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Three quarters of Belarusians live in the cities

Urbanization process in Belarus is underway. During 2011 the number of people living in the cities increased by 53 thousand people and reached 7 million 175 thousand people. Read full article


Minsk taxi services get worse

Specialists note that the quality of taxi services in Minsk is decreasing. The fleet needs to be renewed while more and more drivers do  not work on a full time basis. Read full article


Tourist flows from and to Belarus decreased in 2011

According to the National Satistics Committee the inbound and outbound tourist flows in Belarus significantly decreased. Last year only two source countries produced... Read full article


Of all visitors to Belarus in 2011 only 1 per cent were tourists

The National Committee for Statistics revealed up-to-date data according to which out of 5.8m foreign visitors to Belarus in 2011 only 67.5 thousand people indicated... Read full article


Belarus visa barriers harm its economy

Belarusian government declares that the increase of the number of incoming tourists to Belarus is one of its goals. Tourists seek safety, comfort, reasonable pricing and very much... Read full article


More halls in Nesvizh Palace open to public

The exhibition halls of the second section of Nesvizh Palace have been unveiled to public. Tourists can now see three restored halls including the Ball... Read full article


Belarus needs USD 15m to promote tourism

Belarus needs USD 15m to promote its national tourist product, according to Vadim Karmazin, the Director of the Department of Tourism at the Ministry of Sports... Read full article


An average Belarusian man's profile

The Belarusian Statistics Committee has created an image of an average Belarusian male. The International Mens’ Day is celebrated on 5 November. On 1 January 2011 there were 4 408 200 men in Belarus... Read full article


Belarus Tourism Ministry suggests to establish border consular offices

The Belarus Ministry of Sports and Tourism voiced a suggestion to establish consular offices at the border of Belarus to simplify the visa regime, the Minister for Sports and Tourism Mr. Oleg Kachan said... Read full article


The first stone of the Beijing Hotel was laid in central Minsk

Another five-star hotel will appear in the geographical center of Europe – a five-star Beijing Hotel Complex will be built in a park zone in Krasnoarmeiskaya Street, Minsk. This facility will not only be the decoration of the Minsk city, but also will encompass all the top-end technologies of China in the field of architecture and... Read full article


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updated on 13.02.2017

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updated on 06.02.2017

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Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 08.02.2017

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How do I apply for a Belarus private/guest visa?
updated on 01.02.2017

People, who want to travel to Belarus to see a friend, take care of the grave of a relative, take part in the court hearings, etc. need to apply for a private visa... 

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This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.

Using a plastic card in Belarus?
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Traditional souvenirs from Belarus?
updated on 18.10.2016

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