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24 Jan 2017
Belarus president in favor of processing all timber domestically Belarus president in favor of processing all timber domestically
“We are talking about using timber resources of our country. A short while ago we talked very seriously about land, land allocation for construction projects, and the value of land resources. Today we are talking about timber resources. Timber is the second most valuable resource me and you have not created but inherited from god”...
21 Jan 2017
Belarus chooses entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Belarus chooses entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
Although the indie pop duo were not the top choice of the televoters, they posted the highest total score thanks to the 12 points from the professional jury. Artyom Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk performed Story of My Life in Belarusian. Artyom is the author of the song...
20 Jan 2017
Lukashenko approves resolution on Belarus' border protection in 2017 Lukashenko approves resolution on Belarus' border protection in 2017
New control and surveillance complexes are installed at the border; Belarus cooperates with the European Union in this area. “Of course, this cooperation can be more comprehensive. We are responsible for the protection of the European Union from illegal migration,” Alexander Lukashenko said...

Speeches & Interviews rss

24 Jan 2017
Belarus to continue efforts to promote dialogue, mutual respect in United Nations Belarus to continue efforts to promote dialogue, mutual respect in United Nations
The diplomat said a few words about the contribution of Belarus to the international efforts to promote nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in the context of the 20th anniversary of Belarus’ voluntary decision to give up its nuclear weapons after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Valentin Rybakov said that fundamental decision was a turning point in defining the national priorities for development, promotion of peace and stability in the country and social cohesion...
24 Jan 2017
Ambassador: Belarus, China will further advance strategic cooperation Ambassador: Belarus, China will further advance strategic cooperation
"The parties regularly exchange visits at the highest levels, maintain an active inter-parliamentary dialogue and dynamic interdepartmental contacts. The two countries have successfully cooperated in international organizations providing mutual support on the matters of fundamental importance"...
23 Jan 2017
France viewed as one of Belarus’ most important partners France viewed as one of Belarus’ most important partners
“Over the 25 years the Belarusian-French ties have considerably strengthened and expanded. Mutual interest continues increasing. Belarus has attached and continues attaching great significance to friendly and mutually respecting relations with France in every area,” said Yevgeny Vorobyov...

Latest press releases rss

23 Jan 2017
NTA publishes tourist guide with top 100 things to do in Belarus
The product is marketed as a unique guide that helps visitors get the most vivid impressions in Belarus. “These 100 secrets have been carefully selected by the locals wishing to help tourists learn more about Belarus and find something to their liking,” representatives of the NTA said...
23 Jan 2017
Visa-free tours to Grodno most popular with Poles, Lithuanians
“Residents of the neighboring Lithuania and Poland were the most active. They topped the so-called list of visa-free tourists. Third goes Latvia whose residents also find it appealing to visit Grodno visa-free. We are determined to continue developing this direction. We are going to present the region’s potential at an exhibition in Riga soon,” representatives of the sports and tourism department said...
23 Jan 2017
New website to highlight tourism opportunities in Belarus goes online
The portal allows for tailoring the presentation of the information on the page to the preferences of the target audience placing the focus on agro/ecotourism, sports tourism, or music festivals...
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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.