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15.09.2017

The Penthagon: Belarus, Russia took steps towards transparency of West 2017 drills
The Penthagon: Belarus, Russia took steps towards transparency of West 2017 drills Today, the Pentagon's position on the West 2017 maneuvers taking place in Belarus became known. The defense spokesperson of the US military department, Michelle Baldanza said Belarus and Russia had taken measures to ensure transparency in connection with the West-2017 exercise.  In particular, she added, Belarus notified about the exercises under the Vienna agreements. She also said Belarus held the necessary briefings at international forums.

29.08.2017

FBI ready to assist Belarus in investigating criminal cases
FBI ready to assist Belarus in investigating criminal cases The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is ready to assist Belarus in investigating criminal cases, said the FBI representative on legal issues. Johannes Van Den Hoogen yesterday met with the chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, Ivan Noskevich. The parties discussed a wide range of issues. Among them is the fight against cyber crime, human trafficking, violations of intellectual property rights and drug trafficking. The FBI expressed their gratitude to the investigative bodies of Belarus for their cooperation with the bureau.

21.08.2017

USA Embassy in Russia cancels admission of visa applications from Belarus citizen
USA Embassy in Russia cancels admission of visa applications from Belarus citizens Before it was done in Moscow or Saint Petersburg. According to the news on the website of the USA Embassy, Belarusians are recommended to make interview appointments for getting a nonimmigrant visa to the embassies in Warsaw, Kyiv and Vilnius. In connection with the limitation of the number of American diplomatic mission employees by the Russian side, the procedure of USA visa issuance in Russian cities, except Moscow, will be temporally stopped.
US special envoy on Ukraine to visit Belarus on August 21
US special envoy on Ukraine to visit Belarus on August 21 On August 21, Minsk once again becomes the peacekeeping area as the US special envoy on Ukraine arrives in the Belarus capital. Kurt Walker will meet with an official envoy of Russia. It is known that the negotiations will be closed to the press. The sides will discuss the settlement of the conflict in Donbas. It is known that the US official will travel from Minsk to Vilnius and Kiev.

02.08.2017

Michael Morgulis on what Trump said when he heard about Belarus
What does Trump think about Belarus? Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist in the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev.
Morgulis says USA might improve relations with Belarus under Trump
Morgulis says USA might improve relations with Belarus under Trump Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist in the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian, political scientist: I believe that America needed Trump. Not only the USA needed him, but also every state. He looks at relationships from the practical point of view.

27.07.2017

Michael Morgulis: Belarus important for Europe in geopolitical sense
Michael Morgulis: Belarus important for Europe in geopolitical sense A new stage is beginning in the relations between Belarus and the United States, said Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus to the USA Michael Morgulis. The role of Belarus for US and international policy will grow. There are good prospects in economic cooperation, especially in high technologies. At present, the diplomat's fund is negotiating on the arrival in Belarus for the upcoming forum of young programmers - one of the founders of Apple.

13.07.2017

Shidlovsky: USA supports sovereignty and independence of Belarus
Shidlovsky: USA supports sovereignty and independence of Belarus Belarus is working with the USA to achieve the complete lifting of sanctions, the Charge d'Affaires of Belarus in the USA Pavel Shidlovsky told media. Now restrictions on the part of the United States are in force against some Belarusian enterprises. Meanwhile, the development of relations between the two countries is stable. Economic indicators confirm this. The export of Belarusian goods to the USA has grown 2.5 times since the beginning of 2017, amounting to $80 million.

