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6 Mar 2017
Vera Polyakova-Makei meets with ambassadors’ spouses ahead of Women’s Day
Vera Polyakova-Makei cordially welcomed the foreign guests and congratulated them on the forthcoming holiday. She wished them peace, welfare and happiness. The minister’s wife noted that the Belarusian culture is rich in traditions and it is important to show the guests as much as it is possible about it...
6 Mar 2017
Bids for hosting 2021 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship presented in Zurich
“Our presentation made a good impression on the members of the IIHF Evaluation Committee. Finland, of course, is a serious contender in this competition. After the presentation, the members of the committee recommended that both bids should be submitted for the final vote to be held at the annual IIHF Congress in Cologne on 19 May”...
6 Mar 2017
Belarusian judoka wins gold at European Open in Prague
On her way to the podium she defeated Poland’s Wiktoria Lis and Ukraine’s Vasilina Kirichenko. In the semifinal Marina Slutskaya saw off with Group B winner Mercedesz Szigetvari of Hungary in one minute 17 seconds...
4 Mar 2017
Jewelry with Belarusian diamonds goes on sale in Minsk
“We plan to compete on the global scale and promote the national research and development. The difference between synthetic and natural diamonds can only be established in a special laboratory. The collection also features fancy color diamonds that are extremely rare in nature”...
3 Mar 2017
‘Transborder picnic’ to open summer season at Augustow Canal
Plans have been made to open the tourist season at the Augustow Canal with festivities held both in Belarus and Poland from 29 April to 1 May. A so-called ‘transborder picnic’ is a series of sports and cultural events near Kurzyniec sluice in Poland (a border checkpoint Lesnaya-Rudawka) and Dombrovka sluice in Grodno Oblast...
3 Mar 2017
Francysk Skaryna’s Little Travel Book to tour Europe in May
The Little Travel Book from Belgazprombank’s corporate collection will be the centerpiece of the exhibition project. The book is actually a collection of 18 small religious books for travelers, including The Psalter, Chasoslovets (Book of Hours), acathistos and canons...
2 Mar 2017
Skaryna’s editions from abroad to be exhibited in Minsk
The large-scale exhibition Francysk Skaryna and His Time will showcase the original editions by Francysk Skaryna from the libraries of other countries and the original first books of other nations...
2 Mar 2017
Documentary about Francysk Skaryna to debut at Belarusian Literature Day
The Pershadruk project won the last year’s film competition. The filming has been completed and now the work is at the editing stage. It will premiere at the Belarusian Literature Day that will be held in Polotsk in September. The film will be released in Russian and Belarusian and is expected to be translated into foreign languages...
2 Mar 2017
500 years of Belarusian book printing to be celebrated abroad
There are plans to hold celebrations in Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, and other countries. “Skaryna is an iconic name in culture, which helps us to communicate with the whole world,” Alexander Karlyukevich said...
2 Mar 2017
Giorgi Margvelashvili named Honorary Professor of BNTU
The title of Honorary Professor has been awarded to the Georgian leader in recognition of his great contribution to the development of friendly ties with Belarus and partner relations with the university in the field of education, science and production...
2 Mar 2017
Encyclopedia about Francysk Skaryna, his followers to be out in 2017
The Information Ministry and state-run publishing houses have already implemented several big projects in the run-up to the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. Among them is the project “Francysk Skaryna From the Glorious City of Polotsk” that was published thanks to the active participation of the National Library of Belarus...
1 Mar 2017
Georgia president impressed by Minsk Arena
Giorgi Margvelashvili began the tour with the cycling ground where the Georgian leader was also informed about the experience of building small and large facilities for winter sports in Belarus. Giorgi Margvelashvili was interested in the skating stadium, inside which there are two ice hockey rinks. Giorgi Margvelashvili heard out a report about the operation of this unique facility with interest...
1 Mar 2017
Georgia president visits WWII museum in Minsk
Giorgi Margvelashvili left a note in the distinguished visitors’ book: “Glory be eternal for the heroes, who sacrificed their lives to save mankind from the greatest disaster. We and future generations will always remember and honor these names”...
1 Mar 2017
Cherkashina elected President of FIG Athletes Commission
“I would like to say thank you to Jani for his excellent work. He showed us how to defend the athletes at the highest level,” said Lyubov Cherkashina. “I would like also to thank the Commission for electing me and for its support. I will use all my powers to promote gymnastics, this beautiful sport, in the world,” she said...
28 Feb 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: March 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
28 Feb 2017
Chizhovka Arena to host Belarus-Switzerland Fed Cup semifinal
The multi-purpose facility hosted its maiden Fed Cup event in February when Belarus defeated the Netherlands 4-1. Belarus’ national team includes Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Aryna Sabalenka, Olga Govortsova and Vera Lapko headed by the captain Eduard Dubrov. Although Switzerland is the favorite for the upcoming match, the Belarusians promise to put up a fight in front of the home crowd...
27 Feb 2017
Grodno expects to welcome 5,000th visa-free visitor to Augustow Canal on 27 February
Over 4,500 registered tourists have entered Belarus visa-free as of today. Those were nationals of 30 countries. Oleg Andreichik believes that the city of Grodno will welcome guests from many other countries in the future. Decree No. 318 of the Belarusian head of state on the introduction of the visa-free travel to the Augustow Canal for foreigners came into force on 26 October...
25 Feb 2017
Five-day countdown for visa-free stay in Belarus starts with passport stamp date
“If your aircraft lands in Minsk at about midnight, wait a bit and go through the border control procedures after midnight”...
23 Feb 2017
Belarus-initiated photo exhibition celebrating family opens in Geneva
Yuri Ambrazevich, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva, stressed the important positive contribution of the family to the effort to achieve sustainable development and the vital role of the family in protecting the rights of its members, especially in supporting people with disabilities...
22 Feb 2017
Belarus Embassy in Vienna marks 25 years of diplomatic relations with photo exhibition
During the reception, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Austria Alena Kupchyna stressed the importance of developing bilateral cooperation between the countries in all areas...
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