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Held in Mensk. "The convention will begin with a performance of compositions by Anatoly Bogatyrev and Tikhon Khrennikov at the Concert Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society Theatre. Musical theatres in Mensk will show operas, ballets, and musicals staged in the last few years. Symphonic, choral, chamber, and folk music will be performed at concert halls in Mensk."
"Composers are expected to hold a plenary session and a round-table conference to discuss the prospects of musical art."
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The conference was jointly organized by the FTUB and the BCDTU with the assistance of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU). Some ICFTU leaders and trade union representatives from some Western countries are expected to attend the conference. Source: BelaPAN, No. 21; Friday, January 9, 1998; 7:20 p.m.
Mickiewicz was born in the village of Zaosye near Baranovichi, where a museum in his honor will be established (the latter according to a statement made by Belarusian President Lukashenko in November, 1997).
"Participants at the convention are to discuss the situation in Belarus and policies pursued by the authorities. In view of the convention, the club has issued a statement which reads: 'At present the ABVC has to work under very difficult conditions... We do not have a democratically elected parliament. The Supreme Soviet members who were appointed by Aleksandr Lukashenko to the House of Representatives, represent nobody except Lukashenko, voters cannot recall them, ...local executive officials are appointed from above... The president has used the falsified results of the [November 1996 constitutional] referendum to considerably expand his power and extend his term in office, thus committing authority abuse.' The authors of the statement also point out that the ABVC has lately become subject to 'unfounded and unlawful persecution.' In their opinion, this indicates that 'the authorities are probably preparing some steps which would run counter to public interests.'" Source: BelaPAN, No. 77; Tuesday, February 24, 1998; 4:20 p.m.
The Days of Latvia in Belarus will be organized by the country's government, industrialists and entrepreneurs and be held under the aegis of the Latvian Ministry of Economy. Experts are to meet a few days before the opening ceremony of the Days to discuss cooperation proposals. The governments of the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on the mutual protection of investment during the event. The agreement has already been drawn up. Source: BelaPAN, No. 83, Tuesday, December 30, 1997, 6:00 p.m.
"The organizers expect that demonstrators will march through the center of the city along Skaryna Avenue and hold a rally on Kastrichnitzkaya [October] Square located not far from the building of the president's administration. The organizing committee formed to prepare the demonstration includes representatives of the BSDP, the United Civic Party, and the Presidium of the 13th Supreme Soviet--the Belarusian parliament disbanded after the November 1996 referendum. The committee is open to other democratic parties and associations." Source: BelaPAN, No. 83; Wednesday, February 25, 1998; 5:40 p.m.
"The organising committee from the Belarus Popular Front (BPF) is to be chaired by Levon Borshchevsky, BPF acting chairman, and consists of more than 50 members including Zenon Pozniak, BPF chairman, and writers Vasil Bykov and Rygor Borodulin. To mark the anniversary, the BPF plans to stage a march and a rally on March 22 as well a number of meetings with intellectuals and prominent figures, exhibitions, etc." Source: BelaPAN, No. 47; Saturday, February 14, 1998; 3:00 p.m.
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"A round-table discussion on the theme 'Can the world manage without nuclear energy?' is also to be held with journalists in attendance." Source: BelaPAN, No. 77; Tuesday, February 24, 1998; 4:20 p.m.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the International Sakharov Institute of Radioecology (Belarus), Kingston University (UK), and the University of Picardie Jules Verne (France)
The Conference will have the following workshops:
See details and application form on www.isir.minsk.by/nedute/tempus2.html
The Conference languages will be - Russian and Belarusian. Translation will be provided to English and French speaking participants. No registration fee will be imposed. Application deadline is 23 March 1998.
Tel:/fax: (+ 375 17) 2306 888, 2306 897; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. Roman Gailevich)
These two, annual events are held concurrently in Mensk at the Convention Center. Expolingua is referred to as an International Language Festival, and Belarus Didac as an Educational Books & Equipment Exhibit. Categories: Education, Colleges & Universities; Libraries; Publishing. Source: ZD Net Trade Show Calendar
(FYI: Hrodna is considered by many to be Belarus' prettiest city.)
The lake was chosen as the festival's venue because it is located close to the birthplace of the Belarusian and Polish poet and Pushkin's friend, Adam Mickiewicz, whose 200th birthday will be celebrated in 1998.
The organizers believe that the festival will symbolize the friendship of the two poets and the two literatures. The festival is expected to feature the well-known Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky.
The festival is organized by Viktor Zhuk, the impresario known to poetry lovers for organizing Belarusian performances of Russian poets such as Andrei Voznesensky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Bella Akhmadulina, Rasul Gamzatov, and Andrei Dementyev. Source: BelaPAN, No. 5; Monday, January 5, 1998, 7:00 p.m.
Source: BelaPAN, No. 62; Tuesday, June 16, 1998; 8:20 p.m.
Another concert will take place at the Philharmonic Hall. Participants include young soloists from Belarus and a number of other CIS countries. Music will be performed by the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Television and Radio Company. Source: BelaPAN, No. 90; Wednesday, May 27, 1998; 6:40 p.m.
Held every two years (?). No dates available as yet; probably in Mensk at the end of summer, 1998. BelNATE is sponsored by The British Council in Mensk and they may have information. 1996 Conference was held in September in Mensk.
"According to the press office of the Council of the Republic (upper house of the Belarusian National Assembly--[note: which is not recognized by most countries nor international organizations]), an official letter has been sent to the Belarusian-Russian Union Parliamentary Assembly, proposing that an international conference be held under the aegis of the Belarusian-Russian Union Parliamentary Assembly."
"Invitations to attend the conference would be extended to parliamentarians in European countries. Participants at the conference would discuss ways to prevent an environmental catastrophe in the Baltic and North Seas which experts say may take place in 3 to 6 years."
Source: BelaPAN, No. 87; Wednesday, April 22, 1998; 7:30 p.m.