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4 Apr 2017
Tourists from over 60 countries visit Belarus visa-free
According to the latest data, since the visa-free travel regulations came into effect, Belarus has welcomed more than 8,000 foreign tourists from 61 countries. Most of them came from Germany, Poland, Italy, the USA and the UK. Among visa-free tourists were citizens of countries that are exotic for Belarusians. For instance, Australia, New Zealand, Japan...
4 Apr 2017
Belarus’ Alina Gornosko wins Grand Prix Marbella 2017 bronze
The Belarusian athlete scored the total of 17,500 points to finish third. Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia claimed the victory with 19,200 points. The Russian also won the Individual All-Around gold. Alina Gornosko placed ninth in the overall standings...
3 Apr 2017
Belarusians bring flowers to Russian embassy in Belarus after St Petersburg metro explosion
Among the first people to pay tribute to the victims were representatives of the Belaya Rus public association. According to the deputy head of the association Alexander Shatko, the terrorist attack is a tragedy for everyone. “Many innocent people have suffered. This is our common grief. We mourn together with all the Russian people,” Alexander Shatko said...
3 Apr 2017
Book about Belarus’ achievements over past 25 years to be released in 2018
The multi-volume project that will sum up what the country has achieved over the years of independence will become one of the most important book publishing projects launched in 2017 when the Belarusian book printing celebrates its 500th anniversary, the minister said...
3 Apr 2017
Minsk fair of tourism services to gather companies from 16 countries
The fair will focus on traveling (seasonal recreation, business tours, recreation for children, cruises, educational tours), sightseeing programs, transport services, sport gear, insurance for travelers, sanatoriums, holiday hotels, tourist clubs, hotel services, recreation and sport goods, maps, booklets, and guidebooks...
3 Apr 2017
Belarus will host over 80 international sports events in 2017
Alexander Shamko said that the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup will take place in the country in April. In May Belarus will host the 2017 IFMA World Championships, the 2017 European Sambo Championship and also the 2017 European Individual Chess Championship...
3 Apr 2017
Belarus’ Yegor Gerasimov wins Saint Brieuc Challenger title
The world number 404, who battled through the qualifying, beat the tournament’s number eight Tobias Kamke of Germany 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5). The victory took the Belarusian player 141 spots up in the ATP rankings to the 263rd...
31 Mar 2017
Young people from Vitebsk Oblast, Russia’s Smolensk Oblast to go on best cross-border tours
Among the applications there was a theme river tour Vitebsk-Beshenkovichi featuring locations related to the Napoleonic War of 1812 and the Great Patriotic War. Another example is a cycling route around Orsha District with a stop in the village of Alexandria, birthplace of the Belarusian president...
31 Mar 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: April 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Mar 2017
Space explorers congress to gather delegates from over 30 countries in Belarus
The congress is expected to last for one week. Delegates will be invited to visit several institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and get familiar with the country’s accomplishments in space exploration. As part of the Community Day event famous cosmonauts and astronauts will arrange open lectures for the general public...
31 Mar 2017
Space alley to be laid in Minsk in 2018
“The place for space alley has not been yet determined. There are two proposals: Chelyuskintsev Park and the Botanic Garden in Minsk. Each cosmonaut will plant a tree, most likely, a birch. Some trees have already been planted near the Borovaya airfield. There will be a big space alley in 2018,” Aleksei Belotserkovsky said...
31 Mar 2017
First Minsk International Circus Art Festival scheduled for 21-24 September
Applications will be open till 1 July, but the organizing committee of the festival timed to Minsk's 950th anniversary has already got more than 100 applications from different countries. There will be about 25 acts. The organizers want to offer Minsk residents and visitors the best acts of the world circus and to discover new names in this kind of art...
31 Mar 2017
Plans to hold six press tours to regions of Belarus, Russia in 2017
Grigory Rapota specified that Belarus and Russia will host three press tours each. The itineraries for some of the tours have already been developed. For instance, members of the media will visit Brest, Tula and Vologda. The tours will have a special focus on economy, tourism and environment...
31 Mar 2017
Rapota: Every Union State sci-tech program results in a new product
According to the State Secretary, some RUB2-3 billion, or about 50% of the Union State budget, is allocated to the implementation of Union State programs every year. “We would like to increase this percentage,” he added. This year Belarus and Russia are implementing seven Union State programs. Two more have almost been completed...
30 Mar 2017
Mogilev hosts meeting of sister cities of Belarus and Russia
Mogilev is playing host to the 9th meeting of sister cities and partners of Belarus and Russia on 30 and 31 March. The event is timed to celebrate the Day of Unity of the Peoples of the two countries...
30 Mar 2017
Some 6,000 tourists visit Minsk visa-free
According to the latest data, some 6,000 foreigners have already taken advantage of the visa-free travel opportunity. They visited the capital for business or tourism purposes. With the launch of the five-day visa-free travel, we expect an increase in the export of tourism services. We have observed an upward trend since the beginning of the year...
30 Mar 2017
Belarus, Russia to hold Unity Day events on 31 March
The Day of Unity demonstrates the desire of the brotherly peoples to promote integration and to keep common spiritual heritage. Main celebrations are traditionally held in the best concert halls and are attended by heads of the government bodies, statesmen, political and public figures...
29 Mar 2017
Belarus names most visited museums, theaters in 2016
The most popular museum in 2016 (as against 2015) is The Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Last year it drew 559,000 visitors. The Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex welcomed 423,300 visitors and the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh 412,400...
29 Mar 2017
Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus expo on 3-6 May
As always, the expo will bring together a wide range of media outlets of Belarus, the Belarus-Russia Union State, the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and non-CIS countries. It will feature roundtable discussions, seminars and workshops with the participation of the leading journalists and media experts from different countries...
29 Mar 2017
Brest Puppet Theater to bring balteika show to Bethlehem
The Brest Puppet Theater has been invited to take part in the international children’s and youth theater festival Yalla Yalla which is due to take place in Bethlehem, Palestine on 1-10 April. The Brest Puppet Theater will bring one of its oldest plays, Rygorka – Yasnaya Zorka, (Rygorka – A Bright Star) to the festival that will feature more than ten theater companies...
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