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December 31, 2005| Grandfather Frost and Snow Maiden Irina
Michael SHELEHOV, "Belarusskaya Dumka" (The Belarusian Idea) magazine, No 12 Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a European fairy tale. It is a mighty old wood. Tsars and kings have chosen Pushcha for many centuries. Our Grandfather Frost has also decided to take up residence there. However the estate of the sovereign did not appeared in itself. Many kind hands helped the Grandfather Frost to get the beautiful fantastic site. Talking is about local life, wood businesses, one of the talented local muster Irina Kushneruk and a lack of appreciation of local talents by the National Park.
December 31, 2005| True and cock-and-bull stories of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Vyacheslav SEMAKOV & Peter SUTKO, "Zarya" (The Dawn) newspaper, No 152 Vyacheslav Semakov is a scientist, writer, researcher and good connoisseur of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. He is an author of many books. He often published articles and essays on the pages of "The Dawn" newspaper. He now prepares the book "True stories of Belovezhskaya Pushcha" and we publish some of them today. Cock-and-bull stories from a notebook of our reporter Peter Sutko embellish this publication.
December 25, 2005| " Everything goes in accord with a plan which is … absent?"
"World of Animals (Gomel), No 12 Responses of the ecologists and readers of the Newspaper "World of Animals" on answers from the Property Management Department of the President of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection apropos of the letter of the editor office about problems of tourism development and ecological education in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".
December 24, 2005| Phenomena of a New Year's Grandfather
Vasiliy MATVEEV, Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 242 The tourists from Asia, Africa, America and Europe come to the village of Kamenyuki the whole year round to get "blessing" from of a Belarusian Grandfather Frost. A state of children's dreams in a state of nature, this is a residence of the Belarusian Grandfather Frost in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. A fairy tale and fantasy meet reality and dictate the will at a central entrance. Enlivened heathen gods and symbols, tens kilometres of epic woods surrounded and tedious wait of something unbelievable, all of these like a magnet attract thousand young tourists all over the world to visit Kamenyuki. December 20, 2005| Grandfather Frost is not frozen up!
Anatoliy GURIN, Dmitriy KORCHAK, “Sovetskaya Byelorussia” (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper, No 245 A heavy show-fall "de-energized" Belovezhskaya Pushcha last weekend but a residence of a winter magician was full of light all the time. Extreme conditions to be in open air, which are very preferable for many tourists, were created in the last weekend in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The snow cover became eleven centimeters deep over some hours. The light went out in a hotel and motel houses scattered in the Pushcha's area. The situation concerning electricity switching-off only activated foreign tourists to take a great interest in Pushcha. December 14, 2005| Timeless tune of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Nickolai LITVINOV, Alena DOVZHENOK, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 244 The article is about Belovezhskaya Pushcha, its history, nature, national park, and also about nature protection, scientific and tourist activities, achievements and plans for the future. General director Nickolai Bambiza and deputy director for science Eugeniy Busco are interviewed. December 10, 2005| My precious village...
Vera ARTEAGA, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 232 When the conversation turned on agricultural and ecological tourism, the sceptics immediately ask the question: what is particular in Belarus that tourists come to us from all over the world? What do we have to astonish experienced travellers? As a matter of fact the answer is simple – they are Belarusian originality and, certainly, Belarusian nature. There are more then fifty farm houses in Belarus which are ready to accommodate native and foreign tourists. At the same time only few more than fifteen houses are placed near Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The UN and Ministry of Nature Protection Project "Ecologically Sustainable Development of the Region "Belovezhskaya Pushcha": Combining Nature Protection and Sustainable Development" can provide assistance them. The Project is implemented since last year covering the area of five districts within Grodno and Brest regions. December 07, 2005| The last day of the USSR by eyes of a philosopher, typist and former director of a reserve
Yadviga YUFEROVA, "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" (Russian Newspaper) newspaper Meetings in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Liquidation was made by sober head. A woman who has disorganized a country. Be ready to live for a native Land. Some one will hear, shoot and write. December 07, 2005| I did not visit a sauna and did not drink champagne
Sregei ZAVOROTNYI, “Sovetskaya Byelorussia” (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper One can envy the political longevity of the first President of independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk. He remains to be a recognized "heavyweight" in politics till now. However our conversation has been struck up about former events of the earlier December 1991 when Boris Eltsin, Stanislav Shushkevich and Leonid Kravchuk made to the end the history of the Soviet Union in famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
December 06, 2005.| A sawmill in the middle of the Forest (Belovezhskaya Pushcha)
Joanna CHANILO, "Kurier Poranny" (Poland) The interview with Valery Dranchuk, famous Belarusian oppositional activist working to preserve Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Kurier Hajnowski: You are famous as a Belarusian opposition activist, defending Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Could you tell us about your activity? What was its origination. Valery Dranchuk: In the beginning of 90-s I began to issue the newspaper Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
November 18 – December 05, 2005| White spot on a map of Europe
Marina KULIKOVA, "Belorusskiy Rynok" (The Byelorussian Market) Newspaper, No 46 Tourism is one of the perspective branches to develop regional economy and attract investments. Tens countries including the nearby Poland and Ukraine have reached great achievements in this way. The most of the Europeans have rather dim conception about Belarus. the German diplomats and businessmen expressed such the opinion during the VIII Minsk forum. At the same time there is considered particularly perspective to have rest in individual farm houses and in our reserved areas (Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Braslav Lakes, August Channel). November 26, 2005| Stanislaw Shushkevich: "We worked in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, we did not drink…"
Ales SIVY, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 228 Our newspaper already informed earlier that in a press conference with Russian reporters, Alexander Lukashenko characterized Stanislaw Shushkevich, former Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus, with very bad words like “he was not a president of Belarus and was not authorized to sign the Belovezhskaya Pushcha Agreements". Mr. Lukashenko declared he was "against the collapse and disintegration of the Soviet Union", and that the whole a team - which consisted of Eltsin (Russia), Kravchuk (Ukraine) and Shushkevich (Belarus) -"polluted the place which is now the president's residence ". Stanislaw Shushkevich personally tells us about those real facts and events that took place fourteen yeas ago.
