Belarus Independence Day

10.07.2017

Belarus presents defensive weapons at Independence Day parade
Belarus presents defensive weapons at Independence Day parade The week started with a holiday: the Republic of Belarus celebrated Independence Day. The fireworks display and the parade were the traditional features of that day. Hundreds of thousands of spectators, hundreds of opinions and reviews. Most of people are enthusiastic about the day. Belarus also showed its military might and industrial potential during the parade. I looked at the faces of ambassadors of foreign countries during the parade.

06.07.2017

68 children born in Minsk on Independence Day
68 children born in Minsk on Independence Day Children born on Independence Day together with mothers are accepting congratulations in all regions of Belarus. 68 Belarusians appeared in Minsk under the march of the parade and firework volleys. Mothers were given gifts: envelopes for newborns and sets of children's cosmetics and books. Yulia Kolesnikova:This is a very long-awaited child. It's great that every birthday we will have a day off.

04.07.2017

Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide anthem singing campaign
Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide anthem singing campaign On July 3, Belarus celebrated the country's main national holiday - Independence Day. The parade at the stela "Minsk - Hero City" was watched by about 250,000 people. The celebrations ended late at night. A festive concert, a fireworks display and, of course, the traditional campaign "Let's sing the anthem together" were the highlights of the day.
Foreigners about 2017 Independence Day in Belarus
Foreigners about 2017 Independence Day in Belarus Traditionally Independence Day is celebrated not only by citizens of Belarus, but also by foreigners who live with us. For some, the third of July is the opportunity to feel the rhythm of Belarusian life to the fullest while for others this is the occasion to be imbued with our culture. Some even call Belarus their second home after such days.
Independence Day 2017 in Belarus: How it happened
Independence Day 2017 in Belarus: How it happened Belarus celebrated the main holiday of the Belarusian statehood - Independence Day - on July 3. This day is a symbol of national pride, a tribute to heroism and the staunchness of the defenders of the Fatherland. INDEPENDENCE DAY 2017 PARADE: FULL VIDEO
Independence Day 2017: Fireworks in Minsk (video)
Independence Day 2017: Fireworks in Minsk (video) A big gala concert in honor of Belarus' Independence Day took place at the stela "Minsk - Hero City" in the evening. At 11pm, the sky over the Belarusian capital was lit by bright and colorful fireworks. The correspondent of the CTV channel visited the festivities. Here, in the center of Minsk, thousands of people gathered to see the grand show and together with the whole country sing the national anthem.

03.07.2017

Military hardware exhibition held in Minsk
Military hardware exhibition held in Minsk All the power of Belarusian Army at a distance of a hand. After the military parade dedicated to Independence Day, all the military and agricultural machinery, which participated in the parade, was lined up near the Minsk Hero City complex. Tanks, armored personnel carriers, multiple rocket launchers, tractors and cars were at people’s disposal for one hour.
Public festivals held in Minsk 3 July
Public festivals held in Minsk 3 July Belarus turned into one big celebratory platform on Independence Day. A large cultural and historical platform in the Upper Town. The chronicle o Minsk, from the 11th century till the present days, was shown by the chronicle recreators, Hundreds of people came to watch. The key event was when Minsk was given Magdeburg Right.
NaviBand to perform after fireworks on Independence Day
NaviBand to perform after fireworks on Independence Day The bright moment of the big day will be the concert “My Young Belarus”. Not only prominent Belarusian artists will perform there, but winners of music contests and students of universities will as well. In the end thousands of Belarusians will sing the national anthem of the Republic of Belarus.
Independence Day event program in Minsk
Independence Day 2017 event program in Minsk On July 3, festive events will be held throughout Belarus. Traditionally the main celebrations will take place in the Belarusian capital. The military parade took place at 10.00 at the stela "Minsk - Hero City". Right after that the mass campaign "Be Beautiful, Belarus!" was held, with more than 2,000 people taking part. Festivities will unfold in front of the Sports Palace, in the main parks of Minsk, and of course in the main tourist spot - Upper Town.
Independence Day Parade 2017 in Minsk: Video and President's Address
Independence Day Parade 2017 in Minsk: Video and Belarus President's Address Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Comrade soldiers, sergeants and officers! Dear veterans! Dear compatriots and guests! Today our country celebrates Independence Day. We started celebrating the main state holiday today on July 3 at the will of our people. This choice testifies to the historical memory of Belarusians and the continuity of generations. In our hearts, the independence of Belarus is inseparably linked with its liberation from the German Nazi invaders.
Belarusians on Independence Day 2017 parade
Belarusians on Independence Day 2017 parade A large military parade and a festive procession traditionally gather tens of thousands of spectators. Many come long before the start, with whole families. This is also another good tradition that has appeared in Belarus during the years of independence. Today, on July 3, Belarusians began to gather in the Palace of Sports very early, to observe everything from the best spot.
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus on Independence Day
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus on Independence Day Words of congratulations on Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus have been addressed to Alexander Lukashenko for several days now. Many of the CIS, EU and other leaders congratulated President Lukashenko. Among them are Among them are Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, THE Emperor of Japan, and the King of Sweden. Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, South Africa, Vietnam, Germany, Bulgaria politicians from Cuba, Canada and the Commonwealth of Australia.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Independence Day President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated compatriots on Independence Day.
Belarus celebrating Independence Day
Belarus celebrating Independence Day Symbol of national pride. On July 3 Belarus celebrates the main state celebration – Independence Day. Exactly 73 years ago on July 3 Minsk was liberated from fascists. Traditionally on the day Belarusians pay tribute to the heroism and courage of those who fought for the future of their country. This year Belarus celebrates 26 years since it began its existence as an independent and sovereign state.

