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Lukashenko discusses economic situation with government, central bank
The head of state was informed about the progress in the social and economic development in 2016, the situation on the foreign exchange market.


Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. An archive photo Belarus president reviews crime control, prosecution service performance
“I am interested in how the prosecution service has been working since then. I would like to learn how effectively the prosecution service operates in new conditions after the reform and the structural changes,” said the President.


Belarus, Russia discuss cooperation between security councils
Special attention was paid to peacekeeping activities of Belarus and Russia. The Belarusian military are currently taking part in the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
Elections 2016. CIS IPA observer: Pre-election situation in Belarus is stable
The pre-election situation in the region and the country as a whole is stable and calm. People are ready for this event (the election to Parliament – note by BelTA). They know their candidates, support them,uri Andreyev, an international observer from the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (CIS IPA), said.
Elections 2016. Around 20 parliamentary candidates withdraw from election race
“Nineteen candidates have withdrawn from the race. We have been informed that one more candidate has decided to drop out of the elections. However, we do not have precise information regarding the matter yet,” Nikolai Lozovik said.


Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov. An archive photo Belarus close to understanding with Russia on gas, oil deliveries
“Negotiations are underway. We are quite close to reaching an understanding with Russian partners on the level of natural gas prices and on oil deliveries to Belarus,” added the Prime Minister.


MLRS Polonez now in Belarusian army's arsenal
“The Polonez system is meant to augment the missile battalion of the brigade. The Polonez system will greatly improve the combat ability of missile and artillery units as well as the defensive capability of Belarus as a whole,” said Major-General Oleg Belokonev, Chief of the General Staff of the Belarusian army.
Belarus' Embassy in Italy: No information on Belarusians among quake victims
The embassy has been closely tracking the situation in central Italy.
Social housing project with China's grant kicked off in Vitebsk
The 10-storied residential building for 120 apartments will be constructed in the Bilevo 3 neighborhood.



Expert report on inclusion of Budslav fest into UNESCO Heritage List expected by November
UNESCO experts are examining the Belarusian file on the celebrations in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God of Budslav which has been submitted for inclusion into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Augustow Canal festival celebrates cultures of Belarus, Poland, Lithuania
The festival featured performances by representatives of Belarusian, Polish and Lithuanian ethnic communities of Grodno Oblast, and also by musicians and dance groups from Poland's Augustow and Lithuania's Lazdijai and Druskininkai.
An archive photo Belaya Vezha festival to bring together theater companies from 17 countries
This year's edition of the festival will be remarkable for the diversity of genres. The audience will be invited to enjoy musicals, rock operas, a Gothic thriller, one-man productions, street performances and choreography.