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13.05.2017

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

12.05.2017

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

11.05.2017

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

10.05.2017

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

09.05.2017

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

08.05.2017

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

07.05.2017

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

04.05.2017

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

03.05.2017

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

02.05.2017

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

01.05.2017

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

30.04.2017

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

29.04.2017

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

28.04.2017

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

27.04.2017

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

26.04.2017

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

25.04.2017

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

24.04.2017

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

23.04.2017

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

22.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Sports federations to be fully reformed in nearest time
Alexander Lukashenko: Sports federations to be fully reformed in nearest time Another point which was paid attention to is Belarus’ sport strides. Professional sport is limping. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus: The highest ideology of today is sport. Thousand, millions follow Belarusian sportsmen. I follow them and you do too. If Belarusian sportsman is performing, Belarus watches him, shouts for him, and is distressed for him. Millions of people as a nation are united and they watch this sportsman.
Belarus President about practical side of higher education
Belarus President about practical side of higher education Life itself mobilizes to change the approaches towards education. The choice of a future profession must be sensible. And from now on education and production will cooperate. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:I emphasized many times before: undergraduates need to be involved into the production processes. And not only undergraduates. Students from the second year and from the end of the first year must be dragged to the fields, to machines and so on.
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity The future of Belarus belongs to education. President Lukashenko complains about the unnecessary complexity of school curricula.
President Lukashenko: Straightforward and swift communication of governance and people needed
President Lukashenko: Straightforward and swift communication of governance and people needed New technologies for progress service. Successful examples of implementing electronic systems already exist: banks, customs, medicine and education. The next step is electronic government, optimization and work “for a result” in all sectors. Furthermore, the ideas of Belarusian nationhood remain unchanging. Among the main subjects ids the dialogue between the authorities and the people.
Alexander Lukashenko about Decree No. 3 alternatives
Alexander Lukashenko about Decree No. 3 alternatives The problem of unemployment is one of the pressing issues. There are as many as 350,000 unemployed in Belarus today. The figure is high, but it is necessary to keep in mind that dozens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees entered the Belarusian labor market in a period of one year and a half. The message of Alexander Lukashenko is to leave specialists at plants and oblige plants to support these specialists, to provide work for everyone who wishes to work.
Belarus to continue attracting Chinese investors, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue attracting Chinese investors, Alexander Lukashenko says Economic questions are at the center of Alexander Lukashenko’s attention: employment, price determination, salary issues. President Lukashenko emphasizes that the situation is difficult but it is not critical. A lot was done in the 25 years of independence, and global crises checked Belarusian economy on viability several times. The main problem Belarus inherited from the Soviet times is the dependence on foreign markets.
Belarus President: It was incredibly difficult to gain freedom, but it will be even more difficult to defend it
Belarus President: It was incredibly difficult to gain freedom, but it will be even more difficult to defend it Belarus continues to stay on track of multifaceted foreign policy. Belarus will always stay shoulder to shoulder with Russia. Furthermore, thaw in relations with the EU and the USA is felt. Belarus is proud of its privileged understanding with China. Alexander Lukashenko stated this fact several times. The main principle of cooperation is respect.
Alexander Lukashenko: Effective measures undertaken when facts of corruption reported
Alexander Lukashenko: Effective measures undertaken when facts of corruption reported Corruption is the most dangerous phenomena for internal security. President Lukashenko previses officials from bribes and once again reminds them that all people in Belarus are equal before the law. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:The guiding principles on combatting corruption remain unchanged as before. It is equality of everyone before the law and inevitability of responsibility regardless of office held and previous merits.
President Lukashenko about trust between business and government
President Lukashenko about trust between business and government Entrepreneurship is a separate subject. President Lukashenko emphasizes that it is necessary to strengthen the trust between the authority and business. The conditions of opening and conducting a business must be simple and clear, both on paper and in deed. Minimum number of inspections and administrative procedures, more responsibility on manufacturers themselves. Alexander Lukashenko suggests discussing business climate warming all together.
Belarus President about BYN1,000 salary: Almost everything depends on the directors. Almost everything
Belarus President about BYN1,000 salary: Almost everything depends on the directors. Almost everything Another subject for discussion and consideration is the salary level. Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes that he is not going to abandon the promised BYN1,000 salary issue. Furthermore, the system of job compensation must be transparent to its maximum. There is only one condition-money must be earnt.

