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16 Oct 2016
Belarusian sambo wrestler Stepan Popov gets Fair Play Award
Following the meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Fair Play Committee, Belarusian sambo wrestler Stepan Popov got a diploma for gesture in spirit of fair competition. During the final match of the first European Games in Baku Belarusian sambo wrestler from Lepel Stepan Popov demonstrated a Fair Play-style gesture...
15 Oct 2016
Works of six Belarusian artists displayed at Salon d’Automne in Paris
The exhibition showcased works by Polina Omelyanovich, Vladimir Gromovich, Anna Dydyshko, Vasily Peshkun and Anastasia Khobotova who participated in the Autumn Salon with Belgazprombank in Minsk, and also Yelena Vantriyon-Makarevich, a Belarusian artist based in Paris...
13 Oct 2016
Guangdong Province tourism center opens in Minsk
The center will be receiving Chinese tourists, developing routes and promoting opportunities for tourism in China’s southern regions. Chinese tourists are drawn to Belarus by its magnificent landscapes, ancient culture, and national customs and traditions. The country’s convenient geographical location also pays a important role in this...
13 Oct 2016
Two gold medals for Belarus at Rzeszow International Acro Cup
The top of the podium was graced by the Belarusian team of Yulia Ivonchik, Veronika Nabokina and Karina Sandovich who got the total of 27,810 points to edge the team from Poland. In the mixed pairs event Belarus’ Artur Belyakov and Olga Melnik scored 28,000 points to grab gold...
13 Oct 2016
Days of Belarusian Culture in Riga to celebrate Yanka Kupala’s art
The Days of Belarusian Culture in Riga will open with the photo exhibition Small Stories of a Big City by Olga Kirillova. The exhibition will be unveiled on 17 October. The Belarusian folk song group Lileya will give a concert on 18 October...
13 Oct 2016
January Music Nights to bring together musicians from 10 countries
Alongside with the world stage stars the Music Nights will feature young musicians who have already made a name at different international competitions. The fact that no one of the participants of the forthcoming festival has taken part in the forum before will be a novelty of this year’s January Music Nights...
12 Oct 2016
Kiriyenko 2nd at UCI RWC Doha 2016 time trial
The Belarusian covered the 40km distance in 45 minutes 28.04 seconds, 45.95 seconds behind Tony Martin of Germany (44:42.99). Bronze went to Spain’s Jonathan Castroviejo, 10.91 seconds back...
12 Oct 2016
Animayevka 2016 in Mogilev to feature animated films from 45 countries
The program of the festival will include the screening of films for children and adults. Visitors will be invited to take part in animators’ master classes. The festival will also feature a meeting with General Director of "Puppet is a Human too" Theater Marek Chodaczynski (Poland). Children will be treated to the Polish Music Theater production Pan Satie...
11 Oct 2016
Prince Michael of Kent visits war museum in Minsk
The distinguished guest was interested to learn about the work of the museum which has the largest holdings of Great Patriotic War artifacts and is a major center for civic and patriotic education in the country. His Royal Highness was informed about the history of the museum and the average visitor numbers...
11 Oct 2016
Belarus draw 1-1 with Luxembourg in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Belarus played in a 1-1 draw against Luxembourg in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification game. Belarus will next take on Bulgaria...
11 Oct 2016
Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum kicks off in Minsk
The forum includes the 21st international expo Energy. Ecology. Energy Saving. Electro, the 11th expo Water and Air Technologies, the 12th lighting equipment expo ExpoSvet, and the 21st Belarusian Energy and Ecology Congress. This year’s edition of the forum has brought together representatives of some 300 organizations from 14 countries...
10 Oct 2016
Minsk to join Week of Italian Language in World
The cultural events that the embassy launched with the Italy-Belarus Friendship Feast on 24 September will last five weeks. This year they all will be held under the sign of the Italian creativity, first of all, in such traditionally successful for Italy areas as fashion, design, music, cinematography, literature, linguistics and visual art...
10 Oct 2016
Minsk named most popular destination for Russian families with children during autumn break
The list of ten most popular cities for trips with children during autumn holidays includes Minsk, Vilnius, Riga, Baku, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Prague, Budapest, Yerevan and Helsinki. Russian tourists will spend in Minsk an average of three days...
10 Oct 2016
Minsk to host plenary session of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences in 2017
Minsk will welcome more than 40 cardinals and bishops from Europe and the Vatican. Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz called it a sign of deep respect, honor and prestige for the church in Belarus and the country in general...
10 Oct 2016
Omelyusik 2nd in UCI RWC Doha 2016 team time trial
Canyon SRAM comprising Belarus’ Alena Omelyusik, Hannah Barnes of the UK, German cyclists Trixi Worrack, Lisa Brennauer, Mieke Kroger and Elena Cecchini of Italy clocked 49 minutes and 29 seconds to cover the 40km distance...
6 Oct 2016
Denis Cote to head Listapad 2016 debut program jury
The 23rd edition of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad will be held under the motto “Towards Inspiration” on 4-11 November. In Minsk Denis Cote, a participant and prizewinner of many international film festivals, will present his movies: Vic + Flo Saw A Bear, and Boris Without Beatrice...
6 Oct 2016
Belarus to chair CIS Council for Cultural Cooperation for three years starting from 2017
“Within three years, starting from 2017, the Republic of Belarus will chair the Council for Cultural Cooperation of the CIS Member States. Armenia is holding the chairmanship this year,” the Culture Ministry noted...
6 Oct 2016
Polotsk’s Museum Gates tourism project wins international contest
The Museum Gates project envisaged development of new Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus cross-border tourist routes and maps, organization of a promotional tour for travel agencies, fitting of museums with modern computers and special equipment, and participation in study visits to the museums of Polotsk District and those located abroad...
5 Oct 2016
Plans for Minsk-Islamabad air service by mid-2017
The governments of Belarus and Pakistan signed an agreement on air service on 5 October. The document creates the legal base of regulating transportation by air between the two countries...
5 Oct 2016
Children’s dance company from Belarus receives high praise at contest in Serbia
The young dancers represented Belarus at the 47th international festival of children’s art Joy of Europe in Belgrade. The performance of the Belarusian company won high praise from the organizers and guests of the festival. It was broadcast by Serbian media...
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