22:22 PresidentLukashenko in Alexandria: There are not many festivals that unite the main Slavonic nations Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “If we talk absolutely sincerely, there are not many festivals like this, festivals that would unite the main Slavonic nations (who would have thought that such things could happen).”
22:17 PresidentLukashenko: Belarusians remain an original and independent nation thanks to their roots According to the head of state, the festival in Alexandria returns people to the roots of national traditions. “It is largely thanks to these roots that we were, are, and will be Belarusians – an original and independent nation,” the president stated.
22:03 PresidentLukashenko: More than one generation of Belarusians grows up in the peaceful and beautiful country Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “They say not without a good reason that heaven is where your heart is. Not only mine but hearts of all who have gathered here. My heart is decidedly and irreversibly attached to this land and to these people. To all the Belarusians. To our wise and strong nation."
21:26 SocietyKupala Night Festival in Alexandria described as Belarus' cultural brand The official said: “Since its inception the festival in Alexandria has become a cultural brand of our country and we are proud of it. The festival features many national traditions, which our craftsmen demonstrate. They've inherited these traditions from their forefathers, grandmothers and grandfathers."
19:04 PresidentDraft protocol on amending Belarus-Russia nuclear power plant loan agreement approved The draft protocol will be used as the basis for negotiations. The Belarusian government has been authorized to conduct negotiations and sign the protocol.
18:16 Society54,919 coronavirus recoveries reported in Belarus As many as 64,767 people with a positive test for COVID-19 are registered in Belarus. Belarusian medics have performed 1,123,158 coronavirus tests so far.
18:07 SocietyKupala Night Festival in progress in Belarusian agrotown of Alexandria The town of arts and crafts is one of the key venues of the festival in Alexandria. The craftswoman Irina Koval said that the Kupala Night Festival offers an opportunity to get familiar with traditions of various regions.
14:11 In PicturesKupala Night Festival in Alexandria Over 110,000 guests and participants have joined this year's Kupala Night Festival (Alexandria Gathers Friends), which is scheduled to take place on the bank of the Dnieper River in the agrotown of Alexandria, Shklov District, Mogilev Oblast on 11-12 July.
19:57 EconomyBelarus' export 17.4% down to $13.6bn in January-May Foreign trade amounted to $26.5 billion in January-May 2020, 19.2% down from January-May 2019. Belarus' import amounted to $12.9 billion, 21% down. The surplus of the foreign trade in merchandise and services amounted to $682.6 million, up from $114.4 million in January-May 2019.
19:26 SocietyBatch of anti-HIV medications shipped from India to Belarus The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) financed delivery by air and customs warehouse services. Academpharm took care of the documents the import of humanitarian aid requires.
18:59 SocietyUpgraded anti-armor missile tested in Belarus The upgraded missile boasts a reduced weight, a longer flight distance, and a different control unit. Artillery units of the 11th Guards Mechanized Brigade took part in the field trials. The artillerists fired the missiles at minimal and maximum ranges – 400 meters and 6km respectively.
18:41 EconomyMore BelAZ trucks shipped to non-CIS states in H1 2020 According to the source, in H1 2020 BelAZ diversified export shipments by increasing the share of non-CIS states in the total volume of shipments to 39.9% (31.8 percentage points up from H1 2019). It is the highest figure on record in comparison with annual figures.
17:58 EconomyKalinkovichi Meat-Packing Plant's export 10% up in H1 2020 The head of the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament was made familiar with results of the company's work, the company's development strategy, and social support available to the employees. While talking to the workers, the MP mentioned that the production sector plays the key role in the Belarusian economy.
17:24 PartnersCairo Opera House reopens with open-air concert following four-month suspension The Cairo Opera House reopened on Thursday for about 400 visitors who attended a concert performed in an open-air theatre amid strict anti-COVID-19 measures.
17:15 EconomyInflation in Belarus at 0.2% in June In June the base index of consumer prices, which rules out changes in prices for individual goods and services susceptible to administrative and seasonal factors, totaled 99.95% as against May 2020 and 102.3% as against December 2019.