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15 Mar 2016
Minsk wins two Financial Times awards
This year Minsk has received awards in two nominations — Top 25 Major European Cities of the Future – Cost Effectiveness and Top 10 Major Cities — FDI Strategy. Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets received the awards from fDi Magazine Editor-in-Chief Courtney Fingar in Cannes...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk to host 7th Meeting of Parties to Espoo Convention in June 2017
Belarus’ First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Protection Iya Malkina, who is attending the 35th session of the Espoo Convention Implementation Committee in Geneva...
15 Mar 2016
Tatarstan offers to build medical simulation center in Belarus
During the visit to the regional medical simulation engineering center Medical Science Center Eidos, Andrei Kobyakov learned about the activities of the medical simulation center and the process of laboratory training of students...
15 Mar 2016
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to discuss media-related issues
The third Forum of Regions will be held in Minsk on 8-9 June under the auspices of the Council of Republic of the National Assembly. This year it will focus on social prospects...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk named most popular travel destination for Russians during spring school break
The top-10 foreign destinations popular for travel with children includes Minsk, Prague, Berlin, Lisbon, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Budapest, Helsinki and Baku...
14 Mar 2016
Belarus, Ecuador agree on mutual recognition of higher education diplomas
The intergovernmental agreement between Belarus and Ecuador on mutual recognition of education certificates and diplomas of higher education could be signed in the near future...
14 Mar 2016
Belarus to film Eurovision postcard 30-31 March
Several locations will be chosen for the shooting to present the Belarusian singer in the best way possible and integrate him into the show. The presentation postcard will feature a dandelion, the logo of this year’s edition of the international contest...
14 Mar 2016
More Polish visa application centers in Belarus
“The Polish visa application centers will open in Pinsk and Baranovichi on 16 March, in Mogilev on 17 March, and in Lida on 18 March. Thus, there will be a total of eight Polish visa application centers in Belarus,” First Counsellor of the Polish Embassy in Belarus Marcin Wojciechowski said...
12 Mar 2016
Concert of Ecuadorian music draws large audience in Minsk
The concert Friendship of Peoples featured Ecuadorian violinist Jorge Saade accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company. The orchestra was conducted by David Harutyunyan from Ecuador...
11 Mar 2016
Belarus to partake in two tourism expos in Moscow in March
The business and culture center of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia will host a presentation of Belarus’ tourism potential in the run-up to the expos on 18 March. Representatives of the Belarusian travel industry will speak about destinations that may attract Russian tourists and demonstrate their products and offers...
11 Mar 2016
New documentary about Brest Fortress to be released in 2016
The film crew has already visited Brest. The 50-minute film with the working title The Citadel of Memory is to be released by the end of this year. Copies of the film will be donated to museums and schools in cities and towns of Belarus and Russia, primarily Brest, Minsk, Moscow, and St. Petersburg...
11 Mar 2016
International sport festival to open navigation season at Augustow Canal
The international festival will be a water tourism multi-sport event that will take place on the Ostashanka River near Augustow Canal in proximity to the village of Nemnovo on 31 March – 3 April. The event is expected to gather about 300 participants from Belarus and teams from Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Invitations have been sent to sport tourism organizations of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, and other countries...
11 Mar 2016
Belarus’ Academy of Sciences, Airbus to discuss cooperation in UAV engineering
The key purpose of the visit is to meet with NASB representatives to discuss promising avenues and mechanisms of cooperation in the area of unmanned aerial systems and space technologies...
11 Mar 2016
Famous Ecuadorian musicians to record album in Minsk
“It will be the first time that a European symphony orchestra has recorded music by such notable Ecuadorian composers as Gerardo Guevara, Juan Carlos Urrutia, Jorge Oviedo, and Luis Torres"...
11 Mar 2016
Koliyev, Marzalyuk add to Belarus’ medal tally at European Wrestling Championships
Belarus’ medal haul at the ongoing competitions in Latvia has now reached five. Earlier, Ivan Yankovsky won the 97kg silver medal...
10 Mar 2016
Belarusian localization for World of Tanks now available
The MMO action game World of Tanks is now available in Belarusian. The game has been given full Belarusian voiceovers while the combat commands the entire world has come to love can be heard in Belarusian, the native language of World of Tanks’ home country...
10 Mar 2016
Belarus to join WWF’s Earth Hour on 19 March
This year, the Belarusian cities of Minsk, Vitebsk, Grodno, Gomel, Brest, Baranovichi, Pinsk, Braslav, and Chausy will join the campaign by turning off the lighting of administration buildings, shopping malls, and cafes, and organizing themed concerts, lectures, bike rides, and shadow-theater performances...
9 Mar 2016
Facebook buys Belarusian developer of MSQRD application
The mobile application from the Belarusian developers has become popular with social network users all over the world. It is highly ranked in the App Store in dozens of countries. It is demonstrated by popular TV shows...
9 Mar 2016
India to be guest of honor at Belarus Medica 2016
The expo will feature a united booth of Indian companies that will demonstrate a broad range of medical products and devices. As many as 40 Indian companies are expected to participate...
9 Mar 2016
Belarusian-Chinese art exhibition opens in Gomel
The exhibition Images of Women in Chinese and Belarusian Art features several dozens of works by two renowned artists, Cui Jingzhe and Marina Elyashevich...
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