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24 Apr 2016
Leon Bakst’s Time and Art expo to travel to Vilnius
The international project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of world-famous artist, stage set and costume designer Leon Bakst started in the National Art Museum of Belarus on 9 February this year. As part of the project Minsk hosted a series of thematic lectures, curatorial excursions, movie club gatherings, presentation of the essay “Leon Bakst: Firebird’s Life” by Vladimir Schastny...
23 Apr 2016
Papal legate to attend Budslav Fest in 2016
The fest will take place on 1-2 July 2016. The visit of the legate will be timed not only to the celebrations in Budslav but also to mark the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Minsk and Mogilev Archdiocese. As was informed, Budslav Fest, a celebration of the Budslav Icon of the Mother of God, is vying for the inscription into the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity...
23 Apr 2016
Belarus’ Staniouta wins Rio 2016 test event
The tournament at Rio Olympic Arena that will host the competitions in August started with the qualification round where the Belarusian showed her best performance...
22 Apr 2016
Grodno Festival of National Cultures to feature representatives of Nigeria, Syria, Sri Lanka, U.S.
The final events of the festival will be attended by representatives of 37 ethnicities. The best teams were selected during regional tours of the festival in different parts of the country...
22 Apr 2016
Don Quixote in Belarusian at Cervantes Readings in Spain
The Cervantes Readings is annually held in the Cervantes Birth House-Museum in the city of Esquivias. Representatives of foreign states read fragments from Miguel de Cervantes’ major work The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha in their native languages...
21 Apr 2016
Mirnyi into Barcelona Open semis
Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Treat Huey of the Philippines reached the semifinal of the Barcelona Open in Spain. The competitions in Barcelona and Bucharest will be over on Sunday, 24 April...
21 Apr 2016
Exhibits from Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania to go on display in Nesvizh
The exhibition features the materials of the archaeological research conducted over many years in the Palace and shows how the Grand Ducal Residence was decorated, how it was defended, what its residents had for breakfast and how their daily life was arranged...
20 Apr 2016
Igor Luchenok, Valentin Yelizaryev to be honored by UNESCO
The decision to award Igor Luchenok and Valentin Yelizaryev was adopted by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova on 21 March in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of international cultural cooperation. Igor Luchenok and Valentin Yelizaryev will be also awarded diplomas on behalf of the UNESCO head...
19 Apr 2016
Belarusian Music Seasons in France open with concert by Toloka group
Ambassador of Belarus to France, Permanent Representative of Belarus to UNESCO Pavel Latushko welcomed the guests - representatives of the diplomatic corps, the French state institutions, and the Belarusian Diaspora. According to him, the Belarusian Music Seasons in France will feature classical and popular music performed by both professional and amateur groups...
19 Apr 2016
Anna Karaseva 2nd at FEI World Cup leg in Ratomka
In the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music event Anna Karaseva scored 75.45% out of 100% points. Russia’s Inessa Merkulova and her horse scored 75.67% to claim gold. Third was Russia’ Marina Aframeyeva and her Wax (74.27%)...
19 Apr 2016
Wreaths on behalf of Belarus president laid at memorials in Germany
Belarusian diplomats took part in the wreath laying ceremonies on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Seelow Heights, the liberation of the concentration camps Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen...
19 Apr 2016
Plans to restore Grodno-Kaunas waterway as part of cross-border program
The idea is to build an international waterway along the Neman river, which will contribute to the creation and promotion of cross-border tourism products. Besides, this will help establish connection with Poland via the Augustow Canal...
19 Apr 2016
Another three Belarusian sites get international status
These are the reserves Drozbitka-Svina, Iput River Floodplain and Dikoe Fen Mire (located in the National Park Belovezhskaya Pushcha). They have been included in the World List of Wetlands of International Importance. At the moment 23 territories in Belarus have this status...
19 Apr 2016
Naroch in top three most visited resorts in CIS
The top five features Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Lake Naroch (Belarus), the Caspian Sea (Baku, Azerbaijan), and Lake Sevan (Armenia)...
18 Apr 2016
Israeli airline Arkia starts flying to Minsk
The Israeli airline Arkia will launch flights to Minsk on 18 April. Passengers will now have a chance to fly from the Belarusian capital to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on Monday and Friday, with the possibility of connecting flights to Eilat and Haifa...
17 Apr 2016
Nordic Film Festival in Minsk to feature eight films
The main goal of the festival is to show the Belarusian audience the latest Nordic films which tell about the life and mentality of the inhabitants of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. The slogan of the Northern Lights Nordic Film Festival 2016 is Everyday Beauty...
15 Apr 2016
Belarusian movies promoted in Argentina
The Argentinian market is interesting for Belarus because the country has opted to reduce the number of American movies screened in movie theaters and is therefore on the lookout for alternative products...
15 Apr 2016
Center of Belarusian language to open in Pakistan
The project was discussed alongside with other areas of bilateral cooperation in the education sphere during the visit of the Belarusian delegation led by First Deputy Education Minister Vadim Bogush to Pakistan on 11-15 April...
15 Apr 2016
Belarusian projects win two nominations in 100 Ideas for CIS exhibition
A total of 38 unique projects from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia were nominated for the 100 Ideas for CIS contest. Winners of the contest will be able to apply for international grants later on...
14 Apr 2016
Belarusian weightlifter Darya Pochobut wins European silver
Darya Pochobut took an individual gold medal in her third attempt in the snatch (106kg). She then showed her best - 130kg - in the clean and jerk to clinch silver with the total of 236kg (106kg+130kg)...
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