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BELARUS’ PRESIDENT SUGGESTS LAUNCHING A NEW HELSINKI PROCESS ........... p. 3 The magazine publishes the full text of the speech of Belarus’ leader Alexander Lukashenko at the plenary session dedicated to the solemn opening of the 26th Annual Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe that took place in Minsk on 5-9 July 2017. Viktor LOVGACH. FOUR «DS» OF THE MINSK SUMMIT ........................................... p. 10 Minsk hosted the 26th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on 5-9 July 2017. The publication sums up the results of the summit and offers the views of its participants. The author analyzes the initiatives put forward at the session, including the one suggested by Belarus’President – to consider launching a new Helsinki Process (Helsinki 2) within the framework of the OSCE. Gennady PALCHIK. HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE COUNTRY: SYSTEMIC APPROACH ............................................................................................. p. 16 The article points out that the existing system of government control of postgraduate education lacks a clear division of functions between the Education Ministry, the State Science and Technology Committee and the Higher Attestation Commission. The role of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus as the supreme state scientific organization is not clearly defined. The comprehensive monitoring of postgraduate programs conducted by the Higher Attestation Commission in 2016 revealed factors affecting the efficiency of these programs. The author suggests considering the overhaul of the existing system of postgraduate education taking into account legislative and regulatory practices of the national education system and integration processes. Ruslan YESIN. THROUGH THE EYES OF A PARTNER AND FRIEND ........................... p. 22 The author of the article is a famous diplomat and scientist who serves as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Japan. The publication is dedicated to the evolution of Belarus-Japan relations starting from their establishment. A special focus is placed on humanitarian and economic cooperation. The goal of the article is to increase interest of Belarusians and Japanese in the development of the two states and to encourage political dialogue. Snezhana MIKHAILOVSKAYA. LOGOISK: LANDMARK FACILITIES AND NEW PROJECTS ........................................ p. 28 The article is dedicated to Logoisk District of Minsk Oblast. The author draws attention to tourism and recreation opportunities of Logoisk. The author reviews the town’s successful efforts to improve local agriculture. She believes that the region offers great opportunities for SMEs and rural tourism. Sergei GOLOVKO. PESNYAR’S FAVORITE TOWN ...................................................... p. 38 The article covers the time when Belarusian Pesnyar (poet and singer) Yanka Kupala lived and worked in Borisov. The author researches into the background of the Borisov poetry collection and the poem Borisov dedicated to the town and its residents. The researcher draws attention to the particularly favorable attitude of local residents to the poet. The author unveils a little-known fact of the poet’s life - his suicide attempt on 20 November 1930, shortly after vulgarizer critic Lukas Bende defamed Yanka Kupala’s name and works at a meeting with local teachers in Borisov. Alexei SHVYRYOV. TURNING THE PAGES OF THE PLOUGH AND HAMMER NEWSPAPER ................................................................................... p. 48 Reviewing publications of one of Mogilev’s first Soviet newspapers, Plough and Hammer, the author unveils little-known facts from political, social, economic, public and cultural life of Mogilev in 1920-1921. Valeria SNAROVA, Nikita KHROL. SEVEN CORNFLOWER PETALS ........................... p. 53 Nikolai BARANOVSKY. POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL GUIDELINES ....................... p. 60 Based on the sociological opinion polls the article analyzes the socio-political and socio-cultural values that ensure the spiritual consolidation and unity of the Belarusian people. The article gives science-based assessment of the need for a national idea as a political and ideological guideline of the social development of modern Belarus. Svyatoslav KULINOK. RISEN FROM THE ASHES ...................................................... p. 66 The publication is dedicated to the rebuilding of Belarus’ capital after its liberation from the Nazi invaders. The major guidelines of Minsk’s development in the post-war period were set in the General Plan of Minsk’s Rebuilding and Development (1946). The author analyzes this document and covers its major provisions. The document is kept at the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation. Tatiana PROKOPENKO. ONLINE TRADING PLATFORMS .......................................... p. 74 The article ventures to discuss the Chinese experience of organizing online trade. Enabling conditions conducive to higher effectiveness of the social and economic complex of Belarus is a high priority for the government. The article discusses how sales efforts of Belarusian light industry enterprises can be affordably re-organized using the positive experience of a Chinese company as an example. Vadim SEREBRYAKOV. STEPS INTO THE FUTURE .................................................... p. 80 The author focuses on the political dialogue, as well as trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states. The publication analyzes business environment in these countries and tells readers how Belarusian products are promoted there. The author suggests promising areas of cooperation with ASEAN member states. Yadviga YASKEVICH. ECONOMIC SCIENCE: TIME OF RADICAL TRANSFORMATIONS ................................................................. p. 86 The author of the publication believes that modern economic science is undergoing radical transformations that are changing its classic pattern, areas of research, and instrumentarium. This leads to the formation of a synergic worldview and ideals of social responsibility, partnership and cooperativity in respect to government and business, which gives an impulse to the transformation of the global economic and political system. The researcher believes that our country should keep in mind that modernization scenarios differ depending on a society. Our country should also take into consideration its own sociocultural legacy and historical experience. Yulia BANKOVSKAYA. SOCIAL COMMUNICATION OF CONFLICTING STRUCTURES ............................................................................... p. 92 Researchers notice a rising number of conflicts in all spheres of human life. The article delves deep into how conflicting structures function in social communication. The author believes that the modern state of scientific knowledge on one hand and objective conditions of the changing world on the other hand necessitate a new approach to understanding problems of communicative nature. Tatyana RUDAKOVSKAYA. REMOTE CONTROL OF TV CONSCIOUSNESS ................. p. 98 After Belarus became an independent state, its media environment underwent a number of transformations. Television, as the most powerful type of mass media, started playing an important role in the formation of civil society. The article analyzes the concepts and content of the country’s leading TV channels (Belarus 1, ONT, STV). A special focus is placed on their policies that are viewed as an instrument of shaping moral values, way of life and behavioral patterns of the society.

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