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23 Feb 2017
Belarus president wishes Happy Fatherland Defenders’ Day to Belarusian soldiers Belarus president wishes Happy Fatherland Defenders’ Day to Belarusian soldiers
We always celebrate this holiday associated with courage and bravery with the special feeling of pride in our soldiers who have always ensured the defense capacity of the country and continue protecting the borders of our Homeland with dignity. Belarus prioritizes the protection of national interests. A reliable security system has been created in the country, the Armed Forces are strengthening, the quality of military training of soldiers is improving...
22 Feb 2017
About 170 five-day tours now available in Belarus About 170 five-day tours now available in Belarus
One of the five-day tours was described in detail as an example. A visit to Minsk itself, a general sightseeing tour of the city is arranged on the first day. A visit to Mir and Nesvizh is arranged on the second day as a rule. A tour to the Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle in Strochitsy or the Dudutki Museum is offered on the third day. Another day can be dedicated to visiting the Glory Mound, the World War Two memorial Khatyn or Stalin’s Line...
20 Feb 2017
Belarus’ duet wins at FIG Trampoline World Cup 2017 in Baku Belarus’ duet wins at FIG Trampoline World Cup 2017 in Baku
The Belarusian athletes scored 49,400 points to place atop. Second were Svetlana Makshtareva and Veronika Zemlyanaya of Azerbaijan (46,350 points). The duet from Portugal, Beatriz Martins and Silvia Saiote, finished third with 45,050 points...
14 Feb 2017
Lukashenko demands real improvement of doing business conditions in Belarus Lukashenko demands real improvement of doing business conditions in Belarus
“The revision of legal acts should be one of the results of our common efforts. We need to ensure real improvement of doing business conditions in Belarus which will be praised by economic operators,” the head of state said...
12 Feb 2017
Belarus introduces visa-free travel for 80 countries Belarus introduces visa-free travel for 80 countries
Citizens of 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, and also Brazil, Indonesia, the United States, Japan and other states now can visit Belarus visa-free. First of all, these are countries without migration problems, Belarus' strategic partners which have introduced visa-free rules for Belarusian citizens on a unilateral basis...
12 Feb 2017
Domracheva wins Pursuit silver Domracheva wins Pursuit silver
The Belarusian biathlete kicked off 27th, almost a minute and a half behind Sprint gold medalist Gabriela Koukalova of Czech Republic. Darya Domracheva, however, showed perfect skiing skills and cleaned all the four shooting ranges. The Belarusian finished second, just 11.6 seconds behind Laura Dahlmeier of Germany who claimed the Pursuit gold with one penalty in 28.02.3...
10 Feb 2017
Lukashenko demands balanced economic development, search for new growth points Lukashenko demands balanced economic development, search for new growth points
“Our economy should be revised from the point of view of the human factor. However, the steps that we will make should not create preconditions for destabilization in the future,” the head of state emphasized. “The development should be absolutely balanced. Foreign currency shocks, payment crises and other negative phenomena that we had faced in the past are inadmissible”...
9 Feb 2017
Lukashenko wants asset management issues settled soon Lukashenko wants asset management issues settled soon
“Just like in other areas of work, the head of state pointed out to the need to be realistic, not to create unnecessary paperwork, and solve issues using the existing authorities,” Andrei Gayev said...
8 Feb 2017
24th International Book Fair kicks off in Minsk 24th International Book Fair kicks off in Minsk
Representatives of 31 countries are expected to take part in the book forum which is to stay open through 12 February. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be the Guest of Honor at the 24th International Book Fair in Minsk. The program will be divided into three main sections: publishing business, the English language and education opportunities in the UK...
7 Feb 2017
Interregional ties viewed as increasingly important factor in Belarus-Russia cooperation Interregional ties viewed as increasingly important factor in Belarus-Russia cooperation
The head of state stressed that without close interregional cooperation, Belarus and Russia would never have had such close, allied relations. “Ties with the regions have kept us close together. You should know that you, the Russians, are our closest brothers. Thank you for having saved this union,” the president noted...
6 Feb 2017
Mariya Shkanova claims gold at 2017 Winter Universiade Mariya Shkanova claims gold at 2017 Winter Universiade
In her most favorite discipline the Belarusian clocked 1:32.57 to top the podium. Second was Monica Hubner of Germany, 1:32.67. Bronze went to Sweden’s Louise Jansson, 1:32.80...
6 Feb 2017
Lukashenko: State apparatus needs continuous personnel renewal Lukashenko: State apparatus needs continuous personnel renewal
“My requirements to the optimization of the state apparatus are the same. Continuous personnel renewal is needed. Only devoted and diligent people willing to work and be useful for the state should stay. There is no alternative,” the head of state stressed. “Red tape reduction, the ideological and personnel policy, economic analysis, legal regulation in the work of the president are the key issues,” the head of state emphasized...
4 Feb 2017
Belarus beat Romania in 2017 Davis Cup first round Belarus beat Romania in 2017 Davis Cup first round
Yegor Gerasimov (World No.341) brought his team the winning point, seeing off Adrian Ungur (313) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 on 5 February. Earlier on Sunday Ilya Ivashko (175) lost 5-7, 4-6, 1-6 to Marius Copil (No.129)...
3 Feb 2017
Belarus president spends 7 hours, 20 minutes talking to mass media, general public representatives Belarus president spends 7 hours, 20 minutes talking to mass media, general public representatives
The lively discussion touched upon dozens of topics, including Belarus’ foreign policy, results of the country’s social and economic development in 2016, the capital punishment problem, security matters, Belarus’ tourism potential, the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, and other things...
3 Feb 2017
Big Conversation with the President: Lukashenko’s meetings with members of public, journalists Big Conversation with the President: Lukashenko’s meetings with members of public, journalists
The event is held in an extended format under the common title Big Conversation with the President. Partaking in the meeting are about 40 journalists representing the biggest state-owned and corporate Belarusian media, popular websites, and authoritative foreign mass media. Numerous experts, including famous political analysts, economists, representatives of political parties, religious denominations, public associations are also invited...
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