November 26, 2005| Belovezhskaya Pushcha: how to rescue a World Heritage Site?
Anatoly LESNOY, Specially for the Website "Belovezhskaya Pushcha – 21st Century" The article "Green bazaar, or why Belarusian ecologists did not support an action to protect Belovezhskaya Pushcha" shows that the national movement for nature protection is weak and "infantile". The movement adapted itself to the political reality in Belarus. It does not make sense to wait for a more powerful, intensified and more radical approach of the movement in the field of protection of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. However, the Pushcha – with its ancient relic wood – is unique within Europe and even within the Biosphere of the planet Earth. It is necessary to establish a proper system of protection. Surely, international ecological and other organizations (UN, UNESCO) which are engaged in these scopes should take responsibility for protection of the most valuable objects, control the development and be keen on legislative aspects in relation to unique Monuments and Biosphere Reserves.
November 15, 2005| Without beer advertisement!
Eunice BLAVASCUNAS, Website "Lesza dla Puszczy" A national park is a national patrimony-that means that it belongs to all citizens of Poland and exists as a different kind of property relation than a national forest, private property or land held in common by the Gminas. It stands outside of normal property relations and outside of market oriented notions of value and commodification. Thus, placing a beer advertisement in the middle of the forest at the Gluszec Nature Reserve in the Bialowieza National Park is the start of an alarming trend towards turning national treasures into objects that can be sold at the discretion of the Park Director.
November 15, 2005| Disk in the sky
Nickolai GRECHANIK, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 219 Did the military pilots see UFO in the Brest region? According to documents removing from the secret list, UFOs were rather regularly observed in the former USSR's area. They especially often visited military bases, Air Force stations, places of military stationing and various strategic objects, including close to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Being engaged in UFO problems over thirty years, I have collected a big archive devoted to this topic. Mine “file” also keep a Belarusian-UFO trace, connected to UFO supervision and made by the military pilots above strategic objects in the area of the Brest region.
November 08, 2005| Bialowieza National Park is not obeying regulations of Polish Nature Conservation Act
Joanna CHANILO, "Kurier Poranny" On narrow gauge railroad station in “Gluszec” (Capercaillie) range of the Bialowieza National Park (Poland) hangs advertisement of beer. It was placed there with permission of the Director of National Park. However it is against of Polish law. Breaking of legal regulations is here very obvious and anybody would doubt that responsible person should be consequently punished. But there is much more, it is very dangerous precedence – it is capture of protected area for commerce – and it must be stressed here. National Park was funded to protect this wilderness and to pass it for the next generations – the money rush should not change its aim.
October 20, 2005| Responses of the readers of the Newspaper "World of Animals" to publications devoted the problems of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
"World of Animals" (Gomel) Responses of the readers of the Newspaper "World of Animals" to publications devoted the problems of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
October 18, 2005.| Railway against the Bialowieza Forest
Joanna CHANILO, "Kurier Poranny" (Poland) The Polish Bialowieza National Park (BNP) brings into operation a narrow-gauge railway across the forest. The railway, by the way, crosses protected territories. This is one of those actions that compel to put a question about the aim of the National Park existence. What should be there - protection of the nature or its devastation? It is more and more clear that the railway is brought into operation by means of force.
October 14, 2005.| Green bazaar, or why Belarusian ecologists did not support an action to protect Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Heorhi KAZULKA, Specially for the Website "Belovezhskaya Pushcha - 21st Century" The article analyses problems of the "green" ecological movement of Belarus. As a case of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, weakness of this movement and complexity of a social and political situation for the work of Belarusian non-governmental organizations, ecologists and activists of nature protection are shown. Necessary to advance and to promote new leaders and original programs to give to a new impulse and activate the public process, including the campaign for protection of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, is concluded.
September 13, 2005.| Celebration in a bloodstained tower
Nina MARCHUK, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 177) Last twelve years the Belarusian Literature Day was celebrated in the towns connected to names of Belarusian educators and printing pioneers. The first celebration was in the town of Polotsk in 1994, and then it was in the town of Turov. In 2005 the town of Kamenetz of the Brest region was chosen. Kamenetz has sprung up seven centuries ago, in the area where ground- and waterways from Volyn to Baltic were crossing. Belovezhskaya Pushcha covers 27 percents of the district territory. A tower-fortress was built the first. It has been called in different ways: a Kamenetz Pillar, White Tower and Red Tower. September 07, 2005| A reserved tune and reserved sadness...
