Minsk

Russian embassy in Minsk confirms arrest of US lawyer's secretary

The Russian embassy in Belarus confirmed to BelaPAN on Wednesday that a Russian national, Vladlena Funk, was arrested in Minsk last week.

Opposition activist jailed for 15 days over pro-Tibetan protest in Minsk

An opposition activist on Tuesday was sentenced by a district court in Minsk to 15 days in jail for participation in a protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, Belapan reports.

Opposition youth Kaspyarovich sentenced to 12 days in jail

Young opposition activist Dzmitry Kaspyarovich on Monday was sentenced to 12 days in jail on a minor civil charge, Belapan reports.

US lawyer arrested in Minsk

Emanuel Zeltser, a New York lawyer, was arrested upon his arrival in Minsk on March 12, Oxana Adler, a board member of the American Russian Law Institute who is a colleague of the lawyer, told BelaPAN.

Video: Art exhibition celebrating Hrodna opens in Minsk

An exhibition of works made during an open-air session in Hrodna in October 2007 opened in the Minsk-based Museum of Contemporary Fine Arts on March 4.

Small business association petitions authorities over plans to remove bus stop kiosks in Minsk

The Perspektyva small business association has petitioned a number of governmental agencies over the Minsk city authorities’ plans to remove all retail kiosks from bus stops, BelaPAN reports.

Video: Chris Rea in Minsk

World famous Chris Rea, who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, will play a concert in Minsk’s Palace of Sports on March 1.

Video: Some 500 people demonstrate in downtown Minsk, mourning death of Kazlulin’s wife

Some 500 people took part in a demonstration in commemoration of the death of Iryna Kazulin, the wife of imprisoned former presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin, which was staged on Kastrychnitskaya Square in downtown Minsk on Monday evening.

Alyaksandr Kazulin’s wife dies of cancer at 48

Iryna Kazulin died on February 23 after a long struggle with breast cancer. She died in an ambulance en route to the hospital...

Video: Minsk selects Miss Belarus 2008 entrants

A Minsk city selection for Miss Belarus 2008 was held in the Belarusian capital city on February 10, wrapping up a series of such contests that took place across the country in January and earlier this month.

Video: Downtown residents in Minsk protest authorities’ eviction plans

Residents of several apartment buildings at the center of Minsk staged Saturday a protest against authorities’ downtown redevelopment plan that envisages their eviction.

October Revolution anniversary officially celebrated in Belarus

The 90th anniversary of the October Revolution was officially celebrated in Belarus on November 7.

Opposition stages Social March in Minsk

Some 1000 people took part in the opposition’s so-called Social March that was staged in Minsk...

Belarusian authorities give no reply to meeting invitation of human rights federation president

"On my behalf, my colleagues sent letters with a request for a meeting to the foreign, interior, information and justice ministries. We have not so far received any positive or negative reply"...

Lukashenka says that control of Belarus’ Intehral electronics group may be sold to Russia’s Sistema

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that Belarus might sell control of Intehral, a Minsk-based government-owned integrated circuits/electronics group, to Russia’s Sistema, according to government news sources, Belapan report

Lukashenka meets with visiting St. Petersburg governor

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on October 25 received Valentina Matviyenko, governor of Russia’s St. Petersburg, Belapan reports.

Belarus’ opposition forces stage European March for Freedom in Minsk

Up to 5,000 people took part in a long-prepared opposition demonstration called European March for Freedom...

Chavez to Lukashenka: The empire that has called us dictators aims, itself, to establish global dictatorship

"The empire that has called us dictators aims, itself, to establish a global dictatorship," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told his Belarusian counterpart, Alyaksandr Lukashenka...

Over 20,000 signatures collected to petition against monastery conversion project

More than 20,000 people put their signatures to a petition calling on Alyaksandr Lukashenka to order that the 17th-century Bernardine monastery complex...

Opposition activists in Minsk commemorate Soviet soldiers

Opposition activists on Tuesday visited Minsk's Military Cemetery to commemorate Soviet soldiers killed in WWII...

Wheelchair users rally in Minsk, deliver petition to Presidential Administration

Some 100 people, including around 70 wheelchair users attended an authorized rally near...