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15 Jan 2018
Belarus to consider new direct flights to China
According to Mikhail Portnoi, with a view to attracting more Chinese tourists, the Belarusian government will consider the possibility for such measures as the implementation of the visa-free policy and increasing the number of direct flights [the current flight goes from Beijing through Minsk to Budapest and back]...
12 Jan 2018
Belarus’ Tsentrkurort tour operator makes inroads into China
Special tours have been designed for Chinese visitors to Belarus along with combined tours which include trips to the EU and Russia...
12 Jan 2018
Traditional Chinese medicine center created in Minsk Oblast Clinical Hospital
The opening ceremony will take place on 16 January. Representatives of the traditional Chinese medicine office of China’s Zhejiang Province will take part in it...
12 Jan 2018
This year’s tourism events calendar prepared in Belarus
The calendar mentions events, which will take place in Minsk and the regions and may be interesting for tourists. The events include music festivals, military history festivals, movie festivals, theater forums, sport events, Belarusian cuisine cookouts, and other events...
12 Jan 2018
Dakar 2018: Belarus’ Vyazovich in top 10 at Stage 6, 3rd overall
Eduard Nikolaev (KamAZ) remains first in the general classification. His closest rival is Federico Villagra (52 minutes back). Sergei Vyazovich is third (2:29:42 behind the leader)...
12 Jan 2018
Belarus names Eurovision 2018 hopefuls
Among those who reached the national final are ALEN HIT, with the song I Don’t Care, Adagio (You and I), Lexy (Ain’t You), Sofia Lapina (Gravity), Napoli (Chasing Rushes), Alekseev (Forever), Anastasia Malashkevich (World on Fire), Gyunesh (I Won’t Cry), Kirill Gud (Deja Vu), Radiovolna (Sunway LInes), and Shuma (Khmarki)...
11 Jan 2018
Almost 80,000 tourist arrivals in Belarus under visa-free program in 2017
The countries that sent the most visa-free tourists to Belarus in 2017 were Germany (12,700), Poland (nearly 7,600), and Italy (over 6,700)...
11 Jan 2018
Chepelin 3rd at IBU Cup 5
The Belarusian covered the distance in 54:34.8 with two penalties. Jean-Guillaume Beatrix of France won the race in 53:31.5...
11 Jan 2018
Belarus, Poland preparing file on forest beekeeping for UNESCO Heritage List
The forest beekeeping of Polesie has the status of a historical and cultural value in Belarus. It is an ancient art of honey hunting based on keeping bees in artificially-made caverns placed high in the trees...
11 Jan 2018
Dakar 2018: Belarus’ Vyazovich 4th at Stage 5
Another two Belarusian crews made it to the top 20. Alexander Vasilevsky was 8th (22 minutes back). Aleksei Vishnevsky came in 11th (29 minutes behind the leader)...
10 Jan 2018
Belarusian ambassador attends Pope Francis' meeting with diplomatic corps members
During the meeting, Ambassador Sergei Aleinik had a short conversation with the Pope...
10 Jan 2018
Dakar 2018: Sergei Vyazovich of Belarus in top 3 overall after Stage 4
The 336km fourth stage has appeared to be one of the toughest for many racers. MAZ-SPORTavto team leader Sergei Vyazovich was no exception...
10 Jan 2018
Sabalenka into Hobart International quarterfinal
The Belarusian world number 69 battled through world number 35 Zhang Shuai of China 7-5 (7-3), 6-4 to reach the quarterfinal...
9 Jan 2018
Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater to show Vitaut in Vilnius on 28 January
Based on a play by Aleksei Dudarev, Vitautwas premiered in the Bolshoi Theater in 2013 and immediately became a distinctive hallmark of the Belarusian ballet...
9 Jan 2018
Bilingual book of poems by Maxim Bogdanovich donated to Belarus’ National Library
The project is a brainchild of Vera Kukhareva, director of the Spanish publishing house Ediciones Irreverentes she co-owns with her husband, Spanish writer Miguel Angel de Rus. A Belarusian native, Vera Kukhareva is a graduate of Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts...
9 Jan 2018
Sobolenko into Hobart International doubles quarterfinal
In the match of last 16 Arina Sobolenko and Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova defeated the Russian-Swiss tandem of Natela Dzalamidze and Xenia Knoll 6-1, 5-7, 10-6...
9 Jan 2018
Turkmenistan to host Days of Belarusian Culture in January
The program will include the performance of the Syabry band, the State Academic Dance Ensemble of Belarus, Kupalinka folk band, Belarus 2017 exhibition from BelTA News Agency, the screening of films in the Cinema House...
9 Jan 2018
Dakar 2018: Belarus’ Vishnevsky 3rd overall after Stage 3
The Belarusian tackled one of the toughest sections of the Dakar Rally, coming in fifth on the 296-kilometer third stage between the towns of Pisco and San Juan de Marcona (Peru). He finished only 25 minutes behind the Iveco driver Federico Villagra of Argentina, who won the stage in 3:56:37...
9 Jan 2018
China-Belarus Belt and Road studies center opens in Beijing
Belarusian scientists suggested establishing bilateral cooperation in new industrial sectors and training specialists as part of the Belt and Road project...
9 Jan 2018
U.S. embassy expands visa services in Minsk
“We are working to increase the capacity of our consular section and hope to further expand visa services in the near future,” the embassy said...
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