Articles

Year 2008




December 31, 2008| Belovezhskaya Pushcha Management Plan fenced with barbed wire
By Galina Kholodok, Website "Support to the capacity building and networking of Belarusian Non Governmental Organizations and Local Authorities" That is what Valery Dranchuk, author of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Resolution SOS and head of the TERRA Convention Environmental Public Group, concluded upon his pre-Christmas visit to the national park. He said the reason for going to the Pushcha this time was an abridged version of the Plan posted on the Internet that concerned members of the public still cannot read in full. European Diploma yet not to be confirmed. The Pushcha climate: intolerance to opponents. Civil observers were not invited to Strasbourg. Research in an industrial park zone.
December 31, 2008| To the residence in Bialowieza! By diplomatic bag…
Nikolai GRADYUSHKO, Vasiliy MATVEEV, Vladimir STATKEVICH, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper Belarusian Grandfather Frost has congratulated Santa Clauses from 50 countries of the world. This year Grandfather Frost from Belovezhskaya Pushcha has decided to get the international level and to make contacts with his colleagues - Santa Clauses all over the world. How to do it? It is in the old manner - to write letter to all his colleagues and to exchange addresses. As Belarusian Grandfather Frost had many troubles before New Year's holidays, he has asked reporters of our newspaper. We have sent 50 letters to different countries of the world. We are already getting answers. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081231.html
December 30, 2008| National Park Administration Moved to the Village of the Park’s Head
By Julia Rimashevskaya, Radio "Liberty Life" Administrative department of the National Park “Pripyatski” has been relocated from the town of Turov where had always been placed to the village of Lyaskovichi. So more than half of staffers of the scientific department had to be quitted their jobs. Some of them may think that the administrative department was relocated to Lyaskovichi for conveniences of the head of the park – Stepan Bambiza. Ex-staffer of the Pripyatski National Park Inna Zenina says that the scientific department movement from Turov to Lyaskovichi is completely illogical: “What’s the point? There is a threat of dismissing from the scientific department
December 19, 2008| A file on Grandfather Frost
Website "BelTA" Don't you believe in Grandfather Frost? You are wrong to think that. He has a fantastic manor at an edge of Belovezhskaya Pushcha where the most treasured dreams come true. If you haven't time for visiting the Grandfather's residence, please address to the BelTA as we have gathered the most authentic information about the favourite New Year's character – a whole file is here. Meet anew the old kind friend, Grandfather Frost. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081219.html December 11, 2008| The history of Grandfather Frost!
(Website "X-DROM.RU") So, let's investigate from whence has our Grandfather Frost appeared! Originally he was a malicious and cruel pagan deity, Great North Old Man, sovereign of cold and snowstorm freezing the people. That has found reflection in the Nekrasov's poem "Frost-Red Nose". This image was finally made out in USSR - Grandfather Frost became a symbol of New Year's holiday which as a part of the atheistic ideology has replaced the most liked (especially by children) Christmas holiday in pre-revolutionary Russia. Great Ustug is a native land of Grandfather Frost. There are Grandfather Frost's colleagues. In some Slavic countries, apart from historical winter folklore characters, there are interpretations of the image of Grandfather Frost. For example, there is Grandfather Frost with his residence in Belovezhskaya Pushcha in Belarus, apart from Zyuzya. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081211.html December 09, 2008| Stanislav Shushkevich: "We didn’t disagree on a single clause"
Website "DATE.BY" Yesterday was yet another anniversary of the 1991 Belavezha Accord which effectively declared the end of the USSR. Stanislav SHUSHKEVICH, ex-chairman of the Belarusian Supreme Soviet, recalled in an interview with E the details of how that all happened: "We arrived by air at the military base near Belovezhskaya Pushcha on December the 7th…". Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081209a.html December 09, 2008| Belavezha Accord signed on December 8, 1991
Website "Exklav.RU" A monument to perished defenders of their homeland stands before the entrance to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. On June the 27th, 1941, three Soviet soldiers stood up to a Nazi company in Pushcha’s Quarter 612. They fought so hard and with such courage for the Soviet Union that the surviving German soldiers gave them a ceremonial burial in homage to their feat of arms. Exactly fifty years later, three soldiers of politics found themselves in Quarter 685 positioned right next to Quarter 612 in the grid: Stanislav Shushkevich, D.Eng.; Leonid Kravchuk, Ph.D. in Economy; and structural engineer Boris Yeltsin. What they did was contrary to what had happened 50 years before. On December the 8th, 1991, in the Belarusian leaders’ residence in Viskuli, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the heads of the three Slavic republics signed the agreement declaring the end of the USSR. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081209.html December 06, 2008| That is beneficial for both a Pole neighbour and a Belarusian
Anatoliy Artemov, "Nasha Niva" (Our Field) newspaper A red line of the state border on a map coincides with the western "boundary-strip" of the farmer Petr Bobko's allotment. He owns hundred hectares of the grounds at the bank of the Western Bug River. As it's known this is the frontier river - the right bank is ours, the left is Polish. So, the farmer owns arable fields, meadows, utility buildings and even ponds on the right bank. His manor... Petr Kirilovich, by the way, is one of the first modern Belarusian farmers. He decided to adopt his neighbour's experience. This is because Belovezhskaya Pushcha is equally close to the manors of both our farmer and the Polish one. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081206.html December 04, 2008| Myths and facts about disintegration of the Soviet Union
Sergei Shakhrai, "Argumenty Nedely" (The WeekArguments) newspaper For today there are many information and publications about reasons which resulted in disintegration of the huge Soviet empire. However three circumstances are frequently still missed. Why did all happen in Belovezhskaya Pushcha? Why was all as quick and unexpected as it was told about "secret collusion behind the Mikhail Gorbachev's back"? There was actually no any secret. The special services guarded the governmental residence Viskuli and regularly reported the USSR President about all happened. The point in legal ratification of the fact of the USSR disintegration was put by the Supreme Soviets of Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia. They virtually have ratified the Agreement on creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States unanimously. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081204.html November 28, 2008| Empress Maria Fedorovna is a greatness of destiny
Olga Sverkunova, "Vecherniy Minsk" (The Evening Minsk) newspaper The on-going exhibition for certain will attract attention of all those who appreciate the history of Fatherland and who aspire to open the pages for himself erased for decades from school textbooks. The exhibition is devoted to the destiny of the Russian Empress Maria Fedorovna, the spouse of the Emperor Alexander III and the mother of the last Emperor Nikolai II from the Romanov House. Belovezhskaya Pushcha was one of the favourite places for hunting where a palace – the official imperial country hunting residence - was constructed in 1889 to 1894. Charming Minni, Princess Danish. The first courtship is the first hard test of destiny. The marriage. The Empress dowager. A way to the Belarusian capital. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081128.html November 27, 2008| A scientist and tale-teller
Petr SUTKO, "Zarya" (The Dawn) newspaper Vyacheslav Semakov will celebrate the seventieth anniversary on November 28. We have asked Vyacheslav Vasilievich on the eve of the jubilee to tell about time and himself, about ways and unforgettable meetings, and, certainly, about the century-old and eternal Belovezhskaya Pushcha which got, let's say, the most important milestone in the biography of the scientist-biologist and first Grandfather Frost of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081127.html
November 20, 2008| Revolutions coloured green
(Magazine "The Economist") The article describes nature protection campaigns and initiatives all over the world, in the countries with corrupt or non-existent environmental governance, to use modern technologies for nature protection, against nature destruction. Successful examples eco-defense campaigns in the countries, such as Armenia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Poland, Egypt and Greece, are given. The article also tells about Belarus, about the campaign to defend Belovezhskaya Pushcha by referring to Heorhi Kazulka.
