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29.05.2017

Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular
Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular Independence Day on July 3, 2017 will be held according to a special scenario. The new conception was discussed at Alexander Lukashenko’s meeting. The task is to make the parade as spectacular as possible. Besides the soldiers marching and samples of weapons, guests of the parade will see modern civil machinery as well. The celebration will show all the best Belarus has.
Belarus to hold Independence Day parade in 2017
Belarus to hold Independence Day parade in 2017 All the might of the Belarusian army will be presented at the parade on Independence Day July 3. The details of the upcoming holiday were discussed with the Belarus President on May 29. Alexander Lukashenko instructed to organize and hold the parade at a high level. It was decided that the parade will be held on July 3 at 10 am. It is planned to use 220 units of machinery, including such innovations of the Belarusian military industry as the armored car Caiman.
Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus?
Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus? A few news from Orsha have come this week. Orsha - a historical town and the "eastern gate of Belarus" - has recently been mentioned by Alexander Lukashenko in a problematic context three times. Even during the President's Address to the people and parliament.
How will ice hockey be developing in Belarus?
How will ice hockey be developing in Belarus? Representatives of the American company Uber (this is a very well-known large company) came to Belarus this week. They praised Belarusian IT sector and said they intend to launch in Belarus cars of the future (without drivers).  There are many clever heads in Belarus. However, what about sport and ice hockey in particular? Wings, legs, tails... Yes, all this is important. Both programmers and hockey players should both bring victories - that was the leitmotif of the meeting hosted by President Lukashenko on development of ice hockey in Belarus.
How will education system change in Belarus?
How will education system change in Belarus? The academic year in schools is coming to an end, and, frankly speaking, it has already ended, since the last few days do not play that much role. However, it is going to be a busy summer for the education system, scientists and teachers, because several changes are going to be introduced from September 1. It is necessary to update curricula, make changes to textbooks (everything will not be copied in a short time, but something needs to be done) and lessons will begin at 9 am in most schools in Belarus, at least where it is possible.

28.05.2017

School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko
School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School students presented the President a picture at the end of the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko promised that the picture will have a pride place at the exhibition in the Palace.
How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain?
How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain? The FC “Manchester United” won in the European League on a recent day. However, there is another reason why the city of Manchester is in the headlines of newspaper. This time it is for a tragic reason. It is the largest terrorist attack since the tragedy in London metro and a bus 12 years ago. By the way, the bloody events which happened 12 years ago were the first in Western Europe to be committed by Islamist suicide bombers.

27.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. The dialogue was on equal terms. Besides asking questions, school students expressed their opinions and their impressions as well. For instance, the topical issue of the school start time was discussed.
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School attendants have their own complaints against textbooks. Some of the texts are written in a difficult to perceive economic language, in other cases it is the other way round when interesting facts are missed.
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. Private life of President Lukashenko as being a father was discussed as well. School attendants asked questions whether Alexander Lukashenko helps his son to do homework and what Nikolai’s favorite subject at school is.
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. All the school attendants listened to the President attentively and then with a child’s spontaneity asked how to become a President. Alexander Lukashenko:I don’t how I became a President and I cannot give you advice how to become one.

26.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers
Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers Tasks for centralized testing in Belarus in 2017 will fully correspond to the school curriculum, said Alexander Lukashenko on May 26 visiting one of Minsk's schools. Taking part in the meeting on education matters in School No.61 were 300 people. Schoolchildren asked the head of state the questions they wanted to ask. The President urged the Belarusian youth to make their plans and hopes come true in their homeland. For this purpose, all conditions are created in Belarus, moreover, the education system is constantly being improved.
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised Tasks for Centralized Testing in Belarus will be fully consistent with school curriculum already in 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko. On May 26 the President visited school No61 in Minsk. Among those invited are 300 people, including the country's best students and teachers.
Belarus President bashes national ice hockey team
Belarus President bashes national ice hockey team Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting on the development of ice hockey in Belarus. He said this is a truly national sport for Belarus, but players sometimes don't put up a fight and lack morale. A number of topical issues were raised at the meeting. Changes are on the way in this sport. Many of them are associated with the appointment of new chairman of the national ice hockey federation.

25.05.2017

Belarus President: Money invested in ice hockey doesn't produce desired effect
Belarus President: Money invested in ice hockey doesn't produce desired effect Belarusian athletes need to fight on the ice hockey rink and big bonuses will be given only if high places will be taken at international tournaments. President Alexander Lukashenko demands the return on the money invested in sport. For Belarus, ice hockey is a national sport but players sometimes lack character, the President believes.
Alexander Lukashenko on IIHF WM 2021
Alexander Lukashenko on IIHF WM 2021 Despite the inexpressive game of the Belarus national team in Paris, after all, the Belarusian hockey has a victory. Together with Riga Minsk will host in four years the 2021 World Hockey Championship.

