10:00 EconomyPlans to expand line-up of Belarusian farm vehicles produced in Kazakhstan Since 2007, Gomselmash and AgromashHolding KZ have been jointly assembling grain harvesters under the ESSIL brand. AgromashHolding KZ produces a range of grain harvesters and operates its own maintenance service throughout the country.
09:29 EconomyMinister: Smart modernization is key to successful operation of forestry industry – Smart modernization is key to successful operation of forestry industry, Belarus' Forestry Minister Vitaly Drozhzha said.
09:01 PresidentLukashenko takes dip in icy waters near Minsk to mark Epiphany Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko took a dip into icy waters to mark the Orthodox Epiphany on 19 January. The video was released by the Telegram channel Pul Pervogo.
19:58 SocietyPlans to offer countryside housing construction opportunities to more Belarusians Those, who take the offer, will retain their right to state support for housing construction. “We believe it will stop the increase in people in need of better housing, who have been on the housing register for ten years and more,” the minister added.
19:22 EconomyElectricity usage at eight-year high in Belarus in January According to the source, the Belarusian power grid operated steadily at the peak of electricity consumption and supplied consumers with heat and electric energy without interruptions.
18:44 EconomyBelarus working out new electric vehicles incentives -Belarus is working out new electric car incentives, Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences, said as he commented on the 2021-2025 draft program for electric transport promotion.
18:27 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 research update: High hopes for stem cell therapy, vaccines The development of severe pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is associated with an overreaction of their own immune system. Stem cells can have an impact on this. In addition, they can help repair damaged tissues, including those of the lungs.
18:17 SocietyRussia reports 100% efficacy of EpiVacCorona vaccine According to Rospotrebnadzor, the vaccine efficacy is made up of its immunological and preventative efficacy. “The immunological efficacy of the EpiVacCorona vaccine is 100% based on the results of Phase I and II trials,” the press service of the Russian consumer health watchdog said.
18:07 EconomyUK among major timber buyers at Belarusian commodity exchange in early 2021 As many as 1.6 million wooden stakes worth a total of €1.1 million were sold to the United Kingdom at the first export trading session of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange in 2021.
17:42 SocietyBelarus ready to make electric cars of its own design The official said: “If investments are available, we are ready to use our own R&D products to create a purely Belarusian electric car.” Several battery models are being considered for the Belarusian electric car.
17:02 PoliticsBelarusian ambassador presents credentials to Pakistan president The parties stressed the need to strengthen cooperation in areas important for Belarus and Pakistan such as industry, agriculture and pharmaceuticals, the embassy said.
16:49 EconomyShare of EV in Belarus' municipal fleet might reach 30% by 2025 There are plans to increase the share of electric vehicles in Belarus' public transportation up to 30% by 2025. The 2021-2025 draft program for electric transport promotion was discussed at the meeting of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers on 19 January.
16:10 PoliticsRussian parliament speaker: No democratic standards in the United States Speaker of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin urged to do everything possible to prevent foreign interference in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Russia in the autumn as he opened the Parliament session on 19 January.
15:50 SportMoscow regrets IIHF's decision to move championship from Minsk It was with regret that the Kremlin learned the news about the IIHF decision to strip Belarus off the right to host the 2021 IIHF World Championship, Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told the media.
15:50 In PicturesEpiphany celebrations on Lake Yubileinoye Lake Yubileinoye is traditionally used as the main venue for Epiphany bathing in Grodno.