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22 Mar 2018
Belarus mulls over Brest Oblast-Grodno Oblast visa-free zone
"In late 2016 the visa-free zone was introduced in the Augustow Canal. A year later this area was expanded. The visa-free zone was also expanded in Brest. Earlier, it was limited to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha"...
22 Mar 2018
Belarusian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev off to ISS
“Three people went to the ISS yesterday, including Oleg Artemyev. He is a Belarusian-Russian cosmonaut. His parents live in Vitebsk now,” said the official...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk named top CIS destination for Russian families to visit this spring
The top five CIS cities for Russian families with kids to visit this spring include Minsk, Astana, Yerevan, Tbilisi, and Baku...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk Pass cards to be available in five formats starting April
“We hope it will allow travelers and people, who are interested in the history of our country, to get a unique opportunity of planning their travels in the city and the surrounding area at an optimal cost,” said the source...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk hosting ASE Executive Committee meeting
Attending the event are ten members of the Executive Committee, including cosmonauts from Russia, the United States, China, Germany, and France...
22 Mar 2018
Azarenka, Sabalenka advance to Miami Open round two
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, currently ranked 186 in the world, cruised past World No.44 Catherine Bellis of the United States 6-3, 6-0 to reach the Miami Open round two...
22 Mar 2018
Georgia agenda: Lukashenko’s visit, business forum and Minsk Days
On 22 March Georgia will host three Belarus-related events: the Georgian-Belarusian business forum, Alexander Lukashenko’s official visit and the Minsk Days in Tbilisi on 21-23 March...
21 Mar 2018
Opening ceremony kicks off World University Speed Skating Championship 2018 in Minsk
"The FISU has earlier praised the organization of the competitions in Belarus. It has been entrusting Belarus with more and more international tournaments. I believe that every team has athletes who can demonstrate the best results"...
21 Mar 2018
University sports associations of Belarus, Poland sign memorandum of cooperation
"The AZS has an interest in close contacts with the Belarusian association. Our young people are watching the development of sports in Belarus with great interest. They are ready for competitions"...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus to commemorate memory of Nazi victims on 22 March
The ministry noted that this international socio-political event emphasizes the role of Belarus in the preservation of the historical truth about the events of the Second World War and is the country’s contribution to the efforts to prevent the resurgence of Nazism and preserve peace in the world...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus among top 25 countries visiting Russia
Belarus ranked 23rd in the number of inbound trips to Russia last year...
21 Mar 2018
Minsk Days kick off in Tbilisi
Minsk and Tbilisi became sister cities in September 2015. The parties agreed to facilitate the cooperation in investment, innovations, healthcare, education, sports, and culture and share experience in local self-government...
21 Mar 2018
Sasnovich progresses in Miami Open 2018
Aliaksandra Sasnovich saw off Czech number 80 Kristyna Pliskova 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 in the opener...
21 Mar 2018
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Metropolitan Filaret
The head of state remarked that Metropolitan Filaret is by right considered the most revered bishop in Belarus. His pastoral and mentoring experience is in demand in modern conditions and helps enhance the spiritual unity of the Belarusian society...
20 Mar 2018
Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church to convene in Belarus in October 2018
"The Holy Synod plans to convene in Belarus. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is expected to come together with permanent and temporary members of the Holy Synod on 13 October ahead of the feast of the Intercession of the Theotokos"...
20 Mar 2018
Disability reporting contest announced in Belarus
A professional jury will select the best entries in three categories: Best Journalistic Story, Best Photo Story, Best Video Story...
20 Mar 2018
Belarus president talks about his ways to relax
“Even if I get a week or, at most, ten days off as a so-called vacation, my schedule is still busy then. Twenty events and you start wondering whether it is a vacation or not. But I have to take care of them and can do so only in this period”...
20 Mar 2018
Belarus to resume production of musical instruments
The president stated that a new piano costs a lot while old ones are going out of order already. "This is why instructions have been given to repair all the old ones and resume production of musical instruments but using higher standards"...
20 Mar 2018
Japanese classic movies on big screen in Minsk 3-8 April
The screenings will take place in the Pioner cinema house to feature six films by the leading Japanese directors, winners of the three high-profile festivals – those in Berlin, Venice, and Cannes...
20 Mar 2018
Belarusian State University to take part in Hi-Tech 2018 expo in St Petersburg
The Belarusian exhibition features scientific innovations in the field of instrumentation engineering, polyurethane foam production, agriculture, pharmaceutics, water purification, functional and composite coatings...
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