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9 Dec 2016
Commemorative service for Maxim Bogdanovich held in All Saints Church in Minsk Commemorative service for Maxim Bogdanovich held in All Saints Church in Minsk
The ceremony called “The Return" was held in the crypt of the All Saints Memorial Church. Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Natalia Kochanova read out an address from the Belarusian president on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Maxim Bogdanovich...
9 Dec 2016
Lukashenko wants Belarus’ national interests protected as EEU Customs Code is adopted Lukashenko wants Belarus’ national interests protected as EEU Customs Code is adopted
"With the economic opportunities that are opening up for Belarus, the country lives in a context of the stiff global competitive environment, and has to address the arising challenges and threats. This is why the adoption of the Customs Code is a very important stage in the development of integration processes. It is necessary to ensure that Belarus’ national interests are protected,” the President stressed...
9 Dec 2016
UN General Assembly adopts Belarus-initiated resolution on Chernobyl UN General Assembly adopts Belarus-initiated resolution on Chernobyl
The draft resolution was presented by Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov. The deputy minister hailed the contribution of the international community, including the UN system, in the restoration and development of the polluted regions. Valentin Rybakov also noted that Belarus has accumulated rich experience in restoration and socio-economic development of the affected areas and is ready to share its experience...

Speeches & Interviews rss

9 Dec 2016
Belarus’ drive towards observing human rights noted Belarus’ drive towards observing human rights noted
“Since I had the honor of tracking the creation of the national plan on human rights in Belarus, I should say that a lot of effort went into it. It indicates that Belarus is stepping up its orientation towards cooperation as part of the mechanisms meant to ensure the observance of human rights"...
9 Dec 2016
Kupchyna: National Human Rights Action Plan is about great ideas, practical steps Kupchyna: National Human Rights Action Plan is about great ideas, practical steps
Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alena Kupchyna stressed that national human rights action plans help bring the norms of international law closer to the real situation in the countries...
9 Dec 2016
MFA: ODIHR report on Belarus parliamentary elections can provide basis for further dialogue MFA: ODIHR report on Belarus parliamentary elections can provide basis for further dialogue
“The final report of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission to the parliamentary elections in Belarus, which was published yesterday, is quite a substantive document both in terms of volume and content. Its thorough analysis will take time and will require the participation of specialists. Such an analysis will be undertaken shortly by the Central Election Commission and members of the interagency group of experts,” Dmitry Mironchik said...

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9 Dec 2016
Silver for Belarus at Junior & U23 European Weightlifting Championships in Israel
In the women’s -69kg event Anastasia Mikhalenko lifted a total of 222kg (97kg+125kg), after performing successfully all six attempts (three in the snatch and three in the jerk). Nadezhda Likhacheva of Russia took gold with the total of 235kg (105kg+130kg)...
8 Dec 2016
Belarusian icons to go on display in Spain
These are the masterpieces of the ancient Belarusian art that have not left Belarus before. The exhibition entitled “The Mystery of Time and Spirit” (the Apostles and Prophets. Belarusian icons of the 17th -18th centuries) will open in the El Greco Museum in Toledo on 16 December...
8 Dec 2016
Artis 2016 Grand Prix goes to children’s theater company from Grodno
The results of the international award for creative kids and youth Artis 2016 were reviewed at the Music Hall State Theater (St. Petersburg). The Grand Prix in the Theater Creativity nomination went to the children’s theater company from Grodno with their fantasy Buzzy-Wuzzy Busy Fly. Partaking in the final events were 13 theaters, with over 400 children’s theater companies from Russia and other CIS countries competing for the trip...
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UNESCO heritage sites in Belarus, Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace

The famous Belarusian landmarks associated with the influential dynasties, remarkable events and mysterious legends celebrate important milestones of their modern history this year. Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace and Park Ensemble were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List 15 and 10 years ago respectively. Today these gems of Belarusian architecture attract more and more tourists from different countries… Photos of Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace taken in autumn 2015 are available in our gallery. The video by Pavel Kuzmin gives a bird's eye view of the landmarks.