23.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with President of the European Committee of the Regions
Alexander Lukashenko meets with President of the European Committee of the Regions On May 23, President Alexander Lukashenko met with Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. The head of state is sure that Belarus has a lot in common with this organization. After all, the main task facing this EU committee is to ensure a decent standard of living for people in small towns and villages. This is in fact paid much attention in Belarus. The dialogue touched on many interesting topics.
Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack
Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack Alexander Lukashenko has expressed condolences on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself to the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Elizabeth II, as well as relatives and friends of the deceased. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:The Belarusians share the grief and pain of the families of the victims, mourn together with the entire people of the United Kingdom. We strongly condemn the terrorist act, like all forms of terrorism, extremism and religious radicalism.
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Markku Markkula
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Markku Markkula Belarus and the EU will be cooperating in regional development sector. It was discussed during the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of the Regions on May 23, 2017.
Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement
Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement President Lukashenko gave directions to allocate funds for the Syrian children’s rest organization.   Summer camps Zubrenok and Rodnichok near Minsk are waiting for them in August. Little citizens of the Middle Eat country will not only improve their health. A recreation program will be organized for them. The children will get acquainted with Belarusian traditions and culture.

22.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about Orsha district development
Alexander Lukashenko about Orsha district development Orsha district was at the center of attention during Alexander Lukashenko’s working meeting. President Lukashenko opened the question of development in this area many times before. The establishment of a strong agroholding in Kopys and modernization of Orsha instrument plant are among the assignments.
Belarus President: Investigative Committee shouldn't break into the house of a person from presidential personnel list
Belarus President: Investigative Committee shouldn't break into the house of a person from presidential personnel list Alexander Lukashenko demanded that head of Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich investigate into the "unpleasant situation" with the newly appointed chairman of the Orsha District Executive Committee.  The President's instruction is to give assessment to the actions of operational services in relation to the official. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Who gave the right to break into the house of a man whose appointment was agreed with the President? 
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of Presidential Administration Prior to the optimization of the state apparatus, there must be no increase in salaries. Alexander Lukashenko said this on May 22 meeting with the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova. Today, the Administration faces many tasks. The main ones are the improvement of the business climate. Steps in this area are significant: the legislative base is being improved, the number of inspections is reduced, and the procedure for registering business is being simplified.
FBI interested in experience of Belarusian investigators
FBI interested in Belarusian investigators' experience in combating IT theft The American FBI is interested in the experience of Belarusian investigators. On May 22, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko heard out a report from the head of the Investigative Committee. Ivan Noskevich said the investigative bodies of Belarus are successfully fighting with the so-called carders. However, often Belarusian Internet thieves steal money from American bank cards, so FBI agents want to get support from Belarusian investigators in the fight against IT theft.
Belarus to further liberalize doing business conditions
Belarus to further liberalize doing business conditions Alexander Lukashenko received today the head of the Presidential Administration, Natalia Kochanova. Among the matters discussed were optimization, de-bureaucratization and emancipation of business initiative. Such tasks were set by the head of state.

21.05.2017

Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk
Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk Belarus may strengthen the air defense of Serbia. At the beginning of the year it was announced BY Serbia’s Defense Minister that an air defense missile system “Buk” and eight fighter aircrafts MiG-29 will be handed over to this country. However, the machinery will have to be modernized and mended. It is quite possible that Belarusian specialist will help.
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to China: New business ideas ahead
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to China: New business ideas ahead President Lukashenko made a visit to China, we will tell you about it. But first, let's consider a few funny facts and pictures. China is the country of records! First of all, in terms of population. It allows surprising with extras during various holidays and actions.

20.05.2017

International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk
International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk The International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opened in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko sent his greetings to the participants and guests of the forum. Alexander Lukashenko said, “This is the largest international forum in Eastern Europe, which is held in Belarus for the 8th time, it reflects the main tendencies and perspectives of the world arms market.
Belarus cancels visa regime with China for official travels
Belarus cancels visa regime with China for official travels Chinese citizens can come to Belarus without visas with a purpose of an official tour. The corresponding decree was signed by President Lukashenko. It is aimed at strengthening official cooperation with countries, on a regional level primarily. The cancelation of visa regime was discussed during the last visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Beijing. According to the new rules, Chinese citizens can stay in Belarus up to 30 days. However, they need to have a passport for official tours.

