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21 Dec 2016
Belavia’s third rebranded aircraft touches down at Minsk National Airport
Another cornflower-blue aircraft arrived in Minsk from Seattle, the United States late on 21 December. Belavia’s first rebranded aircraft touched down in Belarus on 15 August. The second one was in Minsk on 28 September...
21 Dec 2016
Chinese culture center opens in Minsk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming emphasized the importance of strengthening the cultural ties between the two countries as he attended the ceremony. He recalled that the intergovernmental agreement on mutual establishment of culture centers was signed during the visit of China President Xi Jinping to Minsk in May 2015...
21 Dec 2016
Belarus to present national high-tech expo in USA in 2017
“The State Science and Technology Committee will organize the national exposition of advanced technologies on the U.S. market. For the first time in the past 10-15 years we will have an opportunity to display our best projects on the U.S. market,” Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus said...
21 Dec 2016
Minsk to build new sports facilities ahead of European Games 2019
“Our number one goal is to build the track-and-field stadium Dinamo that will host the opening ceremony. The second facility, the Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, is scheduled to be delivered in mid 2018,” Andrei Shorets said...
21 Dec 2016
Book of Condolences opened at German Embassy in Minsk
Germany pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack at the Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured about 50. The Book of Condolences will be available for signing on 21 December from 14.00 to 17.00, on 22 December from 10.00 to 16.00, and on 23 December from 10.00 to 14.00...
20 Dec 2016
Artists from 15 countries perform in opera gala in Minsk
Great opera arias and duets, musical hits and familiar melodies performed by opera singers and accompanied by virtuoso musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus created the unique atmosphere of the Christmas Opera Fete. The conductor was Andrei Galanov...
20 Dec 2016
Christmas and New Year in Belarus
Christmas and New Year are a wonderful opportunity to travel around Belarus and get immersed in the magic of winter holidays at hospitable ecotourism centers and farmsteads, health centers, ski resorts, and the estate of the Belarusian Father Frost. The holidays are also a perfect time to visit the most popular tourist attractions, take part in folk rituals, and, of course, taste dishes of the national cuisine...
20 Dec 2016
Belarus to host over 70 international sports events in 2017
Thus, the 13th Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus will take place on 1-9 January. Belarus will be hosting the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating on 10-12 February...
20 Dec 2016
Book of Condolences opened at Russian Embassy in Minsk
The Russian Embassy in Minsk opened the Book of Condolences to pay tribute to the memory of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov who was killed in a terrorist attack in Ankara. It will be available for signing on 20 December from 14.00 to 17.00 and on 21 and 22 December from 10.00 to 17.00 with a break between 13.00 to 14:00...
20 Dec 2016
Works of contemporary artists from 25 countries to go on show in Minsk
The exhibition will officially open at the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery on 21 December. The project was initiated by the Belarusian embassy in France to mark the Year of Culture in Belarus...
20 Dec 2016
Azarenka gives birth to baby boy
“I had the most difficult battle and the best victory in my life today. Our son was born healthy and sound. I am so grateful and happy. Thank you all,” the message reads...
19 Dec 2016
Belarus in miniature: A new museum to open in Minsk soon
The exposition “The Country in Miniature” will include 15 models. The museum will feature the mini replicas of famous castles: Nesvizh, Lida, and Kossovo, and also the Zhirovichy Monastery, Trinity Suburb of Minsk, the Palace of Rumyantsevs-Paskevichs in Gomel, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Brest Fortress...
17 Dec 2016
Aerials gold for Anton Kushnir in China
Anton Kushnir did a perfect back Full Double Full Full for a score of 115.05 points. That was his first victory since the Olympic triumph in Sochi 2014 as he had a long break from competitive skiing due to treatment. Guangpu Qi finished one spot behind Anton Kushnir with 114.48 points. Another Chinese athlete Hang Zhou took the men's third place with a score of 95.58. Maxim Gustik of Belarus placed sixth with 84.07 points...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus opens embassy in Spain
A number of political, economic and cultural events marked the start of Belarus’ diplomatic mission in Spain. On 15-16 December a Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov paid a working visit to Spain...
16 Dec 2016
First biometric passports in Belarus by 2018 year-end
“We expect to start issuing biometric passports for travel abroad and ID-cards by the end of 2018,” Alexei Begun said. He recalled that in accordance with the plan for the development of biometric technologies for 2014-2018, Belarus carried out a set of measures to infuse national documents with biometric technologies...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus to help Belarus to help build national library, metro in Vietnambuild national library, metro in Vietnam
The Ambassador said that all the Vietnamese delegations that visit Minsk go on a tour of the National Library of Belarus without fail. He believes the library is a vivid manifestation of the preservation and support of the cultural and educational wealth of the country. “This is why people in Hanoi know the National Library of Belarus well,” explained Le Anh...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus donates Francysk Skaryna Book Legacy to libraries of Rome, Vatican
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Italy Alexander Guryanov and Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky...
16 Dec 2016
Exhibition of Belarusian icons opens in Spain
These are the masterpieces of the ancient Belarusian art that have not left Belarus before. The exhibition titled as The Mystery of Time and Spirit (the Apostles and Prophets. Belarusian icons of the 17th -18th centuries)...
14 Dec 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton inaugurated in Minsk
The 14-storied hotel is part of the Galleria Minsk multipurpose complex. It includes 175 guest rooms, including 46 twin guest rooms and two accessible rooms, 17 suites and a presidential suite...
14 Dec 2016
Peace Light from Bethlehem to arrive in Belarus 15 December
It is expected that the Peace Light from Bethlehem will arrive at the Minsk Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary on 17 December. The light will be brought to Minsk parishes on the following day...
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