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26 Dec 2017
Preorders open for Minsk Guest Cards
Minsk Guest Card holders will be able to visit 11 museums for free. They will also be given discounts of up to 50% for visiting over 20 museums, for sightseeing tours, an aqua park and a zoo...
26 Dec 2017
Belarusian parliament speaker joins Our Children charity campaign
The speaker of the upper house of parliament wished the children and teachers happy new year and gave them gifts: a computer with a printer, candies and football balls...
26 Dec 2017
Visa-free travel time up to ten days in parts of Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast as from 1 January
In line with the document the number of border checkpoints will be increased in Brest Oblast and the city, in Grodno Oblast and the city via the checkpoints located at railway terminals and in airports in order to allow more foreign tourists to enter Belarus and stay here without visas...
25 Dec 2017
Moscow-Brest rally of armored vehicles scheduled for summer 2018
The route will go through the places of defense of the Soviet troops in 1941. Patriotic events will be held in the cities on the route of the rally. Representatives of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will also take part in the event...
25 Dec 2017
Minsk named top CIS tourist destination for Russian tourists in January 2018
The top five cities in the CIS and abroad popular among Russians for during the winter break includes Minsk, Baku (Azerbaijan), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia). In Minsk the tourists come for an average of 3.5 days...
23 Dec 2017
Gomel Oblast hosts school students for international peace event
In 2017, the international meetings will be held in Gomel, Chechersk, Kalinkovichi, and Rechitsa. Gomel Secondary School No. 27 played host to guests from the Bryansk Oblast Art Center and a St. Petersburg school on 23 December...
22 Dec 2017
U.S. embassy to expand visa services in Minsk
However, the age based restriction for B1/B2 applicants (tourist/business) remains in place. At this time, only Belarusian residents age 50 and older may apply for B1/B2 visas in Minsk...
22 Dec 2017
BelTA news now available in Chinese
Chinese speakers are interested in information about Belarus nowadays since Belarus and China are busy implementing bilateral projects and Chinese businessmen, investors, and tourists grow increasingly eager to learn more about Belarus...
21 Dec 2017
Yelena Ovsiyuk from Mozyr among Commonwealth of Debuts award winners
The Commonwealth of Debuts award was instituted by the CIS Humanitarian Cooperation Council and the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation in 2008. It is awarded annually to young professionals (under 35 years old in the humanitarian fields
21 Dec 2017
Belarus 92nd in FIFA rankings
Belarus’ best achievement in the FIFA rankings was the 60th position in November 2007, when the team was coached by German specialist Bernd Stange...
21 Dec 2017
Belarusian polar explorers embark on another Antarctic endeavor
The team is to install modules and to conduct plenty of research in line with the government Antarctic exploration program. The expedition will monitor the current state of the Antarctic environment near the station, explore the state of the ozone layer and ultraviolet radiation...
20 Dec 2017
Minsk to host Vietnam’s Days of Culture in June 2018
The embassy pays great attention to culture, the diplomat stressed. “We hope that our friendship and all-round cooperation will keep developing at all levels, including the cultural one,” he said...
20 Dec 2017
Grodno reaches 50,000 visa-free tourists milestone
Grodno Oblast Vice Governor Viktor Liskovich congratulated the family. In his words, the visa-free travel program encourages the development of services sphere in Grodno. "Over 400 new jobs in retail, public catering, entertainment, and culture have been created"...
20 Dec 2017
Minsk, St. Petersburg announce urban housing design competition winners
The goals of the competition was to encourage the concept that blends the habitat environment into the architectural, historical-cultural, natural, and social fabric of the two cities. The competition was also aimed at promoting professional contacts in urban planning...
20 Dec 2017
Belarus’ PM joins Our Children charity campaign
This year, two more schools and 13 kindergartens were opened in Belarus. “We try to pay as much attention as possible to you, kids, so that you have a comfortable life in your schools and kindergartens,” Andrei Kobyakov stated...
20 Dec 2017
Belarusian buyers of Geely cars promised subsidies
According to the source, a program to encourage sales on the Belarusian market is in development. Leasing companies and banks will participate in it. Car buyers will get subsidies, said Alexander Ogorodnikov...
20 Dec 2017
Belarus, Serbia to implement 10 joint scientific projects
The projects have been selected on the priority areas of bilateral cooperation. These are nanomaterials, laser technologies, optoelectronics, physics and mathematics, agriculture, energy saving technology, biotechnology...
20 Dec 2017
Belarusian tourists may be provided with right to apply for e-visa to enter Egypt
The parties praised a significant increase in the number of Belarusian tourists who visited Egypt in 2017, and also the growing interest of Egyptian businessmen to invest in the tourism sector of Belarus and agroecotourism in particular...
20 Dec 2017
Belarus president sends greetings to personnel of Polymya magazine
“Over the years of existence the newspaper has been reflecting the historical path of the Belarusian nation, demonstrated its strong commitment to high moral, ideological and esthetic values,” the message of greetings reads...
19 Dec 2017
Foreign diplomats introduced to Belarusian traditions of eco-tourism
In his greeting speech Vladimir Makei summed up the results of the outgoing year and wished the guests Happy New Year and Christmas. He also wished them good health and well-being and also peace, harmony and prosperity to the peoples of the foreign countries...
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