By Alyaksey ALYAKSANDRAW

Lukashenka: Olympics is big politics

Alyaksandr Lukashenka described on Tuesday the Olympics as "big politics" and warned that competition for Olympic medals had "intensified to the maximum."

Gazprom says that Belarus owes it over $200 million

Belarus' debt with Gazprom has already surpassed $200 million, Aleksandr Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian gas giant, said in Moscow on May 31.

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk in support of historically national symbols

The demonstrators lined up along Independence Avenue, holding white-red-white flags. Some were handing out white-red-white ribbons to passers-by…

Authorities set to change university admission rules

The government is drawing up a presidential edict that will introduce changes to the rules of admission to schools of higher learning and vocational schools.

Lukashenka approves proposals for «improving» electoral process

He was commenting on the results of Mr. Lukashenka's meeting with top election officials and government officials on Wednesday.

Makey: Belarus, United States ready for full normalization of relations

Belarus and the United States are ready for the full normalization of their relations, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey told reporters in Minsk on April 25.

Lukashenka sets new utility rates

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on March 23 signed a presidential edict setting new utility rates for households for 2016.

Lukashenka wants pension age raised by three years

Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced on Friday that he wanted the retirement age to be gradually raised by three years for both men and women.

Lukashenka firm on tough new rules for market vendors

The government should ignore market vendors' resentment and move ahead with plans to secure an even playing field for all retailers in Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told Trade Minister Uladzimir Kaltovich on Tuesday.