12:19 EconomyLeningrad Oblast governor comments on Belarus' offer to build joint seaport The cost of a new terminal depending on its purpose may vary from RUB2.5 billion to RUB25 billion, Aleksandr Drozdenko said. “We need to understand what kind of the terminal we are mulling over,” he added.
12:05 EconomyPlans to sign some 70 agreements at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions The 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia will highlight the topic “Historical heritage of the Great Patriotic War as the basis for the development of social, economic, and spiritual ties between Belarus and Russia”.
11:29 PresidentLukashenko invites Leningrad Oblast to build joint seaport terminal At the beginning of the meeting Aleksandr Lukashenko, first of all, spoke about common history connecting Belarus and Leningrad Oblast. He remarked that in the post-war years people from Leningrad too part in the restoration of Minsk, construction of the Minsk metro, and helped develop Belarusian science. “Just look, St. Petersburg is everywhere,” the president said.
11:21 SocietyBelavia extends suspension of flights to Tallinn till 14 October Belavia will also not fly to Riga till 11 October and to Larnaca till 15 October. Flights to Ashgabat have been suspended till 30 September, to Budapest – till 24 October (with exception of 27 September), and to all destinations in Georgia – till 31 October.
10:56 PoliticsPresidents of two countries invited to Belarus-Russia regional forum “The presidents have been invited. The format of their participation is under consideration,” Anatoly Isachenko said.
10:49 SocietyBelarus-Russia Union State PA to discuss implementation of sci-tech programs The Parliamentary Assembly also exercises control over the implementation of priority areas and overriding goals aimed at further development of the Union State for 2018-2022.
10:21 SocietyMP: Lithuanian parliament's statement on BelNPP defies common sense “The NPP construction project was implemented in accordance with the standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In addition, stress tests, designed for EU members, were carried out under the supervision of the EU. All the experts who participated in numerous inspections of the plant have repeatedly confirmed its safety,” Andrei Savinykh said.
09:56 EconomyCuba may get observer status in EAEU in 2020 The status of an observer state will let Cuba intensify interaction with the EAEU countries. The priority sectors may include industry, healthcare, energy, transport and agro-industrial complex.
09:48 In PicturesCities of Belarus. Polotsk Polotsk was first mentioned in The Tale of Bygone Years in 862. It is one of the oldest cities not only in Belarus but also in the entire East Slavic region, which makes it attractive for tourists.
09:27 PoliticsOpinion: Protesters in Belarus lack unity in political goals Commenting on the protests in Belarus, Armen Gasparyan expressed confidence that they are short-run ones. “It is not even that there is not a strong political component to discuss. They lack the most important thing, which is the unity the Coordination Council is talking about all the time,” he explained.
09:07 SportBC Tsmoki Minsk to make debut in Basketball Champions League regular season BC Tsmoki-Minsk prevailed over Neptunas Klaipeda, 69-59, in the Group D Final, in Botevgrad, on 24 September and will play in the Regular Season of the Basketball Champions League for the first time in their history.
00:23 In PicturesMuseum of Belarusian Book Printing in Polotsk The Museum of Belarusian Book Printing is one of eleven museums of the National Polotsk Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve. Its exposition is housed in the former building of the Polotsk Epiphany Monastery.
20:00 PoliticsOpinion: I know what a color revolution is and don't want to see one in Belarus She said: “I saw it all more than two years ago. Totally the same things happened in Armenia. Only men beating drums stood in Armenia instead of women in white clothes in Belarus. Drums probably suit the temperament of Armenians better. As for the rest, it's all the same.”
19:28 SocietyState support for large families in Belarus emphasized Large families also enjoy the largest discounts on the land tax and the real estate tax. They do not have to pay these taxes at all for all the buildings they own, structures, apartments, garages, and land plots. Only permanent structures or land plots, which are used for income-generating activities, represent an exception.
19:20 SocietyArmy exercise for signal troops in progress in Belarus A system to provide communications and electronic support has been deployed to ensure steady control of Air Force and Air Defense units: dozens of field communication nodes have been set up as well as over 30 radio relay lines and 15 fiber optic channels as long as 45km.