02.07.2017

President Lukashenko gives start to celebrating Independence Day
President Lukashenko gives start to celebrating Independence Day Independence Day of Belarus is on its way. On the day Belarusians will sing the national anthem together. What is more, the national anthem of the Republic of Belarus sounded near the Eifel Tower. A solemn meeting and a concert od art masters dedicated to Independence Day was held in the Palace of the Republic. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the event. Teachers, doctors, scientists, and professionals were invited to the Palace. There were many young people there as well. Such meetings and concerts are a tradition.
What will we see during Independence Day parade in Minsk July 3?
What will we see during Independence Day parade in Minsk July 3? The military parade will be the culmination of Independence Day in Belarus, which is celebrated on July 3. The procession of troops and military equipment always causes tremulous feelings. The Belarusian word "parada", similar to "parade", means "advice" or "instruction".
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development Only a nation itself can be a creator of independence. It was stated by President Lukashenko at the solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Hundreds of people are invited here. Senior officials, veterans, scientist and doctors. All those who contribute into the development of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized in his speech that the strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. Special words of gratitude were addressed to veterans.
President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence
President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence The strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day. The history of Belarus has never been simple. The state took its beginning in the 9th century in Polotsk. The town then was a famous trade and administrative center of Slavic Europe.

01.07.2017

Foreign leaders congratulate Belarusian people on upcoming Independence Day
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarusian people on upcoming Independence Day Congratulations on the upcoming Independence Day are already being addressed to President Lukashenko and the Belarusian people. Many of the CIS, EU and other states’ leaders congratulated Alexander Lukashenko. Among them are Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, THE Emperor of Japan, and the King of Sweden. Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, South Africa, Vietnam, Germany and Bulgaria.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on upcoming Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on upcoming Independence Day A celebration of national pride and memory of the past. Belarus is in anticipation of Independence Day. Festive events officially start today. A solemn meeting and a concert of art masters will be held in the Palace of the Republic. President Lukashenko congratulated Belarusians on the upcoming Independence Day.

29.06.2017

Over 40 festive events expected in Minsk on July 3 Independence Day
Over 40 festive events expected in Minsk on July 3 Independence Day More than 40 festive events will be held in Minsk on Independence Day. Mass celebrations are planned in all districts of the Belarus capital and will be held in the places set by the city authorities. The central event will be of course the military parade which will start at the stela at 10am. In the evening, don't miss the gala concert "My Young Belarus" and the patriotic campaign "Sing the Anthem Together". The main folk festivities will be unfolding near the Sports Palace and in the Upper Town.
2017 Independence Day parade to feature modern armored cars as well as legendary T34
2017 Independence Day parade to feature modern armored vehicles and legendary T34 In the evening yesterday, Minskers could see with their own eyes the military equipment right in the center of the city. This was the dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade. The column followed from Uruchye, near the Academy of Sciences and along Surganova Street. Motorists had to make room for them, with the city center being closed up to 8pm. Taking part in the parade will be the novelties of the Belarusian military industry like the armored vehicles Caiman and Volat as well as old tanks T34.

27.06.2017

Minsk prepares for Independence Day
Minsk prepares for Independence Day The rhythm of movement– 120 steps per second, the speed of machinery – 18 kilometers per hour. This is how Minsk is preparing for Independence Day. This year spectators will be able to see new artillery and combat vehicles. Modern Belarusian musical compositions will be performed as well. However, the parade on Independence Day is not only military machinery. It is a real show with its own scenario and director. One month is given to rehearse the day. During this period movements and the overall picture is thought through every day.

