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25 Dec 2017
Minsk named top CIS tourist destination for Russian tourists in January 2018
The top five cities in the CIS and abroad popular among Russians for during the winter break includes Minsk, Baku (Azerbaijan), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia). In Minsk the tourists come for an average of 3.5 days...
23 Dec 2017
Gomel Oblast hosts school students for international peace event
In 2017, the international meetings will be held in Gomel, Chechersk, Kalinkovichi, and Rechitsa. Gomel Secondary School No. 27 played host to guests from the Bryansk Oblast Art Center and a St. Petersburg school on 23 December...
22 Dec 2017
U.S. embassy to expand visa services in Minsk
However, the age based restriction for B1/B2 applicants (tourist/business) remains in place. At this time, only Belarusian residents age 50 and older may apply for B1/B2 visas in Minsk...
22 Dec 2017
BelTA news now available in Chinese
Chinese speakers are interested in information about Belarus nowadays since Belarus and China are busy implementing bilateral projects and Chinese businessmen, investors, and tourists grow increasingly eager to learn more about Belarus...
21 Dec 2017
Yelena Ovsiyuk from Mozyr among Commonwealth of Debuts award winners
The Commonwealth of Debuts award was instituted by the CIS Humanitarian Cooperation Council and the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation in 2008. It is awarded annually to young professionals (under 35 years old in the humanitarian fields
21 Dec 2017
Belarus 92nd in FIFA rankings
Belarus’ best achievement in the FIFA rankings was the 60th position in November 2007, when the team was coached by German specialist Bernd Stange...
21 Dec 2017
Belarusian polar explorers embark on another Antarctic endeavor
The team is to install modules and to conduct plenty of research in line with the government Antarctic exploration program. The expedition will monitor the current state of the Antarctic environment near the station, explore the state of the ozone layer and ultraviolet radiation...
20 Dec 2017
Minsk to host Vietnam’s Days of Culture in June 2018
The embassy pays great attention to culture, the diplomat stressed. “We hope that our friendship and all-round cooperation will keep developing at all levels, including the cultural one,” he said...
20 Dec 2017
Grodno reaches 50,000 visa-free tourists milestone
Grodno Oblast Vice Governor Viktor Liskovich congratulated the family. In his words, the visa-free travel program encourages the development of services sphere in Grodno. "Over 400 new jobs in retail, public catering, entertainment, and culture have been created"...
20 Dec 2017
Minsk, St. Petersburg announce urban housing design competition winners
The goals of the competition was to encourage the concept that blends the habitat environment into the architectural, historical-cultural, natural, and social fabric of the two cities. The competition was also aimed at promoting professional contacts in urban planning...
20 Dec 2017
Belarus’ PM joins Our Children charity campaign
This year, two more schools and 13 kindergartens were opened in Belarus. “We try to pay as much attention as possible to you, kids, so that you have a comfortable life in your schools and kindergartens,” Andrei Kobyakov stated...
20 Dec 2017
Belarusian buyers of Geely cars promised subsidies
According to the source, a program to encourage sales on the Belarusian market is in development. Leasing companies and banks will participate in it. Car buyers will get subsidies, said Alexander Ogorodnikov...
20 Dec 2017
Belarus, Serbia to implement 10 joint scientific projects
The projects have been selected on the priority areas of bilateral cooperation. These are nanomaterials, laser technologies, optoelectronics, physics and mathematics, agriculture, energy saving technology, biotechnology...
20 Dec 2017
Belarusian tourists may be provided with right to apply for e-visa to enter Egypt
The parties praised a significant increase in the number of Belarusian tourists who visited Egypt in 2017, and also the growing interest of Egyptian businessmen to invest in the tourism sector of Belarus and agroecotourism in particular...
20 Dec 2017
Belarus president sends greetings to personnel of Polymya magazine
“Over the years of existence the newspaper has been reflecting the historical path of the Belarusian nation, demonstrated its strong commitment to high moral, ideological and esthetic values,” the message of greetings reads...
19 Dec 2017
Foreign diplomats introduced to Belarusian traditions of eco-tourism
In his greeting speech Vladimir Makei summed up the results of the outgoing year and wished the guests Happy New Year and Christmas. He also wished them good health and well-being and also peace, harmony and prosperity to the peoples of the foreign countries...
19 Dec 2017
Belarus to host over 70 international sports events in 2018
Minsk International Half Marathon will be held on September 6-12. September will also see the international biathlon festival “The Legends Race” under the motto “Biathlon Stars for Peace”...
19 Dec 2017
Minsk National Airport eyes transatlantic expansion
“We are considering launching transatlantic flights to North America,” Dmitry Melikyan said. The possibility of flying to India and Japan is also under consideration...
19 Dec 2017
Minsk airport welcomes 2017 four-millionth passenger
Vsevolod Belyaev, the 2017 four-millionth passenger, arrived in Minsk from Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg. The passenger was greeted by Director General of Minsk National Airport Dmitry Melikyan...
19 Dec 2017
Specialists from seven countries to attend Gomselmash conference
The program of the conference will include a plenary session and two workshops: Harvesting Machinery and Sci-Tech Cooperation and Tractors and Portable Power Devices...
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