Vera ARTEAGA , "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 165 All nations had sacred natural sites for a long time. At first the ancient people protected them by worshipping the forest gods; afterwards the preservation of green riches became more intelligent. For the first time protection of natural areas at a state level began to be carried out in the late XI — earlier XII centuries on Kiev Russ during the Great Princes Vsevolod and Vladimir Monomah's governing. In Peter I times, water-protection woods, special forest guard and rather severe punishments for infringements, right up to a death penalty, existed. The first reserves, private, not state ones, occurred in the late ÕIÕ — earlier XX centuries. As a general scheme has been approving at the country's government (in the middle of 90's of the last century), 79 specially protected natural areas of the national level with the overall area of 794.2 thousand hectares, or 3.8 percents of the total country's territory, existed. They included two reserves, the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" and more than 70 areas of the national level that have a partial reservation. September 06, 2005| At the White Tower walls
Vladimir SHURHOVETSKIY , "Vo Slavu Rodine" (To the Glory of Homeland) newspaper, No 167-168 The latest celebration of Belarusian literature was hold in the town of Kamenetz. Why was this town chosen a capital of the literature holiday? The famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites is in this area. This forest provides a home for mighty bison that have inspired Mikola Gusovsky to write "Song about Bison", a masterpiece of the medieval Belarusian literature. The Kamenetz town is also famous due to a monument of defensive architecture of the XIII century – the White Tower. September 03, 2005| The land of Kamenetz is perfect by its people
Svetlana YASKEVICH , "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 167-168 A holiday has come to the land of Kamenetz. These memorable days will be always to recollect the names of famous persons from the same district: ÕVIII century educator Michael Karpovich, historian and first President of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vsevolod Ignatovsky, playwright Vladimir Stelmah and literary critic Vladimir Gnilomedov. The list can be continued because the area of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a native land of many famous people. But it is necessary to recollect those people whose life and work is today in the Kamenetz area: head of Agricultural Complex "Soviet Belarus" Bladimir Bedulya, director of the Kamenyuki secondary school Valentina Frolova, master-wood-graver Irina Kushneruk etc. September 03, 2005| Looking for the lost
Ales KARLYUKEVICH , "Respublika" (The Republic) Newspaper, No 163 Visiting the Pushcha's lands, I always recollect a "Belovezhskaya Ballad" by Andrei Voznesenskiy and his poetic aspiration "to bale" a natural monument out, defending it from forces of life and evil. Andrei Voznesenskiy and Bialowieza are also a history which probably will be studied in the future by the use of lots of photos made in 1960 — 1970's, if old philological rarities will be in deficit. The friends from Minsk once arranged "underground work" to the poet, having hidden him from the readers and "fans" in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Then they rescued "the serf of Russian language" in Svityaz or Bialowieza areas many times. Voznesenskiy has also made friends with a "flying man" in the Pushcha's vicinities that he has written in a mini-poem. September 03, 2005| Turning over the pages of a history
Fedor MUHA, "Respublika" (The Republic) Newspaper, No 163 The town of Kamenetz, younger brother of the ancient Turov town, also has maintained tradition of celebration. A sequence of this continuity is under a certain law. The Kamenetz town is approximately four hundred years younger than the Turov one, where the Day of Belarusian literature and Slavic culture was celebrating last year. But a deep temporary relationships of the epoch-making scale exist between the town-lands divided by centuries and hundreds kilometers. One of the little-known historical episodes is connected to a history of an orthodox relic of the Kamenetz town, wonder-working icon of the Kamenetz Got Mother. The icon was painted, according to the historians' asserts, by Vladimir, the Volynsk prince and founder of the town, and handed as a gift to the first orthodox temple built here namely Blagoveshchensk Church. In the late times the icon was given to Simeonovsky Cathedral Temple. The Father Lev, Senior Priest of this temple, as getting know about arrival of the Tsar Nickolai ²² in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, has got an audience and asked to help restore the Kamenetz Tower (Pillar). September 01, 2005| A nomadic star over Oshmyany
Oksana MYTKO, “Sem Dney” (Seven Days) Newspaper We continue to acquaint the readers with traditions, customs and cultural features of different nationalities living on the Belarusian land. Our today's story is about the life of a Gipsy community from the town of Oshmyany. It was a marvel that Peter Martinkevich, inhabitant of Oshmyany, escaped death. He is one of the few people in the Gipsy clan who remembers well a nomadic life and all connected dangers and pleasures. Within the last war he was a boy. Their encampment was located in Belovezhskaya Pushcha to take refuge avoiding fascist occupiers. At the war end, the chastisers made a raid to catch partisans and found a Gipsy location.
August 31, 2005| Conclusions after a trip to Belovezhskaya Pushcha and responses of the participants of excursion
Natalia SLYADNEVA, “Mir zhivotnyh” (World of Animals) newspaper, No 8 A hot time of holidays and examinations was not a case to prevent us from making a scheduled tour to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The participants from Gomel city got rather tired because they spent for day and night to come and back. Nevertheless we were under emotions to be expecting meeting one of the most known nature protection sites, which is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List and under strong governmental protection. However it is hardly an easy shock to call what we have seen and heard. I will not let you into my emotions. You will be clear after you will get to know replays of the readers and to look photos of the editor team
August 31, 2005| Belovezhskaya Pushcha: a way to scientific and moral devastation
Alexander SAVARIN, “Mir zhivotnyh” (World of Animals) newspaper, No 8 As a member of the newspaper’s editorial staff, I visited the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". Pushcha has always been in the media spotlight. It’s clear as the unique natural site needs much attention and care. However the news about Pushcha has been turning increasingly gloomy over the last years. In this relation, I wanted to see and analyze everything myself. More so because my last visit to Belovezhskaya Pushcha was as long ago as in the XX century.
