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28 Jan 2020
Lukashenko takes stock of Vitebsk Oblast agricultural sector Lukashenko takes stock of Vitebsk Oblast agricultural sector
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that all the people working in the agricultural sector in Vitebsk Oblast, from blue-color workers to executives, should cheer up and work to the limit of their ability...
27 Jan 2020
Belarus victorious at 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship Belarus victorious at 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship
The Belarusian women’s indoor hockey team is a two-time European medalist. The team won bronze medals in 2016 and 2018. Belarus placed third at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2018...
24 Jan 2020
Belarus president talks about viability of alternative oil delivery options Belarus president talks about viability of alternative oil delivery options
Delivering oil via Baltic Sea ports is one of the alternatives. A batch of Norwegian oil has already been bought and is being delivered like that. Delivering oil from Gdansk using one pipe of the Druzhba pipeline is another Baltic route. The pipeline will have to be switched to reverse mode for that...
24 Jan 2020
Belarusian parliament speaker lays wreath at Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem Belarusian parliament speaker lays wreath at Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem
On 23 January, Vladimir Andreichenko attended the Fifth World Leaders Forum to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The event was held at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center...
24 Jan 2020
Lukashenko suddenly changes itinerary of Shklov visit Lukashenko suddenly changes itinerary of Shklov visit
The head of state was supposed to tour only Shklov Newsprint Mill. However, after arriving there in the morning, the president said that he also wanted to visit Shklov Creamery, Linen Mill and Shklov Forest LTD...
23 Jan 2020
Strategic importance of science for Belarus emphasized Strategic importance of science for Belarus emphasized
“Two main forces underpin the power of our state (probably of any state, but it is especially true about ours). These are high intelligence of the nation and a life-giving source of cultural traditions. By honoring the best representatives of the Belarusian science in the Independence Palace ahead of Belarusian Science Day, we emphasize the strategic importance of science for the development of the country”...
21 Jan 2020
Belarus to try to get 30-40% of necessary amount of oil from Russia Belarus to try to get 30-40% of necessary amount of oil from Russia
The head of state said: "Indeed, there is no complete alternative to Russian oil now. But we have to diversify [imports] as we’ve agreed. We have to take steps and get 30-40% of oil from the Russian Federation"...
21 Jan 2020
Lukashenko, Rogozin discuss joint space projects Lukashenko, Rogozin discuss joint space projects
“The development of advanced technologies is Belarus’ number one priority as the country does not have abundant natural resources. Belarus has always relied on the skills and brains of its people, their experience and qualifications. Space is a litmus paper for assessing the potential and capabilities of any state and people”...
20 Jan 2020
Ravkov appointed State Secretary of Belarus’ Security Council Ravkov appointed State Secretary of Belarus’ Security Council
Aleksandr Lukashenko also appointed a new defense minister and head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus on 20 January...
20 Jan 2020
Lukashenko hails FTUB’s role in parliamentary election campaign Lukashenko hails FTUB’s role in parliamentary election campaign
Aleksandr Lukashenko praised the role of the FTUB in the social and political life of the country and described it as one of the most popular organizations...
20 Jan 2020
Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian rescuers on professional holiday Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian rescuers on professional holiday
The president remarked that the training and skills of Belarusian rescuers are known all over the world. They often extend a helping hand to countries affected by natural disasters or military conflicts...
17 Jan 2020
Distinguished Belarusians honored with state awards Distinguished Belarusians honored with state awards
The awards ceremony at the Palace of Independence was attended by about 40 representatives of various professions...
16 Jan 2020
Belarus interested in expanding cooperation with Latvia Belarus interested in expanding cooperation with Latvia
"In contrast to other Baltic states, the backdrop of cooperation between our countries is very good. I assume that we should use this moment to bolster our cooperation"...
14 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: People will remain in focus of state economic policy Lukashenko: People will remain in focus of state economic policy
The principles of the state economic policy will remain unchanged; people will always be at the heart of this policy, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting with senior members of the Council of Ministers...
13 Jan 2020
Belarus’ gold reserves at 42.2t in 2019 Belarus’ gold reserves at 42.2t in 2019
Over the past year, the gold reserves rose by 1 tonne (to total 41.2 tonnes on 1 January 2019)...
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