26.06.2017

Video: First dress rehearsal of Independence Day parade in Minsk
Video: First dress rehearsal of Independence Day parade in Minsk The first dress rehearsal for the parade in honor of Independence Day. Long before July 3, almost 4,000 Belarusian servicemen are honing their skills. About 220 pieces of equipment will be used in the 2017 parade. Among them are novelties of the Belarusian military industry - armored cars Caiman and Volat. The column will be almost three kilometers long.

02.06.2017

Video: Belarus' military rehearsing for Independence Day Parade
Video: Belarus' military rehearsing for Independence Day Parade The last preparations for the parade in honor of Independence Day are being held near Minsk. Military equipment is being prepared and soldiers are being trained. The length of the mechanized column this year will exceed 2.5 kilometers. The audience will see the novelties of the Belarusian military industry: Caiman armored cars, Volat border vehicles. Radio relay stations Tsitrus will be presented at the parade for the first time.

29.05.2017

Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular
Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular Independence Day on July 3, 2017 will be held according to a special scenario. The new conception was discussed at Alexander Lukashenko’s meeting. The task is to make the parade as spectacular as possible. Besides the soldiers marching and samples of weapons, guests of the parade will see modern civil machinery as well. The celebration will show all the best Belarus has.
Belarus to hold Independence Day parade in 2017
Belarus to hold Independence Day parade in 2017 All the might of the Belarusian army will be presented at the parade on Independence Day July 3. The details of the upcoming holiday were discussed with the Belarus President on May 29. Alexander Lukashenko instructed to organize and hold the parade at a high level. It was decided that the parade will be held on July 3 at 10 am. It is planned to use 220 units of machinery, including such innovations of the Belarusian military industry as the armored car Caiman.

06.07.2016

250 Belarusians born Independence Day July 3 accept congrats
Over 250 Belarusians born on Independence Day July 3 Moms of babies who were born on July 3, which is Belarus Independence Day, accepted congratulations and received gifts. On Independence Day, when the whole of Belarus admired the spectacular parade, sang the national anthem and enjoyed the colorful fireworks, more than 250 children were born. One-fifth of them were born in Minsk. 52 children were born in Minsk on that day. There were more boys than girls. Moms of all children received gifts, which included everything a baby and a mom need in the first days after childbirth.

04.07.2016

One million take part in Belarus' Independence Day celebrations
One million take part in Belarus' Independence Day celebrations More than a million people took part Independence Day celebrations in Belarus. July 3 events were held throughout the day and all over the country. The most spectacular were the parade in Minsk and the evening concert at the stela "Minsk - Hero City". The final colorful fireworks display was preceded by the campaign "Sing the anthem together."
Minsk temperature breaks century-old heatwave record
Minsk temperature breaks century-old heatwave record Temperature records in Belarus have been beaten again. On the first day of July, Minsk meteorologists recorded a temperature of 31.8°C. It is noteworthy that the previous maximum values ​​were set 100 years ago. SEE: Temperature records in Belarus On July 3 hot weather remained in Belarus but heavy rain in the evening did not prevent Belarusians from celebrating Independence Day. 
Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide national anthem singing campaign
Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide national anthem singing campaign Belarus has finished celebrating Independence Day. An hour before midnight, the entire country sang the national anthem. This traditional event was the final chord of the July 2-3 celebrations. "Belarus, I love you!" Exactly at 21.00, these words echoed around Minsk. And this is not only the expression of love but, according to the Culture Ministry, a tribute to the bands and singers who glorify Belarus in the world.
2016 Independence Day fireworks display in Minsk's night sky (live video)
2016 Independence Day fireworks display in Minsk's night sky (live video) A stunning fireworks display was held on Independence Day in Minsk July 3 despite rainy weather, which followed the July 2 and 3 record-breaking heatwave. 

