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1 Apr 2016
Mass Media in Belarus expo to take place in Pobeditelei Avenue
The 20th exhibition will take place on 11-14 May. The expo will comprise roundtable sessions, seminars and master classes with the participation of leading journalists and media experts, presentation events...
1 Apr 2016
Kirill Shimko named ambassador of Gazprom’s Football for Friendship project
Last year, Belarus’ Football for Friendship ambassador was singer Teo. He gave Kirill Shimko a symbolic friendship bracelet thereby promoting the key values of friendship, equality, fairness, health, and peace...
31 Mar 2016
2nd European Games capital can be named at EOC General Assembly in Minsk
“We are confident that if Belarus announced its readiness to host these large-scale competitions, the country would be granted such a right,” said Maxim Ryzhenkov...
31 Mar 2016
About 200 scientists to gather for Chernobyl conference in Belarus on 21-22 April
According to the source, the international scientific conference Chernobyl: 30 Years Later will take place in the Radiobiology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 21-22 April. The main highlights of the conference will include radiobiological and radioecological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, radioecological aspects of the rehabilitation of territories...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: April 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Mar 2016
Belarusian polar explorers to return from Antarctica in summer
“According to the latest reports we are getting from the expedition, with which we are constantly in touch, they are supposed to arrive in Saint Petersburg on board of the Russian research vessel Akademik Fyodorov on 1 June. After that we can expect them to appear shortly in Belarus”...
31 Mar 2016
Photo exhibition Together for Centuries opens in Moscow
The photo exhibition tells about the political, economic and cultural cooperation between Belarus and Russia in the Union State. The documentary photos provided by the Belarusian news agency BelTA depict the achievements of the two countries on the road towards historical and spiritual unity...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus’ tourism promotion videos to be aired on Israeli television
"Matters related to the promotion of the country abroad are reflected in a number of documents, including in the recently approved state program Belarus Hospitable for 2016-2020. The program specifies the target countries, marketing activities and financing"...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus-Russia Unity Day celebrations scheduled for 4 April
Minsk and Moscow will host solemn meetings and concerts that are to be attended by representatives of government bodies and the general public of the two countries...
31 Mar 2016
Gerasimenya sets new backstroke record for Belarus
Alexandra Gerasimenya has set a new record for Belarus in the 50m backstroke event at the ongoing Swim Open Stockholm in Sweden. The Belarusian clocked 27.53 seconds in the final to finish first. Silver went to Russia’s Anastasia Fesikova (28.26)...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus may host IIHF World Championship again
"Belarus as a possible venue to host the 2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships has also been discussed. This has to be supported by the country’s corresponding bid,” Maxim Ryzhenkov said...
30 Mar 2016
Azarenka makes Miami Open semifinals
Belarus number one Victoria Azarenka advanced to the semifinals of the Miami Open defeating World No.23 Johanna Konta of the UK 6-4, 6-2...
30 Mar 2016
Book about Belarus independence presented in Vienna
The event met a strong interest on the part of representatives of political and social circles, the expert community, Austrian mass media, and the diplomatic corps accredited in Vienna...
30 Mar 2016
Belarusian Film Actor’s Studio Theater marks 35th anniversary
“True professionalism and high standards of the repertoire formation helped you create a number of performances which are appreciated by numerous fans,” the message of greetings reads...
30 Mar 2016
Israeli airline Arkia adds Minsk to its route map
According to the Minsk National Airport, now it is only the Belavia national airline that provides air service from Minsk to Tel Aviv...
29 Mar 2016
Belarusian city of Brest has 13 namesakes across Europe
A photo exhibition From Brest to Brest, Like From Heart to Heart opened at the Saved Artistic Artifacts Museum in the Belarusian city of Brest. The exposition features around forty works by journalist and photographer Irina Shepelevich. It is a kind of creative report about two driving tours across the European cities, towns and villages bearing the name of Brest...
29 Mar 2016
Minsk to host 1st University Powerlifting World Cup in July
“The 1st University Powerlifting World Cup will be a so-called exam ahead of the World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Minsk in 2017,” noted Sergei Shevchenko...
29 Mar 2016
Minsk targets Riga and Tbilisi with latest tourism campaign
The billboards in Latvia and Georgia will feature Minsk Arena, The Trinity Suburb, the so-called Minsk Gate and other iconic places of the Belarusian capital. This will help advertise Minsk as a destination of choice for Latvians and Georgians...
29 Mar 2016
Slovakia intends to take part in Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk
“The Days of Slovakia were held in Vitebsk in 2014 and 2015. This year, we also intend to participate in the festival. Our participation can roughly be called “Slovak Days. Vitebsk 2016,”Jozef Migas said...
29 Mar 2016
Tino Eisbrenner to attend Bard Music and Fishing Festival in Belarus
Tino Eisbrenner will present his project together with German musicians in Belarus for the first time. Among famous musicians who confirmed their participation in the festival are legendary duet Sergei Nikitin and Tatiana Nikitina (Russia), Israel’s duo Boris Blyakhman and Marina Gershman, Jiri Vondrak (Czech Republic)...
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