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29.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko's State of the Nation Address (April 29, 2015)
Alexander Lukashenko's State of the Nation Address (April 29, 2015) Decline in inflation is a priority in Belarus, noted the head of state during his state of the nation address to the people and the National Assembly. Such a dialogue has become an annual tradition in Belarus. As the President said, it allows raising problems that require urgent solutions. The meeting in the Parliament's Oval Hall brought together representatives of the government, heads of state administration bodies and the largest enterprises as well as diplomatic corps and media.
School in the Mogilev region: teachers watch the presidential address together with schoolchildren
Belarusians about President Lukashenko's state of the nation address The annual state of the nation address of Alexander Lukashenko actually voices the development strategy for the country in the near future. Therefore, officials and employees, and workers all over Belarus listened carefully to the head of state. People in uniform liked the clarity of wording and content of the message. The broadcast of the President's speech was available in all the military units of Belarus.  
Officials about expectations prior to Belarus President's State of Nation Address
Officials about expectations prior to Belarus President's State of Nation Address Before the meeting and the President's address, MPs, heads of government agencies, representatives of the diplomatic corps willingly shared their expectations about the main political event of the spring.
Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Mikhail Orda (R)
President Lukashenko instructs to find solution to problems with sick leave allowance The Belarus President has given an instruction to find a solution to problematic issues with sick leave payments. This matter was discussed at the April 28 meeting of the Head of State with Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus Mikhail Orda.  They talked over the government's decree No.569 that regulates the issues of payments for sick leave. In particular, the document affected the interests of women on maternity leave and young workers. In fact, it may happen that the size of these payments is minimal.

28.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko asks to tidy up Minsk prior to Victory Day President Alexander Lukashenko is concerned about the failure of instructions concerning the development of Minsk and intends to visit MTZ, and Minsk Motor Plant after the May holidays. On April 28, Alexander Lukashenko announced this during the meeting with Minsk authorities.  Minsk City Executive Committee chairman Andrei Shorets reported on the construction of the Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics. 
Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia: Week’s review This week, a new chapter in the Belarusian-Georgian trade and economic cooperation was started.  Alexander Lukashenko’s first official visit to Georgia is expected to increase bilateral trade at least threefold.  During the Soviet era, Georgia, along with Armenia and Azerbaijan, was a part of the so-called Transcaucasian Economic Region. Today, Belarus, following the West example, agreed to cooperate actively with all its ex-members.
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address
Belarus President to address parliament, Belarusian people 29 April The main political event of the spring. President Alexander Lukashenko on April 29 will address the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. This is traditionally one of the most important social and political events in Belarus. The head of state analyzes the situation in the country and the world, and voice the ways of Belarus' development in the near future. What has changed since last year's address? Ilona Volynets has the story.
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko concerned about lack of progress in Minsk's development The head of state is concerned about the failure to fulfill instructions for the development of the Belarus capital. He said this today at a meeting in the Palace of Independence. The emphasis was made on issues of the improvement of Minsk, work of Minsk's industrial enterprises, as well as preparation for the celebration of the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
President Lukashenko in forest affected by Chernobyl disaster
President Lukashenko: Agriculture and forests are major Belarusian resources Natalia Breus, CTV reporter:Belarusian forests were significantly affected by the Chernobyl disaster. 29 years passed. The number of contaminated forest areas has declined gradually, but they have not disappeared completely. Some 18 percent of the forest areas are still polluted. By 2020, this figure should be further reduced. Forests are Belarus’ national wealth. More than a third of the Belarus territory is covered with them. Regular radiation monitoring is held and specialized equipment is used in contaminated forest areas.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses cooperation with China with head of State Security Council
Alexander Lukashenko discusses cooperation with China with head of State Security Council The holding of the military parade and readiness of law enforcement agencies to ensure public order during the celebration of Victory Day on April 27 became the key topics of the meeting of the President and the Secretary of State of the Security Council. The President was also interested in how Belarusian military is training to take part in the Victory Day parade in Moscow.

