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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:46:07 +0300
India seeks to buy Belarusian fertilizers on same terms
The contract for Belarusian potash fertilizers was signed in October 2019. This contract provided for a lower price for fertilizers, $280 per tonne instead of $290 that was written into the previous contract.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:32:04 +0300
Indian prime minister might visit Belarus in 2020
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi might visit Belarus this year, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Sangeeta Bahadur told a press conference on 23 January.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:28:15 +0300
Constitution reforms in Russia unlikely to affect Belarus-Russia union
State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Grigory Rapota said: “I see no direct connection for now. We should wait and see how things unfold. The reforms are designed to address domestic problems after all.”

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:20:52 +0300
Call for long-term formula to price Russian oil, natural gas deliveries to Belarus
The official said: “The debate about oil and natural gas is not over yet. This is why it is difficult for me to comment on it, even more so because I am not directly involved in the resolution of these issues.”

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:29:58 +0300
Lukashenko wants practical value from research outputs
Research outcomes should have a practical application, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke with scholars in Minsk on 23 January. The president gave an instruction to thoroughly study the situation in this field.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:26:31 +0300
Strategic importance of science for Belarus emphasized
“They say that many discoveries in science are made by chance. Yet, they are made by not random people. There are years of dedicated hard work behind each of your results,” the president stressed.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:17:03 +0300
Russian ambassador: Moscow, Minsk can find solutions to oil and gas disputes soon
Russia and Belarus can find optimal solutions to the oil and gas issues in the immediate future despite the persisting differences in the parties' positions, Russian Ambassador to Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev said.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:14:54 +0300
Investor from Congo to launch match stick production in Vitebsk Oblast
A new company, Belmatch, has been registered in Belarus to start the production of match sticks. The project of a foreign investor is supported by the National Agency of Investment and Privatization.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:29:56 +0300
Belarus end 2020 Men's EHF EURO campaign with a draw
Belarus led throughout the game, but allowed the rivals to fight back for a draw. Mikita Vailupau led the team with 12 goals.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:11:04 +0300
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to TASS First Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman
“Your many years of activity are a vivid example of true professionalism and devotion to your favorite cause. You are known and deeply respected in Belarus as an unusually erudite man, talented journalist and writer, competent manager in the media ...

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:01:23 +0300
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 6 to kick off in Slovenia
The competitions will kick off with the Men's 20km Individual event. Competing for Belarus will be Sergei Bocharnikov (13), Anton Smolski (38), Mikita Labastau (80) and Maksim Varabei (97).

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:58:07 +0300
Belarusian-Lithuanian economic forum expected to take place in Klaipeda in May
The forum's organization was discussed as Belarusian Economy Minister Aleksandr Chervyakov met with Lithuanian Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation Jekaterina Rojaka and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania to Belarus Andrius ...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:11:34 +0300
Ways to enhance international role of Collective Security Treaty Organization discussed
Nikolai Patrushev congratulated Stanislav Zas on getting appointed CSTO secretary general. Nikolai Patrushev said he was ready to provide all kinds of assistance to the CSTO Secretariat in order to help it accomplish the tasks the organization faces.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:33:19 +0300
Third place at Dakar 2020 hailed as success for Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team
“There was a lot of stone off-road sections at Dakar. The guys and I have never seen anything like that before. Nevertheless, we did our best to overcome the special stages with maximum speed. The more difficult the route is, the better it is for ...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:24:57 +0300
Belarus' National Library to launch online project to celebrate Great Victory
Belarus' National Library is launching a new project titled 100 Days Before the Great Victory through the Pages of the Belarusian Newspapers, BelTA has learned from the library.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:16:35 +0300
Opinion: Old Castle in Grodno could become one of Belarus' tourism landmarks
First Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Maksim Ryzhenkov reviewed the progress in implementing the instructions that the Belarusian president gave during his visit to Grodno last year.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:08:00 +0300
Belarusian university to offer training courses for graduate students from UAE
The launch of the educational project is scheduled for February. The training course will be held in English, at the Faculty of Physics of the Belarusian State University. The agreement between the universities involves joint scientific and educatio...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:50:38 +0300
Vitebsk to host commemorative event to mark end of Leningrad siege
The commemorative event was initiated by Secondary School No.28 of Vitebsk. The school has been running Belarus' only exposition dedicated to the end of the siege of Leningrad for three years. It unites the Leningrad siege survivors living in the re...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:34:54 +0300
