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25.09.2017

Belarus, Chechen Republic discuss cooperation projects in Council of Ministers

Belarus, Chechen Republic discuss cooperation projects in Council of Ministers

Belarus is offering the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The subject of economic cooperation became central at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ramzan Kadyrov. Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person
BelAZ awards its best employees

BelAZ awards its best employees

The export of BelAZ-the largest manufacturer of dumping trucks in the world- has nearly doubled. The year hasn’t finished yet, however, the plant has already reached the figures of the previous year. Before the Day of machine builders, the best workers of the BelAZ pant were awarded in Zhodino. The plant also had an open day, everyone who wished to could see how the plant works.
Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person

Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person

Belarus is offering the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The subject of economic cooperation became central at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of the Chechen Republic arrived in Belarus with an official visit. The two sides are working out the possible directions of cooperation. The Chechen Republic is a prospective partner in the North Caucasian Federal District for Belarus.
“It’s not just a hobby. It’s my favorite job”: Woodcarver and blacksmith about their craft in Belarus

“It’s not just a hobby. It’s my favorite job”: Woodcarver and blacksmith about their craft in Belarus

There are about 23,500 registered craftsmen in Belarus. But there are certainly far more people who occupy themselves with it. The Presidential Decree on Crafts will simplify this activity that is necessary not only for people’s self-employment but also for attracting tourists to the country (as it was discussed with the ex-president of Iceland, it’s one of upcoming sectors in Belarus as well as in Iceland). Alena Syrova met with craftsmen, who told her about their passion.
Head of the EOC Coordination Commission: Belarus to become a perfect place for II European Games

Head of the EOC Coordination Commission: Belarus to become a perfect place for II European Games

Belarus has everything for holding the European Games at the highest level. This opinion was voiced at the meeting of the Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committees with the Directorate for the Second European Games on 21 September. Experts from 20 countries are addressing the issue of the organization of the upcoming competitions. It includes the program of the Games, accommodation of athletes, media coverage of the competition and acquaintance with the arenas that will host the Second European Games.
Foreigners to be allowed to stay in Belarus without registration for 10 days

Foreigners to be allowed to stay in Belarus without registration for 10 days

There will be more visa-free territories in Belarus now: the railway station, the airport in Grodno and part of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha will be added to the already visa-free Augustow channel. On September 25, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Belarus said foreigners will be able to stay in Belarus without registration for 10 days instead of current five. It is also considering the introduction of a 30-day visa-free regime for guests from China.
Housing and utility issues discussed at meeting with Belarus’ Premier

Housing and utility issues discussed at meeting with Belarus’ Premier

How to lower the tariffs on water, save on heating and utilize rubbish? The main issues of residential and municipal maintenance were discussed on September 22, 2017 at the meeting with Belarus’ Prime Minister. There are enough of question in the housing sector. For instance, the way of saving on heating at a mini Thermal Power Plant was discussed. The facility was modernized not so long ago. As a result, the plant is now using local types of fuel- mainly chippings and wood. It helped to cut down the costs on electricity.
What threat does the USA-North Korea conflict pose for the world?

What threat does the USA-North Korea conflict pose for the world?

As they say, you can postpone a war, but never a lunch. Bakers even baked special bread in honor of the military drills “West 2017”. The west felt worried about the Belarusian-Russian military drills, and they were saying that it was posing a threat.
Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you

Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you

Belarus offers the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The economic cooperation has become a central topic of the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of Chechnya is on a visit to Belarus. The parties are working on possible directions for cooperation. For Belarus, the Chechen Republic is a promising partner in the North Caucasus Federal District of Russia.
"Mrs. Merkel has done a lot for people": what political discussions flare up in the streets of Germany on the eve of the elections?

"Mrs. Merkel has done a lot for people": what political discussions flare up in the streets of Germany on the eve of the elections?

