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24.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko alarmed by situtation in Belarusian ice hockey The Belarusian President is alarmed by the situation in Belarusian ice hockey. Alexander Lukashenko said this hearing out reports of the country's sports functionaries. The meeting discussed problems in the development of the sport. Ice hockey is popular among millions of fans of the country. But the results are unstable. This applies to the national team which is now preparing for the World Championship 2016 in Russia.  MORE: 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk
Belarus President appoints new security council deputy state secretary
Belarus President appoints new security council deputy state secretary Major General Mikhail Puzikov has been appointed Deputy State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council. Before that, he served as Deputy Minister of Defense. The corresponding decree was signed today, 23 November, by the President of Belarus. 

23.11.2015

Belarus offers Leningrad region agricultural machinery, construction equipment
Belarus offers Leningrad region agricultural machinery, construction equipment Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko offered Leningrad Region of Russia to consider new directions for cooperation meeting with the governor of that region Alexander Drozdenko. These days, the delegation of the Leningrad region is visiting Minsk. Among about 80 Russian regions, it is one of the traditional key trade and economic partners of Belarus. The three-year program of cooperation has allowed increasing the turnover.
Alexander Lukashenko offers Leningrad Region to consider new directions for cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko offers Leningrad Region to consider new directions for cooperation Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko offered Leningrad Region of Russia to consider new directions for cooperation meeting with the governor of that region Alexander Drozdenko. These days, the delegation of the Leningrad region is in Minsk on a visit. Among about 80 Russian regions, it is one of the traditional key trade and economic partners of Belarus. The three-year program of cooperation has allowed increasing the turnover.

22.11.2015

Serbian president ends official visit to Belarus November 21
Serbian president ends official visit to Belarus November 21 A turnover of $500 dollars, development of cooperation in the engineering industry, agriculture, construction, wood processing, and more investment projects in the future - such are the tasks set by Belarus and Serbia. The President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, has completed the second official visit to Belarus. A regular political dialogue provides the dynamics of cooperation. It is going to be deepened, reads a joint statement that was signed by the presidents of the two countries immediately after the talks at the Palace of Indep
Minsk to host General Assembly of European Olympic Committees in 2016 Minsk will play host to the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in 2016. Such a decision was adopted by a vote of 50 representatives from National Olympic Committees of Europe. The winner was determined in Prague on November 21.

20.11.2015

"One can come and invest in Belarus safely." Serbian delegation at MTZ, Minsk World construction site
"One can come and invest in Belarus safely." Serbian delegation visits MTZ, Minsk World construction site Minsk expects in 2016 to gather the leaders of the former Yugoslav republics, said November 20 Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the president of Serbia. The reason for such a meeting could be the complex Minsk World, in which the Balkan region is investing huge money. Today, the heads of state laid a commemorative capsule in the foundation of the future center.  Next President Nikolic visited Minsk Tractor Plant (MTZ). 
Minsk expects to gather former Yugoslav republics' leaders in 2016, Alexander Lukashenko says
Minsk expects to gather former Yugoslav republics' leaders in 2016, Alexander Lukashenko says Minsk expects in 2016 to gather the leaders of the former Yugoslav republics, stated Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the president of Serbia. The meeting took place before the heads of state laid a commemorative capsule at the construction site of the experimental multifunctional complex Minsk World.

19.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko, Tomislav Nikolic hold talks in Minsk November 19
Alexander Lukashenko, Tomislav Nikolic hold talks in Minsk November 19 The leaders of Belarus and Serbia once again confirmed their mutual desire to further strengthen relations between the countries. Alexander Lukashenko met with Tomislav Nikolic at the Palace of Independence November 19. The two presidents have been good friends for more than a year. Therefore, the heads of state, during the talks, touched on many different topics. Alexander Lukashenko thanked his Serbian counterpart for the support during the recent presidential campaign, and especially emphasized that today Belarus and Serbia don't have irresolvable issues in their relations.
Belarus, Serbia sign joint statement reaffirming aim to deepen cooperation
Belarus, Serbia sign joint statement reaffirming aim to deepen cooperation The Palace of Independence hosted a meeting of the leaders of Belarus and Serbia November 19. Discussion on economic aspects of cooperation was preceded by a solemn ceremony to welcome the President of Serbia. Tomislav Nikolic arrived in Belarus yesterday evening. This is his second visit to Belarus as head of state. November 19, after the talks, the presidents of Belarus and Serbia signed a joint statement reaffirming the policy aiming to deepen cooperation.
Belarus, Serbia aim at trade turnover of $500mln A turnover of $500mln is a goal that Belarus and Serbia should reach, said the Belarus President during talks with his Serbian counterpart at the Independence Palace in Minsk on November 19. Tomislav Nikolic arrived in Belarus yesterday evening. This is his second visit to Belarus as head of state. Tomislav Nikolic's car arrives at Palace of Independence in Minsk prior to Serbian President's talks with Alexander Lukashenko

18.11.2015

Belarus has 'no allergy' to IMF reform proposals
Belarus has 'no allergy' to IMF reform proposals Belarus has no intention of breaking the scheme of the social state, said President Alexander Lukashenko at the 17 November meeting with the head of the IMF mission to Belarus Peter Dohlman. All other proposals of the IMF, as noted by the head of state, are absolutely realizable. IMF experts have been working in Belarus for over a week. They are holding talks with the government and the Belarus National Bank.