19.05.2017

Belarus President supports initiative on popular control over prices
Belarus President supports initiative on popular control over prices The Belarus President has supported the initiative of trade unions on people's control over prices. On May 19, this matter was discussed at the meeting of the head of state with the chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions, Mikhail Orda.

18.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic Alexander Lukashenko awarded Tomislav Nikolic with the Order of Friendship of Peoples for a significant contribution into peacebuilding, friendly relations and cooperation between Belarus and Serbia. The ceremony was held in the Palace of Independence.
Alexander Lukashenko awards Tomislav Nikolic with Order of Friendship of Peoples
Alexander Lukashenko awards Tomislav Nikolic with Order of Friendship of Peoples The condition of Belarus-Serbia relations are being discussed at the Palace of Independence in Minsk on May 18. Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with the President of this Balkan country. Tomislav Nikolic arrived with a working visit in Minsk. The two Presidents will discuss the realization of investment projects and the results of the cooperation of the last few years. Alexander Lukashenko and Tomislav Nikolic will also share opinions on the political agenda of the day and other topical issues.

17.05.2017

China to consider $1bn loan for Belarus
China to consider $1bn loan for Belarus Joint construction of the economic belt of the Silk Road, investment opportunities worth billions of dollars and prospects for introducing a visa-free regime. These topics were discussed during the working visit of the President of Belarus to China. The final chord was the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the Chairman of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The heads of state discussed the results of the Beijing forum "One Belt, One Road", as well as key issues of bilateral relations.

16.05.2017

Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue The results of the Beijing Forum, the possibility of mutual visa-free regime and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism are the main results of the meeting between the President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16. The meeting participants discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime Impressions of the Beijing forum, possible mutual visa-free regime for a period of 30 days and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism. The President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16 discussed a wide range of matters of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future Belarus and Austria are opening a new page in their relations. Yesterday, the leaders of the countries of the Silk Road adopted the final communiqué of the forum "One Belt, One Road". The large-scale summit brought together heads of state and government, as well as heads of major international organizations. Alexander Lukashenko also made his proposals at the roundtable.

15.05.2017

Country leaders adopt final communique at One Belt, One Way forum May 15
Country leaders adopt final communique at One Belt, One Way forum May 15 Leaders of countries participating in the One Belt, One Way forum adopted final communique. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the grand summit. Talks were held in the international conference hall “Yuantouzhu”. This is where a few round table talks were held. The official day started with the welcoming ceremony of country leaders.
Belarus and China sign contracts worth $13 million
Belarus and China sign contracts worth $13 million The current summit One Belt, One Way is a key event of the last years both for China and the countries participating in the project. Xi Jinping initiated to revive the Silk Way. Today representatives of more than 100 states are discussing the new political and economic power outlook in Beijing. It is difficult to overestimate Belarus’ role in this ambitious project. Being on the main transport routes of Europe and the East, Belarus was among the first countries to support the revival of the Silk Way.
Belarus President taking part in One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing
Belarus President taking part in One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing The main political news is coming from Beijing these days where the grand summit "One Belt, One Road" brought together the top leadership of 30 countries. On May 15, the President of Belarus is taking part in a round table of world leaders. Alexander Lukashenko urged them to a peaceful and mutually beneficial development. This is the only way to achieve prosperity of states, he said.  The official day began with the ceremony of the meeting of the heads of state.
How Belarus celebrated 72nd anniversary of victory in WWII
How Belarus celebrated 72nd anniversary of victory in WWII May 9 is a great and historic Victory, a great historical date and a bright day of last week. Victory Day is celebrated in many countries of the world. Each in its own way, but one tradition unites people, because everywhere flowers and wreaths are brought to graves and obelisks. Evgeny Pustovoi has the report about the official celebrations and human memory. This day, which still seems to smell of gunpowder, will never fade away and never become outdated in the minds of Belarusians.

