19:00 SocietyOver 3.94m Belarusians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Thus, 53.1% of the population of the Republic of Belarus has received one dose of the vaccine, 42.2% has been fully vaccinated.
18:57 PresidentPhotos of Lukashenko in president's merch published by Pul Pervogo The Telegram channel Pul Pervogo has published the photos of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in the president's merch. The head of state donning a white sweatshirt with the quote "Get Undressed and Work" is sitting in his office working with documents.
18:47 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 691 new cases, 517 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 709,622. A total of 702,170 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
18:46 EconomyMinsk to host BUDEXPO 2022 architecture and building expo on 16-18 March "BUDEXPO is the largest exhibition project in the construction industry in Belarus. Its mission is to popularize and promote modern contemporary architecture, new urban planning concepts, urban environment models, modern affordable and comfortable housing, attractive urban infrastructure, innovations, and digital transformation," the organizers said.
18:35 PoliticsCSTO peacekeeping force described as effective instrument to counter ‘color revolutions' "What we saw was a turning point in the game. There will be no ‘miracles' in the post-Soviet space. We have found the most effective instrument of countering color revolutions, no matter what form they take, either a peaceful protest or a direct attempt to use well-trained militants," the journalist said.
18:32 SocietyIn Pictures: Belarus' peacekeepers in Kazakhstan Belarusian peacekeepers work both independently and as part of mixed guard posts together with servicemen from Kazakhstan.
18:28 PresidentLukashenko: Young Belarusian state can efficiently respond to any challenges The young Belarusian state can efficiently respond to any challenges, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the ceremony to present the Spiritual Revival Awards, special prizes to art luminaries, and the Belarusian Sports Olympus Awards.
18:25 EconomyBelarus' export at $44.5bn in January-November In January-November 2021 Belarus' foreign trade totaled $85.088 billion, up by 31.6% year-on-year. Import amounted to $40.555 billion (up by 29.5%). Surplus of foreign trade in goods and services equaled $3.978 billion, up from $1.9995 billion in January-November 2020.
18:24 PresidentLukashenko: Strong spiritual roots helped Belarusians preserve language, culture, traditions "Without strong spiritual roots, it is unlikely that Belarusians, having gone through many years of wars and deprivations, would have been able to preserve their native language, culture, traditions that linked centuries and generations," the president said.
18:00 PresidentLukashenko: ‘Art, sport, public service should be ethical and creative' The head of state noted that Belarusians have a special attitude to people who know how to create something unusual, something that pleases the eye and warms the heart, to those who spare no time enriching culture, preserving the historical heritage, educating young people. "To people like you, dear prizewinners," the Belarusian leader said.
17:33 PresidentLukashenko urges to honor Belarus' heroic past In his speech the head of state emphasized the importance to honor the memory of the nation, the historical truth, and to prevent the attempts to falsify the momentous events in the life of the country.
17:32 PresidentLukashenko comments on reasons for timing Spiritual Revival awards ceremony to Christmas "When a quarter of a century ago we instituted the Spiritual Revival awards and special prizes, we specifically timed them to coincide with the Nativity of Christ. It is this Christian holiday that symbolizes all the best, the purest in our life, which we have had to defend for decades and centuries," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
17:17 Partners15th Al Dhafra Festival starts tomorrow Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the 15th edition of Al Dhafrah Festival's Competitions will commence tomorrow, at Madinet Zayed, Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi.
17:13 PoliticsBelarus, Vietnam discuss prospects for joint ventures Mikalai Barysevich visited the Province of Hung Yen which is home to the Belarusian-Vietnamese projects such the plant to assemble MAZ trucks (MAZ-Asia joint venture) and the facility to make dairy products from Belarusian raw materials (Au Viet Milk).
16:58 SocietyMiklashevich: All major amendments to Constitution based on citizens' proposals "The Constitutional Commission began its work on 15 March and has held 11 meetings. First of all, we reviewed the proposals submitted by our citizens. Accordingly, all major amendments proposed to the Constitution are based on the proposals of citizens. Currently, a public discussion of those proposals that have already founded their way in the draft text of the Constitution is underway," Piotr Miklashevich noted.