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27 Apr 2017
Lukashenko, Rumas discuss wide range of economic issues Lukashenko, Rumas discuss wide range of economic issues
The president asked Sergei Rumas what the National Bank and, perhaps, the government could do in this field. “Besides, I asked you to keep your finger on the pulse and try to accumulate the situation in the banking environment,” the head of state continued...
26 Apr 2017
Belarus president describes Chernobyl shelter construction as major European event Belarus president describes Chernobyl shelter construction as major European event
Alexander Lukashenko said: “Indeed, the construction of the sarcophagus to shelter the destroyed fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was a major event for all of us — Belarusians, Ukrainians, and Europe as a whole. It is a unique structure that has no equals today. Moreover, the fact that the shelter has been built with support of 40 nations represents an important symbol of international solidarity”...
26 Apr 2017
Lukashenko, Poroshenko honor memory of Chernobyl clean-up workers Lukashenko, Poroshenko honor memory of Chernobyl clean-up workers
The heads of state laid flowers to The Wall of Memory in the Memorial to the Heroes of Chernobyl. The Wall of Memory has been installed near the administration building of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The memorial is made of red and white stone, topped by a massive arch with the bell and the cross...

Speeches & Interviews rss

27 Apr 2017
Economic diplomacy described as Belarus’ hallmark Economic diplomacy described as Belarus’ hallmark
"With its open economy Belarus has managed to secure a string of accomplishments in the export of merchandise and services in the face of severe competition on foreign markets. Today economic diplomacy is a hallmark of the Belarusian state, Vladimir Makei believes...
27 Apr 2017
Makei: Belarus can play a bigger role in international politics Makei: Belarus can play a bigger role in international politics
“After reaching a qualitatively new stage in its development, Belarus can and should play a bigger role both in the regional and world politics,” the minister stressed in his article...
26 Apr 2017
Minsk agreement seen as the only plan towards peace, stability in Ukraine Minsk agreement seen as the only plan towards peace, stability in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president said that the agreement developed in Minsk became the basis of the principles to settle the conflict in the east of Ukraine. “Today they are the only plan towards peace and stability in Ukraine,” the president said...

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26 Apr 2017
Minsk Airport, Belavia among world’s most punctual airports, airlines
The UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG has released new data on the most punctual airlines and airports around the world. For the report, the data of airlines and airports from October 2016 to March 2017 was considered. Both Belavia and Minsk National Airport placed 8th in the ranking with four and five stars respectively...
26 Apr 2017
Minsk to host Belarusians of the World festival 7-10 September
“We have got the information about all the Belarusian diasporas which are officially registered in the Belarusian embassies abroad. The second phase which includes the sending out of the invitations is starting now. The festival is expected to attract about 300 participants,” Vasily Chernik said...
26 Apr 2017
Chernobyl victims commemorated in Minsk
People gathered near the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God “Seeking of the Lost” to pay tribute to the courage and commemorate the victims of the Chernobyl tragedy. First Deputy Head of Belarus' President Administration Maksim Ryzhenkov was the first to lay the flowers...
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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.