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Jury from London visited
Belarus (February 19, 1999)
Gonchar was officially warned (February 17, 1999)
A delegation of British lawyers (12 juries, 8 court members, the same number from defense
and prosecution) and more than 20 journalists, informational agencies and broadcasting
companies came to Brest.
On the 13th of February belorussian KGB in compliance with the law "On state security
organs of Belarus" officially warned Victor Gonchar that his actions are
Attorneys are to be more
careful with the Constitution (February 12, 1999)
The Constitutional Court of the Republic Belarus, headed by
Grigoriy Vasilevitch, ratified a letter on constitutional legality in Belarus.
By Alexandr Balyshev
The republican budget for 1999 is
taken (February 10, 1999)
On Monday the final sitting of the Republican Soviet session
took place. The senators decided the destiny of a law on budget—99. It was unanimously
agreed that the budget should work for people wealth and republican economy.
By Vasiliy Romanovsky
New rock-coronation in Minsk
(February 8, 1999)
Recently the next belorussian Rock-coronation took place in
By Nadiezhda Bielohvostik
from the custom (February 1, 1999) On the 25th of
January in the carriage of the train "Moscow-Warsaw" Brest custom officers found
13 icons dated 19th century. Somebody hid them under the carriage window. The value of the
icons is 571 million rubles.
By Tamara Hamitsevich.
Belorussians at Everest
(February 1, 1999)Once again the belorussian expedition to
Everest (8848 m), the highest peak of the world, was postponed.
By Konstantin Stoliartchuk.
Belarus is against force
(February 1, 1999)The minister of Foreign Affairs of the republic Belarus
issued a statement as a reaction to the next air strike on Iraq on January, 25.
By Boris Zalessky.
A quarter of belorussians lives below the poverty line (January 27, 1999) Belorussian minister of Trade Ivan Liakh gave
a press-conference, dedicated to a question of real of belorussian people. At last the
minister explained his position. Trade Union leaders often reproach the Minister of Labor
that it defends our rights without any zeal. They say that our wage-push is fictiticios
comparing with its dollar equivalent. But Ivan Liakh announces that such a comparison
isn't right because our prices are not comparable with the world market. The minister
prognoses that if we are able to provide 2 per cent real wage-push there. will be no
decline in living standards.
By Tatiana Stchedrenok
Picture by Michail Laritchev
The award «Businessman of the year» found its winner. (January 20, 1999)
The award «Businessman of the year» found its winner. There
were 9 nominations in production, building, trade, service, family business, etc. The
final results came in 3 categories: in private, middle, big and small business. More than
800 entrepreneurs of non-governmental property took part in the competition. 95 of them
reached the final, and 27 got the prize.
By Vladimir Pavlovich
Money for mercy (January 20, 1999)The orthodox church of Alexandr Nevsky in
Potsdam became a place of a ceremony where a check for 10000 DM was given to the
byelorussian embassy in Germany.
By Boris Zalessky
How old is Minsk? (January 18, 1999)
Two years ago citizens of Minsk were celebrating the 930th anniversary of byelorussian
capital. Now we have some new information about the age of our city. A friend of
«Vecherny Minsk» Vladimir Romanenko has recently told us that being in Saint-Petersburg
he visited a famous Saltikovka library. There he found a book «The family tree of
Rurikovitchi in 900-1250» written by F.Broemella, published in 1876 in Basil.
By Evgeniy Turaikevich
An event at Minsk automobile
plant: the issue of a new model of MAZ (January 13, 1999)
Yesterday on Minsk automobile plant the issue of first international autobus MAZ-152 took
place. In the main building of MAZ autobus branch gathered the workers and the authorities
from the city cuoncil and Minskpassagirautotrans, journalists. They all admired the
first-born younger brother of the city bus that's on line for several years.
By Vladimir Pavlovitch.
Photo by Ivan Yudash.
Herring with eggs are arrested on the border (January 13, 1999) In January, 4 a freight train
"Kaliningrad-Ekaterinburg" was carrying from Lithuania 6 tons of herring. But
Smorgon border guards on customs "Gudogai-2" unloaded the wagon, because the
fish turned to be contraband and ownerless. It was estimated in 1 milliard 700 million of
By Tamara Hamitsevitch.
Belorussian women, be tender with your men! (January 13, 1999) If today's death rate will be the same in
future, almost one third of men living in Minsk won't live to see their pension.
By Oksana Ospischeva.
Crime news: (January 6, 1999)
Eloquence as an instrument of crime
5 million dollars make running hard
How to become styly?
Know-How for the GazProm
(January 6, 1999)There has been made in the Belarus city Rechitsa the
first test of the unique one of a kind system which was created by Belarus'and Russia's
engineers for the repair and service as well as for the prospective drilling of petroleum
and gas wells. The
production of this new device will strengthen the Belarus position in the relations with
Russia and other petroleum and gas producing countries and will open for the Republic new
possibilities to develop its own extraction industry. Most parts of the system are the
true know-how and inventions. Nowhere in Europe and Asia are making the systems with these
parameters now, especially those which are good for work in the Far North regions.
Autobuses there and railway carriages back (January 5, 1999)Four brand new autobuses which were made in MAZ
Minsk Automobile Plant have moved a short time ago to the city on the
Neva river. St.Petersburg's people will move back in Minsk four railway carriages for the
Minsk's underground railway system.
We are living near to each other (January 4, 1999)The Joint Delegation of BELARUS SOCIETY FOR
FRIENDSHIP AND CULTURAL RELATIONS WITH FOREIGN
COUNTRIES and BELARUS / POLAND Society has visited Poland. The Protocol on Co-Operation
with POLAND /EAST Society has become the result of this visit.
Political Battles Before The New Year
(January 4, 1999)The capital Deputy Soviet had almost
had a quarrel the day before New Year. The deputies group "Status" proposed
Semion Sharetsky to become a member of the republican election commission. At this moment
three legendary persons appeared in the hall: ex-speaker Semion Sharetsky, ex-premiere
Mikhail Chigir and ex-principal of Central Executive Committee Viktor Gonchar. The
political atmosphere became very hot.