17.11.2015

Belarus' President plans first overseas visit to Russia, at Putin's invitation
Belarus President's first overseas visit due to Russia, at Putin's invitation The Belarusian President intends to make his first visit after the presidential elections to Russia, at the invitation of Vladimir Putin. Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko discussed the preparations for this meeting together with Alexander Surikov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus. The Union State leaders exchange visits constantly. Russia is the main trade partner of Minsk and at the same time the largest export market for Belarus’ goods.

15.11.2015

Belarusian, Russian armed forces set for new cooperation plan
Belarusian, Russian armed forces set for new cooperation plan On November 13, President Alexander Lukashenko approved a new plan specifying the cooperation of Belarusian-Russian armies from 2016. According to the Belarusian head of state, the security issue should be considered in terms of relations in the post-Soviet space where three major integration associations such as the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Union State of Belarus and Russia exist. It’s indispensable to take into consideration the situation in neighboring countries as well.
Sports and recreation centre with largest gym in Belarus opens
Sports and recreation centre with largest gym in Belarus opens No money can buy health! This is an old truism. Both state and private business invest much money in the construction of health centers. Projects pay back, by the way. A few days ago, the new sports and recreation complex Mandarin opened in Minsk. President Lukashenko visited the "health plant" this week. The name Mandarin is a bit strange for Belarus but it was chosen by the people. In Spanish this word means "to easily purify".   Oleg Borisevich:I liked it very much, very interesting. I took a pass for the whole year.

11.11.2015

Belarus national security needs rethinking, President Lukashenko says
Belarus national security needs rethinking, President Lukashenko says The situation in the sphere of the national security should be rethought in the context of current risks, challenges and threats, said the President during the meeting with the heads of all Belarus’ security bodies in the Palace of Independence on November 10.

08.11.2015

World's news agencies continue to discuss Belarus' presidential inauguration
World's news agencies continue to discuss Belarus' presidential inauguration A new reference point in the life of Belarus. Leading media and news agencies of the world continue to discuss the main political news of Belarus - the solemn inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko. The inauguration of a President is a kind of benchmark in the history of any state. This event gives the start of a new stage in the development of the country. Similar ceremonies are always watched closely by the world's media.  The event held in Minsk's Independence Palace was no exception.

07.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech)
Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech) The newly elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko officially took office on November 6. The inauguration attracted the attention by novelties in the procedure. In the Palace of Independence, the Belarusian leader was sworn in in civilian clothes, and then appeared in State Flag Square in a military uniform. According to the Constitution, the President shall take office only after taking the oath. The ceremony, under the law, should be held no later than two months after the elections.
Alexander Lukashenko: I will be serving Belarusians until the end
I am proud to serve Belarusians, Alexander Lukashenko says at inauguration ceremony A new reference point in the life of the country and the most important political event. On November 6 Minsk hosted a ceremony of inauguration of the newly elected President of Belarus - Alexander Lukashenko. For the first time the head of state took the oath at the Palace of Independence. Then the celebrations moved to State Flag Square, where soldiers took an oath of allegiance to the Belarusian people and the President. The whole ceremony gathered thousands of guests. 
Belarus President congratulates nation on October Revolution Day
Belarus President congratulates nation on October Revolution Day On November 7, Belarus celebrates October Revolution Day.

06.11.2015

Belarus open to equal cooperation with West, USA and EU, Alexander Lukashenko says Alexander Lukashenko has taken office as President of Belarus. The ceremony was held at the Palace of Independence November 6. According to the protocol, soldiers of the guard of honor brought to the Hall of Ceremonies the flag, the banner and the Constitution, after which Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in. The Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission handed him a certificate of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The President was congratulated by the chairmen of the Council of the Republic and the Constitutional Court.
Belarus President takes office at 2015 inauguration
Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as President (TV version) An inauguration ceremony of the Belarus President was held at the Palace of Independence. In accordance with the Constitution, the President shall assume office after taking the following oath: "Assuming the office of the President of the Republic of Belarus, I solemnly swear to faithfully serve the people of the Republic of Belarus, to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, to observe and protect the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, faithfully and conscientiously fulfill the entrusted to me high duties."

05.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets Zhong Shan, China’s Deputy Prime Minister of Commerce
Belarus President meets China’s Deputy Prime Minister of Commerce Belarus and China will implement all the agreements on time, said Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Zhong Shan, deputy prime minister of commerce and a special international trade envoy of China. The Chinese diplomat will represent China at the Belarusian President’s inauguration ceremony. The two countries are connected by strategic partnership and its enhancement is on the agenda today. Cordial relations between the leaders of the countries favour the promotion of state interests.

