Minsk

Belarus’ dependence on Russia reached critical level, opposition party’s leader says

  Belarus’ dependence on Russia has reached a “critical level,” Alyaksey Yanukevich, leader of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), said at a meeting of the opposition party’s Soym (Council) on December 7.

Zmitser Dashkevich notified that police supervision over him may be extended and tightened

“I have to report to the Pershamayski district police station in Minsk on the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month…”

Minsk government promises that there will soon be no milk shortages

  The Minsk city government has promised that the problem of shortages of milk at retail stores will soon be solved.

Conservative Christian Party stages commemorative procession to Stalin-era massacre site

A man was arrested by plainclothesmen at a public bus stop following the ceremony for apparently wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogans “For Belarus without Dictatorship”…

Awards ceremony at Listapad International Film Festival

  Ida, a Polish-language drama by Warsaw-born British director Pawel Pawlikowski, won the Grand Prix at the 20th Listapad International Film Festival, which took place in Minsk between November 1 and November 8.

Dashkevich released following three days in jail

While speaking about his impression of the detention center, Mr. Dashkevich noted that little had changed since his previous spell there…

Foreign Minister Makey discusses Belarus-US economic relations with American lawyer

  Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey met Friday in Minsk with David Baron, a lawyer at a Washington, D.C.-based law firm called Greenberg Traurig, LLP who co-chairs the Belarus-US Business Cooperation Council.

Polish-language drama wins Listapad film festival`s top prize

  Ida, a Polish-language drama by Warsaw-born British director Pawel Pawlikowski, has won the Grand Prix at the 20th Listapad International Film Festival, which took place in Minsk between November 1 and November 8.

Opposition activist gets three days in jail over T-shirt displayed during Dzyady march

A judge of the Savetski District Court in Minsk on Monday sentenced opposition activist Yury Rubtsow...

Opposition youth group called Alternatyva holds founding conference in Minsk

An opposition youth organization called Alternatyva (Alternative) held its founding conference in Minsk on Saturday in an attempt to obtain legal status.

Opposition activists stage traditional Dzyady march

An estimated crowd of about 400 people staged an annual commemorative march in Minsk on Sunday to honor the memory of Stalin terror victims...

Belarus has 1,800 known prostitutes, official says

  As many as 1,800 people have been registered by the police as prostitutes in Belarus, Syarhey Kaltun, deputy head of the drug control and human trafficking department of the interior ministry, told reporters in Minsk on October 17.

Belarusian Popular Front holds meeting marking 25th founding anniversary

And adopts list of questions for People’s Referendum campaign…

Paval Sevyarynets released

Prominent opposition politician was released on Saturday morning on completion of a three-year \"restricted freedom\" and corrective labor sentence in a correctional institution…

Advisory Council under aegis of National Bank discusses limits on lending to economy

  The Advisory Council under the aegis of the National Bank of Belarus (NBB) held a meeting in Minsk on October 16 to discuss measures to limit banks' lending to businesses.

Uralkali CEO moved to house arrest

Vladislav Baumgertner was moved from the detention center of KGB to a rented apartment...