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15.03.2015

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus-Russia Union State’s budget for 2015: Joint projects During the Union State of Russia and Belarus discussion of space technologies at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), it was announced that Belarus is working on a new satellite. Its launching is expected no sooner than 2018.
Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State: My visit aims to develop ties with Belarus' state authorities
Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State: My visit aims to develop ties with Belarus' state authorities The Vatican Secretary of State made an official visit to Belarus. Cardinal Pietro Parolin is called the second person of the Holy See after the Pope. Therefore, this visit is an important gesture, with which the Pope wishes to express his deep respect for the people of Belarus. On March 13, the Secretary of State met with the President of Belarus . Belarus manages to maintain interfaith peace and understanding. This was the essence of the discussion at the meeting. The corner stone was laid in the foundation of the future Vatican Embassy.
Anatoly Nichkasov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador of Belarus to Kazakhstan: Meeting of Belarusian, Russian and Kazakh presidents in Astana was not canceled The presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia did not meet in Astana this week! The summit has been postponed. Allegedly due to Putin's cold. Some say there are other reasons - and there can be a lot of them because the agenda included trade and economic issues, which are quite complicated.  And even more difficult Ukrainian topic. We hope to find out details from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan, Anatoly Nichkasov. Yuri Koziyatko, host of "Picture of the World": Mr Nichkasov, hello!

10.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Russia's Kursk region governor Official Minsk has always openly and honestly co-operated with Russia. This was underlined by Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the governor of the Kursk region, Russia. Now the delegation of the Russian region are in Belarus. Belarus and Kursk enterprises are united in a single production chain. Joint production of Belarusian trolleybuses has started in the Kursk region. There is a desire to expand industrial cooperation, too. 
Alexander Lukashenko: Official Minsk has always openly and honestly cooperated with Russia
Alexander Lukashenko: Official Minsk has always openly and honestly cooperated with Russia Official Minsk has always openly and honestly co-operated with Russia. This was stated by President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the governor of the Kursk region Alexander Mikhailov. Now the Russian delegation is visiting our country. Despite the difficult economic situation, trade between Belarus and Kursk region grew and reached 250 million dollars. In mutual trade, there is the entire range of goods, from appliances to food. Dialogue with the leadership of the region is one of the most productive.
Belarus President questions effectiveness of forestry complex operation
Belarus President questions effectiveness of forestry complex operation The main focus is quality. The Belarus President hosted a meeting on 9 March on the improvement of the work of forestry ministry. The head of state reviewed a draft decree on the improvement of activities in this area. Quality of wood processing is among top priorities. This will provide a high added value. Modern wood processing enterprises mean additional export potential for Belarus. The upgrading of production facilities will help compete in the market and earn foreign currency.
Yaqub Eyyubov and Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in all fields Belarus is ready to create joint ventures in Azerbaijan and open for investments. The prospects of bilateral cooperation on March 10 were discussed by President Alexander Lukashenko and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Azerbaijani Republic Yaqub Eyyubov. Currently, Belarus and Azerbaijan are strategic partners. The countries are engaged in a fruitful political and trade and economic dialogue. Over the past year, turnover increased by about 14% and exceeded $330 million.

09.03.2015

Interior troops simulating riot dispersion
Interior troops: They ensure peace and security in Belarus Conflicts taking place in the world must not step over the border of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko said this at a meeting last week with the leadership of the Interior Ministry. The conversation took place in military unit No.3214 and covered almost all important issues facing today's power bloc of the country. The modern world is becoming less safe for people's lives, said the Belarus President. In this context, the main task is order and socio-political stability within the state.

08.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on International Women's Day Spring. March. Public holiday. On International Women's Day, Belarusians say sincere words and give the most expensive flowers to the nearest and dearest.  Warmth of their caring hands, loving eyes, smiles, and unique tone of their voice live in each of us. Women's Day is traditionally decorated with bouquets of flowers and elated spring mood. This holiday was first marked over 100 years ago. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko also congratulated women on their day.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus' President meets with heads of major industrial enterprises The head of state discussed with factory directors the situation in Belarusian industry on March 6. This sector was the most susceptible to external adverse factors. Industry Ministry enterprises occupy one-fifth of the total industrial production in the country, more than half of it is exported. In recent years, they are seriously lagging behind. The President instructed to exclude red tape and make decisions quickly. Meetings on the economy have become regular. It helps to quickly solve problems.
Union State: When will Belarusian goods be considered domestic in Russia? When the company of four people meets, no one bothers two of them to step aside and talk, as they may have their own interests and, if anything, their secrets. This is a norm! Belarus and Russia, despite entering a new alliance of four countries (Eurasian Economic Union), have not forgotten about the Union State. The Supreme State Council of Belarus and Russia met in Moscow to approve the general budget, however, a few months later than planned. Understandably: the sides were expected for the situation in the financial markets to settle and other circumstances, including foreign pol
On the eve of March 8, Belarus President confers state awards on women
On the eve of March 8, Belarus President confers state awards on women President of Belarus conferred state awards on March 6. The Palace of Independence hosted a ceremony that brought together the best of the best in their fields. The ceremony took place on the eve of March 8, so the list of awarded included exclusively ladies.  They were awarded the Orders of Mother and got medals "For Labor Merit" and the medal of Francysk Skaryna. The list of awardees included 35 women.  Congratulations from the President on the eve of the main holiday of spring have become a good tradition.

05.03.2015

President Lukashenko meets with security officials
President Lukashenko meets with security officials, says conflicts inadmissible in Belarus Conflicts taking place in the world must not step over the border of Belarus. This was said by Alexander Lukashenko on March 5 at a meeting with the leadership of the internal affairs bodies. The conversation took place on the basis of military unit No.3214 and covered almost all the important issues facing today's power bloc of the country. The modern world is becoming less safe for human life, noted the President, so the main task today is order and socio-political stability within the state. 
Alexander Lukashenko: World's wars and conflicts must not cross the border of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: World's wars and conflicts must not cross the border of Belarus Conflicts taking place in the world must not step over the border of Belarus. This was said by the President at the March 5 meeting with senior staff of the Interior Ministry troops and cadets of the Military Academy. Currently, law enforcement agencies is the most important factor of national security. Today's meeting was scheduled long ago. Recently the head of state has considered topical issues of the development of the Armed Forces and the possibility of increasing the state's defense.
Alexander Lukashenko visits special purpose brigade of Internal Troops
Alexander Lukashenko visits special purpose brigade of Internal Troops The Belarus President on March 5 visited military unit No.3214 of the Interior Ministry troops. Currently, a team of special purpose is the main reserve of the internal troops. In addition, it is unique in the power structures of Belarus. It is here where soldiers are tested for the right to wear maroon berets.

04.03.2015

Belarus' police celebrate professional holiday March 4 Belarusian law enforcers on March 4 celebrate their professional holiday. On this day, in 1917, the people's police was created, which two years later became the official organ of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic. In the 1920s, she fought the invaders and armed gangs. And during the Great Patriotic War, it guarded military installations and neutralized saboteurs and spies. 

03.03.2015

Vladimir Putin bestows Alexander Nevsky Order on President Lukashenko
Vladimir Putin bestows Alexander Nevsky Order on President Lukashenko The plane of the Belarusian president landed in Moscow around noon today. Alexander Lukashenko made a working visit to the Russian capital. Negotiations with counterpart Putin were traditionally held in the Grand Kremlin Palace.
President Lukashenko: Constitutional Commission in Ukraine is a tremendous breakthrough Presidents of Belarus and Russia, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, discussed the prospects of development of Belarusian-Russian cooperation. Their meeting took place in Moscow before the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union State. Communicating with his Russian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko said that today Belarus and Russia have the opportunity to formalize all the talks by taking concrete decisions.
Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus-Russia Union State beneficial for Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus-Russia Union State beneficial for Minsk The future of the Belarus-Russia Union State was the main topic at the meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko believes that in recent years much has been done.  In this regard the President focused on the bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Moscow to attend Union State Supreme Council meeting
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Moscow to attend Union State Supreme Council meeting Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has gone to Moscow to attend a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State. Belarusian board number 1 has already landed in the Russian capital. The agenda includes more than 10 points. They are foreign policy issues, the results of trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia, the formation of the Union budget, and the development of social and humanitarian sphere.

01.03.2015

President Lukashenko: Belarus and Udmurtia need a higher level of cooperation Belarus and the Republic of Udmurtia have many points of contact in various fields. The expansion of bilateral cooperation was discussed at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the head of the Russian region. In recent years, trade between Belarus and Udmurtia has dropped. However, there is hope for the new head of that region and the capabilities of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Alexander Lukashenko meets Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin
Alexander Lukashenko meets Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin. The State Department spokesman is in Minsk on a visit these days. The sides discussed the current issues of Belarusian-American relations, including problematic ones. They noted recent positive dynamism in relations. They also some of the issues on the international agenda, in particular the situation in the European region.
February 2015 as a breakthrough for Belarusian diplomacy President of Belarus is planning a visit to Kazakhstan in mid-March. But in recent weeks, Alexander Lukashenko has received a string of visitors not from Asia but from Europe and America - multivectorness again bubbles in political veins. It is always known who comes to Minsk but why - is not always advertised in such detail. There are secrets in economy and in politics. 

26.02.2015

Belarus President holds large-scale meeting on socio-economic development
Belarus President holds large-scale meeting on socio-economic development Industrial development, export promotion and addressing of problems with inventory stocks. All these are challenges Belarus currently faces. On Feb 26 they were discussed again.  The government, governors and relevant officials discussed topical issues of socio-economic development.   Opening the meeting, the President notes that meetings in such a format will occur more frequently this year.  The updated Council of Ministers had time to fully understand the situation and make necessary changes. First of all, Alexander Lukashenko focuses on problematic issues. 
President Lukashenko: Despite progress in some areas, we don't see overall economic growth Industrial development, export promotion and addressing of problems with inventory stocks. These objectives were set by the Belarus President on February 26 at a meeting on topical issues of socio-economic development. The President stressed earlier that such meetings will be regular.
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Kazakhstan in mid-March The President of Belarus is going to pay a visit to Kazakhstan in mid-March. According to the press service of the President, on February 26, at the initiative of the Kazakh side, the head of state held a telephone conversation with Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev, during which the sides agreed on the upcoming visit. The Presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan also discussed cooperation in the integration structures.

