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16.10.2017

"We are always waiting for you": Days of Minsk take place in Moscow
"We are always waiting for you": Days of Minsk take place in Moscow Moscow loves Belarusian goods... From sausages and shoes to songs of soul and beauty, for which Russians usually come to Minsk for weekends. The days of the Belarusian capital were held in Moscow. An exhibition of Minsk took place at the Museum of Moscow showing 950 years of the history of Minsk - from the sculptures of Zhbanov in miniature and the modern look of the city to the facsimile of the Radziwill chronicle and other rarities.

12.10.2017

Belarus presents portal for online booking of tourist services
Belarus presents portal for online booking of tourist services A web portal of online booking of tourist services in Belarus was presented at the Days of Minsk in Moscow. The Forum for Business Cooperation was held in Moscow which discussed the development of the two capitals.  Experts also exchanged experience in energy saving, construction and repairs.

10.10.2017

Belarusian delegation lays wreath to Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
Belarusian delegation lays wreath to Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow Businessmen, education and healthcare workers. A representative Belarusian delegation is in Moscow. The opening ceremony of the Days of Minsk will begin there in the evening. Fairs of Belarusian products, which are popular in Russia, have been set up on three platforms near the Kremlin. The main official part of the program is planned or October 11. Tuesday began with laying a wreath to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier near the Kremlin wall. Flowers were laid to memorial signs “Minsk City Hero” and “Brest Hero- Fortress” in the Alexander Garden.

11.09.2017

Nottingham mayor takes part in Minsk City Day celebrations
Nottingham mayor takes part in Minsk City Day celebrations Thousands of families and guests of Minsk enjoyed the cool day! Official celebrations started on the morning of September 9 at the stela "Minsk - Hero City". Flowers and wreaths to the obelisk came from Minsk city administration and public organizations. Many words of gratitude sounded in remembrance of those who made our life peaceful, and thanks to whom the Belarusian capital became a truly beloved by millions. Representatives of twin towns and partner cities from 12 countries came to Minsk to participate in festive events.
Minskers celebrate Tankman Day
Belarusians celebrate Tankman Day A large-scale event dedicated to Tankmen Day was held in Minsk on September 10. 200 hectares in the Victory Park in the Belarus capital Minsk were equipped for thematic zones, playgrounds, sports, children's playgrounds. Everyone had an opportunity to become a true gunner or crew commander. Participating in the event was the Minsk mayor. Andrei Shorets arrived on the holiday on an armored vehicle.

08.09.2017

Mayor: We want Minsk to be a comfortable city
Mayor: We want Minsk to be a comfortable city The capital of Belarus in the meantime is preparing to celebrate the 950th anniversary. The exhibition "Compare Minsk" opened in the city on September 6.

05.09.2017

How is Belarus preparing for European Games?
How is Belarus preparing for European Games? Last week, Belarus signed a contract with the European Olympic committees to hold the second Euro Games in history. In 2019, more than 4,000 athletes and tens of thousands of fans will come to Minsk. Regional competitions of the European continent is a novelty of the XXI century, an attempt to give new breath to the world of big sport. Sport is insanely popular; it is long to wait four years, so Europeans agreed to hold their own European Olympics.

21.08.2017

Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk
Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk The holiday of Ukrainian culture took place in the Upper Town. Ukrainian folk artists came to perform their favorite national songs. Musicians of the Poltava Regional Philharmonic Society performed for the first time. Spectators sang along songs that are familiar to many from childhood. Cooks treated guests to national dishes and connoisseurs participated in the thematic quiz about the culture of Ukraine.

31.07.2017

Belarus and Vietnam to cooperate in cancer treatment
Belarus and Vietnam to cooperate in cancer treatment Construction of the metro and the National Library, assemblage of passenger transport and cancer diagnosis and treatment were among the topics discussed by Belarus and Vietnam on July 31. The capitals of the two states are sister cities. New projects will help strengthen friendship.

13.06.2017

Days of Minsk held in Belgrade
Days of Minsk take place in Belgrade The Days of Minsk were held In Belgrade this week. Cooperation between Minsk and Belgrade was established in 2014. However, these days the role of direct cooperation between cities is more important than ever. In 2017, Minsk welcomed a delegation from Belgrade, and this week Minsk presented its potential in the heart of Serbia.

12.06.2017

Days of Minsk in Belgrade: Cooperation between TV channels, electric buses and business forum
Days of Minsk in Belgrade: Cooperation between TV channels, electric buses and business forum Let's return to the Days of Minsk in Belgrade. It was hot under Serbian sun, while meetings, negotiations, and informal episodes were filled with warmth of friendship.

