13:32 PresidentPresident thanks, awards Belarusian mass media workers, culture workers Eight mass media workers have received presidential thanks in recognition of their significant personal contributions to the realization of the state information policy, outstanding professionalism, objective and in-depth coverage of public, political, social, and cultural events in the country's life.
12:47 PoliticsNew CSTO secretary general introduced to CSTO Secretariat, CSTO Joint Staff in Moscow Aleksandr Volfovich conveyed the Belarus president's congratulations on the appointment to Imangali Tasmagambetov. In turn, the new CSTO secretary general thanked the CSTO heads of state for their trust.
12:14 In PicturesChina gearing up for Chinese New Year People all over China are buying gifts for Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. This festival is also commonly referred to as the Spring Festival.
11:50 SportOver 150 athletes from Belarus, Russia to participate in shooting sports cup in Belarus According to the organizers, the competitions will take place in the shooting sport complex named after Marshal Timoshenko. Over 150 shooters from Belarus and Russia will take part in the competitions.
10:44 EconomyBelarusian tire maker Belshina worked well in 2022 despite sanctions Belshina specialists adjusted the marketing strategy taking into account actions of the main competitors and the volatility of the currency exchange rate. Meanwhile, Belshina kept working to reduce costs.
10:01 PresidentDraft agreement on Belarus-Zimbabwe cooperation commission approved The draft agreement has been okayed as the foundation for arranging negotiations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been authorized to conduct the negotiations and sign the agreement if the parties come to terms within limits of the approved draft.
17:58 EconomyBelarus to spend about Br4bn on servicing state debt in 2023 Dmitry Kiyko said: “There are issues with the state debt every year. The state budget for the year 2023 has appropriated about Br4 billion for servicing the state debt. Nearly 75% of the sum in currencies of the countries that are friendly to us. The Russian ruble, the Chinese yuan.”
16:06 PresidentLukashenko's recipe for peace, construction without chitchat, military affairs. President's Week The Belarus president's work schedule has always been full of events. Aleksandr Lukashenko holds conferences and working meetings, regularly visits the regions, goes on foreign trips and welcomes foreign guests… All of it and much more than that can be found in the first episode of BelTA's special project President's Week.
14:56 PoliticsAgenda of forthcoming Supreme State Council session outlined According to Dmitry Mezentsev, the next sessions of the Union State Council of Ministers and the Supreme State Council will be dedicated to analyzing what has been done so far and working out new tasks that will emphasize the depth and the scale of integration-based interaction of Belarus and Russia.
13:12 EconomyRealization of Belarus-Russia Union State programs hailed as new stage of economic integration In conditions of severe external pressure on Belarus and Russia the role of Union State programs and the joint response to technological challenges are becoming particularly important, particularly in the sphere of import substitution and efforts to ensure the competitive ability of the two economies.
12:00 PresidentLukashenko suggests spending more on Union State programs The realization of industry-specific programs should be the key items on the bilateral agenda, Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “Economic programs, scientific programs, humanitarian programs and other programs that we finance,” the president noted.
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11:49 PresidentLukashenko wants Union State media holding company operational in H1 2023 Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “It is our common decision, the decision of the presidents of Belarus and Russia to create a good, proper, powerful, and definitely modern [media holding company]. Otherwise, we are going to waste money with zero effect.”
11:06 EconomyBelarus government to spend heavily on social security in 2023 Dmitry Kiyko said: “The budget will retain social orientation this year. Expenses of social nature will amount to 45% or slightly more than Br27 billion, 17.6% up [from the previous year].”
10:04 SocietyBelarusian-Russian Air Force exercise to begin on 16 January An aviation component representing the Aerospace Forces of Russia arrived in Belarus on 8 January. All the airfields and training areas of the Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Armed Forces of Belarus will be used during the tactical Air Force exercise.