Minsk

Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

More than a thousand people took part in the opposition’s march staged on the occasion of the 22nd Chernobyl accident anniversary...

Lawmaker urges action against officials over removal of state benefits

The Council of Ministers convinced lawmakers that the draft law would adjust social equality and reduce the financial burden on the budget, whereas saved...

Fifteen percent of Belarusian enterprises are unprofitable, vice premier says

The share of unprofitable enterprises in Belarus is 15 percent, Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow said at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic in Minsk on April 25, BelaPAN

Council of Europe ready for fruitful dialogue with Minsk, secretary general of Venice Commission says

When asked about what specific signs the Council of Europe expected, he said that organizing conferences like this was among such signs as they offered...

Small business activist receives 2 ½-year prison sentence for allegedly beating jailer

He took out a small icon, saying, “This is God.” Then he pointed to his relatives and said, “This is my family. I swear by the lives and health of my wife, son...

Belarusian government demands that United States reduce its diplomatic staff in Minsk to five people

The Belarusian government has demanded that the United States should reduce its diplomatic staff in Minsk to five people.

Minsk keeps insisting on further staff cuts in US embassy

Belarusian side suggested carrying out the Belarusian foreign ministry’s recommendation to reduce the American diplomatic presence in Minsk...

There are more than 2.7 million Internet users in Belarus, minister says

There are more than 2.7 million people using the Internet in Belarus, Communications Minister Mikalay Pantsyaley said at Monday’s opening ceremony for TIBO 2008, an international IT exhibition in Minsk, BelaPAN repo

Video: Old cannons found at building site in Minsk

Two cannons believed to be dating back to the latter half of the 18th century were found during excavation work on Internatsyyanalnaya Street in Minsk.

Minsk has not received Washington’s response to demand for further embassy staff cut, official says

The Belarusian foreign ministry so far has not received a response to its demand for a further staff cut at the US embassy in Minsk, Andrey Papow, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told BelaPAN.

Video: Belarus Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2008/2009 opens in Minsk

Belarus Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2008/2009 opened in Minsk on April 8. The newest collections of both renowned and young designers are included in the program.

Video: International dog show in Minsk

An international dog show CACIB-FCI was held in Minsk's Urucha sports center on April 5 and 6.

Video: Police crack down on opposition demonstration in Minsk

Police cracked down on a demonstration that opposition activists attempted to stage in Minsk on March 25 to mark 90 years since the establishment of the Belarusian National Republic, beating up and arresting dozens activists.

Belarusians celebrating 90th anniversary of Belarusian National Republic

BNR came into existence shortly before the end of the First World War, when the Bolshevik forces left Minsk and the city was occupied by German...

Prominent artist Marachkin sentenced to five days in jail

Prominent artist Alyaksey Marachkin was sentenced to five days in jail on March 25.

Four youths arrested in Vitsyebsk

Four members of the Malady Front opposition youth organization were grabbed in Vitsyebsk on Monday evening after they demonstrated in front of a memorial to Belarusian author Uladzimir Karatkevich on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Belarusian National Republic.

US diplomat denies spying accusations against embassy officers

The mentioned diplomats were part of the embassy’s security service and had contacts with the Belarusian police as part of their duties...

Lukashenka meets with Belarus’ Catholic top clergyman

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on March 24, Easter Monday, visited the Most Holy Virgin Mary church in Minsk where he met with Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, the top Catholic clergyman in the country, BelaPAN reports.

US embassy complies with staff reduction request

The Minsk-based US embassy has complied with the Belarusian government’s request and reduced its staff, the Belarusian foreign ministry’s press office said, BelaPAN reports.

Commemorative rally held at Holocaust memorial in Minsk on 65th anniversary of Khatyn massacre

A commemorative rally was held at the Yama Holocaust memorial in Minsk on Saturday on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Khatyn massacre, BelaPAN reports.

Administration of Homyel university warns students against participation in March 25 demonstration in Minsk

The administration of Francisak Skaryna Homyel State University has warned students against participation in a March 25 demonstration in Minsk.

Video: Demonstration in Minsk in support of imprisoned Kazulin

Prominent opposition politician Syarhey Skrabets, his brother, Alyaksandr, and one more opposition activist, Tatsyana Vanina, on Thursday evening attempted to stage a demonstration on Minsk's Kastrychnitskaya Square in protest against the imprisonment of Alyaksandr Kazulin

Hunger-striking supporters stage short demonstration in Minsk in support of Kazulin

Prominent opposition politician Syarhey Skrabets, his brother, Alyaksandr, and one more opposition activist, Tatsyana Vanina, on Thursday evening attempted to stage a demonstration on Minsk's Kastrychnitskaya Square in protest against the imprisonment of Alyaksandr Kazulin

Future of dialogue with USA depends on lifting of sanctions against Belarusian economic entities

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations gives us such an opportunity in full measure. That is why this demand is well-founded...

Belarusian foreign ministry has not yet received official notification of suspension of visa issuance by US embassy in Minsk

The Belarusian foreign ministry has not yet received any official notification from the US embassy in Minsk that it has suspended the issuance of visas to Belarusian citizens, the ministry’s spokesman, Andrey Papow, said at Thursday’s briefing,