03.07.2016

Belarus Independence Day parade 2016. Full video
Belarus Independence Day parade 2016. Full video The state’s power lies in its ability to predict and pre-empt the danger, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko speaking July 3 at the parade to mark Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Celebrations in honor of the Independence Day military parade began with a creative number on Masherov Avenue. More than 350,000 people were spectators and participants of the events. Veterans were of course the main guests of the show.
Xi Jinping congratulates Belarus on Independence Day
Xi Jinping congratulates Belarus on Independence Day In his congratulatory message to the President of Belarus and the Belarusian people, timed to Independence Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted that Belarus' development has reached outstanding results.
Vladimir Putin wishes Belarusians happy Independence Day
Vladimir Putin wishes Belarusians happy Independence Day Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his congratulatory message timed to Independence Day that the friendship and mutual assistance, tempered in the harsh years of the war, until today serve as a reliable basis for the allied relations between Belarus and Russia. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:I am confident that together we will provide a further increase in the whole complex of the mutually beneficial Russian-Belarusian relations for the benefit of the fraternal peoples of our countries.
Belarus President congratulates nation on Independence Day
Belarus President congratulates nation on Independence Day Celebrations in honor of Independence Day started in Minsk on Saturday July 2. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko wished countrymen Happy Republic Day.

02.07.2016

Independence Day parade due in Minsk July 3
Independence Day parade due in Minsk July 3 The central event of the Independence Day will be of course a military parade. President Lukashenko will review troops as the supreme commander. Hundreds of thousands of people are going to see this beautiful and patriotic spectacle. On July 3, several national channels will offer a live broadcast of the event.

30.06.2016

July 3 parade in Minsk to begin 10 am
July 3 Independence Day parade in Minsk to begin 10 am In connection with hot weather the Independence Day parade in Minsk has been brought forward. It will begin at 10 am. A few days remain before the celebration of Belarus Independence Day (July 3). This night Minsk hosted a dress rehearsal for the parade of the Minsk garrison. As many as 3,500 servicemen and 160 pieces of military equipment took part, including armored vehicles, self-propelled units and multiple rocket launchers.
Military attachés get tour of Independence Palace in Minsk
Military attachés get tour of Independence Palace in Minsk Negotiation rooms in the Independence Palace, including those that hosted the Normandy Four meeting, were shown to military attaches accredited in Belarus.  Traditionally, every year, they take part in one of the main Belarusian holidays - Independence Day, which we celebrate on July 3. On the eve of July 3, the guests toured one of the architectural symbols of Belarus.
Final rehearsal of Independence Day parade held in Minsk June 29
Final rehearsal of Independence Day parade held in Minsk June 29 A few days remain before the celebration of Belarus Independence Day (July 3). This night Minsk hosted a dress rehearsal for the parade of the Minsk garrison. As many as 3,500 servicemen and 160 pieces of military equipment took part, including armored vehicles, self-propelled units and multiple rocket launchers.

28.06.2016

Fireworks due in Minsk on Independence Day July 3
Fireworks due in Minsk on Independence Day July 3 Minsk is finishing preparations for 3 July Independence Day celebrations. The busiest places of the city are already decorated with festive elements. Another interesting fact is that this year's military parade will end with a mass number in which vocal and dance groups will take part. Marianna Nikolaeva, head of the department of arts of the Ministry of Culture of Belarus: A total of around 800 people will be taking part in the parade. The parade will be held near the stela "Minsk - Hero City". 

27.06.2016

Belarus Independence Day rehearsal flyover at Minskoe More Lake in (video)
Belarus Independence Day rehearsal flyover near Minsk (video) On June 27, a rehearsal of the Independence Day air parade was held by the Minsk garrison. 44 aircraft rose into the sky to train ahead of the July 3 Independence Day of Belarus. Taking part in the rehearsal were the helicopters Mi-2, Mi-8 and Mi-24. When it comes to planes, there were MiG-29, Su-25 and military-transport aircraft IL-76 and AN-26. Russian aircraft will also partake in the parade. By the way, traffic was not blocked on the ground during the rehearsal.
2016 Independence Day parade rehearsal in Minsk
2016 Independence Day parade rehearsal in Minsk The Independence Day parade in Minsk is due on July 3, 2016. The first rehearsals have already taken place. Taking part in the to-be military show near the stela "Minsk - Hero City" were more than 3,500 servicemen, 160 units of military equipment - armored vehicles and self-propelled, multiple rocket launchers. Opening the parade will be the exclusive Chinese limousines that are used by the PRC leadership to review parades. The banners of the victorious 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belarusian Fronts, which contributed greatly to WWII victory, will be carried.

26.05.2016

Independence Day parade rehearsals due in Minsk 25 and 28 June
Independence Day parade rehearsals due in Minsk 25 and 28 June Legendary T-34s and the new generation of military equipment will be presented at the Independence Day parade in Minsk, Belarus, due on July 3, 2016. The military are preparing for the parade at the military airfield Lipki. Another rehearsal was held there May 26. All in all, about 160 units will partake in the parade, including armored vehicles, self-propelled weapons and multiple rocket launchers. They will be joined by WWII retro machinery. The length of the column will be about two kilometers.