04.11.2015

Belarus President’s inauguration due on 6 November
Belarus President’s inauguration due on 6 November The inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will take place on November 6. President Lukashenko will take the oath and sign the relevant act in the Palace of Independence. Alexander Lukashenko will be handed the Certificate of President in the presence of more than 1,000 guests, including the top officials of the country, deputies, executives of various levels, foreign diplomats and guests.

03.11.2015

Sergei Rumas, head of Belarus' Development Bank
Belarus’ Development Bank expects better performance of woodworking by H1 2016 The situation in the woodworking sphere has been widely discussed during recent years. Huge sums of money have been invested into the sector but the question about its efficiency remains open.
Belarus to use own missile system Polonez
Belarus to use own missile system Polonez Today, on November 3, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has visited Precision Electromechanical Plantlocated in the Dzerzhinsk region, where the cutting edge domestic missile system Polonez was demonstrated. The head of state was also updated on the efforts to localize the production of combat missiles. The Polonez missile system was first demonstrated on May 9, during the parade in Minsk. The Polonez missiles have a range of 200 km. Today only several states have missile systems with such characteristics.

02.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Today few think taxes mean state well-being
Alexander Lukashenko: Today few think taxes mean state well-being Today, on November 2, at the meeting devoted to the improvement of taxation and land rent collection, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has set a task to keep the fiscal system as stable as possible.

01.11.2015

Belarus does not want new world security system to emerge from carnage
Belarus does not want new world security system to emerge from carnage Let's start with the main events of the week in which the Belarus President took part. The topic of security and the ability of Belarus to defend its borders has always been one of the most important. Moreover, it is important today in light of the events that are unfolding in the neighboring countries. Alexander Lukashenko this week visited the 120th mechanized brigade, an elite unit in which the President himself once served.  Thousands of hectares of two military camps, barracks, warehouses, and a firing range.

30.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus should maintain balance between Moscow and Kiev
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus should maintain balance between Moscow and Kiev Belarus has prepared a draft of a new military doctrine. It will be adopted in 2015 taking into account all global challenges and threats. Today, on October 30, the President addressed military officers, with the safeguarding of Belarus’ national security being the main topic. Alexander Lukashenko underlined that current repartition of spheres of influence in geopolitics requires special alertness.
Belarus President: Reliable national security is a condition of the well-being of any state
Belarus President: Reliable national security is a condition of the well-being of any state Reliable national security providing is one of the conditions of the well-being of any state, said Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, speaking during a meeting of Armed Forces commanders. The current redistribution processes of the spheres of influence in geopolitics require special attention. The existence of double standards, the United States ' desire for world domination, the wars in Afghanistan and Syria, and the migration crisis in Europe — everything has its reasons, said the President.

29.10.2015

Belarus government: new measures to stimulate business development in regions
Belarus government: new measures to stimulate business development in regions The Belarusian government has proposed new measures to stimulate business development in regions outside the capital. Proposed changes were discussed during the meeting with the head of the state. Adopted three years ago, the presidential decree defined benefits and preferences for those wishing to locate manufacture in rural areas. During that time more than 35,000 organizations and individual entrepreneurs were registered. The growth of business initiative is evident in all the regions.

28.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko sends message of condolences to Pakistan, Afghanistan over earthquake
Alexander Lukashenko sends message of condolences to Pakistan, Afghanistan over earthquake New data is coming from the area of ​​the natural disaster in Asia. Tremors from a 5.2 magnitude earthquake resulted in massive death toll.  In Afghanistan, 115 people died and more than 530 are injured. But Pakistan suffered even more. The earthquake there killed at least 275 people, leaving more than two thousand injured. Alexander Lukashenko expressed condolences to the Presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as relatives of those killed by the earthquake.

27.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko gets acquainted with Belarus' latest military equipment
Alexander Lukashenko gets acquainted with Belarus' latest military equipment Modern weapons and personnel training. After visiting the 120th separate mechanized brigade of the North-Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces Alexander Lukashenko went to the test site, where he was shown the newest weapons and military equipment. Some 80 hectares of space allow throwing grenades, train sniper precision in almost all conditions, day and night.
Alexander Lukashenko wishes Turkmenistan happy Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko wishes Turkmenistan happy Independence Day Today, Turkmenistan - one of the strategic partners of Belarus in Central Asia - celebrates Independence Day. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on this holiday.  "I am convinced that our good relations and the existing potential for the continuation of bilateral cooperation are the key to further strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation," said Alexander Lukashenko in a congratulatory message.
Alexander Lukashenko visits 120th separate mechanized brigade of the North-Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces
Alexander Lukashenko visits 120th separate mechanized brigade of the North-Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has visited the 120th separate mechanized brigade of the North-Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces. The unit was formed in the years of the Great Patriotic War, and today it is among the best in the country.  Soldiers are successfully solving tasks and improving combat skills, for which all conditions have been created. The reconstruction and improvement required BYR6 billion in 2015 alone.

