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Site news and changes.
This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.
November 5, 2000 What is so remarkable about Belarus? Please read our new page to learn more.
October 15, 2000 Belarus, Parliamentary elections 2000, Live reports from BDG,
Elections 2000 overview from BDG. about parliamentary elections 2000 in Belarus.
October 9, 2000 We are still alive! See Our Point of View on upcoming Parliamentary Elections. By the way, the event is to be on October 15, 2000.
July 20, 2000 Several new search options at once. Check up our search page
July 18, 2000 Just a little bit of new information for travelers.
July 13, 2000 We have added discussion forum at last.
July 05, 2000 The site was considerably reshuffled. Too many changes to list. So, take a look, test some new features, well, tell me what do you think.
June 23, 2000
June 22, 2000 59th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War.  Thanks to all those living and dead who won it.
Well, not so many news lately.
1. Too busy with another  project. Not accomplished as yet, but is already readable. Click here to see it.
2. This time just one new link, eLance. Nevertheless it's worth to see, especially for our Belarusian visitors. No Halyava, real free-lance work for real people.
May 17, 2000 Important information for travelers. 

Traveling through Belarus - Transit visa will be required starting May 1, 2000

March 13, 2000, the authorities of the Republic of Belarus suspended the Clause of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Visas, which allowed foreigners (non-CIS citizens) to travel through Belarus without transit visa, provided they had visa(s) of any other CIS country(ies)*. The Agreement was signed in Moscow in November, 1992 by all CIS states.

Starting May 1, 2000, all non-CIS citizens will be required to apply for Belarusian transit visas at Belarus' embassies and consulates when traveling through Belarus. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry gives no indication of whether the suspension will be permanent or temporary.

* CIS (The Commonwealth of Independent Sates) also known as NIS (Newly Independent States) includes all member republics of the former Soviet Union, except Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

May 12, 2000
  • The Weather forecast is now accompanied with some other useful current information on the new What's up page.
April 27, 2000
April 09, 2000
  • There was an E-mail from Australia recently, asking some questions about Belarus. We thought that this information might be of interest to other visitors as well. Check up our Sometimes Asked Questions
March 22, 2000
March 16, 2000
  • We have slightly rearranged the content to emphasize some issues we consider to be important.
February 28, 2000
  • Info guides, Science page has been added.
February 23, 2000
February 12, 2000
February 7, 2000
January 30, 2000
  • Info guides, References page has been added. Just some links to libraries as yet.
  • Calendar option has been removed. We might return to it if more appropriate solution is found.
January 8, 2000
December 14, 1999 One more page. Belorusian Politics, View from our site. Created because we did not find something like this on the Internet.
November 23, 1999 We are growing up:
November 18, 1999
November 15, 1999
  • There is already something to take a look at.
November 12, 1999
  • Average People Initiative Establishes Internet Presence

Recent Media Coverage of Average Citizens Initiative

Solo - Belarusian Internet review, January 18, 2000. И теперь снова про Минск - тема, надо полагать, будет неисчерпаема, когда и инетчики объединятся. "Belarus Home". И имя классное и содержание - на уровне, вот только на-бела-русс-ком бы языке. Или вы все с английским дружите? Тогда, следующая встреча на сленге.
...Just a couple of words, but still a pleasure.

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