Minsk

Public Council on Morals founded at conference in Minsk

  The Public Council on Morals held its founding conference in Minsk on July 8, with prominent religious and art figures in attendance.

Belarusian authorities considering opening gambling center near Minsk airport

  The Belarusian authorities are considering building a gambling center near the National Airport “Minsk.”

US lawyer Emanuel Zeltser returns to work days after release from Belarusian prison

US lawyer Emanuel Zeltser has returned to work just days after his release from a Belarusian prison.

New sculpture unveiled on Minsk’s Independence Square

A sculpture was unveiled on the top of a fountain on Minsk’s Independence Square on June 25. Made by Alena Kharaberush and Leanard Pakulnitski, the sculpture consists of three stork figures.

Lukashenka meets with head of Iran’s judiciary

  Belarus expects Iran to be more active in the implementation of joint economic projects, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at a meeting with Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, head of Iran’s judiciary, in Minsk on April 30.

Embattled human rights group in fresh attempt to get registration

We are not guerillas. The activities of the Nasha Vyasna human rights organization are open and transparent...

Police prevent opposition activists from staging march in downtown Minsk to celebrate Belarusian National Republic anniversary

The crowd stood there for about 15 minutes, facing a heavy cordon on the other side of Browki Street...

Belarusian Christian Democracy party holds founding conference

  A founding conference for the Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) party was held in Minsk on February 28, with the gathering electing four co-chairmen and adopting the party’s charter and political platform.

NGO forum to be held in Minsk in early March

A forum of non-governmental organizations will take place in Minsk on March 6 and 7, with the number of participants expected to exceed 250 people, Syarhey Matskevich, a civil society activist who is among the organizers, said at a news conference in Minsk on Wednesday.

Members of European Parliament visit Minsk

Lithuanian MEP Laima Liucija Andrikiene, who initiated the visit, told reporters that they had come to see the situation in Belarus with their own eyes. She described the visit as brief, intensive and important.

Opposition youths demonstrate in Minsk to commemorate high-profile disappearances

  Young opposition activists staged an unsanctioned demonstration in Minsk on January 16 to commemorate the 1999-2000 disappearances of four opponents of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government.

Year 2008 was most successful for CIS, official says

  The year 2008 was the most successful for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Sergei Lebedev, executive secretary of the CIS, told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

Belarus’ “Main New Year Tree” starts being erected in Minsk

Belarus’ “Main New Year Tree” started being erected in Kastrychnitskaya Square in downtown Minsk on November 26. The structure is to be 100 feet high.

Opposition activists commemorate Stalin terror victims

The memory of the genocide unites the present generation and reminds us of the danger of the occupation and totalitarian regime...

Senior officer of International Monetary Fund arrives in Minsk for loan talks

  Juha Kahkonen, deputy director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s European Department, arrived in Minsk on November 8.

Events to be held in Minsk to mark anniversary of ghetto liquidation

  Events will be held in Minsk between October 21 and 23 to mark the 65th anniversary of the liquidation by the Nazis of the Minsk ghetto.

Events held in Minsk on occasion of World Animal Day

  A series of events were organized in Minsk's Maksim Gorky Park on October 4 on the occasion of the World Animal Day.

HP Minsk office set to increase share in Belarusian corporate and government segments

  Hewlett-Packard (HP) is set to increase its share in the corporate and government segments of the Belarusian IT market in the next 12 months, the head of HP's newly opened office in Belarus, Konstantin Leonov, told reporters in Minsk on Tuesday.

Old-timer rally in Minsk

An old-timer rally was held in Minsk on Saturday as part of festivities marking the founding anniversary of the Belarusian capital city.