24.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko gives shoulder straps to senior security officials
Alexander Lukashenko: To become a general in independent Belarus is the greatest achievement On February 23, the Belarusian head of state gave shoulder straps to senior Belarusian officers. They are representatives of some law enforcement agencies, including police and the internal service. The event was held on Defenders of the Fatherland Day. The President said that currently, the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies play an important role in ensuring the peaceful labor of Belarusians and maintaining of core values such as security and stability.
Alexander Lukashenko and Grigory Rapota
Belarus, Russia may hold Union State meeting in Moscow March 3 The meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia may take place in Moscow on March 3.  Alexander Lukashenko and Belarus-Russia Union State Secretary Grigory Rapota discussed the agenda of the upcoming forum on February 24.
President Lukashenko: Belarus hopes for constructive dialogue with EU Belarus is ready to build relations with the European Union on an equal footing, said President Alexander Lukashenko meeting on February 24 with Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service Helga Maria Schmid. This structure is in fact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the EU. The diplomat arrived in Minsk on an official visit to get objective information about what is happening in the country. Alexander Lukashenko hopes to start a constructive dialogue between Belarus and the European Union.  

23.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko gives shoulder straps to senior security officials
Alexander Lukashenko: We cannot allow any destabilization in Belarus On February 23, the head of state gave shoulder straps to senior Belarusian officers. All in all, there are 13 people on the list. Military and special ranks have been assigned to Major Generals of Justice, police and the internal service officers.
Alexander Lukashenko near Victory Square monument
Belarus President lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk on Defenders of Fatherland Day Day of Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces is celebrated in Belarus on February 23. Traditionally, celebrations started at Victory Square. The Belarus President laid a wreath at the Victory Monument.  Taking part in the ceremony were also top government officials, representatives of the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies, community organizations, Orthodox and Catholic churches, foreign diplomats, and veterans. They laid wreaths and red carnations near the Eternal Flame.

22.02.2015

What can make Belarusian medicines more popular?
What can make Belarusian medicines more popular? President Lukashenko on Friday dedicated a meeting to the topic of Belarusian medicines. Belarus started to produce its own drugs in large quantities to replace imports and earn currency in neighboring markets. How does this happen and what can come of it? Anastasia Ivannikova found out. What is "Today and Tomorrow" of Belarusian pharmaceuticals? Belarus supplies about 40% of domestic drugs to foreign markets. Our main customers are the countries of the former Soviet Union and even the United States.
Belarus President: Taxation should be as simple as possible, transparent and logical The Belarus President demanded to adjust the legislation so that those who do pay taxes can work stably. This was stated by the head of state at a meeting on tax policy. After all, a series of reforms hinders business from keeping a reliable record of costs and predicting future earnings. The President also drew attention to the tax burden. It should be affordable to avoid so-called "salaries in envelopes."
Alexander Lukashenko and Edgars Rinkēvičs
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus hopes for Latvia when developing cooperation with other EU countries Belarus hopes that Latvia will contribute to the development of Minsk's cooperation with other EU countries, said Alexander Lukashenko on February 20 at a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs. The Head of State noted: Belarusian-Latvian political and diplomatic relations lag behind trade and economic ties. The two nations enjoy a high level of cooperation in the investment sphere. In Belarus, there are over 700 companies with Latvian capital. Belarus' goods are second in the overall volume of traffic by rail in Latvia.  

19.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready for constructive dialogue with NATO but will defend its national interests Status and prospects of the Belarusian army. This was the main topic today at a meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the command of the Armed Forces. The geopolitical situation in the world is different, and it affects Belarus.  
Belarus' President: We should be able to protect the sovereignty of Belarus, but will never get involved in a confrontation
Belarus' President: We should be able to protect the sovereignty of Belarus, but will never get involved in a confrontation We must be able to protect the sovereignty of Belarus, but will never get involved in a confrontation, said the Belarus head of state visiting the Defense Ministry on February 19. The Belarusian army must respond to modern challenges and threats.  The President met with the command staff stating that the army is the most important factor in maintaining peace and tranquility in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko noted with confidence that the political situation in Belarus remains stable.
Alexander Lukashenko given Kalashnikov during visit to Defense Ministry On February 19, Alexander Lukashenko visited the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus. Among the priorities of the Armed Forces in the coming years are the increasing of military capabilities as well as upgrading, technical modernization, and the intelligent optimization of the combat component. The President touched upon the role of officer corps in the armed forces with regard to modern teaching methods of warfare and social protection of servicemen. During the visit to the Ministry of Defense, the President was given a Kalashnikov rifle.
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus' Armed Forces
Alexander Lukashenko: Mobile adequate army is the main task today The creation of a mobile and adequate army and the armed forces as a whole is the main task today. This was stated by the head of state who today visited the Defense Ministry. Belarusian army needs to adapt to respond to modern challenges and threats. Similar tasks were set by Alexander Lukashenko appointing the new defense minister in November 2014. And, according to the President, the further development of the Armed Forces have been defined.