November 20, 2008| Belovezhskaya Pushcha – who and when robed it
Nikolai Alexandrov, LIVE-JOURNAL "n-a-redaktor" This publication is about how in different times, in the past and today, Belovezhskaya Pushcha was under plunder and destruction. Opinions of public figures on the present conditions in Belovezhskaya Pushcha are given. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081117a.html
November 19, 2008| The European Bison
by effanga, website "Scienceray.com" The European bison (Bison Bonasus), sometimes known as the wisent, originally inhabited most of the European continent in great numbers. In the 16th century, polish kings took steps to protect the species. At the beginning of the 21st century, there were an estimated 2900 European bison globally. But this does not mean that the European Bison is out of danger. For these reasons, the european bison is still on the red list, which catalogs endangered plants andanimals worldwide. Man's determination to preserve this species has helped it to survive to our time. Dr. Krasinski remind us however that 'the fate of the European bison provides an example of how a species could be brought to the brink of extinction in a very short time and then save by great efforts. November 17, 2008| It is revived to balance between life and death? It's about the European bison
Olga Sitnikova, Web-magazine "ShkolaZhizni.ru" Bison, a symbol of the country, is listed in the Red Data Book as an endangered species and is under strong governmental care as not touch a hair of its head. When something extraordinary happens, surprised Belarusians say a phrase "You don't say so! In Belovezhskaya Pushcha, probably, a bison has died …". The untimely death of the rare European bison is surprising for the Belarusian as much as could be compared with inadequate behaviour of a crawfish which whistles on a Russian mountain. The situation concerning this species in Belarus is rather stable - bison subpopulations in the national parks are growing in the number last years. However, all is not as cheerfully as it seems at first sight. Why? . Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081117b.html November 17, 2008| A tune the protected Bialowieza Forest...
Evgraf Prokopiev, "Vecherniy Minsk" (The Evening Minsk) newspaper, No 236 Belovezhskaya Pushcha is one of the most perfect corners in Belarus. A big group of journalism veterans has lately visited. The story about impressions from visiting the Belovezhskaya Pushcha is described. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081117.html
November 14, 2008| Time for children in Belovezhskaya Pushcha: is it finished?
Elena Tribuleva, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper The result of preparation to the celebration of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha's 600th anniversary is that children lost their tourist base. The previous title is no more there and a new one is not created yet. Next year the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is celebrating the 600th anniversary since first nature. The plan of activities to prepare to this holiday was approved by The Council of Ministers and its realization will require 60 mrd Belarusian rumbles (currently around $28 million). The scope of works is huge, time is short, and interest of other people is not taken into account because of chaos. We are meanwhile speaking about children. This autumn they were deprived of the tourist base in the village of Dmitrovichi where regional center of tourism and local lore study was earlier. By our sources of information the builders who will construct new premises to the future 600th anniversary will live there.
November 14, 2008| Will "children's time" come to the end in Belovezhskaya Pushcha?
Elena Tribuleva, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper Preparation works for celebration the 600th anniversary since first nature protection status has left children without a camp site. The former signboard on the building of the former camp site is already absent whereas the new one has not appeared yet. Next year the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" will celebrate the 600th anniversary since establishment of the protected status. The plan of measures on preparation for celebration of this date was approved by the Council of Ministers' decision. Over 60 billion Belarusian rubles (currently around $28 million) are planned to invest for its realization. The volume of works is big, whereas time is very limited. So, no one does pay attention to infringements of interests of other persons and subjects which are possible in such the cases of chaos. Meanwhile, the matter concerns the children. In this autumn the camp site in the village of Dmitrovichi was expropriated from the children. The regional centre of tourism and local lore was placed there. We got information that workers engaged in construction of new objects for the future 600th anniversary will live there Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081114.html
November 13, 2008| An enchanted forest
Mat Schulz (Website "Theage.com.au") Mat Schulz goes hunting for the endangered bison in a primeval corner of Poland. For most people, Poland is connected with images of factories, coalmines and shipyards. But between the industrial landscapes there are mountains, lakes and sea. Most surprisingly, on the border with Belarus, Poland also has mainland Europe's last primeval forest - 8000 years old and 1250 square kilometres in size. The Bialowieza Forest still exists because Polish and Lithuanian royalty used it for hunting from the 14th century. When, in the 19th century, the land became part of Russia, the tsar reserved it for the same purpose. Today the heart of the tourist park next to the forest is located on the site where the tsar's palace stood until World War II, when the Nazis destroyed it. I first went to Bialowieza Forest a few years ago.
November 10, 2008| Will Belovezhskaya Pushcha still have the European Diploma?
Yulia Romashevska, "Radio Liberty Life" Belarusian ecologists hope that European pressure will put an end to destruction of the protected wood stands. An interview of the former staff members of national parks Heorhi Kazulka and Inessa Zenina about the situation concerning a European Diploma for Belovezhskaya Pushcha and the management plan for the National Park, and about ways who to brake through the long-drawn-out crisis in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
November 08, 2008| Not only to pick mushrooms...
Fedor Mukha, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper ...one can go today in one of the most backcountry village of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Many people will come next year to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the State National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", a unique European reserved wood. The Park's owners now already think about where and how to place visitors. And they are not the only. Many village farms both located in the area of the National Park or in its vicinities are also preparing to ensure a good service for visitors and to help a National Park's hotel complex. Tatiana Isaeva, one of the woman-owners of such the private house, lives in the village of Belaya (White) situated in the nearly core of the Belarusian part of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Tatiana as the owner of the farm, in addition to other businesses, is engaged in organization of hunting, a silent sort of it. She is famous as an expert on mushroom places for a long time. The people visit to take her skilled guide in the local forest area. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081106.html
October 30, 2008| Stop director Bambiza!
Heorhi KAZULKA, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People's Will) newspaper An open letter to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus, and Nikolai Domashkevich, Head of the Administration of Affairs of the President. The article describes that the celebration of the 600th anniversary since first nature protection in Belovezhskaya Pushcha planned in 2009 can be turned to the next grandiose international scandal and shine to the National Park. Its full-dress rehearsal was carried out this summer when the National Park's guard has removed the scientist Heorhi Kazulka from the hall where together with public representatives the discussion of the National Park's draft management plan was going. It was done because of the caprice-order by the Park's general director. The overall situation concerning elementary human rights, social issues and legislation fulfilment in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is not simply in deadlock but has got any perverted form. The next absurd idea of the management of the National Park on "transformation" of the wild river of Lesnaya (Forest River) into a reservoir finalizes this tendency. Read more here
October 28, 2008| What have Belarusian archeologists "accumulated" in this season?
