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04.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Prayer for Belarus ceremony
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Prayer for Belarus ceremony With prayers for Belarus. Hundreds of the faithful gathered on October 2 at the walls of the Minsk Church of All Saints. Representatives of almost all religious denominations - Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims - were present. For decades, they have co-existed peacefully in our land. Taking part in the ceremony was the President, Alexander Lukashenko. In the center of the crypt stood a lamp with Holy Fire from Jerusalem. The Belarus President used it to light a memorial candle.
Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks
Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks The speech of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the UN became one of the most striking in the organization's history. As a mediator of the conflicting parties, Russia and Ukraine, Minsk automatically became involved in this story. The United Nations were waiting for what President Lukashenko will say in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

01.10.2015

Belarus' President: Election should be a holiday for voters. Let international observers make their assessment, it is their business
Belarus' President: Election should be a holiday for voters. Let international observers make their assessment, it is their business October 1 the topic of presidential elections was one of the key at a meeting hosted by the Belarus President at which the current socio-economic and political situation in the country were discussed. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the elections in Belarus must be carried out very democratically, peacefully and at the highest organizational level.
Belarus President sends greetings to China's Xi Jinping timed to 66th anniversary of the founding of PRC
Belarus President sends greetings to China's Xi Jinping timed to 66th anniversary of the founding of PRC China celebrates the main state holiday - the 66th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. From this day, there begins the so-called non-work golden week, when virtually the whole country is immersed in the celebration. China's streets are decorated necessarily with large compositions of flowers - a kind of main attribute of the holiday. All 7 days festivities are going on. They end with a grand fireworks display. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President Xi Jinping and the entire Chinese people on the anniversary of the proclamation of the PRC.
President Lukashenko demands that elections be held in strict compliance with Belarusian laws
President Lukashenko demands that election be held in strict compliance with Belarusian laws October 1 the topic of presidential elections was one of the key at a meeting hosted by the Belarus President at which the current socio-economic and political situation in the country was discussed. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the elections in Belarus must be held very democratically, peacefully and at a high organizational level.
Alexander Lukashenko's UN speeches: expert analysis
Alexander Lukashenko's UN speeches: expert analysis "An ominous ghost of a new conflict is looming", "No alternative to dialogue" and "invulnerable countries no longer exist." These are some of the headlines of the foreign press that quoted Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian leader's speech in New York was one of the most poignant and resonant.   This is what Russian wordsmiths write about the future of the UN: 

29.09.2015

Belarus at the UN General Assembly in New York: Speech by Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus at the UN General Assembly in New York: Speech by Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko with the most "peaceful" tribune spoke of "non-peaceful" atmosphere on the planet and talked with the leaders of many countries. In the general debate the powerful countries - including the United States and Russia - voiced their positions. There was also a kind of political debut - Xi Jinping spoke at the UN General Assembly for the first time. 
Heinz Fischer thanks Alexander Lukashenko for important steps to perpetuate memory of WWII victims
Heinz Fischer thanks Alexander Lukashenko for important steps to perpetuate memory of WWII victims The President of Belarus has met with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria in New York. The two leaders briefly exchanged views on the most important aspects of cooperation, including in the humanitarian sphere. Heinz Fischer expressed his gratitude to Alexander Lukashenko for important steps to perpetuate the memory of victims of World War II, highlighting the fact of the opening of the memorial Trostenets. For him personally, it is of great importance.
Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world
Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world The working visit of the President of Belarus to the United States has ended. Behind are a few days of hard work. Alexander Lukashenko spoke from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly outlining the national position on sustainable development and the country's approach to solving the most pressing international issues. And according to some media, the speech of the Belarusian head of state has become one of the most notable. Alexander Lukashenko also met with the head of the United Nations and spoke with leaders of several countries.
Alexander Lukashenko holds negotiations with Ecuador President in New York
Alexander Lukashenko holds negotiations with Ecuador President in New York Recently, the negotiations between Belarus and Ecuador Presidents have been concluded, as a result of which the two  leaders agreed on Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ecuador. The Belarusian-Ecuador relations were discussed with an emphasis on the trade and economic sector.  The heads of state also talked over the current state of the bilateral cooperation projects outlined during the previous summits. The parties agreed to intensify the work.  
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Egyptian and Latvian counterparts in New York
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Egyptian and Latvian counterparts in New York At the New York summit, leaders actively use the opportunity to meet with each other. On September 28, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with his Egyptian counterpart. Also a brief conversation was held with the President of Latvia.

28.09.2015

President Lukashenko to speak at general debate of 70th UN General Assembly session September 28
President Lukashenko to speak at general debate of 70th UN General Assembly session September 28 The 70th session of the UN General Assembly is taking place these days in New York. Taking part in it is the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the general debate on September 28. Also in New York, the Belarusian leader is holding talks with heads of state and prominent politicians. The day before, on September 27, the Belarusian head of state spoke at the plenary session of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development presenting the national position of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko addresses UN Summit on Sustainable Development in New York Leaders of states and diplomats gathered for a UN summit on sustainable development and the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been the highest international tribune.