26.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko awards Skaryna Order to famous Russian singer
Alexander Lukashenko awards Skaryna Order to famous Russian singer Alexander Lukashenko has presented the Order of Francysk Skaryna to Russian singer Viktor Drobysh. On the eve the President visited the creative evening of the composer, which took place in the cultural and sports complex Minsk Arena. Viktor Drobysh received the state award for his high level of creativity, personal contribution to the development and strengthening of the Belarusian-Russian cultural ties.
President Lukashenko congratulates honorable Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus on 50th anniversary of ordination
President Lukashenko congratulates honorable Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus on 50th anniversary of ordination The Belarus President has congratulated Metropolitan Filaret, Honorable Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, on the 50th anniversary of the episcopal consecration. 

25.10.2015

Belarus President gives icon as a gift to the Pope
Belarus President gives icon as a gift to the Pope Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Apostolic Nuncio and the Vatican representative in Belarus, handed Pope Francis a gift from Alexander Lukashenko. the President of Belarus presented the icon Immaculate Heart of Mary in March 2015 during a meeting in Minsk with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. It has now been delivered to the Vatican.
President Lukashenko bestows Order of Merit on three people
President Lukashenko bestows Order of Merit on three people For significant personal contribution to the strengthening and development of trade and economic relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan, President of Belarus has awarded the Order of Merit to First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yaqub Eyyubov and chairman of the supervisory board of the association Ganja Automobile Plant Khanlar Fatiyev.
Alexander Lukashenko plants Peace Tree
70th anniversary of the UN in Belarus: special express, weeping cherry in Loshitsa park in Minsk and memorial plaque Belarus, together, with the rest of the world, celebrated United Nations Day October 24. A symbolic weeping cherry was planted in Loshitsa Park.
Belarus President congratulates Ban Ki-moon on 70th anniversary of UN establishment
Belarus President congratulates Ban Ki-moon on 70th anniversary of UN establishment "Only by joint efforts will the members be able to reach really fair and safe world for all of us as it was conceived by the founders of the United Nations, among which was Belarus," Alexander Lukashenko's message of congratulations reads.

22.10.2015

Belarus government proposes measures to improve health woodworking enterprises
Development Bank to manage Belarusian woodworking enterprises' investment assets The development of basic organizations of woodworking and modernization of the industry were  discussed at a meeting hosted by the Belarus President on October 22. Taking part in the meeting were representatives of the Government, the Presidential Administration and heads of ministries and banks.
President Lukashenko: Healthy lifestyle should be the hallmark of Belarus
President Lukashenko: Healthy lifestyle should be the hallmark of Belarus Formation of a healthy way of life is a priority for Belarus. The advances in medicine were discussed 21 October at the European Ministerial Conference of the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is the first such global forum in Belarus.

21.10.2015

World Health Organization notes successes in Belarus' medicine
World Health Organization notes successes in Belarus' medicine The World Health Organization notes significant achievements of Belarus in medicine. This was one of the topic of the October 21 meeting between the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and Director of the WHO Regional Office Zsuzsanna Jakab.  It is Mrs Jakab’s second visit to Belarus and the first meeting with the Belarusian head of state.

20.10.2015

Belarus President notes need to combat shadow economy
Belarus President notes need to combat shadow economy The Belarus President has set a task to the Committee of State Security to rigidly suppress the activities in the shadow economy, including to punish complicit officials. October 20 Alexander Lukashenko met with KGB Chairman Valery Vakulchik. As was reported to the President, this work has already begun. In particular, on October 19, 13 persons were arrested in Brest for organizing such activities. These are the largest suppliers of products for the agricultural sector.
Belarus, Serbia presidents discuss bilateral cooperation in telephone conversation on October 20
Belarus, Serbia presidents discuss bilateral cooperation in telephone conversation on October 20 October 20, Alexander Lukashenko and Tomislav Nikolic had a telephone conversation. The Serbian President once again congratulated Belarus' head of state on his victory in the presidential election. The two leaders discussed in detail the most pressing issues of Belarusian-Serbian cooperation in trade and economic sphere and what the countries need to enhance bilateral trade. The presidents also agreed on joint steps to overcome the crisis in the economic sphere, which stem from the difficult situation in the world economy.
How will Belarus' economy be developing in the coming five years?
How will Belarus' economy be developing in the coming five years? The standard of living in Belarus should grow. This was discussed October 20 at a meeting on topical issues of development of the country held by the President. The focus was on economic growth, labor protection of citizens, the retirement age and the state's responsibility.
Alexander Lukashenko says formed new Belarus government before October 11 election
Belarus President hits at gradual economic reforms The government for the future five years and all authorities had been mainly formed before the October 11 presidential election, stated President Alexander Lukashenko on October 20 the meeting on current issues of the country's development. The President and the Presidential Administration together with the Government and the governors reviewed forecast indicators of socio-economic development.

19.10.2015

"Why did Belarusians once again vote for Alexander Lukashenko?": Experts and media assessment
"Why did Belarusians once again vote for Alexander Lukashenko?": Experts and media assessment Belarus decided on the leader of the country for the next 5 years - Alexander Lukashenko was supported by 83.5% of voters. Such figures were voiced on Friday by the Central Election Commission. The entire election campaign went quietly and on a positive note. Preliminary information on the outcome of the election was announced on the night from Sunday to Monday, hours after the voting ended.  The final protocol was signed by the CEC on Friday this week. Final figures differed insignificantly from the preliminary ones.

