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13 Feb 2017
Germans, Italians make up most of Belarus’ visa-free visitors as new rules go online
The first visa-free travelers to Belarus included mostly citizens of Germany (43 people) and Italy (32). Belarus welcomed 16 citizens from the UK and the Netherlands each and 14 Polish nationals. As of 18.00 on 13 February, a total of 218 people crossed the border checkpoint in Minsk National Airport visa-free...
13 Feb 2017
Grodno Oblast attracts Israeli tourists with health and nostalgic tourism
“The expo proved the growing interest of the Israeli to Belarus. Last year saw a double-fold increase in the number of Israeli guests in the health centers of Grodno Oblast. The visitors of the exhibition also showed interest in the information on health tourism”...
13 Feb 2017
Big Conversation with President on Belarus 1 draws over 2m audience
According to the press service, the meeting with the head of state also aroused a big interest among Internet users. Over 170,000 people watched the online coverage of the event on the official website of the media holding company...
13 Feb 2017
Minsk most popular destination for Russian travelers during February break
Minsk is the most popular foreign travel destination for weekend vacation among Russians. Tbilisi, Baku, Budapest, Tallinn, Barcelona, Yerevan, Riga, Vilnius and Rome are also in top ten...
13 Feb 2017
About 100 foreigners visit Belarus visa-free as new rules come into effect
As of 9.00 on 13 February, 93 foreign visa-free travelers were registered at the border checkpoint in Minsk National Airport, Anton Bychkovsky noted. The new regulations apply to citizens of 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, as well as Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Canada, Japan, and other countries...
12 Feb 2017
Sobolenko helps Belarus qualify for Fed Cup semis
Arina Sobolenko (ranked 142nd in the world) beat Michaella Krajicek (World No.253) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to secure Belarus’ overall win against the Netherlands in the Fed Cup World Group quarterfinal...
10 Feb 2017
Anton Kushnir scores third win of season
Anton Kushnir scored a total of 119.47 points, edging Chinese ace Guangpu Qi by just 0.92 points. Bronze went to Mac Bohonnon of the United States (116.74). Two other Belarusians failed to qualify for the final. Stanislav Gladchenko finished 19th, Maksim Gustik placed 25th...
10 Feb 2017
Belarus’ Days of Culture in Hungary
The State Dance Company of the Republic of Belarus and Camerata vocal group performed at the top concert venues of Hungary. The first concert took place on 9 February at the Grassalkovich palace in Godollo, a summer palace of Austro-Hungarian royals...
10 Feb 2017
Paintings by young Belarusian artists exhibited in Moscow
The exhibition features paintings, graphic designs, and sculptures by young Belarusian artists. The project has been arranged by the National Center for Contemporary Arts Of Belarus. At the opening of the exhibition minister counsellor at Belarus’ Embassy in Russia Yuri Yaroshevich noted that it is one of the best contemporary art exhibitions that the business and cultural center has ever hosted...
9 Feb 2017
Sixteen countries to take part in Belarus Open Sambo Championships
“The forthcoming tournament is a great opportunity for our leading sambo wrestlers to rehearse ahead of the European Sambo Championship which is due in Minsk in May 2017,” Vyacheslav Kot said...
9 Feb 2017
Minsk to host ISU World Cup Short Track 10-12 February
Belarusian sports lovers will have an opportunity to see the world’s best short-trackers from Russia, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Canada and China. Belarusians cannot boast yet of high achievements but will perform to the top of their abilities to please the home crowd...
8 Feb 2017
Belarus plans to take part in Warsaw Book Fair 2017
“It is great to see that our cooperation in book exhibitions continue. I hope that we will be able to take part in the Warsaw Book Fair this year. It is with the help of the book and such contacts we can further advance our humanitarian cooperation,” Lilia Ananich said...
8 Feb 2017
Wide display of Iranian art at Minsk book fair
Iran is traditionally widely represented at the Minsk book fair. In addition to the colorful books the Iranian stand features national handicrafts, carpets, calligraphy. The stand has been prepared jointly by the Iranian Embassy to Belarus, Iranian cultural office, the House of Friendship of Iranians in Belarus...
8 Feb 2017
Historical and Modern Belarus photo exhibition opens in Moscow
The exposition, housed at the Republic of Belarus Pavilion, featured the best works of Belarusian photographers. “Moscow residents and guests are invited to get familiar with historical and modern landmarks of Belarus, see its beauty and feel the soul of the Belarusian people"...
8 Feb 2017
Belarusian Writers’ Union to conclude new contracts with foreign counterparts at Minsk Book Fair
“We are planning to sign several cooperation agreements with our foreign colleagues. We concluded such contracts with the writers’ unions of nearly 40 countries and now can publish books by Belarusian authors abroad,” Nikolai Cherginets said. There are plans to conclude agreements with Venezuela, Iran, France, and other countries...
6 Feb 2017
Belovezhskaya Pushcha in top 25 travel destinations of Eastern Europe
The rating of places every traveler must visit was published by The Telegraph. Alongside with Tallinn, Riga, Saint Petersburg, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and other travel destinations, the Belarusian national park ranked 18th in the list...
6 Feb 2017
Hungary to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 8-11 February
The program of the Days includes concerts by the State Dance Ensemble of Belarus and the vocal group Camerata of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society. The Belarusian dancers and musicians will perform in Godollo on 9 February and in Budapest on 10 February...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko opens up about his preferences in clothes
Alexander Lukashenko noted that he gives preference to Belarusian suits that are several times cheaper than imported ones and are not inferior in terms of quality. The Belarusian leader also said that famous fashion designers Ivan Aiplatov and Yulia Latushkina are designing uniforms for Belarusian ice hockey players...
3 Feb 2017
Chances of Belarus and Latvia co-hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as high
“According to the latest data, the chances may be high. One of my friends who is directly involved in hockey in Latvia, told me that there are people at the state level and also in business who are willing to submit a joint bid if there is support from the President of the Republic of Belarus"...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko expects tangible results from ice arenas in Belarus
The President stressed that he wants ice arena to generate tangible results. These and other sport facilities are built in Belarus to promote health and encourage people, including young people, to take up sports. “I want children in Belarus to know how to hold a hockey stick, how to skate and even how to mountain ski,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
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