06.07.2017

US Senator: Relations with Belarus is important part of US foreign policy
US Senator: Relations with Belarus is important part of US foreign policy At the 26th OSCE Parliamentary Session, Alexander Lukashenko met with a group of American congressmen. The meeting lasted more than an hour. The proposal of Alexander Lukashenko to resume the international dialogue - at the Helsinki-2 platform - was approved by the majority of participants in the session in Minsk.
Belarus ready to discuss human rights issues with USA in any format
Belarus ready to discuss human rights issues with USA in any format Belarus and the USA should continue to dialogue on sensitive topics in a constructive way. The parties need to move from mutual reproaches and demands towards active cooperation. This is what President Alexander Lukashenko said on July 6 meeting with a group of American congressmen from the largest delegation at the 26th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Session. The United States is represented by 35 people. Such interest cannot be called incidental, the head of state underlined.
Belarus President to USA delegation: We are ready to listen to any proposals and even criticism
Belarus President to USA delegation: We are ready to listen to any proposals and even criticism Alexander Lukashenko met with a group of American congressmen from the largest delegation of the 26th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Session. As many as 35 delegates from the United States are taking part in the important international event. Such interest cannot be called incidental, the President stressed.

22.05.2017

FBI interested in experience of Belarusian investigators
FBI interested in Belarusian investigators' experience in combating IT theft The American FBI is interested in the experience of Belarusian investigators. On May 22, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko heard out a report from the head of the Investigative Committee. Ivan Noskevich said the investigative bodies of Belarus are successfully fighting with the so-called carders. However, often Belarusian Internet thieves steal money from American bank cards, so FBI agents want to get support from Belarusian investigators in the fight against IT theft.

27.04.2017

Belarusian scientists developing new nuclear fuel with Russian, US counterparts
Belarusian scientists developing new nuclear fuel with Russian, US counterparts A new kind of nuclear fuel can be more effective, affordable and safe. Belarusian scientists are working on the creation of such a material together with colleagues from Russia and the United States. As a result they expect to get a material that can be used in nuclear power plants. There are plans to hold a number of research projects in Belarus.

02.02.2017

First Belarusian-American oncology conference due in Minsk in April 2017
First Belarusian-American oncology conference due in Minsk in April 2017 A care home for patients and their relatives will be constructed in the Centre of Oncology in Borovlyany near Minsk. This is a good and convenient alternative to a hospital ward. For a small fee here you can undergo outpatient examination, which is much cheaper than inpatient treatment. However, every year patients from 25 countries come to the center. The construction of the boarding house will greatly expand the possibilities of the center in the field of medical tourism, thus attracting more foreign patients.

01.02.2017

US Embassy in Minsk announces changes to visa policy
US Embassy in Minsk announces changes to visa policy Changes to US legislation emigration have affected Belarusians too. The US Embassy in Minsk has announced changes in its visa policy. Now the embassy will only consider requests from citizens whose visas expired less than a year ago. All the others, with a few exceptions, depending on the type of visa, must go to US diplomatic offices in neighboring countries. Visa interviews can be completed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Warsaw, Vilnius and Riga. Moreover, Russian language people may face a language barrier in a number of embassies.
Foreigners arriving in Minsk airport visa-free to be checked through Belarus-Russia databases
Foreigners arriving in Minsk airport visa-free to be checked through Belarus-Russia databases Foreigners arriving on visa-free regime at Minsk National Airport will be checked through a special database of Belarus and Russia. National Airport Minsk was chosen as a visa-free gateway to Belarus for a reason. Here border services use a special security system, as well as border and customs control is especially tight.

18.12.2016

Mikhail Morgulis: Trump said Belarus' WWII feat deserves respect
Mikhail Morgulis: Trump said Belarus' WWII feat deserves respect Mikhail Morgulis, political scientist, writer, theologian, founder of the spiritual concept of diplomacy, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA) has given an interview with the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. For Belarusian audience it is very difficult to understand what the electoral system in the United States looks like. Why does it happen that the majority voted for Clinton but it was Trump who won? Who are the electors? How to explain it simply?

16.12.2016

Belarus President comments on Trump support
Belarus President comments on Trump support On December 15, the Belarus President made a number of appointments: from the local vertical to representatives of the diplomatic corps. The President agreed to appoint some heads of universities, executive committees, government organizations and the media.

12.12.2016

Belarus, USA stepping up cooperation in finance and investment, high technology, agriculture and energy
Belarus, USA stepping up cooperation in finance and investment Belarus and the United States are stepping up cooperation in the areas of finance and investment, high technology, agriculture and energy. Such agreements were reached during the visit of a Belarusian delegation to the United States. The delegation was composed of the deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov, Presidential Aide Vsevolod Yanchevsky, representatives of the National Bank, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy and other ministries.

