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20 Oct 2016
Pope Francis presented with his book in Belarusian translation
The book was presented during a general audience in the Vatican by Vitebsk bishop Oleg Butkevich and Apostolic Visitor for Greek Catholics in Belarus Archimandrite Sergei Gayek. Pope Francis signed two copies of the book. The one will be kept in the Belarusian editors’ office of the Vatican Radio and the other will go to Belarus...
20 Oct 2016
Listapad 2016 program to feature 159 films
83 of them will make part of the competition program. The feature film competition program will present 11 films, while the Youth on the March program will feature 12. Eight films will be competing in the children’s and youth competition, with 12 films making the documentary program...
20 Oct 2016
Belarus’ national flag to venture into outer space
A national flag of Belarus will be sent into outer space. Pilot cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Oleg Novitsky intends to take the flag on board of the next flight to the International Space Station as a token of honor and respect for the native country...
20 Oct 2016
Belarus to host Days of Tajikistan Culture in November
The Days will include a concert program featuring the best performers of Tajikistan, an exhibition of 40 paintings and the screening of films of the Tajikfilm Studio. The program will also comprise the demonstration of a collection of arts and crafts and the presentation of Belarusian playwright Aleksei Dudarev’s book of plays...
18 Oct 2016
Minsk gearing up to host EOC General Assembly 20-22 October
Representatives of all 50 European National Olympic Committees have confirmed their participation in the Minsk meeting. The Hall of Olympic Glory of Belarus’ National Olympic Committee will be the main venue of the EOC General Assembly. More than 70 Belarusian and 20 foreign media representatives have been accredited...
18 Oct 2016
Listapad invites to think about the nature of documentary film
The out-of-competition documentary program Postdoc invites viewers to engage in a dialogue with film directors about the role of facts and fiction in cinema and the nature of a documentary. The Minsk audience will see three documentaries that will make them reconsider their understanding of feature and non-feature cinema...
18 Oct 2016
Logoisk, Silichi among top 10 ski resorts for Russians in CIS and Georgia
The top 10 features Shymbulak (Kazakhstan), Gudauri (Georgia), Logoisk (Belarus), Shahdag (Azerbaijan), Tsaghkadzor (Armenia), Bakuriani (Georgia), Bukovel (Ukraine), Chimgan (Uzbekistan), Karakol (Kyrgyzstan), and Silichi (Belarus). Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort was named the most visited ski resort in Russia...
17 Oct 2016
Belarus receives two nominations in National Geographic Traveler Awards 2016
The competition features 23 categories. Belarus appears in two of them, namely Agrotourism (currently placed 2nd) and Wellness Tourism (ranked among the top five). Belarus was given the second prize in the Agrotourism category at the National Geographic Traveler Awards 2015...
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...
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