Belarusian MPs encouraged to work effectively, achieve results
Parliamentarians should demonstrate an active citizenship stance, should help resolve problems of social and economic development at the local level, Natalya Kochanova stressed. “Our work should be real, effective, and should produce concrete resul...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:51:30 +0300
Belarus to field eight judokas at Tel Aviv Grand Prix 2020
Belarus placed 6th with gold and bronze medals at the 2019 edition.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:20:04 +0300
Grodno, Bialystok plan joint music festival
Grodno and Bialystok might host joint concerts to promote Belarus' and Poland's cultural legacy. Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov and Poland's Ambassador to Belarus Artur Michalski discussed the organization of a joint music festival on 22 Ja...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:33:10 +0300
Skier Hleb Shakel named flag-bearer at 2020 Youth Olympics closing ceremony
Belarus won two medals in Switzerland. Ilya Korzun claimed gold in the 3-on-3 ice hockey, Yulia Kovalevkaya secured bronze in biathlon.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:52:47 +0300
Belarusians of the World festival to feature around 250 participants
The 4th edition of the Belarusians of the World art festival will feature around 250 participants from various countries. The festival is scheduled for 16-20 September. It will take place in Minsk, but participants will also visit other regions on on...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:09:38 +0300
Belarus' fan zone to operate in Hokkaido at 2020 Olympics
The agreement on one more fan zone was reached at a meeting between Belarus' Ambassador to Japan Ruslan Yesin and Noboribetsu Mayor Haruichi Ogasawara. The island of Hokkaido will host the Olympic marathon and race-walking competitions.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:48:14 +0300
Festival of National Cultures in Grodno due on 5-6 June
The festival will feature representatives of 35 ethnicities. During the festival, various ethnicities demonstrate their cultures to visitors of the event. This year there may be a new event, namely a friendship party.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:26:33 +0300
Belarusian Embassy issues recommendations amidst pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan
“According to the official data provided by Chinese authorities, the pneumonia outbreak caused by a coronavirus first emerged in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. The World Health Organization is monitoring the situation and urging not to impose ...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:23:46 +0300
Belarus president commends 13 Belarusians
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a resolution to issue commendations for 13 Belarusians from various walks of life.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:11:54 +0300
U.S. secretary of state to visit Minsk on 1 February
Michael Pompeo was to pay a working visit to Belarus on 4 January 2020, but had to postpone it due to the situation around the U.S. Embassy in Iraq and the events that followed.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:11:28 +0300
Negotiations on EAEU-Israel FTA tentatively scheduled for March
Vladimir Andreichenko is in Jerusalem upon instructions of the head of state to participate in an international forum of leaders dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:44:01 +0300
Belarus taking part in international tourism fair in Madrid
Belarus is represented at the expo by the travel agencies Prime Tour, Vokrug Sveta and Viapol. “Specialists will provide detailed and visual information about the country's tourism opportunities, its natural resources, historical and cultural herit...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:37:09 +0300
Belarus to take part in ITIF Asia in Pakistan in March
ITIF Asia is the largest expo in that region that demonstrates vehicles, machines, and equipment. Belarusian enterprises will showcase tractors, trucks, agricultural vehicles, electrical equipment, and new solutions in power engineering, metallurgy, ...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:57:27 +0300
Belarusian satellite BKA-1 to stay in service till 2024
We are to finish the work on the conceptual design of a new satellite this year and in 2021 we will start creating it. We could make it very fast, but we just do not have to, because the Belarusian satellite is operating well. We believe that we will...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:55:30 +0300
Screening, quarantine measures increased at Belarus' airports
Minsk National Airport has implemented thermovision screening and quarantine procedures of passengers arriving from the countries affected by the virus, said the Healthcare Ministry.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:45:32 +0300
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to actress Valentina Talyzina
“Thanks to your bright talent and exceptional personality you have played many wonderful roles which are appreciated and loved by millions of people,” the felicitation message reads.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:36:40 +0300
Vladimir Gusakov of Belarus to chair CIS Interstate Council for Outer Space
Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov has been elected Chairman of the Interstate Council for Outer Space of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:14:28 +0300
Sasnovich into 2020 Australian Open doubles round two
Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia won the 2020 Australian Open first round in the women's doubles event, defeating the Australian duo of Alexandra Bozovic and Amber Marshall in three sets 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:55:11 +0300
Agenda of CIS Foreign Ministers Council meeting to be finalized on 29 January
The permanent plenipotentiary representatives will finalize the draft agenda of a regular session of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council that is due in Kazakhstan on 3 April.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:50:54 +0300
Sabalenka loses in 2020 Australian Open first round
Belarus' world number 12 Aryna Sabalenka lost the 2020 Australian Open first round to Spain's world number 54 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7 (6-8), 6-7 (6-8).

