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16 May 2017
Chances of Belarus and Latvia co-hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as high
Finland’s and Belarus-Latvia’s bids are interesting. They are both satisfactory. I would like to note that the IIHF World Championship was held in Minsk in 2014 at the highest level and is well remembered by many fans. In my opinion, Minsk and Riga have more chances than Finland: 60% against 40%, said Rene Fasel...
16 May 2017
Gomel hosts Slavonic Theater Meetings
The tragicomedy Plague was staged by young Gomel director Andrei Shidlovsky. Performed in Belarusian, the show touches upon human vices. “The Plaque is about a disease. It does not matter whether it is alcoholism, drug addiction, or smoking. It mainly focuses on human weaknesses...
16 May 2017
Belarus, China mulling over mutual 30-day visa-free travel
The parties have noted that there is such an opportunity. The two heads of state have instructed the competent bodies of the two countries to consider the issue...
15 May 2017
Belarusian culture center to open in Beijing soon
One of these premises will host the information program. It will be fitted with special display equipment?, books and paintings. All of this information will be useful for ordinary visitors and Chinese students who are interested in Belarus. If necessary, the center will provide information for business representatives...
15 May 2017
Minsk to host national culture events in June-September
The series of events in the Upper Town will open with the Swedish culture event on 3 June. In June Minskers will see more of the Russian, Kazakh and Lithuanian culture. The events will be held on 10, 17 and 24 June...
15 May 2017
Belarus’ Bolshoi young singers win awards in Austria, Estonia
Soloist of Belarus’ Bolshoi Pavel Petrov got second prize in the under-33 category and the prize for The Best Tenor at the 23rd Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition in Deutschlandsberg, Austria...
12 May 2017
Cambodia, Vietnam to host Days of Belarusian Culture
The program of the Culture Days features performances by the State Dance Ensemble of Belarus and Honored Artist of Belarus, soloist of the Youth Variety Theater Viktoria Aleshko. It also includes the exhibition Belarus and Belarusians arranged by the National History Museum, and another exhibition by artist Vasily Yasyuk who will hold workshops for university students...
12 May 2017
Hi-Tech Park, Microsoft choose best Belarusian startups
Thousands of young talents show up every year to present their projects during the Imagine Cup contest. The world’s best 30 teams go to Seattle, USA in order to compete for the grand prix — $100,000 for the consequent development of the winning project...
12 May 2017
Paintings by Russian artists about Belarus on display in Moscow
In 2016 eleven artists from Saint Petersburg went to Belarus to paint en plein air. This trip resulted in around 80 pictures. Most of them are exhibited at Belarus’ Embassy in Moscow. The works have already been exhibited in Orsha, Minsk, and Saint Petersburg. The exhibition was commended by the public and recognized art experts...
11 May 2017
Over 60 designers to take part in Belarus Fashion Week
The program includes 27 shows of children’s, women and men’s apparel. There will be nine presentations beyond the main schedule. Designers will show their works in various formats. Some of them will prepare full-fledged shows, others will present capsule collections for the New Names contest (five items) or one design for the Fashion AIDS Line campaign...
11 May 2017
Over 200 Turkmen athletes to train in Belarus for Asian Indoor Games
“About 100 people from Turkmenistan are currently students of the Belarusian State University of Physical Education. We are ready to accommodate more students, create good conditions for their professional training. We are also interested in sharing knowledge and the best practices in sports medicine, anti-doping programs, the organization of the educational and training process”...
11 May 2017
Belarusian art project at 57th art exhibition in Venice
It is a project by the prominent Belarusian painter Roman Zaslonov. The co-authors are the producer Viktor Lobkovich and the movie director Sergei Talybov. The art project Stol is a 32-minute video featuring more than 20 short scenes that happen one by one with a table in the background as the key and unchanging object...
11 May 2017
Belarusian athletes in 14 finals of World Muay Thai Championships in Minsk
Following the preliminary round that took place at the Palace of Sports throughout the previous week, competing for the gold medals of the World Muay Thai Championships will be Yelena Leshkevich (45kg), Lyudmila Chislova (48kg), Diana Yemelyanova (+75kg), Maksim Petkevich (63.5kg), Roman Dovnar (67kg), Dmitry Filippov (71kg), Karen Tumasyan (81kg), and Vladislav Shedko (+91kg)...
11 May 2017
Lake Naroch in top three CIS resorts popular with Russian tourists
The top five of CIS resorts popular with Russians features destinations in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. The list includes Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Lake Naroch (Belarus), Lankaran (Azerbaijan), and Lake Sevan (Armenia)...
11 May 2017
Robotics and innovation technologies expo to open in Minsk 12 May
Roboticon 2017 will comprise four sections. The expo will feature brand new R&D products of the leading international and domestic manufacturers of robots, 3D printers by domestic developers...
11 May 2017
NaviBand to compete for Eurovision 2017 final 11 May
The duet of Kseniya Zhuk and Artem Lukyanenko will perform the song Gistoryaya Maigo Zhytstsya (The Story of My Life) under number 14 in the second semifinal of the contest at the International Exhibition Center...
10 May 2017
Motley Tulip festival in Brest to feature musicians from four countries
The event will consist of two concerts. Belarusian, Russian, Polish, and Georgian musicians will perform the world’s musical masterpieces from classics to new jazz, and also less known things. “The festival has expanded this year. It will gather 14 performers and teams. Artists come to Brest with pleasure. Last year they remarked they liked the warm atmosphere of the concerts and the city. The event was well-received by Brest citizens as well...
9 May 2017
Victory Day celebrations in Belarus wrapped up with spectacular fireworks
In the evening Victory Square played host to the Victory Square 2017 TV project that featured a theatrical music and 3D show. The celebrations were wrapped up with the spectacular fireworks in five venues of the Belarusian capital...
9 May 2017
UK delegation visits Museum of Great Patriotic War in Minsk
Director-General of the Imperial War Museums of the UK Diane Lees has arrived in Belarus on a visit. On 9 May the UK delegation paid a visit to the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War...
6 May 2017
Grodno to host Slavic martial arts festival
“The festival will be held for the 17th time. It is popular not only in Belarus. Participants from other countries come to take part in this sport forum. This time the tournament will feature a team from Smolensk and representatives of Belarusian regions, a total of nearly 500 competitors,” Vladimir Adamov said...
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