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20 April 2016 12:00
Belarus among world leaders in development of information and communication technologies
Belarus is among the world leaders in the development of information and communication technologies. This was stated by the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union at the meeting with Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko. In recent years, the country has implemented a number of major projects: the level of Internet penetration increased to 70%, a new 4G mobile standard was launched, as well as ip-TV service and Belarus’ own communication satellite. Over the past 5 years Belarus climbed 14 positions in the Telecommunication Union ranking. According to the index of telecommunications development in the past year, our country occupied the 36th place in the world and first in the CIS. According to experts, the secret of success lies in the personal patronage of the President in this sphere, as well as in the stability and availability of necessary conditions for investment in the telecommunications market.
TIBO-2016 International exhibition underway in Minsk
Latest achievements in the telecommunications industry are presented in Minsk at the exhibition "Tibo-2016". New products in the field of telecommunications, information and banking technologies have brought about a hundred companies from 18 countries to Minsk. These are software developers, network operators, manufacturers of computer hardware and smartphones.
An interactive showcase is among the curious know-hows. Thanks to it, the customer can view a variety of goods, make payments and arrange delivery without going to the store. Another innovation is a "smart" bus-stop with terminals for payment, charge outlets for mobile phones and emergency call button. There are plans for joint projects with Microsoft corporation in e-government.
In addition to presentations and round tables on various subjects within the framework of the exhibition, a conference on innovation in trade and business forum will be held.
Exhibition "Holy gift of vivid inspiration" openes in Minsk
The exhibition "Holy gift of vivid inspiration" is held in the Gallery of Arts in Minsk. The works by Nikolai Volynets are exhibited here. The Belarusian painter would have turned 95 this year. He is the successor of the realistic traditions of the classical school of Vitebsk, Belarus’ best portraitist. His paintings make part of museum collections around the world.Original portraits of Lenin and Stalin, made of maple leaves and feathers, were revealed by Nikolai Volynets in the '50s at a major exhibition in Moscow. Now these works are among the collections of the Pushkin Museum.