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30 Sep 2017
UN celebrates first ever International Translation Day at Belarus’ initiative
According to the UN, the celebration is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security...
29 Sep 2017
Belarus’ tourist destinations promote EU-developed brands
The project covers five regions: Polotsk, the Kamenets and Pruzhany destination with the Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Myadel District and Lake Naroch, Mstislavl, the Augustow Canal. According to Janez Sirse, the project is nearing its completion. Tourism development strategies and brands have been developed for all the five regions...
29 Sep 2017
Bulgarian theater wins grand prix at theater festival in Belarus
The winner of the award is the play Romeo and Juliet - Sonnet of Enduring Love staged by the theater-laboratory AlmaAlter (Bulgaria). It was also recognized as the best professional performance...
29 Sep 2017
Belarus delegation lays wreath at Mao Zedong Memorial to mark China’s founding anniversary
The delegation comprised Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky, Mogilev Oblast Governor Vladimir Domanevsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kirill Rudy. The Belarusian representatives also visited the Mao Zedong Museum in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province...
29 Sep 2017
Search for happiness in documentaries of Belarusian film festival
The program of the documentary films of the festival includes four stories about search for happiness which encourage viewers to think why people are so attracted to each other despite differences between them...
28 Sep 2017
Plans to make synthetic sapphires in Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone
"We welcome our Russian partners at the park: this is a Belarusian-Russian project to produce synthetic sapphires on an industrial scale. This field is interesting, and I hope the project will take shape in the park,” head of the park’s administration Alexander Yaroshenko noted on the sidelines of the Belarusian investment forum...
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...
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