On 4 November the Belarusian-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra will deliver its final concerts in the S. I. Taneev Concert Hall in Kaluga, one of the largest economic and cultural cities of the Central Federal District of Russia.
At the end of the meeting of the Collegium of the Border Committee in Sochi, Grigory Rapota, the Secretary of the Union State, reported to the RIA Novosti that the programme for strengthening Union State border security until 2016 is being implemented successfully.
An information project run by the Permanent Committee of the Union State has now been completed. Called ‘Young Journalists of Belarus and Russia on behalf of the Union State’ it involved thousands of young people from different cities, small towns and villages.
On 8 October Minsk hosted a joint meeting of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation. At the meeting Alexander Shamko, the Minister of Sport for Belarus, and Vitaly Mutko, the Minister of Sport for Russia, signed a programme of cooperation in sport and physical culture for 2013-2014.
A meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly Commission for Budget and Finance was held in Moscow on 10 October 2013.
On 7 October at the World Trade Center a regular meeting of the ‘Mercury Club’ was dedicated to the development of the Russian defence industry. The meeting was chaired by RAS Academician, Evgeny Primakov.
Between 6 and 12 October Belarus arranged a press tour for representatives of the Russian regional media. It was themed ‘Current issues of the cooperation between Belarus and Russia’.
The opening ceremony of the fourth, and final, stage of the youth sports contest ‘Sport. Recognition. Success’ took place in the Smolensk State Academy for Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism on 6 October. Grigory Rapota, the Secretary of the Union State, congratulated the competition participants.