| 12.09.2013GOMEL, 11 September (BelTA) ? Joint training programs between Germany and Belarus have been progressing very nicely, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Wolfram Maas told reporters. The German diplomat is on a visit to Gomel Oblast on 11-12 September, BelTA has learnt. The diplomat said he was impressed by the knowledge of the German language by Belarusian schoolchildren.
| 09.09.2013GOMEL, 9 September (BelTA) - An international meeting of collectors from Belarus and Russia opened in Gomel on 7 September, BelTA has learnt. Taking part in the event were famous collectors from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tula, Ulyanovsk, Pyatigorsk, Samara and a number of Belarus? regions. They included Vladimir Titkov, chief editor of the almanac Lavka Kollectsionera (Collector?s Store) and collector in over 20 fields (numismatics, faleristics, bonistics, deltiology and others), head of the Pyatigorsk-based collectors? club of Southern Russia Alexei Cherepov, owner of over 200,000 calendars Alexander Liders from Moscow, owner of an antique shop in St.
| 04.09.2013GOMEL, 4 September (BelTA) - An international meeting of collectors will take place at the Gomel Culture Center on 7-8 September, BelTA learnt from the culture center. Such meeting will be held in Gomel for the first time. Taking part in the meeting will be collectors from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. Clubs from Moscow, Kyiv, Chisinau and other cities will be represented. The program of the event will include exhibitions of various collections and a presentation of recently issued mini-calendars and badges along with other exhibits.
| 21.06.2013MINSK, 21 June (BelTA) - Pensions will be raised in Belarus on 1 July 2013. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed relevant Decree No. 278 Concerning pension rises on 20 June, BelTA learnt from the presidential press service. Under the document, labor pensions will be re-calculated as from 1 July. According to the press service, as a result labor pensions will be raised by 10.2% in July.