January 30, 2010 Individual website "Picture post cards" Fedor Ivanovich Doroshevich (born in 1905) – "In Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Bison"

Painter Fedor Ivanovich Doroshevich (born in 1905). The Russian school. "In Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Bison", 1960.
January 26, 2010 "Sovetskaya Belorussia" (The Soviet Byelorussia) newspaper A monitoring of painful points

Formalism and bureaucratism is a factor which can lead to nothing the best undertakings...

It happens a man has come to a chief to call for a trouble - a roof is old, builders made bad... The official will listen to but he is not ready to get to the truth and to help. In the upshot he has answered written for form only and the request is off his shoulders. "It should not be in this way", Natalia Petkevich, First Deputy of the Head of the Administration of the President, has begun the dialogue about important issues at the regional seminar of ideological personnel in the town of Rechitsa.

Formalism and bureaucratism is a factor which can lead to nothing the best undertakings. The ideology, that means the help to the people in the problem-solving and the participation in the moral and spiritual development of the society, does not bear emptiness, ticks and stamps of formalism. The informal approach to the problem and its qualitative execution by each ideological employee is the top of the business.

"It is wrong to think that no one will get to know about something if to conceal or to hide it", Natalia Petkevich demonstrated adherence to principle for the colleagues. "They indeed will find out. You have to go to the people with the sincere and open face, and to explain and to convince them.

Debureaucratism is a topic of the special dialogue. It is made much in the state and administrative procedures became easier. However, the only officials at the local level do not always hurry up to build a "one-window" principle. They do not hurry up to get rid of and from the excessive paperwork which sometimes covers the lively business. Natalia Petkevich has put examples.

As a matter of fact, there is a complete classification for understanding of the ideology. There are purposes and values. There is a mechanism and a legislative base. Do we need know-how and the creative system? It's sure because new technologies, interests and inquiries are appearing. Internet can be taken as an example. Web pages of state bodies should not only be present in the stark form there but also to be filled with the on-line, interesting and useful information.

"If any chief of an enterprise is interested in manufacture and any head of a utility enterprise is in an available housing, so the ideological service covers all fields", Natalia Petkevich has mentioned. "Life, prices and availability of commodities also make his business because today the people are involved in these problems. The monitoring of painful points should be led on the permanent base. And an ideologist is obliged to be first responding to them.

Violetta Draluik, photo by BelTA

Commentary: 01/31/2010

It's the good and well-timed publication. At the session of the District Council in September I as a Deputy have made two inquiries about the heartless attitude of the management of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" towards residing the employees in the departmental habitation. The Emergency Situations Ministry and a village council have reacted while the National Park was not.

The Emergency Situations Ministry's service has surveyed buildings and has written out an instruction obliged to absolute covenant for execution. A few days ago I have received an answer of an official from the Department of Affairs of the President of the Republic of Belarus and I send its copy to hand over Natalia Petkevich. It is obvious from the answer how commissions of our President are carried out in Belovezhskaya Pushcha - a criminal case for illegal collective hunting at the core of the strictly protected zone of the Yazvinskoe forest area in our Svisloch district when a foreigner has killed a she-bison has been instituted but the Department of Affairs has given no any appraisal regarding the action of the management of the National Park. Money are mainly the importance for them, instead of arrangement of the habitation for their employees, not to mention about a new habitation which is made by our builders and not to care of the service of new tourist routes and other tourist infrastructure in the north of Belovezhskaya Pushcha as our President said at the celebrations in Pushcha. The management of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" does not carry out an order of the President given in December. It offends that the management of the district does all for people in these arduous days whereas the Department of Affairs only makes formal replies, although the new head is already in charge but there are no new motions. There are only persuasions not to raise these questions anymore. As Deputy elected by people, I cannot and I do not want to be silent.