21.04.2017

Belarus President says no one can feel safe because of terrorism
Belarus President: Europeans are yet to grasp Brexit consequences President Alexander Lukashenko delivered his annual State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. This political tradition is two decades old in Belarus.
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy Foreign policy must help build a strong economy, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address on April 21. Alexander Lukashenko noted that the country seeks cooperation with many states. And here the main thing is the principles of equality and respect. Long-standing friendship with Russia has led to the strategic nature of these relations. In many respects this is thanks to the personal friendship of the leaders of both states. But lately, Belarus has been engaged in quite an active dialogue with distant states, for example, with China.
Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says The main task for 2017 is to bring the average salary to BYN1,000 but this money must be earned, not printed, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address April 21. Increased productivity is the basis of salary growth, emphasized the head of state.
President Lukashenko promises to liberalize business climate
President Lukashenko promises to liberalize business climate On April 21, the President addressed the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. One of the points of Belarus' economic growth is the emancipation of business initiative.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy Building of a strong and competitive economy is a priority of Belarus, said President Alexander Lukashenko on 21 April addressing his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The State of the Nation Address is primarily a great opportunity to get a complete picture of the development priorities of Belarus at least for the current year. During these speeches, the Belarus head of state raises the most urgent and topical issues. Today, the President began his speech from international politics.
Alexander Lukashenko to Valery Shantsev: "We can build nuclear power plants around the world"
Alexander Lukashenko to Valery Shantsev: "We can build nuclear power plants around the world" Belarus and the Nizhny Novgorod region aim to increase turnover to 1 billion dollars. On April 20, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of that Russian region Valery Shantsev. Cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions is the basis of relations between the countries as a whole. This was underlined during the recent talks between the leaders of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg.

20.04.2017

Belarus not turning away from Russia, President Lukashenko says
Belarus not turning away from Russia, President Lukashenko says Belarus and the Nizhny Novgorod region aim to increase turnover to 1 billion dollars. On April 20, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of that Russian region Valery Shantsev. Cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions is the basis of relations between the countries as a whole. This was underlined during the recent talks between the leaders of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg. April 20 Alexander Lukashenko commented on the materials of some Russian media about the relations between Belarus and Russia.

19.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko to deliver State of the Nation Address April 21
Alexander Lukashenko to deliver State of the Nation Address April 21 Alexander Lukashenko will deliver his annual speech to the Belarusian nation and the National Assembly on April 21, 2017. President Lukashenko’s speech will take place during the joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of Belarus. It has been a many-year political tradition. Every time it’s an analysis of the economic situation in Belarus and in the world, it is a strategy of the country’s development for the nearest time as well.
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability Investments in the banking sector and the development of the industrial park "Great Stone" were the major topics discussed on April 18 between Belarus and China at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. There, Alexander Lukashenko met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state noted a high level of the bilateral political relations. The countries are strategic partners, and the economic side of the relations must follow suit.

18.04.2017

President Lukashenko to visit China in May
President Lukashenko to visit China in May It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will visit China in May. The upcoming visit of President Lukashenko to China was discussed in the Belarusian Government during Prime Minister’s meeting with the Chinese parliamentary delegation on April 18, 2017. The two sides discussed specific possibilities for increasing mutual trade. 
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability Investments into the bank sector and the development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed on April 18, 2017 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. As Alexander Lukashenko stated the high level of bilateral political relations,
Belarus would like to place bonds on Chinese financial market
Belarus would like to place bonds on Chinese financial market Development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park and the entry of a Chinese bank into the Belarusian market were discussed April 18 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang.
Speed limit on Minsk-Grodno highway may be increased to 120 km/h
Speed limit on Minsk-Grodno highway may be increased to 120 km/h Price-quality is a well-known criterion. Highways are good and still free for inhabitants in Belarus. Another main transport traffic artery Minsk-Grodno turned into a large-scale construction site. Alexander Lukashenko also demands to bring local roads to an exemplary state in five years. Belarus is worth being called a road state: it is situated at the crossroads of the main transportation routs and connects states of Western Europe and East, as well as Black Sea regions and Baltic Sea states. Two trans-European transport corridors cross Belarus.

