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23 Mar 2017
Kupalye festival in Alexandria to go international
“We seek to create an unforgettable, colorful, interesting, and eventful celebration. This year, the key event of the festival will be an international circus and variety show Kupalye Marches Across the Globe, ending with grandiose fireworks,” Yelena Bobrova said...
22 Mar 2017
Vitebsk to host festival of murals during Slavianski Bazaar 2017
Boris Svetlov said that the idea to decorate the buildings in Chagall’s city was among the proposals submitted during the Cultural Initiatives for Belarus contest held in 2016, the Year of Culture in Belarus. The contest was about brand new ideas, and such included some 30 projects...
22 Mar 2017
TIBO 2017 to host start-up contest
The winners of the contest will be awarded grants to fund their business plans for the National Contest of Innovative Projects. They will also be awarded prizes, diplomas and certificates for an intensive start-up training course at the BSU School of Business and Management...
21 Mar 2017
Cui Qiming: Belarus-China youth and children’s exchanges will be continued
The Ambassador stressed that more than 2,000 Chinese students receive education in Belarus, while over 500 Belarusians study in China. Cui Qiming noted that students of China and Belarus teamed up to organize the Chinese-Belarusian youth innovation forum. This year, Belarus will host the China-Belarus youth competitions on robotics technology...
21 Mar 2017
Belarusian swimmers win 12 medals at Serbian Open Championships
Aleksandra Gerasimenya of Belarus finished first in the women’s 50m freestyle in 25.36 seconds. Second was fellow Belarusian Yulia Khitraya, clocking 26.01 seconds. Aleksandra Gerasimenya was also the first to touch the wall in the women’s 50m backstroke (28.14 seconds). Gold medals were collected by Yulia Khitraya in the women’s 100m freestyle (56.29 seconds)...
21 Mar 2017
Belarus, Poland plan joint events to celebrate 150th birthday of Ferdynand Ruszczyc
Belarus is ready for fruitful cooperation with Poland’s Ferdynand Ruszczyc Foundation. He noted that plans have been made to renovate the artist’s estate in Volozhin District and the family cemetery by 2020. The renovated estate will have an educational center, exhibition halls, and an art cafe. Besides, an album of Ferdynand Ruszczyc’s works will be published...
21 Mar 2017
Belarus’ Arman Marshall Silla wins gold at G-1 Belgian Open
On his way to the title, the Belarusian athlete defeated a representative of Cote d’Ivoire’s 36-16 and routed a German fighter 8-0. In the final Arman Marshall Silla was to face Russia’s Yuri Kirichenko, but the opponent had to withdraw due to an injury...
21 Mar 2017
Kino-mo visual solutions featured at Cabsat 2017 in Dubai
The project developed by Belarusian Art Stavenka and Kiryl Chykeyuk has been included in the list of the top ten projects picked by USA Today. The device designed by the two Belarusians produces holography-like 3D content at a small fraction of the cost of real holograms...
21 Mar 2017
Healthcare of Belarus expo opens in Minsk
Healthcare of Belarus is the country’s biggest medical expo that is traditionally attended by leaders of the medical and pharmaceutical industry, developers of new technologies in disease diagnostics and treatment. India will be a partner country of the expo. The country will display a united exposition of nearly 50 national companies...
20 Mar 2017
Plans for collection of Maxim Bogdanovich’s poetry in Spanish in 2017
A literary soiree dedicated to Maxim Bogdanovich’s art took place in the cafe Cosmico in Madrid, Spain on 18 March. Verses by Maxim Bogdanovich, texts of his letters, recollections of the poet’s contemporaries in Belarusian and Russian were recited during the soiree...
20 Mar 2017
Yanka Kupala exhibition arranged in Kiev
The exhibition called “Destinies of Ukrainians and Belarusians linked together” celebrates the life of the Belarusian classic and explores the meaning of Taras Shevchenko’s legacy for the poet. Yanka Kupala was the one who translated his famous poem My Testament into Belarusian...
20 Mar 2017
Grodno enjoys record-breaking visitor numbers two weekends in a row
Since late October 2016, Grodno and its surroundings have welcomed over 5,800 visa-free tourists. The majority of them were Lithuanians. Tours to Grodno are also popular with the Poles, Latvians and Germans...
20 Mar 2017
Almaty theater to open M@rt.contact forum
This is a produciton of Tadeusz Slobodzianek’s play Our Class by director Barzu Abdurazzakov. The tragedy was the 2015 best Almaty performance and got international awards in 2016. This year the playbill will feature 22 plays by 20 theaters from 10 countries...
20 Mar 2017
Two silver medals for Belarus at FIG World Cup 2017 AGF Trophy in Baku
The Belarusian scored 14,666 points in the Men’s TV event to claim silver. Chris Remkes of Australia collected gold with the total of 14,866. Bronze went to Zachari Hrimeche, 14,616 points. Ilya Yakovlev of Belarus failed to qualify for the final, placing 11th with 13,617 points...
18 Mar 2017
Maria Magilnaya to represent Belarus at Vitebsk 2017 Junior Song Contest
The final featured ten young contestants. The jury decided the winner through an open vote. This voting system was used to choose Belarus’ entry for the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time. Maria Magilnaya is twelve. She is a winner of several international song contests...
17 Mar 2017
Belarus to join WWF’s Earth Hour on 25 March
Minskers will be invited to turn off their lights from 20.30 to 21.30. The city will switch off the lighting of administrative buildings, homes, and architectural monuments. The annual Earth Hour campaign engages over two billion people in 7,000 cities and towns in 170 countries. People are free to decide which appliances to switch off and for how long, and the city authorities initiate turning off the illumination of municipal buildings...
16 Mar 2017
Dedicated project for Italian culture, art during Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
"A short while ago I met with the ambassador of Italy to Belarus. We talked about the possibility of arranging an Italian project as part of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. If an Italian day is too much, then at least a program made up of several events may be in order: a concert featuring instrumentalists from a musical academy, an exhibition by an Italian painter and other events," Alexander Sidorenko said...
16 Mar 2017
Julio Iglesias, Jr. and others: Slavonic Bazaar concert program announced
“When working on the concert programs we take into account the tastes of our audience. We would like to introduce them to new names,” Alexander Sidorenko, the director of the festival, told a press conference on 16 March. “For example, we have organized many multi-artist concerts and brought many young artists, budding teams"...
16 Mar 2017
Slavonic Bazaar tickets to go on sale on 17 March
The first tickets for some of the festival concerts went to box offices on 17 February. The second sales phase get underway. As of 17 March, tickets will be available for all the events to be held in the Summer Amphitheater (so far, the program includes 17 of them)...
16 Mar 2017
Minsk most popular destination for Russian travelers during May break
Prague, Barcelona, Baku, Vienna, Tbilisi, Budapest, Yerevan, Tallinn and Riga are also in top ten. Russians are expected to spend three nights...
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