Updated at 00:21,24-02-2017

Kurapaty defenders get attacked and beaten by masked people Kомментарии

23 февраль 2017, 23:54 | English / Main story

About two dozen masked people attacked Kurapaty defenders between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on the night of February 22. They were shouting out “White race!”, made people lie down on the ground, beat them, destroyed the tent, tore off white-red-white flags Read more

Belarus struggles to preserve its historical heritage Kомментарии

24 февраль 2017, 01:13 | English / Featured Stories

When travelling to Hrodna at the end of January, a group of tourists ended up saving a unique historical museum: the Yanush Parulis Museum in Hrodna was only able to survive financially thanks to local activism and a media campaign. Read more

Homel resident sues state fover freeloader’s tax, gets exempt from it Kомментарии

24 февраль 2017, 00:21 | English / Society

The first trial of ‘a freeloader vs. the state’ was held in Homel on February 14. Alyaksandr Syamonau was suing the tax inspectorate and demanded to be exempt him from the freeloaders’ tax and to remove his name from the list of freeloaders. He also Read more

Bellehpram CEO: Belarus wants to cooperate with EU in any sphere Kомментарии

24 февраль 2017, 00:19 | English / Economy

Belarus will support cooperation with the EU in all spheres, Bellehpram concern CEO Mikalai Yafimchyk said. Read more

Belarus' GDP 1.5% down in January due to cuts in Russian crude supplies Kомментарии

24 февраль 2017, 00:18 | English / Economy

Belarus lost 1.5% of GDP due to the cuts in Russian crude oil supplies in January 2017, Prime Minister Andrei Kabyakou said on Tuesday at the meeting of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers, which discussed the results of the country's social Read more

Belarus buys 600,000 barrels of Iranian oil in bid to become less dependent on Russia Kомментарии

24 февраль 2017, 00:15 | English / Economy

Belarusian oil company Bel Oil has bought 84,000-ton (600,000 barrels) light and heavy crude oil from National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). The cargo will be loaded in February, according to NIOC press release of 18 February. Read more

Raukou comments on ‘hysteria’ as regards possible occupation by Russia Kомментарии

23 февраль 2017, 23:59 | English / Politics

Andrei Raukou has commented on ‘the hysteria as regards the possible occupation of Belarus by Russian troops. The redeployment of numerous Russian troops to Belarus can be explained by the manoeuvres West-2017, he said. “Russia is our strategic Read more

Belarusian factory makes CANNED socks for men’s day Kомментарии

23 февраль 2017, 23:55 | English / Society

Hurry up to get apair – a limited collection of canned socks from Brest goes on sale! Read more

More than 1100 foreigners visit Belarus in first week of visa-free regime Kомментарии

20 февраль 2017, 17:32 | English / Society

1108 foreign citizens of 46 states visited our country in the first week of the 5-day visa-free regime, official spokesperson of the State border Committee Anton Bychkouski told BELTA. Read more

Russian activist arrested for 5 days in Minsk Kомментарии

20 февраль 2017, 17:29 | English / Politics

A district court in Minsk on Thursday found Timofey Yermakov from the Russian unregistered political party Other Russia found guilty of committing an administrative offence - violation the order during a press conference by an OSCE official in Read more

Belarus expects EU to lift remaining sanctions, deputy foreign minister says Kомментарии

20 февраль 2017, 17:27 | English / Politics

Belarus expects the European Union to fully abolish its sanctions targeting the country, Deputy Foreign Minister Aleh Krawchanka said in an interview published by Hungary's newspaper Magyar Hirlap. Read more

Kremlin says no plans to introduce visa regime with Belarus Kомментарии

20 февраль 2017, 17:25 | English / Politics

Russia's leadership does not study the possibilities of introducing a visa regime with Belarus, Vladimir Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on February 16. Read more

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