Latest Belarusian language Stories

2008-09-09 12:00:27

Excerpt from report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 9 September: Russia's Severstal Steel Works wants to build a new steelworks in Belarus, the press office of the Belarusian Council of Ministers has said with reference to Belarusian Prime Minister Syarhey Sidorski. Following his meeting with a delegation of Russia's Vologda Region, Sidorski said the Belarusian government plans to invite bids for the construction project worth more than 2bn dollars. The project...

2008-08-19 15:00:53

Text of report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 19 August: Non-governmental mass media have been covering the election process participants much broader in comparison with non-governmental ones, media expert Ales Antsipenka, a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) public association, told a news conference in Minsk on 19 August. BAJ presented to journalists the second bulletin about the mass media's coverage of the parliamentary election...

2008-07-02 15:00:21

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 2 July: Efforts to crack down on "illegal" home computer networks are being foiled by the difficulty of discovering such networks, Stsyapan Vaytsyashonak, chief engineer at the Minsk Television Information Networks, told Belapan. This past February, the Minsk Television Information Networks announced plans to disable home networks by July. When asked how many networks were disabled, Vaytsyashonak said...

2008-06-24 15:02:39

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 24 June. The House of Representatives [lower house of parliament] on 24 June voted 96 to two to pass the second, final, reading of a new version of Belarus' Media Law, which has been slammed by journalists and opposition politicians as restricting the constitutional right to disseminate and receive information. Yury Kulakowski, chairman of the standing Committee on Human Rights, National Relations and the...

2008-06-19 12:00:06

Text of report in English by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Minsk, 19 June: The implementation of Belarusian space projects should continue, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said. "We do not have to be some space superpower, but we will continue our space programme because we now have a good school," Lukashenka told students of Minsk universities after the groundbreaking ceremony for a students' campus in Minsk on Thursday [19 June]. We need to continue...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.