27.04.2015

April 27 meeting between the Belarus head of state and the governor of the Chelyabinsk region (Russia)
Belarus, Chelyabisnk region of Russia interested in high-tech joint ventures Belarus and the Chelyabinsk region of Russia are interested in the establishment of joint ventures to produce high-tech products. Promising areas of cooperation were discussed at an April 27 meeting between the Belarus head of state and the governor of the Russian region.
Nursultan Nazarbayev (L) and Alexander Lukashenko (R)
President Lukashenko congratulates Nazarbayev on 2015 presidential election victory On April 27, Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev held a telephone conversation.  The Head of State congratulated his counterpart on a convincing victory in the early presidential elections in Kazakhstan held the other day. Mr Lukashenko expressed confidence that the strategic partnership between Belarus and Kazakhstan will continue to thrive both in a bilateral format and within the framework of the Eurasian economic integration.
President Lukashenko checks rehabilitation of Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District
President Lukashenko checks rehabilitation of lands in Chernobyl-hit district Yesterday Belarus and the rest of the world recalled the Chernobyl tragedy. The spread of radiation in 1986 after the accident at the Ukrainian station was 100 times greater than after two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  For most of the world this date is often just history but for Belarus, this is a really special date. The accident that occurred 29 years ago still has a negative impact on the various spheres of life.

26.04.2015

Belarus President visiting Chernobyl-hit areas
"My goal is to make them work." Belarus President about social parasites Life has confirmed the correctness of the decision on the rehabilitation of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster regions. Alexander Lukashenko said this on April 26 during his working trip to Slawharad district of the Mogilev region. In recent years, Belarus has accumulated unique experience in terms of the rehabilitation of degraded lands. Therefore, the President paid special attention to spring field work and asked the local farmers about possible crop this year.
Belarus President visits Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District
Belarus President visits Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District On April 26, which is the anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, the Belarus President traditionally visits regions affected by the catastrophe. Today, the head of state was on a working visit in the Slawharad district, Mogilev region. The President paid attention to focus of the course of spring field work. He asked about harvesting projections and also noted that it is necessary to catch up with the level of the western regions.
Alexander Lukashenko and Giorgi Margvelashvili
President Lukashenko says no conflicts between Georgians, Belarusians and Russians, blames misunderstanding at political level only Negotiations between the President of Belarus with his Georgian counterpart lasted twice longer than it was planned. This indicates that leaders are set to build future relations in all directions: from economy to the social sphere.   Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia has already been called historic by officials, journalists and ordinary citizens. This is the first official visit over the 20 years of diplomatic relations.
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia A big package of documents on cooperation and an agreement to increase bilateral trade threefold. Experts and political analysts are discussing the results of a three-day official visit of President of Belarus to Georgia - the first in history. The negotiations were truly productive. And there are many promising areas of cooperation: engineering, agriculture, and tourism. A Belarusian embassy will very soon open in Georgia.  
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Georgia in April 2015
All details of Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Georgia: Picture of the World's report The most important event of the week was the visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Georgia. For the first time in the history of independent Belarus did the head of state pay a visit to that country. The President met with representatives of economic, religious, and, of course, political elite in Georgia. The agreements allow us to hope for a rapid growth of trade in the near future.

05.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko visits State Customs Committee April 3
Alexander Lukashenko visits State Customs Committee April 3 The Customs Service is to become one of the key elements of the economic security of the state, said President of Belarus visiting on April 3 the State Customs Committee. Alexander Lukashenko met with senior staff. The State Customs Committee includes 12 departments, one independent department and one group. Nine customs offices are subject to it.
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko on possible extent of integration with Russia It is believed that biathlete Darya Domracheva is one of the symbols of unity of Belarus and Russia.And again we return to this subject. Relations between Belarus and Russia, and most importantly - to what extent is the union possible? President Lukashenko frankly told a British reporter about it in an interview to the global media holding company Bloomberg.