14.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rostov Region Governor
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rostov Region Governor Russia did not take part in Eurovision 2017 because of the conflict with Ukraine. Belarusians did not give the traditional 12 points to the Russian singer, and Belarus did not compete with Russia in the final of the contest. Alexander Lukashenko expressed his emotions concerning the competition at the economic market when meeting with the Governor of Russia’s Rostov region. Products, mechanical engineering, and not putting skids to one another were the issues discussed at the meeting.
Belarus celebrates Coat of Arms and Flag Day
Belarus celebrates Coat of Arms and Flag Day Belarus celebrates Coat of Arms and Flag Day Belarus is celebrating the Coat of Arms and Flag Day. Traditionally, it falls on the second Sunday of May starting from 1995. On the day it is common to render honors to the symbols of national unity. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated countrymen on Coat of Arms and Flag Day. President Lukashenko emphasized that each of us must understand that adherence to motherland begins with respect towards national symbols and the country’s heroic past.
Nawaz Sharif about Belarus-Pakistan relations
Nawaz Sharif about Belarus-Pakistan relations President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing. The grand summit opened on May 14, 2017 in the Chinese state conference center. Leaders of 29 countries arrived in China. Alexander Lukashenko had a possibility to talk to some of them. “One Belt, One Way” are the words pronounced more than one hundred times a minute in nearly all the languages here. More than four thousand journalists are in the press center of the forum. The summit is broadcasted on TV channels, to radio and information agencies.
Alexander Lukashenko and Pakistani Premier discuss bilateral cooperation at One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing
Alexander Lukashenko and Pakistani Premier discuss bilateral cooperation at One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing. The large scale summit opened on May 14, 2017 in the Chinese state conference center. Leaders of 29 countries arrived in China. Alexander Lukashenko had a possibility to talk to some of them. “One Belt, One Way” are the words pronounced more than one hundred times a minute in nearly all the languages here. More than four thousand journalists are in the press center of the forum. The summit is broadcasted on TV channels, to radio and information agencies.
Alexander Lukashenko to stay in China till May 16
Alexander Lukashenko to stay in China till May 16 Alexander Lukashenko arrived in China on working visit on May 13, 2017 in the evening. President Lukashenko will stay in China till the 16th of May. Here he will partake in the international cooperation forum One Belt, One Way. Nearly three dozen of heads of states and governments are expected in the Chinese capital. The extension and the widening of the dialogue on the Eurasian continent will be discussed.

13.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China
Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to China. The President’s plane took off from Minsk National Airport. Alexander Lukashenko will stay in Beijing till the 16th of May. There he will take part in the international cooperation forum One Belt, One Way. As many as 30 heads of states and governments are expected in Beijing. The extension and the widening of the dialogue on the Eurasian continent will be discussed.
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel President Lukashenko made personnel decisions on May 12, 2017. New directors were named in district executive committees, in the education system. The Gomel region inspector was appointed the Assistant to President. Alexander Lukashenko orientated the new personnel at social issues primarily. Prices, employment, and salaries are the priorities which must stay at the center of attention of local authorities.
Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions May 12
Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions May 12 The growth of personal sector by means of workforce productivity and expenditure optimization. Alexander Lukashenko demanded to improve the living standards of Belarusians. This task was set by the President to the directors of vertical power structure and to law enforcement bodies on May 12, 2017. The main issues are prices, salaries, and employment. They are under constant control of the President.

12.05.2017

Belarus President: We must give people decent salary thanks to labor productivity
Belarus President: We must give people decent salary thanks to labor productivity Alexander Lukashenko demands the fulfillment of tasks to improve the living standards of the population. He noted this May 12 taking decisions on personnel matters. New leaders will appear in some district executive committees and the system of internal affairs bodies. The President also appointed an assistant who will be inspector for the Gomel region. Among the main issues are prices, salaries and employment. They will be constantly under control.

11.05.2017

Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market
Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market The trade turnover between Belarus and the Rostov region is set to increase by one and a half times. At the end of 2016, it was estimated at $340 million. Minsk is interested in furthering cooperative ties with this region of Russia. Alexander Lukashenko received governor of that region Vasily Golubev in the Palace of Independence. The parties say construction and the agricultural sector are among the most important areas in the joint work. Alexander Lukashenko also commented on the problems with the supply of food to the Russian market.

10.05.2017

Alexander Bogdanovich comments on Belarus ice hockey team search in France During the talk show “What’s Going On?” sportsman Alexander Bogdanovich commented on the search of Belarus’ national ice hockey team in France and the critics concerning the sportsmen during President Lukashenko’s Address. In virtue of the reasons beyond your control you didn’t go to the Olympics in Rio. You attended during the Address. Is it insulting? Is it unfair to get such evaluation?

