Minsk

Number of opposition activists detained over Minsk bombing rises to 10

Police and KGB officers across Belarus have questioned opposition activists and raided their apartments...

Writer Branislaw Sprynchan dies after being run over by drunk driver in downtown Minsk

  Writer Branislaw Sprynchan died after being hit by a car driven by a drunk man in Minsk on the evening of July 8.

Human rights defender sounds alarm about arrest of opposition activists over Minsk bombing

  A human rights defender has sounded an alarm over the arrest of two opposition activists in connection with last week’s bomb explosion in Minsk.

Lukashenka dismisses Viktar Sheyman, Henadz Nyavyhlas over Minsk bombing

You are guilty in the first instance, because you, by order of the president, have been organizing such events for 10 years, not one year...

Second explosive device found at scene of Friday’s blast in Minsk

  Another homemade explosive device was found at the scene of Friday’s explosion in Minsk that injured some 50 people, Interior Minister Uladzimir Navumaw said at a police conference on July 4.

Between 40 and 50 people hurt in bomb blast during Independence Day concert in Minsk

  The explosion happened at the intersection between Masheraw and Victors’ Avenues, the venue of the concert attended by Alyaksandr Lukashenka and a crowd of thousands people, at around 1 a.m.

Minsk authorities ban rallies in Kazulin’s support

  The Minsk authorities have denied permission for rallies that the Belarusian Social Democratic Party “Hramada” (BSDP) planned to hold in the city in support of Chairman Alyaksandr Kazulin.

Troops hold final drill for Independence Day parade in Minsk

Hundreds troops held the final drill for an Independence Day military parade in Minsk on June 30. The parade is scheduled to take place on Masheraw Avenue on July 3.

Days of Business Cooperation with Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave kick off in Minsk

  Days of Business Cooperation with the Kaliningrad Province of Russia opened in Minsk on Tuesday.

Crowne Plaza hotel opens in Minsk

A five-star Crowne Plaza hotel has officially opened in Minsk.

Young opposition activist in Minsk sentenced to seven days in jail on obscenities charge

  A judge in Minsk on June 30 sentenced Mikhail Pashkevich, a leader of the opposition United Civic Party’s youth wing, to seven days in jail on a disorderly conduct charge under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Offense Code.

American doctor examines arrested lawyer Emanuel Zeltser

  An American doctor was examining Emanuel Zeltser, an arrested US lawyer who is said to be seriously ill, in Minsk on Thursday morning.

Lukashenka invites Pope Benedict XVI to visit Belarus

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has invited Pope Benedict XVI to visit Belarus at his convenience, BelaPAN reports.

Trial of traffic police officers charged over car chase incident to continue on June 23

  The trial of two traffic police officers accused of office abuse over their move to use civilian cars to capture a speeding driver will continue in the Minsk District and City of Zaslawye Court on June 23.

Video: 19th-century building «renovated» in Minsk

Wall paintings have been discovered during the «renovation» of an early-19th-century building on Kamsamolskaya Street in Minsk. The work is carried out in the city's historic center without a prior expert examination required by regulations.

Belarusians to rally in front of UN headquarters in support of opposition youth expelled from school

A group of Belarusians will hold a rally in front of the UN headquarters in New York on June 29 in support of opposition youth Ivan Shyla, BelaPAN reports.

Third branch of Minsk subway to be built by 2017

The third branch of the Minsk subway will be constructed by 2017, Vasil Zhybul, head of Minsk's subway development company, said at a news conference on Friday.

Video: Lukashenka leads Victory Day procession in Minsk

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, together with his two sons, Viktar and Dzmitry, led a procession of some 6,000 people who walked half a mile from Kastrychnitskaya Square to Victory Square in Minsk on May 9, celebrating the 63rd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in the 1941-45 Great Patriot

Video: Official May Day rally in Minsk

An official May Day rally was held in front of the National Library in Minsk on May 1.

Leader of Chernobyl cleanup workers’ association released after three-hour detention

Alyaksandr Valchanin, chairman of an association of former Chernobyl cleanup workers who was arrested in Zhodzina, Minsk region, on Saturday morning, was released without charges later that day, Belapan reports.

Belarusian Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

Minsk and Slutsk Metropolitan Filaret called to be “inspired by the unusual uplift that Christian toilers felt” in the 1980s, referring to the revival of religion...

Video: Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

Some 1,500 people took part in an opposition demonstration staged on the occasion of the 22nd Chernobyl accident anniversary in Minsk on April 26.