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About Yuri Drazdow (61 Articles)
Yuri Drazdow is the founder and owner of The Minsk Herald. He is also a journalist specialising in area of business and politics. He has degrees in Journalism and Software Engineering and has been working on media and IT projects in Minsk and London.
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Belarusian modern pentathlon team wins the 2017 UIPM World Cup

Out of 26 countries, the Belarusian modern pentathlon team surprised the audience by winning the gold medal of the team-relay mix’s competition, at the UIPM World Cup, which took place at the Cairo International Stadium, in Egypt.

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Belarus tries to achieve good rating for its high education system

Belarusian universities want to improve their position in international rankings - intend to attract more foreign students and demonstrate the quality of domestic higher education. The Belarusian State University (BSU) is currently ranked globally including in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.

February 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Belarus introduces five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries

It gives the visa-free entry through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport and the visa-free stay in Belarus for up to 5 days for the citizens of 80 states. These are 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Japan, and other countries.

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

What to do in Minsk – January 2017

The first month of the year is great time for new plans and new starts. So we have made a list of interesting activities for January. Because having wonderful time should definitely be one of the main goals for every year.

December 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Potash Market: a New Philosophy

In recent years, the global potash market has undergone major changes which has resulted in a shift in the market philosophy. Now the market is based on healthy competition between leading players and not on cartel agreements, which, of course, will affect a particularly important sector for Belarus: potash.

October 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Portrait of Belarus IT : Applied Systems

The Minsk Herald starts the series of interviews with prominent Belarusian IT businessmen. Our first guest is Serge Usovich, CEO of Applied Systems

September 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Belarusians’ savings flow into economy

Negative foreign trade surplus is growing, putting pressure on BYN exchange rate. Exporters need the weak national currency too so experts predict further devaluation.

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

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