09.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus’ application for 2018 Winter Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus’ application for 2018 Winter Olympics Team Belarus will take part in the 13th Winter Olympics. The official application was signed by President Lukashenko on May 9, 2017, who is President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in the Republic of Korea in the period of 9-25 of May, 2018. As many as 15 kinds of sports will be presented there. Belarusian sportsmen are currently competing for the right to partake in biathlon, ski race, speed skating, short track and figure skating. Belarusian athletes rely on winning 25-30 licenses.
President Lukashenko: Belarus has everything to maintain security on its land
President Lukashenko: Belarus has everything to maintain security on its land After the official events in Victory Square in Minsk President Lukashenko met with journalists. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the situation in the world today, about the development of the regions, the situation with Belarusian ice hockey and many other things. Correspondent: It is still not secure after 70 years of Victory. Military experts speak about the new armaments drive. What is your opinion about the main threats and what will Belarus undertake to increase the level of its military readiness?
President Lukashenko expresses opinion on situation with migrants in Europe
President Lukashenko expresses opinion on situation with migrants in Europe After the official events in Victory Square in Minsk President Lukashenko met with journalists. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the situation in the world today, about the development of the regions, the situation with Belarusian ice hockey and many other things. Correspondent:In the two previous years Belarus has received more than 160 thousand migrants from Ukraine. What do you think, why don’t Belarusians see a problem in this, but the problem with migrants from the Middle East is a completely different thing?
Alexander Lukashenko: Everything will be done to restore villages
Alexander Lukashenko: Everything will be done to restore villages After the official events in Victory Square in Minsk President Lukashenko met with journalists. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the situation in the world today, about the development of the regions, the situation with Belarusian ice hockey and many other things. Correpondent: When you were speaking in the National Assembly, you were setting a task before the government and the local vertical restore small towns in Vitebsk region. What should authorities pay attention to?
Alexander Lukashenko about team Belarus at 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship in France
Alexander Lukashenko about team Belarus at 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship in France After the official events in Victory Square in Minsk President Lukashenko met with journalists. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the situation in the world today, about the development of the regions, the situation with Belarusian ice hockey and many other things. Correspondent:May is associated with ice hockey period as well. Ice World Championship is being held. How can you estimate team Belarus at this championship?
Belarus President thanks veterans for victory in WWII
Belarus President thanks veterans for victory in WWII Belarus is marking the anniversary of the Great Victory. The official celebrations on May 9 began with the laying of wreaths and flowers to the obelisk at Victory Square in the center of Minsk. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the festive ceremony. Addressing the audience, the head of state said that the Belarusian people will never stop admiring the courage of their fellow countrymen who have passed through the fire of war.
Belarus President's Victory Day 2017 speech
Belarus President's Victory Day 2017 speech Every third citizen of Belarus was killed in the most brutal and destructive war of the 20th century, WWII. During the occupation, more than two hundred cities and nearly 10,000 villages were destroyed. The official celebrations on May 9 began with the laying of wreaths and flowers to the obelisk at Victory Square in the center of Minsk.
Alexander Lukashenko: If there is unity within Belarus, we will cope with any threats
Alexander Lukashenko: If there is unity within Belarus, we will cope with any threats After official festivities on Victory Square in Minsk, the President talked with reporters. The head of state once again expressed his opinion on the difficult situation in the world.
Victory Day 2017: Wreath laying ceremony and Belarus President's speech (video)
Victory Day 2017: Wreath laying ceremony and Belarus President's speech (video) On May 9, Belarus celebrates Victory Day. By tradition, the nationwide campaign "Belarus Remembers!" was held in the center of Minsk. Flowers and wreaths were laid at the Victory Monument in the center of the capital. The President of the country, Alexander Lukashenko, took part in it. Note: this is the broadcast of the entire ceremony without English translation. See the President's speech and veterans' impressions at the link below
Belarus President congratulates compatriots on Victory Day
Belarus President congratulates compatriots on Victory Day Belarus today marks a day of remembrance and deep gratitude. May 9 is one of the dearest dates to each Belarusian. It was Belarus that was the first of the USSR republics to have taken the blow of the Nazi invaders.  During the occupation, the enemy destroyed more than 200 cities and nearly 10,000 villages.  Every third Belarusian perished in the most brutal and destructive war of the 20th century.  That is why Belarus treats soldiers, guerrillas, and underground fighters with special attention.

08.05.2017

Emmanuel Macron elected new French president
Emmanuel Macron elected new French president In many ways, the choice of France has become predictable. Emmanuelle Macron was elected president there. The young and non-partisan president will rule France during the next five years. Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of France:I will serve you with humility and strength. I will serve you remaining faithful to the principles of the republic: "Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood". I will serve you and I will be worthy of the trust that you have shown to me. Long live the Republic, long live France!
12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus
12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus We will return to the theme of the Great Victory in WWII in our program a bit later. We are going to tell you about feats and people, old and current events, in Belarus and abroad. And once again I remind you that May 9 is not a holiday in every country. Not only because of politics and redesigned calendars (this is typical of post-Soviet countries). In the Western world, May 8 is more known when an act of surrender was signed in the suburbs of Berlin. Denmark and the Netherlands remember members of the resistance movement on May 5.