27.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets with IMF's Christine Lagarde
Alexander Lukashenko meets with IMF's Christine Lagarde The President of Belarus continues the visit to the United States. Alexander Lukashenko will address the plenary session of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. The Head of State will present the national position of Belarus country in this area. The working schedule of the President includes a number of bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries, as well as with the Secretary General of the United Nations. In fact, peace is incredibly fragile. And the lesson was presented to the world here in New York, in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001.
Alexander Lukashenko talks about his 2015 election campaign
Alexander Lukashenko about his 2015 election campaign President Lukashenko visited September 25 Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ). BMZ is the largest steel company in Europe. Over 30 years, the plant has produced more than 40 million tons of steel. A new rolling mill has been built here recently. The Belarus President has personally launched the new production facility. The employees of the industrial giant had an opportunity to ask Alexander Lukashenko any questions they wanted.  One of them concerned the wave of refugees in Europe. Will it affect Belarus.
Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York
Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the UN General Assembly in New York for the fourth time. Expectations are high from each president: Putin, Obama, Xi Jinping... This will not be the first address of the Belarus President to the UN. The previous speech of Lukashenko at the UN was memorable by tough truth about what is happening in the world.

26.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko visited BMZ: Your major problem is problem of realization
Alexander Lukashenko visits BMZ: Sales is your major problem On September 25, Alexander Lukashenko visited the Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ) in Zhlobin, where he launched a new production line. BMZ was opened three decades ago, but managed to become the leader of Belarusian national industry. And not only national. A new workshop, a wire-rod mill, opened by the President will produce products which are in great demand abroad.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ukrainian President on anniversary
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Ukrainian President on anniversary On September 26, the Ukrainian leader, Petro Poroshenko, celebrates his 50th anniversary. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated the Ukrainian counterpart on this date. Alexander Lukashenko expressed the hope that a strong-willed character and rich life experience of Mr. Poroshenko will help to return peace to the brotherly Ukrainian land and ensure the well-being of hard-working Ukrainian people.
Alexander Lukashenko on working visit to USA
Alexander Lukashenko on working visit to USA On September 26, the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the USA which will last until September 29. The head of state is to take part in events of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which will result in adoption of a post-2015 international sustainable development agenda. Alexander Lukashenko will make a speech during the session of the summit to outline Belarus' stance on the matter.

25.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko launched new production line at BMZ
Alexander Lukashenko launches new production line at BMZ The Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ) in Zhlobin is among five largest Belarus enterprises. Today, the manufacturing giant was visited by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. In solemn atmosphere, the Head of State has launched a new production line. The construction of a new workshop, a wire-rod mill, was started in 2012. The Italian company was made a contractor. The workshop is expected to become one of the most advanced in the world.
Maxim Shevchenko in Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev
Maxim Shevchenko in Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev Welcome to the program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. This week's guest is a Russian political journalist Maxim Shevchenko. Egor Khrustalev: Getting ready for a meeting with you, I watched a number of your interviews where you opposed most of your interviewees. Frankly speaking, I expected you to be a sharp person in real life, but you kindly invited us to your house. Is this a kind of professional mask or the thing is in your attitude to an interlocutor?

24.09.2015

Presidential election 2015. Members of Belarus' election commissions undergo training
Presidential election 2015. Members of Belarus' election commissions undergo training The election campaign in Belarus is in full swing. Now Belarusian presidential candidates are campaigning all over the country. Election commissions are preparing for major political event of the year. Special trainings were held in several cities of Belarus on 24 September. Alla Chubakova, Chairman of Svensk precinct election commission, Slavgorod district, Mogilev region:This is to ensure that on the election day everyone can work smoothly and so that everything is done in accordance with the Electoral Code.    
United Arab Emirates to actively invest in Belarus
United Arab Emirates to actively invest in Belarus The United Arab Emirates will be actively invest in Belarus. This was stated by the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Belarus at a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko. The diplomat, who is completing his mission in Belarus, noted the high level of cooperation, which is based on the warm personal contacts of the two leaders. Objectives are ambitious, including to increase trade turnover by 7 times.
Belarusian cyclists win two gold medals at UCI World Championships
Belarusian cyclists win two gold medals at UCI World Championships The national team of Belarus won two gold medals at the UCI World Championships, which is taking place in the United States. Elena Omelyusik won the team race, while Vasily Kiriyenko came in first in the time trial. The President of Belarus congratulated the athletes. Alexander Lukashenko wished all the cycling national team good health, good luck and the highest Olympic successes.
Belarus' presidential election 2015: Campaigning accents
Belarus' presidential election 2015: Campaigning accents Campaigning continues. Candidates for the president every day organize pickets, meetings and appear on radio and television. The Belarusian presidential campaign covers all the regions and localities without exception. Access to information is free. This is noted by numerous observers who are growing in numbers in these pre-election weeks.
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs The problem of non-recovered receivables is the scourge of Belarus' public finances. The President held a meeting on September 23, during which he stressed that it is foreign receivables of Belarusian enterprises are of the greatest concern. After all, it is easier to cope with difficulties inside the country. The meeting considered the ways Minsk Tractor Works is resolving these issues.

