09:01 PresidentLukashenko plants trees in his hometown of Alexandria on subbotnik day The choice of this place on the bank of the Dnieper River is especially symbolic in the Year of People's Unity, because it has always been a place of friendship and cooperation between various ethnicities and cultures.
00:51 In PicturesYanka Kupala House Museum in Vyazynka The oldest branch of the Yanka Kupala House Museum is located in the poet's home village Vyazynka.
15:02 SocietyClean Lakes and Rivers campaign in Belarus The cadets of the Gomel branch of the University of Civil Protection of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry cleared about 9km of the waterfront area of Obkomovskoye Lake.
13:59 SocietyNew climbing center opens in Brest A new outdoor climbing center opened in Brest on 17 April. The sport facility features ten courses for beginners and amateurs. The climbing center will work all year round.
08:30 SocietyNationwide subbotnik in Belarus During this year's nationwide subbotnik [voluntary labor day] on 17 April, Belarusians beautified and tidied up territories of cities and villages, sites of historical and cultural heritage, memorial complexes, places of combat glory and military glory of the Great Patriotic War.
20:39 SportVTB United League: Tsmoki Minsk v Enisey BC Tsmoki Minsk faced BC Enisey as part of their pre-last home match in the VTB United League on 16 April.
19:57 PoliticsMakei tells French, German ambassadors about Belarus' partnership principles Vladimir Makei informed the ambassadors about progress in the constitutional process going on in Belarus and about other matters concerning the development of the situation inside the country.
19:31 SocietyBelarus, Russia sign document on airworthiness Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency Aleksandr Neradko and Director of the Aviation Department of the Transport and Communications Ministry Artyom Sikorsky took part in the ceremony.
19:24 EconomyProduction of over 820 import substitutes mastered by Belarusian Gomselmash over ten years According to Aleksandr Novikov, global manufacturing cooperation chains have started decaying in the current conditions. It is necessary to switch to a shorter manufacturing cycle inside the country. Many European countries are doing it.
19:07 SocietyMinsk to host Leisure 2021 expo on 23-25 April The 23rd edition of the international spring expo of tourism services “Leisure 2021” will be running in Minsk on 23-25 April.
18:55 EconomyRetail trade down 4.5% in Belarus in Q1 2021 In Q1 2021, the retail trade totaled Br13.1 billion, or 95.5% as against the same period of 2020 in comparable prices. Wholesale trade amounted to Br28.3 billion, or 104% as against January-March 2020.
18:46 SocietyBelarus to join teleconference on Chernobyl's 35th anniversary There will also be a prayer service for those who died immediately and in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident.
18:43 SocietyTashkent to host CIS forum of creative and scientific intellectuals in November The CIS Humanitarian Cooperation Council and the Board of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation (IFHC) held a joint web-based meeting on 16 April, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
18:35 EconomyFreight traffic in Belarus down 5.8% in Q1 2021 Freight turnover amounted to 28.8 billion tonne-kilometers, or 99% year-on-year.
18:30 SportBelarus name squad for 2021 IIHF World U18 Championship The Belarusian junior team will leave for the United States on 19 April. Belarus will open the championship against Sweden on 26 April.