08:07 In PicturesWater levels rise in Gomel Oblast rivers Some rivers in Gomel Oblast have overtopped their banks and flooded roads, courtyards, and houses. The Sozh River is approaching a high water mark. As of 14 January, the water mark in Gomel was 305 cm.
14:30 In PicturesMartial arts charity tournament in Minsk IXThe 9th edition of the Christmas charity tournament in martial arts took place in Minsk on 13-14 January. The tournament was held in memory of the hero of Belarus, Metropolitan Filaret.
18:15 PresidentBelTA workers receive state awards from president Workers of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency BelTA received the Medal of Francysk Skaryna and the President's Letter of Commendation from Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko at an Old New Year reception on behalf of the president on 14 January.
17:46 PresidentBelarusian journalists, cultural workers honored with state awards The president said that he presented well-deserved awards with a sense of great pride and sincere gratitude. “We have not forgotten that there are the very best. Today we are celebrating the best of us,” the head of state said.
17:29 PresidentLukashenko: Belarusians will always pursue independent policy Belarusians will always pursue an independent policy and their own way of life, head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko said at an Old New Year reception on behalf of the president.
23:20 In PicturesOld New Year Ball in Bolshoi The Bolshoi Theater of Belarus hosted a ball on the night of the Old New Year - from 13 to 14 January
21:23 In PicturesShchedrets folk rites held in Belarus The Shchedrets folk rites were held in Mogilev District and Soligorsk District on 13-14 January. Shchedrets (Generous Evening) is one of the holidays of the Kolyada (Christmas) cycle.
19:58 EconomyPakistan to examine Belarusian power grid management practices The Energy Ministry noted that the delegation had praised Belarus' practices and expressed interest in studying them. “We are impressed by the level of organization of the control center's work and are interested in borrowing cutting-edge Belarusian practices,” Khurram Dastgir Khan noted.
19:29 SocietyCooperation between University of Belgrade, Belarusian State University discussed in Belgrade The parties discussed further development of inter-university cooperation between Belarus and Serbia.
19:09 EconomyOver 11bn kWh of electricity generated by first unit of Belarusian nuclear power plant so far “Our country is the first foreign site where the state corporation Rosatom has built a nuclear power plant with Generation III+ water-moderated water-cooled reactors that meets the highest safety standards,” Viktor Karankevich noted.
18:18 SportBelarus' Biathlon Cup kicks off in Raubichi Pursuit races for women and men will be held on 14 January. Belarus' Biathlon Cup is a preparatory tournament for two legs of the Commonwealth Cup, which will be held in Raubichi at the end of January.
17:59 EconomyBelarus' light industry export to Russia up by 30% in 2022 Belarus supplied light industry products to 71 regions of the Russian Federation in 2022. The volume of supplies to 65 of them increased over 2021
17:24 PoliticsWays to expand business cooperation between Belarus, Pakistan discussed in Minsk Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik held a meeting with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan.
16:49 EconomyBroad money supply in Belarus up by 10.5% in December Cash in circulation rose by 7.4% to Br6.893 billion in December 2022.
16:19 EconomyExport growth of Belarus' industrial goods in 2022 estimated at about 15% The export to the Russian market was the highest on record: the export expanded in absolute terms by over 66%, and the share of the Russian Federation in Belarus' total exports is expected to reach 75% against 55% in the previous year.