23.09.2015

President: Belarus needs more efforts to collect foreign receivables
President: Belarus needs more efforts to collect foreign receivables To intensify efforts to collect foreign receivables was requirement of the Belarus President. Today Mr Lukashenko met with relevant officials to consider how to solve this problem on an example of Minsk Tractor Works. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the economy is now experiencing real problems because of unreturned receivables. Simply put, Belarusian enterprises lose currency. According to some reports, the total receivables for products delivered to Russia in 2015 increased by more than 30%. The President instructed officials to sort out the issue.
China Ambassador Cui Qiming hails recent Belarusian-Chinese relations
China Ambassador hails recent progress in Belarusian-Chinese relations Industry, construction and IT... All these are the areas in which Belarus and China found common ground. The most global joint project is the establishment of the industrial park "Great Stone". The Belarusian "Silicon Valley" will be one of the key elements in the economic belt of the Silk Road. Frequent meetings of the two presidents emphasize deep mutual interest to cooperate. In May, the Chinese leader visited Belarus, while Alexander Lukashenko paid a return visit to China in September 2015.
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus' application for 2016 Rio Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus' application for 2016 Rio Olympics Darya Domracheva, Victoria Azarenka, and Anton Kushnir. It is not the entire list of names from the world of sport that are now associated with Belarus. Thanks to successful performances one can safely speak about the high prestige of Belarus in the global Olympic family. On September 22 the sports theme sounded at the Belarusian Olympic committee. Alexander Lukashenko visited the National Olympic Committee and signed application for participation of our team in the summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

22.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko lays Olympic alley in Minsk
President Lukashenko lays Olympic alley in Minsk Belarusian sport contributes greatly to the promotion of national interests, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the National Olympic Committee. Successes in sport (Belarus has a lot of them) promote our country in the international arena. The head of state also noted that Belarus is associated with the name biathlon star Darya Domracheva. Now our athletes are preparing for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Their performances will largely determine the image of the country.
Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions
Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions The aftermath of the Second Regional Forum of Belarus and Russia. On September 21, President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of the Ulyanovsk region of Russia. Actually, this dialogue can be called a continuation of a recent talk at the highest level in Sochi.
President: Belarusian sport promotes national interests
President: Belarusian sport promotes national interests Belarusian sport contributes greatly to the promotion of national interests, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the National Olympic Committee. Success in sport, (Belarus has a lot of them) promote our country in the international arena. Now Belarusian athletes are preparing for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. This will be a serious test for each athlete and coach, and for Belarusian sport as a whole.
Ulyanovsk region delegation to meet with Belarusian partners
Ulyanovsk region delegation to meet with Belarusian partners On September 22, the Ulyanovsk region businessmen and officials will meet with Belarusian partners at the Economic Forum. An open dialogue and new opportunities for Belarus-Russia cooperation. It’s expected that the talks will encourage further development of bilateral relations.

21.09.2015

Direct contacts with Russian companies is basis of Belarus-Russia trade-economic cooperation, President Lukashenko says
Direct contacts with Russian companies is basis of Belarus-Russia trade-economic cooperation, President Lukashenko says Direct contacts with Russian companies is the basis of trade-economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia, noted President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with the governor of the Ulyanovsk region. This meeting is a continuation of a recent conversation, which began at a high level in Sochi.
Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus in Sochi: live discussion in program What's going on with Egor Khrustalev
Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus in Sochi: live discussion in program What's going on with Egor Khrustalev The Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus in Sochi definitely became the highlight of the past week. The two heads of state attended it.
67 commercial export contracts signed at Sochi Forum of Regions
67 commercial export contracts signed at Sochi Forum of Regions On September 18, as many as 67 export and commercial contracts were signed at the Second Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Sochi. The presidents of the two states attended it. The Union State’s industrial policy became its key topic. By the way, Belarus government signed cooperation agreements with five Russia’s regions.

20.09.2015

2015 Belarus' presidential candidates' campaigning
2015 Belarus' presidential candidates' campaigning Presidential candidates in Belarus have started campaigning. The European Union has taken out a carrot if... Let's see what western experts and ordinary Belarusians think about the 2015 presidential election campaign. Cossack songs, folk flavor, accordion, guitar, slogans and appeals - 2015 campaigning in Belarus is gaining momentum. Each of the presidential candidates tries to use these days as efficiently as possible.
CSTO summit in Tajikistan coincides with elimination of local insurgency
CSTO summit in Tajikistan coincides with elimination of local insurgency Last week the capital of Tajikistan hosted a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization - CSTO. Strangely enough but the summit coincided with the elimination of a group of local rebels. Evgeny Gorin has details.  The CSTO summit in Dushanbe was unique from the very beginning. During the 13 years of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the presidents of the member states met outside of Russia for the first time.
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan presidents meet at Sochi Forum of Regions
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan presidents meet at Sochi Forum of Regions The Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus has moved to the site of Olympic records - Sochi. It was no longer biathlon and freestyle magicians who caused a furor but Belarusian equipment and food. At the same time, discussions were held between statesmen and businessmen. The presence of presidents Lukashenko and Putin increased the status of the meeting. The Belarusian delegation included about 150 people - senators, heads of large enterprises and governors.

