Belarus Visa-Free: Now For 30 Days
Official Website of the Republic of Belarus
Election of the President of the Republic of Belarus  9 August 2020
News
Belarus Events Calendar
Belarus’ Top Tourist Sites
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belarus
Belarusian sanatoria and health resorts
Souvenirs from Belarus
| Home | News | Press releases

Press releases

18 Dec 2015
Belarusian culture center in China to be set up at embassy
The Chinese side has opted in favor of a separate building. “We are providing them with assistance in their search for an appropriate plot of land or building,” Irina Driga added...
18 Dec 2015
Chess in Schools program to be introduced in Belarus in 2016
At first the project will be run as an optional out-of-school activity at Minsk and regional schools. The World Chess Federation will help with training coaches, organizing seminars and master classes, and providing educational materials...
18 Dec 2015
Belarus to present its bid to host IBU World Cup before April 2016
The IBU World Cup schedule is packed until 2018 inclusively. Belarus will not be able to host the event of such a level during this time. Bids can be submitted for the next four-year period, starting from 2019...
18 Dec 2015
FIDE European Rapid and Blitz Championships kick off in Minsk
Blitz winners will be named on the first competition day. A total of 679 chess players in the competitions played according to the Swiss 11-round system. Partaking in the Rapid Chess Championship scheduled for Saturday, 19 December, will be 800 athletes...
18 Dec 2015
BelNPP first unit to come online in November 2018
"Today we are working hard, so the time between the commissioning of the first and the second unit may be reduced. We observed a similar situation as nuclear power plants were launched in other countries"...
18 Dec 2015
Helmets, heraldic flags dating back to 11th-17th centuries on display in Gomel
The exhibition traces the evolution of arms manufacture on the territory of present-day Belarus. The exhibition has been organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the Radziwill family. The central piece on display is the presumably lost helmet from the armor suit of Mikolaj Krzysztof Radziwill Czarny...
17 Dec 2015
Belavia to perform flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada next summer
“In the new season we will resume flying to Sharm el-Sheikh. That’s for sure. Booking and sale of Egypt tours for the spring and summer are already underway,” Igor Cherginets said...
17 Dec 2015
Belarus named cheapest tourist destination for Russians in 2015
According to Travel.ru, Russian tourists spent RUB4,200 on average on hotel accommodation per day in Belarus in 2015. For comparison: it was RUB4,500 on accommodations per day in Ukraine, and RUB7,100 in Kazakhstan...
17 Dec 2015
Belarus starts working on national exposition for Expo 2017 in Astana
"Such expos are large-scale events, and they usually involve the construction of national pavilions. “This is why we need time and resources, and the preparations require a professional approach,” Gleb Martynov explained...
16 Dec 2015
Grodno to host international festival of illusionists in February 2016
The Grodno festival will gather nearly 100 illusionists, both professionals and beginners. The latter are invited to take part in workshops and competitions...
15 Dec 2015
Christmas and New Year in Belarus
Christmas and New Year holidays are a perfect time for visiting Belarus. You will see the country’s most popular sites during an unpredictable yet charming winter season, immerse yourself in the Belarusian festive spirit, take part in joyful celebrations, and learn about local customs and traditions...
15 Dec 2015
Belarus wins Ventspils Christmas Cup 2015
In the deciding match Belarus bear the Team of Legends 6-3. The Team of Legends comprised players of Belarus and Latvia...
15 Dec 2015
Opera singers from six countries to compete at Christmas Singing Competition
Ten participants from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Mongolia will take to the stage during the third final round on 15 December. The singers will be assessed by an international jury...
14 Dec 2015
Belarus’ honorary consulate opened in Florida, USA
During the ceremony Honorary Consul of Belarus Michael Morgulis was presented his consular patent. Speaking during the ceremony, Charge d’Affaires of Belarus in the USA Pavel Shidlovsky drew attention to the state and prospects of advancing Belarus-USA relations, including contacts with the State of Florida...
14 Dec 2015
Belavia welcomes two-millionth passenger on 14 December
This year's passenger traffic increased by 5.7% over the similar period last year. The two millionth passenger flew to Minsk from Amsterdam by the Belavia B2 868 flight at 16.30 local time...
14 Dec 2015
Belarus moves up to 50th in HDI ranking
Belarus previously ranked 53rd out of almost two hundred countries. The recently released ranking placed Belarus at the top of the ‘high human development’ section together with Russia holding the same 50th place. This is the best result among the countries of the CIS...
14 Dec 2015
Belavia sees no reason for cancelling flights to Turkey
Igor Cherginets, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Foreign Economic Affairs at Belavia,added that with the beginning of the summer season Belavia will be offering charter flights also to other Turkish cities, including Antalya and Izmir...
11 Dec 2015
Belarus’ Honorary Consulate opens in French Lyon
The Honorary Consulate is located in the Place Antonin-Poncet, one of the most famous squares in Lyon. The consular district will encompass the Rhone-Alpes region...
11 Dec 2015
Lukashenko visits Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex in Ashgabat
The Belarusian head of state laid a wreath at the monument to the victims of the Great Patriotic War. Alexander Lukashenko left a note in the Book of Distinguished Guests at the museum...
10 Dec 2015
Book on Belarus' statehood presented in Moscow
“The work includes articles of well-known scientists and experts from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Russia, the United States, France and Switzerland who were united by their sincere interest and love to Belaya Rus. The book tells the story of the true Belarus, a young sovereign independent state"...
Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
Great Patriotic War monuments in Belarus
Partisan Chronicles