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23 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: 22 June is a day of remembrance and mourning that divided life into before and after Lukashenko: 22 June is a day of remembrance and mourning that divided life into before and after
"That summer Sunday morning became the terrible dividing line between peace and war, between light and darkness, life and death,” the head of state said. "An armed, ruthless armada moved onto our land, carrying death and slavery. Fascists spared neither old people nor babies"...
22 Jun 2021
Prime minister: We should always remember the courage of the people during the Great Patriotic War Prime minister: We should always remember the courage of the people during the Great Patriotic War
“I think on the day of the 80th anniversary of the start of the Great Patriotic War all the citizens of our country feel the same. They feel sorrow and recall those who fell on battlefields and those who perished in concentration camps. As we build our lives today, we should always remember what our country and our people had to go through. The hardest trials were their fate"...
22 Jun 2021
Opinion: Belarusians will survive sanctions but the country’s oppression will be part of history Opinion: Belarusians will survive sanctions but the country’s oppression will be part of history
The FTUB chairman remarked that Belarusians remember lessons of history. “We remember that such things already happened in our past. Eighty years ago we already heard beautiful slogans and promises of sweet life. Our country was virtually destroyed as a result. Today we say it was a military intervention. This time it is an economic intervention"...
22 Jun 2021
Kochanova: Our mission is to pass truth about the war to descendants Kochanova: Our mission is to pass truth about the war to descendants
According to her, much has been done in Belarus to perpetuate the memory of those who sacrificed their lives to defend freedom and independence, those who were tortured in concentration camps. “Almost every piece of our land bears the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War"...
21 Jun 2021
Eurasian Economic Commission officials honor memory of Brest Fortress defenders Eurasian Economic Commission officials honor memory of Brest Fortress defenders
Mikhail Myasnikovich said: “The heroic defense of the Brest Fortress is the greatest example of service to the Motherland, of an exceptional self-sacrifice for the sake of saving the Fatherland"...
21 Jun 2021
Lukashenko describes doctors, teachers as mirror of any state Lukashenko describes doctors, teachers as mirror of any state
"You are heroes because you treat children. I'm an adult, but when kids get sick, I panic. I can't bear it, and it does not matter whether these are mine children or someone else's. But you see it every day, and it is impossible to get used to it," Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
21 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: No need to introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in Belarus Lukashenko: No need to introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in Belarus
The head of state plans to hold a meeting in a week to discuss the ways to improve the healthcare system in Minsk and combat the coronavirus. “We will take a look at the situation and consider what needs to be done. We have already gained a lot of experience in this area, and we know what to do. Nevertheless, the situation needs to be under the president’s control as well"...
18 Jun 2021
Lukashenko assigns tasks to municipal authorities Lukashenko assigns tasks to municipal authorities
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We’ve learned how to sow, harvest, and grow crops but [violations] of the performance discipline sometimes ruin everything. Performance discipline is the ultimate priority. Things will not work out without it. Don’t shout, moan, and sob that the market will fix everything. It has not fixed anything over a quarter of the century. We need discipline”...
17 Jun 2021
Minister: Belarus’ health system withstood onslaught of COVID-19 Minister: Belarus’ health system withstood onslaught of COVID-19
The Belarusian healthcare system has withstood the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich told reporters answering a question of a BelTA journalist...
17 Jun 2021
Mezentsev: Potential synergy helps Russia, Belarus address priority tasks Mezentsev: Potential synergy helps Russia, Belarus address priority tasks
“The resources and potential of the Union State Treaty, the possibility to support joint work through the Union State budget are powerful factors for solving a number of substantive issues of the national level and joint projects that can work for the economy of the two brotherly states,” he said...
16 Jun 2021
PM pledges state support in restoration of Belarus’ historical and cultural sites PM pledges state support in restoration of Belarus’ historical and cultural sites
"Overseas travels are good, of course, but still, most of the time Belarusians spend their holidays at home. To have places to go to, we should invest in tourism infrastructure, including the objects of historical and cultural heritage"...
16 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: Every Belarusian region should be ready to mobilize quickly Lukashenko: Every Belarusian region should be ready to mobilize quickly
"In short, at any moment you must be able to raise alarm and mobilize people within three days, to guard those objects that need to be protected,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. "Everyone in the country should be preparing for this after today's meeting. One of the goals of the meeting is to give a signal to each zone (we have seven of them), each district to be ready to mobilize during the period designated by the president"...
15 Jun 2021
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to China president Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to China president
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that the bilateral dialogue between Belarus and China has been steadily developing, having already firmly established such characteristics as “stainless brotherhood” and “all-weather partnership”, and concrete results testify to the fact. The president is confident that together the countries will be able to bring relations to a higher strategic level...
14 Jun 2021
Kochanova: Belarus and Russia are good and close friends Kochanova: Belarus and Russia are good and close friends
The speaker emphasized that Belarus appreciates the level of the political dialogue between the two countries and the presidents. “Our prime ministers have been cooperating fruitfully. Our governments have been working quite successfully, and we support each other in integration structures. This is also very important, especially in this difficult period for our countries"...
14 Jun 2021
Makei: Lofty rhetoric about human rights, democracy is just a sham Makei: Lofty rhetoric about human rights, democracy is just a sham
“Located on the border between the West and the East, Belarus directly feels this influence. We should not leave, we need to proceed from the fact that we are destined to live on this piece of land, as our president says, and we will stay here. Our friendships will depend on the way the situation develops,” the foreign minister noted...
11 Jun 2021
Lukashenko urges to debureaucratize all systems in Belarus Lukashenko urges to debureaucratize all systems in Belarus
At the meeting the president also spoke about the electronic interaction between state administration bodies and economic operators...
9 Jun 2021
Ambassador: Belarus has learned to defeat coronavirus Ambassador: Belarus has learned to defeat coronavirus
“The pandemic has divided our timeline into pre and post COVID eras. Not a single economy has been able to avoid losses, almost all countries of the world saw a decline in GDP last year,” Vladimir Semashko said...
8 Jun 2021
Li Zhanshu: Belarus should deal with its domestic affairs on its own Li Zhanshu: Belarus should deal with its domestic affairs on its own
"We are convinced that our Belarusian partners will be able to maintain political stability and social tranquility"...
8 Jun 2021
Andreichenko: Belarus-China relations are based on mutual trust, respect Andreichenko: Belarus-China relations are based on mutual trust, respect
"I am convinced that our countries will consolidate their efforts and will demonstrate, through large-scale cooperation projects, the ineffectiveness of sanctions and diktat policies and the importance of cooperation in solving the issues on the international agenda"...
8 Jun 2021
NOC urged to focus on sport promotion in Belarus NOC urged to focus on sport promotion in Belarus
“I am keeping an eye on the events you are holding together with the local authorities. You are doing well. The events are popular with people,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. He highlighted the Vytoki cultural and sport festival, which had recently been held in Orsha...
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