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29 Dec 2017
Belarus president receives set of Christmas baubles from journalists
The idea to make a present for the president was born literally a couple of weeks ago. The gift was meant to be something meaningful and heart-warming, something associated with the New Year and Christmas...
28 Dec 2017
Makei presents Francysk Skaryna medal to director of Riga Belarusian school
Anna Ivane, the Director of the Riga Belarusian school named after Yanka Kupala, has been awarded the Francysk Skaryna Medal in recognition of her significant contribution to the promotion and development of education in the Belarusian language, the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Belarusians in Latvia...
28 Dec 2017
Belarusian student in top 6 at World Miss University contest
“The contest was held in Cambodia from 5 to 21 December. I made it to the top six and received a special award Miss Photogenic. All in all, there were 83 participants from across the globe – the USA, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Colombia, and many other countries”...
28 Dec 2017
Combined tour across ten-day visa-free territories in Belarus suggested
It is expected that the integration of these territories will create more excursion and tourism opportunities. The regions will come up with tourism products, will do cross-marketing, consolidate resources to promote services to target and potential markets...
28 Dec 2017
Students bring homemade gifts to Belarus president
The gifts were presented to the head of state during a New Year charity event held in the Palace of Independence on 28 December as part of the Our Children charity campaign...
27 Dec 2017
Vitebsk plans to twin with Lublin, Kosice in 2018
“Now we are in the middle of concluding the agreements on establishing twinning relations with Kosice and Lublin and are working on the possibility of signing similar documents with the Estonian Tartu and Lithuanian Panevezys”...
27 Dec 2017
Dmitry Lukashenko wishes Happy New Year to Minsk children's center
There are 20 children and teenagers aged from 3 to 18 in the institution. The center takes care of children in need of government protection. They stay in the center for six months to receive support from psychologists, social pedagogues, and counselors...
26 Dec 2017
Plans to set up Belarus-Romania university consortium
Four Belarusian universities established cooperation with Transilvania University in 2017. Three agreements were signed on interaction in a wide range of matters such as student exchange and joint participation in international olympiads and competitions...
26 Dec 2017
Preorders open for Minsk Guest Cards
Minsk Guest Card holders will be able to visit 11 museums for free. They will also be given discounts of up to 50% for visiting over 20 museums, for sightseeing tours, an aqua park and a zoo...
26 Dec 2017
Belarusian parliament speaker joins Our Children charity campaign
The speaker of the upper house of parliament wished the children and teachers happy new year and gave them gifts: a computer with a printer, candies and football balls...
26 Dec 2017
Visa-free travel time up to ten days in parts of Brest Oblast, Grodno Oblast as from 1 January
In line with the document the number of border checkpoints will be increased in Brest Oblast and the city, in Grodno Oblast and the city via the checkpoints located at railway terminals and in airports in order to allow more foreign tourists to enter Belarus and stay here without visas...
25 Dec 2017
Moscow-Brest rally of armored vehicles scheduled for summer 2018
The route will go through the places of defense of the Soviet troops in 1941. Patriotic events will be held in the cities on the route of the rally. Representatives of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will also take part in the event...
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...
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