17.04.2017

Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example
Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example Big politics must not overshadow domestic issues... President Lukashenko understands this and every working visit to Belarusian regions is filled with economic issues and communication with people, in which not only global topics but also local issues are raised. The working trip of the head of state to the Gomel region was not an exception. Ekaterina Zhilyanina reports.
Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year
Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year Christians all over the world celebrate Easter these days. The coincidence of different calendars is quite rare. This is the case when a special mood reigns in all the churches and prayer houses of Belarus. Festive services began on 15 April and believers greeted the next morning with the words: "Christ is risen!"

16.04.2017

President Lukashenko lights candle in Transfiguration Church in Baran
President Lukashenko lights candle in Transfiguration Church in Baran Christians of the world celebrate Easter. Coincidence of different calendars is very rare. It is the very case when there is a special atmosphere both orthodox and catholic churches, in houses of worship in Belarus. Celebratory acts of worship began on the eve of Easter and in the morning worshipers said “Christ is risen” to one another.
2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting
2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting Economic partnership of five countries was discussed by the presidents of the EEU at the summit in Bishkek. Alexander Lukashenko signed the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union the day before and with positive hopes left for the meeting of leaders in the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

15.04.2017

EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union
EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union A day of big politics in Bishkek. As many as two meetings on the highest of levels were held on April 14, 2017 in Bishkek. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting and the informal conversation of the CSTO leaders. The development of international cooperation and regional security was on the agenda. As Alexander Lukashenko stated, the aims and the tasks of the EEU are close to many countries, and that is why it is important to attract new investors and enter new markets.
Alexander Lukashenko calls EEU members for active free trade area establishment with third countries
Alexander Lukashenko calls EEU members for active free trade area establishment with third countries This statement was made by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on April 14, 2017 in Bishkek. Leaders of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Moldova arrived in Kyrgyz capital for taking part in the summit. Before starting the negotiations the traditional ceremony of taking photographs took place. As many as 10 questions are on the agenda of the summit, international activity of the EEU in particular.

14.04.2017

Belarusian, Moldovan presidents meet in Kyrgyzstan April 14
Belarusian, Moldovan presidents meet in Kyrgyzstan April 14 Bishkek is hosting the session of the Supreme Economic Council of the EEU and informal meeting of the leaders of the CSTO member states. The head of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, arrived to the capital of Kyrgyzstan to participate in the talks. In the morning, Alexander Lukashenko held talks with Moldovan President Igor Dodon. The Belarusian leader expressed confidence that the countries will be able to advance their relations, despite the difficulties.
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit Belarus President's visit to Kyrgyzstan has begun. Belarus board No1 has landed in Bishkek.  The Belarusian leader will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. One of the main themes is convergence with third countries. The agenda of the meeting also includes security issues: Alexander Lukashenko will take part in an informal meeting of heads of CSTO member states.

13.04.2017

Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention
Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention Belarus has achieved significant results in the fight against HIV and is ready to share experience with other countries. The subject was discussed at the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé.
Belarus can supply more dairy products to Hunan province
Belarus can supply more dairy products to Hunan province Belarus can increase the supply of food products to the Chinese province of Hunan, stated on April 13 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of China in Hunan Province, Du Jiao. The region has developed agriculture, mining and steel industry. In accordance with the agreements concluded earlier, the Chinese province is closely cooperating with the Mogilev region of Belarus.
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations Kirill Koktysh, a famous expert in foreign policy, docent of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, shared with the CTV Channel several aspects of Belarus-Russia relations after negotiations in Saint Petersburg between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin.Good afternoon, Mr. Koktysh. Mr. Koktysh: Good afternoon.We met at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements. What achievements can Belarusians and Russians boast?

