New Year

Minsk adorned by New Year illumination

Spectacular New Year illumination will be on in Minsk from dusk till morning on January 6, 7 and 14. It will be turned off after 11 p.m. on other days.

New Year’s Eve celebrations in Homyel cancelled

  New Year’s Eve festivities that were to be held in Homyel on the night between December 31 and January 1 have been cancelled, reportedly because of complaints from residents that loud music disturbed their sleep.

Vladimir Putin extends New Year’s greetings to Lukashenka

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended New Year’s greetings to Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Lukashenka: We know where to go and what to do

We know where to go and what to do,” Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in his New Year’s address to the nation...\"

Lukashenka sends New Year’s, Christmas greetings to foreign leaders

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sent New Year’s and Christmas greetings to the leaders of ex-Soviet countries, as well as countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, according to the Belarusian leader’s press office.

Lukashenka extends his Christmas/New Year wishes to a number of foreign leaders

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sent his Christmas and New Year wishes to a number of foreign leaders, said the presidential press office.

Medvedev, Putin send New Year wishes to Lukashenka

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have sent their New Year wishes to Alyaksandr Lukashenka, said the Kremlin’s press office.

Minsk welcomes New Year with spectacular firework show

Thousands of people gathered at the Hero City Minsk obelisk at the center of the Belarusian capital city after midnight on January 1 to watch New Year’s fireworks.

Siberian tiger in Minsk Zoo to eat her usual food on New Year’s Eve

Minsk Zoo workers have no plans to give special food treats to a Siberian tiger, brought to the zoo at the age of eight months, on the occasion of New Year that will bring in the Year of the Tiger.

Belarus’ Father Frost orders border guards to ensure free cross-border travel for New Year

Belarus’ Father Frost has ordered border guards to ensure free travel across the border for New Year on the night between December 31, 2009 and January 1, 2010.

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.

Putin sends New Year greetings to Lukashenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his New Year greetings to Aleksandr Lukashenko.