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1 Dec 2017
Belarusian, Russian writers to discuss literary translation in Minsk on 11-12 December
The guests will arrive to arrange a presentation of the house of national literatures, which was established in 2017 upon instructions of President of Russia Vladimir Putin...
1 Dec 2017
Second Music Seasons in France feature young Belarusian pianists
Another highlight was the inauguration of an exhibition dedicated to three generations of the Gomonov art dynasty: Vladimir, Leonid, and Anna...
1 Dec 2017
Minsk to host international book fair 7-11 February 2018
Serbia will be the guest of honor of the 25th installment, Kazakhstan will be the central exhibitor...
1 Dec 2017
Volleyball federations of Belarus, Russia to expand cooperation in training young players
The parties plan to conclude an agreement on cooperation in the near future. Vladimir Vashchenko and Nikolai Patrushev discussed the participation of Belarusian clubs (men’s and women’s) in the Superleague 2017/2018...
30 Nov 2017
Bordyuzha honored at CSTO summit in Minsk
“I must say that this man is an example and role model for future secretaries. Nikolai Nikolayevich was in charge of the organization for more than 13 years and rightfully deserves this award,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
30 Nov 2017
Science conference on Francysk Skaryna’s life and work underway in Minsk
Several important projects were carried out in Belarus in 2017, one of them being a facsimile edition of Skaryna’s works, Irina Dryga remarked when reading out a welcome speech of the Belarusian culture minister...
30 Nov 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: December 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Nov 2017
Lukashenko sends greetings to Maksim Gorky National Academic Drama Theater
“Throughout its long history, the theater enriched the Belarusian culture with a whole constellation of gifted actors and directors whose talent was recognized by numerous prestigious festivals. Your performances remain up-to-date without breaking with the canons of classical dramaturgy"...
29 Nov 2017
Belarus president congratulates Nadezhda Skardino on IBU World Cup gold
“Your bright success reached through your diligence and will to win gave all the Belarusians the wonderful moments of joy and pride for their country. This is your first World Cup gold which gives hope and confidence to the team at the start of the Olympic season,” the message of congratulations says...
29 Nov 2017
Belarus president invites Kazakhstan to exchange culture days
“It is important that we maintain the spirit of friendship and mutual respect between peoples which we inherited from the Soviet Union and pass it over to the younger generations. Therefore I suggest resuming the days of culture”...
29 Nov 2017
Lukashenko extends greetings to the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church
“The current assembly of the bishops is especially symbolic because it is taking place in the days when we celebrate the 100th anniversary since the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church was opened and patriarchy was restored. The Russian Orthodox Church has come a long historical way. For centuries it has been committed to high spiritual and moral ideals, preached justice, love, peace, and creation"...
28 Nov 2017
Plans to open Turkish culture center in Minsk in March 2018
Yuri Bondar noted that Turkey and Belarus had been cooperating in cultural affairs, organizing art projects, performances by collectives and individual artistes, workshops and cinema days for a long time...
28 Nov 2017
Belarusians awarded for saving Jews during World War 2
Ambassador of Israel to Belarus Alon Shoham awarded special certificates of merit and medals to representatives of five families, whose ancestors saved Jews from elimination during World War 2. Descendants of the saved Jews came to Sharkovshchina to once again thank the people, who had risked their lives so that others could live...
28 Nov 2017
Lukashenko awards director of Belarusian school in Riga
Anna Ivane was at the origins of the school, the only educational institution in Latvia teaching the Belarusian language and literature. The children's ensemble Vaverachka, numerous artistic hobby groups have been set up at the school with her direct participation. Today the school actually works as the Belarusian cultural and educational center...
28 Nov 2017
Domestic violence awareness campaign kicks off in Belarus
Participation in the campaign is normal for every person who is against violence in any form, said Caspar Peek, UNFPA Country Director for Belarus. The problem of domestic violence, in his opinion, is the problem of disbelief and mistrust...
28 Nov 2017
Minsk to host second congress of Belarusian scientists on 12-13 December
The congress is expected to gather some 2,100 delegates from all the regions of the country. Nine panel sessions will be held on the first day of the congress to discuss the main directions in developing science and international cooperation...
28 Nov 2017
Minsk, Brest to host Ingushetia Culture Days on 7-8 December
The program includes the events that will introduce the Belarusians to the national singing and dancing traditions of the Ingush people, the unique customs and natural wealth, cultural and artistic heritage of Ingushetia...
28 Nov 2017
Over 54,000 visa-free tourists visit Belarus in 2017
"The majority were German citizens (over 8,000). About 5,500 were tourists from Poland, 4,500 from Italy, 4,000 from the United States, and 3,800 from the UK"...
27 Nov 2017
Viktor Bratchenya wins three gold medals at 2017 Armwrestling Cup for Disabled
The tournament was held in Rumia, Poland. The Belarusian took the champion title with both hands in the 80kg weight category...
27 Nov 2017
Russia wins Junior Eurovision 2017, Belarus 5th
Polina Bogusevich triumphed at the Junior Eurovision 2017 with the song Wings...
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