18.10.2015

CIS, EEU heads of state discussed political and economic issues of integration cooperation
CIS, EEU heads of state discuss political and economic issues of integration cooperation The CIS lives and it proves its necessity, at least during important political campaigns - this was the clear implication of the Belarusian President's speech at the summit in Kazakhstan. Now we hear that statement. In the village of Burabay, Kazakhstan, on Friday, there met 8 of the 11 presidents of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Most of the negotiations took place behind closed doors. Alexei Martinenok has more.
Overwhelming majority of Belarusians choose incumbent: retrospective of TV program Picture of the World
Overwhelming majority of Belarusians choose incumbent: retrospective of TV program Picture of the World The President of Belarus was elected, and the government has resigned, according to the Constitution. Such is the tradition. The President will appoint new ministers in the near future. Inauguration is also ahead. It must be held no later than on 11 December. But the experience of previous elections shows that the President does not wait two months to prepare for the ceremony - he has to work after all!   The CEC of Belarus has summed up the election results. According to final figures, 87% of people went to the polls.
Alexander Lukashenko meets renowned tennis player Victoria Azarenka
Alexander Lukashenko meets renowned tennis player Victoria Azarenka On 17 October, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with renowned tennis player Victoria Azarenka. The Head of State asked about the health and physical condition of the athlete.  Victoria Azarenka told Mr Lukashenko that this season is over for her. She wants to start early preparations for future tournaments. During the conversation, which was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, the two were talking about the development of tennis in our country and world trends in the sport.
Presidents of India and Iran, Qatar's Emir congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
Presidents of India and Iran, Qatar's Emir congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election Alexander Lukashenko continues to receive congratulations on his election to a new term.  The President of India, stressed: "The two countries have traditionally been linked by close ties of friendship and multifaceted bilateral cooperation and the excellent mutual understanding in the international arena. I am confident that our bilateral relations have reached new heights under your continuing leadership of Belarus," reads the message of the President of India.

15.10.2015

Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits
Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits On October 16, Kazakhstan will become the center of political life of the countries of the CIS. It will host two large summits - the Council of CIS Heads of State and Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The leaders really have something to discuss. This includes the fight against crime and international terrorism. Foreign ministers began to prepare the ground for tomorrow's high-level talks today.
Belarus President goes to Astana for two-day working visit
Belarus President goes to Astana for two-day working visit Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a two-day working visit to Kazakhstan. Flight number one took off today from the National Airport Minsk. Kazakhstan will host the meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS member states and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The agenda of the forthcoming summit of the CIS includes a dozen questions. Among them is the fight against crime and international terrorism as well as the strengthening of military and border cooperation. 

14.10.2015

Vietnam, Georgia and Syria presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
Vietnam, Georgia and Syria presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election Alexander Lukashenko continues to receive numerous congratulations on his re-election as President.  The president of Vietnam said that on the basis of traditional friendship the two sides are actively implementing agreements reached at the highest level, cooperating in the fields of politics, economy, trade, culture, education, defense and security.  With the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Euraisian Economic Union (EEU) Belarusian-Vietnamese relations get new opportunities for more effective development.
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15 Tomorrow, 15 October, the Belarus President will travel to Kazakhstan on two-day working visit, reports the press service of the Belarusian leader. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the meetings of the Council of Heads of CIS member states and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
Mother's Day celebrated in Belarus October 14
Mother's Day celebrated in Belarus October 14 Warmest congratulations to the dearest person on earth. Belarus today, 14 October, marks Mother's Day. This is the 20th time Belarus has celebrated this holiday. During this time, the Order of the Mother - the highest award of the Parent valor - was awarded to more than 8,000 women who gave birth to and raised five and more children.  The Vitebsk region will congratulate mothers who gave birth to children on this day. In Minsk, about 20 women will be awarded the Order of the Mother. The Belarus President congratulated women on Mother's Day.

13.10.2015

Belarus, Austria open new page in relations
Belarus, Austria open new page in relations A new page of relations between Belarus and Austria. The President of Belarus and the first deputy chairman of the National Council of Austria met today on October 13. These days Minsk welcomes representatives of the official Vienna and heads of large Austrian companies. Many of them took part in the modernization of Belarusian enterprises.
Presidents of Moldova, Armenia, Serbia send re-election congratulations to Alexander Lukashenko
Presidents of Moldova, Armenia, Serbia send re-election congratulations to Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko continues to receive numerous congratulations on his re-election as President. The Belarusian leader held a telephone conversation with his Tajik counterpart.  In a conversation with Moldova's Nicolae Timofti, he briefly touched upon some of the current issues of Belarusian-Moldovan relations. Today it was announced that the Belarusian leader received congratulations on his election victory from the presidents of Armenia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Nicaragua.
SCO head: It is evident that election in Belarus was open and democratic
SCO head: It is evident that election in Belarus was open and democratic Draft statement of the results of the monitoring of the 2015 presidential elections was given to Alexander Lukashenko October 12 by the head of the CIS observation mission, chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, Sergei Lebedev. The President of Belarus thanked the observer mission for the work done and objectivity in assessments. 
Belarus, Austria open new page in relations
Belarus President: New stage begins in my life President Alexander Lukashenko met with First Deputy Chairman of the National Council of Austria, Karl-Heinz Kopf, to discuss the development of economy. Representatives of the official Vienna and heads of large companies are currently on their visit in Minsk. Many of them took part in the modernization of Belarusian enterprises. Among the EU countries Austria is the largest investor in the real sector of Belarus. Austrian business says business climate in our country is suitable. Since 2014, official contacts have intensified.
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election Alexander Lukashenko continues to receive numerous congratulations on his reelection as President.  The Belarusian leader held a telephone conversation with his Tajik counterpart. Emomali Rahmon congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his election victory. The heads of state also exchanged views on some topical issues on the bilateral agenda.

