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11 Nov 2016
Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2016
The program of Listapad Film Festival 2016 included over 160 films from 52 countries: world premieres, feature films and documentaries, debut films from young filmmakers, national retrospectives, out-of-competition screenings...
10 Nov 2016
American journalist to shoot documentary about Chernobyl exclusion zone
Philip Grossman is the author of the photo exhibition “Chernobyl: tragedy, lessons, hope” organized with the support of Belarus at the UN Secretariat in New York in April 2016. Vladimir Makei told the American guest about the large-scale efforts undertaken by Belarus to mitigate the Chernobyl impact. During his meeting with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei Philip Grossman shared his impressions from a trip to the districts of Gomel Oblast...
10 Nov 2016
About 25,000 foreigners get Belarusian tourist visas every year
According to the source, along with facilitating the acquisition of Belarusian visas the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs works hard to simplify entrance procedures for foreign citizens in 2015-2016. A draft presidential decree is in development to allow citizens of 80 countries to stay in Belarus for five days without visas, provided they enter the country via the Minsk National Airport...
10 Nov 2016
Belarusian tourists visiting Latvia double over five years
In that connection, Latvian Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens expressed the view that, given the demand today and in the future, there is a need to promote bilateral cooperation in tourism and to develop relevant projects...
10 Nov 2016
Belarusian-Latvian tourism business forum underway in Minsk
The forum will be aimed at strengthening the bilateral ties between Belarus and Latvia. The Belarusian and Latvian participants expressed confidence that the business forum will become a regular event and will contribute to the effort to boost the exchange of tourists between the two countries...
10 Nov 2016
Minsk National Airport hits three million passenger milestone
The three-millionth passenger flew with Belavia from St. Petersburg. Vasily Kornev stressed that this is the first time in the history of the Belarusian civil aviation that the airport has hit three million passenger milestone...
10 Nov 2016
Plans to make Austrian Cultural Season regular event in Belarus
The Austrian Cultural Season will start in 2016 and will continue into the next year. “Maybe we will make it a regular event in Belarus,” Belarus’ Culture Minister Boris Svetlov said...
10 Nov 2016
Days of Tajik Culture kick off in Belarus
Tajikistan’s culture in Belarus will be presented by the best cultural representatives. The program of the Days will include concerts, an exhibition of 40 paintings, a screening of Tajikfilm products. A collection of arts and crafts will be displayed as part of the Days...
9 Nov 2016
Photo exhibition about Red Cross in Belarus opens in Minsk
Sixteen emotional works are on display at the National Art Museum of Belarus. The exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Swiss Red Cross and tells about the nurses of the Belarusian Red Cross Society and volunteers assisting elderly people...
9 Nov 2016
Belarus to display over 500 books at Eurasian International Book Fair in Astana
The expo will feature a wide range of books published in Belarus. These include books on regional geography, books for children, students, etc. According to the director of the publishing house, the Belarusian exposition attracts many visitors, especially young people...
9 Nov 2016
Days of Latvia in Minsk to kick off on 10 November
The Days will open with the first Latvian-Belarusian tourism business forum on 10 November. The participants in the forum will be informed about the tourism products offered in Riga, Jurmala, and the regions of Semigallia, Courland, Latgale, and Vidzeme...
9 Nov 2016
About 300 foreigners book visa-free visits to Grodno
As of 9 November, more than 170 out of the registered foreigners have already conducted visa-free trips across the Grodno border checkpoints. The majority of them are Polish citizens. Lithuanian neighbors are ranked second. Among visa-free visitors are guests from Spain, Germany, Italy, Finland, and Belgium...
8 Nov 2016
Rainer Honeck and Belarus’ Presidential Orchestra to present Vienna’s music image 10 November
Famous Austrian violinist and conductor Rainer Honeck has marked 35 years since his debut in the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He performed with the orchestra in Austria, Japan, the United States and other countries...
8 Nov 2016
The Lesson wins Listapadzik Children and Youth Film Competition
This year, the films from the program of the Children and Youth Film Competition were screened at the Pioner cinema house from 5 to 8 November. The program featured eight works by filmmakers from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, France and the United States...
8 Nov 2016
Minsk named most popular destination for Russian families with children during winter break
The list of ten most popular cities for trips with children during winter holidays includes Minsk, Tallinn, Prague, Baku, Budapest, Helsinki, Yerevan, Berlin, Riga, and Vienna. Russian tourists will spend in Minsk an average of four days. Vitebsk and Brest are also among popular cities with Russian tourists...
6 Nov 2016
Belarus win Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia
Roman Graborenko and Pavel Kazakevich scored for Belarus. Mikhail Karnaukhov’s shutout streak was stopped by Anze Ropret at the mark of 145 minutes and 15 seconds...
5 Nov 2016
Belarusians may visit Brazil visa-free from 25 November
Visa-free travels for up to 90 days and two times a year will be available for Brazilian and Belarusian tourists as from 25 November 2016. The intergovernmental agreement on canceling visas for short trips was signed on 11 November 2013...
3 Nov 2016
Number of centenarians in Belarus at 464
Grodno Oblast is traditionally among the leaders in Belarus in the number of long-livers: as of 1 October this year, there were 89 people over 100. Women considerably prevail among Belarusian long-livers: 399 women and 65 men have turned 100. Thus, women are 6 times as many as men among long-livers in the country...
3 Nov 2016
Grodno tourist information center opens in Bialystok
“Here residents and visitors of Bialystok will learn all necessary information about tourist opportunities of Grodno and the surrounding area, the most interesting tourist sites, get contacts of travel companies, hotels and other facilities. Here they will be able to get information booklets, maps and other printed products"...
2 Nov 2016
Belarus name roster for Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia
The coaching staff of the Belarusian national ice hockey team named 22 players for the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia. The Belarusian players will take on France, Latvia and Slovenia during the first stage of the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge on 3-5 November...
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