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Infographics

Picture of Average Belarusian Family A total of 60,714 marriages were registered in Belarus in 2018.
Flame of Peace Torch Relay The Flame of the 2nd European Games will be lit at the Museum of Ara Pacis in Rome on 3 May. The symbol of the relay, an olive tree, will be presented during the event.
Mass Media in Belarus Expo The 23rd international exhibition Mass Media in Belarus will take place in Minsk on 2-4 May.
Belarus-China: Trade and economic cooperation In 2018 Belarus-China trade rose by 17.1%, with Belarus' export up by 33.4%. In 2018 Belarus' export of agricultural products and food to China rose by 4.4 times in comparison with 2017.

President

During the meeting Lukashenko: Parliament should accommodate different political views
The parliament must become a discussion platform for dialogue between MPs holding different political views yet sharing the main principles: the independence of the country, sustainable development, and growth of well-being of Belarusians, Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

Politics

Natalia Kochanova. An archive photo Belarusians promised orderly, well-organized parliamentary elections
The forthcoming parliamentary elections is just another election campaign in Belarus and will be smooth, calm and well organized as always, Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalya Kochanova said.
An archive photo Belarus urges to step up regional cooperation to strengthen global anti-terrorist coalition
A Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Dapkiunas took part in the conference “International and regional cooperation in countering terrorism and its' financing through illicit drug trafficking and organized crime”.
Vladimir Andreichenko. An archive photo Andreichenko to take part in CSTO PA Council meeting in Bishkek
Chairman of the House of Representatives of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko will take part in the session of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization that will take place in Bishkek on 20 May.

Economy

Igor Lyashenko. An archive photo Belarus to insist on compensations for direct, indirect loses caused by tainted Russian oil
The official said: “The direct losses are simple to understand – broken equipment. Competent groups are working on it. The Russian side has assured us that Belarus will get compensations for documented expenses. Naturally, we've raised the issue of indirect losses, too.”

Society

Only living Brest Fortress defender Piotr Kotelnikov turns 90
In 1941 Piotr Kotelnikov was 12 years old. “The fortress was on fire. We helped put out the fire in the casemates, barracks, warehouses, made forays for water which was in bad shortage, searched for ammunition, helped the wounded, women and children,” the veteran recalled.
Photo courtesy of the Department for Humanitarian Affairs Belarus, Poland discuss cooperation prospects in humanitarian sector
The prospects were discussed at a meeting between Director of the Humanitarian Affairs Department at the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Valery Skakun and Director of the Department of Development Cooperation at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michal Cygan on 17 May.
Oleg Slizhevsky. An archive photo Belarus to amend rules of handling international child abduction cases
The Code of Civil Procedure provides for the priority of international agreements in judicial proceedings related to child abduction. The most substantial amendments will be introduced to the Code of Civil Procedure.

Sport

Ivan Ivankov at Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games Belarusian athlete inducted into International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Belarusian gymnast Ivan Ivankov, a two-time world all-around champion and a two-time European all-around champion, has been inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The annual ceremony to honor new inductees will be held in Oklahoma City on 18 May.