August 17, 2005| The visitors like bones in a throat?
Sergei KOZHUH, “Sovetskaya Byelorussia” (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper, No 157 Personal notes are about barriers getting for entry tourism. The director of a tourism agency has told to me a story got from own practical work. An interesting idea called "the Grandfather Frost’s Residence" was realized in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. But the managers have not envisaged the fact of huge amount of tourists coming there. As a result, according to responses of the employees of some tourism agencies, the Grandfather Frost hardly managed to serve a big flow of visitors in the last year and the dialogue with him reminded a conveyer of "a simultaneous game session". Children are the basic consumers of this New Year's service. They consider the Grandfather Frost as a kind fantastic character assisting to come to pass to miracle. The kids were fairly pouted having faced not a magician, but the tired uncle-actor. August 11, 2005| The literary land of Kamenetz
Adam MALDZVIS, “Golas Radzimy” (The Motherland Voice) Newspaper It is known that the Day of Belarusian literature and press will held in the town of Kamenetz of the Brest region this summer. There are some skeptical meanings like the Kamenetz land has nothing directly related to this celebration. Is it true? Let's, dear readers, make a short excursion into the Kamenetz area to be convinced that there is the literature in this land, as in each other area of Belarus. The Kamenetz (“White”) Tower and Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
August 11, 2005| Wild nature and tourism. Are they combined in Belovezhskaya Pushcha?
Heorhi Kazulka, "Brestskiy Kurier" (The Brest Courier) newspaper, No 33 In the article the story is about ecological and educational work in the Bavarian Forest Biosphere Reserve in Germany where the author visited as a member of tourist group in 2000. Comparison with Belovezhskaya Pushcha is given and problems existed in the Belarusian National Park are analyzed.
August 10, 2005| Is it possible to share ancient sorrow?
Tamara Glushchenko, Vecherniy Brest» (The Evening Brest) Newspaper, No 62 Few of us take time to think about Belovezhskaya Pushcha because we are strangers to its dimensions and life rhythms. We just cannot intersect with them in space. But there are some persons whose destiny united with the ancient reserved wood. While Pushcha keeps silent they are telling its story. If interpretation of Pushcha’s sighs and secret rustles are included in what they say, it means it is worthwhile to listen to these wood-lovers. Isn’t it strange that traveling through Pushcha by means of a personal computer, in the flat of Heorhi Kazulka, I was filled by the spirit of the reserve much more than I would have been if I walked along its paths?
August 10, 2005| Anatoliy Lebedko and United Civil Party represent their vision of the future of Belarus
Anatoliy LEBEDKO, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 154 Anatoliy Lebedko and United Civil Party represent their vision of the future of Belarus. One of the points of their program is “no one makes attempts with axe and saw upon the national treasure Belovezhskaya Pushcha and other national reserved areas. Infringement of natural integrity of Braslav Lakes will be severely punished. There is nothing more terrible than "civilized" violence towards nature. Hundred thousand tourists from Europe, Asia and America, instead of hundred officials and businessmen building the cottages in protected zones, enjoy our reserves and living nature of our country. Polessie area is the best site of Europe to explore flora and fauna. It is cured of consequences of the destructive drainage program. August 06, 2005.| A balanced equipoise
Tomas SAMSEDIK, "Minski Kuryer" (The Minsk Courier) Newspaper, No 691) It seems at first sight that entire chaos and muddle hold sway in nature. It is seemingly only blind case and coarse forces define who whom, where and when will eat or banish from the most convenient and lived-in habitat. In actual fact, in natural balance, in its sections "credit" and "debit", there is often more order than in some our account books and even budgets. Everything is much interconnected in nature and it is almost impossible to find living creatures which would not communicate with others in one or other way. In Belovezhskaya Pushcha, since the second half of the last century, wolves, foxes and listed now in the Belarusian Red Data Book bears and lynxes have ruthlessly been killed, as enemies of ungulates – bison, elk, red deer, roe deer and wild boar. August 04, 2005| Festive occasion for Nesvizh
Daria SATZUKEVICH, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 150 Recently UNESCO inscribed our Nesvizh palace complex on the List of World Heritage Sites. Nearby to a yard-palace-door, under an old linden tree, Klavdia Shishigina-Patotskaya sits as always. She is an expert on local history. She was born in Nesvizh, knows about this land very much and periodically publishes small books with historical stories. "Do you know what kind of holiday is today?”, it was her first question. It is the true holiday because before this event Belarus owned only two values of the world importance - Belovezhskaya Pushcha and the Mir castle. July 30, 2005| In Brest we found the most prosperous Belarusian village and the largest Belarusian oak tree
Raisa MURASHKINA, “Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi” (The Komsomol Truth in Belarus) Newspaper A cucumber-village is in the country of potato-citizens. A largest Belarusian oak tree grows in a strawberry-village. It is an 800-years old oak King-tree of the height about 50 meters. To embrace this oak, five men will be not enough. The people say the same large oak tree grows in Belovezhskaya Pushcha but villagers do not believe and carefully protect reputation of the beauty-tree. July 29, 2005| To hear a voice of nature
Olga MEDVEDEVA, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 140 It is necessary to teach the modern people to hear a voice of nature, head of the Department of Information at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection Natalia Fedorova considers. What is deference between ecological and rural tourism? Is the Ministry ready to organize ecological training for owners of farmhouses? There are many other places where the development of rural tourism is possible avoiding damage to nature. These are our national parks like Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Braslav Lakes, Pripyatsky and Narochansky which were created to combine protection and opportunities to serve rest of people. July 29, 2005| Thoughts on the “Market” place
