Yauheni
Shybinski
DIALOGUE OF CULTURES. PROFILES
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Belorussian Portal
TUT.BY
Yauheni Shybinski
Editor of the media-portal TUT.BY
video department
(Belarus)
TUT.BY is the biggest information resource of Belarus, where the major domestic and
international news are published. More than 800 000 people are reading the web-site daily.

Interviews, important opinions and other videos that show a real life of Belarus and its ordinary citizens are being posted on the You-Tube channel of Tut.by.

Interviews are split into categories. People in Studio and Tough Questions — interviews filmed in studio, in which several people related to the same social category are answering simultaneously the same questions.

To be an Eighteen-Year-Old — a series of documentary videos about people, who differs somehow from their peers.
People on the Boarder — a documentary project about people, who live on the borders of two states.
TUT.BY is the biggest information resource of Belarus, where the major domestic and international news are published. More than 800 000 people are reading the web-site daily.

Interviews, important opinions and other videos that show a real life of Belarus and its ordinary citizens are being posted on the You-Tube channel of Tut.by.

Interviews are split into categories. People in Studio and Tough Questions — interviews filmed in studio, in which several people related to the same social category are answering simultaneously the same questions.

To be an Eighteen-Year-Old — a series of documentary videos about people, who differs somehow from their peers.
People on the Boarder — a documentary project about people, who live on the borders of two states.

Projects of the Tut.by YouTube Channel
Projects of the Tut.by YouTube Channel
In the framework of the People on the Border project, Aleksei Sudnikau (correspondent of the video department of TUT.BY) has visited five villages that are sharing borders with Belarus, and told about regular folks, who are living there.

Boruny Village is situated at the Belarus-Latvia border. 140 people are living here. Once there were many things: shop, club, library, school... Only federal obstetric clinic and round-the-clock residential department are left now.

During Soviet times locals often went to Latvia for a disco — «who on a motorbike, and who on horseback», and Latvians came to Boruny with a return visit.
Journalist Alexei Sudnikau went to the Belarusian-Latvian border and talked to local people, found out why they did not leave for the EU after the collapse of the USSR, what the Pentagon is and how Nordic walking has come to the village.
In the framework of the Dialogue of Cultures Media-Forum the team of TUT.BY filmed their own project about the cats, who are living at the Hermitage Hermitage. Watch it here!
In the framework of the People on the Border project,
Aleksei Sudnikau (correspondent of the video department of TUT.BY) has visited five villages that are sharing borders with Belarus, and told about regular folks, who are living there.

Boruny Village is situated at the Belarus-Latvia border. 140 people are living here. Once there were many things: shop, club, library, school... Only federal obstetric clinic and round-the-clock residential department are left now.

During Soviet times locals often went to Latvia for a disco — «who on a motorbike, and who on horseback», and Latvians came to Boruny with a return visit.
Journalist Alexei Sudnikau went to the Belarusian-Latvian border and talked to local people, found out why they did not leave for the EU after the collapse of the USSR, what the Pentagon is and how Nordic walking has come to the village.

In the framework of the Dialogue of Cultures Media-Forum the team of TUT.BY filmed their own project about the cats, who are living at the Hermitage Hermitage. Watch it below!
We asked Yauheni several questions about the Forum:

— It's a cool topic, poorly covered in Belarussian media. Well, everyone loves kitties :) This video has already gained more than 157.000 views on YouTube and 85.000 on our Instagram.
— Everything was great — custodians aided, no one bothered, the team of the Forum gave all the necessary support. Although, we got lost several times, but it was our bad sense of directions.
— Why did you choose the cats
of Hermitage for the shooting?
— Tell about your impression of shooting at the Hermitage.
Tell about your impression of shooting at the Hermitage.
— Everything was great — custodians aided, no one bothered, the team of the Forum gave all the necessary support. Although, we got lost several times, but it was our bad sense of directions.
— Почему Вы выбрали именно Эрмитажных котов для съемок?
— Классная тема, в белорусских медиа слабо освещенная. Ну и все любят котиков :) У видео уже более 175к просмотров на ютубе и 85к в нашем инстаграме.
— Say a few words about the process of making the videos: are you writing the script in advance or you are working with a short plan?
— We always have a skeleton: questions that must be asked, and major plans, that need to be filmed. From our perspective the video is a living thing that cannot be anticipated. That's why much of a storyline is being born on the set.
It was so cool to shoot at the Hermitage — we have never been there, and it was impressively.
— Which place was the hardest one to film in, both physically and, possibly morally. And why?
— Sorry, but in Russia. It's because we failed to work here: our film-crew was prevented from making a series of videos about the borders at the Russian village. Twice. With no explanation. It grieves us, as there were no such problems with our other neighbours.
— How do you find heroes for your studio interviews. Is it tough?
— We are posting information in our social media (around 1 million subscribers in total), through our friends or through requests to non-profit orgnizations (e.g., if we are searching for drug addicts — we apply to rehabs). And, yes, it's tough. For example, we were searching for the heroes for the last two videos [воевали и сделали эко] for more than 2 months.
— How do you find heroes for your studio interviews. Is it tough?
Complete interview with Yauheni, watch it now!
— We are posting information in our social media (around 1 million subscribers in total), through our friends or through requests to non-profit orgnizations (e.g., if we are searching for drug addicts — we apply to rehabs). And, yes, it's tough. For example, we were searching for the heroes for the last two videos [воевали и сделали эко] for more than 2 months.
Complete interview with Yauheni you'll find below: