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15 Feb 2019
Belarus, Latvia sign agreement to co-host 2021 IIHF World Championship Belarus, Latvia sign agreement to co-host 2021 IIHF World Championship
Belarus and Latvia received the right to co-host the World Ice Hockey Championship in 2021 at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Congress in Cologne in May 2017...
15 Feb 2019
Lukashenko, Putin visit Sirius Education Center in Sochi Lukashenko, Putin visit Sirius Education Center in Sochi
The presidents are set to discuss humanitarian cooperation issues on 15 February. After a joint walk around of the education center, talking to students, among whom are citizens of Belarus, the heads of state will hold a working meeting with participation of the ministers in charge of culture, education and sport...
15 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Internationalist soldiers are the pillar of Belarusian statehood Lukashenko: Internationalist soldiers are the pillar of Belarusian statehood
“Thirty years ago the operation of the limited contingent of Soviet troops in Afghanistan was over. Our soldiers who were thousands of kilometers far from the Homeland displayed heroic tenacity, courage and perseverance, were the first people to take on international terrorism stopping its proliferation all over the world for many years”...

Opinions & Interviews rss

15 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus will adopt Russia’s best practices in education Lukashenko: Belarus will adopt Russia’s best practices in education
“Today we are ready to open a technology park similar to Sirius,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “The experience of Sirius in revealing talents is very important for us. Of course, it is also a good example in terms of programs, education and accommodation for young people. Russia has gone a very interesting path, and this path is important for us. We will use it as an example. We should adopt all the best practices that we can see here”...
15 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Sovereignty is sacred Lukashenko: Sovereignty is sacred
“Why would we raise the question of sovereignty of Belarus and Russia? It is a sanctuary, it is sacred. We have no problem with sovereignty [in relations between the two states]. We do not discuss these issues even in this context,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
14 Feb 2019
Albers: Belarus’ leading athletes recovering, preparing for IBU European Championships Albers: Belarus’ leading athletes recovering, preparing for IBU European Championships
"The situation ahead of the championships is complicated. As is known, our team went down with a virus. We were looking for the cause and finally came to the conclusion that the athletes fell ill after the return from Antholz. Iryna Kryuko and Dzinara Alimbekava have almost recovered"...

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15 Feb 2019
Putin, Lukashenko play hockey in Sochi Putin, Lukashenko play hockey in Sochi
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko played hockey together before. In January 2014 in Sochi they played as part of the “red” team against the team featuring outstanding hockey players and civil servants wearing white jerseys...
15 Feb 2019
Figure skating bronze for Belarus at 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival Figure skating bronze for Belarus at 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival
The Belarusian athlete ranked fourth after the men’s short program. His great performance in the free skate earned him second place and he made it to the top three in the overall standings...
15 Feb 2019
BATE edge Arsenal in Europa League last 32 first leg BATE edge Arsenal in Europa League last 32 first leg
Stanislav Dragun headed Igor Stasevich's free-kick for the game's only goal just before half-time as BATE Borisov edged London’s Arsenal 1-0 in the home first leg of the Europa League round of 32 on 14 February...

Second European Games in Belarus rss

15 Feb 2019
Two caravan sites to be set up in Minsk by 2nd European Games Two caravan sites to be set up in Minsk by 2nd European Games
"Two caravan sites will be set up in Minsk by the 2nd European Games, like it was done for the ice hockey championship in 2014. Caravaners will be able to use electricity, water and mobile toilets"...
14 Feb 2019
Belarus’ leading mass media discuss preparations for Minsk European Games Belarus’ leading mass media discuss preparations for Minsk European Games
Aleksei Bogdanovich provided detailed information about the organization of the work of the press centers, mixed zones, and transport during the competitions. Joint projects as part of the preparations for the 2nd European Games were discussed as well...
14 Feb 2019
UNICEF experts meet with 2nd European Games volunteers in Minsk UNICEF experts meet with 2nd European Games volunteers in Minsk
UNICEF representative in Belarus and one of the Star Ambassadors of the 2nd European Games Dr. Rashed Mustafa Sarwar noted that this seminar will not be the only event of this kind...
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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 celebrated important milestones of their modern history in 2015. 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.