09:41 EconomyPM: Belarus' export to Russia might reach a record $22-23bn by year-end By the end of the year, Belarus' export to Russia might reach a record $22-23 billion, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA informs.
09:18 PartnersRudaki, blind poet who played harp Rudaki, the renowned Persian poet, singer, and musician used poetry as a means to express his philosophical thoughts and played the harp despite being blind.
09:03 PoliticsBelarus, Russia's Chuvashia identify promising areas of cooperation Belarus and Russia's Chuvashia have identified promising avenues of cooperation, BelTA learned from the press service of the Communications and Informatization Ministry of Belarus.
09:00 PresidentLukashenko arrives in St. Petersburg for CIS informal summit A reminder, a day before Aleksandr Lukashenko visited the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Center in Zvezdny Gorodok (Star City) near Moscow. The center is currently selecting candidates from Belarus to fly into space.
07:30 In PicturesBall for gifted youth in Kossovo Castle On 23 December about 50 gifted boys and girls from Brest Oblast took part in the New Year's ball in Kossovo Castle.
16:30 PresidentBelarusian cosmonaut candidates named Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with the Belarusian cosmonaut candidates at the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Center in Russia on 24 December.
14:41 PresidentLukashenko meets with Belarusian cosmonaut candidates “If they are all healthy, they will not get lost here. Don't worry. Who will not fly into space this time, will do it next time. There will be enough work for everyone,” said the head of state.
14:06 PresidentLukashenko visits space station mockup facility Aleksandr Lukashenko was shown the simulating equipment. All the modules are life-size and are the same as the ones in orbit.
13:46 PresidentLukashenko praises Belarusian cosmonaut candidate's performance in centrifuge Upon the arrival Aleksandr Lukashenko first went to a centrifuge facility, where one of the Belarusian cosmonaut candidates was having a training session. “Well done!” the head of state said watching her on the monitor.
13:08 PresidentLukashenko visits cosmonaut training center in Russia The center is currently selecting candidates from Belarus to fly into space. The Belarusian candidates are six women. It is expected that the main and backup candidates for a manned space flight will be named in early 2023.
19:57 EconomyBelarusian cement mills to get 20% more peat fuel in 2023 Plans were made to increase peat fuel shipments to Belarusian cement mills by 20% to 435,000 tonnes in 2023. Cement industry enterprises will get 313,000 tonnes of peat briquettes and 122,000 tonnes of dried milled peat. The volumes may be increased further if necessary.
18:37 EconomyThe state of nuclear energy in the word today О том, какую роль играет атомная энергетика в обеспечении энергетической безопасности и борьбе с изменением климата, рассказал в интервью корреспонденту БЕЛТА академик-секретарь Отделения физико-технических наук Национальной академии наук Беларуси Сергей Щербаков.
18:29 SocietyConcern over artificial truck queues at Belarusian-Latvian border The line of trucks waiting on the Latvian side for their turn to enter Belarus is now 10km long. The drivers say that virtually no vehicles are being cleared for transit at premises of the border crossing Paternieki since trucks are forced to stay behind the boom gate.
17:28 PresidentLukashenko signs decree to grant Belarusian citizenship to 220 people A total of 7,317 people, including 5,491 Ukrainians, have been granted Belarusian citizenship in the wake of the instruction the head of state gave during the Big Conversation with the President. They received the Belarusian citizenship either by the decision of the president or through a simplified procedure.
16:23 PresidentLukashenko to visit Russia for informal CIS summit, tour of cosmonaut training center Upon the Russian president's invitation Aleksandr Lukashenko will visit the Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center in Zvezdny Gorodok, Moscow Oblast. Belarusian candidates for a manned space flight are going through the selection process there now.