19:55 SocietyBelarus’ CEC to monitor presidential election in Russia “I plan to take part in the election observation in the Russian Federation. In line with preliminary plans, we will leave for Russia on 15 March,” noted Igor Karpenko.
19:42 PoliticsZimbabwe president expected to visit Belarus in 2024 Close attention was paid to forming a package of bilateral documents, which will be approved and signed during a planned state visit of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa to Belarus in 2024.
19:15 SocietyHalf of fruit and vegetables grown in Belarus come from Brest Oblast Brest Oblast is the nation’s leading food producer, including Belarus’ main food products – meat and milk.
18:29 SocietyBelarusian Bolshoi Theater to take part in Rimsky-Korsakov festival The Bolshoi Theater will show The Tsar's Bride opera on 16 March and Scheherazade ballet on 17 March. On the evening of 17 March, the Alexandrovskaya Chamber Hall will host Mozart and Salieri, the composer's one-act opera.
18:07 SocietyOver 1,000 people take Grodno university’s test in Belarusian language on Mother Language Day The event involved all faculties and colleges of the Grodno university and also Belarusians outside the country, foreign universities that are partners of the Grodno university, and more than ten diplomatic missions of Belarus.
17:32 PoliticsBelarus suggests holding joint business forum with Zimbabwe in Minsk At the beginning of his speech the Belarusian foreign minister noted that he was very glad to visit this friendly nation again and thanked the Zimbabwean side for the warm welcome for the Belarusian delegation in Harare.
17:05 SocietyOver Br1bn allocated for energy saving in Belarus in 2023 In 2023 almost Br1.089 billion was allocated for energy-saving activities in Belarus, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization - Director of the Energy Efficiency Department Vitaly Kretsky said at the final meeting of the department.
16:47 SocietyBelarus’ CEC: 23 foreign nationals accredited as independent observers The CIS election observation mission has 238 observers. Of them, 44 observers were sent by the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, 12 by the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, 25 by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union State, 4 by the Union State Standing Committee.
16:41 SocietyOpinion: Need for rational use of energy is reaching global scale The need for the rational use of energy resources is reaching global scale, Vitaly Kretsky, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization (Gosstandart) of Belarus - Director of the Department of Energy Efficiency, told the media ahead of the committee's collegium meeting on 22 February.
16:19 SocietyBelarus' MFA pledges tough retaliation against Vilnius' unfriendly border policies Lithuania’s decision to close two more border checkpoints Kotlovka - Lavorishki and Privalka - Raigardas on 1 March 2024 and to restrict passenger traffic is an absolutely politically motivated step, prompted, among other things, by the election campaign considerations, reads a commentary by the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs over Lithuania's plans to close two border checkpoints.
15:43 SocietyOSCE/ODIHR statements on Belarus’ elections dismissed as groundless “OSCE/ODIHR issued similar reports long before the elections. Back in May last year, they issued the 'Report on the serious threat to the OSCE human dimension in Belarus since 5 November 2020, where our political reform was presented in a negative frame,” noted Igor Karpenko.
15:41 EconomyKyrgyzstan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote exchange trade with Belarus The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan will join efforts with the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) to promote exchange trade between Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.
15:26 SocietyGolovchenko reviews results of Orsha District development program “The program has already drawn to a close; we will soon review its results and analyze what we have achieved. Yet, I can already say that most of the targets have been fulfilled,” emphasized Roman Golovchenko.
15:16 SportSecond figure skating gold for Belarus at Children of Primorye Games Belarus’ Valeriya Yezhova clinched gold in the event with the total of 193.76 points. Bronze went to Belarus’ Yelizaveta Kostyuk (152.56). Darina Maslova from Vladivostok secured silver with 186.91 points.
14:59 PoliticsBelarus, Zimbabwe agree on mutual support in international organizations The ministers reviewed the status of the agreements reached during the state visit of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to Zimbabwe and took stock of the work done during the year by the relevant subgroups on political, economic and social affairs.