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:27:34 +0300
Belarus ready to consider hosting any IOC events
At the meeting in Warsaw we discussed a possibility to expand cooperation in professional sport. After consultations with the Belarusian sports community we made up our mind to consider hosting any events under the aegis of the IOC, Viktor Lukashenko...

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:25:07 +0300
Dinamo Minsk edge Spartak on home ground
Minsk took the lead with an early goal from Igor Martynov but soon saw Spartak move ahead. Dinamo hit back to regain the lead before the second intermission.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:44:47 +0300
Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian diplomats on professional holiday
The head of state is convinced that the cohesive team of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is absolutely able to facilitate the country's integration in the global economic system, strengthen Eurasian partnership.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:27:13 +0300
Belarus, Roscosmos to expand orbital group of satellites
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Russia's Roscosmos State Corporation have signed an agreement on expanding the joint orbital group of satellites for the remote sensing of Earth.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:30 +0300
Opinion poll: Lukashenko is most popular foreign leader among Russians
The top spot in the ranking was previously shared by the Belarusian leader and former president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Nursultan Nazarbayev is out of the spotlight now. However Aleksandr Lukashenko is still in the limelight.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0300
Istanbul and Alexandria: Two new addresses in the Minsk World complex
The Southern Europe and Africa quarters are green and bright, with landscape design, trees and shrubs. The Istanbul and Alexandria houses have children's play towns, recreation areas, and sports grounds.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:03:00 +0300
Belarus invites CIS countries to join EAEU satellite constellation project
Vladimir Gusakov said that the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in association with Roscosmos and Kazakhstan is drafting an interstate program on setting up an integrated EAEU system.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:55:12 +0300
MP: Belarusians will always perceive bloody events of the Holocaust as a personal tragedy
World War Two took lives of one in three of the Belarusians, radically changing the country's national and ethnic composition that had evolved over centuries. Jewish settlements were no longer part of life in Belarus. The dreadful words “ghetto” ...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:38:23 +0300
Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry explains lower refugee quotas
The ministry explained that the resolution only distributes refugee application registration work between various citizenship and migration offices of the Minsk City Police Department and the oblast police departments.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:23:12 +0300
Zambia interested in buying Belarusian tractors
Zambia's intention to buy Belarusian tractors was mentioned during the meeting. The decision on how many tractors Zambia needs is supposed to be made by the end of Q1 2020. The implementation of the plans will start then.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:55:13 +0300
Russia's Udmurtia invites Belarus to team up to grow better potatoes
Vladimir Grakun and Olga Abramova discussed bilateral cooperation in agribusiness and in agricultural education. In particular, the Russian delegation was interested in the Belarusian experience of potato and flax selection and seed farming.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:40:12 +0300
French guitarist Gabriel Bianco to perform in Minsk
Gabriel Bianco, one of the best European musicians of the new generation, will perform together with Belarusian guitarist Pavel Kukhta in the Big Concert Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on 1 February.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:37:55 +0300
Belarus in Top 5 cheapest countries for broadband
Research analysts and broadband price comparison experts at posted their research on the cost of fixed-line broadband in 206 countries. Belarus ranks fifth in this survey.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:26:18 +0300
Belarus submits report under Convention on Rights of Child in Geneva
When addressing the UN committee, Belarus Education Minister Igor Karpenko noted that Belarus constantly analyzes the national legislation for its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:25:07 +0300
Belarus, Croatia discuss Belarus-EU dialogue
Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Belarus (non-resident) Tomislav Car met to discuss the state and prospects for the development of the Belarusian-Croatian relati...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:11:12 +0300
Minsk to host intellectual youth forum in April
“We are planing a major forum for intellectual youth in April. The event will highlight the new intellectual economy, education, scientific and innovative support, development of a highly intelligent society. We must understand how young people se...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:40:19 +0300