19.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus values relations with Russian regions
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus values relations with Russian regions Belarus values the relations with Russian regions, Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Belarusian leader noted that the parties keep an eye on all the emerging issues, including a mutual turnover reduction. At the same time Alexander Lukashenko added that Belarus’ trade turnover with a number of Russian regions is even higher than with certain states.
Alexander Lukashenko: Do not blame us for turning away from Russia
Alexander Lukashenko: Do not blame Belarus for turning away from Russia On September 18, Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the second Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Sochi. The economic integration topic was discussed in a broader format. The leaders of the states joined the Forum’s participants. Alexander Lukashenko considers that inter-regional cooperation is a key factor in enhancing economic capacities of the two states. The Belarusian head of state has also proposed specific measures to improve the financial situation of the Union State.

17.09.2015

Astrologer Pavel Globa: Alexander Lukashenko will be like Fidel Castro, quite clearly. Castro ruled about 50 years
Astrologer Pavel Globa: Alexander Lukashenko will be like Fidel Castro, quite clearly. Castro ruled about 50 years Guest of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev is astrologer Pavel Globa. Mr Globa, thank you for taking the time for this conversation. I had the honor to interview you more than 20 years ago when I was a young journalist. Pavel Globa: I remember. You look wonderful. It seems times doesn't affect you. Pavel Globa: You flatter me. I do not care. Women care but I don't...

15.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko heads for Sochi to partake in Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
Alexander Lukashenko heads for Sochi to partake in Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions The President of Belarus left Tajikistan today and is going to Russia's Sochi for a working visit. Alexander Lukashenko is going to take part in the Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus. The sides will discuss in Sochi the strengthening of cooperation between Belarus and Russia. The forum itself will take place on September 17-18.  
Presidents of CSTO member states agree to streamline the organization
Presidents of CSTO member states agree to streamline the organization The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be optimized. This was agreed in Dushanbe by leaders of the CSTO member states. Taking part in the CSTO Council's meeting was the Belarus President as well as the leaders of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. They were welcomed by the head of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. CSTO countries today are concerned about the deteriorating situation on their borders, which is due to regional conflicts that have not yet ended. All this was reflected in the final document. 
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to assist Tajikistan in any moment
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to assist Tajikistan at any time September 14 the President of Belarus began a working visit to Tajikistan. Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council. The main theme of the meeting is the strengthening of military cooperation in the region. On September 14, the Belarusian head of state met with the President of Tajikistan.    Belarusian plane with Alexander Lukashenko on board landed in the Tajik airport yesterday in the afternoon.
Minsk to ship MAZ trucks to Dushanbe as humanitarian assistance
Minsk to ship MAZ trucks to Dushanbe as humanitarian assistance Minsk will deliver humanitarian assistance to Dushanbe in the form of MAZ trucks. This decision was made by President Alexander Lukashenko, said on September 14 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan Olga Gavruk. According to her, when Tajik partners become better acquainted with Belarusian technologies, cooperation in this area will increase dramatically. The diplomat also noted the active development and cooperation in the field of education.
President Lukashenko: CSTO calls for stronger military power and crisis response mechanisms
President Lukashenko: CSTO calls for stronger military power and crisis response mechanisms The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be optimized. This was agreed in Dushanbe by CSTO leaders. Taking part in the meeting of the Council was the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, as well as the leaders of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. They were welcomed by the head of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, whose country hosted the summit.
Belarus President taking part in CSTO Collective Security Council session The CSTO Collective Security Council met on September 15 to discuss regional security. The meeting, which began just several hours ago, is attended by President Alexander Lukashenko as well as the leaders of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. 

14.09.2015

Boost to Belarusian potash industry: Russia building new processing complex near Starobin potassium salt deposit
Boost to Belarus' potash industry: Russia building new processing complex near Starobin potassium salt deposit Belarus launches a large-scale project. A mining and processing complex will be erected near the Starobin potassium salt deposit. On September 11, there was launched the construction of the company that is expected to further strengthen the positions of Belarus in the global potash market. Last Friday, the Belarus President laid a capsule at the site of the future plant and talked with locals.
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15 The President of Belarus will take part in a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council. It will open September 15 in Dushanbe, but the heads of the member states will arrive in the capital of Tajikistan today. The agenda includes more than 15 questions. In particular, the parties will discuss the current state of affairs in the Collective Security Treaty Organization also focusing on the organization's budget for 2016.

13.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko wants to use Belarus-India decades-long ties
Alexander Lukashenko wants to use Belarus-India decades-long ties A meeting between the Indian and Belarusian leaders was held in June 2015. Back then the two presidents agreed to increase the volume of trade and signed a roadmap for cooperation noting several major contracts. Indian partners have again visited the Belarusian capital this week. This time, the delegation was headed by the Minister of Industry and Trade.
President Lukashenko to pay working visits to Dushanbe, Sochi September 15-18
President Lukashenko to pay working visits to Dushanbe, Sochi September 15-18 The CSTO Collective Security Council will meet on September 15 in the capital of Tajikistan. Taking part in the session will be the President of Belarus.  The agenda of the meeting of the current session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization has more than 15 questions. Alexander Lukashenko will then leave Dushanbe and pay a working visit to the Russian Federation, where he will participate in the 2nd Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus, which will be held in Sochi on September 17-18.

