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4 Dec 2020
Lukashenko on coronavirus: Situation is not easy, but under control Lukashenko on coronavirus: Situation is not easy, but under control
“We have accumulated our own experience of fighting against this evil,” the president said. “We have learned to treat people”...
4 Dec 2020
Lukashenko arrives in Vitebsk Oblast to study coronavirus response Lukashenko arrives in Vitebsk Oblast to study coronavirus response
During the visit to the hospital, the head of state was told about methods of treating COVID-19. The president was shown the neonatal intensive care unit, as well as antenatal and postnatal wards...
2 Dec 2020
Lukashenko stresses growing importance of allied relations Lukashenko stresses growing importance of allied relations
"However, we still will have to live and develop against the backdrop of multiple conflicts and new diseases. We will raise children, welcome good things, and be happy for each other, trying to protect that thin and fragile line that separates the humanity from a catastrophe"...

Opinions & Interviews rss

4 Dec 2020
Lukashenko on coronavirus response: People’s lives are the priority Lukashenko on coronavirus response: People’s lives are the priority
According to the head of state, he is monitoring the coronavirus response campaign. And today he does not have any complaints against the healthcare minister, governors and members of the coronavirus response team...
4 Dec 2020
Makei: Only Belarusians should determine Belarus’ future Makei: Only Belarusians should determine Belarus’ future
“Like any other OSCE participating state, we strive to establish the necessary balance between ensuring all rights and freedoms of citizens and maintaining an appropriate level of security and order in the society. As we all know, there are no universal solutions here. Only Belarusian people should determine the future of Belarus”...
2 Dec 2020
Lukashenko condemns actions of Poland, Baltic states towards Belarus Lukashenko condemns actions of Poland, Baltic states towards Belarus
The head of state emphasized that this year Belarus has been experiencing open interference in its domestic affairs, including through attempts to provoke public discontent...

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4 Dec 2020
Belarus reports 1,774 new COVID-19 cases, 1,647 recoveries in past 24 hours Belarus reports 1,774 new COVID-19 cases, 1,647 recoveries in past 24 hours
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 143,383 cases...
3 Dec 2020
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,701 new cases, 1,729 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,701 new cases, 1,729 recoveries
The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 141,609 cases...
3 Dec 2020
Azarenka, Sabalenka nominated for WTA Player of the Year award Azarenka, Sabalenka nominated for WTA Player of the Year award
The WTA has revealed the list of six nominees for the 2020 WTA Player of the Year award. Among the nominations are two Belarusian players – world number 10 Aryna Sabalenka and world number 13 Victoria Azarenka...
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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.