Belarus to phase out plastic bottles larger than 1 liter
Plans are in place to limit the maximum capacity of containers for alcoholic, low-alcohol, and non-alcoholic beverages to one liter. This will be achieved by the end of the next five-year term or even sooner. Starting from 2021, Belarus will introduc...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:24:28 +0300
Three medals for Belarus at Nations Women's Cup in Serbia
Belarusian Yekaterina Kovaleva defeated Russian Kristina Tkacheva in the final 3-2 to win the gold in +81kg. Bronze medals were collected by Belarusian Yulia Apanasovich (51kg) and Viktoryya Kebikava (75kg).

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:17:20 +0300
Belarus' new defense minister, chief of General Staff introduced to Defense Ministry team
A reminder, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed the new defense minister and the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus on 20 January.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:50:37 +0300
More hi-tech parks to be set up in Belarus
Plans are in place to set up hi-tech parks in Baranovichi, Borisov, Bobruisk, Orsha and Molodechno, Chairman of Belarus' State Committee on Science and Technology Aleksandr Shumilin told a press conference in Minsk on 21 January.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:37:33 +0300
Belarus' hi-tech export close to $15bn in 2019
In 2019 science-intensive and hi-tech products accounted for 35.6% of Belarus' export, up 2.5 percentage points over 2018. “In monetary terms the export of hi-tech products is estimated at nearly $15 billion.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:46:22 +0300
Belarus-Russia oil talks in progress
Consultations between companies are underway. So are certain consultations at the level of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Belneftekhim concern. Naturally, we expect these talks to proceed at the higher level, the chief of th...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:31:45 +0300
Belarus resumes export of petroleum products
“It was a short pause. The suspension has been lifted. Although we have not yet reached the export volumes envisaged in the business plan. But the export itself is not under the ban,” Andrei Rybakov said.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:21:02 +0300
Belneftekhim announces upcoming oil supplies from alternative sources
“This applies not only to oil itself but also to logistics channels. This will not be ports or railway. It will be other means,” Chairman of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim Andrei Rybakov said.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:38:47 +0300
Ambassador: Uzbekistan would like to see Belarusian producers on its food market
According to Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Belarus Nasirjan Yusupov, plans are in place to organize a big agrarian forum in Tashkent. A number of Belarusian companies will attend it to display their products and proposals.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:37:00 +0300
Russia invites Belarus to set up joint ventures in sphere of space technologies
“Belarus is a very close partner of the Russian space industry from the business point of view. Belarusian OAO Peleng makes unique core equipment for a number of Russian space satellites, for instance, for Canopus to detect fire fronts despite heav...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:14:44 +0300
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 aim to get 30-40% of oil from the Russian Federation. We should import about 30% from the Baltic st...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:36:07 +0300
Plans to launch new Belarusian-Russian satellite in 2021
The official said: “We intend to launch a new Belarusian-Russian satellite in 2021. The schematic design is in development now. Decisions on financing and specifications are being made. It will use components primarily of Belarusian and Russian mak...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:48:42 +0300
Kochanova: Belarus, Uzbekistan will have more common interests in the future
Belarus has always viewed Uzbekistan as a key strategic partner in Central Asia. Bilateral relations reached a brand new level after the Belarusian and Uzbek leaders exchanged visits in 2018 and 2019, Natalya Kochanova said.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:38:15 +0300
Belarus, Russia's Bashkortostan mull over joint high-technology ventures
Representatives of the ElEison company expressed interest in setting up a Belarusian trading house in Bashkortostan to supply Belarusian food products, automobile fuels and lubricants, grain, and other products to Bashkortostan.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:59:55 +0300
CSTO urged to defend truth about WW2, challenge falsifications
Stanislav Zas, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), met with Russia's Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Acting Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:38:16 +0300
Lukashenko, Rogozin discuss joint space projects
The head of state suggested discussing various avenues of Belarus-Russia cooperation in the space industry, including in the context of national programs. “You have a formidable program, and we are mulling over our participation in it, we do not co...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:12:52 +0300
