p>

During the exit reception of citizens in Nesvizh, Anatoly Isachenko also considered issues related to improving housing conditions, placing an administrative building in the cultural and historical part of Nesvizh, etc. Responses to appeals will be given in accordance with the law.

The Belarusian parliament will consider the amendments to the Law on Media in its spring session, Belarus' Deputy Information Minister Pavel Lyogky told the media on 13 April, BelTA has learned.

Pavel Lyogky said that streamlining of mass media activities on the internet is the main novelty of the bill widely discussed in the journalistic environment. The Law on Media introduces a number of new terms, including “online publications” and “internet resources”. Online publications will refer to internet resources registered with the Information Ministry. Pavel Lyogky stressed that it will be voluntary. “Nobody obliges internet resources that produce and distribute content to become online resources,” he said. But in this case, those, who prefer to work as before, will not be able to be accredited for official events.

The Information Ministry suggests extending the current registration procedure to internet resources. “We want everyone to work in equal conditions,” Pavel Lyogky said. Meanwhile, a lot of internet resources work as traditional media and, at the same time, do not bear the same responsibility.

The draft law envisages a number of other important novelties. Information propagating or encouraging suicide is banned. A big part of novelties have been developed to protect children against the negative influence of the internet and illegal dissemination of their personal data. There are also plans to introduce the identification of internet resource users. This will protect the owners of online publications from being held accountable for libel or other illegal information posted on their pages. In addition, the document takes into account the requirements to equate employees of such resources to journalists of traditional media.


More than Br2 million is envisaged to be allocated from the regional budget for the restoration of historical and cultural sites in the Minsk region in 2018. This was reported by Tatyana Kravchenok, Deputy Head of the Department of Culture of the Main Directorate of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee, BelTA has learned.

Under the investment program in the regional budget for restoration work is planned Br2 million 132 thousand, and for the first quarter more than Br93 thousand are mastered. At the expense of the regional budget funds, work will continue on the building of the former noble meeting in Slutsk. At the expense of the owners' funds, work is planned on the Church of the Assumption in Stolbtsy district, the tomb of the Zawishi family in the city of Uzda, the former estate in the village of Nadneman of the Uzda region, etc.

In 2017, restoration work was carried out at 20 heritage sites. Tatyana Kravchenok said that the Minsk Regional Council for Historical and Cultural Heritage made a decision to impose the status of a historical and cultural value of category "3" on the grave of St. Blessed Valentine of Minsk, located in the cemetery of Zabolotye village, Dzerzhinsky district. Work is also underway to impart the status of historical and cultural value to non-material manifestations of creativity. This year, proposals will be made for assigning such status to two sites: a complex of knowledge and skills for making pipes by screwing in Polissya and traditions of making carpets from dyed straw.

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