Lukashenka, Putin exchange words of gratitude at Minsk talks

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged words of gratitude as they opened a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia at the Palace of Independence in Minsk on Thursday.

Some 300 demonstrate in downtown Minsk in support of stallholders

About 300 people staged an unsanctioned demonstration in downtown Minsk on Monday afternoon to demand the abolition of tough new rules for non-food stallholders at markets and shopping centers.

Death row in Belarus gets new inmate

The Minsk Regional Court has handed down a second death sentence in Belarus since the start of 2016, inflicting the death penalty on a man convicted of multiple murder, theft and other crimes.

Lukashenka firm on tough new rules for market vendors

The government should ignore market vendors' resentment and move ahead with plans to secure an even playing field for all retailers in Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told Trade Minister Uladzimir Kaltovich on Tuesday.

Officials of foreign ministries of seven EU countries to visit Minsk this week

Representatives of the foreign ministries of seven member countries of the European Union will visit Belarus this week.

Market vendors demand talks with Lukashenka

Market vendors demanded on Monday talks with Alyaksandr Lukashenka to discuss his presidential edict that paralyzed their business at the start of this year.

Market vendors set to demonstrate against tough new rules

Perspektyva has applied to the Minsk City Executive Committee for permission to stage a demonstration on February 15 in protest against tough new rules for market vendors, Anatol Shumchanka, leader of the small business association...

Lukashenka: There is no need to change the government’s economic policy

The Belarusian leader noted that the government had raised a number of issues that required a decision at the level of the head of state, and that he had thought over the government’s proposals «for days and even for weeks.»

Graffiti trio plead not guilty as trial opens

All three young men arrested over Belarusian-language graffiti pleaded not guilty to the charges against them at the start of their trial at the Frunzenski District Court in Minsk on Monday.

Lukashenka: Belarus determined to defend national interests

Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed his determination to «defend national interests» while discussing Belarus’ military doctrine with top security officials on Friday.

Lukashenka: Vendors’ «honey years» are over

The «honey years» for small business owners with sole entrepreneur status are over, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday while meeting with top border guard officials after formally approving this year’s border protection plan.

Some 1,500 market vendors gather in Minsk to discuss tough new rules

Entrepreneurs renting stalls at markets and shopping centers in more than 20 cities traveled to the Belarusian capital for the forum, which had been organized by a small business association called Perspektyva.

Ales Mikhalevich arrested on return to Belarus

Former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich was taken off a train and arrested by Belarusian border guards early on September 8 as he was traveling to Minsk from Vilnius in a surprise return to the country.

Karatkevich seeking to stage three demonstrations in Minsk on July 15

Tatsyana Karatkevich, an activist of the “Tell the Truth!” movement who plans to run in October’s presidential race, has applied to the Minsk City Executive Committee for permission to stage three demonstrations at the center of the city on July 15.

Rescuers stage massive exercise at sports center in Minsk

Emergency management units in Minsk practiced responding to a fire at an all-season freestyle ski aerials training center that includes a popular indoor water park on Thursday.

Second session of pro-independence congress expected to be held in Minsk on June 7

The second session of the Congress for Independence will be held in Minsk on June 7, Alena Anisim, first deputy head of the Francisak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society (BLS), told BelaPAN.

Opposition activists stage Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

Opposition activists staged a traditional demonstration in Minsk on Sunday to mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident...

Revelers in Minsk celebrate end of Butter Week

Revelers gathered in the Central Botanical Garden in Minsk on February 21 to celebrate the end of Maslenitsa (Butter Week), which is observed by Orthodox Christians during the last week before the Great Lent.

Twenty-eight countries represented at international book fair in Minsk

Publishers based in 28 countries are taking part in the 22nd Minsk International Book Fair that was opened in the Belarusian capital city on February 11.

Leaders of France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine arrive in Minsk for summit on Ukraine crisis

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine arrived Wednesday in Minsk for a “Normandy Four” summit on the Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine peace summit begins in Minsk

Talks between the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia have begun in the Palace of Independence in Minsk...

United Kingdom’s Visa Application Center in Minsk moves into permanent office

The permanent office of the United Kingdom`s Visa Application Center in Minsk (VAC) began operation on January 15. The VAC`s temporary office was situated at President Hotel in Minsk.

Minsk residents paying tribute to victims of Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris

Residents of Minsk are bringing flowers to the French embassy in Minsk to pay tribute to the victims of a terrorist attack on the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Minsk adorned by New Year illumination

Spectacular New Year illumination will be on in Minsk from dusk till morning on January 6, 7 and 14. It will be turned off after 11 p.m. on other days.

Court in Minsk starts hearing tax ministry's suit against Ihar Lohvinaw's bookstore

The Economic Court of Minsk on Monday started hearing the tax ministry's suit seeking payment of a penalty of one billion rubels by prominent publisher Ihar Lohvinaw’s bookstore.