Deputy of the Svislocj District Council at the Dobrovolya election district
Vladimir Zhukov

If you have no opportunity to publish the letter, hand it over Natalia Petkevich. I will send the copy of the answer to your editorial office.
January 25, 2010 Website "" The Belarusian road-building service to sum up the last year work's balance and to determine tasks for 2010

Basic tasks for 2010
The head of the state has charged the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Brest and Grodno Regional Executive Committees with the work of ensuring in 2010 and 2011 the building of the bypass road with the engineering infrastructure around the territory of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", the maximal use of the existing road network and if necessary the building of its new lines (all about 180 km).
The issues of the service development should be under the permanent control. In particular, the state departments are charged with the tasks on planning of locations for pleasure resorts and service points at the road along the perimeter of "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", and on creation of the General Plan of Road Development by 2015.
(The text of the news is put in the short-cut form. The BP-21 Century editor's note.
The full text is available at the original website, in Russian.
January 22, 2010 Website "TUT.BY" An admirer of Belovezhskaya Pushcha who pilfered a gift photo-album "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" in a book shop to be condemned in the Polotsk town

The court sentence upon a 22-year guy who pilfered the gift photo-album "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" in the book shop of the Polotsk town was passed.

The court has condemned the pilferer to one-year restriction of freedom. Reparation of damages As softening circumstance the full indemnification of damage and repentance for the pilferage was taken into account as extenuating circumstances. As to the photo-album, it, slightly lost commercial look but kept the same cognitive value, was returned to the offender as a reminder that it is better to admire colourful shapes of Belovezhskaya Pushcha free.

The photo-album "Belovezhskoe Wonder" issued last year in the publishing house "Belarus" by the authorship of our countrymen Nikolai Cherkas and gained a premium "Gold Folio" of the national competition "Book's Art" still attracts attention of the readers and collectors. Moreover, as it is now found out, it is capable to push a man to commit a crime

Elena Tribuleva, "Vecherniy Brest" (The Evening Brest) newspaper
January 18, 2010 Newspaper "Zarya" (The Dawn) newspaper Measured by the trademarks

The results of one more professional competition - "2009-Brand" - have been summed up.

The Centre of System Business Technologies SATIO, the Ministry of Economy and the National Centre of Intellectual Property have acted as its organizers. 47 participants competed in the main - professional - nomination. The skill of the enterprise to promote the trademark in the market served as a basic criterion for choosing the winners. Not only commercial success to sell goods but also the level in which the mark of the manufacturer is known to consumers has been taken into account.

Representatives of the Brest region were also among the owners of the "Year Brand" title. The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" has became the "Year Brand" in the sub-nomination "Heritage".
January 15, 2010 Newspaper "Vecherniy Brest" (The Brest Evening) newspaper Father Frost has too much work

Half a million visitor is expected next days off in an estate of Father Frost in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

The fantastic wood manor has opened its gate for visitors on December 25 of 2003 and since then the number of the people wishing to see it is constantly growing. In this snow winter the truly tourist boom is in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The Father Frost estate has served 47,860 visitors only for the first 10 days of the new year (last year 31,000 people visited it for the same time). In the next issue of the newspaper we hope to inform about who exactly will became half a million visitor and what gift is prepared to him by the administration of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".
January 14, 2010 Website "BelTA" Belovezhskaya Pushcha to become the most popular tourist object in Belarus in 2009

The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" has became the most popular tourist object in Belarus in 2009, the BelTA reporter learned today about it from Elena Solovieva, adviser of the Department for Tourism of the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of Belarus, during the press conference.

In 2009 over 235 thousands of tourists have visited Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The Belarusian Father Frost's residence which is also located in Belovezhskaya Pushcha got the second place in popularity. Over 95 thousands of people have visited it.

Last year the first excursion route with use of the railway transport – a direct compartment car for tourists – has run between Minsk and Brest (there and back) from December 25 to January 7. The route was developed by the Tourist Centre of the Minsk Branch of the Belarusian Railway. Belarusian and foreign tourists were offered for one day visit to the Father Frost residence, the Museum of nature which recently has got a new building and renovated enclosures with wild animals. "It is pleasant that the railway transport successfully become a part of the tourist industry", Elena Solovieva has said.

In all about one thousand excursion routes are in the country.

