Scanlan: U.S. forced to abandon the ambassador's residence in Raubichi

Society The United States will not change the fundamental position on the assessment of human rights in Belarus.

Told reporters, Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Michael Scanlan July 27 Raubichi during the festival "Ambasovishcha."

The diplomat expressed regret that the United States was forced to give up the ambassador's residence in Raubichi. "Two years house is not occupied, and there are no signals that the situation will change. Makes no sense to pay for something that is not being used," — said Scanlan. Since March 2008, the U.S. Embassy in Belarus headed by Charge d', after as the official Minsk recalled

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Even today, July 28



…with thunderstorms and squally wind. 22 — 29 ° C.

Do not pass:

At the National Press Center press conference with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Gutierrez. Starts at 13:00.


French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner in Turkey.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Brazil.


In 1750, he died a German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (born 1685).

In 1812, was born in Warsaw, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski (d. 1887), one of the most prolific writers of the Polish author of more than 200 historical novels (many of them for the events

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Belarus and Syria are hiding weapons in buses

Society Under this heading the Russian "Kommersant" magazine published an article on the Belarusian-Syrian cooperation in the military sphere.

Raw is one of the main buyers of Belarusian arms. Since the beginning this year exchanged several delegations discussed the subject of military-technical cooperation. This is a serious concern in the West, where Syria is among the countries supporting terrorism, says the Russian "Kommersant".

The other day visit to Minsk finished Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has signed a number of agreements on bilateral cooperation. For example, Minsk plans to establish an assembly in Syria city buses. Agreements on the development

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Helena was not Zaleskaya

Society On the 78th year of life after a serious illness left this world Vitebsk opposition leader Helen Zalesskaya.Elena Zalesskaya in the early 2000s led the city, and then the regional organization of the United Civil Party. Under her leadership were numerous "Chain of the people" when dozens of people took to the center of Vitebsk with portraits of disappeared Yuri Zakharenko, Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovsky and Dmitry Zavadsky.

The police repeatedly detained Helen Zaleski, pensioner courts impose fines as well as imprisonment for ever and decided not to punish Ms. longer young age, to the last days sought to

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Lukashenko does not win in the first round?

Society Several media outlets reported on the main results of the latest survey NISEPI or under such headings like this, without a question mark. On a sensation wrote "Guerrilla", "Belma", "ERB", "Empire."

That is already a respected Canadian researcher David Marples calls it the main outcome of the study and display of his far-sighted conclusions about the scenario of the election campaign. But is there any sensation at all, and that should be the conclusion of the study put out by the media?

What was the occasion? Figure — if the election were held tomorrow, for Lukashenko expressed their

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Larissa board Heniyush Vawkavysk will be judged?

Society Today Vawkavysk happened opening of a memorial plaque dedicated to the famous Belarusian poet Larissa Heniyush. The sign disappeared from the wall of a private house on the street of Victory, 40. Local ethnographer Nikolai Kovalchuk, who hung the sign, has been detained. He was released from the site of only three hours.

If next to the house number 40 on the street Victory began to gather fans of creativity Larissa Heniyush, they saw only the hole in the wall, the most plaque was not. Was on duty in front of a police car and "Volga" with people

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Feast of Belarusian independence in the center of Vitebsk

Society After the city government did not give permission to hold the event in the Park of Culture and Rest named after the Soviet army, the democratic community gathered to mark the anniversary of the Belarusian independence in the center of Vitebsk.

At the event, which was sanctioned by the fountain in the park of Frunze were about four dozen activists.

After a brief opening statement, Chairman of the Department BPF activist Konstantin Smolikau campaign "Tell the truth"A quiz on the works of Vladimir Neklyaeva and organized the Singing Competition.

Accompanied on guitar famous bard George Stankevich, who later

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Co-owner of Uralkali will apply for Belaruskaliy

Society Russian businessman Suleiman Kerimov, owner of "Uralkali" during the months of planning to apply for the acquisition of the assets of the Belarusian "Belaruskali" said company president Vladislav Baumgertner in an interview with Daily Mail.

He noted that it was "interesting to buy an asset," and added that interest of the company to acquire new assets due to expectations of strong growth in demand for fertilizers.

"We predict that in the 2011in the global potash market will reach 57-60 million tons per year and is expected to grow by 3% annually over the next 10 years. "

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The doors to the Council of Europe is not closed to Belarus

Society The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland did not rule out a future of Belarus' accession to the ER. He said this on May 17 at a press conference after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Thorbjørn Jagland

"Europe is not limited to the EU member-states. It includes our understanding of 47 countries. I hope soon that number will increase to 48 by the addition of Belarus ", — quotes Jagland" RIA Novosti ".

Belarus is the only European country that is not included in the Council of Europe. In 1993, the country

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Nasha Niva has received two warnings

Society In one week, "Nasha Niva" has received two warnings from the Ministry of Information. In the headlines of articles that have been found "disturbing" featured "The Godfather."

The warning of July 22, the Ministry of Information accused the newspaper in the dissemination of information that is not true. The reason for the prosecution was the title of "The Godfather confiscated."

"According to Article 244 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Belarus is the confiscation of the uncompensated taking of property from the owner as a sanction for the offense or any other offense," — said

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