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24 Mar 2016
Belarus to name its team for Rio 2016 in July
“The whole Belarusian sport industry will have to pass a serious exam in August 2016. The country’s preparations for the Summer Games are pending completion. April will be the most responsible period in many sports when the majority of the Olympics places will be competed for"...
24 Mar 2016
Belarusian Bolshoi to bring Vitaut production to Moscow
The play, which tells about the formation of the Belarusian nation, the struggle between the principalities, and the politics in the 14-15th centuries, will be shown at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia at the end of June...
23 Mar 2016
IWF President Tamas Ajan presented with Medal of Belarus’ NOC
The honorary award was presented by First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee Maxim Ryzhenkov on behalf of NOC President Alexander Lukashenko...
23 Mar 2016
War museum more popular than Nesvizh Castle and Brest Fortress in Belarus in 2015
Last year, the museum broke the mark of 552,000 visits. The Brest Hero Fortress memorial complex reported 416,200 visits, and the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh had 407,900 visits...
23 Mar 2016
Bolshoi draws largest number of theatergoers in Belarus in 2015
The Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater ranks second with 144,200 theatergoers, followed by the Maxim Gorky National Academic Drama Theater with an estimated total of 81,000 spectators...
22 Mar 2016
Belarusian programmers win Google Hash Code 2016 competition
The final stage of the team event of the Google Hash Code programming competition took place in Paris on 19 March. As many as 52 teams from 22 countries took part in this year’s elimination round...
22 Mar 2016
Krasnodar to host Days of Belarusian Cinema 22-31 March
The program will include films of different genres. Krasnodar residents will see the best works of Belarusian cinematographers where Russian actors play as well. Fans of the Belarusian cinematography will get familiar with tales about morality and kindness...
22 Mar 2016
Diplomats, people of art, athletes to perform in documentary play Seven in Minsk
The performance promoting women’s rights will be held on 4 April as part of the UNFPA campaign to fight gender-based violence. On the stage of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater, the monologues of seven women from different countries will be read out by famous Belarusians...
22 Mar 2016
Belarus to mark 25th anniversary of Catholic dioceses rebirth
“St John Paul II revived the organizations on 13 April 1991. He set up the Minsk-Mogilev Metropole. Then it comprised the Minsk-Mogilev Archidiocese, the Grodno and Pinsk Dioceses,” the metropolitan said...
22 Mar 2016
Pope to receive Chernobyl disaster cleanup workers on 20 April
“I am going there myself. And two archbishops from Ukraine. There may be about 50 Chernobyl cleanup workers. I don’t know the precise number,” said the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus...
21 Mar 2016
Belarus to host Eurasian student forum 12-26 May
Participants will have an opportunity to take part in a roundtable session to discuss economic issues of the Eurasian Economic Union member states through 2030. A number of scientific lectures on the social and economic development of Belarus will take place as part of the forum...
21 Mar 2016
Cheaper Belavia flights to Prague starting 22 March
“Tomorrow we will cut the price for flights to Prague. Starting from 22 March, a two-way trip to the Czech capital will cost €199 with a one-way ticket at €121,” the post reads...
21 Mar 2016
Belarus assumes functions of WMO Eurasian Bureau
Belarus’ initiative to set up the Eurasian Bureau of the World Meteorological Organization in Minsk was agreed at the 17th WMO congress...
18 Mar 2016
Belarus’ tourism opportunities presented in Moscow
Representatives of major Belarusian travel agencies, hotels, sanatoriums, and national parks informed Russian partners about the tourism facilities that offer full-value recreation for the entire family, rehabilitation, opportunities for business meetings and conferences...
18 Mar 2016
Government program Belarus Culture for 2016-2020 adopted
In accordance with the document the program’s goals include the preservation of the historical memory of the Belarusian nation, its national and cultural peculiarities and traditions, active involvement of Belarus citizens in the country’s cultural life, the implementation of the creative potential of the nation...
18 Mar 2016
Belarus, China’s Macau S.A.R. agree on visa abolition
“The parties have already started to implement the internal procedures necessary for the commencement of the agreement. Visas will be required until the agreement enters into force,” the press service said...
18 Mar 2016
Belarusian Bolshoi Theater, Vienna Opera to bolster ties
The meeting discussed the development of cooperation between the two theaters. Dominique Meyer accepted an invitation to visit Belarus in December 2016 as honorary member of the jury of International Christmas Contest of Opera Singers...
18 Mar 2016
Nazi death camp victims remembered in Minsk
The prayers over the capsule were read by Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz...
18 Mar 2016
Belavia launches charter flights to Tenerife
“Taking into account a spring holiday break, the demand for it is big. We also can see that this route will enjoy popularity throughout the summer,” said the head of the airline. Belavia is likely to operate flights to Tenerife from March to New Year with a break during the winter months of 2017...
17 Mar 2016
Center of traditional Chinese medicine may open in Grodno
The plans to set up this center were discussed during the visit of healthcare workers from Gansu Province to Grodno. The Healthcare Department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee proposed Chinese partners to renovate an inefficiently used building in the oblast capital or to build a new one...
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