12.04.2017

President Lukashenko: Professionals and great specialists won't fall down from the sky
President Lukashenko: Belarus is liberalizing business climate for economic growth After visiting JSC Rechitsadrev, Alexander Lukashenko traditionally talked to the employees of the plant. The future of Belarus and the development of small towns, salaries, personnel policy and public security were discussed. People also asked about visa cancellation, not only from Belarus’ side but about reciprocal steps from other countries.
Neither Russia nor USA will press red button, Belarus President says
Neither Russia nor USA will press red button, Belarus President says Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko commented on US actions in Syria during his speech in Rechitsa. How does the Belarus President explain the actions of Donald Trump? Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:We do not need to get involved in adventures and in no case can the collision between the two major nuclear powers, Russia and America, be allowed. I think this is just an information war.

11.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: We will liberate business initiative completely
Alexander Lukashenko: We will liberate business initiative completely Drastic decisions concerning business liberation are expected in Belarus. A set of important statements was made by Belarus President during his working visit to Gomel region, where he talked to the employees of JSC “Rechitsadrev”. At the plant Alexander Lukashenko got acquainted with the modernization process. Essentially, a unique production was established in the district center, new working places were created. As Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, everyone in Belarus will be given the opportunity to earn money from this time onwards.
President praises agricultural practices of Gomel region
President praises agricultural practices of Gomel region The agricultural practices of the Gomel region should become an example for the whole country, said the President of Belarus on April 11. Alexander Lukashenko's working trip to the region began on the fields of the Istok farm in the Rechitsa district. In the Gomel region, half of the areas have been tilled. Corn sowing has started. The unprecedented early terms are due to the weather. Belarus does not have problems with fuel and nitrogen fertilizers. At the same time, the head of state urged the agrarians to discipline and asked to save resources.
Belarus' and China's law enforcement agencies need closer cooperation
Belarus' and China's law enforcement agencies need closer cooperation Belarus and China will continue active cooperation in the field of security. This was the subject of the April 10 meeting of the President of Belarus with the Minister of Public Safety as well as China's General Prosecutor. Alexander Lukashenko noted that despite the distance between the countries, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus and China have many common challenges. In particular, these are the new challenges of our time.

10.04.2017

7 reasons to consider compromises between Belarus and Russia beneficial
7 reasons to consider compromises between Belarus and Russia beneficial The results of the negotiations of President Lukashenko and President Putin. Alexander Lukashenko said that in a way it was a compromise for Belarus but a beneficial one. That’s why it is difficult to stumble at the relevance of these negotiations. What did Belarus and Belarusians end up in the end with then?
Belarus and China: necessity of stronger cooperation between law enforcement agencies
Belarus and China: necessity of stronger cooperation between law enforcement agencies Belarus and China continue active cooperation in security sector. It was negotiated over at a meeting of President Lukashenko with China’s Minister of Public Security and China’s Prosecutor General. As Alexander Lukashenko stated, that despite the distance between Belarus and China, law enforcement bodies of the two countries have a lot of common tasks. Opposition to modern challenges, in particular.
Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime
Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime President of Belarus on April 10 met with China's Prosecutor General. Cooperation between the relevant departments of the two countries has been developing for more than a year. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and China are united by close ties not only at the top but also at the inter-ministerial level.
Belarus needs China's 2008 Olympics expertise ahead of II European Games
Belarus needs China's 2008 Olympics expertise ahead of II European Games Belarus and China will continue active cooperation in the field of security, said the President of Belarus at a meeting with the State Councilor of the PRC, Minister of Public Security. Alexander Lukashenko noted that despite the distance between the countries, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus and China have many common challenges. In particular, these are new challenges of our time: extremism and terrorism.
Belarus President: The state will not skimp on promising scientific developments
Belarus President: The state will not skimp on promising scientific developments There has been much debate on the outcomes of the discussion of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the academic elite of the country in both its academic circles and society. The large meeting, held in the NASB on the 7th of April, was attended by more than 400 people. The experts headed by the President have considered the issues and prospects of Belarusian science industry in detail. Ekaterina Zhilyanina, a reporter:
Belarus President's team wins national competition among ice hockey amateurs
Belarus President's team wins national competition among ice hockey amateurs The team of the President of Belarus on April 9 won in the republican competition among ice hockey amateurs. The CTV channel also followed the events at Chizhovka Arena. Participants of the amateur hockey tournament compete for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club. The score in the match was opened by the team of the Minsk region, in the fifth minute thanks to Aleksandr Babak's effort. The opponents were not going to give up and soon, at end of the first period, the President's team levelled the score.