07.05.2017

President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media
President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media President Lukashenko held a meeting with representatives of Chinese media. Alexander Lukashenko used to answer questions of Russian regional media before. It is possible that the new tradition will come into practice now. As many as 41 journalists came to Belarus from 10 Chinese provinces. Representatives of 28 newspapers, TV channels, and radio are in the delegation. The total media outreach is more than half of the Chinese population.

04.05.2017

Belarus to take part in summit One Belt, One Road in Beijing in mid-May
Belarus to take part in summit One Belt, One Road in Beijing in mid-May Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes the importance of the forthcoming visit to China for the development of relations between the two countries. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed at the May 4 meeting of the President with representatives of Chinese central and regional media. Strong and reliable relations have been established between the countries, the relations of states have the character of a strategic partnership.
Belarus President meets with Chinese media
Belarus President meets with Chinese media, hails relations with PRC At this moment, Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with Chinese central and regional media. About 40 journalists from the largest media of the PRC gathered in the Palace of Independence. They are employees of the Xinhua news agency, the China Daily newspaper, the central television of China. In early May, they arrived on the first large-scale press tour in Belarus. They have already visited the landmark places of Belarus and Minsk, such as the Mound of Glory, the largest factories, the "Great Stone" industrial park and the High Technology Park.
Belarus President counts on more investments from China
Belarus President counts on more investments from China China will not find any closer European country than Belarus, said on May 4 the Belarusian President meeting with representatives of Chinese central and regional media. Strong and reliable relations, referred to as the strategic partnership, have been established between the countries.

03.05.2017

President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union
President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence. In foreign policy, the republic has proved its ability to establish a mutually beneficial dialogue and to respond adequately to the challenges of today.

02.05.2017

President Lukashenko about economic novation
President Lukashenko about economic novation Petrol cards, which can be used not only at petrol stations, will soon be introduced in Belarus. It is convenience for corporate entities in the first place. It is assumed that a driver will be able to pay for using a toll road or for a room in a hotel with the help of such a card.
Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President
Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus can now start constructive dialogue with many European countries
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus can now start constructive dialogue with many European countries Belarus has new opportunities for broader involvement in European integration processes, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from ambassadors of foreign countries. Addressing the diplomats, the head of state noted that this year is also significant because the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in the Belarus capital Minsk.

01.05.2017

Irina Kostevich: More than 85,000 people employed in April 2017
Irina Kostevich: More than 85,000 people employed in April 2017 May Day is celebrated in parks and squares of Belarus today. Despite the not warm spring weather, the eventive program gathered thousands of people. The celebration began with laying flowers to the Obelisk to Hero City Minsk. Representatives of different collectives, trade unions and ministries took part in the event. The celebration continued in Victory Park.
Belarus President: congratulates compatriots on Labor Day
Belarus President: congratulates compatriots on Labor Day Today the world is marking Labor Day and International Workers' Day. May Day is celebrated not only in Belarus. However, Belarus traditionally makes the emphasis on honoring the best workers. The President congratulated compatriots on the holiday.
State Awards of Belarus given to prominent citizens
State Awards of Belarus given to prominent citizens There are a lot of energetic and talented people in Belarus. Their achievements are not left without attention. Last Friday, the awards found their heroes. President Lukashenko honored people who had distinguished themselves thanks to their labor and creative achievements in various fields. Our correspondent Alena Syrova introduces some of them. Each of the 37 persons invited the Palace of Independence to receive the State Awards had long ago proved professionalism and dedication to their favorite occupations.

30.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed
Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed As many as two unpleasant events were marked this week-the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the day of remembering the dead. However, there is always the other side of the medal. Traditionally, on the All Souls Day it is necessary to be happy about the primogenitors entering another, and hopefully, a never-ending life. This is where the celebration of Radonitsa gets its name.

29.04.2017

Oksana Volkova: We represent Belarus at the highest of levels
Oksana Volkova: We represent Belarus at the highest of levels On April 28, Alexander Lukashenko presented state awards and awards to the best representatives of their respective areas. The ceremony at the Palace of Independence was attended by workers and athletes, scientists and physicians. Addressing the guests, the President thanked them for their hard work and added, these awards should be a stimulus for new achievements.

