12:49 PresidentLukashenko: Belarusians are proud of their symbols and history Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the Belarusian society keeps in memory the fact that the state symbols were created by people inspired by lofty ideals, tried and tested in the struggle for freedom, well aware of the value of independence and a clear, peaceful sky.
12:08 PresidentWhy not white-red-white flag? Lukashenko answers question about national symbols He added that the Belarusian emblem and flag are special and differ from the symbols of other states, including the neighboring ones. “Symbols are the memory of generations. They should absorb all the best that the people have had in their history,” said the Belarusian leader.
11:38 PresidentLukashenko: In 2020 we put an aspen cross on the grave of those who wanted to destroy Belarus Speaking about the national symbols the president stressed that they should distinguish the state from other countries.
11:28 PresidentLukashenko: National Emblem and Flag embody Belarus' sovereignty and national unity The national emblem and flag embody the sovereignty and national unity of Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the ceremony to honor Belarusian national symbols in Minsk on 8 May.
10:36 PresidentLukashenko attending Belarusian national symbols honoring ceremony in Minsk Every year, Belarus celebrates Day of National Emblem and Flag on the second Sunday of May. This year it precedes Victory Day which is marked on 9 May.
10:19 PresidentLukashenko: National Emblem and Flag are the symbols of Belarus' historical memory “The National Emblem and the National Flag of the Republic of Belarus are the symbols of our historical memory, linking together the heroic past, the modern life of the country and its future,” said the president.
09:00 SocietyBelarus celebrates National Flag and Emblem Day The holiday was established by a decree of the President of Belarus in 1995 and is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. According to Article 19 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus the symbols of Belarus as a sovereign state are the national flag, the national emblem and the national anthem.
19:58 PresidentBelarus, Russia to amend agreements on natural gas deliveries, Beltransgaz operation The Belarus government has been authorized to conduct negotiations on the draft protocols, make minor changes, and sign the documents provided the sides come to terms within limits of the approved drafts.
19:18 EconomyBelarusian MTZ, Rosagroleasing sign agreement on tractor prices MTZ Deputy Marketing Director for CIS Mikhail Vardugin said: “The agreement does not specify a concrete number of tractors. We've agreed that deliveries will be arranged upon orders of customers. As many as 100 tractors have been shipped to Rosagroleasing and another 50 will be shipped soon.”
18:45 In PicturesAn exhibition of military hardware in Oktyabrskaya Square in Minsk The exhibition featured both modern hardware and relics of the past.
18:32 SocietyOpinion: People who know and honor their history have a future “The people who know and honor their history always have a future. We must not forget the most terrible tragedy of the 20th century, which took place in our land. We must not forget the feat of the people who were able to break the back of fascism and liberate not only their country but the whole world,” said Valery Mitskevich.
18:11 SocietyOver 25,000 Ukrainians enter Belarus since 24 February "From 6.00 on 24 February to 6.00 on 6 May, 25,630 citizens of Ukraine came to Belarus: 15,781 arrived in Belarus from Ukraine, 8,758 from Poland, 947 - from Lithuania, 144 – from Latvia,” the State Border Committee said.
17:36 SportIce hockey tournament kicks off in St Petersburg The event opened with a match between the main and youth national teams of Russia.
17:25 SocietyGolovchenko: Everything is done in Belarus to prevent attempts to falsify history Roman Golovchenko said: “We in Belarus do everything to prevent attempts to falsify or distort historical content. The law on preventing the rehabilitation of Nazism fully covers this sphere and represents a reliable barrier on the way of barefaced falsifiers."
16:37 EconomyConfidence in ability of Belarusian, Russian economies to endure Western sanctions “Sanctions represent a time of trials but also a time of opportunities when the weak perish and the strong become even stronger. The same happened to us after the Great Patriotic War, too,” Vladimir Semashko noted.