02.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko's interview for Bloomberg and experts' comments
Alexander Lukashenko's interview for Bloomberg and experts' comments On relations with Russia, Belarus' economy and the situation in Ukraine. On April 2, the agency Bloomberg aired an exclusive interview with President Alexander Lukashenko. The head of state spoke about a half hour with a leading London-based journalist of the media holding Ryan Chilcote. The British journalist has already talked with the President. They met for an interview 14 years ago. Then Ryan Chilcote worked for the CNN. Upon arrival, the reporter immediately tweeted about how Belarus has changed.
Belarus, Nizhny Novgorod aim to increase trade to $1 billion Cooperation between Belarus and Russia is growing thanks to ties with the regions. President Alexander Lukashenko on April 2 met with the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region. Valery Shantsev is a frequent guest on the Belarusian land.  Thanks to this fact the dialogue has been very active.  Today, Belarus and Nizhny Novgorod are enjoying a trade of $600 million.
Sowing campaign begins in Belarus
Sowing campaign begins in Belarus, with country's agricultural effectiveness in question Sowing campaign is the topic of the week in Belarus. Situation in the agricultural sphere is controlled by President Lukashenko. Last week, the Head of the State announced that it is necessary to increase the work efficacy of the agriculture. Substantial investments had been made in the development of this sphere, and they have already produced results. In contrast to the other CIS countries, Belarus doesn’t have to think how to revive agriculture.
Alexander Lukashenko to Bloomberg: Russia has never raised the issue of annexing Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko to Bloomberg: Russia has never raised the issue of annexing Belarus On the situation in Ukraine, cooperation with the IMF, relations with Russia, and Belarus' economy. On April 2, the agency "Bloomberg" broadcast an exclusive interview with President Alexander Lukashenko. The President touched on the topic of union relations with Russia in the interview. Alexander Lukashenko said that the Russian leadership has never raised the question of Belarus becoming part of Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko to governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region: Cooperation with Russia is growing thanks to ties with the region
Alexander Lukashenko to governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region: Cooperation with Russia is growing thanks to ties with the region Cooperation between Belarus and Russia is growing thanks to ties with the regions. It was said by President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region. Valery Shantsev visited Belarus four times already. In 2014, the parties' trade amounted to $600 million. This is the eighth largest trading partner of Belarus in Russia. But, in comparison with 2013, the turnover fell slightly. Therefore, as the President said, positive dynamics of trade must be a priority.

01.04.2015

Incumbent president Islam Karimov wins in Uzbekistan elections
Incumbent president Islam Karimov wins in Uzbekistan elections Elections in Uzbekistan took place openly and in accordance with democratic norms. This was stated by the head of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev. Incumbent President Islam Karimov won last weekend's presidential elections, according to preliminary data of the local central election committee. Mr Karimov received more than 90 percent of citizens' votes. None of his three opponents scored even five percent. The newly elected head of state will take office within two months.
Pavel Kallaur (L), Alexander Lukashenko (C) and Andrei Kobyakov (R)
Belarus repays 2009 IMF loan, seeking for ways to maintain economic stability Ensuring macroeconomic stability and preservation of balanced economic development. Such a task was set by the President on March 31 at a meeting with the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank. Andrei Kobyakov and Pavel Kallaur reported on the situation in the monetary and foreign exchange areas. According to the President, there has recently been a balance in the economic situation and finances. And these positive trends should be kept. 
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: I believe that stability in Ukraine is impossible without USA The President of Belarus gave an exclusive interview to the media holding Bloomberg March 31. The leading correspondent Ryan Chilcote arrived in Minsk from London.  Mr Chilcote already talked to Alexander Lukashenko 14 years ago when he worked for CNN. During the communication, a variety of topics have been touched upon. In particular, they talked about the prospects of the Eurasian Economic Union, which was launched on January 1, 2015.

30.03.2015

President Lukashenko meets with Arkhangelsk governor Igor Orlov March 30 Belarus and the Arkhangelsk region are interested in intensifying cooperation in the whole range of issues. This was announced on March 30 by President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the governor of that Russian region Igor Orlov.
Alexander Lukashenko visiting Peleng company
Belarus' Peleng company: From opto-electronic systems to space technologies Belarus will only support the promising high-tech companies.  The Belarus President visited the Peleng enterprise, which produces new effective technologies. Peleng today is one of the leading post-Soviet developers of optical devices and optoelectronic systems for military and dual-use. The company has actually created a new industry for the production of exclusive space equipment, which has brought more than a hundred million dollars in profits after investments of only $16 million. 

29.03.2015

Belarus President wants higher return from investments in agriculture The Belarus President on March 27 discussed with ministers the improvement of the efficiency of the agricultural sector. Alexander Lukashenko demanded a report on the real situation in agriculture.  Agribusiness is under constant control of the President. In 2014 alone, there were adopted several decrees aimed to improve the situation in the industry. Decisions were made on all issues of rural development and huge resources invested. In view of this, the state is waiting for return from all areas of agriculture.