13.11.2016

Impact of Trump’s victory on Belarus-USA relations: Interview with Grigory Ioffe
Will Trump victory affect Belarus-USA relations? Grigory Ioffe, a professor of Redford University, historian and publicist, has answered questions of the program Picture of the World about the presidential race in the USA. Grigory, hello! Grigory Ioffe, professor at Redford University (USA): Hello. Is Trump's win a sensation or is it quite normal in America where everything is possible?

10.11.2016

Marko Milacic interviewed by Egor Khrustalyov in Beijing Hotel, Minsk
Marko Milačić, Montenegro Neutrality Movement leader: Sovereignty is NATO's enemy The founder and the leader of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro, journalist Marko Milačić in the programme Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. Hello, thank you very much for your time and welcome to Belarus. Marko Milačić, journalist, leader of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro: Thank you very much, it is also a pleasure for me.

09.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Donald Trump on victory in US elections
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Donald Trump on victory in US elections President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Donald Trump on the success in the presidential elections.
Donald Trump elected 45th USA President: what awaits Belarus
Donald Trump elected 45th USA President: what awaits Belarus Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Trump won 289 votes against 219 got by Hillary Clinton. By the way, the victory of the Republican leader was predicted in Belarus in the midst of the struggle for a place in the White House. What Belarus should expect from the US choice and how American people made this choice.

19.10.2016

USA notes progress in Belarus parliamentary elections
USA notes progress in 2016 Belarus' parliamentary elections The US State Department is counting on further improvements in relations with Belarus, said U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bridget Brink, adding that "there are many aspects of bilateral relations that are of great importance." Bridget Brink noted that during her visit to Belarus she held a number of constructive meetings, including with the Foreign Minister, Vladimir Makei.

23.09.2016

Belarus, USA sign intergovernmental agreement for first time in 20 years
Belarus, USA sign intergovernmental agreement for first time in 20 years Belarus and the United States signed an intergovernmental agreement for the first time in 20 years. It concerns the protection and preservation of cultural values. At the signing ceremony, Belarus was represented by foreign minister Vladimir Makei. Mr Makei is now in New York at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. It is this very platform that became the site of a series of bilateral talks.

26.08.2016

Michael Morgulis
Why is Hillary Clinton crying? Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist, author of the spiritual concept of diplomacy, editor of an American magazine about Belarus has answered questions at the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
"I pray Clinton does not not become president," Michael Morgulis says
"I pray Clinton does not not become president," Michael Morgulis says Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist, author of the spiritual concept of diplomacy, editor of an American magazine about Belarus has answered questions of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Michael, it is believed that Clinton's win in the USA is not a great outcome for Belarus and Russia. Michael Morgulis: I pray she does not become president.

12.08.2016

Americans buying Belarusian currant jam
Americans buying Belarusian currant jam Best practices of farmers from Stolbtsy district is adopted by colleagues from all over Belarus. Vladimir Schekala's farm - the farmer cultivates apples and black currant - has become a venue for the nationwide seminar of gardeners. The farm takes into account for all the production details. Products of the Stolbtsy farmer are known from Moscow to Simferopol. 95% of beneficial berries are exported to Russia. In the near future the farm would like to create an entire production complex.

06.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets US Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Scott Rauland
Alexander Lukashenko meets US Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Scott Rauland Belarus stands for the normalization of relations with the United States on mutually beneficial terms, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with US Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Scott Rauland, whose diplomatic mission is completing.   He has worked in Minsk since 2014. Prior to this diplomat represented US interests in Azerbaijan, Germany, Pakistan, Ecuador, Afghanistan, Malaysia and Russia's Yekaterinburg.

22.06.2016

Michael Morgulis: Everything is feasible if Belarus President is assisted by people who understand what he says
Michael Morgulis: Everything is feasible if Belarus President is assisted by people who understand what he says Let us ask the guest of our country from the United States about what people abroad know about Belarus. What do people know about Belarus? Is there any new information you have learned about Belarus in America?

