New year has it peculiarities, characteristic only of this year. They have already been defined and are based on events, which are about to happen, and perspectives, which shifted from the last year. Unfortunately, not all tendencies are positive. For example, the world financial crisis introduced negative allowances. What can a man do? This is reality. Undoubtedly, crisis will become a challenge for the national economy, which is integrated into a global foreign market by the reason of its export directivity. Perhaps, the most important task will be an ability to maintain the market. It is worth manufacturing good products of high quality. It turned out to be that the other systematic measures are also necessary. Devaluation of a Belarusian ruble, realized in the beginning of the year, is a constrained step, supporting exporters. A step, allowing making their production more attractive from the point of view of its cost. Common people also realized necessity of devaluation, though this process was slow. They understood its practicability. It is enough to react adequately to this unpopular measure to notice preparedness of the society to perceive challenges of time.
Directivity to tomorrow on the basis of professionalism — Alexander Lukashenko underlined such an aspect during his visit to Minsk plant “Belkommunmash.” The president of the country held up this enterprise as an example, while estimating the processability index of a productive process, a high standard and a quality grade of products. Our article “Express to future” describes the constituents of business, helping Minsk enterprise getting ahead its rivals. This material is also remarkable, because it comprises quotes from the President’s speech concerning principle approaches in economic and social directions.
Against the background of a real “gas war” between Russia and Ukraine, which imprint was felt in the whole Europe, there is an eloquent fact about Belarus, which realized a historical event in the end of the last year. Natural gas was supplied to the last from 118 regions of the country. Gasification was finished, started fifty years ago. “A large-scale event” — this is how an article was called reflecting new features of the fuel-and-power sector of the country.
Emphasizing events, we can’t but mention a circumstance that 2009 was announced the Year of the native land in Belarus. Such a dimension of the country. This is such a global but profound view of the nation, people, natural and historical scope of Belarus, that each of us requires a lot to estimate everything. It is better to be more economical in relation to the native land. “Perception of Motherland” is an article to this topic.
Besides, an interesting example of the fact that Belarus attracts the others, is revealed in one more article. A young Dutch agriculturist comes to Grodno area as the international project coordinator. He stays here for good. Kardius Kruisberg didn’t only become the director of the modern agricultural enterprise, but he made a family, married a Belarusian girl, brings up a daughter... “Over the bridge built by Kardius” is a name of the article, telling about a happy destiny of the agriculturist from Holland, which met him in Belarus.
Modern historical Belarus. This parallel is often described in the article of the magazine. “In the center of Europe” is an article about an old Belarusian city Polotsk, which prepares to celebrate its 1150th birth day. Besides, the scientists confirm that Polotsk is a geographical Center of Europe. Undoubtedly, this is also interesting for our foreign readers. Our author Joseph Popko tells about one of the oldest temples of Belarus. You can learn from the article “Kolozha changes image,” how a visiting card of the monument of the ХІІth century will look like after restoration.
The year begins. Our sport observer S.Kanashits confirms that 2009 will be rich in sportive events. Sport is life with emotions, fiat of will, spirit of victories... “One year’s distance” is a story about Belarusian sportsmen, who can come first to a finish, win or fight for leadership at world level championships.
An interesting forecast to compare it with real results. To which extent will they become peculiarities of the year.
magazine editor Беларусь. Belarus
PHILOSOPHY OF PECULIARITIES
New year has it peculiarities, characteristic only of this year. They have already been defined and are based on events, which are about to happen, and perspectives, which shifted from the last year. Unfortunately, not all tendencies are positive. For example, the world financial crisis introduced negative allowances. What can a man do?