06.06.2017

Belgrade presents neighborhood construction project to Belarusian delegation
Belgrade presents neighborhood construction project to Belarusian delegation Days of Minsk continue in Belgrade. Yesterday, negotiations were held between Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets and the mayor of the Serbian capital Siniša Mali. The mayors discussed specific projects of cooperation between the two cities, including in investment, transport and tourism. The Belarusian delegation was presented Belgrade on Water - a project of large-scale construction of a new neighborhood in the center of the Serbian capital.

04.06.2017

Day of Sweden held in Minsk
Day of Sweden held in Minsk Music hits of ABBA and Viking fights. The summer season of national culture festivals, which is traditionally held in Minsk’s Upper Town, was opened with the Day of Sweden. The Kingdom of Sweden was presented in such a grand way for the first time. Not only cultural traditions were demonstrated but sport achievements and novelties of car industry were presented as well. There are separate playgrounds for children.

24.04.2017

Belarus President takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign
Belarus President takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign April 22 turned into a nationwide voluntary Saturday working day! Soon, the tradition of working outside hours will be about 100 years old. And by the way, before the establishment by the Soviet authorities the word "Subbotnik", which now means a voluntary labor day campaign, had a completely different meaning: in the tsarist times the grammar-school boys called collective lashing, which was a punishment for misdemeanors, including laziness.

11.04.2017

Budapest mayor István Tarlós offers to open shops with Hungarian products in Minsk
Budapest mayor István Tarlós offers to open shops with Hungarian products in Minsk Days of Budapest are underway in Minsk. On April 10, the mayor of the Hungarian capital was received at the Minsk Town Hall. Later, the guests visited Belarus' industrial giants. In particular, the Hungarian delegation is interested in industries producing public transport. The business part of the visit will be complemented by the Belarusian-Hungarian business forum and contact-cooperation exchange which will start on April 11. The cultural program promises to be rich too.

25.03.2017

Mayor: No sanctioned rallies planned in Minsk for 25 March
Mayor: No sanctioned rallies planned in Minsk for 25 March The organizers of street protests, scheduled for March 25 in Minsk, refused from their applications. By the way, almost all initiators - except one - made this decision even before the consideration of applications. The last reply was received on March 24. The Minsk City Executive Committee explained: the application (the proposed route in particular) does not meet the requirements of the legislation.

13.03.2017

New child health service center opens in Minsk
New child health service center opens in Minsk  A new child health service center with a salt therapy room, four swimming pools and new medical equipment was opened in Minsk microdistrict of Brilevichi. As many as 14,000 little patients are planned to be treated here. The new health service center is scaled to have as many as 350 appointments in one working shift. Literally, the modern building was built in a four year period. There are two pediatric departments, a dental department, a diagnostic laboratory, a hall for therapeutic exercises and a phyto bar.

20.01.2017

Minsk and Riga apply to host Ice Hockey World Championship 2021
Minsk and Riga apply to host Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 In 2021, Belarusians may once again witness the grand sports event - the World Ice Hockey Championship. However, unlike the similar competition in 2014, this time Minsk plans to host the landmark championship together with western neighbor Riga. Naturally, many organizational details are still to be discussed, however, the sides have managed to make substantial progress. In particular, the championship logo has already been revealed.

03.09.2016

Minsk celebrating 949th birthday with concerts, fairs, fireworks, new monument and extreme park
Minsk celebrating 949th birthday with concerts, fairs, fireworks, new monument and extreme park And now let's proceed to today's Minsk festivities in honor of the City Day. Belarusian and Russian people to celebrate anything. But don't forget that we can work too. And the festive day was filled not only with entertainment, but also with creation: there has opened an extreme sports park and the great monument reflecting the rich past of Belarusians. Our correspondent Alyona Syrova has the story.

17.08.2016

OSCE mission meets with Minsk mayor
OSCE mission meets with Minsk mayor ahead of Belarus parliamentary elections The parliamentary election campaign remains the main political topic these days in Belarus. In addition to the core group of observers from the OSCE, which includes 10 people, working in Belarus are 20 more groups, each including two representatives. They are monitoring the election campaign across the country. On August 17 the mission met with Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets. One observer group visited the CTV Channel's office as part of the monitoring. The CTV channel provides candidates from Minsk region airtime for speeches.