28.04.2017

Belarus President awards transplantologist Oleg Rummo
Belarus President presents awards to outstanding people of various occupations On April 28, Alexander Lukashenko presented state awards and awards to the best representatives of their respective areas. The ceremony at the Palace of Independence was attended by workers and athletes, scientists and physicians. Addressing the guests, the President thanked them for their hard work and added, these awards should be a stimulus for new achievements:
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova maintained good relations in the most difficult times
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova maintained good relations in the most difficult times Belarus and Moldova intend to develop bilateral dialogue. This was stated on April 28 at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Moldova to Belarus, who is completing his mission in Belarus. The President noted that the relations of the countries are coming to a qualitatively new level. Economic indicators are gradually improving. Political cooperation is also deepening. In general, Alexander Lukashenko praised the work of Moldovan diplomacy in Belarus.

27.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with KGB chief Valery Vakulchik
Alexander Lukashenko meets with KGB chief Valery Vakulchik The topic of external security was one of the main issues at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the head of the KGB Valery Vakulchik. The difficult situation in the world forces Belarusian authorities to return to this topic again and again. The KGB head presented his assessment of the current events abroad, which, he said, affect the situation inside the country.
Minsk remains invariable platform for peaceful solution to Ukrainian crisis
Minsk remains invariable platform for peaceful solution to Ukrainian crisis Belarus will work only for peace in Ukraine, said Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Petro Poroshenko. Minsk remains the invariable platform to search for peaceful solutions to the Ukrainian crisis. A meeting of the trilateral contact group is being held in the Belarus capital right now.
Belarusian-Ukrainian border will always be the border of peace, Poroshenko says
President Poroshenko: No one will ever split Belarus and Ukraine Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation on the Chernobyl problem, said President Alexander Lukashenko. On the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident - April 26 - the Belarusian head of state, together with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, visited the affected regions. The presidents paid tribute to the memory of the dead liquidators. They laid flowers to the "Wall of Remembrance" of the memorial complex "Heroes of Chernobyl" and got acquainted with the construction of a new safe sarcophagus for the 4th power unit of the ChNPP.
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary The Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents visited the Chernobyl zone to commemorate the victims of the 1986 disaster and then held talks in Belarus' agro town Lyaskovichi, Gomel region. Before proceeding to talks on economic and political relations, the heads of state visited the St. Michael's church. They took part in a prayer and lit candles in memory of victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Coming out of the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked with the locals. As a symbol of peace and unity, the presidents were presented a gift - icons.

26.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation concerning the Chernobyl issue. It was stated by President Lukashenko to the journalists after visiting Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Together with his Ukrainian colleague, Alexander Lukashenko honored the memory of the deceased Chernobyl liquidators. The two presidents laid baskets of flowers to the Wall of Remembrance at the Chernobyl Heroes Memorial near the administrative building of the power station.
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region The two political leaders continued their talks on the territory of Belarus in Gomel region. This part of the meeting began with a spiritual moment rather than an official one. Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine visited St. Michael’s Church in the village of Lyaskovichy. A communal prayer and lit candles in honor of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. After visiting the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked to the village residents.
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators Belarus marks the day of remembering victims of the most tragic disasters in the history of mankind on April 26, 2017. As many as 31 years ago the news about the blast at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant shook the world. As a result nearly all European countries were affected, Belarus suffered most of all. The damage caused to Belarus is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, and Belarus is still overcoming the consequences of the national ecological disaster.

25.04.2017

Belarusian State Philharmonic celebrates its 80th anniversary
Belarusian State Philharmonic celebrates its 80th anniversary As many as 80 years in one breath. The Belarusian State Philharmonic celebrates its foundation anniversary. The members of the legendary musical platform greet the celebration as an ordinary working day with planned concerts. About five concerts are held here annually. The claim to fame of the Philharmonic is one of the biggest organs in Belarus. It has been played inimitably for 55 years.

24.04.2017

Belarus plans to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017
Belarus plans to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017 Belarus plans to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017 Belarus is planning to import about 18 million tons of Russian oil in 2017. Increasing the stream of raw material will allow to overload oil refinery plants. Belarus and Russia signed a package of documents which regulates relations concerning oil and gas sectors in April 2017. It was followed by the negotiations held by Belarus’ and Russia’s presidents on April 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
Belarus President takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign
Belarus President takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign April 22 turned into a nationwide voluntary Saturday working day! Soon, the tradition of working outside hours will be about 100 years old. And by the way, before the establishment by the Soviet authorities the word "Subbotnik", which now means a voluntary labor day campaign, had a completely different meaning: in the tsarist times the grammar-school boys called collective lashing, which was a punishment for misdemeanors, including laziness.

