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10 Jan 2016
Minsk to host batleika and puppet theaters festival 14-17 January
“It is symbolic that one of the first events of 2016, the Year of Culture in Belarus, will be the Nyabyosy festival which will be held upon the blessing of Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus,” the organizers remarked...
10 Jan 2016
New links to Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia from Grodno airport in 2016
Charter flights Antalya-Grodno-Antalya will be operated by Belavia airline three times a month this summer. Flights will be launched in June...
10 Jan 2016
Belarus’ culinary map to be issued in 2016
"The country’s culinary map will be released in early 2016 under the brand Gastsinya. Attached to the map will be a culinary collection featuring about 100 recipes of the national Belarusian cuisine”...
10 Jan 2016
Belarus’ Alexander Vasilevsky in 14th overall after Dakar Stage 7
The crew of Alexander Vasilevsky had a successful day as they cleared the stage in 4h9m31s and finished in 11th. They lost 15 minutes to stage winner Russia’s Eduard Nikolayev, and currently sit in 14th overall...
6 Jan 2016
Belarusian amateur circus artists to partake in festival in Monte Carlo
Three trapeze artists — Victoria Bagrayenok, Stefaniya Turmovich, and Stanislav Plotnikov — will take part in the children program of the world’s most prestigious circus art festival that will take place on 27-31 January...
6 Jan 2016
Christmas celebration during European Speed Skating Championships in Minsk promised
"All of those, who will come to watch the speed skaters, will be treated to a major festive show for the entire family including dancing and singing contests, an alternative music concert, and roller skating”...
6 Jan 2016
Foreign media show growing interest in Belarus in 2015
"They focused their attention not only on the national and international political life, but also on sporting, cultural and other events"...
6 Jan 2016
MAZ-SPORTavto comes seventh in third leg of Dakar 2016
Climate conditions continued to ravage race organizer’s plans as the rain turned parts of the special into torrents of water. Sergei Vyazovich’s crew covered the stage in 1h46m, 3m35s behind Czech Republic’s Martin Kolomy who notched up the fastest time. The Belarusians are currently in eleventh overall place...
5 Jan 2016
Belarus secure second win at Christmas tournament in Minsk
Belarus defeated Slovakia in the Group A second match of the 12th Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Minsk 4:3 (2:1, 0:2, 2:0). Miroslav Satan (Slovakia) and Daniel Corso (Belarus) were named the best players of the game...
5 Jan 2016
Lukashenko presents downy shawls to women in Svitanak care home
As part of the visit to the care home the head of state inspected the living conditions of the veterans and talked to them. During the tea party the head of state listened to all the residents and asked about their concerns...
5 Jan 2016
MAZ-SPORTavto finishes 11th in Dakar Rally Stage 2
Belarus’ MAZ-SPORTavto crew led by pilot Sergei Vyazovich finished the second leg of the 2016 Dakar Rally across the mountains and deserts of Argentina and Bolivia in 11th in the truck category...
4 Jan 2016
Belarus beat Switzerland at Christmas tournament in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko made four assists. The head of state’s penalty shot attempt was denied by keeper Martin Christen. Pavel Belyi (Belarus) and Christian Schuster (Switzerland) were named the best players of the game...
4 Jan 2016
Reliquary with hallows of Andrew the Apostle to be on display in Minsk
The reliquary with the Apostle’s hallows will be brought to the Belarusian capital from Greece’s Corfu. The relic was brought to local St. Nicholas Church from Jerusalem in 1537...
4 Jan 2016
Azarenka starts 2016 with strong showing at Brisbane
On 4 January, world No.22 Victoria Azarenka beat 115th Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 in the first round of the Brisbane International. Azarenka will next take on world No.2 Simona Halep of Romania...
3 Jan 2016
Belarus to partake in twelve international tourism expos in 2016
The preliminary plan for 2016 includes such expos as FITUR in Spain, IMTM in Israel, Tour Salon in Poland, ITB Berlin in Germany, Intourmarket, MITT and the Saint Petersburg Tourism Forum in Russia, the Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair, Agrotravel in Poland, China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market...
2 Jan 2016
First tickets for Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2016 to go on sale in February
“The year of culture which has been announced in Belarus will be eventful in Vitebsk. It will begin with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Vitebsk Culture Center in January. It is expected to include a big concert, an exhibition of all departments of the center. We started the preparations for the 25th anniversary Slavonic Bazaar festival long ago"...
31 Dec 2015
Belarus Events Calendar: January 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Dec 2015
Lukashenko signs decree on Belarusian Sports Olympus winners 2015
In recognition of the great contribution to the popularization of physical education and sport, the development of physical education and sports traditions that promote harmonious development of a person, the award has been presented to Sergei Kanashits...
31 Dec 2015
Lepel District to celebrate Christmas with Tsiareshka's Wedding folk game
The folk game Tsiareshka's Wedding has been included into the list of Belarus’ historical and cultural heritage. It is unique and spectacular and leaves a lasting impression on lovers of folklore. This is our pride and a full-fledged tourist product...
30 Dec 2015
New rhythmic gymnastics center in Minsk in 2017
The new rhythmic gymnastics center will consist of eight grounds, four choreography halls, two halls for young beginner athletes, medical and rehabilitation facilities...
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