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28 Feb 2016
Romanian choir Aletheia wins Grand Prix of Orthodox Church Music Festival in Grodno
The 15th edition of the International Orthodox Church Music Festival Kolozha Chime gathered more than thirty choirs and ensembles from eight countries in the Belarusian city of Grodno. The jury traditionally chose winners in several categories...
27 Feb 2016
Minsk to host Japanese Cinema Week
The festival will open with drama film Homeland directed by Nao Kubota. The film is set in the exclusion zone of Fukushima Prefecture struck by a tsunami and a nuclear plant accident...
26 Feb 2016
Belarus’ representative elected Chairperson of CSW Working Group on Communications
“The Working Group on Communications considers communications submitted to the Commission by individuals or organizations with regard to violations of women’s rights. The Working Group on Communications comprises Belarus, Belgium, China, Liberia and Uruguay”...
25 Feb 2016
Belarusian pavilion praised as one of the most beautiful at VDNKh in Moscow
“We want the pavilion to be not just a cultural landmark, but a bridge for trade cooperation opening new horizons for our countries. It is a venue for dialogue and communication"...
25 Feb 2016
Belarus to hold Days of Regions in Moscow in 2016
“We have signed an action plan for 2016. The plan includes the Days of Belarusian Regions, fairs and information and cultural exhibitions,” noted Vladimir Koltovich...
25 Feb 2016
Four Polish visa centers to open in Belarus by 1 March
Visas will still be issued by the Embassy or the consulates of Poland. Later the Polish visa application centers will be opened in Mogilev, Baranovichi, Pinsk and Lida...
25 Feb 2016
Belarusian hair stylists, make-up artists win first prize at contest in St. Petersburg
The team took part in the competition with the support of the Trade Ministry, the Belarusian Association of Hair Stylists and Beauticians, and the public association Creative Youth League. The delegation comprised 46 members from different parts of Belarus, including Minsk and Minsk Oblast, Gomel, Brest, and Baranovichi...
24 Feb 2016
New Face of Silk Road photo exhibition opens in Minsk
Alongside with the press conference organized by the Chinese embassy in Belarus, the photo exposition is one of the events making part of the program to celebrate China’s Spring Festival in Minsk...
24 Feb 2016
Kolozha Chime brings together church music performers from eight countries
The festival brings together different music cultures and church singing traditions. Kolozha Chime has brought together 35 choirs and ensembles from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Armenia, Serbia, and France...
22 Feb 2016
Belarus cartoon wins award in Cairo
The animated film Spring in Autumn directed by Tatiana Kublitskaya (Belarusfilm studio) won the best screenplay award at the 9th Forum for Animation Films in Cairo. The competition program featured more than 50 films...
21 Feb 2016
Sardinia Culture Days in Minsk 23-24 February
The program of the Culture Days features a workshop on folk music, songs and dances of Sardinia to be given by Emanuele Garau. The Italian-Belarusian education program Tourism Manager will hold a presentation of tourism opportunities...
19 Feb 2016
Vitebsk to host Slavonic Bazaar 14 to 18 July
“The festival will officially open on 14 July, and the closing ceremony will be held on 18 July. Vitebsk will host festival-themed events from 12 till 20 July. The international contest of young pop singers will traditionally be the highlight of the festival"...
19 Feb 2016
Eight teams to compete for EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup trophy in Minsk
The winners of the national championships from eight countries will compete for the main trophy. Belarus will be represented at the tournament by the women’s team Minsk. Many players from the club defended the colors of the Belarusian national team at the EuroHockey Indoor Championships this January...
18 Feb 2016
Minsk to host Beltexlegprom. Spring expo 29-31 March
The business program of the exhibition will include special-purpose seminars, roundtables with the participation of leading companies, representatives of the trade sector and mass media, and also the presentation of participating firms and a display of clothes and footwear collections...
18 Feb 2016
Italian vintage bikes on display in Minsk
The exposition, All the Life in One Bicycle, will feature 30 unusual exhibits, each one, according to private collector Maurizio Urbinati from Italy’s Rimini, is a pearl in itself...
18 Feb 2016
Stadium, playground built in Syria with Belarus’ support
The stadium for mini football and the playground have been built for children from the camp for internally displaced persons...
17 Feb 2016
Sistine Chapel frescos on show in Minsk
The major part of the exhibition is dedicated to the greatest artist of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo Buonarroti, who was named Il Divino (the divine one) in his lifetime and whose influence on the art is still felt these days...
17 Feb 2016
Information center of Belarusian nuclear power plant attracts crowds
The information center offers information about the construction, operation principles, and safeguards of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, and the influence of the nuclear energy industry on the environment...
17 Feb 2016
Wrestlers from 25 countries to compete for Alexander Medved prizes
Over 200 athletes will take part in the event at the Minsk Sport Center. Many teams will comprise the countries’ leading wrestlers, including world champions Taha Akgul of Turkey, Frank Chamizo of Italy and Vladimer Khinchegashvili of Georgia...
16 Feb 2016
Belarusian and U.S. scientists discover new method for spotting residual tumor cells
“The method is based on the utilization of gold nanoparticles and laser radiation to generate nanobubbles inside tumor cells. The nanobubbles, in turn, are detected with an acoustic probe"...
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