Oleg GORUNOVICH, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper The reporter of the NG has visited the Institute of History of the National Academy of Aciences which provides and supervises the majority of excavation in the country and has asked scientists to tell about basic findings and openings of this year. Thirty archaeological monuments will be under water. To be in time of the festival "Finish Reaping". Findings in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The city of Minsk - from mammoths to Bernard findings. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081028.html October 26, 2008| Boom of prices for land patches in the Bialowieza village (Poland)
Ilona Karpiuk, "Nasha Niva" (Our Field) newspaper The price for land's hectare hundred part in the Polish Bialowieza village reaches 2500 dollars. Since the Bialowieza National Park was established its territory is in a list of the most known places in Poland. Amateurs and even fans of nature, scientists, researchers and so-called ecologists, and also tourists, students of the Forest Technical School, visitors of entertainments and participants of official conferences as pilgrims come to the Bialowieza. It would be possible to continue the list of interested in visiting the Bialowieza but it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that old inhabitants, their grandsons and great-grandsons also try to save a part of the legacy, mainly, the fatherly land. Read more in Belarussian or use a special (web)software to translate the text http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081026.html October 23, 2008| Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about bison but were afraid to ask…
Magdalena Jensen, Website "Polskie Radio S.A." I would like to spend the next four minutes introducing you to a rather bizarre and unexpected Polish phenomenon: the bison. Now, despite having lived in Poland for a total of two years, I didn’t even notice the pervasiveness of the bison until this past weekend. Here is talking about drink, about vodka "Zubrovka" and the Bialowieza Forest. Read more here October 18, 2008| A chronicle of nature
Tamara Yatskevich, "Belorusskaya Niva" (The Belarusian Field) newspaper The three-day seminar for representatives of the authorities and mass-media was held in the Berezinskiy Biosphere Reserve. It has became one more step in realization of the GEF-UNEP project "Creation of a network of educational centres for employees of protected natural territories of Northern Eurasia". Since origin up to now. The GEF-UNEP project. Eco-tourism. A management plan for the Reserve. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081018.html October 10, 2008| The abstract "Evstakhiy Tyshkevich, an archaeologist and an explorer of local lore"
Website "Medved.com" He is a patron of culture, an explorer of local lore and a researcher, and an ancestor of the Belarusian archaeology àðõåîëîãèè. Sacral findings: ancient skulls and bones encircle with funeral glass beads, utensils and coins. Sacred objects and places of ritual interments. Glory of the museum in Vilno. When stubbing huge oaks in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the authorities have met a strange regularity. Burial places with the people's skeletons, iron goods and broken utensils were found out under every turned out stump. In Evstakhiy's opinion, the oak-sorcerers could survive up to the XIX century due to ancient Yatwiagi tribes for which consider them sacred objects and places of ritual interments. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081010.html October 04, 2008| Unexpected Belovezhskaya Pushcha: to look for adventures
Nikolai Litvinov, Elena Dovzhenok, Website "21.by" A "Star's" reporter has visited to look for secrets and mysteries in protected areas. Probably, it is difficult to find a man who never visited the world-famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Many people dream to come for seeing the oldest forest of Europe which was saved relatively virgin until now. That's "the Noah's Ark"? Following traces of heathen gods. In the borders of the past. What shall we leave to descendants? Read more in Belarussian or use a special (web) software to translate the text http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081004a.html October 04, 2008| Between the sky and ground
Tamara Kholod, "Belorusskaya Niva" (The Belarusian Field) newspaper We already informed that the photo-competition "The nation's treasures - National parks of the Republic of Belarus" was organised in the country. Today we tell in detail about winners and sources of their creative inspiration and about unique natural riches of our country. National parks are pearls of the country and its national legacy. On September 19 and 20 of the next year a celebration of the 600th anniversary of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is planned. Nature protection in Belarus was starting in 1409. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081004.html October 03, 2008| Travel to a mysterious autumn world
Alena YASKO, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper Figures working for the national culture tell about the most romantic places of Belarus. Raisa Borovikova, a poet, tells "First of all I recollect the town of Nesvizh and the Radzivil palace with its legend about a Black lady – Barbara Radzivil. This is the extraordinary beautiful place! Belovezhskaya Pushcha, a world famous protected natural complex, is the second very romantic place. There are many legends connected with this centuries-old forest which we share with Poland. An unusual nature creates a lot of imaginations there". Read more in Belarussian or use a special (web) software to translate the text http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081003.html October 02, 2008| Sacred places
Ales Karlyukevich, Website "Voice of the Fatherland" A meeting with the Moscow writer and explorer Kirill Sokolov was the most amazing of the recent acquaintances to experienced historians and explorers of local lore. He is an author of many books. A catalogue "Great monuments to the Russian empire" is among them. This edition, rich of exact data and information and with a plenty of photos of the late Õ²Õ to the early ÕÕ centuries, has opened to me the following information about the Kamenetz land "A monument on the place of the old church was in the area of Kamenetz of the Brest province of the Grodno region. It was a cross on the pedestal decorated by an icon. During the conversation we have also recollected monuments once located not far from the town of Kamenetz - a famous bison in honour of the Tsar Alexander II hunting in Belovezhskaya Pushcha in October of 1860. Read more in Belarussian or use a special (web) software to translate the text http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a081002.html September 27, 2008| A habit to have a rest
Alena YASKO, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 182 Belarus has a huge potential in the sphere of tourism development, however, how effectively is it used? This year as never before the Belarusians complained much that it is impossible to buy a summer ticket to a native sanatorium, that it is necessary to visit a regional centre to fill a tourist service agreement because of a lack of tourist agencies in the native city and that the price is not in line with the quality of services. The Belarusian Ministry of Sport and Tourism together with the Polish colleagues and the World Tourism Organization is also preparing a big program on attraction of Belarusian and foreign tourists to Belovezhskaya Pushcha under the motto "Visit the oldest protected forest in Europe!". Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080927.html September 15, 2008| Bison and buffalos
Website "Wildherds.ru" American and European bison, buffalos and yaks belong to the largest herd animals. Although their size and herd living defended them from the overwhelming majority of predators, these giants have suffered much from the human whose aspiration to use one of them and to supersede the others from the habitual pastures has brought all of them to the edge of extinction. Few wild animals like American bison have got so tragic consequences because of collision of human interests. The last wild European bison was killed during the First World War. However, about two thousand bison live now in Europe - free herds in Belovezhskaya Pushcha and in the Western Caucasus and more than 1.500 in zoos. The number of buffalos was considerably reduced. Yaks which number is about 8.000 are under a serious threat from wolves and nomadic hunters. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080915.html September 01, 2008| An eternal call
Tatiana Trafimovich, Website "The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection of the Republic of Belarus" Especially protected natural areas of Belarus are of a greatest interest for development of ecological tourism. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the "oldest" of especially protected natural areas in Belarus. To protect it very well. A protected system. An unforgettable show. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is preparing to celebrate an anniversary. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080901.html August 28, 2008| Whom does Lukashenko fear?
Website "Belarusian Partisan" The Alexander Lukashenko's visit in Beijing has given a lot of inconveniences for ordinary members of the official Belarusian Olympic delegation. The "Belarusian Partisan" was told that all Belarusians have suddenly lost mobile connection after Alexander Lukashenko has appeared in the Olympic village… This is not the first case when the Belarusian leader tries to avoid contacts to ordinary people. It is known that, during the meeting between Lukashenko and the Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev in the city of Brest, they visited Belovezhskaya Pushcha. On the eve of this event, representatives of the president's security service have not been too lazy to visit almost every court yard in the village and to warn the people – do not leave the yard area and do not lean out of the windows, if the case of disobedience there will be aimed fire to kill. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080828a.html August 28, 2008| A land of philosophers and bibliophiles
Alexandra Antselevich, Yulia Popova, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 160 Historians and experts assert that the national culture of each country develops from the image of native small lands. The Kamenetz Tower or the White Tower, one of the ancient symbols of White Russia, is raised on a high hill above the once deep river of Lesnaya (Forest River). This common name, by the way, has resulted from a mistake, a literary mistake. In 1893, a book by Russian scientist Georgiy Kartsev "Hunting in Belovezhskaya Pushcha" with the records "the White Tower is situated at the river of Belaya (White River)" was issued. However, the river in the town of Kamenetz is called Lesnaya (Forest) for all time, not Belaya (White). And the tower consists of red bricks and never was bleached. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080828.html August 23, 2008| A native land
Alexandra Antselevich, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 157 Nikolai Tarasyuk, the sole inhabitant of the village of Stoily, whom the "NG" reporter visited, cannot leave it. The Pruzhany district located at the northeast of the Brest area is a Belarusian jungle. Woods under the sky make 41 percents of its territory and Belovezhskaya Pushcha begins there. There are meandering, slow and sedate rivers. There are farm and villages in which many houses look at the world by boarded up windows. Nikolai Tarasyuk has lived for 77 years in the native village. And during 15 years, the only his windows shine in the village in the evenings. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080823.html August 22, 2008| A salutary icon
Svetlana Yaskevich, Website "21.BY" Fascists have driven together the people from the village of Rozhkovka to a big pit to make execution … And an image of the God's Mother has appeared in the sky. The story of miraculous deliverance of the village of Rozhkovka in the area of Belovezhskaya Pushcha which was at that very instant before to get the destiny of other burned villages of our land is similar to a legend. However, there are a lot of facts against considering it only the legend. Besides, the facts have a real material embodiment. This is first of all the Saint-Kazan rural temple and an unusual icon there. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080822.html August 14, 2008| Bison of the Volyn region has tomorrow
Nikolai Yakimenko, Website "The Ukraine Voice" Why is the 600th anniversary? Figure "is adhered" to historical documents. Construction of an enclosure of the area of 45 hectares for keeping bison is near complete in the Muravishchanskiy forest enterprise. This measure makes starting a unique action on rescue of the Volynsk population of the listed in a Red Date Book animal in this area. Bison was returned to the Volyn land in May and June of 1965. As to the first officially documented records about them, they are dated back to 1429. And nowadays 13 bison of 15 delivered from Belovezhskaya Pushcha (the Republic of Belarus) have got acclimatized. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080814.html August 13, 2008| Secrets of a primeval forest. They are slightly opened by Belarusian archeologists' researches
Elena Tribuleva, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper Why is the 600th anniversary? Figure "is adhered" to historical documents. The modern Belovezhskaya Pushcha which has avoided intensive economic activities has been looked like a titbit for archaeologists for a long time - thousand-year historical strata on its territory had all chances to be conserved up to now. However, strict protection was a barrier for archaeological researches too. The situation has changed after the most titled reserve of the country began a very active preparation for celebration of its 600th anniversary. At that time a decision was also accepted to give access for scientists to the most protected area of the primeval forest and even to allow them to carry out archeological excavations there, but under conditions if the researches will serve not only purely scientific goals but also will further popularize the Reserve. And already today it is possible to say that the archaeologists will cope with this task. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080813.html August 07, 2008| We shall save what we have. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is preparing to celebrate the 600th anniversary since the protected status
Valentina Kozlovich, "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" (The Russian Newspaper) Why is the 600th anniversary? Figure "is adhered" to historical documents. The first mention about the Pushcha is dated 983. However, the people began to call it "Belovezhskaya" since 1409 - in Polish and Lithuanian official document. This is the year when the protected status was exactly established. Belarusian and Polish scientists came to this conclusion after they have learned records in the sources of 1409. What new is going on here now? Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080807.html August 07, 2008| Who fell with a plane to woods and bogs five times but has remained safe?
