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5 Aug 2023
Lukashenko at CIS Games opening: Now is the time for strong people Lukashenko at CIS Games opening: Now is the time for strong people
"I am sure that our guests will feel warm, cozy and, most importantly, calm here, mentally calm on the Belarusian land. We have done and will do everything for this. We will do our best for the CIS Games to become a true symbol of friendship, peace and development"...
5 Aug 2023
Lukashenko: Belarus will deliver top-quality CIS Games Lukashenko: Belarus will deliver top-quality CIS Games
"This future is in our hands. No matter how much the world establishment, embittered and powerless, has tried to take it away. I am convinced that they also see us today," Aleksandr Lukashenko added...
5 Aug 2023
Lukashenko views sanctions in sport as sign of weakness, fear Lukashenko views sanctions in sport as sign of weakness, fear
"You're trying to remove strong competitors from international sport. You want to take away our sports victories. You are killing the spirit and purpose of the Olympic movement. This is a sign of weakness and your fear"...
4 Aug 2023
Russian vice premier: CIS Games demonstrate unity, friendship of participating states Russian vice premier: CIS Games demonstrate unity, friendship of participating states
“In modern conditions, the CIS Games can be considered as the most important stage of popularizing physical education and sports movement, and involving the younger generation in doing sports. The competitions demonstrate unity and strong friendship between our countries,” Dmitry Chernyshenko emphasized...
3 Aug 2023
Scientists encouraged to improve seeds of Belarusian selection Scientists encouraged to improve seeds of Belarusian selection
Belarusian agriculture uses a large number of imported seeds for now. Seeds of domestic selection are also available but they are inferior to imports in various parameters in a number of cases...
3 Aug 2023
Over 2,200 athletes register for 2023 CIS Games Over 2,200 athletes register for 2023 CIS Games
"Some 2,214 athletes from 22 countries have registered for the 2nd CIS Games,” Aleksandr Dorokhovich said. In his words, 533 people have already arrived in Belarus...
3 Aug 2023
CIS secretary general confident in Belarus’ good performance at CIS Games CIS secretary general confident in Belarus’ good performance at CIS Games
“Belarus has always showed good results and won medals at various sporting events, including world-class ones - the Olympic Games and world championships,” the secretary general emphasized. “With all the good preparation of athletes from other countries, I am deeply convinced that Belarusian athletes will be among the best”...
3 Aug 2023
Team Kazakhstan arrives in Minsk for 2nd CIS Games Team Kazakhstan arrives in Minsk for 2nd CIS Games
“Very few competitions have been held following the pandemic, and the athletes who came in today will compete at such a level for the first time. It is very interesting to see how they will be able to prove their worth,” Tatiana Nazarova, Kazakhstan's senior reserve coach, said...
3 Aug 2023
Team Armenia arrives in Belarus for 2023 CIS Games Team Armenia arrives in Belarus for 2023 CIS Games
"It is great that many young athletes participate in these competitions. The Games for them can be the first major competition in big sport"...
2 Aug 2023
Kochanova: Belarus will never be an aggressor Kochanova: Belarus will never be an aggressor
"It's beyond us. We have always been a peace-loving country. We will always do everything to preserve peace and calm in our country so that we will never have to go through what our older generation had to during the war," Natalya Kochanova emphasized...
1 Aug 2023
Lukashenko urges farmers to maintain momentum in field works Lukashenko urges farmers to maintain momentum in field works
“This is my toughest demand - to sow early crops in the northern regions in order to start harvesting earlier. Let’s free up fields and sow winter crops earlier,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
1 Aug 2023
Petrishenko: Belarus is prepared for CIS Games Petrishenko: Belarus is prepared for CIS Games
"We are fully prepared. Guests and teams are already arriving. We provide them with everything they need. Athletes will need time to get used to our climatic conditions and will visit the sights," Igor Petrishenko said...
1 Aug 2023
Lukashenko: I do not want my people to go to war Lukashenko: I do not want my people to go to war
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, more than half of the nuclear weapons that were planned to be deployed in Belarus has already been brought and deployed across the country...
31 Jul 2023
Kochanova: Independent states like Belarus are a burr in West’s saddle Kochanova: Independent states like Belarus are a burr in West’s saddle
“In order for our people to keep enjoying social benefits, enterprises should keep working, their tax contributions are used to pay pensions, child benefits, to fund healthcare, buy modern equipment and pay salaries to doctors, teachers, to maintain the security of our country and peace on our streets,” Natalya Kochanova emphasized...
28 Jul 2023
FM names priority targets for Belarusian diplomats FM names priority targets for Belarusian diplomats
“Our country should not only hold out, which we have already done, not only withstand and overcome unprecedented pressure, but also develop further. As the head of state said: “Hard work makes us stronger,” Sergei Aleinik emphasized...
27 Jul 2023
Lukashenko concerned about bias in UN’s work Lukashenko concerned about bias in UN’s work
Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned the Russia-Africa summit, which is taking place these days, and the terrible pressure that the United States of America and Western Europe brought against its participants. “It is abnormal,” he stressed...
26 Jul 2023
Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry explains peculiarities of 2nd CIS Games Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry explains peculiarities of 2nd CIS Games
"The fact that these are open games is probably one of the brightest distinguishing traits of the 2nd CIS Games. In addition to countries representing the Commonwealth of Independent States we will welcome a sufficient number of foreign states, which have expressed their desire to participate in this multisport event"...
26 Jul 2023
MFA: Sanctions imposed by West against Belarus contradict international law MFA: Sanctions imposed by West against Belarus contradict international law
"Nobody, except the UN Security Council, has the right to impose sanctions on an independent state," Igor Nazaruk said...
24 Jul 2023
Export seen as absolute priority for Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Export seen as absolute priority for Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"This task is strategic for us. The merchandise trade rose by 13.9% in January-May of this year but we should not let our guard down in any way. With commodity prices falling around the world, the task of achieving the annual forecast indicators requires the closest attention, painstaking work and, possibly, new approaches," Sergei Aleinik noted...
24 Jul 2023
FM: Belarus is among world’s most sensible nations FM: Belarus is among world’s most sensible nations
The minister outlined priority tasks for Belarusian diplomats. They include efforts to counteract sanctions and mitigate their impact, to intensify contacts with allies, traditional partners and friendly nations...
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