19.06.2016

The West sees no threat from Belarus, Belarusian Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg says
The West sees no threat from Belarus, Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg says One of the key appointments, which was mentioned in the video digest, was a new Belarusian Ambassador to Belgium with concurrent accreditation in Luxembourg, and at the same time permanent representative to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as well as Permanent Representative to NATO. Alexander Mikhnevich is here with us in the studio. Judging by the number of duties or list of official titles, there is much to talk about. Mr Mikhnevich, hello.

15.06.2016

President Lukashenko sends condolences to Barack Obama over Orlando massacre
President Lukashenko sends condolences to Barack Obama over Orlando massacre New details of the terrorist attack in Orlando have emerged. It is known that the terrorist who shot 50 people in a nightclub did this for political reasons.  The criminal, a native of Afghanistan, said this during the call to the emergency services. He demanded that "the US stop bombing his country." Responsibility for the attack was taken by the grouping "Islamic state".    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has sent condolences to US President Barack Obama, the relatives and friends of the victims.

25.04.2016

Minsk school named after American Ruth Waller
Belarusian school named after UNRRA staff Ruth Waller On April 25, Deputy UN Secretary General Helen Clark took part in an unusual ceremony during her visit to Belarus. Minsk school No130 received the name of American Ruth Waller - secretary of the first humanitarian mission of the United Nations. This fact is now evidenced by a plaque.

03.04.2016

Belarus hopes for new stage in relations with USA
Belarus hopes for new stage in relations with USA Discussions on Belarus' accession to the WTO again become more relevant after the removal of Western sanctions. Belarus has been negotiating about joining the World Trade Organization for more than 20 years. These talks decay and are then re-animated depending on the economic and political situation.

30.03.2016

Belarus' President meets U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Alexander Lukashenko: USA vital for balancing Ukraine crisis Positive elements in the relations between Belarus and the United States will mark their new stage, said President Alexander Lukashenko meeting on March 30 with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter. The sides discussed Belarus' position on military matters and the bilateral dialogue. During the meeting they touched upon regional security issues. In particular, the conflict in Ukraine. Belarus' President noted that it is impossible to balance the situation there without the United States.

24.02.2016

Belarusian surgeons have operated on a girl with Larsen syndrome
Belarusian cardiac surgery enters new level Belarusian surgeons have operated on a girl with Larsen syndrome. It’s a rare cardiovascular disease. American scientist and cardiac surgeon William Novick participated in the operation. He has consulted patients from Belarus for 19 years already. The famous doctor noted the significant achievements of the Belarusian colleagues. 19 years ago William Novick came to Belarus for the first time, together with 30 experts, all the necessary medicines and even equipment. Afterwards, such necessary assistance turned into cooperation.

16.02.2016

Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles
Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles Scientists from Belarus and the United States will oppose the cancer with the help of gold nanoparticles. The results of a joint experimental project have been published in one of the most respected magazines in the world of science. The article holds first place in the citation index. The study itself was conducted in America, but the idea derives from Belarus completely. Scientists were working together. The method was successfully tested on laboratory mice. Special cells of neck and head cancer were grafted onto the mice. 

10.02.2016

US Charge d'Affairs in Belarus travels the country photographing birds
US Charge d'Affairs travels Belarus photographing birds Belarus under the white wings. The US Charge d'Affairs to Belarus, Scott Rauland, visited the different parts of our country photographing birds. His collection now includes almost 200 species of birds Belarus from different parts from the Bialowieza Forest to the Naroch lakes. The diplomat is the most impressed with storks and cranes. The US Embassy in Minsk has gathered the best images in the calendar.

15.12.2015

Belarus' Honorary Consulate opens in Florida
Belarus' Honorary Consulate opens in Florida The Honorary Consulate of Belarus opened in the US state of Florida. In a festive atmosphere, a consular patent was presented to the honorary consul.  Michael Morgulis, the head of the American Foundation Spiritual Diplomacy, will be the consul. The opening of the Honorary Consulate in the city of North Port should become a step to strengthen cooperation between Belarus and the USA.