18.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko and Suma Chakrabarti during talks
Alexander Lukashenko asks to remove restrictions in Belarus-EBRR cooperation Belarus' state-owned enterprises may become part of the new strategy of relations between Belarus and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for 2016-2018. On February 18, this topic was discussed by the head of state at the meeting with Suma Chakrabarti, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Belarus joined the Bank in 1992.  Alexander Lukashenko invited the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti to take part in projects in the field of housing, transit routes and agribusiness.
Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Suma Chakrabarti (R)
President Lukashenko says Debaltseve problem can be resolved within 24 hours The problem of Debaltseve can be resolved the during 24 hours. Alexander Lukashenko said this at his meeting with the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti. Belarus has not only the initiative to help to settle the conflict in Ukraine, but also a concrete plan on the exit of soldiers through the corridor into our territory. The Head of State pointed out that Belarus is trying to play a role in resolving the conflict and tries not to act in public.

17.02.2015

Alexander Konyuk, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus
Prosecutor General of Belarus: The number of murders has incerased, which alarms us Alexander Lukashenko met on February 17 with the Prosecutor General of Belarus. The President asked Alexander Konyuk about the crime situation in Belarus at the end of 2014. The officials also discussed the optimization of the prosecutor general's office. As of today, this process has been completed. Also, during the meeting the priority areas of work for 2015 were indicated. Particular attention will be paid to solving the issues that arise in the tax area. 
Alexander Lukashenko hails Belarus-Iran relations
Alexander Lukashenko hails Belarus-Iran political relations Belarus will always faithfully adhere to agreements with Iran and do everything to ensure that the partners feel secure.  The Head of State said this on February 17 at a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Belarus and Iran established diplomatic relations over 20 years. Alexander Lukashenko visited this Islamic republic twice. There were also return visits of Iranian President to Belarus. The parties intend to raise to a higher level their economic relations.

16.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus spends too much on social benefits Taxes is not only a fiscal tool, but also an incentive for economic development. On February 16, the President said this at the meeting on the current issues of tax policy in Belarus. The topic is not new, however, a lot of important aspects still remain in it. They pertain to tax incentives, tax control, and the current state of Belarus' tax system.
Journalist Sergei Brilev (L) and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko (R)
Alexander Lukashenko's interview to TV channel Russia 1 after Normandy 4 summit Following the meeting of the Normandy Quartet at the highest level, the Belarusian President gave an exclusive interview to the host of the program "Vesti on Saturday" on the TV channel "Russia 1" Sergey Brilev. Alexander Lukashenko answered a number of questions relating to the prospects of further development of relations between Belarus and the West and the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union. In addition, the President gave a brief evaluation of the results of the Normandy Quartet talks in Minsk to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

15.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko gives exclusive interview to NTV channel Journalists working at the summit of the Normandy 4 appreciated not only its results, but also the role of Belarus in the organization of this meeting.  The TV presenter of the Russian TV channel NTV Vadim Takmenev asked Alexander Lukashenko about the details of the meeting. The exclusive interview was shown on the NTV channel on February 14. 
Belarus' President visits renovated Raubichi ski complex
Belarus' President visits renovated Raubichi ski complex "Business card of Belarusian sport" at the highest international standards. On February 13, Alexander Lukashenko visited the Raubichi ski complex and familiarized himself with the renewed Olympic training center for winter sports.

12.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko gives exclusive interview to program "Vesti on Saturday" on TV channel "Russia 1" after Normandy Quartet meeting Following the meeting of the Normandy Quartet at the highest level, the Belarusian President gave an exclusive interview to the host of the program "Vesti on Saturday" on the TV channel "Russia 1" Sergey Brilev. Alexander Lukashenko answered a number of questions relating to the prospects of further development of relations between Belarus and the West and the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union. In addition, the President gave a brief evaluation of the results of the Normandy Quartet talks in Minsk to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: I am very pleased with the fact that Belarus has fulfilled its function In Minsk, complex negotiations to resolve the situation in Ukraine have completed. In the Palace of Independence, about five hundred journalists followed the negotiations. The reporters attacked the host of the negotiation platform with dozens of questions. Alexander Lukashenko openly talked to the press. He talked about some organizational problems of the meeting. After all, the talks were held behind closed doors.
Session of Normandy 4 in Minsk ends, participants leave Palace of Independence
Session of Normandy 4 in Minsk ends, participants leave Palace of Independence The Normandy 4 negotiations on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine in Minsk ended two hours ago. After 16 hours of talks at the Palace of Independence, leaders of the Norman Quartet finally spoke with journalists. They warmly greeted the President of Belarus and talked to him. Vladimir Putin was the first to appear from the negotiation room. He came down and talked with Alexander Lukashenko. It was immediately apparent that this was goodbye. The intercourse was friendly.

11.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin
Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin express interest in early cessation of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin have expressed interest in the early cessation of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. The President of Belarus had a telephone conversation with the Russian leader.  The heads of state discussed the preparation of the forthcoming summit of the Normandy Quartet. They talked over the main points of the document, which is now being worked out at the level of the delegations and will be submitted for consideration to the leaders of the Normandy Quartet.

