Ivan Bambiza, the Deputy Secretary of the Union State, has reported that the fourth programme for joint works by Belarus and Russia to overcome the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe will rely on raising awareness of ‘best practice’ appropriate to the affected area.
The ‘Naval Stalingrad’ military and patriotic event involving both Belarusian and Russian seamen took place in Belarus and Russia between 14 and 21 October. The campaign is part of a patriotic project called ‘The Naval Brotherhood is Inviolable!’. The Secretary of the Union State welcomed those involved in organising and taking part in the commemorative event.
The Russian national forum of student groups has started in Sochi. Over one thousand students from 72 Russian regions, together with previous particiipants, colleagues from the CIS and representatives of employers and the State authorities attended the forum. Grigory Rapota, the Secretary of the Union State, welcomed the forum participants.
Grigory Rapota, the Secretary of the Union State, said that the Union State holds a special place amongst the integrative unions formed in the post-Soviet space. He made this statement at the plenary meeting of the Second Eurasian Forum in Verona (Italy).
A session of the Commission for Economic Policy of the Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Minsk on 21 October 2013 at 12.00 (Government House, office 546). The session will be attended by the Parliamentary Assembly deputies, representatives of the Permanent Committee of the Union State and ministries and departments of Belarus and Russia together with representatives of State customers and the contractors involved in Union State’s programmes – heads of leading Russian and Belarusian institutes and universities.
Children’s creative groups have taken part in the marathon of information activities which has been held in various regions of the Republic of Belarus as part of the framework of the ‘Young Journalists of Belarus and Russia on behalf of the Union State 2013’ project. The results of the selection stages of the ‘Letter to My Friend’ contest have been announced and the Union State’s judges have started to evaluate these finalists.
In Minsk, on 24 October 2013 there will be a media seminar on ‘Agreement between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of social services: problems and solutions’ The seminar is being held at the initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus and the Permanent Committee of the Union State.
Grigory Rapota, the Secretary of the Union State, has met with Victor Ivanter, the RAS Academician and Co-chairman of the Committee of the International Contest for the Best Scientific Paper (Monograph) submitted by young scientists. The contest theme is ‘Eurasian Integration; Problems and Perspectives’.
A session of the Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly for Security, Defence and Fight against Crime was held at the Gomel City Council of Deputies on 17 October 2013. Parliamentary Assembly deputies, representatives of the Permanent Committee of the Union State and State customers of the Union State took part in the session.
Between 15 and 17 October in the Zubrenok Children’s Education and Recreation Centre new forms of children’s health improvement were presented as part of the international pedagogical forum themed ‘Children’s recreation and health improvement: modern tactics and future strategy’.
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.