30.06.2016

Days of Minsk to be held in Belgrade
Days of Minsk to be held in Belgrade Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets and Belgrade Mayor Siniša Mali signed an agreement on holding Days of Minsk in Belgrade. The event is scheduled to take place in 2017. A delegation from the Serbian capital is now on an official visit in Minsk. On June 29, the two mayors held talks and a forum of business circles. The forum was attended by 75 Belarusian and 25 Serbian enterprises.

23.06.2016

Minsk and Beijing to exchange students and teachers
Minsk and Beijing to exchange students and teachers Minsk and Beijing will cooperate more actively in the field of education. On June 22, in the Town Hall, the sister cities signed a memorandum. Thus, the agreement on the exchange of students and teachers was inked. The Chinese side proposed to establish direct contacts between the universities and schools of the two capitals. The delegation from Beijing will stay in Minsk for a few days. During the visit, Chinese representatives will visit many schools.

08.06.2016

Days of Moscow open in Minsk
Days of Moscow open in Minsk On June 8, days of Moscow officially opened in Minsk. The ceremony took place on June 7, with the mayors of the two cities taking part. It is worth noting that Minsk is one of the strategic partners of the Russian capital. In 2016, trade turnover between the cities already exceeded $1 billion. Zhanna Birich, deputy chairwoman of the Minsk City Executive Committee:Moscow has an interest in our businesses. And we see that trade in goods has increased by 1.5 or even almost 2 times.

07.06.2016

Shenyang signs cooperation agreement with Belarus' Minsk
Shenyang signs cooperation agreement with Minsk The capital of Belarus and the Chinese city of Shenyang are establishing relations. June 6, the sides signed an agreement on cooperation. The business partners from China are interested in the implementation of projects in industry, commerce, education, healthcare and tourism.  In addition, Chinese businessmen are interested in gaining experience from Belarus when it comes to road construction.

31.05.2016

Deputy Premier: Well-being of Belarusians is priority
Deputy Premier: Well-being of Belarusians is major priority The participants of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly, who will represent the Belarusian capital, met in Minsk on May 30 with deputy premier Natalia Kochanova, who is responsible for social issues in the Belarusian government. Delegates chosen in all the nine districts of the city. These are people of different professions and positions: deputies, heads of ministries and enterprises, civil servants and ordinary workers.

02.05.2016

Large-scale bicycle parade held in Minsk
Large-scale bicycle parade held in Minsk The largest season opening in the cycling history of Belarus was held in Minsk on 30 April. Despite the abundance of bicycle tracks, even car drivers gave the road to the cyclists. Pobediteley Avenue was closed for the sporting event for about two hours. Thousands of bicyclists from different countries took part in the event. Famous athletes and officials participated as well. There were held some competitions. The event was held in Minsk’s Victory Park. It gathered more than 9,000 bicyclists who raced along Minsk’s streets in a form of a column.

01.04.2016

Minsk, St. Petersburg to invigorate implementation of joint projects
Minsk, St. Petersburg to invigorate implementation of joint projects New horizons for close cooperation. Minsk and the northern capital of Russia intend to actively develop joint activities in science and technology, education, tourism and culture. On April 1 a delegation from St. Petersburg visited Minsk. The visit was timed to the forthcoming Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia.

31.03.2016

Minsk, Novosibirsk discuss economic cooperation
Minsk, Novosibirsk discuss economic cooperation The mayors of the two sister cities, Minsk and Novosibirsk, discussed the prospects of cooperation on the last day of March during a videoconference. The teleconference was timed to the anniversary of the signing of the first agreement on the establishment of the Union State of Russia and Belarus.

27.03.2016

Investments in Minsk: Belarus capital's popularity up in Europe Investors will now look at Minsk even closer. After all, recently, Belarus received two awards in France's Cannes. Minsk was included in two prestigious rankings: second place in the major European cities on the effectiveness of the cost of doing business, as well as in the top 10 largest cities with the best strategy to attract FDI.

20.03.2016

Belarus on Cote d'Azur: Picture of the World's special report from Cannes
Belarus on Cote d'Azur: Picture of the World's special report from Cannes Candy with champagne - a banal but traditional gift for the New Year. Belarusian candies, Kommunarka of course, and delicious and not very expensive champagne make a perfect combination. We are on the Côte d'Azur!

