15:00 PresidentSurprise trip to Grodno, field experiments, action program for country in regional President's Week War and peace, stronger personnel discipline and execution discipline, a systemic approach to everything, the inadmissibility of wasting money, tasks on the scale of the entire country and many other things in the regular episode of BelTA's special project President's Week.
14:30 SocietyLabor Day celebrations in Minsk Trade unions held Labor Day celebrations across the country on 1 May. Thousands of people received well-deserved awards for honest work and services to their enterprises.
08:59 PresidentLukashenko: Labor Day unites all those who work for good of Motherland Aleksandr Lukashenko wished everyone to find their calling, which would bring the joy of new discoveries and self-realization. The president thanked representatives of all professions for their daily labor feats, skill and constant desire for development.
18:00 In PicturesSpring in Brest Brest Oblast has been enjoying warm spring weather for several weeks already.
15:12 SocietyMinister: Cultural workers understand their role in the country's development Anatoly Markevich told journalists why cultural workers were the first to support the president's initiative to landscape Khatyn.
14:43 SocietyLutsky: Many Belarusians will support tree planting campaign in Khatyn “The president suggested it and the singers were the first to respond. It is a good thing. Everyone will be able to leave their footprints on this holy land. I think this campaign will serve as an example for many of our citizens who will also plant their trees at Khatyn,” Igor Lutsky said.
13:11 SocietyBelarusian singers join 1,000 Trees of Memory campaign in Khatyn About 1,000 fir trees will be planted in Khatyn. Young trees have already been prepared to be planted in Khatyn. Taking part in the campaign are Alexander Solodukha, Ruslan Alekhno, Irina Dorofeeva, Victoria Aleshko, the art group Belarusy, and also the musical groups Skynet, By City, Aura and many others.
17:57 EconomyDemand for poultry meat, beef, pork fully satisfied in Belarus The government has authorized a plan on shipping meat products to the country's consumer market in order to fully satisfy the consumer market's demand. The Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Ministry and the Agriculture and Food Ministry check the fulfillment of the plan every week.
17:35 EconomyBelarus to raise export duties on oil, oil products on 1 May In line with the resolution the size of the export duty on crude oil, furnace oil, oil bitumen, petrolatum, paraffin, and waste oils will be $14.4 per tonne ($14.3 per tonne previously), on straight-run gasoline – $7.9 per tonne ($7.8 previously).
17:17 SocietyReadiness of defense, security bodies seen as crucial to Belarus' security Aleksandr Volfovich talked about why the inspection of the army's combat readiness had been organized: “Let's look at what is happening in the world today. The military and political situation in the world and around Belarus is in turmoil and is about to boil."
16:52 EconomyBroad choice, good sales of Belarusian goods on domestic market preserved Aleksei Bogdanov said: “It is a great honor for the industry to see our organizations on the national honor wall. Six trade enterprises have been granted this honor this year. And for the entire year we try to work hard to raise the standard of service to the public.”
16:33 SportBelarus' 3x3 basketball team to show their best at 2nd CIS Games Belarus' 3x3 basketball teams will do their best to win at the 2nd CIS Games in Minsk, Secretary General of the Belarusian Basketball Federation Anastasia Marinina told BelTA.
16:19 SocietyBelarusian ambassador to Kazakhstan meet with leaders of Belarusian ethno-cultural associations Belarusian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Pavel Utyupin held a meeting with the leaders of the Belarusian ethno-cultural associations of Astana, West Kazakhstan, East Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan and Mangystau regions,
15:47 In PicturesLake Baikal At the end of April, it is still cold on Lake Baikal. The water surface is covered with ice in some places; tourists ride on khivus.
15:43 SocietyCombat readiness inspection demonstrates Belarusian army's ability to repel any aggression A combat readiness inspection of the Armed Forces has been in progress since 3 April upon instructions of the head of state. It is supposed to determine the army's capability to carry out missions in a rapidly changing situation.