Crises in Ukraine, Syria and around North Korea do not cause fear in the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said this during a recent interview, noting that "Fear is a bad adviser". By the way, the Chancellor also did not like the threats of the US President to Pyongyang. Merkel clearly demonstrates her independence and political will on the eve of the elections in Germany. Let me remind you, they will be held on September 24 and few doubt the outcome - "mutti bleiben" - say Germans, which means "Mom remains" - for the fourth term.
Ramzan Kadyrov to visit Minsk on September 25: What topics will be discussed?

Ramzan Kadyrov visiting Minsk September 25: What topics will be discussed?

The head of the Chechen Republic arrived in Minsk on September 25. The business part of the official visit was preceded by the ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths to the Victory Monument in the center of Minsk. On September 25 in Minsk, the head of Chechnya will hold a series of high-level meetings.
Ministries of internal affairs of Belarus and Serbia discuss interaction

Ministries of internal affairs of Belarus and Serbia discuss interaction

The law enforcement structures of Belarus and Serbia intend to establish more active cooperation. A meeting of the Ministers of Internal Affairs of the two countries was held in Minsk. The sides discussed fighting terrorism, cybercrime and drug trafficking. It is these directions that the parties consider the most promising in joint work. In addition, contacts have been established between Belarusian "Almaz" special forces and the special antiterrorist unit of Serbia.
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers

West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers

The military exercise "West-2017" was completed. Alexander Lukashenko, as President of the country and as Supreme Commander-in-Chief, assessed them as perfect. Cautious neighbors watching the movement of Russian troops should also be content since soldiers, tanks and planes are leaving Belarus and returning to places of permanent deployment. Yevgeny Pustovoy reports.
Day of Confucius Institutes held in Minsk

Day of Confucius Institutes held in Minsk

The culture of China, the country that today implements communist ideas in the best way, was presented on September 24 in Minsk. The Upper City of the Belarusian capital hosted a festival with bright elements of traditional holidays of China. The audience saw a traditional wedding ceremony and the fortune-telling as well as traditional dances of the Dragon and the Lion. In addition, visitors of the holiday could hear the solo of the Chinese violin Erhu and learn the secrets of the tea ceremony and try their hand in writing hieroglyphics.
Teatralny Kufar international theater festival gathers 300 artists in Belarus

Teatralny Kufar international theater festival gathers 300 artists in Belarus

20 theaters and 300 participants from all over the world gathered at the forum "Teatralny Kufar" in Minsk. Guests from Chile, Tunisia, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland, the UK and Russia came to Belarus to show their works. Performances are in several languages, including the language of plastics. Teatralny Kufar is held in Minsk for the 14th time. During this time more, than 60 countries took part in the forum.
Miniature edition about Francysk Skaryna presented in Minsk

Miniature edition about Francysk Skaryna presented in Minsk

The size of the book is only 5 centimeters in length and 6 in width. The publishing of the collection was timed to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing. The idea belongs to the Museum of Miniature Books in Baku. Which, by the way, is the only one in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

24.09.2017

Amkodor to branch out into nine new models in 2017

Amkodor to branch out into nine new models in 2017

By the end of 2017, the Belarusian company Amkodor, the largest manufacturer of road construction, municipal equipment and agricultural machinery in the CIS, will begin the construction of three plants. One enterprise will be built in the agrotown of Kolodishchi and two hydraulic factories will appear in Kobrin and Gomel.
Naviband presents new music video Run

Naviband presents new music video Run

On September 12, Naviband, one of the most popular music band in Belarus, presented a new video for the song “Biažy” (Run). “Biažy” is one of the singles from the album “Illumination”, released in January 2017. According to the group, the video is full of love to the native country and to the profession they adore so much. In the video, artists wear national Belarusian costumes. Kirill Nong became the director of the video. Fans of the band were also invited to take part in the filming.
Belarusians to choose mascot of European Games 2019

