16:02 SportEuropean Youth Olympic Festival in Vuokatti rescheduled to March 2022 The decision comes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the European continent, while a three-month postponement will allow for more optimal snow conditions in northern Finland.
15:35 SocietyShumilino gearing up for Dazhynki 2021 Construction work is in full swing in Shumilino as the the town is preparing to host the regional farmers' festival-fair Dazhynki 2021.
15:13 PresidentLukashenko, Putin to meet in Moscow on 22 April The talks between Aleksandr Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart will take place in Moscow. The two heads of state will discuss the Belarus-Russia agenda, with a focus on trade and economic cooperation, including the matters that were raised at their previous meetings and telephone conversations.
15:12 SocietySenators approve bill on public rallies in Belarus The minister stressed the bill drew on international experience, including that of the Russian Federation.
14:45 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,318 new cases, 1,393 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 347,316 cases. A total of 337,620 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus. As many as 2,453 COVID-19 patients have died since the infection outbreak in Belarus.
14:33 SocietyPutin comments on information about coup attempt in Belarus Vladimir Putin said that Western countries are ignoring the information on the plans to stage a coup d'etat in Belarus and to assassinate the country's leader Aleksandr Lukashenko.
14:31 SocietyMinister: No enhanced security measures in Belarus following coup attempt The increased number of officers on foot patrol is due to the spring-summer season. Although it is not warm yet, young people have already started flocking to parks and squares, so our employees maintain public order there as usual, the minister said.
14:07 In PicturesAlley laid in Minsk to mark Bellesbumprom's 30th anniversary Honored workers of the industry of the Republic of Belarus, heads of large holding companies under Bellesbumprom and veterans took part in the event.
14:06 SocietyBill on protecting judges, civil servants past Belarusian parliament Belarusian Internal Affairs Minister Ivan Kubrakov said: “Amendments to the law have been dictated by time. Officials received threats in late 2020 and in early 2021 due to the execution of their official duties. Not only law enforcement officers or judges were threatened but also people with an active civil stance."
13:39 EconomyOpinion: WTO membership is the interests of Belarusian export-oriented economy Last year, Belarus' exports amounted to $29 billion, down by 11.2%. The main reasons for this, in addition to the pandemic, were difficulties with the supply of Russian oil and the fall in prices for potash fertilizers. In Vitebsk Oblast, many industries are export-oriented, some companies supply 99% of their output abroad.
13:17 SocietyLast surviving Brest Fortress defender Piotr Kotelnikov passes away Piotr Kotelnikov, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War and the last surviving defender of the Brest Fortress, died of cancer in Moscow at 92.
13:02 PoliticsBelarusian parliament's upper chamber passes amendments to laws on extremism Prosecutor General Andrei Shved said: “It is very important for us that the Council of the Republic has passed a bill aimed at counteracting extremism. The proposals and novelties the bill incorporates have been prompted by life, by the need to protect our country, sovereignty, our territorial integrity.”
12:49 SocietyRadiation monitoring system successfully operates in Belarus According to Mikhail Kovalenko, radiation monitoring has been in place in Belarus since 1963. Further enhancement of the system was prompted by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the need to start monitoring such potentially hazardous installations as nuclear power plants in neighboring countries.
12:26 SocietyOpinion: Belarus undertakes necessary measures to mitigate Chernobyl consequences The head of the department pointed out that the Chernobyl disaster had a negative impact on all aspects of life, primarily on agriculture and forestry, industry and social sector.
11:51 SocietyBelarus' Council of the Republic passes bill to prevent Nazism rehabilitation "Everyone should understand that in the current situation, manifestations of Nazism are an element of the war against the Republic of Belarus,” Belarus' Prosecutor General Andrei Shved said.