November 26, 2009 Website "High Examination Board of Belarus" The announcement on defending the Ph.D. thesis at the site of the High Examination Board: Nikolai Bambiza

Nikolai Bambiza, a pretender to the Ph.D. scientific degree, will defend a Ph.D. thesis "The economic mechanism of conservation of biodiversity in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", for speciality "08.00.05 – Economics and Management of the National Economy" (Economic sciences) on December 22, 2009 in the Council D 02.08.01 in the Belarusian State Technological University, 220006, Minsk city, Sverdlova str. , 13a, tel.: (8-0172)226-14-32, e-mail:

The date of publication: 2009-11-20.
The dissertation abstract is accessible by clicking here (in Russian):
November 26, 2009 Website "The Kiev Ecological and Cultural Center" Board of Shame: 1. Belarus, pseudo-scientist Nikolai Bambiza who combine with the post of director general of the Belarusian National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is going to defend a Ph.D. thesis "The economic mechanism of conservation of biodiversity in the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".

Not feeling himself with confidence in the rank of director general of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Bambiza has decided to defend a Ph.D. thesis in which he "scientifically" will ground the management on destruction of wild nature systematically provided by him in Belovezhskaya Pushcha for a long time. Belarusian professor Neverov help him in it ...

Read more at the original website ("The Kiev Ecological and Cultural Center") here, in Russian -
From this website is possible to download the first version of the Ph.D. thesis by Nikolai Bambiza.
November 22, 2009 Website "TV-Chanel "100 TV"" Belovezhskaya Pushcha: a Mather house for bison

Belovezhskaya Pushcha is 600. The legendary reserve in which the 70th history of the Soviet Union was finished has marked the anniversary. In the beginning of the XV century the Polish King Jagiello has forbidden to hunt in these forests for everyone, except for him, and it became the tradition. Pushcha always served the rest for high-ranked persons of the state - at first for the Polish, then for Russian and Soviet ones.

A herd of bison biggest in Europe - 400 animals - now lives in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. It is a symbol of Belarus, so the attention to these animals is special. Meanwhile, there was no one bison in Pushcha in middle of the last century. Their restoration in these woods started after the war. Ludmila Korochkina, graduate of the Leningrad biological faculty did it.
(The video-reportage can be watched by downloading the file from here, 25 Mb, in Russian)
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November 17, 2009 Website "The economic newspaper" Belovezhskaya Pushcha is going to receive investors

The management of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" does not yet involve the private capital into development of tourism. However, the director general of the national park Nikolai Bambiza has said at the meeting with Russian journalists that the President of the Republic of Belarus has offer to make a ring road along the border of Belovezhskaya Pushcha which will separate the especially protected natural area from the territory of the nearby localities.

The lands on other side of the road will be given to investors for creation of the infrastructure. The appearance of the program of investment development in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is not casual because the people wishing to invest money into the park's tourism business become more and more numerous from year to year. It is connected, first of all, with the growing popularity of this unique tourist site - the amount of tourists in Belovezhskaya Pushcha has increased in over 5 times for the last eight years. In 2001 54 thousand tourists visited the park and in 2008 their number already almost 300 thousand.

According to Nikolai Bambiza, the building the ring road around the periphery of the national park is planned in 2010-2011.
November 17, 2009 "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 216 A museum by own hands

A museum of forest has opened in the Dobrovolya Study-Pedagogical Center "Children's Garden - High School" of the Svisloch district. It is not surprised because the educational institution is on the territory of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Visitors of the museum can look at a collection of plants, insects, stones, medical grasses gathered by children. There are samples of woods. Stuffed animals living in Belovezhskaya Pushcha take a pride of the exposition. It is also told with a sincere heart about people who have preserved this priceless legacy to us.

"It is doubtless that we will add new exhibits in the museum," its manager Irina Gordenyan has told to the newspaper. "We will develop scientific work in the school. We already have addressed to the Grodno State University to get advice. The council of the museum consists of teachers of geography and history, so we are going deeply to study our native land. We already have developed tourist routes. There are lots of plans but all should be discussed in details. We hope the museum of forest will be the centre of ecological education of our pupils and will do what one can to help for conservation and augmentation of riches of Belovezhskaya Pushcha".