10.09.2015

President Lukashenko discusses with Darya Domracheva preparation for Biathlon Race of Legends
President Lukashenko discusses with Darya Domracheva preparation for Biathlon Race of Legends Let's start with the theme of the upcoming sports event that will certainly be the main event this Saturday, which is the City Day. We are talking about Race of Legends, which will gather in Minsk world biathlon stars who have completed their career. President Alexander Lukashenko discussed the preparation for the event with the Hero of Belarus, triple Olympic champion, winner of the Big Crystal Globe last season Darya Domracheva September 10. As a true fan of biathlon the head of state asked about the expectations and preparation for the upcoming sporting event.
Alexander Lukashenko, Sergei Gaydukevich, Nikolai Ulakhovich and Tatyana Karatkevich registered as Belarus' presidential candidates
Alexander Lukashenko, Sergei Gaydukevich, Nikolai Ulakhovich and Tatyana Karatkevich registered as Belarus' presidential candidates The Central Election Commission of Belarus has registered 2015 presidential candidates. Alexander Lukashenko, Sergei Gaydukevich, Nikolai Ulakhovich and Tatyana Karatkevich will compete for the highest office. On September 10 they received certificates of presidential candidates. Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting was represented by the head of his initiative group.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with biathlete Darya Domracheva
Alexander Lukashenko meets with star biathlete Darya Domracheva President Alexander Lukashenko met on September 10 with the most famous biathlete of Belarus Darya Domracheva, who is the Honored Master of Sport, three-time winner of the 2014 Olympics, winner of the Big Crystal Globe and the Hero of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko asked the biathlete about the preparation for the event “Race of Legends – biathlon stars for peace” which takes place on Saturday 12 September at the sports complex Raubichi.

09.09.2015

A. Lukashenko on meeting with Yeltsin: "I told him: Boris, if you think that I came to Russia as a foreign country, you're wrong"
A. Lukashenko on meeting with Yeltsin: "I told him: Boris, if you think that I came to Russia as a foreign country, you're wrong" On September 8, Alexander Lukashenko gave an interview to the Presidential Center named after Boris Yeltsin. It was created as a tribute to the politician. Soon, under the auspices of the Center, there will open the museum of the first President of Russia. Boris Yeltsin went down in history as a controversial politician and at the same time a person who became a symbol of the whole epoch in Russian history. Experts still have different opinions of his contribution to the development of the country.

08.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: We can get 7 billion from China whenever we want to implement our projects
Alexander Lukashenko: We can get 7 billion from China whenever we want to implement our projects The floating exchange rate, consumer prices and the use of Chinese loans... These matters were among those Alexander Lukashenko today discussed with the chairman of the National Bank, Pavel Kallaur. The National Bank chief spoke about the situation in the financial sector. August was not the easiest month for the economy. At this time, Belarus was affected by external factors - the decline in world oil prices and the weakening of the national currencies of Belarus' major trading partners - especially in Russia. 
Alexander Lukashenko: In spite of different sizes of India and Belarus, we have much to offer India
Alexander Lukashenko: In spite of different sizes of India and Belarus, we have much to offer India President Alexander Lukashenko on September 7 met with the Minister of Trade and Industry of India as well as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus. In 2014, trade turnover between the two countries stood at just over $400 million, and in H1 2015 it already amounts to more than $300 million. Industry, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, and potash are areas in which Belarus and India can find common ground for cooperation.

07.09.2015

Belarus ready for open cooperation with India in all fields
Belarus ready for open cooperation with India in all fields Belarus is ready for open cooperation with India in all fields, said President Alexander Lukashenko meeting with the Minister of Trade and Industry of that South Asian country. He also met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus. Manoj Kumar Bharti is about to complete his diplomatic mission in Minsk. Trade and the economy is the foundation of any relationship, the President said. Therefore, the successful development of the dialogue in all fields is determined by the work of key ministries.
Pranab Mukherjee and Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk in July 2015
Indian delegation visiting Minsk 7 September An Indian delegation are on a visit in Minsk September 7. In the afternoon the Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry will hold talks with the head of the Council of the Republic of Belarus, the upper chamber. The nations reached a new level of cooperation after the recent visit of the President of India to Belarus during which several documents were signed. They concerned taxation, finance, standardization and information support. 
Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country
Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time. The famous French actor voiced this intention in an interview with Le Figaro TV Magazine. Mr Depardieu wants to sell ​​all property in France and live in Belarus. This passionate impulse came after the actor's short stay in Belarus in the summer this year. In late July, actor and businessman was shown several agricultural farms near Minsk and treated to pancakes and bacon with new potatoes. He was presented the national dress - an embroidered shirt and a straw hat.  
China and Belarus: Iron-bound partners
China and Belarus: Iron-bound partners The theme of the week was the visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to China. The country, which today claims to be one of the two most powerful economies in the world and one of the new centers of power of the emerging multipolar world, considers Belarus as a reliable friend and moreover as an iron-bound partner. Such diplomatic vocabulary was used by the Chinese side. A portfolio of Belarus and China's projects is the best evidence that we are united not only by the overall victory in the Second World War, but also by an economic development strategy.