Yuriy Moskalenko, Web-Journal "ShkolaZhizni.ru" The 9 August of 1898, 110 years back, the son named Ivan was born in the family of the Moscow worker Timofei Spirin. From a steam locomotive to a dirigible balloon. A note for tourists - if you were lost in the forest. In the limited visibility's conditions, at night, the pilot has failed to keep the plane in the horizontal position and the machine has got corkscrew. One strike, the second, the third – in all 82 trees in Belovezhskaya Pushcha was felt after the plane contacted with the ground. The polar pilot. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080807a.html August 06, 2008| My blue-eyes Belarus. The story about rest in Belarus
Natalia, Website "Let's go! Tourists' responses about resorts and hotels" I red about what the Russians write describing Belarus. It's funny some time but it's always interestingly and I has decided to contribute my mite. 10 years ago I have come from Russia to the metropolitan city of Minsk and it seems to me I can prompt something to my compatriots who deliberate to visit the contiguous state for two or three days or not. Belarus is deprived of glaring glamour. Minsk. Museums. The city of Grodno is the whole of being dug over. Belovezhskaya Pushcha has met us with blaze of the sun and enclosures with wild animals stretched for nearly one and half kilometer. It was not pleasant to me. However, I give a maximum point to the Kamenetz Tower. The city of Brest. The towns of Synkovichi and Silichi. That's all, good trip to you and be in a good! Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080806.html August 06, 2008| Where is our origin from?
Yanka Volynchuk, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper The polemics around the monument to the 1000th anniversary of the city of Brest is getting up. Our newspaper when publishing offers of the concept of the monument has drowned the critical fire to itself. There are a lot of discussions and the idea connected with names of the figures who possibly being in the monument should reflect the history of the city from its early existence up to the end of the XVIII century is not acceptable first of all. Being under a leadership of the Lithuanian Kings Witowt (he is also an applicant to be perpetuating) and Yagello in 1409, there was stored up meat in Belovezhskaya Pushcha enough to supple the overall victorious Greenwald army. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Belarusian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080806a.html August 05, 2008| The winter in the summer season: how is the Grandfather Frost
Irina Karkozova, "Vecherniy Minsk" (The Evening Minsk) newspaper What is the Grandfather Frost doing in summer? Is it not hot to him in a fur coat? Half a year before the traditional celebratory meeting a reporter of the "VM" has decided to phone to the Grandfather to Belovezhskaya Pushcha that to learn how is his businesses. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080805.html July 31, 2008| What calls our guests to visit us?
Galina Efremova, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People's Will) newspaper The Rossonsky district of the Vitebsk region is "the North Palmira" of Belarus because there are many unique places, forests, reserves, different game and rare plants. Many lovers of beautiful nature both foreigners and Belarusians have heard a lot about the tourist route called "The Rosson Blue Necklace" and consisted of pearl-lakes. Belarus might relatively be dividing to three zones: the south of the Pripyat River, the Berezenski Biosphere Reserve and the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080731a.html July 31, 2008| A new image of the native tour-operator
Olga Shelegovich, Website "BelTA" The tourist branch in Belarus annually undergoes changes as looking for economic benefit for the state. A BelTA's reporter talks to Maria Filippovich, director of the National Unitary Enterprise "BelInTourist" of the Administration of Affairs of the President of the Republic of Belarus about practical features of innovations and about forecasts of efficiency of future reforms. The next year – the 600th anniversary since the date of establishment of the protected status in Belovezhskaya Pushcha - seems perspective for "BelInTourist". Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080731.html July 29, 2008| Euro-windows with a view to Russia. Why does the EU create its "enclaves" in our territory?
Alexei Chichkin, Evgeniy Arsyukhin, "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" (The Russian Newspaper) The tendency is obvious: the number of so-called Euro-regions which are created under initiative of the European Union in the frontier territories of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Baltic countries is growing at a prompt pace. The most of the Euro-regions are created in Belarus. It turns out that the closer to Russia means the better... And what is the name of the next region? It's "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". This is the Belarusian and Polish project of 2002 approved in EU. The name of another Euro-region - "Livonia" is also remarkable. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080729.html July 24, 2008| Foreign tourists dream to meet originality with comfort in our villages
Elena Tribuleva , Website "Brest trans-bounday info-center" Last week the tourist complex "Rynkovka", that's near the village of Tyuhinovichi of the Brest region, has become a place of meeting of few tens of the people who somehow or other are connected with development of the "green" tourism on the Brest land. Issues of creation and development of "green" tourist routes in our region were discussed at the seminar which was organized with the assistance of the Program of Support to Belarus from the Federal Government of Germany, the Managements of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism of the Brest Executive Committee, the Public Council on Rural Tourism at the Public Organisation "The Union of Businessmen of the Brest Region" and the Public Organisation "Green League" (Berlin, Germany). Bicycle travels across the Brest land generally becomes a popular business. This year the route has been changed a bit and passed basically through the territory of the Brest region. Participants of the tour, mainly Germans and Poles, have crossed the Belarusian-Polish border in Belovezhskaya Pushcha and have covered about 390 km in the most picturesque places of the Brest region during 8 days. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080724a.html July 24, 2008| A scientific approach to nature protection
Evgeniy ZHIBUL, "Belorusskaya Lesnaya Gazeta" (The Belarusian Forest Newspaper) Conservation of biodiversity in Western Europe where virgin nature is nearly absent is directly connected with the efficiency of the management of especially protected natural area (EPNA). The project GEF-UNEP implemented in the country-participants was pursued the same purpose. Due to the project the system of training and improvement of professional skill of employees of reserves, national parks and protected areas with special purposes has been created. In Western Europe the activity of the EPNAs cannot be conducted without the detailed strategy of the management. In our country only Belovezhskaya Pushcha has such the plan. However, by 2012 all Belarusian national parks and reserves should get these plans. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080724.html July 18, 2008| Sirs from abroad, come to us to be treated
Olga SHELEGOVICH, Website "BELTA" Each man wishing to spend holiday in Belarus and to benefit for his health has no limits of the choice - about 100 organizations managing sanatoriums and resorts of the country offer services on health improvement. Oleg Mikhailov, chief of the State Institution "Center on Sanatorium and Resort Management "Center-Kurort" at the Administration of Affairs of the President of the Republic of Belarus, has told to a BELTA's reporter about secrets why health improvement is attractive in Belarus. The "Center-Kurort" manages six national parks and reserves including "Belovezhskaya Pushcha","Braslav Lakes","Narochanskiy" and "Pripyatskiy", a few hunting game grounds and the mountain-skia complex "Cilich" near Minsk. The "Center-Kurort" has no problem to offer a rest in the famous governmental residence "Viskuly" in Belovezhskaya Pushcha either. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080718.html July 10, 2008| Friends, make ready backpacks! The tourist season with the Belarusian colour