10.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan hold telephone conversation February 10 Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the preparation for the meeting in the Normandy format in Minsk over Ukraine. On February 10, the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan held a telephone conversation. The main topics were the issues of economic and financial nature. In addition, the leaders discussed the crisis in the European Union, caused by the introduction of sanctions in relation to Russia, as well as a number of other issues. 

09.02.2015

Preparations underway for Normandy Quartet meeting over Ukraine in Minsk Minsk is going to play host to a summit on February 11 in the "Norman format" to find the ways out of the stalemate in the southeast of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin asked Alexander Lukashenko on February 8 to help organize such a meeting. At a meeting in Sochi, the Russian President informed the Belarusian leader on how the recent conversation with colleagues from Kiev, Berlin and Paris ended. This is the so-called "Normandy format."
Munich security conference
Leaders of Normandy quartet, Alexander Lukashenko meet with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine. What's next? Ukraine. The word was the most used this week in political reports and news were mostly tragic. And, of course, with a touch of hope for the long-awaited peace this word sounded in Munich, where the world leaders spoke about European security. It also sounded in Kiev and Moscow, where key political figures of the Old World made visits this week. Meanwhile Minsk is again going to become the main meeting place to discuss the way out of the Ukraine crisis. On February 11, the capital of Belarus will host a meeting in the so-called Normandy format.

08.02.2015

Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin
Minsk to host Ukraine talks in Normandy format February 11 Minsk is going to play host to a summit on February 11 in the "Norman format" to find the ways out of the stalemate in the southeast of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin asked Alexander Lukashenko on February 8 to help organize such a meeting. At a meeting in Sochi, the Russian President informed the Belarusian leader on how the recent conversation with colleagues from Kiev, Berlin and Paris ended. This is the so-called "Normandy format."
Alexander Lukashenko watching the show with son Nikolai
Alexander Lukashenko attends festivities in honor of Sochi Olympics anniversary On February 7, Sochi hosted celebrations in honor of the anniversary of the opening of the Winter Olympic Games 2014. The ceremony was attended by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who came with his youngest son Nikolai at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the big show in the center South Sports, viewers were once again shown the brightest moments of the Olympics. It is at the Sochi Olympics when Belarusian athletes showed the best results in the country's sovereign history. Belarus won five gold and one bronze medal.

07.02.2015

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is now in Sochi on a short vacation, which the head of state traditionally combines with important meetings and participation in various activities. On February 7, Sochi celebrates the anniversary of the start of the Winter Olympics. A year ago, the Sochi Winter Olympics brought Belarus an unprecedented success. Belarus was among the top ten countries in the world of sports. The country's athletes won five gold medals and one bronze. Belarusian Olympians set a new record for the number of gold medals in the sovereign history.

31.01.2015

Open dialogue between Alexander Lukashenko and journalists
Open dialogue between Alexander Lukashenko and journalists becomes the longest and the most discussed The general public discusses the President's open dialogue and answers to the questions concerning the most pressing issues. Newspapers, magazines and news agencies, and not only of Belarus, quoted the Belarusian leader. On January 29, Alexander Lukashenko spoke with Belarusian and foreign journalists for more than 7 hours.  Editorial, computer, correspondent.  Lyudmila Buraya asked the President about the housing issue.

29.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko's January 29 press conference highlights
Alexander Lukashenko's January 29 press conference highlights Alexander Lukashenko met with Belarusian and foreign media on January 29. CTV correspondent Natalia Breus was also present at the event. The Belarus President loves to speak to domestic and foreign media. There is a range of problems that the media representatives wanted to discuss. The format of the event was not an ordinary press conference as in recent years but a simple dialogue. Alexander Lukashenko asked the from the very beginning to come to the microphones and talk about any subject.
Belarus President thanks China for friendly help in difficult economic environment The socio-economic development of Belarus was one of the main topics of the January 29 discussion. The President noted that Belarus is interested in attracting investments. And the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park in the Smolevichy district is one of the examples of Belarus' cooperation with foreign partners. Its implementation will benefit not only Belarus' central region but also the country.
President Lukashenko says common Eurasian market of 170 million beneficial for Belarus
President Lukashenko says common Eurasian market of 170 million beneficial for Belarus Open dialogue. Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in a press conference during which he answers questions of Belarusian and foreign journalists. The meeting has alerady lasted 6 hours. The President proposed a new format of a dialogue instead of a press conference. Taking part in the event are 250 journalists. Communication takes place in an atmosphere of discussion.  The President sincerely and honestly answered all questions.
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: War is going on near Belarus. I have to react Open dialogue. Alexander Lukashenko is about to finish talking to Belarusian and foreign journalists. The January 29 press conference has brought together about 250 journalists. Responding to questions on one of the most pressing issues in recent months, the settlement of the situation in Ukraine, the President noted that Belarus has fulfilled all requests from the parties concerned regarding the provision of a platform for negotiations. The head of state said Belarus is not going to score political points in this matter.
Opinions of Minsk residents on Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with media The meeting of the President in the new format aroused great interest among the general public, both experts and ordinary people. People have shared their opinion on the meeting with CTV correspondents. Minsk residents:I just went and listened to on the radio. In the evening, I will watch the TV version because many questions that are raised are really urgent today. People can express directly what they think. I believe that it is useful. It would be better if such meeting would be held more often.
Alexander Lukashenko is giving a press conference with Belarusian and foreign media on January 29, 2015
Alexander Lukashenko: I will never give up socially oriented model until the end of my presidency Open dialogue. Alexander Lukashenko continues to communicate with the Belarusian and foreign journalists on January 29. The President for the first time refused from the format of a press conference inviting media representatives who gathered in the Palace of Independence. There are 250 of them. The meeting is taking place in an atmosphere of discussion, recalling the format of a forum or a business conference. The President is sincerely and honestly answering all questions.
Alexander Lukashenko denies lobbying in President's personnel decisions Open dialogue. At that moment Alexander Lukashenko continues to communicate with the media. Every journalist can pick up at a meeting any subject, express personal opinions and stance. For example, the CTV channel correspondent Natalia Breus asked Mr Lukashenko about the recent reshuffle in the leadership of the country.

