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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...
21 Sep 2017
Grodno to host 2nd stage of Union State Spartakiad 2-7 October
The Belarusian and Russian teams of students (born in 2004-2005), a total of 96 athletes, will compete in basketball, table tennis and athletics...
21 Sep 2017
Minsk to host Belarus’ first philosophy congress on 18-20 October
The congress will be Belarus’ largest scientific forum in the field of philosophy, social sciences and humanities, an important event of the Year of Science marked in the country in 2017...
20 Sep 2017
Restored Gospel of 1600 on display at National Art Museum in Minsk
The exhibition presents the restored Gospel of 1600. This Gospel was printed by the printing center “The Mamonich House” in Vilna, the largest Belarusian printing center of the late 16th- early 17th centuries...
20 Sep 2017
Belarus second at international lumberjack tournament in Estonia
The best-performing Belarusian participant was Anatoly Andron who placed second in Limbing and fourth in the all-around...
20 Sep 2017
Special first day cover to mark 95th anniversary of Belarusbank
Chairman of the Board of Belarusbank Viktor Ananich said that the stamped envelopes could reach 192 countries that are partners to the Belarusian postal service in the Universal Postal Union...
20 Sep 2017
Minsk named top CIS tourist destination in autumn 2017
According to Turstat, tourists book autumn holidays in Minsk for an average of 2.5 days and spend $70 on accommodation per day...
19 Sep 2017
Belarus’ Listapad film festival announces slogan
“The slogan Truth, Love, and Beauty is a trinity which is the very essence of the cinematography. Cinema, as Jean-Luc Godard once said, gives us an opportunity to see. See the truth, as the image is always true itself"...
18 Sep 2017
Minsk National Airport celebrates three-millionth passenger in 2017
The passenger arrived in Minsk from Domodedovo Airport, Russia on the Belavia flight B2952 at 4 p.m. This year it happened a couple of months earlier, which shows that the passenger flow is growing steadily...
18 Sep 2017
Minsk to host CIS film forum 21-23 September
The forum will feature the films of 2015-2017 released in the CIS member states, including Russia’s After You, premiere of 2017 Hostages (Georgia), Traces on Water (Belarus), the joint Russian-Armenian film Earthquake...
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