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  • Veterans Day Ceremony in Minsk

    Veterans Day 2014

    On November 11, U.S. and British Embassies held a joint commemoration event in honor of Veterans Day (U.S.) or Armistice Day, as it is known elsewhere.

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    U.S. Embassy Accepting Applications for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Program

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  • Due to restrictions imposed unilaterally by the Belarusian Government in 2008 on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in Minsk, the American Embassy was forced to reduce its staff from 35 to five diplomats as well as withdraw its Ambassador. The number of U.S. diplomats was later increased to six in July 2014. The imposed reduction in staff has greatly impeded the Embassy's ability to carry out mutually beneficial diplomatic programs and activities, including cultural and educational exchanges, assistance programs, and visa services.

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