Belarusians to choose mascot of European Games 2019

What will the symbol of the European Games 2019 look like? The question still remains open. The matter is really important, because the mascot is something fans all over the world will associate the international competitions with. Is it going to be a bison, or a stork, or maybe something else? Any idea of yours can become the winner. However, the contest will be finished quite soon. The results will be announced in November 2017.
Belarus’ Customs Chairman reports on customs service results

Belarus’ Customs Chairman reports on customs service results

The increase of Belarus’ transit attractiveness and creation of convenient conditions for business in 2017 allowed to increase the budget contribution by nearly 250 million dollars more than in 2016.
Belarusian, Russian military equipment returning to permanent deployments

Belarusian, Russian military equipment returning to permanent deployments

After the strategic West 2017 drills, personnel, military and specialized equipment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are continuing to return to their permanent dislocation points. Brest troopers are returning home on September 24. The air-assault brigade No. 38 drilled military tasks at the range Losvido, which is near Vitebsk. More than 200 military men and dozens of combat vehicles. Loading of equipment on to the echelon is the final stage.
Belarus to sell 460 tractors to Azerbaijan before 2018

Belarus to sell 460 tractors to Azerbaijan before 2018

Belarusian tractors will be sent to Azerbaijan. As many as 460 tractors will be exported there before the end of 2017. By the way, more than one thousand tractors have been exported to Azerbaijan in the nine month of the current year. A joint tractor assembling plant is working in Gyandzha. Tractors are used not only on the internal market, but are also sold to third countries. First supplies to Turkey are planned in the nearest time.
Day of Greek culture held in Minsk

Day of Greek culture held in Minsk

A celebration of Greek culture was held in the center of Minsk. Myths and legends of Ancient Hellas, Olympic Games and the dance of goddesses were presented in Minsk’s Upper Town.
Former Iceland president about pure energy, tourism, football and Iceland’s economic success

Former Iceland president about pure energy, tourism, football and Iceland’s economic success

You are a record-holder president in Iceland: you were elected president for 5 times. Is it that your personal qualities that played their role or is it that just the people of Iceland do not like frequent changes?

23.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko demands to avoid unnecessary business checks

Alexander Lukashenko demands to avoid unnecessary business checks

How to make the work of business more convenient? The emancipation of the business initiative was discussed on September 22, 2017 in the Palace of Independence. This time Alexander Lukashenko met with Leonid Anfimov, the chairman of the State Control Committee. The decree, prepared within the package of documents on business development, was discussed at the meeting.
Russia withdrawing troops from Belarus after West 2017 military drills

Russia withdrawing troops from Belarus after West 2017 military drills

After the end of the West 2017 active stage, Russia’s military units and departments continue returning to the places of their permanent deployment . Echelons with military men and special arms, primarily with Russian soldiers and arms, including military personnel, are returning home every day. As it was stated before, the troops will return to their permanent military camps before September 30.  
Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns

Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns

On September 22, 2017 President Lukashenko signed a decree directed at the development of trade, catering and personal services in villages and small towns with a population of up to 10 thousand people.
President Lukashenko awards Russia’s Sakhalin Region Governor with Order of Honor

President Lukashenko awards Russia’s Sakhalin Region Governor with Order of Honor

On September 22, 2017 it became known that by order of President Lukashenko, the governor of Russia’s Sakhalin region has been awarded with the Order of Honor. Oleg Kozhemyako received the award for significant contribution into the development of bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Mexican president over earthquake victims

Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Mexican president over earthquake victims

Mexico has experienced the second in the week powerful earthquake. The earthquake was registered by the west coast of the country. The magnitude summed up to 5.5.

22.09.2017

Brussels MPs visiting Minsk

Brussels MPs visiting Minsk

A new stage of the Belarusian-Belgian relations. Parliamentarians from Brussels arrived in Minsk on a visit. On September 22, the deputies of the Kingdom met with counterparts from the House of Representatives, where they said that the current visit was an opportunity for them to exchange opinions, as well as study the political system of Belarus, which differs from the Belgian one.