06.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations Day of Belarusian Written Language. Today, the capital of the holiday - Shchuchin - receives numerous visitors. The celebration program started with an opening after the restoration of the Palace of the Drutsk-Lyubetsky Family. Now the 19th century building houses the Center of Children and Youth, a museum, and a conference room. This is a gift to the town and another successful project of public investment in culture and education.
Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time
Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time Gerard Depardieu is going to live in Belarus. The famous French actor voiced this intention in an interview with Le Figaro TV Magazine. He admitted that he wants to sell all his property in France and move to Belarus - to such an extent is he amazed by the beauty of our nature and people.
Summary of Alexander Lukashenko's three-day visit to China in TV program Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko
Summary of Alexander Lukashenko's three-day visit to China in TV program Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko Under the red flag and a red star in Beijing, the Chinese army marched together with soldiers from around the world, including from Belarus.

03.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko completes three-day working visit to China
Alexander Lukashenko completes three-day working visit to China Alexander Lukashenko has completed a three-day working visit to China He has already landed at National Airport Minsk. The President attended a colorful military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory in the Anti-Japanese War.  Leaders of the three dozen states were in the stands together with Alexander Lukashenko.
Director, actor and TV host Alexander Gordon about President Lukashenko
Alexander Gordon: There would be no Belarus without Lukashenko Director, actor and TV host Alexander Gordon was the guest of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. In the interview, Mr Gordon answered a number of questions relating to his work, TV, poetry, love and also mentioned Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko signs directive on Belarus-China relations
Alexander Lukashenko signs directive on Belarus-China relations Alexander Lukashenko has signed a directive on the development of bilateral relations with China. This document will be the foundation of cooperation between Belarus and China. Energy security, science, economy, and art. The directive covers virtually all areas of the intergovernmental dialogue. A lot of Belarusians are now learning Chinese. This student, Nikita, knows about 3,000 hieroglyphs. Nikita is sure that he will learn much more, since the average worker in China knows about 10,000 hieroglyphs. The student plans to get a Master's Degree in the future.
Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and China are long-time friends Alexander Lukashenko and President Xi Jinping held talks in Beijing September 2 during the Belarus President's working visit to that country. At the meeting, China confirmed its intention to continue to support our country in a difficult time for the global economy. For China, Belarus is not just a western partner, but also an area of ​​stability on the European continent. In turn, for Belarus, China is a growing market with advanced technologies and a reliable partner in Asia.
People's Daily newspaper
Belarus' President to Chinese People's Daily: Attempts to rewrite history are fruitless Any attempts to rewrite history are doomed to failure. Such a statement was made by President Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with major Chinese newspaper "People's Daily". An exclusive material published on September 3. The Head of State gave an interview to the authoritative and influential media on the eve of his working visit to China. The circulation of the daily Chinese newspaper is estimated at nearly three million copies.
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in WWII military parade in Beijing
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in WWII military parade in Beijing China is marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory in the anti-Japanese war. The celebration was attended by the president of Belarus. The colorful action was also observed by heads of state of Russia, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Serbia, Venezuela and other countries. Also attending the events were leaders of international associations like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS. Before the start of the military parade, President Xi Jinping personally greeted honorable guests.

02.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko, President Xi Jinping hold talks in Beijing
Alexander Lukashenko, President Xi Jinping hold talks in Beijing The main political news today comes from China, where the President of Belarus is continuing his working visit. Alexander Lukashenko and President Xi Jinping have held talks in Beijing. The Belarusian leader thanked the head of the People's Republic of China for providing investment and loans for infrastructure projects in Belarus. Today, China has confirmed readiness to support Belarus in this difficult time for the global economy. The countries are bound by two decades of cooperation. 
First Vice-Premier of China to President Lukashenko: China admires your achievements in Belarus
First Vice-Premier of China to President Lukashenko: China admires Belarus' achievements The working visit of the Belarusian President to China continues on September 2. Alexander Lukashenko is now holding bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership.  At a meeting with Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, the President stated that Belarus is not a situational partner of China but a long-time reliable partner.

01.09.2015

President of Belarus arrives in China on working visit September 1
President of Belarus arrives in China on working visit September 1 The main political topic of the day is the beginning of the working visit of President Alexander Lukashenko to China. Board number 1 has landed at the airport of the Chinese capital. In China, the Belarusian head of state will take part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Anti-Japanese War and the Second World War. Also on agenda are a series of bilateral meetings between Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese leadership.
Beijing preparing for large-scale parade due on September 3
Beijing preparing for large-scale parade due on September 3 Representatives of about fifty nations received invitations for the celebrations in Beijing timed to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in China. Most of them have confirmed their participation. Among them are 30 presidents. These are heads of state of Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Serbia and Venezuela. Also, the UN Secretary General is expected to attend the ceremonies.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Day of Knowledge
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Day of Knowledge September 1 Belarus marks Day of Knowledge. A new academic year began for 965,000 students, of which over 100,000 are first-graders. In general, it is nearly 20,000 students more than last year. The September 1 day traditionally starts with thematic lessons teaching them patriotism. Today Belarusian universities welcome freshmen for first lectures. Celebrations are held in all the universities of the country. President Alexander Lukashenko wished pupils, students, teachers, researchers and teachers happy Knowledge Day.
Belarus President to begin China working visit September 1
Belarus President to begin China working visit September 1 The President of Belarus has gone to China on a three-day working visit today, September 1. He will take part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the victory in the anti-Japanese war. The culmination of the celebrations will be a massive parade in Beijing, which the organizers promise to make unforgettable.