27.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions
Alexander Lukashenko: We will overcome this crisis The Belarusian head of state made a number of personnel decisions today and changed a number of heads of Belarusian districts. The changes concern the Vitebsk and Mogilev regions. Natalia Breus, CTV:Today's nominations are the next link in the chain of big personnel policy in Belarus. On the eve of the new year, almost 50% of the composition of the Government was changed. The President announced that the reshuffle will take place throughout the year.  And now it is time to appoint new officials to certain districts of Belarus.
Independence Palace in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko to give press conference for Belarusian, foreign media January 29 Alexander Lukashenko will meet with representatives of Belarusian and foreign media on Thursday, January 29. The event will be held at the Palace of Independence and will begin at 11.00 Belarusian time.  The First National Channel of the Belarusian Radio will make a live broadcast of the press conference. It is expected that the meeting will bring together 260 journalists from various newspapers, news agencies, Internet publications, TV and radio stations.

26.01.2015

Women's football in Belarus. Is the country ready to host European Women's Under-17 Championship 2016? The new generation of Belarusian women will defend the honor of the country at the UEFA U17 European Football Championship 2016. This is the most popular sport in the world. Football is considered sport for men. It is considered that women do not understand football and the best they can do here is to support her husband cheering for his favorite team. However, the beautiful half of humanity not only plays in women's leagues, but also manages men's soccer clubs. There are 53 of them in the world. In Spain, for example, women comment football matches. And even act as refs.

24.01.2015

President Lukashenko presents diplomas to Belarusian academicians Some 16 academicians and 28 corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus joined the so-called scientific elite of Belarus on January 23.  In the Palace of Independence, the best scientists received diplomas from the hands of the President. The scientists talked with the President about many things: the achievements of scientists and scientific developments, the future of science and young professionals. The President is sure that it is difficult to overestimate work and the contribution of these people in the development of the country. 
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko to meet before long On January 23, the presidents of Russia and Belarus held a telephone conversation. Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin discussed a wide range of issues on the international agenda as well as bilateral cooperation. The heads of state agreed to meet in the near future. On the same day, it was decided to hold a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State in early March. In addition, the presidents agreed on joint action to overcome the economic problems.

22.01.2015

Andrei Kobyakov summarizes operation of Belarusian economy in 2014 No cabinet work but emphasis on material production and export capacity. Questions on which the Belarus Government is currently focused were discussed on January 22 at the meeting of the President with Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. Since the end of 2014, meetings on topical issues, which the economic staff of the country discuss together with the head of state, have become a tradition. And, according to Alexander Lukashenko, this form of work should be preserved. 
Alexander Lukashenko and premier Andrei Kobyakov
President Lukashenko says material production, export growth vital for Belarus' economic revival The Belarus President told the government that cabinet work is now over. The emphasis should be placed on material production and increasing export.  Questions on which the updated government is now working were discussed on January 22 at the meeting of the Belarus President with Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov. Since the end of 2014, meetings on topical issues, which the economic staff of the country discuss together with the head of state, have become a tradition. And, according to Alexander Lukashenko, this form of work should be preserved.
Alexander Lukashenko and Leonid Anfimov
Alexander Lukashenko: When the whole world is in crisis, our businesses must control their appetite On January 22, the Belarus President met with the Chairman of the State Control Committee of Belarus. Leonid Anfimov reported on the work of the Committee during 2014. In addition, attention was paid to the issues which are now under the special control of the department. They are connected and distressed residential buildings, land use, and hydropower.
Alexander Lukashenko does not rule out state support to Geely carmaker At the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with premier Andrei Kobyakov on January 22, the officials touched upon the measures to stimulate sales of Geely cars.  The people's car has been produced for several years at the joint Belarusian-Chinese venture. This project has been implemented in Belarus since 2011. In Borisov, up to 10,000 cars a year will be produced. The cars are popular in Russia and Kazakhstan. And, according to the President, the state may even stimulate sales of these cars if it gives effect to the budget and the state.