Valentina KOZLOVICH, “Sovetskaya Byelorussia” (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper, No 144 It is something concerning the attitude to monuments of olden times. Is there such a man who is indifferent towards antiquity certified as monuments? Certainly, there is no such a man. What is we can make surprise? If to take the native to me Brest region as an example, I would compile a very long list of sights: the Sapegy’s palace, courtesan monastery in the town of Bereza, Puslovsky’s palace near the town of Ivatzevichi... It is worth mentioning our natural riches! These are not only Belovezhskaya Pushcha but also the unique bogs of Zvanetz, Dikoie and Sporovskoie – “lungs of Europe", the lake of Vygonoshchanskoie, and the orchid belt on the Polessie where scientists counted not less than 20 thousand of orchid plants. However there is the "but": natural monuments have survived somewhere even against the people and civilization’s development, while architectural monuments are very bad without our attention. July 28, 2005| Myths and legends of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Vera ARTEAGA , "Gomelskie Vedomosti” (The Gomel Gazette) newspaper, No 115-116 Two weeks ago our newspaper published the best of creative papers written by children in the frame of the completion “Conserve our land living and green”. Let’s remind that the editor teams of “World of Animals” and “Gomel Gazette”, as well as the Gomel Regional Committee of Natural Resources and Environment Protection were organizers of this action. An excursion-travel to Belovezhskaya Pushcha which was took place last week has been proposed a major prize for all participants of the contest. Not only inveterate city-dwellers but also ecologists with their scientific approach to explore the matter got an overall rang of pleasures from the travel. July 27, 2005| Ticks’ hunting
Natalia NEVEDOMAYA, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 168 It would seem June is past, now is July as a summer top while the season of tick invasion is in progress in Belarusian woods and parks. It is not seldom when people who suffered from stings of these blood-drinkers ask for help in hospitals. For example recently a 40-years old patient visited my office, therapeutist from 27-th metropolitan clinic Michael Bankov tells. She had rest in a wood but only the next day was she found out an "uninvited visitor" on her back. With the help of members of household, the woman tried to extract a tick but success was nothing. After the visiting a surgeon she had to visit a doctor specializing on infection. Other patients who had the similar problem told that they had rest in metropolitan Chelushintzy and Gorky’s parks, and at Naroch lake. There was also a woman who visited Belovezhskaya Pushcha where also there are a lot of ticks this summer. July 25, 2005| To a village, not only to a grandfather...
Nadeya GOLUBOVICH, Belorusskiy Rynok (The Byelorussian Market) Newspaper, No 28 A concept of rural tourism giving the tourist services in countryside becomes more and more common for our life. To have rest in villages for all members of the family is popular in Poland. Companies which provide rural tourism offer a huge spectrum of services. Bialowieza is a small village in the east of Poland. Among its 1,900 inhabitants the number of Philosophy Doctors and Professors are the most than in Krakow because a branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences specializing to study flora and fauna of the unique Bialowieza Forest is located here. July 20, 2005| An arch of time
Svetlana LITSKEVICH, “Sovetskaya Byelorussia” (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper, No 137 The geodetic Arch of Struve was inscribed on the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The international society found this site of the importance common to all mankind. It is sad but majority of us, as always, are not in the know. An opinion poll in impromptu revealed that far from everyone could even approximately explain what such the Arch is in general, which is called now the Russian-Scandinavian Arch, now the Arch of meridian, and now the Struve’s Arch. For many of us, even despite of a wide-recognition, it remains to be terra incognita. Although in Finland the inclusion of the Arch in the UNESCO’s List was celebrated as a national achievement. Today the Arch crosses the areas of ten countries. July 20, 2005| With pride for the history, with pride for Belarus
Ella CHAZOVA, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 161 In the city of Durban (the Republic of South Africa), in the 29-th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites held on July 15 of this year, it was decided to inscribe the architectural and cultural complex of the Radzivily’s residence in Nesvizh and the Struve’s Arch on the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Now, on July 1, the List consisted of 788 sites. Chairman of the UNESCO National Commission of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Schastnyi and director of the National Unitary Enterprise of space methods in geodesy "Belaerocosmosgeodezia" of the Committee on land resources, geodesy and cartography at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Mkrtychyan tell about importance of this event. July 19, 2005| Two new Belarusian sites are in the “Red Data Book” of World Cultural Heritage
Sergey KURKACH, Victoria TSELYASHUK, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 131 In the city of Durban (the Republic of South Africa), in the 29-th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites held on July 15 of this year, it was decided to inscribe the architectural and cultural complex of the Radzivily’s residence in Nesvizh and the Struve’s Arch on the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Now, on July 1, the List consisted of 788 sites including the Egyptian Pyramid fields from Giza, Great Chinese Wall and two sites in the area of Belarus — the Mir castle complex and Belovezhskaya Pushcha. July 14, 2005| Going to pick mushrooms, do not forget about ticks
Olga GROGORIEVA, "Minski Kuryer" (The Minsk Courier) Newspaper, No 671 Some years ago the people whose business relates to the work in forest belonged to so-called group of “ticks’ risk" while recently this group was supplemented by city-dwellers, in particular by the ones who prefer to walk out of doors in green zones: urban parks, squares and woods. Holiday visitors were also joined to this group. The Berezinski Reserve and Belovezhskaya Pushcha are considered the most adverse zones in Belarus regarding the tick encephalitis. Therefore we recommend the tourists to vaccinate against the encephalitis as minimum as half a year before the visiting these reserved areas. June 22, 2005| Bison of Belovezhskaya Pushcha / How bison walked across Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Valeriy MILOSH Poems about bison. June 23, 2005| Strong-smelling honey is in my land...