12.10.2015

Nikolai Ulakhovich: Alexander Lukashenko proves to be indispensable for Belarus
Nikolai Ulakhovich: Alexander Lukashenko proves to be indispensable for Belarus Today, October 12, former candidates for President met with the press. Nikolai Ulakhovich came to the information center in the Palace of the Republic to share his views on the elections.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus highly appreciates observer status in SCO
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus highly appreciates observer status in SCO Belarus highly appreciates being awarded the observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, said Belarus President as he met with Secretary General of the Sha (SCO), Dmitry Mezentsev on October 12. For our country, this is not just a good platform for negotiations. As Alexander Lukashenko stressed, with time Belarus will greatly benefit to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization consists of 8 countries with a population of about 3 billion people and covers more than half of the territory of Eurasia.
President Lukashenko thanks CIS observation mission for work and objectivity in assessment
President Lukashenko thanks CIS observation mission for work and objectivity in assessment Head of the CIS observation mission, chairman of the executive committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Sergei Lebedev presented to Alexander Lukashenko a draft Statement of the conclusions on the results of the monitoring of the presidential election as of October 12. 
China President Xi Jinping congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
China President Xi Jinping congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on re-election China President Xi Jinping has congratulated President Alexander Lukashenko on re-election on October 12. He said: "I hope that state-building under your leadership will be developing even more successfully." Also, Alexander Lukashenko is receiving many congratulations from Belarusian and foreign politicians, diplomats, heads of enterprises, organizations and public figures. 
Belarusian, Kazakhstan presidents discuss current cooperation issues
Belarusian, Kazakhstan presidents discuss current cooperation issues The Belarusian and Kazakh presidents discussed today on October 12 the upcoming talks in the format of the CIS and Eurasian Economic Union in a telephone conversation. Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the Belarusian President on his recent victory in presidential election.
Sergei Gaidukevich, former candidate for President, expresses opinion about last elections
Sergei Gaidukevich, former candidate for President, expresses opinion about last elections Today, 12 October, the Palace of the Republic hosted a number of press conferences on the outcome of the presidential election. In the lobby of the Palace of the Republic the CTV crew met one of the members of the presidential race Sergei Gaidukevich.      
Vladimir Putin congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on 2015 election victory
Vladimir Putin congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on 2015 election victory Alexander Lukashenko won the 2015 presidential vote. According to the CEC, the incumbent head of state polled 83.49%. It's more than 5 million Belarusians. Congratulatory telegrams are coming to Alexander Lukashenko at the moment. One of the first to have sent it was the Russian president. 
Candidate Sergei Gaidukevich congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on victory at 2015 presidential election
Candidate Sergei Gaidukevich congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on victory in 2015 presidential election Candidate Sergei Gaidukevich has congratulated inclumbent President Alexander Lukashenko on victory in 2015 presidential election in Belarus. He added that candidates had much freedom during the campaign.

