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7 Sep 2016
Belarus taking part in Moscow International Book Fair
According to head of the Belarusian delegation, Director, Editor-in-Chief of the Zvyazda publishing house Alexander Karlyukevich, this year Belarusian publishers have already published or are getting ready to publish nearly 11,000 new books...
7 Sep 2016
Belarus draw with France in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
On 6 September the Belarusian national football team held France to a 0-0 draw at Borisov Arena. On 10 October Belarus will travel to the Netherlands, while France will host Bulgaria and Sweden will go to Luxemburg...
6 Sep 2016
Belarusian Culture Days may be organized in Cambodia in 2017
On 5 September Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Vietnam Vladimir Goshin presented his credentials to His Majesty, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia. During the ceremony prospects of advancing Belarus-Cambodia cooperation in political, economic, humanitarian, and cultural affairs were discussed...
6 Sep 2016
Minsk to host Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum 23 September
The forum will discuss the interpretation of international conventions by courts of various countries, legal proceedings, enforcement of court decisions and reforms in arbitration. It is expected that the forum will be attended by more than 200 people...
6 Sep 2016
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians in autumn
The list of top ten cities included Prague, Istanbul, Minsk, Baku, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin, Warsaw, Tallinn, and Paris. According to, the cheapest cities for autumn trips is Minsk and Warsaw...
5 Sep 2016
25 travel agencies to organize visa-free trips for Belarusians to China
As was earlier informed, tourist groups of five and more people organized through travel agencies appointed by each of the parties to the agreement can enter the other country visa-free. The list of travel agents authorized to organize visa-free trips between Belarus and China is available at the website of the Belarusian Sport and Tourism Ministry...
5 Sep 2016
Night of premieres at Yuri Bashmet Festival on 5 October
The concert program “Modern Classics - Night of Premieres” in the Belarusian State Philharmonic will become one of the most important events of the 11th Yuri Bashmet International Festival, which will be running in Minsk from 30 September to 11 October...
5 Sep 2016
MFA in favor of setting up Belarusian House in Minsk
The Minister believes that such building can house the Museum of the Belarusian Diaspora, organizations that are engaged in development of cooperation with the Belarusians living abroad, various societies of friendship organizations of foreign students who studied in Belarus...
5 Sep 2016
Belarus lose to Slovenia, miss out on 2018 Olympic berth
In the crucial game of the Olympic qualification Dave Lewis’ men lost to Slovenia 2-3 in a shootout. Rok Ticar gave Slovenia a two-goal advantage in the first half of the game. Andrei Stepanov also scored two on the home side...
2 Sep 2016
Krakow-Warsaw-Grodno rail service to be launched on 4 September
The project aims to enhance the competitive ability and appeal of rail passenger service, better satisfy the demand for international rail travel, and promote the development of tourist routes...
1 Sep 2016
Renewed expositions, autumn quest at Belarus’ Art Museum in September
The September Night program will also offer a special autumn quest, poems from talented young poets, dance and theater plays, and also children’s playgrounds...
1 Sep 2016
Best African athletes to take part in 2016 Minsk Half Marathon
“This year well-known athletes are expected to come. We, organizers, are happy about it. Of course, we hope for a victory of Belarus’ Olga Mazurenok. However, she will have serious competition from African runners”...
1 Sep 2016
Belarus’ national expo opens in Tbilisi
“The national expo is the largest exhibition event of Belarus abroad in 2016, and is one of the main exhibition events of the year in Georgia. The expo shows the trade and economic potential of Belarus, strengthens the country's reputation as a manufacturer and exporter of high-quality goods and services, and increases the Made in Belarus brand recognition”...
31 Aug 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: September 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Aug 2016
Lake Naroch in top three CIS resorts popular with Russian tourists
The top five features Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Lake Naroch (Belarus), Lankaran (the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan), and Lake Sevan (Armenia)...
31 Aug 2016
Polotsk to host Skaryna Days in September
The forum held in the run-up to the Belarusian Written Language Day will bring together the representatives of the Belarusian towns partaking in the initiative the Child-Friendly Town. Besides, Polotsk will welcome guests from Russia, Latvia, and Lithuania...
30 Aug 2016
Belarus bids to host IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship 2021
According to him, the official documents have been sent to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Belarus will know who it will compete with at the upcoming IIHF Congress. Belarus plans to hold the world championship on two arena: Minsk Arena and Chizhovka Arena which hosted the 2014 IIHF World Championship...
29 Aug 2016
Belarus to host birding championship Birdrace 2016
"The competition will be traditionally held on the first Saturday of September. The task of each four-member team is to spot as many bird species as possible within 12 hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. We invite bird enthusiasts from around the world to participate in the tournament held once a year”...
26 Aug 2016
Silver medals for Belarus at World Rowing U23 Championships
In the Women’s Double Sculls the Belarusian team clocked 7 minutes 29.260 seconds to clinch silver. The UK took gold in 7 minutes 23.460 seconds. Bronze went to Romania (7 minutes 31.200 seconds)...
26 Aug 2016
Alexander Triput to lead Team Belarus into Paralympic stadium in Rio
Twenty-one Belarusian athletes will compete in five sports at the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on 7-18 September. Master of sports of international class Anna Konyuk has been named captain of Team Belarus...
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