Updated at 20:33,27-09-2016

Visa-free travel to Belarus might start operating this year Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 17:58 | English / Main story

Belarus may start operating the promised visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries by the end of the year, the Deputy Minister of Sport and Tourism Mikhail Portnoy told the media on Monday, September 26. Read more

With eye on West, Belarus holds slightly freer election Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 20:33 | English / Foreign media

Lawmakers loyal to hardline Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko retained power in an election on Sunday, but the opposition's win of a seat for the first time in 20 years could help the ex-Soviet nation further improve ties with the West. Read more

Urgent help needed. IMF worried about Belarusian financial sector Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 20:27 | English / Economy

Last week the International Monetary Fund and Belarus’ Central Bank published several reports on the state of the country’s financial sector. While the Belarusian side is being more discreet, the IMF experts underline the need for urgent additional Read more

Wheelchaired Belarusian travels across Europe, his mother deprived of allowance Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 18:22 | English / Society

Belarusian Sasha Audzevich (1st disability group) used a hand bike to ride 4 thousand kilometers across Europe. It was the young man’s dream. Finally, he managed to reach Portugal by hand bike. Read more

Milkavita goes to court, demands disclaimer from Associated Press Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 18:20 | English / Society

Homel company Milkavita is suing Associated Press reporter Yuras Karmanau. The journalist conducted an investigation and found out that the concentration of radionuclides in Milkavita’s milk exceeded the maximum threshold. Read more

UN envoy: No real difference Between last, previous Belarusian elections Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 18:05 | English / Politics

The United Nations' special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklos Haraszti, has said there was no real difference between the September 11 parliamentary elections and all the previous ones carried out in the country. Read more

Opinion: Why did Lukashenko allow the opposition into Parliament? Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 18:03 | English / Featured Stories

With almost two weeks after the parliamentary elections in Belarus and the fuss about the results a little down, it may be a good time to reflect on what we have witnessed. Artyom Shraibman, a political contributor at Belarusian news portal TUT.BY, Read more

Decline in wages: Belarusians becoming poorer Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 17:56 | English / Economy

In August 2016, the average monthly wages was 750.3 Belarusian rubles (BYN), which is only 96.1% of the average wage in the same period last year. Read more

Belarusian citizen attempts to smuggle tank parts into Poland Kомментарии

23 сентябрь 2016, 18:45 | English / Society

Polish customs officers made a seizure of generators and voltage regulators which are used in tracked military vehicles from a Belarusian driver. Read more

Rights defenders: No need for voters at Belarusian elections Kомментарии

23 сентябрь 2016, 18:43 | English / Politics

Independent campaign Right Defenders for Fair Elections and Right of Choice-2016 discussed the results of the parliamentary election in Belarus at a meeting of the OSCE/ODIHR on September 22. Read more

Belarusian Paralympians get cake with Russian flag at Minsk airport Kомментарии

23 сентябрь 2016, 18:41 | English / Society

The national Paralympic team returned to Belarus from Rio on September 22. A cake with two flags (Belarusian and Russian) had been made for them. Nastassya Hralovich has published the photo on Facebook. Read more

Belarus pubs urged to sell cow-blood snacks Kомментарии

23 сентябрь 2016, 18:40 | English / Foreign media

A bar owner in the Belarusian capital Minsk was surprised to receive a visit from the local health department asking him to stack iron-rich snacks on his counter - specifically hematogen, which is made with cow blood. Read more


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