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9 Jul 2021
Team Belarus promise to do their best at Tokyo Olympic Games Team Belarus promise to do their best at Tokyo Olympic Games
“We, Belarusian Olympians, promise to do our best to achieve great results at the Olympic Games to uphold the honor of our flag and our country in the international arena,” Ivan Tsikhan stressed...
8 Jul 2021
Lukashenko outlines tasks for security and law enforcement agencies Lukashenko outlines tasks for security and law enforcement agencies
"The main task of the police officers is to ensure public order in the country. Priorities remain to further improve the level of training in the performance of tasks in special conditions, respect for the rule of law and fair treatment of citizens," the Belarusian leader noted...
6 Jul 2021
Efforts to negate sanctions named Belarus’ key counter-sanction Efforts to negate sanctions named Belarus’ key counter-sanction
Roman Golovchenko said: “We are now working on ways to prevent Belarusian enterprises and industries from being damaged by the sanctions. Zero effect from the sanctions is our key counter-sanction for now”...
6 Jul 2021
Lukashenko wants sanctions’ impact on Belarusian people mitigated Lukashenko wants sanctions’ impact on Belarusian people mitigated
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We don’t want the Belarusian people to be hurt. It is the key thing for us. It is the government’s job to come up with effective measures to compensate for the losses and preserve jobs.” The president said he wanted a report on how Belarusian enterprises will be protected, how import substitution will be organized...
6 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus will defend its sovereignty by all means possible Lukashenko: Belarus will defend its sovereignty by all means possible
“Those who have chosen Belarus as a geopolitical target have forgotten that they are dealing with a nation that has been through a lot, but that has never been brought to its knees and that has never pleaded for mercy. This will never happen, and there is nothing that can bring us to our knees. Our nation has always fought for truth and justice"...
5 Jul 2021
Lukashenko calls on artistic intelligentsia to join forces to save Belarus Lukashenko calls on artistic intelligentsia to join forces to save Belarus
“Retaining the country is first of all my responsibility, and also yours (as you are the intelligentsia that lead people). Therefore, we must unite and keep the country for those who will come after you in art and after me in politics,” the Belarusian leader said. "We must pass something over to the children. At least let's not destroy what we have created for the past quarter of a century,” he said...
5 Jul 2021
Lukashenko suggests new tradition for Independence Day Lukashenko suggests new tradition for Independence Day
Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that any state is strong by its traditions. The independent Belarus has them too. The Bolshoi Theater, for example, celebrates the new year with the the New Year's Ball. The head of state expressed his wish that gala evenings, such as today's concert at the Bolshoi Theater, become traditional for Independence Day...
5 Jul 2021
PM: Belarus’ government has a plan for working amidst EU sanctions PM: Belarus’ government has a plan for working amidst EU sanctions
“We are now trying to more accurately assess the impact of sectoral sanctions on the economy. We have a clear plan for working in this setting. Perhaps we will become even more motivated. Tougher working conditions will prompt us to move even faster, to actively penetrate new markets. I would say that for us it is a kind of motivating and stimulating factor,” Roman Golovchenko noted...
3 Jul 2021
Lukashenko urges young people to preserve independent Belarus, its achievements Lukashenko urges young people to preserve independent Belarus, its achievements
"We, the modern generation, remember that the heroes of the Great Patriotic War gave us life and we try to live it being worthy of their memory, the memory of those who created this monument. Those who defended the traditions lost in the 1990s and restored the memorial complex giving it a modern look," the Belarusian leader said.
2 Jul 2021
Lukashenko describes Belarusians as proud, independent, hardworking people Lukashenko describes Belarusians as proud, independent, hardworking people
“We know that ours is a small country. It has no abundance of oil, natural gas, and gold. We have no nuclear weapons. People are the most precious thing that we have. Proud, independent, and hardworking people. People instead of the Western abstract notion of the civil society. People, whose mentality abhors individualism and the cult of profiteering"...
2 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: Trying to coerce the Belarusian nation is futile Lukashenko: Trying to coerce the Belarusian nation is futile
Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded that he had previously cautioned the Belarusian nation that independence and sovereignty are not easily gained usually. “It is a very expensive thing. It costs a lot. Truth be told, I believed that god took mercy on us and we would not have to deal with wars or trials [to preserve independence]. Turns out we have to. He has probably saddled us with this trial"...
1 Jul 2021
Belarusian nuclear power plant named top Belarusian-Russian project of last few decades Belarusian nuclear power plant named top Belarusian-Russian project of last few decades
"There is no doubt it is the most grandiose and most successful Belarusian-Russian project of the last few decades. It is a vivid testimony that Belarusians and Russians have all the capabilities to continue expanding economic, cultural, and simply friendly ties”...
1 Jul 2021
Forum of Regions lauded as important event for Belarus, Russia Forum of Regions lauded as important event for Belarus, Russia
“Thanks to your support, we can say that the Forum of Regions has grown to become and important, expected and always effective event. I believe that the main proof of this is dozens of successful interregional projects in industry, agriculture, science and education covering all kinds of partnerships in the Union State from Brest to Sakhalin"...
1 Jul 2021
Importance of Belarus-Russia union for future generations emphasized Importance of Belarus-Russia union for future generations emphasized
He stressed that it is the mission of the current generation and the leadership of Belarus and Russia. Everything necessary for it will be done...
1 Jul 2021
Forum of Regions described as landmark event for Belarus, Russia Forum of Regions described as landmark event for Belarus, Russia
"The forum has become one of the landmark events in the life of the two countries and traditionally arouses genuine interest. It contributes both to good human relations and interstate dialogue. The unique project once proposed by Valentina Matviyenko have become an effective platform for large-scale interregional cooperation"...
1 Jul 2021
Putin: Belarus is Russia’s closest ally Putin: Belarus is Russia’s closest ally
The Russian head of state noted that the relations between the two countries are based on mutual respect, support and consideration of each other’s interests. “Close friendly ties between the peoples of Russia and Belarus rely on common history and spiritual values, and often family bonds”...
30 Jun 2021
Vice speaker: Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia has proved its worth Vice speaker: Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia has proved its worth
“The Forum of Regions has proved its worth. This is the platform to discuss the results of implementing existing laws and to address those issues that are on the way towards closer cooperation. These issues are brought to a higher level where appropriate legislative acts are adopted,” Anatoly Isachenko said...
29 Jun 2021
Young Belarusians urged to choose words more carefully to avoid shame later on Young Belarusians urged to choose words more carefully to avoid shame later on
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “In periods, which are difficult for the country, you should be more careful with your judgments and all the more so in your actions. Why? You don’t want to feel shame for the statements and reposts years later. You will forget them but the Internet remembers everything. You won’t have time to delete everything like some are doing now"...
29 Jun 2021
PM: Victory Train project helps preserve memory about Great Patriotic War PM: Victory Train project helps preserve memory about Great Patriotic War
The prime minister stressed that such exhibitions are especially important for young people. "Our generation actively communicated with veterans, they shared their memories with us. The modern generation does not have this opportunity. Therefore, such artistic means are an effective and quick way to preserve the memory of what our people had to face and endure"...
29 Jun 2021
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions lauded as important, eagerly awaited event Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions lauded as important, eagerly awaited event
“Every Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia is an important event that our countries always look forward too. This is a perfect platform for strengthening the partnership and friendly relations between our countries and establishing long-term ties in various fields. Such cooperation yields successful and progressive results,” Viktor Liskovich noted...
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