13.05.2016

Belarus to hold parade on 2016 Independence Day July 3
Belarus to hold parade on 2016 Independence Day July 3 Legendary T-34 and the new generation of machines will feature at the Independence Day parade, due on July 3, 2016. Armored vehicles, self-propelled weapons and multiple rocket launchers: all in all, about 160 units will partake in the parade. All the machines for the parade are prepared at the military airfield Lipki. Tanks will head the mechanized line, including the legendary T-34 and powerful IS-2. Each machine has its own history. The 160-unit line will stretch over almost 2km.

06.07.2015

Let's Sing Anthem Together: Independence Day music video by CTV channel
Let's Sing Anthem Together: Independence Day music video by CTV channel Independence Day of Belarus ended on a high note when the whole country sang the national anthem. The traditional campaign "Let's sing the anthem together" took place near the stela "Minsk - Hero City". Along with tens of thousands of Minsk residents and guests of the capital, senior officials, businessmen, athletes and journalists sang the anthem.

03.07.2015

Independence Day 2015 in Brest Fortress: Flowers, Eternal Flame and minute of silence Independence Day celebrations were opened in Brest with a ceremony of laying flowers to the Eternal Flame and the minute of silence near the Brest Fortress, the symbol of Belarusian heroism. In memory of the courage of WWII soldiers, a gun salute was fired near the fortress on July 3 followed by a march of the Brest garrison.
President Lukashenko lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk on Independence Day
President Lukashenko lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk on Independence Day Independence Day in Minsk on July 3 began with a wreath-laying ceremony. Flowers and wreaths were laid at the Victory Monument in the center of Minsk. It's like another "thank you" to all those who fought for the liberation of our country in World War II, and later praised the independent Belarus. By tradition, the first wreath was laid by the President.
Belarus to sing national anthem at EXPO in Milan on Independence Day
Belarus to sing national anthem at EXPO in Milan on Independence Day The campaign "Let's sing the anthem together" will be held on July 3 at the Belarusian pavilion at the world exhibition "EXPO" in Milan. The Belarusian booth expects a lot of guests on Independence Day. For them, Belarusian and Italian chefs will give a master class on cooking pancakes, while folk groups will entertain the audience with Belarusian folklore. Over two months, the Belarusian EXPO pavilion was visited by about 100 thousand tourists. 
Independence Day congratulations from prominent Belarusians
Independence Day congratulations from prominent Belarusians Prior to Independence Day the CTV channel prepared a series of videos featuring prominent Belarusians. They congratulate compatriots on Belarus’ Independence Day. Author and producer Pavel Korenevsky Director of Photography Sergei Novikov Directed by Sergei Terpitsky Editor Anastasia Savitskaya *** Natalia Tsilinskaya, 8- time world track cycling champion:For me, Independence Day is first of all a common holiday that unites the entire country. This is responsibility for our country; it all depends on us.
Belarus celebrating 2015 Independence Day
Belarus celebrating 2015 Independence Day Belarus is celebrating Independence Day. This public holiday is a symbol of national pride, a tribute to the heroism and fortitude of the Belarusians. In a short period of history, our country has made great strides in development, making true the dream of many generations of the establishment of a sovereign and independent state. It was 71 years ago when the country was liberated from Nazi invaders. Having risen from ruins, today Belarus has the right to determine its own destiny and take its rightful place in the world community.

02.07.2015

Belarus receiving Independence Day congratulations from all over the world
Belarus receiving Independence Day congratulations from all over the world Belarus will celebrate the main state holiday tomorrow on July 3.The Belarus President is already receiving numerous Independence Day congratulations from leaders of foreign states, international organizations and beyond. Alexander Lukashenko was congratulated by the leaders of the CIS countries, Chairman of the People's Republic of China, the UN Secretary General, and the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 
Minsk begins Independence Day celebrations
Belarus begins 2015 Independence Day celebrations Celebrations in honor of the Independence Day started in Minsk. On July 1, at the Palace of the Republic, there was held a solemn meeting and a concert dedicated to the Independence Day of Belarus. On 2 July, celebrations will move to regions. The campaign "Belarus is the land of military fame" starts at the Mound of Glory.

01.07.2015

Alexander Lukashenko takes part in solemn meeting devoted to Independence Day
President Lukashenko: Belarus will never seek its own benefit at the expense of someone else Belarus begins to celebrate today the main holiday - Independence Day. At this moment the Palace of the Republic is hosting a solemn meeting in which the President is taking part. The event is dedicated to Day of Republic (Independence Day).