26.03.2015

President Lukashenko visiting Peleng company: We will invest in companies of the future The Belarus President considers it necessary to maintain long-term high-tech industry in the country. This was said by Alexander Lukashenko when visiting the company Peleng. It is part of the State Military-Industrial Committee. The results of the operation of the defense sector was evaluated positively. The modern Peleng grew out of an engineering office, which was organized by the Minsk Mechanical Plant named after Vavilov 40 years ago. During this period the company has become independent. But the main thing is successful and high-tech manufacturing.

25.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: Advanced technologies make country safer The Belarus President considers it necessary to maintain long-term high-tech production. Alexander Lukashenko said this on March 25 visiting the company Peleng. It is part of the State Military-Industrial Committee. Economic indicators of the Committee in 2014 were good. According to the chairman Sergei Gurulev, the Committee is looking for new markets. In 2014, export brought the institution more than $800 million.

24.03.2015

President Lukashenko: Only efficient scientific projects will be supported Accelerate the innovative development of the national economy. Such a task was set by the Belarus President today presenting scientists Doctor of Science diplomas and professor certificates. Much attention is traditionally paid to the training of scientists in our country.  Last year, about a hundred doctors and professors joined the scientific elite. The President demanded that only studies having real economic effect be supported. 
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and the Orenburg region should work out new ways of cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and the Orenburg region should work out new ways of cooperation Belarus and the Orenburg region (Russia) should work out new ways of cooperation. This was discussed at the March 23 meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian region Governor Yuri Berg. The Orenburg region is our long-time trading partner of Belarus. Nevertheless, the scope of mutual interests should be expanded. The current visit should become a new page of cooperation.  The guests will stay in our country for one days. The plans include the meeting in the Government, visits to factories and talks of the working group on cooperation.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to accelerate the development of an innovative economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to accelerate the development of an innovative economy Belarus faces the task to accelerate the innovative development of the economy. This was said by Alexander Lukashenko at the March 24 ceremony to give scientists Doctor of Science diplomas and Professor certificates. Invited to the Palace of Independence were representatives of different spheres: economists, teachers, doctors, and artists. Much attention is traditionally paid to the training of scientists in Belarus. Every fourth researcher is under 35.

23.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Orenburg region governor Yuri Berg
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Orenburg region governor Yuri Berg Belarus and the Orenburg region should work out new ways of cooperation and work towards greater use of industrial, scientific, technological and human resources. This was discussed at the March 23 meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian region Governor Yuri Berg.

22.03.2015

Darya Domracheva
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Darya Domracheva on Big Crystal Globe at World Cup Biathlon Belarusians have won the Big Crystal Globe at the World Cup Biathlon, Darya Domracheva once again proving her superiority over the rivals. On March 22, in Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk, she was fourth in the mass start at the final stage of the World Cup Biathlon.  Dasha's main rival in the overall standings - Kaisa Mäkäräinen - finished only 13th. Thus the Belarusian biathlete lifted the Big Globe. Big Crystal Globe is the only award the three-time Olympic champion did not win in her career.
Sentiments of small businessmen after meeting with Belarus President: Picture of the World's report As you can see, traders applauded.  Maybe it was euphoria because of face-to-face meeting with the President?  Entrepreneurs' mood after the meeting and their thoughts about civilized trade with legal certification - in Tatiana Revizore's report.   Wednesday. This is one of the most popular days for shopping tour. Just a couple of minutes - and these buses will go to Moscow. Goods from there - clothes or shoes - will be brought by entrepreneurs into Belarus at their own risk. 
Darya Domracheva
President Lukashenko congratulates Domracheva on winning pursuit race at World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk The best Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva won the pursuit event at the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk on March 21. She finished the 10 km race with four shooting ranges in 28 min. 14.4 sec., with one miss. The President of Belarus congratulated Darya Domracheva on the victory. "Dear Daria! Congratulations on yet another brilliant victory. Belarus is proud of you. We admire your bright performance and look forward to new victories. Keep up good job!" reads the message of greetings.
Alexander Lukashenko, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin
Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia leaders check whether they are on the same page: next meeting due in Moscow May 8 Three presidents, of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, met in Astana on Friday. Let me remind you that the summit had been postponed for a week - nothing extraordinary, but nothing reasoned - the real reasons are now known. It is important that the heads of state are in good health, and Nazarbayev, despite the wise age, looked particularly fresh, maybe because the presidential elections in Kazakhstan are due very soon. And, of course, the visit of the leaders of Belarus and Russia is a kind of support for the current leader of Kazakhstan, except the main. And the main agenda included