09.04.2017

Preserving stability of Russia and Belarus. Agreements made by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin
Preserving stability of Russia and Belarus. Agreements made by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin The meeting of President Lukashenko and President Putin in St. Petersburg settled the long lasting economical dispute. Industrialists, agrarians and politicians of Belarus froze like in a mime and waited for the moment when the two presidents shook hands. It was in St. Petersburg. In the nearest time at least two more meetings are expected, in Bishkek at the EEU Summit and the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Let’s return back to the negotiations in St. Petersburg. The relations between Belarus and Russia brightened up.
President Lukashenko gives interview to TV and radio company Mir
President Lukashenko gives interview to TV and radio company Mir It happened to be so that during Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to St. Petersburg a terrorist act occurred in the underground of this city. It seemed that the two presidents won’t again agree on some issues after the news on the tragedy. However, it turned out to be different. President Lukashenko gave an interview to the TV and radio company Mir on the negotiations with Vladimir Putin.
Alexander Lukashenko: I am prepared to finance Science to its full extent, if necessary
Alexander Lukashenko: I am prepared to finance Science to its full extent, if necessary Scientific developments today are a necessity to not only colonize Mars or transplant a head to a person, but to produce competitive goods. Not long ago President Lukashenko visited an IT company and cheered up the high tech community. The Academy of Sciences must also keep up with the “silicon valley”, and in some cases even be ahead. It is important to have a result, then it wouldn’t hurt to invest money into sciences. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with Belarusian scientists.

08.04.2017

Belarus President: combating terrorism is not only special forces’ responsibility
Belarus President: combating terrorism is not only special forces’ responsibility Combating terrorism is a task which must be fulfilled by the whole country, not the special forces alone. The conformance of external and internal policies is very important in this case. It was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in the interview to the Russian journalist Radik Batyrshin. The interview was broadcasted the interstate TV and radio company Mir. Belarus-Russia relations were discussed, the pluses of Belarus taking part in the OSCE. One Of the most important subjects of discussion was security.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming It is important to improve the science sector in Belarus, not to reform it. This was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting dedicated to the problems and perspectives of Belarus’ Science on April 7, 2017. Belarusian scientists presented a mockup of a public service vehicle, which they are promising to commercialize by 2020.
Alexander Lukashenko about results of negotations with Vladimir Putin
Alexander Lukashenko about results of negotations with Vladimir Putin At the meeting dedicated to the problems and perspectives of Belarusian Science Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the results of the negotiations with Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Shimov, rector of Belarus State Economic University: We understand perfectly well that economy always depends on science, and science depends on economy. You visited Russia not so long ago. We would like to find out the results of your visit. It would be rather interesting for us and to those people whom we work with.
President Lukashenko expresses condolences in connection with terrorist act in Sweden
President Lukashenko expresses condolences in connection with terrorist act in Sweden Belarus President conveyed condolences to the King of Sweden in connection with the terrorist act in Stockholm. Alexander Lukashenko expressed frank words of support to the Swedish nation and wished a speedy recovery to the victims of the attack.

07.04.2017

President holding meeting on prospects of Belarusian Science
President holding meeting on prospects of Belarusian Science Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with Belarusian scientists on April 7. It is expected that the President will demand making important decisions in this sphere. Before the meeting, the head of state visited an exhibition of the latest developments of Belarusian scientists. Alexander Lukashenko praised the works, but noted that the industry's problems do remain and need to be addressed.

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