31.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko visits new school in Minsk to mark beginning of school year
Alexander Lukashenko visits new school in Minsk to mark beginning of school year September 1 Belarus will mark Knowledge Day. On August 31, schools all over Belarus held solemn "First Bell" ceremonies for first-graders and other schoolchildren to mark the beginning of the new school year. This is a true holiday not only for students, but also for their parents and teachers. There are about 965,000 schoolchildren in Belarus. President Alexander Lukashenko today went to the Kamennaya Gorka neighborhood of Minsk to partake in a ceremony to mark the start of school year in school No.56. 
Alexander Lukashenko's working visit to Brest region: review
Alexander Lukashenko's working visit to Brest region: review The President's visit to the Brest region last week placed all socio-economic priorities and answered the most rapid and current issues in the country: from harvesting company news to currency issues.  The President reminded agrarians of the region and the entire country that iron discipline in agriculture is an integral part of the success of agricultural production. In addition, an old enterprise for the production of fabrics in Baranovichi got a second life and now employs more than one thousand people.

28.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: If we survive this year, the next one will be easier
Alexander Lukashenko: If we survive this year, the next one will be easier Alexander Lukashenko continues his working trip in the Brest region. The President was reported on the progress in grain and forage crops harvesting. Mr Lukashenko ordered to crop corn not for grain but for fodder preparation (where appropriate). Today, the agricultural complex Belovezhsky is a unique enterprise, which monitors production of meat and milk from farm to store shelves. It employs more than a thousand people. Alexander Lukashenko talked to the workers of the complex, and answered their questions.
Alexander Lukashenko: Management is number 1 issue during next five years
Alexander Lukashenko: Management is number 1 issue during next five years The Belarus President continues a working trip to the Brest region. Alexander Lukashenko visited the Kamenets district on August 28. The head of state got familiar with the operation of the Belovezhsky agrarian complex and dairy farms, which had been attached to it. On the President's instruction, the farms were reconstructed. It doubled the production of milk.
President Lukashenko continues working trip to Brest region
President Lukashenko continues working trip to Brest region The Belarus President continues his working trip to the Brest region. Alexander Lukashenko on August 28 will visit the Kamenets district to get familiar with the course of fulfillment of his instructions to restore order on the farms of the former agricultural production co-operative "Sovetskaya Belorussiya".  The head of state will also visit the engine yard "Belovezhsky". It is expected that the President will be reported on the completion of the harvesting of grain and fodder and the socio-economic development of the Brest region.    
Belarus President about state's economic policy amid financial turbulence in the world
Belarus President about state's economic policy amid financial turbulence in the world Alexander Lukashenko was on a working trip to Brest region today. On 27 August, the President visited Baranovichi Cotton Production Association. It is the largest textile manufacturer in Belarus. The company received such a status thanks to modernization, which was quite quick here. Today the company launched a unique fabric processing system.

27.08.2015

President Lukashenko urges labor groups to exert themselves to survive in difficult external economic conditions
President Lukashenko urges labor groups to exert themselves to survive in difficult external economic conditions Alexander Lukashenko urges labor groups to exert themselves to survive in a difficult external economic environment. The president today said this during a dialogue with the labor collective of the Baranovichi cotton production association. The situation in the world economy is not easy and it affects Belarus. But these difficulties can be overcome, and already in 2016 we can expect the situation to improve, said the President.
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Belarus President makes appointments on August 27 The President of the Republic of Belarus on August 27 made a number of appointments. Yuri Ambrazevich became Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva. In addition, the President approved the appointment of Dmitry Kalechits Deputy Chairman of National Bank. Igor Porshnev is now Director General of National Film Studio "BelarusFilm". Gregory Lovshenko will work as rector of the Belarusian State Academy of Aviation.
Alexander Lukashenko to make working visit to China 1-3 September
Alexander Lukashenko to make working visit to China 1-3 September President of Belarus on September 1-3 will pay a working visit to China. He will take part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Anti-Japanese War and the end of World War II. The visit will also be marked by a series of Alexander Lukashenko's meetings with the leadership of China.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will not set artificial exchange rate
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will not set artificial exchange rate Belarus will not set artificial the exchange rates, stated on 27 August President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during the dialogue with the labor collective of the Baranovichi cotton production association. The Head of State familiarized himself with the modernized business. The company purchased new equipment, and built its own small CHP.

25.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Debureaucratization is the right way but don't forget about limits
Alexander Lukashenko: Debureaucratization is the right way but don't forget about limits Belarus will make serious changes to simplify procedures for obtaining licenses. This became known after the meeting hosted by the President. The Government proposes to adjust the legislation. Innovations will affect the duration of the permits and the number of documents one will need to obtain a license.
Maira Mora: I am leaving the country in the wake of improving relations between Belarus and European Union
Maira Mora: I am leaving the country in the wake of improving relations between Belarus and European Union Belarus-European Union. The topic of relations on the line was discussed during the August 24 meeting of the President of Belarus with the head of the EU Delegation to Belarus Maira Mora. These days, she is completing her diplomatic mission. The diplomat happened to work in Minsk twice: for six years she was the ambassador of Latvia, and for the last four years she has been heading the EU Delegation in this country.