20.01.2015

President: Youth policy has always been one of Belarus' priorities On January 20, all roads of Belarus led the youth in Minsk where the 42th Congress of the Belarusian National Youth Union (BRSM) was held. A large-scale forum was held in the Palace of the Republic. It gathered thousands of participants from across the country and abroad. The event was attended by the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko always treats young people with attention and trust.  The President supported all the proposals and noted that the current Year of Youth should be remembered for many generations.
Alexander Lukashenko at BRSM congress: If the Year of Youth in Belarus goes unnoticed, you are not worth a farthing Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko supported all the proposals that have been voiced by the youth during the 42nd Congress of the Belarusian National Youth Union (BRSM). A large-scale forum at the Palace of the Republic on January 20 brought together thousands of young people from across Belarus. The active and concerned not only talked about their achievements over the past three years, but also discussed new ideas ranging from innovative to patriotic projects.
Alexander Lukashenko addressing BRSM Youth Union congress delegates
Alexander Lukashenko: We will increase housing construction outside Minsk At the 42nd Congress of the Belarusian National Youth Union in Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko said that support for young families remains one of the priorities of Belarus. In general, the younger generation has a weighted and serious attitude toward family planning and education of children.  According to the head of state, the new state program "Big Family" has been created for such families. The program started at the beginning of 2015.

19.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets UEFA president Michel Platini In 2015, Belarus will join the UEFA program for the preparation of elite players. This was announced during a meeting of President Alexander Lukashenko with president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini. The project provides financial assistance in the amount of 100 million euros to each age group of beginners.
Alexander Lukashenko approves decision on protection of Belarus' state border in 2015 The President of Belarus approved on January 19 a decision on the protection of the state border of Belarus in 2015. This is a traditional annual procedure. The President stressed that border security is among the most important issues of Belarus' public policy. Alexander Lukashenko asked the officials at the meeting to what extent the negative tendencies in neighboring countries, which have manifested themselves in recent years along the Belarusian border, are taken into account in the draft document.

15.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko presenting Andrei Kobyakov as the new premier
Alexander Lukashenko wants renewed government to balance Belarus' economic development On January 15, the House of Representatives of the Belarusian Parliament agreed to the appointment of Andrei Kobyakov as the country's Prime Minister. For such a reason, the deputies had to interrupt the winter holidays and meet in an extraordinary session. The head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, presented the new prime minister. Speaking to MPs, the President outlined the key challenges that the renewed government faces today noting that everyone will have to work in difficult conditions. 
Alexander Lukashenko promises further staff rotations prior to 2015 presidential election
Alexander Lukashenko promises further staff rotations prior to 2015 presidential election The Council of the Republic chose a new speaker on January 16. Mikhail Myasnikovich assumed the new post. The senators also gave consent to the appointment of Paul Kallaur the post of chairman of the National Bank of Belarus. The president voiced the main priorities in the economy and politics of the country for 2015. In late 2014, Mikhail Myasnikovich left the post of the prime minister to continue working in the Parliament of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko speaking in the Belarus Parliament
Alexander Lukashenko says economic instability is the main danger Belarus faces The President of Belarus expects from the updated government fresh ideas aiming to balance the economic development and improve people's welfare. At a meeting of the sixth extraordinary session of the House of Representatives on January 15, the President, according to the Constitution, presented the new Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov.  The lower house of the Belarus Parliament today agreed on the appointment of the head of government.
Belarus President says no need for snap presidential elections in 2015
Belarus President says no need for snap presidential elections in 2015 This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the January 15 meeting of the sixth extraordinary session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the fifth convocation.
President Lukashenko: Belarus will continue to cooperate with Russia as a very close and brotherly state Having established multi-relations with the Russian Federation, Belarus will continue to work with it as a very close and brotherly state.  This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the January 15 meeting of the sixth extraordinary session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the fifth convocation. Speaking on the theme of Belarusian-Russian relations, the President noted that Belarus has always openly stated its stance and never behaved treacherously towards Russia.

14.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko sends message to heads of state of Eurasian Economic Union President Alexander Lukashenko has sent a message to the heads of state of the Eurasian Economic Union. On January 1, Belarus assumed the chairmanship of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The work of the Belarusian side in this period will be aimed at promoting the four fundamental economic freedoms of the Union. Namely: the freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and labor. Belarus advocates for the complete abolition of exceptions and limitations.
Alexander Lukashenko sends draft of decree "On the promotion of employment of citizens" for revision
Alexander Lukashenko sends draft of decree "On the promotion of employment of citizens" for revision There should not be social dependency in Belarus. President Alexander Lukashenko on January 13 held a meeting on the draft decree "On the promotion of employment of citizens." In fact, it is about to make to pay for the social benefit those who do not pay taxes but receives salary illegally or engaged in the informal sector of the economy. Back in October 2014, the President instructed to develop measures against such citizens. There are about 500,000 of them in Belarus.

12.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets Redford University professor Grigory Ioffe
Alexander Lukashenko meets Redford University professor Grigory Ioffe Belarus deems important an objective expert opinion from outside in this difficult period for Eastern Europe. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on January 12 at a meeting with Redford University professor Grigory Ioffe. The professor from America met with Alexander Lukashenko a few times before. During the January 12 meeting, the head of state said that Belarus deems it important to have objective look indifferent experts who would evaluate the situation in Eastern Europe in this difficult time. Grigory Ioffe is the right person to do it. 

