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Oksana Volkova

Belarusian opera star about her New-York breakthrough, further plans and has dispelled the myths concerning special diets for artists.

Behind the catwalk

Eastern European fashion is becoming more and more fascinating. Brief review of new names in the insdustry

27 Jan 2014

Where to go in February?

Depeche Mode in Minsk Arena
Honestly, Minsk is a very boring city. The capital of the country rather resembles an isolated Irish island, than a vibrant New York or hardy Moscow.  To be even more honest, in winter Minsk is unbearably, even daintily boring, thus becoming a reliable source of inspiration for pro-realistic artists and adventurous poets.

Behind the catwalks

LEORGOFMAN_Stina Almer_1
Despite all odds fashion is booming in Belarus and other Eastern European countries. Now for the first time The Minsk Herald opens its space to put Eastern Europe on the spotlight of the fashion industry’s most promising hubs when it comes to creativity, business opportunities and a vast option of happenings regarding fashion and style.

23 Jan 2014

Top 200 Belarusian businessmen in 2013 (ranked from1 to 50)

The fourth and final part of traditional rating of Belarusian businessmen done by electronic daily newpaper "Ezhednevnik". They ranked top 200 Belarusian businessmen  according to their wealth and influence. As it was a year the most influential businessmen in Belarus still is Yuri Czizh, foudnder and CEO of holding Triple.

14 Jan 2014

"Mystery guest" in Crowne Plaza Hotel

CrownPlaza hotel in Minsk - viewCrowne Plaza Hotel,  owned by a Turkish  businessman, is located on Kirova street just opposite Dynamo stadium. It is one of few 5 star hotels in Minsk but it looks that its service lacks some essential things which are required for hotels of such level. For example, hot water in the morning...

10 Jan 2014

More stores to offer Tax Free service

System of returning VAT to foreign buyers widely known as Tax Free has been introduced in Belarus only a year ago and stores in only two cities in Belarus joined the system so far. But when this country is preparing to the World Ice Hockey Championship more and more shops and supermarkets are planning to offer such service for visitors from abroad. Here is the list of most popular shopping destination where buyers can save their money claiming VAT back

6 Jan 2014

Top 200 Belarusian businessmen in 2013 (ranked from 50 to 100)

This is the third part of the traditional rating "Top 200 Belarusian businessmen in 2013" done by daily electronic newspaper "Ezhednevnik" with people who are currently occupying places from 50 to 100

3 Jan 2014

"Mystery guest" in the Golden Scallop

La Crete d'or («The Golden Scallop" in English or "Zolotoy Grebeshok" in Russian)" is a quite famous French restaurant located in the central area of Minsk just besides Hotel Europa. Prices are really high and the place is one of the poshest in the Belarusian capital. Onliner's "mystery guest" went to the restaurant to find out what can we get for 918 thousand Belarusian rubbles and how good is it.