Ivan LITOSH Poem "Belavezhzha" about Belovezhskaya Pushcha. June 22, 2005| Belovezhskaya Pushcha — a Great Book
Valeriy MILOSH Poem about Belovezhskaya Pushcha. June 21, 2005| What does a mushroom prepare to us for the future?
Valeriy SIKIRZHITSKIY , "Respublika" (The Republic) Newspaper, No 114 The article about mushrooms, collection of the fungi in the laboratory of mycology and changes in fungus flora over last decades. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is mentioned where a rare fungus was found. June 17, 2005| Valery Dranchuk: "In contradiction of us, the Americans have Law to protect nature"
(The Website “Charter'97”) A team of Belarusian ecologists and journalists visited famous natural reserves in USA, met with the heads of federal and local services and the representatives of public sector who together solve a problem of protection of living nature in the country. The travel was organized by the Embassy of United States in Belarus, services of the USA State Department and Institute of the International Education in Washington. The participant of the travel Valery Dranchuk who is a leader of the independent ecological initiative “TERRA-Convention" and a member of the Council of civil initiatives "Free Belarus" was questioned by our reporter. May 20, 2005| Kalashnikov did not begin to shoot a Belarusian female-elk
Victor DEMIDOV, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 95 Russian armourer Michael Kalashnikov, like before, was in the focus of general attention at a conference devoting to military-technical problems. His speech at the conference in Minsk was focused to an obvious fact that tens countries have prototypes on Soviet weapon and modern inventions of Russian armourers are topical all over the world since Russian small arms is the best. At table during a break, Michael Kalashnikov told the absolutely another “I remember, once long ago, I was invited to hunt in Belovezhskaya Pushcha”. May 20, 2005| A many-sided planet
Victor KUKLOV, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 111 - 112 All is closely interconnected in the nature and disappearance of some species of plants or animals can cause any chain reaction with negative consequences. Today even pupils are familiar of this. Certainly for millions years of life evolution on the Earth, thousands species of flora and fauna vanished. It is enough to recollect axioms concerning dinosaurs and mammoth. ìàìîíòîâ enough. The climate is changed, every possible natural catastrophes occurred and it is not necessary to dismiss natural selection. Homo sapiens also developed his way, struggled for space under the sun aspiring not only to survive but also to live well. But, as it’s known, all must be paid including for the boons of a civilization, moreover frequently not the man while the wild nature pays. The International Day of biological diversity proclaimed by a UN General assembly and annually celebrated on May 22, aims to remind of value of all the alive on the Earth. May 12, 2005| For what is a Turkish coast to us?
Inga MINDALEVA, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 84 In two years, twenty seven culture-tourism zones will appear in Belarus where both Belarusians and foreign tourists will have resting. How much do we know about our national heritage? As to traditions, history and culture we can tell something but superficially and in common. It is not a secret that the Belarusians are interested few of their past. However the true fact is many nation can envy its achievements. The further is about the tourism zones in Belarus. May 06, 2005| Giants from the Lakes
Vladimir SALASIUK, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 100 - 101 To see bison, it is not necessary to go in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. They live near Grodno too. Sixty two animals live in the hunting enterprise of the Agricultural Complex “Ozery” (“Lakes”) now. The story started seven years ago when eighteen bison were delivered from Belovezhskaya Pushcha in woods near the village of Ozery, famous in the Grodno region area due to its unique and picturesque sites. Alexander Dubko, inveterate hunter and amateur of nature, managed the enterprise “Ozery” in that time and he became an initiator to populate bison here. The problem was a nature protection service sounded the alarm: the obvious overpopulation of bison is in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. They suffer even from the deficit of forages. Moreover, the close-related coupling between animals occurs that is fraught with their degeneration. As a result, some animals were transported near Grodno. The further in the article is about problems of bison keeping çóáðîâ in the agricultural enterprise. May 05, 2005| Yet not hen but already not chicken
Alexander OCHARETNI, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 78 Do you know what kind of birds are the most numerous on our planet? I am sure you will surprise when you will learn! No, they are not pigeons which in thousand scurry about our legs, not sparrows, not any small birds. They are pheasants! If to say more precisely, they are home hen because our hens are the real pheasants or, to say more precisely, one of the birds of the large family of pheasants. However we leave hen in peace for the time being and will address to their nearest relatives – quail and partridge. But the true fact is one more species of the family of pheasants, a hunting pheasant which has still half-wild behavior, was introduced into Belovezhskaya Pushcha last years. April 28, 2005| Bison from Lake
Boris PROKOPCHIK, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 75 The wood giants being under "guardianship" of the agricultural enterprise "Lakes" of the Grodno region increased their number more than three times for six years. The historical information about bison, the keeping bison in the agricultural enterprise and problems are given.
