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7 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus maintains momentum in combating coronavirus Lukashenko: Belarus maintains momentum in combating coronavirus
"Let's all work together and go the way we have outlined. No matter how hard it is for us"...
7 Apr 2020
Lukashenko calls for strict control in agriculture Lukashenko calls for strict control in agriculture
The head of state pointed out that the country’s food security should be given top priority...
7 Apr 2020
Lukashenko instructs to minimize Belarus' dependence on oil games of major powers Lukashenko instructs to minimize Belarus' dependence on oil games of major powers
"The more pillars we create for our economy, the more sustainable the society will become and the more independent our policies will be"...

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8 Apr 2020
Russians working at Belarus nuclear power plant test positive for COVID-19 Russians working at Belarus nuclear power plant test positive for COVID-19
He emphasized that these people did not take part in construction, startup and commissioning works, but were on a 14-day quarantine...
8 Apr 2020
Administrative penalties for breaking self-isolation rules under consideration in Belarus Administrative penalties for breaking self-isolation rules under consideration in Belarus
At present there is no legal way to fine violators of the self-isolation rules or punish them in some other way...
8 Apr 2020
Protocol on Russian natural gas import to Belarus in 2020 to offer comparable financial terms Protocol on Russian natural gas import to Belarus in 2020 to offer comparable financial terms
The MP noted that natural gas import is very important for the Belarusian economy...

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8 Apr 2020
Plans to use antibody-rich plasma to treat coronavirus patients in Belarus Plans to use antibody-rich plasma to treat coronavirus patients in Belarus
To this end, healthcare specialists will use the results of rapid tests that determine coronavirus antibodies instead of the RNA of the virus...
8 Apr 2020
Coronavirus testing carried out by 13 laboratories in Belarus Coronavirus testing carried out by 13 laboratories in Belarus
"We are testing and certifying rapid tests that determine antibodies to the virus instead of the virus RNA"...
8 Apr 2020
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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.