19.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko believes Belarus and Kazakhstan can expand trade
Alexander Lukashenko believes Belarus and Kazakhstan can expand trade President Alexander Lukashenko is in Kazakhstan on a working visit. On March 19, he met with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev to discuss a range of bilateral matters. Alexei Martinyonok, CTV:Belarus and Kazakhstan are strategic partners. Common market and coordinated economic policy is a platform of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The two nations have common stances in the international arena - in the UN and the OSCE.
Alexander Lukashenko to pay working visit to Kazakhstan March 19-20
Alexander Lukashenko to pay working visit to Kazakhstan March 19-20 Eurasian integration. President Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a working visit to Kazakhstan. Board number 1 took off from National Airport Minsk and headed for Astana. It is expected that the visit will last two days. The agenda includes the meeting of the leaders of Belarus and Kazakhstan, which will address cooperation issues. On March 20, Astana will host a trilateral meeting between the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The parties plan to discuss trade and economic issues in the Eurasian Economic Union.

17.03.2015

Unequal conditions are killing public and private enterprises, Alexander Lukashenko says On March 17, the head of state talked to private traders. And here it is - the long-awaited verdict: private traders were allowed to trade without certificates of the quality of goods. But the measure will be in force only until January 1, 2016. Oleg Solovey, private businessman, calls mandatory certification a real problem. This means additional time and costs.  However, Oleg is sure that there are positive sides in requirements to have certificates. They pertain to consumers. 
Belarus President against unequal conditions of work in light industry The Belarus President is alarmed by the situation in the light industry because of unequal conditions of work compared to individual entrepreneurs. Light industry simply cannot compete with goods imported from abroad by private businessmen. On March 17, the head of state visited the shopping and entertainment center Expobel. 
Alexander Lukashenko meeting with representatives of self-employed businessmen community
Self-employed businessmen in Belarus allowed to sell goods without certificates until January 1, 2016 On March 17, the head of state visited the shopping and entertainment center Expobel. Here Alexander Lukashenko personally talked with self-employed businessmen. Issues of regulation and development of certain types of businesses were later discussed at the meeting. The meeting brought together government officials, representatives of small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial unions. All opinions were heard. Following the meeting, a compromise was reached.
Belarus President appoints new ambassadors to a number of states
Belarus President appoints new ambassadors to a number of states The President made a number of appointments on March 16. They pertain first of all to diplomats who will work abroad. New leaders have been picked for local bodies in the Gomel and Mogilev regions. This meeting comes just at the start of the planting season, so the President was interested in how the regions began to work in the fields. In 2015, there is a special weather situation. Alexander Lukashenko demands not to delay planting efforts. On March 16, new officials also appeared in a number of ministries.
Alexander Lukashenko meeting with representatives of self-employed businessmen community
Belarus' President advocates flexibility when solving self-employed businessmen's problems One needs to be flexible and apply purely economic mechanisms in solving the problems of self-employed businessmen. On March 17, the President held a meeting to discuss the development of certain types of business in Belarus. In 2014, Belarus adopted a decree that made businessmen provide documentary evidence of the acquisition of products sold. This was done to ensure additional protection of consumers and at the same time was considered a step towards the creation of equal conditions of economic entities' work.

16.03.2015

President reviews Belarus' Development Bank's operation in 2014 President Lukashenko met on March 16 with chairman of the Belarus Development Bank, Sergei Rumas, to discuss the support of small and medium-sized businesses, diversification of supply and the outcome of the bank's operation. Until now, this commercial organization remains the leader in terms of total profit, profit per employee and profitability. By the end of 2014, the assets of Development Bank increased by 33%. At the same time, the diversification of supplies today remains one of the main challenges.

15.03.2015

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

10.03.2015

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

09.03.2015

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

08.03.2015

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

05.03.2015

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

04.03.2015

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

03.03.2015

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

01.03.2015

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

26.02.2015

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

24.02.2015

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

23.02.2015

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

22.02.2015

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

19.02.2015

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

18.02.2015

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

17.02.2015

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

16.02.2015

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

15.02.2015

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

12.02.2015

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

11.02.2015

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

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