Lilia Khlystun, "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" (The Russian Newspaper), No 365 Belarus has neither mountains, nor a sea featuring a special attraction force for persons on vacation. Nevertheless, the present tourist season promises to be one of the most successful for the last years. The volume of tourist and excursion services has grown almost one and a half more only for the four months this year and it should exceed of 100 millions dollars by the end of 2008. What interesting is today in Belarus for the tourists? The reporter of "The UNION" talks about this to Cheslav Shulga, deputy minister of sport and tourism of Belarus. Tourists earlier knew Belarus basically because of the Brest fortress, the "Khatyn" Memorial Complex and Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Where do guests take excursions now? Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080710.html July 07, 2008| A parasite is guilty of your depression
Elena Nesterenko, Website "InterMedia Consulting" Olga Skibko was lucky to live the most part of her life in the Polish village of Grushki, that is in the heart of the Bialowieza Forest, one of the most beautiful European woods with many rare species of animals. However, not only they inhabit this Forest. Unfortunately, a forest also provides a habitation for dangerous ticks. Olga believes that she became their victim about ten years ago. Approximately at that time she has found the first obvious symptoms of the Lime- borreliosis, a disease of the nervous system caused after a tick sting (a pain of joints and the head are also the symptoms). The woman did not hurry to visit a doctor right up to 1998. "When I have underwent a course of treatment by antibiotics, I has felt myself much better", Olga Skibko says. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080707.html June 26, 2008| Become Belarus a saving "ark"
Lubov KAPUSTINA, "Byelorusskaya Lesnaya Gazeta" (The Byelorussian Forest Newspaper), No 26 These data were sounded from a high tribune of the IX UN conference which was recently held, on the eve of the last International Day of Environment in Bonn, and in which 191 countries including Belarus took part. Delegates of the conference have expressed concern about frightening speed of disappearing of the natural resources of the planet consuming by the mankind… In this case it is difficult to overestimate the importance of especially protected natural areas thanks to which a biological and landscape diversity is saved and the natural ecological balance is kept that creates favorable conditions for life of all living organisms including the human on the planet Earth. In Belarus a reserved status is kept in the area of the Berezinski Biosphere Reserve created in 1925, and also in strictly protected zones of four national parks - "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", "Braslav Lakes", "Narochanskiy" and "Pripyatskiy". Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080626a.html June 26, 2008| Sites are protected and fantastic
German Moskalenko, Website "Belta.by" According to legends, the name of the village of Dobrovolya has been found after the people dreaming of freedom have appeared on the Svisloch land. Today the Dobrovolya Village Council covers 9 inhabited localities. It would seem this is an ordinary corner of the country of Belarus, if not the famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha on which territory it is situated. Belovezhskaya Pushcha determines employment of our inhabitants who work basically in timber enterprises, we have three ones, and in the agricultural sector which belongs to the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", Tatiana Yaroshevich, chairman of the Village Council, tells. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080626.html June 25, 2008| Having hot water and other convenience...
Tatiana KOZLOVA, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 116 Since July 15 Belarusian hotels can declare about their "star-status" only in the presence of a certificate of conformance. There are still as few hotels in our country as no matter to speak about serious competition between them. Most likely, the basic struggle is developed between the clients –it is not easy sometimes to find a rather comfortable place for overnight stay. This problem exists practically in each city. Three hotels of the category 3 stars are at once in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080625.html June 24, 2008| By a Nalibokskaya track
Alena YASKO, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 115 Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the most known Pushcha (it means a wild dense forest) in Belarus. The Nalibokskaya Pushcha at the centre of the country is mentioned much less often. Meanwhile, this is the biggest forest in our country. The area of this pushcha exceeds of 240 thousand hectares. This is more than the territory of Israel together with the Palestinian autonomy. The village of Naloboki of the Stolbtsy district is a historical "gate" into forest lands. Tourists are attracted there because of an opportunity to see a nature untouched by a man, in its primordial shape. Where can one have a rest in the Pushcha? Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080624b.html June 24, 2008| To begin in the Brest fortress and to finish in the Viskuly president's residence
Nikolai TOLSTIK, Website "Comrade" Dmitriy Medvedev and Alexander Lukashenko had negotiation with concealed meaning. On the anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Dmitriy Medvedev and Alexander Lukashenko have met in the Brest fortress and have communicated with Belarusian and Russian veterans. However, their personal meeting was not limited by this. "We shall continue our conversation, our agenda is today very big" Lukashenko has informed reporters and has taken away the visitor for working dinner to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080624a.html June 24, 2008| Belarusian national parks
Website "Beltur.by" Belarus... If a poet would want lyrically to poetize this country, he certainly would compare it with a beautiful woman – with blue eyes, light-brown hair, smile and slightly mysterious. This is our land featured of its light-blue eye-lakes of incomparable beauty, gold fields, green oak forests, kind-heartedness and kindliness of the people living there, and ancient riddle of sites of nearly virgin nature... The Belarusian nature is extremely rich and diverse. Belarusian national parks are also nice. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080624.html June 23, 2008| But it still revolves
Alia samigullina, "Gazeta.Ru" The Union state of Russia and Belarus exists but it should be filled with the contents. Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev convinced of it the Belarusian colleague Alexander Lukashenko during the visit in Brest. In fact, the presidents spoke basically about creation of the Union state and about relations between Russia and Belarus at present. Medvedev and Lukashenko have had negotiation behind closed doors in the governmental residence "Viskuly" (Belovezhskaya Pushcha) over hour and a half and then have kept on conversation including other members of the delegations. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080623.html June 22, 2008| Townsmen knew nothing for the time being...
Ivan Maximov, Website "Night Watch" My grandfather Ivan Maximov has left a personal archive. The 21 of June Ivan was in the town of Hajnowka and on Saturday, on the eve of the departure, he with the company of the comrades went in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. They have examined the Hunting Palace with its remarkable drawing room trimmed with wood bark pieces extracted from Belovezhskaya Pushcha, have visited the Zoo museum and with the sanction of the director of the State Reserve have looked at and have photographed bison. After coming back to a hotel in the evening, all the visitors have had a night rest. However, nobody wanted to sleep. At fifth o'clock in the morning a messenger from the district executive committee was woken them. After a short pause the secretary has said that the situation is completely clear - fascists traitorously have attacked us and our duty is all of us must become a defender of the native Land. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080622.html June 21, 2008| The life is in progress!