16.03.2016

Minsk Mayor discusses Minsk-Kiev cooperation with Vitali Klitschko
Andrei Shorets discusses Minsk-Kiev cooperation with Vitali Klitschko Business circles of Minsk and Kiev will strengthen cooperation. Business leaders and investors of the two countries will meet in the near future. This was agreed today by the heads of the two capitals Andrei Shorets and Vitali Klitschko at the Summit of Mayors of European cities in Cannes. It is worth noting that it was Kiev and Minsk who have become leaders in the list ranking cities by effectiveness of the cost of business expenses, compiled by a division of The Financial Times. Minsk thus overtook more than 200 cities.
Andrei Shorets, Minsk mayor
Belarus takes part in Summit of Mayors of European cities in Cannes The summit of mayors of European cities will open today, 16 March, in Cannes. Belarus' capital Minsk will also be represented there.  The meeting, which will take place as part of the largest forum on real estate investment in Europe MIPIM, will be devoted to the development of the housing sector. Yesterday, the Belarusian capital was again hailed thanks to entering the top of a prestigious international rating. In Cannes, the most attractive investment destinations were announced. 

15.03.2016

Minsk honored in Cannes as attractive investment destination
Minsk honored in Cannes as attractive investment destination In the center of Europe and in the epicenter of economy. On March 15 in Cannes honor the most attractive from an investment point of view of the city. Among them is our Minsk. The Belarusian capital entered in the top 10 cities in Europe as a promising destination for foreign investors.  The ranking has been compiled by The Financial Times. Belarus is into top 10 in the nomination "The best strategy to attract foreign direct investment."

11.02.2016

Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meets CTV staff
Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meets CTV staff Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets February 10 met with the staff of the CTV Channel. The future of the city and new joint projects were discussed in the historic studio. This is the studio from which 60 years ago Belarusian television started. But on February 10, the channel was talking with the mayor about the future - the future of Minsk and the TV channel.

10.02.2016

Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets meets with CTV Channel staff
Minsk Mayor meets with CTV Channel staff Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets met with the CTV Channel staff February 10. The CTV channel is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The mayor visited the CTV's studios and cutting rooms. He then met with the journalists and the top managers of the TV channel.

08.02.2016

Parking lot problem in Minsk still acute
Parking lot problem in Minsk still acute The future schedule of public transport in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, was the issue that last week seriously alarmed residents of Minsk. Information appeared that public transport in Minsk would no longer ply after 11pm, by analogy with Helsinki and Shanghai. On the internet, there was information that subway times would be reduced too and Minsk residents would have to use expensive taxis. On weekday, at 11 o'clock at night, we go down in the subway to see whether there is demand in subway at this hour.

27.01.2016

Digital screens to replace billboards in Minsk
Digital screens to replace billboards in Minsk Minsk residents decided to refuse the usual billboards. Minskreklama specialists began to develop a design for digital screens. The advantage is obvious: they work the whole year round in any weather. Advertising in motion is more efficient and attracts more attention at a distance of 400 meters.

11.10.2015

Semyon Shapiro with his daughter votes in Dzerzhinsk region
Semyon Shapiro with his daughter votes in Dzerzhinsk region It should be noted that the elections have become a real holiday, a family one. The Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin came to the polls with his wife. The tradition was supported by Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets who was accompanied by his wife and children. Semyon Shapiro, the Chairman of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee, came at the polling station in the Dzerzhinsky region with his daughter. For a twenty-year old Anna, it’s the first presidential election.
Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets comes to vote with family
Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets votes with family at October 11 presidential election The Mayor of Minsk came to vote on October 11 with his family. He was accompanied by his wife and children. The Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee said that the elections in Minsk are being held in an atmosphere of a good holiday and without violations.

29.09.2015

My Minsk. Symbols of Space and Time exhibition underway in Minsk
Art exhibition "My Minsk. Symbols of Space and Time" underway in Minsk The canvas of Belarusian Salvador Dali's as a gift to beloved city. Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets was given a picture of the Belarusian artist Viktor Alshevsky at a ceremony held in the Mikhail Savitsky gallery on September 29. This exclusive picture is one of the works from a series of paintings called "Column of Glory." It depicts the symbol of the capital - the Memorial Church of All Saints and in memory of innocent victims in our Fatherland.

28.09.2015

Motorcycle season 2015 closure in Minsk
Motorcycle season 2015 closure in Minsk On September 26, bike fans from Poland, Finland, Russia, Belarus, and the Baltic countries are gathered at a large-scale event dedicated to the closure of motorcycle season 2015. Numerous sporting events, a retro car exhibition and a show of stunt drivers are taking place near the Sports Palace. Heavy autumn rain is not a deterrent for road lords. Beteris, biker (Latvia):Perfect! Even the rain doesn’t bother us. Great atmosphere, friendly people! A major purpose of such events is to recall about safe driving.