Semen Gribov
November 17, 2009 "Respublika" (The Republic) newspaper, No 216 Stars of "small Switzerland"

A new 50-bed hotel opened in the National Park "Pripyatskiy" of the Department of Affairs of the President of Belarus will raise services of the unique nature protection establishment to a new level of qualitaty. A special commission already certified the hotel giving three stars for it, however, experts assert that the hotel "Over Pripyat River" can get a four stars' status.

For the agro-town Lyaskovichi where the administrative center of the national park is also placed, it is important not only the aesthetic function of the star object" but also its social and economic role. According to the director of the national park Stepan Bambiza, 52 workplaces are created in the hotel. Besides, the hotel will allow to attract in "Pripyatskiy" more tourists and to give them new opportunities for rest.

"The hotel has three classes of rooms", its director Ekaterine Samoilova demonstrate cosy rooms. "A ground floor of the building has a pool, saunas, bowling, billiard, internet-club, and a training hall – in all the list of additional services is rather big.

The tourist service started to develop in "Pripyatskiy" only ten years ago as before there was no full infrastructure complex or hotels for having a rest. Now, Stepan Bambiza believes, the national park to be close on the heels of such leader of nature protection as the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". At the same time the director recognizes that the potential for further development is available yet. For rendering the full-packet tourist services it is necessary, for example, to create the own infrastructure on the game meat processing. For qualitative tourist programs the park today needs to have a remembered legend about the area. An ancient legend about the own Belarusian sea - earlier the Pripyat floods have been called the Herodotus Sea – can become one of it. By the way, the building of the hotel is also located on the bank of the Pripyat River tributary.

For the last two years employees of the scientific department of the National Park "Pripyatskiy" have found 110 species of plants which were considered in this area for a long time. So, the Pripyat Polessie still remains the land with the opportunities for exploration, and the composers of the legend need only skillfully to present the curious information.

Inna Yurchik
November 10, 2009 Website "" A Father Frost's manor of the Minsk region to be placed in Nalibokskaya Pushcha

The building of fantastic houses where then Father Frost, Snow Maiden and other heroes of fairy tales will live is planned to begin in the near future. Builders are going to finish works by spring or summer of the next year.

It is supposed that the tourist center will work not only in winter but educational and entertaining programs will be carried out in spring and in summer. "Very beautiful places are in Nalibokskaya Pushcha. There are places of bison and enclosures with wild animals. I think children will like excursions there", Elena Brok, deputy head of the Department of Physical Training, Sports and Tourism at the Minsk Regional Executive Committee, has noted as BelTA learned.
November 10, 2009 Website "Interfax-West" A Father Frost residence: the same colour both in winter and summer

We have got used into associations of Father Frost only with New Year holidays. Letters are written to him in this time, gifts are waited from him, and many parents with small children visit him in a residence in Belovezhskaya Pushcha if taking an excursion. But few people reflect on the fact that the residence of Father Frost in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is actually attractive in all seasons.

The portal recently told about Belovezhskaya Pushcha and the program planned there on the eve of New Year holidays. We called the readers of the portal not to postpone the trip to the Belarusian Santa Clause for the late pre-holiday period and to go on an excursion beforehand. As a reply our permanent reader and photographer Alfred Mikus has informed us about his impressions from visiting the residence of Father Frost this summer and has sent photos made in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. … ...

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November 09, 2009 Website "Interfax-West" Belovezhskaya Pushcha. 24 photos on the "Interfax-West"

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November 09, 2009 Website "The Capital TV (CTV)" Alexandra Pakhmutova is 80

Perhaps, the best songs of the outstanding Russian composer are about our land. "My Youth is Byelorussia" and "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" are the result of her creative work.

The Belarusian President has congratulated the national artist of the USSR with her anniversary. Alexander Lukashenko has emphasized that Belarusians are proud of that the destiny of such the outstanding composer is indissolubly connected to our country.

