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2 May 2017
Thousands to take part in Viva Rovar bike festival
The number of participants increases every year. In 2017 Viva Rovar bike festival turns international. It is open to everyone who wishes to take part: organizations, clubs, teams, individuals. In order to take part, one should register on the internet page of the event before 10 May...
2 May 2017
Belarus beat France in Euro Hockey Challenge final game
Belarus lost the first match against France in Bordeaux 1-3, held as part of the preparations for the world’s sport forum. In the second game Dave Lewis’ men opened the scoring in the 10th minute through Yevgeny Kovyrshin...
1 May 2017
Belarusian films win WorldFest-Houston Film Festival
Feature film “Vera's Sweet Farewell” by Alexandra Butor won a Gold Remi in the nomination Romantic feature films. The documentary “The Songs of Old Europe - Ancient Belarusian Folk Songs” by Volya Dzemka, Belarus’ native and US resident, was awarded a Platinum Remi in the Ethnic/Cultural category...
1 May 2017
Brest Fortress welcomes its 24-millionth visitor
The 24-millionth guest visited the fortress in April. It was a tourist as part of a group from the hero cities of Moscow and Sevastopol. The tourist was handed a certificate and souvenirs as a present. An excursion was held for the Russian group of tourists around the memorial...
30 Apr 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: May 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
29 Apr 2017
Belarus to host press tour for Chinese journalists 1-7 May
According to the deputy minister, among the participants of the press tour will be representatives of nearly 40 news agencies, electronic mass media and other media outlets. Foreign guests will be treated to an eventful program of the visit. They are expected to attend the 21st international exhibition Mass Media in Belarus which is due in Minsk on 3-6 May...
29 Apr 2017
Belarusian folk traditions on display in Geneva
The Belarusian Spring Festival has become a cultural event featuring rich folk traditions and intangible heritage of Belarus in Geneva. Visitors could see an information and photo exhibition, watch a performance of the Vetakh band featuring spring folk rites, songs and dances with the elements of traditions to welcome birds...
28 Apr 2017
Meetings expo opens in Ecuador embassy in Minsk
The exhibition, organized in cooperation with private collectors, showcases the works of Ecuadorian artists Edwin Andrade, Carlos Monsalve, Mesias Onate, Manuel Trikaliotis, Fausto Feran, and Pedro Valdivieso, and also the paintings of the famous Belarusian dynasty of artists: the Maslenikov family...
28 Apr 2017
Azarenka, Samsonov receive Orders of Honor
“I often tell great athletes, I told Vika [Azarenka], that they have achieved a lot. Now you need to find people like you, train and help them achieve this height. This is a true gift for the country when you do great deeds and also help other people do the same,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
27 Apr 2017
Saudi Arabia Prince elected NASB honorary member
The decision was made at a session of the general meeting of the Academy of Sciences. “The general meeting approved the election of Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud as an honorary member of the National Academy of Sciences”...
26 Apr 2017
Belarus to take part in WorldSkills Russia in Krasnodar
Team Belarus will be composed of 36 college and university students and young skilled workers under the age of 22. The panel of jury will include 31 Belarusian experts, among them will be industry experts, vocational instructors and teachers. Participants will compete in 29 skills in six areas...
26 Apr 2017
Minsk Airport, Belavia among world’s most punctual airports, airlines
The UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG has released new data on the most punctual airlines and airports around the world. For the report, the data of airlines and airports from October 2016 to March 2017 was considered. Both Belavia and Minsk National Airport placed 8th in the ranking with four and five stars respectively...
26 Apr 2017
Minsk to host Belarusians of the World festival 7-10 September
“We have got the information about all the Belarusian diasporas which are officially registered in the Belarusian embassies abroad. The second phase which includes the sending out of the invitations is starting now. The festival is expected to attract about 300 participants,” Vasily Chernik said...
26 Apr 2017
Chernobyl victims commemorated in Minsk
People gathered near the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God “Seeking of the Lost” to pay tribute to the courage and commemorate the victims of the Chernobyl tragedy. First Deputy Head of Belarus' President Administration Maksim Ryzhenkov was the first to lay the flowers...
24 Apr 2017
Belarus 2nd in ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking
Belarus was 5th in the ranking ahead of the tie against Switzerland. The 3-2 victory in Minsk secured for Belarus its first Fed Cup final and the second position in the ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking. This season’s final will take place in Minsk on 11-12 November...
21 Apr 2017
International academic center ICRANet to open in Minsk next week
An international symposium on getting Belarusian scientists integrated into research programs of leading international nuclear physics centers will take place in Minsk on 26-28 April. The International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet Minsk) will be officially opened as part of the symposium...
21 Apr 2017
Polish travel agencies ready to send more clients to Belarusian health centers
Some 50 representatives of the tourism industry of Poland’s Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, including owners and directors of travel agencies, are currently in Grodno Oblast on a visit to study the region’s tourism offerings and the opportunities for cooperation with the local health centers...
21 Apr 2017
Icon of St Sophia given to Orthodox parish in Cagliari
A ceremony of donating the Icon of St Sophia of Slutsk to the head of the Orthodox the parish of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified in Cagliari Father Nikolai Volsky took place during the Easter liturgy. The event is part of the activities dedicated to the Year of Belarusian Culture in Sardinia...
21 Apr 2017
Grodno celebrates 10,000th visa-free tourist
According to the tourist, she learned about a tour to Grodno by chance. “I went on a tour and did not regret it,” Zinaida Mishkinene said. “the last time I visited Belarus was in the Soviet period. Now I saw a beautiful clean city with interesting historical sites.” From now on Zinaida will recommend visa-free tours to Grodno to her relatives and friends...
21 Apr 2017
Belarus’ further visa-free travel decisions to be coordinated with Russia
“No need to reproach us. We control the situation in terms of security,” Alexander Lukashenko said referring to some comments from the Russian side. He noted that all related issues should be solved carefully working together to coordinate the positions. He also said that in about a year and a half Belarus may expand the list of countries whose nationals can visit Belarus visa-free, but this will not be done at the expense of security...
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