22.09.2015

Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions
Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions The aftermath of the Second Regional Forum of Belarus and Russia. On September 21, President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of the Ulyanovsk region of Russia. Actually, this dialogue can be called a continuation of a recent talk at the highest level in Sochi.

15.09.2015

Two millionth Minsk resident to receive free apartment
Two millionth Minsk resident to receive free apartment The two millionth resident of Minsk will be presented an apartment! This was stated by Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets meeting with women who became mothers on Minsk City Day (12 September 2015). On Saturday, September 12, 38 boys and 32 girls were born in the Belarus capital. Now 1,938,000 people live in Minsk. Andrei Shorets, Minsk Mayor:I urge all citizens of Minsk to improve demographic security in the country and increase the population of our beloved city.

13.09.2015

Minsk, Tbilisi become sister cities
Minsk, Tbilisi become sister cities New vectors of old friendship. The heads of the two capitals, Minsk and Tbilisi, signed September 11 an agreement on twinning relations. Despite the fact that the partnership between the cities has existed for about twenty years, the new document is intended to strengthen cooperation in the economic, scientific-technical and cultural spheres. The mayor of Minsk Andrey Shorets supported the initiative of the Georgian partners to organize a large-scale gastronomic and cultural festival akin to Belarusian "Dazhynki."

09.09.2015

Mayor Sinisa Mali offers Minsk to participate in modernization of Belgrade's trolleybus fleet
Mayor Sinisa Mali offers Minsk to participate in modernization of Belgrade's trolleybus fleet Mayor of Belgrade Siniša Mali is on a visit to Minsk. The Serbian side has come with specific cooperation proposals. After seeing Belarus' developments, the mayor of the Serbian capital made a specific proposal - to participate in the modernization of the entire trolleybus park of Belgrade, which is scheduled for early next year.

17.07.2015

Economic situation at Motovelo company improving The situation at the "Motovelo" company is improving. On July 17 chairman of Minsk city executive committee Andrei Shorets reported to the President on the current state of affairs at the company. The meeting was attended by the head of the State Control Committee Leonid Anfimov. Recently, the plant was headed by new CEO Nikolai Ladutko. Currently, the anti-crisis solutions are being worked out for further operation of Motovelo.

10.06.2015

Tsnyanskoye Reservoir offers comprehensive range of rental services
Tsnyanskoye Reservoir offers comprehensive range of rental services All inclusive. New rentals on Tsnyanskoye Reservoir offer a comprehensive range of services. Going to the beach, Minsk residents don't need to pack beach chairs, umbrellas or towels. Now they can rent all this on the spot. Children can spend time on new rides and play areas. They can also enjoy the barbecue yard.

12.05.2015

Minsk, Beijing become sister cities The partnership at a new level. Minsk and Beijing on May 11 signed a memorandum of cooperation. A delegation from the Chinese capital headed by Mayor Wang Anshun met with the leadership of the city's executive committee. They discussed economic partnership and mutual exchange of experience in the fields of education and tourism. Now about three thousand Chinese students are studying in Minsk universities. This figure is going to increase. In turn, the universities of Beijing will provide scholarships for Belarusian students to study in the eastern capital.

28.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko asks to tidy up Minsk prior to Victory Day President Alexander Lukashenko is concerned about the failure of instructions concerning the development of Minsk and intends to visit MTZ, and Minsk Motor Plant after the May holidays. On April 28, Alexander Lukashenko announced this during the meeting with Minsk authorities.  Minsk City Executive Committee chairman Andrei Shorets reported on the construction of the Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics. 
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko concerned about lack of progress in Minsk's development The head of state is concerned about the failure to fulfill instructions for the development of the Belarus capital. He said this today at a meeting in the Palace of Independence. The emphasis was made on issues of the improvement of Minsk, work of Minsk's industrial enterprises, as well as preparation for the celebration of the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

20.01.2015

President: Youth policy has always been one of Belarus' priorities On January 20, all roads of Belarus led the youth in Minsk where the 42th Congress of the Belarusian National Youth Union (BRSM) was held. A large-scale forum was held in the Palace of the Republic. It gathered thousands of participants from across the country and abroad. The event was attended by the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko always treats young people with attention and trust.  The President supported all the proposals and noted that the current Year of Youth should be remembered for many generations.

08.12.2014

Belarus President warns Minsk mayor against price hikes ahead of Christmas Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko supported the idea to establish a municipal trade network in Minsk during the meeting with Minsk mayor Andrei Shorets. Mr President also asked the recently appointed mayor to make sure that prices don’t go up in stores in the run-up to New Year, one of the main public holidays in Belarus [December 31 - January 1].