14:27 SocietyMemorial to fallen Air Force pilots unveiled in Baranovichi It has been a year since the tragedy happened in skies above Baranovichi. A Yak-130 military aircraft of the Lida Assault Airbase crashed on 19 May. The crew died. The aircraft crashed slightly more than one minute after the emergency on board occurred.
14:21 EconomyBelarus prime minister hails CIS as important integration platform Roman Golovchenko said: “For the Republic of Belarus the Commonwealth of Independent States remains one of the most important platforms for integration in politics, economic, social and cultural affairs, and other fields."
14:08 PresidentLukashenko off to Russia on working visit The Belarusian head of state is expected to meet with President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Sochi. The two leaders reached an agreement on arranging a full-scale meeting on the sidelines of the CSTO summit in Moscow on 16 May.
13:56 SocietyAndreichenko: Belarus retains its development model despite sanctions Improving living conditions in the regions is part of efforts to raise living standards in the country in general, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko told reporters in the agro-town of Ostrovno.
13:24 PresidentLukashenko agrees to take part in laying youth alleys near Palace of Independence “I am ready to take part in such an event. These should be Pioneer and Komsomol Alleys,” the president said, promising to find a suitable place for them.
13:19 PresidentLukashenko: Nobody doubts that future belongs to China When asked about Belarus' relations with China, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “An ancient and strong civilization. Nobody doubts now that future belongs to China.” These relations were built over a long period of time. Aleksandr Lukashenko visited China back when he was a member of the parliament.
13:06 PresidentLukashenko approves of memory lesson, agrees to stand in as teacher Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested timing the lesson to, for instance, 1 September and holding it in the Palace of Independence. Arranging the event in the Great Patriotic War museum was also suggested. The head of state backed it up as well.
13:03 PresidentLukashenko: Brains are the main asset of Belarusians The main asset of Belarusians are their brains, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with activists of Belarus' pioneer organization on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the pioneer movement, BelTA has learned.
12:46 PresidentLukashenko thanks pioneers for meeting In response to the pioneers' gratitude for the opportunity to meet, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that it was not him who should be thanked, and added that it was he who was grateful to the pioneers that they organized themselves and came to the meeting with the president.
12:36 PresidentLukashenko opines on what it takes to be a leader At the meeting with activists of Belarus' pioneer organization Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the children what it takes to become a leader, BelTA has learned.
12:29 President‘Only forward!' Lukashenko tells pioneers about his motto Aleksandr Lukashenko explained his choice of the motto: “Remember, guys, you can never stop. Life is very fast, frenzied, and exuberant. I say it to adults, too. If you stop, the large crowd behind you will stomp all over you. Or you will simply drop behind. Only forward! Little by little every day but only forward! Never stop."
12:01 PresidentLukashenko calls for rebuilding pioneer organization, BRSM Youth Union It is necessary to recalibrate the work of the pioneer organization and the BRSM Youth Union, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with activists of Belarus' pioneer organization on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the pioneer movement, BelTA has learned.
11:55 EconomyBelarus' planting season 95.1% complete As of 20 May, spring planting in Belarus was completed on the area of 2,112,700 hectares. Vitebsk Oblast completed planting works on 98.7% of the planned area, Gomel Oblast – 84.6%, Grodno Oblast – 99.8%, Minsk Oblast – 99.3%, and Mogilev Oblast – 81.1%.
11:41 PartnersExpanded Xinjiang Museum opens to public The reconstruction and expansion project for the Xinjiang Museum has been completed and the museum opened to the public, bringing a new digital experience for visitors.
11:22 PresidentLukashenko to pioneers: The country's future is in your hands Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with activists of Belarus' pioneer organization on 20 May to mark the 100th anniversary of the pioneer movement.