Tatiana Pastushko
January 13, 2010 Website "" Foreigners have illegally killed several bison in Belarus during a month

A hunter from France has killed a she-bison and its young by mistake in the Experimental Forest-Hunting Ground "Lyaskovichi" of the National Park "Pripyatskiy". The French has paid 22 thousand Euros for the illegal hunting and killed animals, as it was learned from the Office of Public Prosecutor of the Zhitkovichi district.

The Office of Public Prosecutor made the investigation and revealed that the French was not ready well for hunting. He has shot the animal under conditions of the bad visibility and has mixed up it with a wild boar. The Office of Public Prosecutor of the Zhitkovichi district has made a decision not to institute legal proceedings against the citizen of France, BelaPAN informs.

A statement on elimination of infringements which were made by the hunting service is prepared to the management of the National Park.

The murder of the she-bison and its young has taken place in early December of 2009. A group of Frenchmen hunted within the National Park. They got instructions and were given notice that shooting at bison is forbidden.

The Telegraph has informed earlier that a hunter from Germany, also by mistake, has killed a small bison in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" in December of 2009. The murder of the young bison in Belarus has come to 70 thousand Euro to the German hunter.

According to the director general of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", the German hunter has completely acknowledged his guilt and has compensated the caused damage to the national park.

The director general has emphasized that a special commission has investigated the incident occurred and has concluded it as happened by mistake. "The German has mixed up the suddenly appeared young bison with a wild boar", the specialist has specified.
January 13, 2010 Website "TUT.BY" A Frenchman was punished by Rouble, to be exact by Euro for hunting bison

The Office of Public Prosecutor of the Zhitkovichi district has made a decision on denial of institution of prosecution against a citizen of France who has killed a she-bison and its young when hunting in the Experimental Forest-Hunting Ground "Lyaskovichi" of the National Park "Pripyatskiy".

BelaPAN learned from the Office of Public Prosecutor which made the investigation that the French was not ready well for hunting. He has shot the animal under conditions of the bad visibility and has mixed up it with a wild boar. He has compensated the damage in full. He has paid 22 thousand Euros for the illegal hunting and killed animals.

A statement on elimination of infringements which were made by the hunting service is prepared to the management of the National Park.

The murder of the she-bison weighing over 500 kg and its 165-kilogram young has taken place in early December of 2009. A group of Frenchmen hunted within the National Park. They got instructions and were given notice that shooting at bison is forbidden.

Alena Germanovich, BelaPAN
January 13, 2010 Website "RIA NEWS" A bison to perish under locomotive wheels in Bialowieza Forest (Poland)

A bison was lost under locomotive's wheels on a railway in vicinities of the Bialowieza National Park, the Polish Radio informed on Wednesday.

According to the local police from the Hajnowka town, the bison appeared on the railway right in front of the running locomotive in the sector of Semjanowka-Miklaszewo. An engine driver could not pull up on time and the 450-kilogram bison-male has died at the incident place. Most probably, the animal looked for food near the railway where the thickness of the snow blanket is much less than in Bialowieza Forest.

Bison is under the state protection. According to the representative of the National Park Erzy Datckevicz, the herd of the unique species in the Polish part of Bialowieza Forest now totals about 450 animals.

Leonid Svirridov, Warsaw
January 05, 2010 Website "Nowe Media, Polskie Radio" Polish cows help protect rare birds (Poland)

Twenty five cows will be handed over for free to farmers in eastern Poland to graze in the open, creating an ideal habitat for the Lesser Spotted Eagle.

This is a part of a project aimed at protecting this large Eastern European bird of prey, launched in Poland thanks to funds from the European Union and the National Nature Protection Fund.

The farmers are expected to breed the cattle and hand over the young to other farmers in the region. The program focuses on improving the habitat of the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Bialowieza and Knyszynska Forest.

The project, which costs 19 million zlotys or about 4.6 million euro, provides also for erecting 300 wooden posts enabling the eagles to look out for prey in the open fields, mowing overgrown deserted fields and creating small water reservoirs. The Lesser Spotted Eagle prefers damp terrain, says Roman Kalski from the Polish Bird Protection Society. Work on building threshold on rivers to retain water in the area has already begun.

About 1,900 pairs of the Lesser Spotted Eagle nest in Poland.