16:25 SportBelarus’ Golovatsiuk claims 500m bronze at Russian Winter Spartakiad The Women’s 500m was followed by the Men’s 500m event, where leader of the Belarusian national team Ignat Golovatsiuk clocked 35.31 seconds to finish third behind Pavel Kulizhnikov (35.14) and Ruslan Murashov (35.15), both from Krasnodar Territory and world champions.
16:20 EconomyEAEU states express support for negotiation process on Belarus’ WTO accession The member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) expressed support for the negotiation process on Belarus' accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
15:45 EconomyImport substitution named among key tasks for Belarusian Belshina Among the priority tasks facing the Belarusian tire manufacturer Belshina is import substitution, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Parkhomchik said during a visit to Bobruisk-based company.
15:20 PresidentLukashenko greenlights Belarus’ Antarctic exploration, explains why Belarus needs its own base there Thanks to scientists, Belarus is known worldwide for making the world’s biggest trucks and producing potash ore. Belarus produces lasers, microcircuits and electric vehicles. The country performs high-tech surgeries and produces medicines.
15:19 EconomyBelarus-Russia Union State common electricity market almost a reality The draft interstate agreement on the formation of a common electricity market in the Union State can already be used to regulate trade in electricity between authorized legal entities of the Union State, which is the first stage of the formation of the common electricity market, Belarus’ Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said at a meeting of the Energy Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union State in Vitebsk.
14:59 SocietyBelTA's photo exhibition highlighting Belarus’ achievements opens in Grodno The exhibition, which has been put together by the Belarusian new agency BelTA and which is travelling around the country, features 100 photos taken by BelTA’s photo correspondents.
14:50 EconomyBelarus, Oman consider prospects of expanding business ties Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mikhail Myatlikov has met with Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the Russian Federation Hamoud Salim Abdullah Al Tuwayh at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
14:25 EconomyEngineering goods manufacturers from Russia's Kaluga eye Belarusian commodity exchange Manufacturers from Russia's Kaluga Oblast can use the industrial and consumer goods section of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) to sell import-substituting products to Belarus and make deliveries to Russian regions by means of transit exchange deals.
13:41 SocietyRussia’s Smolensk, Vitebsk actively maintain close ties, including in energy sector Interregional cooperation between Vitebsk Oblast of Belarus and Smolensk Oblast of Russia, initiatives in patriotic education, Union State projects in the energy sector will be discussed in Vitebsk, Chairman of the Commission on Energy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, member of the Standing Committee on International Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic Aleksei Kushnarenko told the media after a meeting with the Vitebsk Oblast administration.
13:30 PoliticsBelarusian ambassador presents credentials to president of Botswana Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Botswana Igor Bely has presented his credentials to President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi of Botswana.
13:15 EconomySales profitability in Belarus at 8.5% in 2023 As of 1 January 2024, accounts receivable amounted to Br66.9 billion, including overdue - Br8.9 billion, or 13.4% of total accounts receivable.
13:00 SocietyEnergy infrastructure instrumental to development of any Belarusian, Russian region Energy sector is a factor of successful development of any Belarusian and Russian region. Vitebsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Subbotin said after a meeting with the members of the Commission on Energy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.
12:40 SportBelarus’ Damaratskaya wins Russian Winter Spartakiad speed skating bronze The competition program opened with Women’s 500m, where Belarus’ Hanna Damaratskaya clinched bronze in 38.67 seconds. Silver went to Beijing Olympics medalist Angelina Golikova from Moscow. Darya Kachanova from Nizhny Novgorod (38.26) secured the champion title.
12:15 SocietyMain threats to CSTO military, political security named Destructive activities by the United States and Western countries remain the main source of threats to military security in the CSTO area of responsibility, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov said at a news briefing.
11:49 SocietyMinsk, Russia's Arkhangelsk discuss plans to launch regular air service Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Lyakhnovich and Transport Minister of Russia's Arkhangelsk Oblast Sergei Rodnev discussed plans to launch a regular air service on 13 February.