09.01.2015

CTV correspondent Olga Makei receives Special Prize from the Belarus President
CTV staff awarded Special Prize of Belarus President On January 9, the President of Belarus presented the award "For Spiritual Revival". The awards were conferred on five winners - labor collectives - for their outstanding work in the humanitarian, spiritual and creative fields. Alexander Lukashenko also presented the President's Special Awards. CTV correspondents, Alexei Adashkin and Olga Makei, who authored the documentary series "We want a goal!", were among the recipients.
Belarus national ice hockey team
11th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Belarus. Results Participants of the 11th Christmas ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus said goodbye to the Belarusian capital. On January 8, most of the teams returned home. Eight teams competed for the main title of the tournament. This time, the Cup went to Russia. But the newcomers of the tournament, players from the United Arab Emirates have decided to stay in Minsk a bit longer.
Hansjorg Wirz and Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus wants to host 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships Belarus can host world-class competitions. This was confirmed by President of the European Athletics Association Hansjorg Wirz at a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko on January 9. Belarus may host the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships. The President of Belarus expressed readiness to create all conditions for the organization in Belarus of the international athletics championship. This is a great incentive for the development of sport in this country.

08.01.2015

Russia win 11th Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
Russia win 11th Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk The final match of the 11th International Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the Belarus President finished at Minsk's Chizhovka Arena on January 7.  Russia met the team of the Belarus President and won 2:0 (1:0, 1:0, 0:0). Goaltender Andrei Malkov (Russia) and forward Stepan Ponomarev (team of the President of Belarus) were named men of the match.

07.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko, with son Nikolai, marks Christmas in Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has wished Orthodox Christians merry Christmas. In his Christmas greetings, he reminded of the core values ​​- mercy and compassion. Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President:Let your heart be filled with a jubilant joy of Christmas, let work be fruitful and let happiness and mutual respect reign in families.

06.01.2015

Christmas Hockey Tournament: Belarus beats Switzerand 12:2 The team of the President of Belarus defeated the Swiss team with a score of 12:2 (5:1, 2:0, 5:1).  Today Sergei Shitkovsky scored three times, Vadim Bekbulatov and Pavel Belyi scored twice, Maxim Slysh, Alexei Plotnikov, Yuri Faykov, Denis Matyukhin and Gennady Savilov scored one goal. The best player in the team of the President became Sergei Shitkovsky. President Alexander Lukashenko gave one assist in this match.
Alexander Lukashenko increasingly popular with Internet users Interest in activities and the political figure of the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been recently growing steadily. In December, the number of mentions of the Belarusian President in international news feeds of online resources exceeded 11,000. It is twice more than the November figure. Also, on the eve of New Year, Alexander Lukashenko made it into the top 10 most popular persons of the month in the Russian media. Special attention was drawn to the New Year's address of the President.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Belarus v Russia final due January 7 Team of the President of Belarus has advanced to the final of the 11th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament. Belarus has become unattainable for rivals after landslide victories over Slovakia and the team of the United Arab Emirates.  The game against the UAE, the debutants of this tournament, ended with a score of 12:4. After the first period, Belarus were 7:1 ahead.

05.01.2015

Belarus President's team down UAE 12:4 at Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament The team of the Belarus President have defeated the UAE national team 12:4 at the 11th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament, which is underway in the Belarus capital Minsk. The game took place in the Palace of Sport. Belarus held possession of the puck from the beginning of the match. Earlier at the Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament, Belarus outplayed Slovakia, while the UAE drew Switzerland. 
People about President Lukashenko's New Year address Traditionally Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusians on the New Year a few minutes before the upcoming 2015. The president's words, as well as entourage of the New Year's address can sometimes say more than many hours of talking with journalists.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Belarus defeats Slovakia New season of sport was opened in Belarus. Today is the second day of the XI Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus. 4 games are already played. Switzerland and the team from the UAE made a draw. The opposition of teams from Germany and Latvia also ended in a draw. The team of the Belarusian leader defeated the team from Slovakia in a difficult struggle with the score - 5:1. President Lukashenko made two assists. Several thousand people came in Sports Palace. 
President Lukashenko opens XI Christmas Tournament The opening ceremony of the XI Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus took place in Minsk on January 4. Every year this, as many say, unofficial world championship for hockey amateurs brings pleasant surprises.  Undoubtedly, there will be surprises this time, too. President Alexander Lukashenko welcomed spectators, fans and participants of the Christmas Tournament.

01.01.2015

Belarus celebrates 2015 New Year (video, photo) Belarus met the new year in a bright, funny and memorable way. More than 350,000 Belarusians took part in magnificent firework displays, congratulations and celebrations for the coming Year of the Goat. Minsk turned into one big holiday venue. Thousands of residents of the capital Minsk met the most beloved and massive celebration in the streets. Minsk residents:I wish you all health! I wish it to all Belarusians, both young and aged. Do not forget your relatives! Feel this happiness! 
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will strive to normalize relations with the West To preserve peace and order in the country, to ensure economic growth and decent standard of living. Such priorities were outlined by President Alexander Lukashenko on December 30 while introducing the new head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus Alexander Kosinets.  The new official is expected to come up with effective solutions in the field of human resources, in ideological work and work with citizens.

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