Sergei Chichilov, "Belorusskaya Niva" (The Belarusian Field) newspaper Near the village of Dobrovolya of the Svisloch distric, in the so-called calf valley of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, a military unit of the Brest garrison which tried to break through being encircled at the end of June, 1941 has engaged in hard battle with Hitlerites. Many frontier guards were lost and the survived ones have moved to a forest, to partisans. It is interesting what is now, 67 years later, on the places of those severe battles?... A line of Ò-figurative poles fitted by a prickly wire, an observation tower, a casern and well-ploughed control strip... So, the frontier post "Mogilyov" of the Grodno frontier division is looking in this way today and we have visited it the day before. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080621.html June 20, 2008| "A reservation" for bison
Natalia MALIMON, "Den" (The Day) newspaper, No 107 People are going to rescue the unique animals on the Volyn land by placing them into an enclosure. The article is also about problems of preservation of bison in the Volynskaya region in Ukraine. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080620.html June 13, 2008| Press-Release: The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha"
Website "The Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Russian Federation" Basic information about what are Belovezhskaya Pushcha and the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080613.html June 11, 2008| The birth of giants
Elena Tribuleva, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper The article is about bison calves. Bison from Belovezhskaya Pushcha are now in the summer season. It means that wood giants have left places of additional feeding where they found food in the winter carefully prepared by a man and have migrated to natural pastures. They have again become cautious and have begun to avoid people. And bison also gibe birth to a posterity in this period. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080611.html
June 09, 2008| The most title forest of Europe is preparing for the jubilee
Victor KUKLOV, Web-newspaper "Vremya Coyuza" (The Union's Time), No 22) The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is under preparation to the celebration – the 600th anniversary since establishment a reserved status will be marked in 2009 there. A state eye. A centre of ecological education. Tourists will appreciate comfort. All roads will go to the Pushcha. A new habitation will also be. Changes are ahead. Information to give to the masses. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080609.html
June 06, 2008| The poisoned sting … of a mosquito
Svetlana BORISENKO, Website "21.BY" An encephalitis sickness rate is growing when tourism is developed and visits of forests of Belovezhskaya Pushcha became more numerous. The intensive circulation of the encephalitis virus occurs in forests and on forest glades, however, a significant part of virus cultures was extracted from ticks and even from mosquitoes gathered on agricultural fields. tick-borne encephalitis is the most widespread natural-nidal-infection disease which is communicated to a man and a home animal through tick stings. And what more infections are communicated to the man by the similar way? How to avoid troubles and what to do if an ill goat? Tamara SAMOILOVA, head of the laboratory of arbovirus infections of the research institute on epidemiology and microbiology Òàìàðà, tells. Read more in Belarussian or use a special (web) software to translate the text http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080608a.html June 06, 2008| In Belarusian forests
Svetlana Cherkasova, Website "Story.travel.mail.ru" Here are my impressions about a trip to Belarus. We managed to take excursions to the Brest fortress and Belovezhskaya Pushcha. I was in Belovezhskaya Pushcha for the first time, however, I have obtained a great pleasure! And further is about impressions. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080608.html May 31, 2008| The Bialowieza Forest and poachers
Vyacheslav SEMAKOV, "Zarya" (The Dawn) newspaper, No 59 In the article modern and historical cases of poaching in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, as well as measures to its prevention are described. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080531.html May 24, 2008| Slake thirst, a spring
Stepan Chirich, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 94 A reporter of the "Respublika" newspaper had opportunity to walk along the longest lime avenue of Europe, to wash clean the body in waters from a spring of youth and beauty, to inhale aroma of fantastic sakura plants and even to visit wine cellars in the Trans-Carpathian town of Uzhgorod. Not far from the Uzhgorod, the National Reserve Zakarpatye is located. 25 bison were delivered from Belovezhskaya Pushcha to there in the 70-s of the last century. ... Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Russian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080524.html May 22, 2008| 2008 Election. Who and what electoral district will take
, Website "MGA "ZBS "Fatherland" Many things remain to be unclear regarding participation of the opposition in the parliamentary elections. For example, the youth organization "Young Front" has announced about boycott of the parliamentary elections. The others are going to take part. And it is then not clear what is the matter to impose of boycott. Who of the oppositionists will participate in the elections and what district do they take? Valentin Lazarenko, a member of the Belarusian Social Democratic party "Gramada", will take the district of Belovezhskaya Pushcha ... Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Belarusian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080522.html May 21, 2008| With sounds of ancient fanfares...
Irina SVIRKO, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 91 "Nesvizh Muses" have reminded royal hunting in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The art festival of 2008 Nesvizh Muses dominated three days in the ancient city. This year it was organised for the thirteenth time and was devoted to the 600th anniversary of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, a unique natural monument inscribed on a UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites. The festival will soon be marked by the Slavic and European community. Read more in Belarussian or use a special (web) software to translate the text http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080521a.html May 21, 2008| Valer Antoni Wrublewski in the revolt of 1863 to 1864
Website "Pawet.net" The life and activity of the active participator of the revolutionary movement, Valeriy Wrublewski, is described. Events of that time taken place in the area of Belovezhskaya Pushcha are mentioned. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Belarusian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080521.html May 20, 2008| A Journey to the Far East... of Poland!
Mags Korczak, "Polskie Radio SA" Narration about city dwelling and about a journey to the Podlaskie region and to the Polish Bialowieza Forest. May 16, 2008| An underside of the restricted meter
Vasiliy MATVEEV, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 88) In Áåëàðóñè the state border zone is considerably narrowed. In June tourists can already enter into the most protected corners of the country. In what? The Brest area, it covers all tourist routes which are running through Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Besides, it includes over 50 villages where rural tourism is developed. To enter there, there are henceforth no any applications for permission. Both thoroughfare and pass are permitted. And other areas of country. To read in Rusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080516.html May 14, 2008| Evenings at a far-located farm
Alexander Gorbach, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper The story is about the people living today in a far-located farm (khutor) in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The Vakulskie's married couple vigilantly protect their hens from attacks of a bird of prey. To read in Rusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080514a.html
May 14, 2008| Alexander Lukashenko: "Gilded people are here"
Tamara Tiborovskaya, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper During two days the president of country Alexander Lukashenko has spent on the Brest land. On May 10, he has visited the public corporation "Fatherland" of the Pruzhany district and on May 11, - the State Nature Protection Institution "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" which will celebrate next year the 600th anniversary since establishment of a protected status. The Pushcha is on the threshold of the 600th anniversary. The report is about the Alexander Lukashenko's stay in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. To read in Rusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080514.html
May 13, 2008| The cause of peace
Vitaliy Bolyaniuk, Website "Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Russian Federation" On the threshold of the 600th anniversary. Protected woodland of Belovezhskaya Pushcha was the next stopping of the trip of the President. Alexander Lukashenko interested in preparation for an important anniversary - a protected status was put in force in the local woods in 1409. The president has called to take a very proprietary interest in saving the natural riches - both the forest, mushrooms, berries which are picked in the Pushcha. To read in Rusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080513.html
May 02, 2008| A history of hunting in brief
Website "Hunting and hunting enterprises of the world" A history of hunting in brief. It is mentioned that in 1860 the hunting for Tsar Alexander II was organized in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. To prepare it, the whole army was involved. To read in Belarusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080502.html May 02, 2008| The honoured collective called the National Concert Orchestra of Belarus "Music Open Archives and Prospects"
Nadezhda BUNTSEVICH, "Kultura" (The Culture) newspaper The National Concert Orchestra of Belarus under the direction of the country's honoured artist, Professor Mikhail Finberg surprises us with new creative projects and does not leave old ones behind repertoire. The today's festival (from 15th to 17th May) is devoted to a memorable date – the 600th anniversary since first nature protection decrees in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. There could be proud of the fact that our collective will begin the celebration of this anniversary. This is because we can tell not so much about the Pushcha through this sign as about the culture of Belarus of the six centuries and, first of all, about music of our ancestors and compatriots. To read in Belarusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080502a.html
April 25, 2008| The spring of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Dmitriy ALFER, Elena DOVZHENOK, Maria ZHILINSKAYA, "Zvyazda" (The Star) newspaper The National Park is staring preparation works for celebration of the 600th anniversary since first nature protection decrees. The conversation with Nikolai Bambiza, the general director of the State Nature Protection Institution "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". To read in Belarusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080425.html
April 24, 2008| A symbol of grace and a standard of fearfulness
Boris Prokopchik, Website "21.BY – Belarusian news and everything about Belarus" 60 fallow-deer has got "registration" in the area of the Ostrovetskiy timber enterprise. And other animals. The Project "The Sarachanskoe Lake" is realized on the Ostrovetskiy land in accordance with the State Program of Development of Hunting Eonomy for 2006 - 2015. The Programme stipulates to create new populations of animals (red deer, dappled deer, fallow-deer, moufflon and others) by their moving in the places which are the most suitable to further reproduction. Thirty fallow-noble deer were the first settlers there from Belovezhskaya Pushcha last year and they already bred giving four small deer. To read in Belarusian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080424.html April 17, 2008| The opening into the nature: what happens during the hunting
Vasiliy Peskov, "Komsomolskaya Pravda" (The Komsomolskaya Truth) newspaper In 1968, after the murder of the second of the Kennedy Robert brothers in Los-Angeles , the senator's friends have sent his son to Africa that brake his circle of bad emotional experience. He has witnessed a rather harmless hunting for antelopes. These animals run away in the face of any danger. However, the case when the antelope unexpectedly attacked a dismayed rider (look a picture) was recorded. Any hunting bodes unexpectedness. On the eve of the Greenwald battle against the Teuton order (1410), a few hundreds of wild boars and deer were extracted in Belovezhskaya Pushcha for the Slavs. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080417.html April 08, 2008| A life-giving origin of Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Taisia Skuratova, Website "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" Those who take a rest in Belovezhskaya Pushcha want first of all to see the origin woodland – the most ancient relic forest which covered the European plain once. Ecological routes are developed for those who are not afraid of passing on foot in places "where the grass is high and bushes are thicker". In addition to amazing nature there are many other surprising objects in Belovezhskaya Pushcha to be interesting for visitors. They are historical monuments first of all. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080408.html 05, 2008| What will we show to a man who does not know Belarus?