14.12.2015

Belarus, USA to jointly develop laser technologies
Belarus, USA to jointly develop laser technologies Belarus and the United States will be engaged in the joint development of laser technologies. This will be a logical continuation of the more than 20 joint projects of the National Academy of Sciences and American developers. Among the potentially interesting areas are laser medicine, pharmaceuticals and material science. The current visit - the third inside the last 12 months - underlines the interest of the parties in cooperation.

06.11.2015

Belarus open to equal cooperation with West, USA and EU, Alexander Lukashenko says Alexander Lukashenko has taken office as President of Belarus. The ceremony was held at the Palace of Independence November 6. According to the protocol, soldiers of the guard of honor brought to the Hall of Ceremonies the flag, the banner and the Constitution, after which Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in. The Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission handed him a certificate of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The President was congratulated by the chairmen of the Council of the Republic and the Constitutional Court.

01.11.2015

Belarus, USA plan to set up beef cattle joint ventures
Belarus, USA plan to set up beef cattle joint ventures Belarus and the United States plan to set up joint ventures to grow beef cattle, said 31 October Belarus' Minister of Agriculture during a meeting with a delegation of American scientists and businessmen. The products produced at the plant will be exported to the Middle East and Asia. In addition, by March 2016, it is planned to purchase about 10,000 highly productive cattle. The animals will be staying on natural lands in the Vitebsk and Mogilev regions. The sides are studying the issues of the delivery of Belarusian agricultural products to the United States. 
US partially suspend sanctions against Belarusian companies
US partially suspend sanctions against Belarusian companies The United States followed the EU and partially suspended sanctions against a number of Belarusian companies.  The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted positively to the decision and expressed confidence that the complete abolition of economic restrictions will definitely contribute to the development of cooperation with the United States. The Council of the European Union decided to suspend for 4 months the freezing of assets and travel bans against 170 people and three companies in Belarus.

07.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus did not change its policy despite sanctions
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus did not change its policy despite sanctions At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions. The conversation touched upon the international agenda. Especially because the President spoke about a week ago in New York at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.   

27.09.2015

Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York
Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the UN General Assembly in New York for the fourth time. Expectations are high from each president: Putin, Obama, Xi Jinping... This will not be the first address of the Belarus President to the UN. The previous speech of Lukashenko at the UN was memorable by tough truth about what is happening in the world.

24.08.2015

Belarus President pardons Nikolai Statkevich, several other persons
Belarus President pardons Nikolai Statkevich, several other persons Based on the principle of humanity, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on August 22 decided to pardon and release from prison Nikolai Dedok, Igor Olinevich, Nikolai Statkevich, Evgeny Vaskovich, Artem Prokopenko, and Yuri Rubtsov, reports the news agency BelTA.

04.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is interested in maintaining full cooperation with the United States
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is interested in maintaining full cooperation with the United States Belarus has been and will be interested in keeping full cooperation with the United States. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with US congressmen. The head of state noted that recently, contacts between the two countries have considerably intensified, with trade gradually growing. First of all, thanks to Belarusian export. Despite some political differences, the parties are willing to cooperate in the field of investment and industrial cooperation.

03.08.2015

More uniting than disintegrating factors between Belarus and USA, Alexander Lukashenko says
Uniting factors outnumber disintegrating ones in Belarus-USA relations, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus has been and will be interested in keeping full cooperation with the United States. The Belarus President said this today at an August 3 meeting with US congressmen.

14.06.2015

Belarusian products now in US retail chains
Belarusian products now in US retail chains Belarus will increase the export of agricultural products. According to forecasts of the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2015, the state will earn up to $ 7 billion on these supplies. Manufacturers began to actively promote products in new countries. Belarusian products are now in demand in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Exports doubled to Asia and Oceania. Among the buyers are the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Pakistan, and China. The first delivery of milk powder to Syria also took place. Belarusian products were tasted even in the USA. 

11.06.2015

Belarus' Foreign Ministry: Nothing surprising in prolongation of USA's sanctions The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus sees no point in criticizing the decision of US President Barack Obama to extend for a year the sanctions against Belarusian officials, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Dmitry Mironchik, said at a briefing in Minsk on June 11.