Sasnovich out of Australian Open
Belarus' world number 94 Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 5-7 to world number 119 Greet Minnen of Belgium in the first round of the 2020 Australian Open on 21 January.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:43:24 +0300
Conceptual design of Russia-Belarus satellite to be ready by June
As for the acting Belarusian satellite, its lifetime in orbit has been extended to the end of 2021. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus continues to work in such a promising area as small and micro-satellites and their equipment.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:12:03 +0300
Viktor Lukashenko meets with Belarusian athletes at Lausanne 2020
The Belarusian delegation led by First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Viktor Lukashenko met with the Belarusian athletes, who are taking part in the 3rd Winter Youth Olympics, in the Athletes' Village.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:38:36 +0300
Belarus win 5 medals at Ahmet Comert Memorial in Turkey
Dzmitry Asanau, the winner of the 2nd European Games 2019, claimed a gold medal in the men's 63kg event. The athlete secured two victories before the final where he did not have to fight as his opponent, Tugrulhan Erdemir of Turkey, withdrew due to a...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:16:31 +0300
Belarus-Pakistan commission on science to meet in H1 2020
The issue was discussed at a meeting between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Pakistan Andrei Yermolovich and Federal Minister for Science and Technology of Pakistan Fawad Hussain Chaudhry.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:00:54 +0300
Belarus buys 80,000t of Norwegian oil
Belarus has bought 80,000 tonnes of Norway's oil to be processed at its Naftan oil refinery, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:58:21 +0300
Belarus to invest heavily to implement new solid municipal waste sorting, recycling concept
Among other things the concept provides for building 30 regional centers for sorting and using waste. Resources of international financial organizations will be used to implement these projects.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:31:35 +0300
Deposit-refund system expected to up container recycling percentage in Belarus
The official noted that the new approach will at least double the amount of containers Belarusians will take back to shops. The percentage is expected to reach at least 80%. “Such a system was introduced in Lithuania in 2016. Container return perce...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:17:10 +0300
No permits required to truck freight between Belarus, Moldova as of January
Thus, as of January 2020 permits are not required for shipping freight between Belarus and Moldova, for shipping freight in transit via Belarus and Moldova, and for shipping freight between a place located in one country and a place located in a thir...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:03:41 +0300
Recycling rate of municipal waste up to 22.6% in Belarus in 2019
The recycling rate of municipal waste was 10% in 2012. This figure is expected to come at 22.6% in 2019. The recycling rate of municipal waste almost doubled within this short period. The volume of glass collected for recycling tripled, the volume of...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:37:57 +0300
Full house for Yanka Kupala Theater performance in Vilnius
The Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater of Belarus has performed Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector staged by Nikolai Pinigin to a full house in the Russian Drama Theater of Lithuania in Vilnius on 19 January.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:23:39 +0300
Two medals for Belarus at Portugal Track Cycling Cup
The Belarusian experienced cyclist scored a total of 156 points winning every event of the omnium program. Hanna Tserakh scored 141 points. Third was Portugal's Maria Martins (132 points).

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:19:11 +0300
Belarus launches Science Week
This week, several museums offer free admission, including the Museum of the NASB History, the archaeological exhibition of the NASB Institute of History, and the Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture at the Center for Studies of Belarusian Culture, L...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:13:37 +0300
Minsk International Book Fair due on 5-9 February
“Historically, Belarus has been a hospitable country where you can get acquainted with the customs of many cultures. Many ethnicities have co-existed peacefully in our country and the cultural diversity is a source of mutual enrichment. Our countr...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:09:26 +0300
Belarus to host bird photo contest on 26 January
The bird open winter photo contest will take place in Belarus on 26 January, BelTA learned from the BirdLife Belarus public organization.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:59:16 +0300
Ilya Shimanovich claims silver at FINA Champions Swim Series
The Belarusian clocked 27.22 seconds to finish second. The event was won by Brazil's Gomes Junior (27.08 seconds). Third was Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands (27.48 seconds).