Elena Yasko, "Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 65 We asked Roman Matulskiy, the director of the National Library of Belarus, to draw up a list of seven miracles of Belarus. "I would put the Belarusian National Library to be high on the list. I would include only man-made objects in the list "Seven miracles of Belarus", not natural ones. However, Belovezhskaya Pushcha represents an example of unusual symbiosis, a miracle created by nature the people could save. Its uniqueness goes from that we could save a small part of undisturbed nature in the centre of Europe and this is our great achievement. The next miracle is the Kamenetz Tower or the White Tower. To read in Belarusian or by using the web-translator >http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080405.html April 04, 2008| The Kharkov uhlans. Part II. Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Artem Levchenko (Website "Liveinternet.ru") The event which uhlans from the Kharkov regiment witnessed and participated in 1912, is worth to be entered not only in the regimental but also in the world history. The last hunting of the last Russian king … Close to the city of Bialystok where the 4th Kharkov uhlan regiment was quartered, the famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha has stretched its relic thickets. Since From times immemorial sovereigns – princes, Polish kings and Russian tsars - hunted there. … To read in Russian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080404.html April 03, 2008| Our sister, Belarus. Stories in four parts
Archpriest Vladimir Koretskiy (Website "Orthodoxy in Ukraine") One says today about the Belarusian land either having respect and love or demonstrating sneer and frankly dislike. However, no one expresses his indifference to it. How will I, the orthodox priest, see this part of Sacred Russia as I have got used to travel since the childhood times but never visited Belarus before? The Creator's Greatness originates from primordial beauty of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080403.html
April 02, 2008| Battlefield internet: Belarusian civil society active despite censorship
Pavel P Antonov, Website "Association for Progressive Communications (APC)" Zelyonaya Set’s headquarters are no different from any other non governmental organisation (NGO) office in Central and Eastern Europe. The theatrical setup in Zelyonaya Set’s office makes the action and dialogue appear dramatic and somewhat surrealistic. Against the backdrop of censorship and limitation attempts, e-networking has already become a powerful civil society instrument. Irina recalls the online campaign against mismanagement of Europe’s last remaining primeval forest, the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park. Since 2001 local activists went online publicising the violations on a designated web site. Authorities originally attempted to shut down the website, but after it picked up in visibility and reached the international community, they became much more cautious and, even going as far as acting to protect the forest.
March 22, 2008| "If this were so to take a lick of Belovezhskaya Pushcha to our Shanghai"
Mikhail SHIMANSKIY, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 55 "If this were so to take a lick of Belovezhskaya Pushcha to our Shanghai", Chinese Chen Tifen has said when visiting the main Belarusian wild forest. We further will tell in detail about what reasons were to give rise to so genuine delight of the citizen of the friendly to us country. In the beginning, however, it is about what our Belarusian in his turn has seen in the Chen Tifen's native land. These two episodes are logically connected each to other. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080322.html
March 16, 2008| How Swiss hunters have killed bison in Belarus
Florence Perret, Newspaper "24 heures Lausanne, Suisse" (published in January of 2007) This article was published in the Swiss press in January of 2007 but, unfortunately, due to some reasons was not translated from French in that time. The translation was made only lately. The article proved to be quite interesting by giving new information about the problem of hunting in Belovezhskaya Pushcha from the point of view of a European reporter. The end of the article is especially impressive. And, therefore, it was decided, though a lag, to put this article on the BP-21 Century website. The website editor's note. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080316.html
March 12, 2008| The Pushcha with ghosts
Vladimir Kozemyakin, "Argumenty i Fakty" (The Arguments and Facts) newspaper, No 11 17 years ago, in March of 1991, 76.4 % of the USSR citizens have voted in the All-Union referendum for keeping the country as a single whole. One year later, also in March, the federal pact which has determined the borders of Russia was signed in Moscow. Between these two events there is a meeting of "three bison" in Belovezhskaya Pushcha who put a point by collapsing the Soviet Union … Since then the confidential governmental residence on the little hamlet Viskuli has got a special, almost mystical attractiveness. The elite are now on a visit to there, however already being looked with fear around at shadows of the past. Through hearsay, the ghost of the former Russian President Eltsin signing a bold hand the ghostly papers is sometimes appearing late night in the hunting palace-pavilion built by the Nikita Khrushchev's order... We are going on an empty road through "the zone of rest", the Pushcha's core. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080312.html
March 11, 2008| A parental day
Sergei Tolskiy, "Molva Yuzhnoe Podmoskovie" (The Southern Moscow Vicinity's Rumors) newspaper The article about the Prioksko-Terrasny Biosphere Reserve in which bison live. About the history of creation of the nursery for bison breeding. About their life, habits and keeping in the Reserve. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080311a.html
March 06, 2008| Basic myths about wolves
Vladimir Boreiko, Electronic dispatch "Eco_Rus" Mr.Pimlott, the known defender of wolves and the former chairman of the Working group on wolves of the International Union of Conservation of Nature said that preservation of wolves which negative image (due to hunters to a considerable degree) was created over centuries is the most difficult of all nature protection actions. The human more often defended animals useful for his economy or simply beautiful. As regards of his competitors, intolerance always prevailed. Hunters, supported by a certain part of representatives of the zoological science serving them (or more precisely, of the pseudo-science because the genuine science develops, instead of standing up for old dogmas) were thought up many myths concerning the wolf which purpose was to deceive the public opinion, to create a negative wolf's image and, as a consequence, to achieve annihilation of this main competitor of the hunters. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080306.html
March 05, 2008| Store up the history
Valentina KOZLOVICH, "Sovetskaya Byelorussia" (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper, No 43 About restoration of the Kossovo palace-park ensemble and other historical and cultural objects of the Brest region. In addition to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha and the White Tower in the Kamenetz district, one more sight, the Saint-Troitskiy Roman-Catholic church, a masterpiece of the architecture of the late Baroque will appear.
March 05, 2008| The system of especially protected natural areas in Belarus: the view from Ukraine
Ivan PARNIKOZA, "The Portal of Civil Journalism. The Highway Internet-Edition" Not long ago I, the representative of the Ukrainian nature protection organizations could visit one of the especially protected natural areas of Belarus and could comprehend for myself the situation in which the wilderness protection develops at our northern neighbour, than I want to inform you considering that this will be useful for readers both in Belarus and Ukraine. To read in Russian or by using the web-translator bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080305.html
March 01, 2008| Seven wonders of Belarus. Look for wonders in your Fatherland!
"Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 41 In this article you can see some natural, historical and cultural objects of our country which can pretend to be inscribed as seven wonders of Belarus. February 29, 2008| … Also was lost in antifascist struggle
Anatoliy GRITSKEVICH, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People's Will) Newspaper, No 31-32 February 10 executed 125 anniversary since the birthday of Stanislav Bulak-Balakhovich was celebrated. One even today says his name some say in fear gazed round. The name still is shrouded in legends and the attitude to this non-ordinary person is ambiguous. Who is he, Stanislav Bulak-Balakhovich, this "infringer of calmness" who wanted to see the Native land free and independent, as the independent state? After disarmament the basic part of Bulak-Balakhovich's military groups was placed in Belovezhskaya Pushcha where the former soldiers conducted worked on timber logging and timber processing plants. February 28, 2008| Conversation with Nikolai Buszko, the director of the Centre of Assistance to the "Czarlenka" Region in the town of Hajnowka (Poland)
(Web-edition "Pahonia.pomedia.by") The Centre of Assistance to "Czarlenka" Region is also starting the next work year. What activity is the Centre engaged in? - The Fund of Church Music which is under the Centre of Assistance is engaged in two active directions. First is preservation and promotion to spiritual values, second is the secular ones for protection of cultural values of the region. Popularization of music of other churches for which purpose at least Bialowieza days of Sacral Music are organized are also very important to us. February 26, 2008| The land which does not cease to surprise
"Narodnaya Gazeta" (The People’s Newspaper) Newspaper, No 37 The readers of "the Narodnaya Gazeta" are already well familiar with our project "Seven Wonders of Belarus". We select together with you all what can be surprising to a traveller in every corner of the native country. You live close to a various sort of unusual landscapes or phenomenon. Let's remind that we already told about wonders of the Brest region which value, apparently, will not need to be discussed. This is Belovezhskaya Pushcha. This is the unique archeological museum "Berestie" etc. February 22, 2008| American bison, aurochs ir European bison?
Adam MALDIS, "Sovetskaya Byelorussia" (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper, No 35) What is the subject to speak in the Nikolai Gussowski's famous poem? On October 23 of the last year, our newspaper published a big article "A Song about Bison. What do we know about the life of Nikolai Gussowski?" by Georgiy Korzhenevskiy, a student of local lore from the town of Volozhin. An opinion was expressed for the first time there, actually basing on facts, that the famous poet was born, has grown and saw hunting for menacing animal in the village of Ussovo (it has then amalgamated with the village of Korolevshchina) located on an Usa's coast river, the tributary of the river of Neman, in former Lithuanian and now in the Nalibokskaya Pushcha. Scientist-experts have expressed approval for this statement. The offer of the author of the article henceforth to call the poem, based upon its Latin name Carmen de (...) bisontis (...), "The Song about Bison" was only under disputes. However, G Korzhenevskiy was not of flat refusal in this case. February 20, 2008| Sensational sizes
Vasiliy ZHUSHMA, "Belorusskaya Niva" (The Belarusian Field) newspaper I am seriously engaged in photo-hunting and learning the nature of our Polessie area for many years. It would seem there is no one interesting corner which I wouldn't photograph or describe in articles and narratives. Nevertheless, openings are taking place. A giant oak grows in the village of Glina extended along the bank of the Depro-Bug channel. On first seeing to the tree, a comparison with a giant oak from Belovezhskaya Pushcha is appearing. That oak is famous all over the world because of the age of 600 year and one and a half meter of the trunk diameter. Use a special (web)software (for example, "Translate-Google") to translate the text or read it more in Belarusian http://bp21.org.by/ru/art/a080220.html February 17, 2008| Catharine's Site: visit to Bialowieza (Poland)
(Webpage "http://cathaaquino.multiply.com/journal/item/80/Bialowieza_Poland") I will never be able to pronounce "Bialowieza" but this trip is one of the best trips I have ever done in Europe. Bialowieza is a ancient forest located between Belarus and Poland. It is the only remaining piece of the once vast forest spread across the European Plain. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. This forest is home to the endangered European Bison, elks, wild horses and wild horses. Unfortunately, we didn't see any bison inside the forest, we only saw some in the zoo. Since we were there for a scientific meeting, we were lucky to have the director of the Bialowieza National Park guide us through the forest. February 08, 2008 | Nature Melody, Beauty Melody…
Elena Konysheva, "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 25 In December, 2009 it will be 600 years since the beginning of the preservation state of Belovezhskaya Pushcha (one of the biggest European forest). This statement resulted from Belarusian and Polish scientists’ documental survey. The first mentioning in the chronicles on Grand Duke Vytautas’ and Jogaila’s hunting for catering of the unity troops who won in the Battle of Grunwald is dated exactly since December, 1409. There is much to do for preparations for anniversary celebration including careful R&D works studying historical legacy of Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, detailed analysis of historical, archeological and ethnographical sources and data as well as to develop recommendations on its practical application.
February 03, 2008| Penmanship Examples
Elena Tribuleva, "Vecherniy Brest” (The Evening Brest) Newspaper An employee of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" was fired in compliance with false contract expiry. Details about illegal dismissal of Vasily Karpovich, an employee of the security of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", are described in the article. The Kamenets District Court started processing Vasily Karpovich’s suit against the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". A criminal case is also under investigation concerning forgery of Vasily Karpovich's signatures in his job contracts.
January 31, 2008.| The market economy is getting into Belarusian protected areas
"The Humanitarian Ecological Magazine", No 1 The purpose of biosphere reserves, national parks, churches, libraries, museums and theatres is to save intangible values. It is impossible to expect profit earning from them because they are not the field of business. Their applicability is to make non-financial values. How, for example, can one count up the profit from the Tretiakovskaya Gallery or the Louvre ? Of course, it is possible to follow the other path by placing pinball machines, building a casino and substantial increasing income from tourism development in national parks. However, they will be no national parks more. This is the immoral and anti-ecological way in which, unfortunately, the management of the Belarusian National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" has passed after creation of "The Belarusian Grandfather Frost Manor" there. Moreover, a Professor of Economics from one of the Belarusian High Schools has come to the point that ostensibly "the society has faced a dilemma of submission of ecology to economic laws", it means to a purse of businessmen. It is a pity that Belarusian scientists and experts have completely forgotten the simple truth - Dollar, if even being at a dog's lead, always threats to a wild nature. They eulogize "the market economy" but they do not know what they are doing. The article below is the example of that.
January 11, 2008.| Depredators in Belovezhskaya Pushcha: ignominious end?
Heorhi KAZULKA, "Narodnaya Volya" (The People's Will) Newspaper, No 3-4 A momentous event occurred recently and it can dramatically impact Belovezhskaya Pushcha's history. The Council of Europe (CE) has not renewed the European Diploma of Protected Areas for the National park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" and CE has not canceled it either. The validity is suspended for a year. In spring of 2008 Belovezhskaya Pushcha is to be visited by independent experts to check the alternations in the National park, compliance with CE recommendations and availability of the new 10-year management plan. The final decision there will then make. Further in the article is about the situation and problems in Belovezhskaya Pushcha in connection with implementation of the recommendations of the Diploma and about a letter from the Belarusian public to the Council of Europe. The final is an appeal to the President Alexander Lukashenka on who are those you are going with them celebrate the 600-annuversary of Belovezhskaya Pushcha since its first decrees on protection – with the disgraceful people or with men of honour?
January 10, 2008.| European Diploma for Belovezhskaya Pushcha: how it happened
Nikolai Bambiza, Tatiana Nikolaeva, "Zarya" (The Dawn) Newspaper, No 2 Late November the Standing Committee of the Berne Convention in Strasbourg (France) considered the issue on renewal of the Diploma of Protected Areas of the Council of Europe (a European Diploma) for one of the top-outstanding reserves of the world – the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". It should be mentioned there was a lot of rumors and gossips on this issue particularly in the opposition press. Galina Volchuga, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Protection, Igor Kachanovsky, Chief of the Department of Nature Resources Protection and Utilization at the Administration of Affairs of the President, and Nikolai Bambiza, General Director of the State Nature Protection Institution "The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" presented driving arguments for prolongation of the European Diploma's validity. After the Belarusian delegation report on the CE recommendations' performance was presented, the Standing Committee stated reasonability to reexamine the National Park. We, editorial staff, decided to find out details of the Strasbourg trip straight from the tin and questioned Nikolai Nikolaevich Bambiza on some issues under concern.