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26 Oct 2016
Tourist information center of Poland’s Podlaskie Voivodeship opens in Grodno
The center is housed by the Grodno tourist information center. Its opening was timed to coincide with the commencement of the agreement on visa-free travel to the tourism and recreation park Augustow Canal, Grodno and nearby areas. Members of a Polish delegation led by Jerzy Leszczynski, Marshal of Podlaskie Voivodeship, were the first tourists to enter Belarus’ Grodno Oblast visa-free on 26 October...
26 Oct 2016
Plans to set up center of traditional Chinese medicine in Minsk Oblast
The main healthcare department of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee will supply the center of traditional Chinese medicine with equipment for diagnosis and treatment. The Chinese partners, for their part, will send some two or three traditional medicine specialists to Minsk Oblast every year...
25 Oct 2016
Chinese, Arabs interested in recreation in Belarusian sanatoriums
Svetlana Yeshchenko, Head of the Sales Department of the Belarusian state-run travel agency Tsentrkurort, confirmed that fewer Russians come to enjoy Belarusian sanatoriums now. Tourists from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan come to Belarus...
25 Oct 2016
Belarus’ Herasimenia wins Women’s 50m Free silver in Tokyo
Few days earlier Aliaksandra Herasimenia posted a third-place finish of 24.40 in Women’s 50 Free at the 2016 FINA World Cup in Singapore. Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich finished fourth with a 50.56 in Men’s 100m Back in Tokyo...
24 Oct 2016
Belarusian books on display at Belgrade book fair
Serbia knows and loves Belarus. Dozens of people, while getting familiar with the Belarusian book, remember Belarus’ political and moral support of Serbia, the visits of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to Belgrade, the strong Belarusian-Serbian friendship...
24 Oct 2016
Vasily Kiriyenko wins Chrono des Nations Time Trial in France
One of the best Belarusian cyclists, a member of Skyteam, covered the 51km distance in 1:04.08. Vasily Kiriyenko surpassed Spain’s Jonathan Castroviejo by five seconds. Martin Toft Madsen of Denmark finished third (59 seconds behind the winner)...
24 Oct 2016
International Festival of Modern Choreography in Vitebsk on 22-27 November
The festival will open with the Giselle premiere by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus produced by famous Ukrainian choreographer Radu Poklitaru...
21 Oct 2016
Honorary consulate of Belarus opened in Thessaloniki
Belarus’ adherence to bolstering and enhancing bilateral ties in all spheres of interest for cooperation between the two countries was noted during the opening ceremony. In Thessaloniki the Belarusian delegation met with representatives of the Greek private sector, who are interested in establishing and developing trade contacts with Belarus...
21 Oct 2016
Grodno to open its tourist information center in Bialystok 27 October
“The center will provide visitors with full information, in printed and electronic form, about the tourist potential of Grodno and surrounding areas, hotels, catering and service facilities, agro-estates, health resorts, tourist firms, and the rules of entry to the Augustow Canal Park”...
21 Oct 2016
Belarus’ best books on show in Germany
The Belarusian exposition at the 68th Frankfurt Book Fair held at the well-known exhibition center Frankfurter Messe on 19-23 October invites to see the best books of 2015-2016, with a special emphasis placed on the books about the country and its national culture...
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