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29 Mar 2018
Lukashenko on sports finance: Results will be paid well Lukashenko on sports finance: Results will be paid well
“Both coaches and athletes should understand that any unnecessary trips abroad for additional training is also a thing of the past. You will be provided with enough time to train in mountains. The most important thing is that we need a result”...
29 Mar 2018
Lukashenko promises improved conditions for training skiers in near future Lukashenko promises improved conditions for training skiers in near future
“We will build the so-called pipe in Belarus. I would like it to be done this year. We will find resources to build the facility, so that our professional and amateur skiers could ski the year round,” the president said...
29 Mar 2018
Domracheva: It is great that our hard work is recognized Domracheva: It is great that our hard work is recognized
“Today I still cannot fully grasp the importance of these awards and titles. I do realize their value to some extent but I will probably fully understand it over the years, when I become a grandmother telling the grandchildren about my achievements,” she said...
29 Mar 2018
Positive dynamics in Belarus’ export to USA noted Positive dynamics in Belarus’ export to USA noted
The diplomat also drew attention to the fact that in 2017 Belarus secured the highest ever export of services to the USA — $570 million (30% up), with the surplus at $488 million...
28 Mar 2018
Belarus president’s sons visit Russian embassy to offer condolences Belarus president’s sons visit Russian embassy to offer condolences
Viktor Lukashenko told reporters: “We’ve come here in order to offer our deepest condolences to the brotherly Russian nation on behalf of our entire family, on behalf of our father”...
28 Mar 2018
Call for nationwide effort to raise Belarus' GDP to $100bn Call for nationwide effort to raise Belarus' GDP to $100bn
"The legal framework should contribute to the goal, too. This will improve the living standards in Belarus," the speaker remarked...
28 Mar 2018
Kochanova: Belarus mourns Kemerovo fire victims together with Russia Kochanova: Belarus mourns Kemerovo fire victims together with Russia
“Russians are fraternal people for us. Sorrow over the horrible tragedy that has changed the lives of Kemerovo citizens echoed in the hearts of our people. Today our thoughts are with Russians. We are mourning with you”...
28 Mar 2018
Confidence in competitive ability of Belarusian nuclear power plant electricity on foreign markets Confidence in competitive ability of Belarusian nuclear power plant electricity on foreign markets
“At present Belarusian electricity is the most effective kind in the post-Soviet space. Once the nuclear power plant goes online, it will be even more effective with regard to its prime cost,” noted Mikhail Mikhadyuk...
28 Mar 2018
Myasnikovich: Belarus, Russia should create a common market without restrictions Myasnikovich: Belarus, Russia should create a common market without restrictions
"The main goal, and our head of state regularly emphasizes it, is to ensure the operation of a common market without exemptions and restrictions for economic operations and equal rights of citizens of the two states," Mikhail Myasnikovich said...
28 Mar 2018
St Petersburg to host Minsk Days in 2018 St Petersburg to host Minsk Days in 2018
“Belarus is our major trading partner in the CIS. The country is also among out top 5 largest trading partners,” Georgy Poltavchenko stressed...
28 Mar 2018
Call to draw lessons from Kemerovo tragedy Call to draw lessons from Kemerovo tragedy
“We express our sincere condolences and mourn together with Russia. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured. I believe together we will be able to overcome such difficult moments,” the deputy speaker said...
28 Mar 2018
Call for stronger manufacturing cooperation ties between Belarus, Saint Petersburg Call for stronger manufacturing cooperation ties between Belarus, Saint Petersburg
Andrei Kobyakov reminded that manufacturing cooperation achievements, in particular, engines made by Saint Petersburg-based Zvezda for the Belarusian haul truck maker BelAZ, were demonstrated during the Fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia...
28 Mar 2018
Belarus’ PM extends condolences to Russia over Kemerovo tragedy Belarus’ PM extends condolences to Russia over Kemerovo tragedy
“It is a terrible tragedy in which many children perished. We express out heartfelt condolences to all the people who lost their loved ones,” the Belarusian premier added...
28 Mar 2018
Minister: Business should become a driving force behind Belarus’ economy Minister: Business should become a driving force behind Belarus’ economy
“For this, the state and business need to enhance the credit of trust,” the minister stressed...
27 Mar 2018
Russian ambassador to Belarus: Youth cooperation needs new technologies Russian ambassador to Belarus: Youth cooperation needs new technologies
"Today youth cooperation requires new technologies and new formats of work in different fields. There is a growing understanding that more young people should be engaged in business. We have not been very active in this regard"...
27 Mar 2018
Opinion: Business liberalization is a good thing but one should not forget about public safety Opinion: Business liberalization is a good thing but one should not forget about public safety
"Any freedom has a sense and value only if it relies on serious commitments, which guarantee this freedom," stressed the Belarusian interior minister...
27 Mar 2018
Belarus president orders safety of crowded places checked Belarus president orders safety of crowded places checked
“While shopping centers should be checked and thoroughly at that, I would like you to check all crowded places. Those are not only shopping centers, but movie theaters, and so on”...
26 Mar 2018
Margvelashvili: Georgia sees a great resource in the relations with Belarus Margvelashvili: Georgia sees a great resource in the relations with Belarus
"This is the friendship of the two leaders, which has already yielded fruits, and not abstract, but concrete. This will be the cooperation that will be tangible for all the Belarusians and all the Georgians. The prospects are growing"...
23 Mar 2018
Belarus president eager to discuss proposals, problems with European Union Belarus president eager to discuss proposals, problems with European Union
The president was also asked about his demands of the European Union. "You know, I have absolutely nothing to demand from them. I just want Belarus to be respected. I want them to know there is such a country in the center of Europe"...
23 Mar 2018
Lukashenko expects positive advances in Belarus-Russia relations during new term of President Putin Lukashenko expects positive advances in Belarus-Russia relations during new term of President Putin
“I always hope for positive things. I talked to President Putin immediately after the election. Naturally we raised some pressing issues which must be resolved. Probably they were not the issues to be addressed at the level of the presidents, but still we touched upon them”...
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