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23 Jan 2017
Visa-free tours to Grodno most popular with Poles, Lithuanians
“Residents of the neighboring Lithuania and Poland were the most active. They topped the so-called list of visa-free tourists. Third goes Latvia whose residents also find it appealing to visit Grodno visa-free. We are determined to continue developing this direction. We are going to present the region’s potential at an exhibition in Riga soon,” representatives of the sports and tourism department said...
23 Jan 2017
Year of Italian Culture in Belarus to mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Stefano Bianchi said that about 30 events and projects, including concerts, plays, exhibitions and film screenings, are expected during the Year of Italian Culture. The Year will feature the Day of Italian Design, a fashion week, roundtable sessions, and concerts featuring Italian performers. The program will also include an exhibition of books Francysk Skaryna and His Epoch...
21 Jan 2017
Center of Belarusian culture to open in Beijing in May
“Apart from the economic relations, our countries have also been working hard to strengthen the cultural ties, which lays a very important basis for our future work. We can say that we are witnessing a new stage in the cooperation between Belarus and China. A center of Chinese culture was unveiled in Minsk in 2016. A similar center of Belarusian culture will open in Beijing. The opening ceremony is slated for May 2017,” Cui Qiming said...
20 Jan 2017
Plans to erect monument to Francysk Skaryna in Chisinau in 2017
Sergei Chichuk and Monica Babuc also discussed matters related to the production of a documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, the organization of the Days of Moldovan Culture in Belarus in 2017, and other aspects of bilateral cooperation in culture...
19 Jan 2017
Belarus, Latvia place joint bid for hosting 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
“Minsk was at the heart of the ice hockey celebrations in 2014. That tournament is frequently mentioned at IIHF Congresses. The idea of hosting a championship jointly with Latvia was put forward in 2014. Belarus and Latvia are good partners in many areas. The Dinamo Minsk and Dinamo Riga teams have always been tough competitors delivering spectacular games”...
18 Jan 2017
Belarusians to get familiar with Chinese traditions during spring celebration
Spring Festival 2017 in Belarus will focus on the 25th anniversary since the establishment of Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations and the traditional Chinese New Year. Spring Festival has been celebrated for nearly 4,000 years. The tradition has been passed from generation to generation...
18 Jan 2017
MTZ to hold Parizh-Mosar tractor rally in Vitebsk Oblast 28 January
The rally will run from the agrotown of Parizh to the village of Mosar through Postavy District and Glubokoye District. The racers will cover a total distance of 12km on an off-road track. The race will wrap up with an awards ceremony and a concert at the St Anna Cathedral in Mosar...
18 Jan 2017
Belarusian MTZ to launch industrial tours
During the tour visitors will get an insight into all areas of tractor production from the metal-cutting shop where gears and axles are made to the assembly shop where the main assembly line of the enterprise is located. Tourists will also see an exhibition of the tractors the company makes and get acquainted with the brand new Belarus model range...
18 Jan 2017
China’s Gansu Dance Theater to give concert in Grodno on 21 January
Grodno has been named a symbolic Belarusian cultural gate of the Silk Road. The initiative to grant the city with the status was voiced by Culture Minister Boris Svetlov during the international forum Silk Road EXPO that took place in Gansu Province. The Chinese theater will perform at the Grodno Oblast Drama Theater. Belarus’ Marina Elyashevich will present her works...
17 Jan 2017
Minsk to host international book fair on 8-12 February
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be a guest of honor at the 24th International Book Fair in Minsk. This year the list of participants to showcase their products at the book forum includes Belarus, the UK, Venezuela, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, South Korea, Cuba, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Syria, the United States, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine...
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