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29 Dec 2015
Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater to host New Year ball overnight into 14 January
“The magnificent ball at the Bolshoi Theater is a rustle of garments, cheerful laughter, the clinking of glasses, funny contests, wonderful music, and various dances ranging from waltz to polonaise. But the main thing is that on 13 January the guests will meet with artists and musicians who will do their best to turn this party into a truly majestic event”...
29 Dec 2015
Wedding goblet of Oginski family handed over to Belarus’ History Museum
The silver goblet is an interesting souvenir item dating back to the second half of the 19th century. The goblet bears the coats of arms of the Oginski family and the Potulicki family. It was presented to Bogdan Oginski, a grandson of Michal Kleofas Oginski, as a wedding gift...
29 Dec 2015
Monument to Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala unveiled in Israel
"The square of Yanka Kupala and the monument in his honor in Ashdod will become another bridge between the cultures of our countries and a clear confirmation of the strong Belarusian-Israeli friendship"...
29 Dec 2015
Eight teams to take part in Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Belarus
The tournament will bring together teams from Belarus, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates (Group A) and Russia, Finland, Germany, Sweden (Group B). Group A will be based on the main arena of Chizhovka Arena, Group B on the small arena...
29 Dec 2015
Artyom Parakhovsky, Anastasia Veremeyenko named Belarus’ best basketball players of 2015
The center of Belarus’ national basketball team and Russia’s UNICS Kazan Artyom Parakhovsky got the title of the best male basketball player for the second year in a row. The center of Belarus’ national basketball team and Turkish Fenerbahce Anastasia Veremeyenko won the title beating Yelena Levchenko of Chinese Guangdong by one point...
29 Dec 2015
The Year of Culture in Belarus will be rich in anniversary events
"The Year of Youth is nearing its end. I believe there is a gradual transition between the Year of Youth and the Year of Culture in Belarus. Young people need a mechanism for socialization, and culture is one of them," Belarus’ Culture Minister Boris Svetlov said...
28 Dec 2015
Augustow Canal to become more attractive for tourists
Its tourism infrastructure will become more accessible to both Belarusian and foreign visitors. The plans also include the development of infrastructure: a network of bicycle tracks, walking trails, leisure and catering sites, and a museum of the Augustow Canal...
28 Dec 2015
Katanas, wakizashis on show at local history museum in Postavy
The items on display include 150 full-size and miniature copies of mostly cold weapons. The exhibition space can be roughly divided into themed zones such as Japan, Dagestan, Medieval Europe, and a pirate’s corner...
27 Dec 2015
Belarus’ U17 team secure draw in first game at Mac’s AAA Hockey Tournament
Sherwood Kings dominated the game up to the middle of the second period. The Belarusians managed to tie it 5-5 thanks to the goals from Vladislav Gabrus, Andrei Pavlenko (two goals), Ivan Drozdov and Igor Martynov...
25 Dec 2015
International Christmas expo opens in Minsk
The expo has brought together more than a hundred participants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Serbia, Greece, and Israel. They represent monasteries, convents, churches and publishing houses...
24 Dec 2015
Belarus to arrange expositions at nine foreign expos in 2016
In March Belarusian expositions will be represented at the international food and beverages expo Foodex Japan and the international expo and congress High Technologies. Innovations. Investments in Russia...
24 Dec 2015
New ISO Currency Code for Belarusian ruble after redenomination
“On 18 December the ISO 4217 maintenance agency "Codes for the representation of currencies and funds" issued ISO 4217 Amendment No. 155 to define new currency codes for the redenominated Belarusian ruble. The country’s alphabetic code is BYN where BY is ISO3166 code and N is the first letter of the English word “new” and the digital currency code is 933,” experts clarified...
24 Dec 2015
Plans to erect monument to Louise Arner Boyd in Pinsk District
In 2016 the monument Louise Arner Boyd will be erected in the village of Pinkovichi. It will depict the route of the journey across the Belarusian Polesye that Louise Arner Boyd made in 1934...
23 Dec 2015
Beauty of Belarusian nature on display in Budapest
The exhibition Forest. Linen. Beauties featuring works by photo artist Irena Gudiyevskaya was organized by the Belarusian Embassy in Hungary. It is aimed at promoting the Belarusian culture and traditions...
23 Dec 2015
Belavia to launch regular flight to Palanga in summer 2016
"We are planning to start flying to Palanga on 17 June 2016. The flight will be operated on a regular basis once a week on Sundays”...
23 Dec 2015
Logoisk among top three ski resorts in CIS
“In many tourist guides Logoisk is called “Belarusian Switzerland”. The resort is often compared to the Alps due to the similarities in nature and climate”...
22 Dec 2015
Belarusian culture center to be set up in China in 2016
“Last week the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus passed a draft law on the ratification of the agreement between Belarus and China on mutual establishment of cultural centers"...
22 Dec 2015
Polish Embassy issues about 370,000 visas to Belarusians in January-November 2015
Out of the total number of visas 25% of them was issued free of charge. Michal Chabros explained that Poland issues the national visas (type D) free of charge in Belarus. In addition, this year Belarusian citizens were given about 200,000 multi-entry visas...
22 Dec 2015
Greatest art collection in history on screen in Minsk 25-26 December
The film presents to the viewers the most striking works of art collected by the Popes for over 500 years. These include sculptures by Michelangelo Buonarroti and Lucio Fontana, paintings by Giotto di Bondone, Leonardo da Vinci, Merisi da Caravaggio, van Gogh, Marc Chagall, and Salvador Dali...
21 Dec 2015
Promotional video about Belarus aired by CTC International
“We will use all our possible contacts with a number of countries in order to promote this video clip on foreign channels. The interest in our country is huge. The video clip demonstrates like no other how important being a country of peace and kindness is”...
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