Lukashenka warns Minsk authorities against foot-dragging on investors' projects

Alyaksandr Lukashenka warned on Monday that the Minsk city authorities should not drag their feet on projects proposed by private investors.

Sex shop moves into former location of evicted art center

An online sex shop's showroom opened on Sunday at the former location of Art Syadziba, a popular art center that has had to move to new addresses in Minsk every few months because of what is widely seen as pressure from authorities, according to the Belarusian service of

Lukashenka orders Minsk authorities to keep prices at bay during New Year’s celebration period

Authorities should take measures to curb the growth of prices in Minsk during the New Year’s celebration period, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Monday while meeting with Andrey Shorats, head of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

Lukashenka hails proposal to establish "municipal retail chain" in Minsk

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Monday welcomed a proposal to establish what is called a "municipal retail chain" in Minsk.

Two Russian brothers charged with attempted escape from custody following incident at Minsk courthouse

Two Russian brothers have been charged with attempted escape from custody by violence under Article 14 and Article 413 of Belarus’ Criminal Code following an incident that took place at the Savetski District Court in Minsk on Thursday evening, according to the Investigativ

Minsk City Council approves appointment of Andrey Shorats as head of Minsk city government

Mr. Shorats was appointed to the position by Alyaksandr Lukashenka on November 6. He replaced Mikalay Ladutska...

Left-wing groups set to hold social forum in Minsk this month

Left-wing pro-democratic forces will hold a social forum in Minsk this month, Valery Ukhnalyow, deputy chairman of the Spravedlivy Mir (Just World) Belarusian Party of the Left, told BelaPAN on Monday.

Opposition politician Marynich dies at 74

Prominent opposition politician and former political prisoner Mikhail Marynich died in Minsk on October 17. He was 74. The cause of Mr. Marynich's death was not immediately known.

Uzbek president attacks Poroshenko for skipping CIS summit in Minsk

Uzbek President Islam Karimov attacked his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, for not attending a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Minsk on Friday.

Minsk hosts first-ever Belarusian-language sports festival

An amateur sports festival where all participants were encouraged to speak Belarusian was held for the first time ever in Minsk on September 28.

Exhibition of Belarusian-grown grape in Minsk

An exhibition of more than 100 grape varieties cultivated in Belarus was held in Minsk on September 18 and 19. The exhibition featured vineyardists from all over Belarus.

Minsk hosts Belarusian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

The three-day Belarusian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships opened in Minsk on August 28. Eighty-five gymnasts take part in the individual competition in different age groups, with 23 competing in the senior age group.

Ukraine contact group to meet in Minsk on September 1

The next meeting of the trilateral contact group of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE will take place in Minsk on September 1, Dzmitry Mironchyk, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told BelaPAN.

Former security guard for Iranian embassy in Minsk sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking and smuggling

A 40-year-old citizen of Iran who used to work as a driver for the Iranian embassy in Minsk was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in a medium-security correctional institution on charges of drug trafficking and smuggling under Articles 228 and 328 of Belarus’ Criminal Code.

Temperature record broken in Minsk

The temperature in Minsk reached 35.6 degrees Celsius on August 3, the hottest day on record in the Belarusian capital city.

Heat in Minsk drives people to beaches

Thousands of Minsk residents take a dip in water reservoirs in and around the capital city every day as the mercury is expected to reach 35 degrees Celsius this week.

UK Visa Application Center in Minsk to offer fast-track visa process

After the UK Visa Application Center in Minsk moves to its permanent office, there will be an opportunity for a fast-track visa process, British Ambassador Bruce Bucknell said in an interview with BelaPAN on Thurs

LTE network to be launched in Minsk next year

A Belarusian-Russian company called beCloud plans to launch a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Minsk in 2015, Director General Syarhey Pablahuyew told reporters on Thursday.

International talks on Ukraine crisis held near Minsk

A round of trilateral talks on the ongoing Ukraine crisis was held at the Zaslawye government residence near Minsk on July 31.

Minsk may host talks on Ukraine crisis

Ukrainian official confirms that trilateral talks may take place in Minsk.

Foreign ministers of Belarus, Lithuania hold talks in Minsk

Belarus and Lithuania should expand their cooperation, especially in trade, investment and transportation, despite some differences in the two countries` approaches...

Foreign ministers of Belarus, Lithuania hold talks in Minsk

Belarus and Lithuania should expand their cooperation, especially in trade, investment and transportation, despite some differences in the two countries` approaches...

Vintage motorcycles on show near Minsk

More than 100 vintage motorcycles were on display at an exhibition near Minsk on July 19. The exhibition showcased the motorcycles of nine brands made between 1920 and 1984.

National soccer stadium to be built in Minsk by 2019

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on July 18 signed a presidential edict providing for the construction of a national soccer stadium in Minsk before December 31, 2018, reported the presidential press office.

In pictures: Belarusians bring flowers to Dutch embassy in Minsk to commemorate victims of Malaysia plane crash in Ukraine

Belarusians brought flowers to the embassy of the Netherlands in Minsk on Friday in commemoration of the Dutch victims of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine.