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23 Sep 2016
Over 160 organizations gather for Euroregion Neman 2016 expo in Grodno Over 160 organizations gather for Euroregion Neman 2016 expo in Grodno
Partaking in the international trading fair are over 160 companies and organizations from Grodno Oblast, border regions of Poland and Lithuania, and also representatives of Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast...
23 Sep 2016
Lukashenko demands strict fulfillment of resolutions of Belarusian People's Congress Lukashenko demands strict fulfillment of resolutions of Belarusian People's Congress
"We passed a resolution concerning the most important aspects of the country’s development, approved major provisions of Belarus’ social and economic development program till 2020 at the Belarusian People’s Congress three months ago,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
22 Sep 2016
Lukashenko in favor of more active involvement of church in social processes Lukashenko in favor of more active involvement of church in social processes
“We hope that the church will be more actively involved in social processes. It is very important for the Orthodox Church to continue promoting religious accord in Belarus demonstrating an example of civilized relations,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...

Speeches & Interviews rss

22 Sep 2016
Belarusian Paralympians’ performance in Rio praised Belarusian Paralympians’ performance in Rio praised
“I am happy with the results. Prior to Rio we had hopes for high results. Our major achievement is the place in the top 20 in the number of medals. The second important achievement is that 19 out of 21 athletes reached the final,” said Oleg Shepel...
22 Sep 2016
Belarus ready to connect manufacturing potentials with China Belarus ready to connect manufacturing potentials with China
“We would like to make the Chinese side understand that the key advantage we have today is our geographical position between two major unions in the center of Europe. The position can be exploited", Natalya Nikandrova said...
22 Sep 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: Interreligious peace in Belarus is a vivid example for other countries Metropolitan Pavel: Interreligious peace in Belarus is a vivid example for other countries
"We are living in peace and accord, there is nothing to quarrel over, we have our own dimensions of work,” the Metropolitan said. “We do not compete with other religious denominations, we are doing our work. I am really happy that there is interreligious peace in Belarus”...

Belarus parliament elections 2016 rss

19 Sep 2016
Yermoshina meets with OSCE ODIHR mission head to sum up Belarusian parliament election results Yermoshina meets with OSCE ODIHR mission head to sum up Belarusian parliament election results
The meeting was prompted by the conclusion of the work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights mission in Belarus. Earlier Lidia Yermoshina described the OSCE ODIHR’s preliminary report on the Belarusian parliament elections as quite balanced...
16 Sep 2016
Unhindered campaigning named key achievement of Belarusian parliament elections Unhindered campaigning named key achievement of Belarusian parliament elections
She also took note of an increased number of candidates, including party members, as another positive change. As a result, voters were given an alternative. Moreover, the election campaign is getting more open...
16 Sep 2016
OSCE ODIHR report on Belarusian parliament elections described as quite balanced OSCE ODIHR report on Belarusian parliament elections described as quite balanced
Speaking about possible liberalization of Belarusian election laws in the future, Lidia Yermoshina noted that the Central Election Commission already has a number of proposals that will be systematized after the OSCE ODIHR delivers the final report on the Belarusian parliament elections...

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23 Sep 2016
Exhibition opened to highlight 45th anniversary of Brest Fortress memorial
The exhibition is timed to the 45th anniversary since the memorial was opened. The photo project is divided into a historical part and a modern part. The former relies on photos from the museum’s own stock. They were made in the 1950-1970s. The latter features works submitted for the contest A Look at the Brest Fortress that took place in July-September 2016...
23 Sep 2016
Day of Azerbaijani Culture in Minsk on 1 October
The festival will kick off in the capital’s Upper Town at midday. Minsk residents and visitors will enjoy Azerbaijani folk music and the Lezghinka dance performed by Legends of the Caucasus and Sarı Gelin. Visitors to the celebrations will be invited to attend workshops of Azerbaijani cuisine...
23 Sep 2016
Russian-funded film highlights 60th anniversary of Brest Fortress Defense Museum
Andrei Shishkanov, one of the project’s initiators, said during the presentation that rare documentaries and photos from personal and state archives had been used to make the film...
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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.