24.08.2015

Ukraine marks Independence Day August 24
Ukraine marks Independence Day August 24 Ukraine is celebrating Independence Day on August 24. As many as 24 years ago the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic adopted the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine.  In Kiev, flower laying ceremonies were held near various important monuments. Khreshchatyk hosted an independence march. Today, Ukraine, despite the difficult conditions, remains a reliable trade partner of Belarus. In 2014, the countries managed to preserve high bilateral trade figures - more than $5.5 billion.  
Alexander Lukashenko thanks Maira Mora for contribution to Belarus-EU relations
Alexander Lukashenko thanks Maira Mora for contribution to Belarus-EU relations The President of Belarus noted the contribution of the head of the EU representation in our country Maira Mora to the establishment of relations with the EU. Alexander Lukashenko made this statement on August 24 meeting with the diplomat on the occasion of the completion of her mission in Belarus.  Maira Mora worked in Belarus twice. She was originally Latvian Ambassador to Belarus and then headed the EU delegation in this country.
Gazprom in Belarus: the main advantages of bilateral cooperation
Gazprom in Belarus: the main advantages of bilateral cooperation This week it was reported that Belarus is ready to provide Gazprom with possibilities for a larger volume of transit of natural gas. Such a statement was made by President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the head of the company Alexey Miller. Mr Miller, in turn, assured that Gazprom will fulfill all goals set by Belarusian authorities for the development of industry adding that investment will increase.
Which candidates collected the required 100,000 signatures prior to 2015 Belarus presidential election?
Which candidates collected the required 100,000 signatures prior to 2015 Belarus presidential election? On 21 August, territorial election commissions in Belarus finished receiving signature sheets from the initiative groups of potential candidates in the presidential election. Now is the time for checking and counting.  The majority of the leaders of initiative groups stated they had collected the necessary 100,000 signatures. If all the subscription lists are checked and their validity is confirmed, these people will officially become presidential candidates. However, there are those who failed to collect the required number of signatures.
Belarus President pardons Nikolai Statkevich, several other persons
Belarus President pardons Nikolai Statkevich, several other persons Based on the principle of humanity, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on August 22 decided to pardon and release from prison Nikolai Dedok, Igor Olinevich, Nikolai Statkevich, Evgeny Vaskovich, Artem Prokopenko, and Yuri Rubtsov, reports the news agency BelTA.
Belarusians win two gold medals at Canoe Sprint World Championships 2015
Belarusians win two gold medals at Canoe Sprint World Championships 2015 Triumph of Belarusians at the Canoe Sprint World Championships 2015. On August 23, women's K2 (Margarita Makhneva and Marina Lytvynchuk) won "gold" in the 200 meters event.  Shortly after that on the same day, Belarus grabbed another gold: this time in the women's K4 500m. The President of Belarus congratulated the athletes on the success.

21.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko, Alexei Miller lay capsule at the construction site of Gazprom Center
Alexander Lukashenko, Alexei Miller lay capsule at the construction site of Gazprom Center in Minsk President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexei Miller laid a capsule at the construction site of the multifunctional complex "Gazprom Center." This project is one of the successful examples of Belarusian-Russian cooperation. The complex at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Filimonova Street will unite nine buildings of varying heights. 
Belarus alarmed by counterfeit alcohol flooding domestic market
Belarus alarmed by counterfeit alcohol flooding domestic market The illegal trafficking of alcohol, increased imports and reduction in domestic production were central topics of the August 20 meeting hosted by the Belarus President. He criticized the hesitancy of the government in taking measures to protect the domestic market from low-quality products.

20.08.2015

Belarus' President: The government is hesitant in taking action against counterfeit alcohol
Belarus' President: The government is hesitant in taking action against counterfeit alcohol Illegal trafficking of alcohol, increasing imports and a reduction in domestic production. The Belarus President on August 20 criticized the hesitancy of the government in taking steps to protect the domestic market from low-quality alcohol products. On July 1, a special decree and the decree was adopted, which is designed to strengthen state regulation in this sphere.

18.08.2015

President Lukashenko donates home-grown vegetables to children in orphanage, rest home
President Lukashenko donates home-grown vegetables to children in orphanage, rest home Potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, melons, and watermelons. The first batch of the harvest from the fields of the official residence of the President of Belarus Drozdy arrived August 18 at Minsk's rest home and and Children's Town of the Leninsky district of Minsk. The President's youngest son Nikolai Lukashenko delivered environmentally friendly products grown by him and his father. 
Alexander Lukashenko hearing out report from education minister Mikhail Zhuravkov
State to help Belarusian children from poor families prior to new school year The education system of Belarus is ready for the new academic year, education minister Mikhail Zhuravkov told the Belarusian President. All repairs planned prior to September 1, the beginning of school year in Belarus, will be completed and all children will get full sets of textbooks. Special equipment has been installed in some physics and chemistry classrooms. Moreover, the increasing number of Belarusian towns purchase buses to transport kids to and from school.

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