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:36:39 +0300
Russia's Kaliningrad to join youth patriotic forum near Mound of Friendship in Belarus
Young people from Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast will participate in the patriotic forum which will take place at the Mound of Friendship in Verkhnedvinsk District, First Secretary of the Belarusian BRSM Youth Union Vyacheslav Khrol told reporters befor...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:22:37 +0300
Burkina Faso's minister of education to visit Belarus in February
The visit of Burkina Faso's Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation Alkassoum Maiga was discussed at a meeting between Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko and Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Russia and concurrentl...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:49:29 +0300
Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions
Head of the Swiss Olympic Association Jurg Stahl hailed the 2nd European Games in Minsk and Belarus' experience and infrastructure to host highest-level international sports events as he met with First Vice President of Belarus' National Olympic Comm...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:42:37 +0300
Belarus' Internal Affairs Ministry to develop ties with Japanese law enforcers
The Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry played host to a meeting between Internal Affairs Minister Yuri Karayev and Japan's Ambassador to Belarus Hiroki Tokunaga on 20 January.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:36:57 +0300
Agreement reached on ways to compensate Belarus for polluted Russian oil
The source noted that negotiations involving Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Lyashenko had taken place. The sides reached an agreement on approaches and methods of the compensation for polluted oil. No specific details were revealed.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:28:00 +0300
Chinese president Xi Jinping says mutual learning will be of benefit
China and Myanmar should strengthen mutual learning about each other's civilizations and consolidate their bilateral friendship through jointly hosting a number of celebratory events, president Xi Jinping said on Friday on the first day of his state ...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:21:25 +0300
Belarusian, U.S. doctors to collaborate in organ transplantation
The Minsk National Research Center for Surgery, Transplantation and Hematology has welcomed Professor of Microbiology Eric Pamer, a Chicago-based infectious diseases specialist and immunity researcher.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:10:25 +0300
Belarus, China mark 28th anniversary of diplomatic relations
The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for an envelope and a stamp to mark the Year of the Rat and the presentation of the book “Belarusian-Chinese relations in interstate, intergovernmental, and interdepartmental documents (1992-2019)” were ...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:51:43 +0300
Newly appointed Belarusian defense minister talks about work priorities
The defense minister said: “Work with people is the top priority. There is a great demand for justice and honesty in the Belarusian society. People, preserving the potential of the personnel and teaching them what they need in time of war must be i...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:17:16 +0300
Belarus attends IGW 2020 in Berlin
“Belarusian minister Anatoly Khotko attended the IGW opening ceremony on 17 January. The Belarusian delegation is set to hold negotiations with the agricultural departments of Finland, the Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Georgia, Azerbaijan...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:11:18 +0300
Belarus 2nd at 2020 Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane
The Belarusian athletes claimed four gold, three silver and four bronze medals, scoring a total of 296 points. Athletes from Georgia topped the standings with 11 (2, 4, 5) medals and 380 points.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:58:09 +0300
Belarus eager to host parliamentary conference to discuss WTO development
Participants of the conference are expected to discuss peculiarities of the WTO's development at present from the point of view of Belarus' accession to the organization. Prospects of the WTO's transformation will be discussed as well.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:40:47 +0300
New Security Council chief announces plans to reform Belarus' security system
There is an adequate legal framework that helps run this system smoothly. The main task set by the head of state is to study everything inside and out and streamline the national security system, Andrei Ravkov said.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:38:42 +0300
Belarus to host Moldovan, Pakistani, Swiss parliamentary delegations in 2020
Belarusian MPs intend to visit Egypt and Serbia in 2020. Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko is expected to lead both the delegations. Vladimir Andreichenko is also scheduled to take part in the Fifth World Conference of Sp...