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26 May 2017
Lukashenko encourages young people to build their future in their own country Lukashenko encourages young people to build their future in their own country
Alexander Lukashenko noted that as practice shows it could be quite difficult to reintegrate back in the native country, find a place in the society. “Homeland is the main thing. Therefore, I advise you, not as president but as a person, not to leave your homeland! Live here and try to do some good for your country. Do something for those who might help you become great people and true leaders someday,” the head of state said...
23 May 2017
Belarus interested in interacting with EU on development of regions Belarus interested in interacting with EU on development of regions
Alexander Lukashenko remarked that the recent events in Minsk involving this European body are entwined in the fabric of normalization of Belarus’ relations with Europe. “You are preparing corresponding recommendations for the European Union on a big spectrum of relations between Belarus and the EU, especially for the Eastern Partnership Initiative"...
22 May 2017
Belarus President reviews plans for further optimization of government bodies Belarus President reviews plans for further optimization of government bodies
The government has enacted all regulatory acts required to continue this process in other government bodies. “Relevant acts and schedule of optimization have been adopted. We will report on the progress of optimization in 2017 till 1 December,” Natalia Kochanova said...

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26 May 2017
Lukashenko urges focus on domestic ice hockey players in Belarus Lukashenko urges focus on domestic ice hockey players in Belarus
“Of course, it is important to have foreign players to learn from. We are not going to decide against foreign players on the team. We will be, however, banking on our players first of all,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
26 May 2017
Opinion: Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk will help boost mutual trade Opinion: Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk will help boost mutual trade
“The opening of the trading house of Azerbaijan in Belarus will contribute to the effort to step up our trade and make it more balanced to prevent one-way movement of goods from Belarus to Azerbaijan or in a reverse direction,” Vladimir Makei said...
26 May 2017
Belarus’ vice premier welcomes opening of Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk Belarus’ vice premier welcomes opening of Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk
Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said as he met with an Azerbaijani delegation led by Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev...

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26 May 2017
School student shows self-assembled 3D printer to Belarus president
According to the teenager, it is an economy-class 3D printer, which costs about $250, yet its performance is on par with that of expensive commercial-grade products. Danila Yeliseyev assembled the 3D printer at home and has already made arrangements for acquiring the necessary parts to assemble more 3D printers. In his words, there is demand for the product...
25 May 2017
Belarusian Culture Days begin in Vietnam with magnificent art performance
Taking part in the concert were the State Dance Company of Belarus, the artist Anatoly Taras, and Victoria Aleshko, a soloist of the Youth Variety Theater, an Honored Artist of Belarus. An exhibition Rays of Inspiration by the painter Vasily Yasyuk and an exposition Belarus and Belarusians by the National History Museum opened in the Vietnamese center for art and culture exhibitions...
25 May 2017
Children to begin ice hockey training at age of 6 in Belarus
“Our ice hockey training schools used to accept seven-year-old children. Taking into account the opinions of specialists, the Healthcare Ministry, the Sport and Tourism Ministry, the Education Ministry decided that it is possible to begin ice hockey training at the age of six. This is global experience,” Semyon Shapiro said. To make it easier for parents to buy necessary equipment, the president gave an instruction to solve these issues, for example, to set up the production of sports uniform and other gear...
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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.