12:12 SportLatvian Ice Hockey Federation regrets IIHF decision on Minsk On Monday, 18 January, the IIHF Council stripped Belarus off the right to host the matches of the IIHF World Championship scheduled for 21 May- 6 June in 2021.
11:48 PresidentLukashenko reviews forestry industry performance Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko heard out a report of Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin and Forestry Minister Vitaly Drozhzha on 19 January. “I have invited you to discuss the state of affairs in our main, fundamental industry. This is one of the mainstays of our economy,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
11:46 EconomyBelarus' GDP projected to increase by 21.5% by 2025 "We expect the GDP to expand by 21.5% over the five-year period. Real disposable incomes are forecast to increase by 20%, investments by 22%," Aleksandr Chervyakov noted.
11:35 SportBelarusian ice hockey federation regrets IIHF's decision to move IIHF WC from Minsk The country has worked hard: first to prepare a bid to host the world championship and then to organize the tournament, he said. “We still believe that the 2021 IIHF World Championship would have repeated or surpassed the success of the tournament Belarus hosted in 2014,” he said.
11:29 SocietyBelarus starts vaccinating frontline health workers The Healthcare Ministry noted that it is a common international practice to start vaccination from healthcare workers. The Healthcare Ministry has distributed the vaccines across the regions depending on applications of healthcare institutions.
11:08 EconomyBelarus set to increase export of measuring equipment, laser devices to Japan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Japan Ruslan Yesin met with Tsunetaka Kawabe, Senior Director at Tokyo Instruments, on 19 January.
10:29 SocietyIOM, UNDP join efforts to support migrants in Belarus The starting point of the work will be a survey conducted among foreigners working and/or studying in Belarus, and residents of the country.
09:56 EconomyBelarus supplies 3.1m kWh of electricity to Ukraine on 18 January “The supplies were made to ensure the stable operation of the Ukrainian energy system during adverse weather conditions,” the ministry added.
09:38 SocietyOrthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany The celebrations begin in the evening of 18 January when all Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany Eve with the blessing of water after the liturgy in churches.
09:15 PresidentLukashenko extends Rescuers' Day greetings According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarusian rescuers, who come to help at a first call, display courage and heroism in the line of duty, continue the work of many generations of their predecessors.
09:01 SocietyOpinion: Decision to move 2021 IIHF World Championship from Minsk is biased, politicized “It was clear with the strongest pressure on the various sponsors of the championship beginning that certain forces put maximum pressure on the sports community and the International Ice Hockey Federation to prevent the World Championship from taking place in Belarus in 2021,” said Piotr Petrovsky.
22:32 In PicturesEpiphany celebrations in Belarus Belarusians dive into icy waters to celebrate Epiphany.
19:58 EconomyBelorusneft's northern asset in Russia reveals ambitious plans to increase gas extraction In 2020 OAO Oil Company Yangpur extracted 215,000 tonnes of oil and over 870 million m3 of associated gas and natural gas. The figures are the largest ones on record since the company's foundation.
19:39 SportIIHF decides to move 2021 World Championship from Belarus The press release reads: “Due to safety and security issues that are beyond the IIHF's control, the IIHF Council confirmed today that the decision to move the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship from Minsk, Belarus is unavoidable.”
19:24 SocietyBelievers fill their bottles with holy water in Minsk Orthodox believers get jars and bottles filled with holy water near the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk on Epiphany Day.