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23 Aug 2019
Belarus to continue developing relations with Georgia Belarus to continue developing relations with Georgia
He also mentioned especially friendly relations between Belarusian and Georgian people. “Georgians close people, many of them live in Belarus. Georgian festivals which are held on the Belarusian soil are well known in every small village”...
23 Aug 2019
IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships kick off with opening ceremony in Raubichi IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships kick off with opening ceremony in Raubichi
Competing for Belarus will be Iryna Kryuko, Dzinara Alimbekava, Hanna Sola, Iryna Kruchynkina and Alena Kruchynkina, and also Raman Yaliotnau, Anton Smolski, Sergey Bocharnikov, Maksim Varabei, Viktar Kryuko...
21 Aug 2019
Belarus president to visit remote towns in every oblast Belarus president to visit remote towns in every oblast
The head of state said that he had come to Ivye District with big concerns about Grodno Oblast’s mistake to focus on the development of its western parts...

Opinions & Interviews rss

23 Aug 2019
Belarus shows interest in full cooperation with Georgia Belarus shows interest in full cooperation with Georgia
In his words, there are all the prerequisites for increasing bilateral trade. "A number of enterprises with Georgian capital work in Belarus, while our representations are present in your country. We are interested in increasing the supply of Georgian goods to Belarus"...
23 Aug 2019
Belarus’ economy is balanced Belarus’ economy is balanced
“Today the situation in the economy is balanced. The majority of qualitative indicators are fulfilled. The situation is stable on the monetary, financial and currency markets. The inflation rate is within the projected range”...
23 Aug 2019
Belarus ready for more projects with Georgia to meet trade growth target Belarus ready for more projects with Georgia to meet trade growth target
According to the minister, Belarus and Georgia do not abandon the goal to reach $200 million in mutual trade, although the trade in goods has slightly fallen this year...

Latest press releases rss

23 Aug 2019
Darya Domracheva awarded 2014/15 Small Crystal Globe in Pursuit Darya Domracheva awarded 2014/15 Small Crystal Globe in Pursuit
Darya Domracheva emphasized how important the fair play in sport is. “I am very happy to hold this Small Crystal Globe won several years ago. This event shows everyone who has anything to do with biathlon that sport must stay clean”...
23 Aug 2019
Belarus announces its contestant for Miss International 2019 Belarus announces its contestant for Miss International 2019
Maria made it to the TOP 10 and got the Audience Choice Award of the Miss Belarus 2018 contest. Earlier, she was the 2-nd Runner-up at the Miss Bobruisk 2016 pageant...
22 Aug 2019
Belarus’ student 2nd at World Open Shogi Championship 2019 Belarus’ student 2nd at World Open Shogi Championship 2019
The World Open Shogi Championship 2019 took place in Bratislava on 15-18 August. “Anton Starikevich overpowered over 100 participants from Japan, the United States, France, the UK, Germany, Russia and other countries”...

Second European Games in Belarus rss

12 Aug 2019
Belarusian wrestlers commended for great performance at Minsk European Games Belarusian wrestlers commended for great performance at Minsk European Games
According to Igor Lyashenko, wrestling was one of the most successful sports for Belarus at the 2nd European Games where athletes won seven medals. He wished the Belarusian wrestlers new medals at the World Wrestling Championships in the capital of Kazakhstan in September 2019...
8 Aug 2019
Strong social media presence for Minsk European Games Strong social media presence for Minsk European Games
The study showed that the number of positive or neutral online posts exceeded the negative ones by more than seven times (125,000 against 16,000)...
1 Aug 2019
Minsk European Games attendance at 88% Minsk European Games attendance at 88%
He also noted that the opening ceremony of the 2nd European Games sold 17,500 tickets, and the closing ceremony 18,700 tickets...
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Birds-eye-view of Belarus: Impregnable and mysterious Lida Castle

With its massive defensive walls made from red brick and rubble, and loophole towers overlooking the entire city, this medieval fortification is steeped in history and legend. This castle has been a witness to many centuries of Belarusian history, which makes it a unique historical site. Here is a birds-eye-view of Lida Castle.

The construction of the fortified castle in Lida began in 1323 upon the order of Grand Duke Hiedymin. Back then the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was frequently threatened by the Crusaders; therefore a powerful citadel along the Novogrudok-Krevo-Medniki-Troki line of defense was supposed to block access to the country’s rear. As time went by, an entire town rose up around the ramparts of the castle. This town came to play an important role in Medieval Europe. In 1422 the castle hosted the marriage of 71-year-old Jogaila, King of Poland, and 17-year-old Princess Sophia of Golshany, the founders of the Jagiellon dynasty whose descendants still reign in Europe. This formidable castle withstood numerous onslaughts, destruction, desolation and was restored to their original shape thanks to painstaking restoration effort. Today Lida Castle is among the most popular tourist sites in Belarus. It hosts history re-enactment events, knights tournaments, a theatrical show re-enacting the royal wedding and the Lida Castle Sward medieval festival. A fascinating exposition opened on five levels of the Vitaut Tower. Another tower, which was named after the castle founder Hiedymin, will re-open after restoration in the near future.