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5 May 2016
Visas for visitors to Augustow Canal may be abolished by year-end 2016
“Visa-free travel helps boost the flow of tourists to our country. We will continue working in this direction. We need to develop an integrated approach, introduce it at tourist sites, and place the emphasis on event tourism,” Alexander Shamko pointed out...
5 May 2016
Belarusian icons to go on display in Vatican
The exhibition will feature 33 icons – both Orthodox and Catholic. Primarily these will be the icons from the holdings of the National Art Museum. Three written by contemporary painters will be loaned by the Minsk Charity House...
4 May 2016
Belarusian state chamber orchestra’s performance in USA praised
The visit of Belarus’ leading musical collective to the USA is a remarkable event in the cultural life of the United States of America and an important component of the Belarusian efforts aimed at improving relations with the USA...
4 May 2016
Unconquered Belarus exhibition opens in Moscow
The exhibition highlights defensive battles that occurred in Belarus in the summer of 1941, the Nazi occupation regime, the underground resistance movement and the partisan movement from inception to an all-out fight against the invaders...
4 May 2016
Wreath on Belarus’ behalf placed at Tomb to Unknown Soldier in Moscow
Flower baskets were also placed at the memorials Minsk Hero City and Brest Hero Fortress erected at the Alley of Hero Cities in the Alexander Garden. The solemn ceremony was completed with the performance of the guards of honor team and the military orchestra...
4 May 2016
Bobruisk named Belarus Capital of Culture 2017
The relevant decision was taken at a board meeting of the Culture Ministry. Over the past five years the city has done a lot in strengthening and developing the base of its cultural establishments...
4 May 2016
German photos as part of war exhibition in Polotsk
The exhibition will feature the unique photos taken by the invaders in the occupied city of Polotsk, the documents that the occupation authorities issued to Polotsk residents, newspapers, and Reichsmarks, the money of the fascist Reich in circulation in the occupied territories...
4 May 2016
Minsk named most popular travel destination for Russians during May holidays
The most popular cities for the May break are Minsk, Riga, Prague, Tallinn, Baku, Tbilisi, Vilnius, Rome, Helsinki and Belgrade. Russians came to the Belarusian capital for three days on average...
4 May 2016
Immortal Regiment participants to gather in Brest Fortress 9 May
Brest is the first Belarusian city to join the interregional historical and patriotic public campaign Immortal Regiment. Partaking in this year’s march will be over 5,000 people. Bearing photos of their relatives-heroes the participants of the event will join veterans of the Great Patriotic War in marching through the streets of Brest to the Ceremonials Square in Brest Fortress...
3 May 2016
Free Belarusian visas for foreign participants of caravan and camping festival
The international caravan and camping festival will be held on the shore of Lake Selyava in Krupki District, Minsk Oblast, on 7-10 May. The event is expected to bring together more than 200 caravaneers from 10 countries: Belarus, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia...
3 May 2016
Belarus, Russia to create new transboundary nature reserves
Belarus and Russia have agreed to step up cooperation in many areas. In particular, they will work together to protect atmospheric air, the ozone layer in the atmosphere, rare and endangered wild animals and plants...
3 May 2016
Brest Fortress history in photographs on display in Poland
The exhibition “Brest Fortress in photographs of the 20th century” is running in the Local History Museum in Kobylany. The exhibition includes 54 photographs, mostly black-and-white, from the holdings of the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex...
3 May 2016
75 apple trees to be planted in Trostenets to commemorate the start of Great Patriotic War
The youth campaign to plant apple tree seedlings will be held on 4 May to mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Partaking in the event will be around 150 members of volunteer labor brigades from all regions of Belarus...
3 May 2016
Valery Leontyev to head jury at Slavonic Bazaar
The jury of the children’s competition will be chaired by art director and chief conductor of the Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Babarikin. Representatives of 28 countries will take part in the singing and children’s competitions of the 25th International Arts Festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk...
3 May 2016
Radziwill Castle invites history enthusiasts for interactive game on 14 May
Radziwill Castle and the music house Klassika are organizing a musical and mystical Night of Museums at the Radziwill family residence. The interactive labyrinth will start in the inner courtyard of the castle, offer unusual views from the embankments of the old castle and lead through earlier-inaccessible tunnels...
2 May 2016
Belarus Remembers march on Victory Day in Minsk
the Belarus Remembers march will debut in the morning. People holding portraits of their relatives who died during the Great Patriotic War will walk through Independence Avenue, adjacent streets, towards Victory Square...
2 May 2016
Veterans from Belarus, UK, USA share memories with Wargaming in Victory Day video
The interactive project gives viewers a close-up look at World War Two events using a 360-degree view technology. The video’s plot is based on memories of the veterans, who took part in combat actions during World War Two. Viewers are invited to go to war together with the main characters and feel the environment to the extreme by watching the events unfold...
2 May 2016
Belarus to take part in Johvi Ballet Festival in Estonia
This year the ballet company of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus is the main guest of the festival. The Belarusian ballet will present Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote on 6 May. On 7 May the Ballet Evening will include Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade...
30 Apr 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: May 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Apr 2016
Haute Couture gowns on display in Mir Castle throughout summer
French couturier Denis Durand arrived in Minsk to prepare the Franco-Belarusian project Mir Couture. It is the joint work of the artists of the two countries: a collection of evening gowns and bridal fashion will be on display during the summer season in Mir Castle, a monument of historical and cultural heritage, a UNESCO World Heritage site...
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