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Minsk named must-visit European destination for 2019 by The Independent
8 January, 11:44
Among other reasons the newspaper cites the 30-day visa-free regime and the atmosphere of the Old Town lined with hipster coffee shops and cocktail bars.
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Belarus drafts 2019 events calendar for tourists
7 January, 21:04
The calendar features over 90 events catering to every taste. These are sports competitions, concerts, culinary events, film festivals, theatrical forums, medieval tournaments and many more.
Metropolitan Pavel holds vigil service in Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk
6 January, 22:50
In line with a tradition, believers gather in a church on Christmas Eve and get ready to welcome one of the greatest Christian holidays – Christmas.
Over 600 semi-trucks queuing to leave Belarus for Lithuania
4 January, 19:59
The queue in front of the border checkpoint Privalka has been getting longer since 16:00 due to heavy traffic. As of 18:00 there were over 300 vehicles in the queue. There were over 200 semi-trucks at the border checkpoint Kamenny Log and over 110 semi-trucks at the border checkpoint Benyakoni.
Belarusian State University nameplate. An archive photo
Wargaming scholarships for Belarusian State University students
4 January, 19:44
Candidates will have to demonstrate excellent academic grades, will have to prepare a motivational essay, and will have to be engaged in scientific research. A total of 16 scholarships or four per each faculty will be granted.
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Belarus, Pakistan to cooperate in preventing emergencies
4 January, 19:24
These matters were discussed as Ambassador of Belarus to Pakistan Andrei Yermolovich met with Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan (NDMA) Omar Mahmood Hayat on 4 January.
Irina Kostevich. An archive photo
Higher unemployment benefits under consideration in Belarus
4 January, 18:59
The official said: “Today the average size of the unemployment benefit is Br27. We understand it is quite a small sum. In 2019 a working group will be established under the House of Representatives of the National Assembly to amend the population employment law."
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Real salary growth rate in Belarus expected to reach 103.8% in 2019
4 January, 18:41
In 2017 the salary growth rate reached 110.2% (113.1% in the public sector). This indicator has been on the rise since 2016. In 2017 real salaries rose by 6.9% while salaries in the public sector grew by 4.6%.
Saint Cecilia relics found in catholic church in Myadel
4 January, 18:28
We found the relics of Saint Cecilia (Roman martyr of the 3rd century), Pope Gregory I and Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. Their authenticity is confirmed by the certificates with signatures and stamps, Yuri Kulay said.
Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk
Metropolitan Pavel to hold vigil service in Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk on 6 January
4 January, 18:13
Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus will hold a Christmas Eve vigil service in the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk at 17.30 on 6 January.
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