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28 Sep 2017
Minsk to choose Manhattan Short Film Festival winners on 29 September
The Manhattan Short Film Festival is starting on 28 September under "One world. One week. One festival" slogan. More than 100,000 film lovers from 250 cities will unite into the world jury to choose the best film from ten finalists of the festival...
27 Sep 2017
German, Polish tourists flock to Belarus thanks to visa-free regime
"The load of Minsk National Airport has increased by 27%. Belarus welcomes most of its visa-free tourists from Germany, Poland, Italy, the United States and the UK. Large-scale marketing campaigns were held, including on the main targeted markets," Belarus’ Deputy Sport and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi said...
27 Sep 2017
Novaya Rossiya Orchestra to open 2017 Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk
Maestro Yuri Bashmet and his state symphony orchestra Novaya Rossiya will open the 12th edition of the Yuri Bashmet International Festival at the Belarusian State Philharmonics on 27 September. The orchestra has prepared a program of the best music masterpieces for the Belarusian audience. Maestro Yuri Bashmet will conduct and also perform solo...
27 Sep 2017
Belarus’ Andrei Skabelka among top ten KHL coaches
Former forward of the Belarusian national team Andrei Skabelka made the list of top ten KHL coaches thanks to the successful performance of HC Sibir Novosibirsk he led in 2014-2017. The Novosibirsk team under the tutelage of the Belarusian coach reached the 2014-2015 season final and won the bronze of the championship...
27 Sep 2017
Writers of Belarus, China to discuss joint projects in Minsk
The meeting with the Chinese colleagues is expected to become another milestone in the creative cooperation between Belarusian and Chinese authors and will help the two nations learn more about each other’s cultures...
26 Sep 2017
Belavia gets five stars for service quality from APEX
Airlines were categorized as Global Airlines, Major Regional Airlines, and Low-Cost Carriers. The Belarusian air carrier has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the Major Regional Airlines category alongside Bangkok Air, Air Astana, Caribbean Airlines, and Virgin Australia...
26 Sep 2017
Monument to mark mass ghetto escape unveiled in Novogrudok
A museum of the Jewish resistance has been opened there. On 26 September 1943 hundreds of concentration camp prisoners used the underground tunnel they were secretly digging for several months to break away. Among the survivors was the great-grandfather of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump...
26 Sep 2017
New wine festival to close National Cultures Days in Minsk
The historical center of the city will offer guests an atmosphere of welcoming Moldavian countryside offering food and tasting of exclusive Moldavian wine. The top ten wine producers of Moldova will be presented at the food court...
25 Sep 2017
Nesvizh-made linen, baked goods receive thumbs-up during Days of Belarus in Latvia
The event’s important feature was its regional level. Latvia’s Auce and Belarus’ Nesvizh signed a cooperation agreement five years ago...
25 Sep 2017
Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus reaches 52,000
“Belarus has welcomed 52,000 tourists since the launch of the visa-free entry,” Mikhail Portnoi remarked. He said the country is now looking into extending the duration of visa-free stay to ten days...
25 Sep 2017
Belarus mulls over 30-day visa-free entry for China
“We would like this matter decided by the end of the year. We are working on it,” Belarus’ Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi stressed...
25 Sep 2017
European Catholic bishops to lead services in Minsk churches
The head of the episcopal conferences from 45 countries will arrive in Minsk to take part in the Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE). During the assembly some bishops will attend services in Minsk churches...
24 Sep 2017
First Chinese tourists come to Belarus under Tsentrkurort program
The group is comprised of 15 tourists aged 60-80. “These people have decided to visit Belarus at their own cost and expense,” the Tsentrkurort company said...
22 Sep 2017
Soviet sports legend Elena Belova awarded Belarus NOC medal
A ceremony to celebrate the athlete was held in the Upper Town Concert Hall. The award was presented by First Vice President of Belarus’ National Olympic Committee Andrei Astashevich...
22 Sep 2017
Minsk to host major international conference on children's rights in October
The conference is envisaged in Belarus’ first national human rights action plan which was adopted in the country in 2016...
22 Sep 2017
Belarusian writer museum exhibits on display in Warsaw
The exhibition is dedicated to the 135th anniversary since the People’s Artist of Belarus Yakub Kolas was born. His life was closely related to representatives of other literatures...
22 Sep 2017
Belarus to welcome first organized group of Chinese tourists under Tsentrkurort program
On 24-30 September the tourists will see the sights of Minsk and Brest, visit the historical and cultural complex Stalin Line, the estate Mir Pchel and the museum Dudutki and get acquainted with Mir and Nesvizh castle complexes...
21 Sep 2017
Belarus-Russia journalism school opens in Grodno
The project is co-implemented by the Belarusian Union of Journalists and the Russian community of journalists Druzya-Syabry as a follow-up to the agreements reached at the 19th World Congress of Russian Press held in Minsk in July 2017...
21 Sep 2017
CIS film forum to open with After You’re Gone film in Minsk
The forum will feature the films released in the CIS member states in 2015-2017...
21 Sep 2017
Zhukovsky plein air works to go on display in Minsk
The formal opening of the plein air took place in the Zhuravlinoye estate, the cultural and memorial center associated with the name Stanislav Zhukovsky, in 2015...
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