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8 Sep 2018
NOC team featuring Belarus president wins Minsk City Day roller-ski relay NOC team featuring Belarus president wins Minsk City Day roller-ski relay
In the 4x2.8km relay the four-member team featuring the head of state also included Olympic biathlon champion Nadezhda Skardino, skaters Marina Zueva and Ignat Golovatyuk. Alexander Lukashenko competed in the final leg and finished first...
8 Sep 2018
Over 80 space explorers to attend ASE Planetary Congress in Minsk Over 80 space explorers to attend ASE Planetary Congress in Minsk
The forum participants are arriving in Belarus on 8-9 September. On Saturday, 8 September, they are expected to take part in the Science Festival in the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. A monument to the Belarusians Heroes of Space will be unveiled on 9 September...
8 Sep 2018
Minsk celebrates its 951st birthday Minsk celebrates its 951st birthday
The main events will start on 8 September. A flower ceremony at the Minsk Hero City Stele will be followed by the awards ceremony “The Minsker of the Year” and concert at the Palace of Art and dozens of other venues of the capital...
7 Sep 2018
Belarus-Iran trade potential assessed at $1bn Belarus-Iran trade potential assessed at $1bn
“I am convinced that following your visit it will be possible to say that our relations have risen to a higher level. We have wonderful political relations. The economy, however, still leaves much to be desired. Trade and economic relations should be more developed”...
6 Sep 2018
Belarus’ president meets with PM to receive his report Belarus’ president meets with PM to receive his report
"I want you to tell me briefly about our economic situation this year taking into consideration existing and potential challenges. Naturally, this includes finances. Secondly, I want to discuss planning for the next year"...
4 Sep 2018
Lukashenko, Kocijancic compare notes ahead of European Games 2019 Lukashenko, Kocijancic compare notes ahead of European Games 2019
Talking to journalists Janez Kocijancic noted that the Belarusian president, who also heads the National Olympic Committee, is well familiar with sport issues. "In my opinion, the organization is at a high level. The overall situation is good"...
2 Sep 2018
Belarusian Written Language Day described as landmark cultural event Belarusian Written Language Day described as landmark cultural event
The president remarked that on the Belarusian Written Language Day we pay tribute to those who created our culture, promoted enlightenment and Belarusian literature...
1 Sep 2018
Lukashenko attends back-to-school ceremony in Alexandria Lukashenko attends back-to-school ceremony in Alexandria
According to the head of state, the Alexandria school occupies a special place in his life. As a student he also attended such back-to-school ceremonies in anticipation of the coming school year...
1 Sep 2018
Daniel Yastremsky to represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2018 Daniel Yastremsky to represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2018
The winner was decided by a mix of jury votes and televotes. TV viewers gave Daniel 12 scores, though the jury did not place him that high. However, he was the best in the overall standing. He was given a special prize – the crystal heart...
1 Sep 2018
Lukashenko: Knowledge is a crucial acquisition in the modern world Lukashenko: Knowledge is a crucial acquisition in the modern world
“This day starts a new academic year. The first school bell returns the habitual rhythm of students’ life, engages the young generation in the active study of the world around us”...
30 Aug 2018
Legislation drafted to substantially raise public sector salaries in Belarus Legislation drafted to substantially raise public sector salaries in Belarus
The document has been prepared in line with the head of state’s instructions to raise the country’s average salary to Br1,000 in 2018 and keep it there. The head of state had also instructed to raise public sector salaries to at least 80% of the country’s average...
28 Aug 2018
Belarus prime minister specifies next year’s public sector salary, pension targets Belarus prime minister specifies next year’s public sector salary, pension targets
“In 2019 the government intends to raise public sector salaries to at least 80% of the country’s average. The size of retirement pensions should be at least 40% of the average salary”...
26 Aug 2018
Lukashenko: Nothing secretive about meeting with Putin in Sochi Lukashenko: Nothing secretive about meeting with Putin in Sochi
The two presidents also discussed the Belarusian-Russian cooperation. The discussed issues included difficulties with the Belarusian food supplies, the payment of the recycling fee on the joint production of machinery, an unfair situation on the motor transportation market...
22 Aug 2018
Lukashenko: No mounting problems in Belarus-Russia relations Lukashenko: No mounting problems in Belarus-Russia relations
"We have indeed something to talk about. But I wouldn’t say that problems are piling up. We have problems, which are dealt with swiftly or take a long time to resolve. But, fortunately, no new problems have been emerging recently as I see it. Nevertheless, these problems cannot be resolved without us"...
18 Aug 2018
Lukashenko replaces top government officials; Rumas appointed premier Lukashenko replaces top government officials; Rumas appointed premier
Sergei Rumas who had chaired the Development Bank of Belarus was appointed prime minister...
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