11.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko answers journalists' questions at polling station October 11
Alexander Lukashenko answers journalists' questions at polling station October 11 Talking to reporters at the polling station at the University of Physical Education has turned into an improvised press conference. More than eighty members of the media, including foreign from Russia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan - came to the polling station. Alexander Lukashenko gave detailed answers to all questions. The head of state assured a Ukrainian journalist that Belarus will never be a platform of aggression against any country.
Belarus President: Result is important for each participant of 2015 presidential campaign
Belarus President: Result is important for each participant of 2015 presidential campaign For each of the participants of the current political campaign, the result is important, said Alexander Lukashenko. And if the people give a clear preference for their candidate in the elections, it is evidence of a strong support.
Exit polls: Alexander Lukashenko gets 84% of votes October 11
Exit polls: Alexander Lukashenko gets 84% of votes October 11 Yuri Chernyak, Head of the Youth Social Research Laboratory, answered the questions of the program Week.        Yuri Chernyak, Head of Youth Social Research Laboratory: The results were as follows. Gaidukevich Sergei - 5.2% of respondents. Karatkevich Tatiana - 4.9%, Alexander Lukashenko - 84,1% and Ulakhovich Nikolai - 1.4%. Some 4.4% voted against everyone.  
The West has understood that Belarus is a decent state, President Lukashenko says
The West has understood that Belarus is a respectable state, President Lukashenko says The Belarus President on October 11 was asked about unauthorized actions of the opposition who several times rallied in the center of the capital Minsk. Journalists asked what will happen after the election. The Head of State assured that law will decide on everything in Belarus is determined by the law.
President Lukashenko about Ukraine crisis: Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are brothers! Enough of these wars!
President Lukashenko about Ukraine crisis: Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are brothers! Enough of these wars! At the polling station where Alexander Lukashenko voted today, he answered questions from various media. A journalist from Ukraine asked a question about the crisis in his country. The President noted that Belarus will never be a platform of aggression against any country.
Alexander Lukashenko about Russian airbase: Aircraft will not cool NATO heads. Unlike missiles
Alexander Lukashenko about Russian airbase: Aircraft will not cool NATO heads. Unlike missiles Belarus is bound by strategic partnership agreements in the military sphere. Within the framework of the CSTO, and, of course, the Union State. But Belarus has a special role: the geographical position requires the country to always keep powder dry. Alexander Lukashenko expressed his point of view about the Russia airbase.
Alexander Lukashenko: Evolutionary way is better, without revolutions
Alexander Lukashenko: Evolutionary way is better, without revolutions Polling station number one is often called the sporting one. It is located in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture. Alexander Lukashenko came to this station on October 11 to cast a ballot. Since Belarusians consider any election campaign a family holiday, the head of state came to vote together with his youngest son Nikolai.  Alexander Lukashenko welcomed observers and election commission members. Mr Lukashenko also talked to the press.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus holds elections in comply with Constitution and law
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus holds elections in comply with Constitution and law Today, the current Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko came for voting to Vesnyansky constituency №1. Since for Belarusians the elections are a family holiday, the head of state came together with his youngest son Nikolai. Alexander Lukashenko welcomed the observers and election commission members. On the polling station, a lot of journalists gathered since the very morning. Alexander Lukashenko talked to the press. Belarus holds elections in comply with the Constitution and the law, stated the President of Belarus while answering journalists' questions.

10.10.2015

We need to save and preserve Belarus, President Lukashenko says
We need to save and preserve Belarus, President Lukashenko says It is expected that a large number of Belarusians will take part in the elections. This is said by sociologists. But it is forbidden to talk about sociological research five days before the election. However, some web sources do not hesitate to violate the law. Perhaps they want to justify foreign (mostly) financing. But back to the high turnout in the elections. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the importance of support for the incumbent President this week talking to Second Minsk Ring Road workers.
Alexander Lukashenko: Whatever views you have you can create and express your point of view in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: Whatever views you have you can create and express your point of view in Belarus The important and welcome news was the Nobel Prize in Literature for Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich. Svetlana Aleksievich, winner of Nobel Prize 2015 in Literature:[they asked me] where I am from. I said Belarus. So they said: "Oh, Lukashenko, Domracheva." I would like Belarusians to be proud of themselves, because I was not alone doing it. These are my heroes, parents, grandfather, great-grandfather, who studied with Yakub Kolas. This is the accumulation of humanities.
President Lukashenko calls Belarusian NPP new stage in Russia's construction of nuclear power plants
President Lukashenko calls Belarusian NPP new stage in Russia's construction of nuclear power plants The Belarusian nuclear power plant is the biggest energy project in the years of Belarus' sovereignty. Today, more than four thousand builders are working on its construction. And in the future, the nuclear power plant will be a place of work for 2,000 unique specialists. And the main principle here is of course safety. The nuclear power plant in Ostrovets will consist of two power units. At the beginning of 2016 the installation of the reactor will begin.
Russian professor: Belarus has kept the right attitude to history
Russian professor: Belarus has kept the right attitude to history The TV program "Simple Questions" interviewed rector of St. Petersburg University of Humanities Professor Alexander Zapesotsky. Alexander, hello. Thank you for taking the time for such a meeting during your visit to Minsk. I far as I know you have written more than 2,000 works. And you touched on such topics that you cannot apply in science, at first glance. This is given that you started out your scientific path as almost a "private scholar".  
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rosatom director general Sergey Kiriyenko
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rosatom director general Sergey Kiriyenko The Belarus President visited October 9 the construction site of the Ostrovets NPP. Experts say that the peaceful atom will give impetus to the development of not only the Ostrovets district, but also the whole country. And now, said the President, one cannot hurry with the construction.

09.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko visits Belarusian nuclear power plant
Alexander Lukashenko visits Belarusian nuclear power plant: We must have a station - it's a completely different image of the Belarusian nation The safest in the world nuclear power plant is being built in Belarus. On October 9, Alexander Lukashenko visited the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP), where he met with the Director General of Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko. As it was reported to Belarus President, the construction of the plant proceeds on schedule.

