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25 Jan 2016
FTUB to present catalogue of Belarus’ tourist routes at expo in Minsk
The six-volume edition is based on the information provided by the district and municipal trade unions, and the unitary enterprise Belarustourist. It contains the information about the places of interest and iconic locations in all Belarusian regions...
25 Jan 2016
Belarus drawn into 2016 Eurovision second semi-final
The second semi-final (12 May) will feature Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine...
25 Jan 2016
Belarus, Lithuania sign tourism cooperation program for 2016-2017
The Belarusian delegation attended the international tourism, leisure and sports expo Adventur 2016 in Vilnius. Belarus’ tourism potential was presented as part of the event. The presentation was organized by the National Tourism Agency...
25 Jan 2016
Polish travel agencies show interest in cooperation with Brest Oblast health resorts
Brest Oblast was visited by directors of ten Polish travel agencies from Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Bialystok and Olsztyn. guests were shown seven health resorts. The Polish travel operators were most interested in the medical base of the health resorts, their treatment opportunities...
25 Jan 2016
Belarusian competitions to gather nearly 400 break dancers
Partaking in the dance battles will be street dancers from Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Uzbekistan. The winners will get the right to represent their country at the international final in Marseilles, France on 5 March...
25 Jan 2016
Belintersat-1 deployed into its orbital operating position
Until the end of January 2016 the satellite will be controlled by Chinese specialists, then by a joint Belarusian-Chinese team at the ground control center in Belarus...
24 Jan 2016
Belarus 7th in women’s relay in Antholz
The Belarusian biathletes covered the distance in 1:09:24.6, with no penalties and five spare rounds. Belarus goes ninth in the IBU World Cup standings with 3246 points...
22 Jan 2016
Belarus’ Alexander Dorozhko third in Men’s 12.5km Pursuit in Arber
With three misses in four shooting bounds, the Belarusian finished third, 41.1 seconds behind the winner Yury Shopin of Russia who clocked 39:29.9 minutes. The silver went to Philipp Horn of Germany...
22 Jan 2016
Grodno Festival of National Cultures to present different forms of art
There are plans to make art the theme of the traditional parade of ethnicities living in Belarus. Different forms of art will be presented during the parade...
22 Jan 2016
Belarus beat Germany in EuroHockey Indoor Championships opener
Germany is one of the world’s best indoor hockey teams ranked second in the International Hockey Federation. At the European championships in 2012 Germany beat Belarus 5-1...
22 Jan 2016
Mirnyi progresses to Australian Open third round
14th seeds Max Mirnyi and his new partner Treat Huey of the Philippines reached the third round of the Australian Open 2016 defeating Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci and Marcelo Demoliner 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4...
22 Jan 2016
Minsk plans tourism advertising campaign in sister cities
“Visit Minsk billboards have been designed by the Minskreklama company. We are planning to get them installed in the sister cities of Minsk. This will help bring more visitors from other countries to the Belarusian capital”...
22 Jan 2016
Belarus 50th on Rule of Law Index 2015
“The international non-governmental organization, which was established by the American Bar Association in 2006, ranked Belarus 50th on the Rule of Law Index. The ranking covers 102 countries"...
21 Jan 2016
Number of centenarians in Belarus at 531
The national figures suggest women are outnumbering men when it comes to reaching milestone birthdays, with 464 out of 531 being females...
21 Jan 2016
Armenia to be guest of honor at Minsk Book Fair
The book fair will showcase best products of the national and foreign book publishing industries. The program of the forum features many cultural and business events. The Year of Culture in Belarus will be one of the key themes of the upcoming event along with the preparations for the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing...
21 Jan 2016
Prayer for Christian Unity in St. Javier Cathedral in Grodno on 23 January
The church service will take place on Saturday, 23 January. Partaking in the prayer will be the Roman-Catholic, Greco-Catholic, Orthodox priests and a Lutheran pastor. Representatives of different confessions are invited to attend the service...
21 Jan 2016
Eco-friendly city project will be implemented either in Brest or Vitebsk
"We see the potential of international projects. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection is actively being explored them, together with UNDP, the European Union. Some positive steps have been made in this area, including in the development of Brest Oblast"...
21 Jan 2016
Australian Open 2016: Azarenka cruises into round three
The Belarusian, currently ranked 16th in the WTA rankings, took a solid win over World No.54 Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1, 6-2 in 62 minutes...
20 Jan 2016
Polish travel agencies to study potential of Grodno Oblast health spas
There are 10 health resorts in Grodno Oblast. Over 56,100 people stayed in the region’s health resorts in 2015. ). About 14,000 holidays were booked by foreign citizens...
20 Jan 2016
Gagarin Cup to go on show in Minsk
The KHL’s major trophy, the Gagarin Cup, is presented to the winner of the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs. The Cup, made of 19kg of silver, is gold-plated and decorated with small pucks that contain the names of the winning teams...
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