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19 Jun 2018
Winners of Union State literature and art awards 2017-2018 named
The Union State literature and art awards are presented in recognition of significant contribution to the strengthening of relations of brotherhood, friendship and all-round cooperation between Belarus and Russia and are awarded once every two years...
19 Jun 2018
Mir Castle to host Eurasian International Festival of Cultures on 21 June
It is the second time the festival has been arranged. The first one was held in Pinsk. The event is expected to bring together creative people from various countries...
19 Jun 2018
Equos. Kon. Horse exhibition on display in Minsk
According to Sergei Vecher, the interest in the exhibition is expected to be high. The placement of a temporary exposition in the social networks is already under discussion...
19 Jun 2018
Remains of border guard killed in 1941 reburied in Minsk
The remains of the Belarusian border guard handed over by Ukraine have been reburied near the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Tarasovo, Minsk District...
19 Jun 2018
Belarus’ Independence Day parade to feature about 4,000 servicemen
The forthcoming parade will feature female officers of the Belarusian army and also cadets for the first time...
19 Jun 2018
BelTA presents unique archival photographs of every region of Belarus
BelTA’s exhibition includes 36 large-format photos depicting the major milestones in the history of Belarus since 1918. Every time the exhibition will be supplemented by the unique archival photos about the history of every region of Belarus...
18 Jun 2018
Over 5,000 fans transit Belarus en-route to Russia for FIFA World Cup
Most fans cross the border via Minsk National Airport. More than 3,400 have already traveled to Belarus this way. Rail transport goes next and is followed by traveling by road...
18 Jun 2018
Belarus’ Tum Pabi Dum receives special award of SCO Film Festival jury
Tum Pabi Dum is a family film released in 2017. The film stars Valeriya Arlanova, Pavel Kharlanchuk, Sergei Chekeres, Olga Klebanovich, Aleksei Shedko...
18 Jun 2018
Belarusfilm, China Film Group Corporation to promote Tum Pabi Dum movie in China
Preliminary negotiations were held to distribute other Belarusian movies in China on a regular basis. China confirmed its interest in a number of feature movies, documentaries and cartoons...
18 Jun 2018
Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater invites art lovers for festival in Nesvizh
The Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater at the Radziwill Castle will be held in the town of Nesvizh from 22 to 24 June...
15 Jun 2018
17 countries to attend forum of twin towns and partners of Brest
The forum is timed to the 999th anniversary of Brest. Participation in the forum was confirmed by twin town and sister city delegations from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Israel, Azerbaijan, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, France, Romania, Georgia, Bulgaria, China, Great Britain, and Serbia...
14 Jun 2018
Minsk to host 2020 Eurohockey Indoor Championships
The 2020 Eurohockey Indoor Championships, Women will take place in Minsk on 24-26 January. Taking part in the competitions apart from Belarus will be Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Switzerland...
14 Jun 2018
Chocolate bar signed by Belarus president nets Br20,000 at charity auction
The businessman Alexander Moshensky bought the bar of chocolate which bears Alexander Lukashenko’s inscription “Peace to your home!”. The money will be transferred to the Gorodishche boarding school for children with disabilities in Baranovichi District, Brest Oblast...
14 Jun 2018
Survey: Belarus named closest friend and ally of Russia
According to the survey, 49% of the polled named Belarus the closest friend and ally of Russia. The top five friendly countries also includes China (40%), Kazakhstan (32%), Syria (21%) and India (19%)...
14 Jun 2018
Belarus taking part in SCO Film Festival in Qingdao
The festival will feature 55 films (23 films will take part in the competition program) of 12 countries...
14 Jun 2018
Belarus to institute up to 100 scholarships for foreigners in 2019
The scholarship recipients will be enrolled in state-run institutions of higher learning or vocational schools...
13 Jun 2018
Belarus president to attend 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on 14 June
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will travel to Moscow at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony and first match at Moscow Stadium Luzhniki...
13 Jun 2018
12-year trombonist to open Jazz Evenings in Minsk
Each festival day – 23 June, 30 June and 7 July – will have its own theme - Latin American Jazz, Traditions and Modernity, and Some Like it Hot...
13 Jun 2018
Prastora Urban Art Forum to take place in Vitebsk on 22-24 June
The centerpiece of the forum will be a Smart City hackathon that will bring together IT specialists, designers, urban specialists and environmentalists. "The smart city concept seeks to create new jobs and caters to the needs of local residents and visitors. Such a city attracts investors and tourists"...
13 Jun 2018
Tourists from almost 50 countries visit Brest recreation zone visa-free
"On average, visitors spend more than three days in Brest Oblast. This means that guests are interested not only in excursions. They take part in various mass events, go shopping"...
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