08.10.2015

Demographic problem is a priority for Belarus, President Lukashenko says
Demographic problem is a priority for Belarus, President Lukashenko says The resolution of the demographic problem is a priority for Belarus. This is the leitmotif of the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with members of the national scientific and practical conference "New technologies in medicine".
Alexander Lukashenko calls Russian president to congratulate on birthday Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin briefly discussed some topical issues of the bilateral agenda, as well as cooperation in integration associations. On 7 October, the Presidents of Belarus and Russia held a telephone conversation. The Belarusian Head of State congratulated his Russian counterpart on his birthday. 

07.10.2015

Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology
Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology Belarus has entered the age of personalized medicine. On October 7 the President of Belarus attended the ceremony to open the National center of positron emission tomography (PET). It will be open in Borovlyany near Minsk, at the National Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after Alexandrov. The growth of cancer illnesses is observed in all European countries, including Belarus. Belarus in recent years has managed to reduce mortality from this dreadful disease.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus did not change its policy despite sanctions
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus did not change its policy despite sanctions At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions. The conversation touched upon the international agenda. Especially because the President spoke about a week ago in New York at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.   

06.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Redivision of the world has started. We need to be wise and patient to endure
Alexander Lukashenko: Redivision of the world has started. We need to be wise and patient to endure At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions. Today, much has been said about the redivision of the world.  Belarus has always advocated for "multipolar world order". It is a guarantee of stability. The topic of the upcoming elections was also raised.
Belarus President dismisses allegations about Russia's military base
Belarus President dismisses allegations about Russia's military base At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions. Many questions now arise about the possible location in Belarus of a Russian airbase. Should one believe the information of some Russian media? The President says that one should not discuss this topic.
Alexander Lukashenko: Minsk will be saved thanks to 2nd Ring Road
Alexander Lukashenko: Minsk will be saved thanks to 2nd Ring Road One of the sections of Minsk's second ring road is now open. The ceremony was attended by President Alexander Lukashenko. The road of about 24 kilometers lies between two motorways: the M3 and the P28. They connect Minsk with the Vitebsk and Naroch.
Belarus stands for full rapprochement with the EU, President Lukashenko says
Belarus stands for full rapprochement with the EU, President Lukashenko says Positive dynamism in the dialogue with the European Union should lead to the full normalization of relations, This opinion was expressed by President of Belarus, who received credentials from foreign ambassadors. Among them was the head of the EU Delegation to Belarus Andrea Victorin, replaced Maira Mora. Head of the EU delegation to Belarus Andrea Victorin was welcomed by the Belarus President with the words "Welcome back!" And, indeed, in the early 2000s, she was an adviser of the German Embassy in Belarus.
Belarus opens section of Minsk's 2nd Ring Road October 6
Belarus opens section of Minsk's 2nd Ring Road October 6 One of the sections of Minsk's second ring road is now open. The ceremony was attended by President Alexander Lukashenko. The road of about 24 kilometers lies between two motorways: the M3 and the P28. They connect Minsk with the Vitebsk and Naroch.

05.10.2015

President Alexander Lukashenko October 5 meets Sakhalin region governor
President Alexander Lukashenko meets Sakhalin region governor Belarus and the Sakhalin region discuss prospective joint projects. The delegation of that Russian region is visiting Minsk. Today, 5 October, Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of that region.
President Lukashenko wants full normalization of Belarus-EU relations
President Lukashenko wants full normalization of Belarus-EU relations Positive dynamism in the dialogue with the European Union should lead to the full normalization of relations, said President Alexander Lukashenko accepting credentials from ambassadors of several foreign countries.
Prayer for Belarus: ceremony at the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk
Prayer for Belarus: ceremony at the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk This week the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk hosted an incredibly beautiful and symbolic "Prayer for Belarus". It so happened that our country was constantly at the intersection of all the world's wars. These winds of history scattered Belarusians around the world. Many of them never returned home. Last Friday, 7 capsules with earth from places where Belarusians died during WWII were brought to Belarus.  The symbolism of candles lit in the Church of All Saints on Friday was obvious: peace is fragile. 
TV program What's Going On: discussion of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly
TV program What's Going On: discussion of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly Today's program will go about the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, our President’s speech and its estimation, declared and undeclared contradictions and confrontations occurred at the event. In the UN headquarters, one can see the tapestry Chernobyl. It was presented by the People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Kishchenko in 1991. While presenting it, he said: “I brought you the eyes of my Belarus. Pain, hope, wisdom, and anxiety are reflected in these eyes”.
2015 presidential election in Belarus: meetings with voters, debates and organizational issues
2015 presidential election in Belarus: meetings with voters, debates and organizational issues The forthcoming week will take place in Belarus under the sign of big politics. The election of the Belarus President is due in 7 days, on October 11. Pickets, leaflets, meetings and posters. Candidates have only a few days to persuade the electorate to their side. Nikolai Ulakhovich is campaigning in the city center, this time without the Cossack coloring. Business suit and readiness to talk to everyone.

04.10.2015

Election 2015: Candidates continue campaigning
Election 2015: Candidates continue campaigning The Central Commission for Elections and National Referendums met October 2 at an unscheduled meeting. The agenda included several issues, including organizational matters.

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