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9 Jul 2018
Over 200 craftsmen to partake in craft fair in Vitebsk
The craft fair will feature traditional Slavonic crafts, including ceramics, pottery, willow weaving, national costumes, embroidery, and felting. Craftsmen from Kabardino-Balkaria will take part in the fair for the first time...
9 Jul 2018
Belarus starts enlisting volunteers for Junior Eurovision 2018
Candidates should meet the following requirements: they should be aged 18-31 years, have good communication skills, a good command of English; knowledge of several foreign languages will be an asset...
9 Jul 2018
Zadkine’s sculpture to stay in Vitebsk after Slavianski Bazaar closes
He told journalists that the sculpture The Return of the Prodigal Son cast in 1962 was purchased for the Belgazprombank Corporate Collection at Christie’s auction in 2016 and was not displayed up till now...
8 Jul 2018
Domracheva, Bjoerndalen to explore Belarusian landmarks
Darya Domracheva promised to post photos from the trip under the hashtag #NorwegianInBelarus...
7 Jul 2018
Shot putter Aliaksei Aleksandrovich wins gold at European U18 Championships
Aliaksei Aleksandrovich broke his own record and achieved the best result of the season in the U18 category...
6 Jul 2018
Thirty Belarusian students receive Chinese Ambassador awards
"The Chinese Ambassador Award instituted as part of the Belt and Road initiative is aimed at drumming up the interest of Belarusian students in the Chinese language. I hope that more students will start studying the Chinese in Belarus"...
6 Jul 2018
Belarus reveals finalists of national selection for Junior Eurovision 2018
The audition took place in the 600 Meters Studio of the media holding on 6 July. The jury selected 10 performers who will take part in the final show of the Belarusian national selection...
6 Jul 2018
Belarus sixth largest nation in CIS
As of the beginning of 2018 Belarus’ population stood at 9.492 million. In terms of population the country ranks 92nd in the world, 17th in Europe and 6th in the CIS...
6 Jul 2018
Independence Avenue to be added to Belarus’ UNESCO tentative list in September
Participation in the transnational property nomination “Socialist Postwar Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. 1940s-1950s” was confirmed by Russia, Poland and Germany...
6 Jul 2018
Plans to set up Belarusian-Chinese educational cluster at BSU
The first step toward implementing this initiative was the opening the Belarusian-Chinese Joint Institute DPU-BSU in Dalian in 2017. The next stage is to set up the Belarusian-Chinese Institute at BSU...
6 Jul 2018
Thirteen more countries to present cultural traditions in Minsk this summer
Minskers will be able to learn more about Estonia on 21 July and Greece on 28 July...
6 Jul 2018
Chinese citizens offered to do a Master’s degree at Belarusian State University
The Chinese delegation was particularly interested in Master’s programs in information technology, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Several cooperation options were outlined...
6 Jul 2018
Bella Chagall in focus of new exhibition in Vitebsk
The exposition “Bella Chagall. Portrait of the Artist’s Wife” is timed to the birthday of the famous painter marked on 6 July...
5 Jul 2018
Minsk to join Kupala Night festivities
The visitors will see Kupala Night wonders and a concert of folklore groups, try traditional food and take part in various activities and entertainments, including round dances and old rituals...
5 Jul 2018
Over 350 people partaking in Days of Ukrainian Culture in Belarus
"I think Belarusians have missed authentic Ukrainian culture, both academic and modern. We will use this opportunity to cheer the Belarusian audience up, bring them joy and maybe slight nostalgia, the feeling of friendship and fraternity, as well as unity"...
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"...
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