April 15, 2005| Where does this road lead?
Yalanta S’myalovskaya, “Radio Polonia” (Poland) On Saturday of April 16 of this year, a bicycle and foot pass is opened at the Polish and Belarusian border in Bialowieza. The pass is targeted to serve tourists first of all. In the publication, the Poles are interviewed concerning what they think about the pass at the centre of Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
April 14, 2005| Just a simple fairy tale
Irina Baslyk (Minsk), Specially for the Website "Belovezhskaya Pushcha - 21 Century" The story about a great wood which existed at one time but suddenly desappered. April 01, 2005| Newcomers from Pushcha
Antonina Hokimova ”Vecherniy Brest” (The Evening Brest) Newspaper, No 26 Is it true the good-lookers from Belovezhskaya Pushcha were threatened to be die from hungry last winter? Rumours about altruism of the local population proved to be very exaggerating. The first met by us men from the village of Chepeli, to our question "Where does a man live here who used an own hay to feed bison depriving of a food of the own cow?", answered shortly and clearly "There are no such the fools here". The article is devoted to the problem damage put by bison. April 01, 2005| A bearded beauty is to be protected in the national scale
Sergei KRUKACH, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 56 In spite of the frost weather, it is obvious the spring has come here. Those species of birds that wintered in native woods and bogs became the first witnesses of its coming. The Great Grey Owl, very likely the most enigmatic bird, which was chosen the national bird of year for 2005, starts the nesting at the end of March - the beginning of April. This owl is the most numerous in the area of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the bog “Dikoe” and the forest-swamp lanscape “Vygonoshchaskiy” and “Olmanskie bolota”. The country’s “reserved” cinema director and the operator of ecological films, director on development of the public organization “Belarus Birds’ Life” Igor BYSHNEV will tell today. March 25, 2005| Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the only in Europe
Marina TERESHCHENKO, Nikolai ONISHCHENKO, “Litaratura i mastatstva” (The Literature and Art) newspaper, No 12 In the article, the story about inscribing Belovezhskaya Pushcha into the List of World Heritage Sites, one million dollars on preservation of biological diversity of Pushcha granted by the World Bank of Reconstruction and Development, pedigree hunting dogs delivered from USA, wood export to Poland, moonshining and beekeeping, a prickly wire fence at the state border and necessity to save Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
March 23, 2005| Ukraine and Russia stand up for Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Elena NOVIKOVA, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 54 The Ukrainian Coalition “For Wild Nature” and the International Socio-Ecological Union (Russia) announced the starting the international campaign to protect the Belarusian part of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The reason for this was the lasted numerous facts of infringement of the legislation and rules of wildlife science in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, as well as the intensive economic activity continues to be conducted in the National Park which contradicts the aims of nature protection and conservation of the unique primeval forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. the initiators of the international campaign to protect Belovezhskaya Pushcha again ask to support the Belarusian public to rescue Belovezhskaya Pushcha which is under barbarian use and to send letters and faxes to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Grigorievich Lukashenko.
March 16, 2005| Chronicles of Anatoliy Kozlovich. Beauty
Anatoliy Kozlovich, "Svobodnye Novosti Plus" (Free News Plus) Newspaper The article is devoted to the problem of people’s treatment to the beauty of the Belarusian nature. Belovezhskaya Pushcha, an example of how the state demonstrates to the citizens to consider a nature first of all as a natural resource - a wood, fish, animal, mushroom to utilize it, is mentioned. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is under pressure of planed procurements. Good words of the officials including the president about the protection of natural beauty are just a game. Belovezhskaya Pushcha becoming the area for timber harvesting has the fatal fate to become an ordinary Belarusian wood. The main component, ethics is absent in nature protection. February 25, 2005| An ox will be eaten, before a hare will be shot
Natalia KRIVETS “Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi” (The Komsomol Truth in Belarus) Newspaper The newspaper investigated features of the national hunting and found out that hunting in Belarus had few changes since the szlachta’s times. It is narrowed about the hunting in Belovezhskaya Pushcha in the article, as well as the prices for hunting trophies are given. February 16, 2005| Shereshevo urgently needs the holiday
Svetlana YASKEVICH "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper, No 27 Shereshevo is located twenty kilometers from Pruzhany and is nearly adjacent town to the large forest area of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The town has been surrounded with bogs from different directions before the large-scale land improvement - there was only one dry road connected Pruzhany with Hajnowka. Further in the article is about the town, its people, traditions, history, problems and prospects. February 11, 2005.| Do not touch exhibits by hands!