28.05.2015

Retired NBA players-turned-politicans arrive in Minsk The development of Belarusian-American relations through sport. On May 28 Minsk was visited by ex-players of the NBA. Former athletes are now engaged in big politics. The delegation includes representatives of the Congress as well as American journalists. On May 28, they commemorated the victims of the Great Patriotic War (part of WWII) in Minsk. During the visit, they held a number of official meetings with Belarusian parliamentarians and diplomats.
Belarus interested in maintaining full partnership with the United States
Belarus interested in maintaining full partnership with the United States Belarus is interested in maintaining a full partnership with the United States. This was said on May 28 at a meeting of the Council of the Republic Chairman Mikhail Myasnikovich with a US delegation. It included representatives of the US Congress, the fund "Spiritual Diplomacy" and ex-players of the National Basketball Association. Mikhail Myasnikovich noted a fruitful parliamentary dialogue established between the two countries. In the future, the sides need to develop trade and economic cooperation.

27.05.2015

Vladimir Makei, foreign minister of Belarus
Minsk, Washington working to resume normal operation of embassies Minsk and Washington are working to resume the normal operation of the Belarusian Embassy in the United States and that of the United States in Belarus, said Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei told the newspaper "Washington Post". The interview was given on May 19 and published on the newspaper's website on May 26. 

21.05.2015

US General Motors to assemble cars in Belarus The largest US automobile corporation General Motors will assemble cars in Belarus. In one year alone they plan to produce about three thousand crossovers Opel Mokka. Thanks to a lucrative contract, the company plans to expand domestic production and to hire new employees. This Belarusian-British joint venture has been on the market since 1996 and has been manufacturing and assembling vehicles. At present, the company Unison works in unison with the three European brands. It produces eight models of cars.

09.05.2015

U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band gives concert in Belarus On May 8, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band threw a concert near the walls of Brest Fortress. Almost fifty musicians surprised the Brest audience for almost 1.5 hours. The uniqueness of the collective is in its universality: the American musicians performed not only military marches, but also tunes from Hollywood bestsellers. Especially for Belarusian audience they learned "Lyavoniha" and "Kupalinka", which are Belarusian national songs.

05.05.2015

Vladimir Makarov, spokesman for the main department of ideological work of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus
U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band to partake in May 9 military parade in Minsk Preparation for the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in WWII is approaching the finish line. At the stele "Minsk Hero City", participants of the parade are putting finishing touches to the show. The length of the column is record-breaking 5 kilometers.  Vladimir Kazanevich knows everything about how tanks behave in the city. This will be his fourth parade. Therefore, special attention is given to crew training.    

04.05.2015

Vitaly Busko, Belarus' MP
Belarus' MP: If Obama visited Minsk, this would be a success of Belarusian diplomacy Belarusian deputy Vitaly Busko answered the CTV Channel's question about the Normandy Four talks on Ukraine after the President's State of the Nation Address on April 29. Mr Busko, are Americans willing to sit at the negotiation table?

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.

01.04.2015

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.

01.03.2015

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.

14.01.2015

Ioffe: The West's attitude to Belarus is gradually changing
Ioffe: The West's attitude to Belarus is gradually changing The attitude of the West to Belarus is changing. This opinion was expressed by Redford University Professor Grigory Ioffe January 13. The American expert presented in Minsk a book about Belarus.  The book is based, among other things, on interviews with the Belarusian President. Students of the Academy of Public Administration in Minsk were able to speak to the analyst and journalist from the United States. Over the last 15 years, Mr Ioffe has been studying everything happening in Belarus. 

12.01.2015

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

28.02.2011

Interview with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Washington Post In a three-hour interview with Washington Post senior associate editor Elizabeth Graham Weymouth on February 28, Alexander Lukashenko brought up Belarusian domestic policy, the December 19 presidential election and its consequences. Would you mind if I ask you questions directly just as I ask other leaders? It’s up to you, but sincerity and integrity are fundamental principles of relations that I appreciate.