Millions od people sing her songs. The consort "Pesnyary" with dignity have carried the nature protection tune "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" through - countries and continents and have forced to look on a map for the place originating this song.

Vyacheslav Sharapov, art director of the state ensemble "Pesnyary" says "It is an example of how one ingenious song can make for the country something so much cognate and important.

Belovezhskaya Pushcha in due time was shown for Alexandra Pakhmutova. She and her husband Nikolai Dobronravov were invited by the then director Stepan Kochanovskiy in 1973 to visit this forest. They have seen it and at once have composed the song.

Stepan Kochanovskiy, director of the State Protected Hunting Game Ground "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" in 1973-1976 says "They have arrived simply to see Belovezhskaya Pushcha. After we have shown them the face of Pushcha and the people, they has inspired."

Many musical compositions by Pakhmutova were included in the so-called gold fund of the Belarusian culture. The composer got in return love of the Belarusians. She composed two, perhaps, best songs about our land - "My Youth is Byelorussia" and "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".

Alexandra Pakhmutova "For me the friendship between the Russians and Belarusians is truly sacred. I composed and I will compose songs about Belarus."

The music has connected her with Belarus. A special award of the President "Through art to the peace and mutual understanding" and a premium of the Allied State in the field of literature and art were handed to her here. In last summer the name of the composer has begun to shine on the star avenue at the Vitebsk amphitheater. A planet got her name in honour. However Alexandra Pakhmutova lives and compose new remarkable songs. On the Earth.

(The video-reportage can be watched by downloading the file from here, in Russian)
November 06, 2009 Website "Interfax-West" To visit Father Frost in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is better beforehand and in the group

One can visit Father Frost in his residence in Belovezhskaya Pushcha already now. It is also possible to delay and to plan a trip for the last days of November or for the winter vacation, but in this case you can be trapped in some unexpected troubles. The reporter of the was told about them in the national park.

Belarusian Father Frost meet visitors all the year round and anyone can visit him successfully both in November and in late December. In early December Snow Maiden will keep company to Father Frost in his. That's all what essentially differs. However, there is one more nuance which is necessary to know about - choosing the visit in Belovezhskaya Pushcha in the holiday and pre-holiday period you risk to meet troubles of car parking and tickets.

We were explained from the tourist office of the national park that excursions to the Father Frost residence are organized all the year round and there is nearly no difference between December and July. The cost is also the same – Br 16.500 (~$ 6) for adults and Br 9,500 (~ $ 3.5) for children. The children's ticket cost also includes a gift for the kid's memory about visiting Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

In the Museum of Nature (the residence of Father Frost is its part) the reporter of was told why it is better not to plan the trip to Father Frost within the most "hot" winter period.

"For certain there will be a crowd of people on December 25-27 and January 1-3. To tell the truth and to recollect the last New Year holidays, it would be desirable to avoid chaos like in that period, one of the employees of the museum admitted. Many excursions were beforehand booked for organizations, the parking was full of cars and those who came themselves left cars long the road. In some days such the parking line was taken the distance of a few kilometers. But the story is not complete. The people with very small children coming to the park, for example, at 14.00 could hear the next – there are no tickets for this time and the nearest chance is to bay them for 18.00. Therefore, trips to Father Frost in Belovezhskaya Pushcha could and should be planed beforehand …

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November 05, 2009 "Komsomolskaya Pravda in Byelorussia" (The Komsomol Truth in Belarus) newspaper A new Father Frost residence to appear in the Minsk region

Since not all people can get to Belovezhskaya Pushcha where Father Frost and Snow Maiden live, it is decided to build a small tower-room create of Father Frost in the Minsk region, BelTA writes.

The new residence will be constructed in the Molodechno district.

November 01, 2009 Website "" A fall of a Polish helicopter

In the night between Saturday and Sunday a helicopter of the Border Service of Poland has fallen in Belarus in the area of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The helicopter patrolled the east Polish border and suddenly lost radio contact. Three men – the crew - were on the board, they were lost in the accident.