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5 Jul 2018
Ukraine to host Days of Belarusian Culture in 2019
The Days of Belarusian Culture will take place in Ukraine in 2019 and will be similar to the Days of Ukrainian Culture that are ongoing in Belarus, Culture Minister Yuri Bondar said...
5 Jul 2018
Japanese singer Yamashita to kick off Ivan Kupala celebrations in Beshenkovichi
The singer will make his first-ever appearance at the national Kupala holiday to pay tribute to Belarus-Japan friendship. He will perform songs in Japanese, Russian, and Belarusian...
5 Jul 2018
Kupala Night Festival to showcase signature events of Belarusian regions
The Kupala Night Wonders exhibition and fair will nestle along the Dnieper River. Music and crafts of the participating states will be presented along theme-specific streets...
5 Jul 2018
Belarus-China visa-free travel agreement enters into force on 10 August
In line with the document, Belarusians will be able to stay in China visa free for up to 30 days during one trip, but not more than 90 days a year. The same rule will apply to Chinese citizens...
5 Jul 2018
Lukashenko calls recent Independence Day parade best in Belarus history
"I am convinced that almost all the attendees took part in our parade. I believe this was the best organized parade in my time in office and in the history of sovereign and independent Belarus"...
4 Jul 2018
Order of Mother conferred on 64 Belarusian women
The Order of Mother has been conferred on 64 women from Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast and Mogilev Oblast for giving birth to and bringing up five and more children...
4 Jul 2018
Ukrainian Cultural Days in Belarus on 5-10 July
The Cultural Days will be officially inaugurated at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk on 5 July...
4 Jul 2018
Maradona to attend Dinamo Brest vs Soligorsk Shakhter match on 16 July
As it was reported, Argentinian Diego Maradona signed a three-year contract to join the Belarusian club Dinamo Brest as their new chairman...
4 Jul 2018
Sasnovich stuns Kvitova in Wimbledon opener
Aliaksandra Sasnovich kept her cool throughout the match (2 hours 14 minutes). She went for her shots, served with pace and variety and played a practically flawless decider making two unforced errors to close out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 match...
1 Jul 2018
Alexandria Gathers Friends 2018
For its 8th time, the festival will welcome thousands of guests on the picturesque bank of the Dnieper River in the agro-town of Alexandria, Shklov District...
30 Jun 2018
Belarus Events Calendar: July 2018
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
29 Jun 2018
Austrian president plants tree in Trostenets Memorial Complex
According to him, the planted tree is a symbolic “first stone” for the memorial that will be dedicated to the memory of the victims - Austrian citizens who lost their lives in the former death camp. Commemorative trips to the extermination camp have been organized since 2010...
29 Jun 2018
Belarusian studies center to open at Xian International Studies University
On 28 June Belarusian Ambassador to China Kirill Rudy visited the Xian International Studies University, the largest in China in the number of students studying the Russian language...
29 Jun 2018
Belarus sports ministry suggests extending visa-free program to 15-20 days
The decision to extend the visa-free stay has already been made. The question is about the duration of the new visa-free program. There are proposals to include more countries into this program...
28 Jun 2018
Belarus, Ecuador mark 25 years of diplomatic relations with Duo Almeida concert in Minsk 
Famous guitarists Julio Almeida and Nicolas Linden de Almeida (Duo Almeida) took the audience to a music trip across Latin America...
28 Jun 2018
Team Belarus win 16 licenses 100 days before Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires
As of 28 June the Belarusian swimmers won four licenses, acrobatics and wrestling teams two each. The final number of licenses will be determined in August this year...
28 Jun 2018
Wreath laid at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow ahead of Belarus’ Independence Day
A wreath from the Belarusian Embassy in Russia was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on 28 June. The solemn ceremony marked the 74th anniversary of Belarus' liberation from the Nazi invaders and Belarus' Independence Day...
28 Jun 2018
Belarus president to participate in requiem rally at site of former death camp Trostenets on 29 June
Trostenets is one of the largest death camps set up by the Nazi to eliminate civilians in 1941-1945. It is the fourth largest death camp after Auschwitz, Majdanek, and Treblinka in terms of the number of victims...
28 Jun 2018
Iryna Zhuk sets Belarus’ national record in pole vault
The Belarusian Iryna Zhuk cleared 4m 66cm at Meeting Pro Athle de Nancy in the French Nancy beating Belarus’ previous record of 4m 65cm set by Anastasiya Shvedova in 2010...
28 Jun 2018
Brest to host friendship festival in 2019
Brest will assume the title of the CIS Capital of Culture in 2019...
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