23.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign The campaign was held despite the cold April weather. Personnel of organizations, authority officials, and youth were united by the cleanup marathon. Alexander Lukashenko traditionally joined the campaign. Alexander Lukashenko was working at the building site of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Training Center in Minsk. The President’s team incased floors without joint in choreography halls. Representatives of government office bodies, sportsmen, and coaches were working at the site as well.
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address?
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address? Belarusians can make a living only thanks to their work. Free material goods will not come from heaven even if Metropolitan Pavel, Archbishop Kondrusiewicz and all the holy fathers of all faiths pray daily for the prosperity of our country. "This year should be the key one - there is nowhere for Belarus to retreat, and it is necessary to move forward in the economy, at least half a step, but we need forward movement," President Lukashenko said, addressing the people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Friday.
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang China’s economy today is implementing global projects. Such projects as the Eurasian Land Bridge. By a twist of fate Belarus is on this route and it can become one of the nodal platforms of a colossal economic project. Being one of the largest investors of today, China felt the perspectives of Belarus and there isn’t a single week without Chinese power brokers visiting Belarus. A Belarusian satellite was launched from the Chinese cosmodrome, Belarus and China are building the industrial park Great Stone together.
Sergei Novitsky shares opinion on business sector’s changes
Sergei Novitsky shares opinion on business sector’s changes The points which were stated by Alexander Lukashenko during his State of the Nation Address are actively discussed by the representatives of business circles. President Lukashenko paid special attention to business dealing. The issue is topical like never before. A package of documents on the liberalization of this sector has been brought up for public discussion. The prominent Belarusian entrepreneur Sergei Novitsky shared his opinion about the upcoming changes in the rules of conducting a business, about the simplification of this process.

22.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Sports federations to be fully reformed in nearest time
Alexander Lukashenko: Sports federations to be fully reformed in nearest time Another point which was paid attention to is Belarus’ sport strides. Professional sport is limping. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus: The highest ideology of today is sport. Thousand, millions follow Belarusian sportsmen. I follow them and you do too. If Belarusian sportsman is performing, Belarus watches him, shouts for him, and is distressed for him. Millions of people as a nation are united and they watch this sportsman.
Belarus President about practical side of higher education
Belarus President about practical side of higher education Life itself mobilizes to change the approaches towards education. The choice of a future profession must be sensible. And from now on education and production will cooperate. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:I emphasized many times before: undergraduates need to be involved into the production processes. And not only undergraduates. Students from the second year and from the end of the first year must be dragged to the fields, to machines and so on.
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity The future of Belarus belongs to education. President Lukashenko complains about the unnecessary complexity of school curricula.
President Lukashenko: Straightforward and swift communication of governance and people needed
President Lukashenko: Straightforward and swift communication of governance and people needed New technologies for progress service. Successful examples of implementing electronic systems already exist: banks, customs, medicine and education. The next step is electronic government, optimization and work “for a result” in all sectors. Furthermore, the ideas of Belarusian nationhood remain unchanging. Among the main subjects ids the dialogue between the authorities and the people.
Alexander Lukashenko about Decree No. 3 alternatives
Alexander Lukashenko about Decree No. 3 alternatives The problem of unemployment is one of the pressing issues. There are as many as 350,000 unemployed in Belarus today. The figure is high, but it is necessary to keep in mind that dozens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees entered the Belarusian labor market in a period of one year and a half. The message of Alexander Lukashenko is to leave specialists at plants and oblige plants to support these specialists, to provide work for everyone who wishes to work.
Belarus to continue attracting Chinese investors, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue attracting Chinese investors, Alexander Lukashenko says Economic questions are at the center of Alexander Lukashenko’s attention: employment, price determination, salary issues. President Lukashenko emphasizes that the situation is difficult but it is not critical. A lot was done in the 25 years of independence, and global crises checked Belarusian economy on viability several times. The main problem Belarus inherited from the Soviet times is the dependence on foreign markets.
Belarus President: It was incredibly difficult to gain freedom, but it will be even more difficult to defend it
Belarus President: It was incredibly difficult to gain freedom, but it will be even more difficult to defend it Belarus continues to stay on track of multifaceted foreign policy. Belarus will always stay shoulder to shoulder with Russia. Furthermore, thaw in relations with the EU and the USA is felt. Belarus is proud of its privileged understanding with China. Alexander Lukashenko stated this fact several times. The main principle of cooperation is respect.
Alexander Lukashenko: Effective measures undertaken when facts of corruption reported
Alexander Lukashenko: Effective measures undertaken when facts of corruption reported Corruption is the most dangerous phenomena for internal security. President Lukashenko previses officials from bribes and once again reminds them that all people in Belarus are equal before the law. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:The guiding principles on combatting corruption remain unchanged as before. It is equality of everyone before the law and inevitability of responsibility regardless of office held and previous merits.

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