Victor GORDEI “Litaratura i mastatstva” (The Literature and Art) newspaper, No 6 The article is about the Museum of nature of the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”. February 09, 2005| Inside of the carriage
Nikolay Zhdanovich, "Respublika" (The Republic) Newspaper, No 24 The visitors of the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha” will soon tear by the imperial road. The historical shape of the so-called imperial road, leading to the Bialowieza palace that once amazing with its magnificence, will be restored here. The Russian tsar Alexander III liked to have rest in this palace at the end of XIX century. For this purpose the cast copies of imperial arms which decorated bridges at the road to Bialowieza has been made in the Gomel factory "Centrolit". February 08, 2005| Belarusian Bird of a “year”
Anatoli SMOLSKIY, “Byelorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta” (The Byelorussian business newspaper) Newspaper, No 1501 The ornithologists from the Netherlands specially visited the State National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" few years ago to watch a rarest bird, the largest owl all over the world. This is Great Grey Owl. The ornithologists from the national nongovernmental organization "Belarus Birds’ Life” has announced this species “a Bird of a year”, among other 52 species listed in the Belarus Red Data Book. Biology, ecology and characteristic of the owl are further in the article.
February 06, 2005| Belovezhskaya Pushcha: a quiet untouched wood in the Polish part, a wood disturbed by honking timber lorries on the Belarusian side
Nickolai SKOBLA ("Belarusian Radio Liberty Life") The situation and problems of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a topic of conversation held in the studio of “Belarusian Radio Liberty Life”. The editor of the newspaper “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, the leader of the public ecological initiative "TERRA-Convention" Valery Dranchuk and the former deputy director on science of the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, Philosophy Doctor of Biology Heorhi Kazulka answer the questions of the reporter.
February 04, 2005| Developing the ecotourism, the main is to avoid harm for nature
Sergei ROSOLKO, "Zvyazda” (The Star) Newspaper, No 10 The Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Protection Alexander Apatskiy answers the questions on ecotourism development in Belarus. The National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha” is mentioned as a perspective tourist centre. February 02, 2005| Peasant house
Anatoliy KOZLOVICH, "Svobodnye Novosti Plus" (The Free News Plus”) The problem of the change of historically-traditional cultural landscape in the countryside of Belarus is discussed. A hut having stove but without chimney located in the village of Rozhkovka in the vicinity of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, one of the oldest in Belarus, is described. February 01, 2005| Belarusians gave the oak to Europe
Vadim SEHOVICH, “Byelorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta” (The Byelorussian business newspaper) Newspaper, No 1499 A history of feelings of oak woods grown in the area of the modern Belarus is described in the article. Belovezhskaya Pushcha where the Swedish match-king Ivan Kreiger was authorized by the Polish government to provide cuttings is mentioned. After Kreiger became necessity a timber for the French market in the late 1920s the woods including oak stands of Polish and Belarusian Bialowieza got under saw. January 29, 2005| Bison San Sunych from the Minsk zoo misses without the girlfriend
Marina POCHEBYT , “Belarusian News” - BelaPAN Internet-Newspaper The article about the Minsk zoo. Belovezhskaya Pushcha, where a female has been looking for the bison San Sunych till now, is mentioned. The bison heard do not visit a special winter feeding area as they are feeding themselves in the forest because of the warm weather. This is why a female cannot be caught. January 21, 2005| “Bison” celebrated four years
Olga KLASKOVSKAYA, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 12 The present-day condition and prospects of the tourism development in our country is a theme of conversation of the Zvyazda’s correspondent with the Vice-Prime Minister V. Drazhin. Belovezhskaya Pushcha where the number of tourists has shown the quick growth from recently 60,000 people per one year to 100,000 after the Grandfather Frost’s residence opened a door is given the example. The worldwide famous residence “Viskuly” and the possible interesting and good rest are attractions for tourists in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
January 20, 2005| Open letter to the chief Grandfather Frost from Belovezhskaya Pushcha, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People’s Will) Newspaper, No 11 Those who are responsible for planning New Year celebrations for children must approach their job very seriously. There is not a more absurd New Year celebration in our country to think of. That is why I want to first of all turn in this letter to chief and respectful Santa Claus of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. It is good that you appeared in our country. But it is very disturbing, very saddening for the children’s festival that you have reached the old age and (sorry) haven’t got enough wisdom. Is it possible for a sage man to speak a foreign language with own people, especially children? The educated by you and your followers by foreign traditions, foreign culture and foreign language, children of our country will never become good citizens in the full meaning of this word.
January 20, 2005| Vladimir Drazhin “For us the best is that tourist who wishes to see Belarus again”
Leonid Lohmanenko, "Zvyazda” (The Star) Newspaper, No 10 The present-day condition and prospects of the tourism development in our country is a theme of conversation of the Zvyazda’s correspondent with the Vice-Prime Minister V. Drazhin. Belovezhskaya Pushcha where the number of tourists has shown the quick growth from recently 60,000 people per one year to 100,000 after the Grandfather Frost’s residence opened a door is given the example. The worldwide famous residence “Viskuly” and the possible interesting and good rest are attractions for tourists in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
January 19, 2005| Votes for and against Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Sergei KLIMENKO (Specially for the website "Belovezhskaya Pushcha - XXI century") The article is devoted the last presidential referendum on the change of the Belarusian constitution held in October of 2004. The situation in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is described in the period before referendum and parliamentary election and results are analyzed, whom and how voted the people from Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
January 18, 2005| Tsar’s hunting or horned people
The National server of the modern poetry (Russia), 2002 The poem-cartoon about the tsar’s huntings in Belovezhskaya Pushcha that after all coursed a “murder” of the Great Power - Soviet Union.

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