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16 Dec 2016
Belarus opens embassy in Spain
A number of political, economic and cultural events marked the start of Belarus’ diplomatic mission in Spain. On 15-16 December a Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov paid a working visit to Spain...
16 Dec 2016
First biometric passports in Belarus by 2018 year-end
“We expect to start issuing biometric passports for travel abroad and ID-cards by the end of 2018,” Alexei Begun said. He recalled that in accordance with the plan for the development of biometric technologies for 2014-2018, Belarus carried out a set of measures to infuse national documents with biometric technologies...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus to help Belarus to help build national library, metro in Vietnambuild national library, metro in Vietnam
The Ambassador said that all the Vietnamese delegations that visit Minsk go on a tour of the National Library of Belarus without fail. He believes the library is a vivid manifestation of the preservation and support of the cultural and educational wealth of the country. “This is why people in Hanoi know the National Library of Belarus well,” explained Le Anh...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus donates Francysk Skaryna Book Legacy to libraries of Rome, Vatican
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Italy Alexander Guryanov and Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky...
16 Dec 2016
Exhibition of Belarusian icons opens in Spain
These are the masterpieces of the ancient Belarusian art that have not left Belarus before. The exhibition titled as The Mystery of Time and Spirit (the Apostles and Prophets. Belarusian icons of the 17th -18th centuries)...
14 Dec 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton inaugurated in Minsk
The 14-storied hotel is part of the Galleria Minsk multipurpose complex. It includes 175 guest rooms, including 46 twin guest rooms and two accessible rooms, 17 suites and a presidential suite...
14 Dec 2016
Peace Light from Bethlehem to arrive in Belarus 15 December
It is expected that the Peace Light from Bethlehem will arrive at the Minsk Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary on 17 December. The light will be brought to Minsk parishes on the following day...
13 Dec 2016
Over 200 events held as part of Inclusive Belarus campaign
The wide-scale information campaign spanned Minsk and all regional centers of Belarus. The campaign focused on such important issues as inclusion, equality and equal opportunities for all regardless of age, gender, health, color of skin, religion or ethnicity...
13 Dec 2016
Nomination file on Saint Euphrosyne’s spiritual legacy to be ready by 1 February
Belarusian specialists from Polotsk have been working on it in cooperation with experts from Russia’s State Hermitage Museum. They have established that the Transfiguration Church in Polotsk was built in 1127-1135, rather than in 1161...
13 Dec 2016
Belarusian winners, medalists of 2016 Olympic Games honored with state awards
Member of the Belarusian Paralympic team Igor Boky, member of the Belarusian trampoline team Vladislav Goncharov have been honored with the Orders of Fatherland 3rd Class...
13 Dec 2016
Belarusian Angelina Vasilevskaya wins Berliner Perle top prize
It is the first time that a Belarusian has won Berliner Perle over 15 years of its history. This year, there were 41 finalists coming from 15 countries...
12 Dec 2016
Dolph Lundgren tests Belarusian armored recon vehicle
According to the source, the actor did not drive the car but took a passenger seat. “I like the armored vehicle that has been made here, in Belarus. It drives well and it definitely has a fine suspension,” the actor noted after the test drive...
12 Dec 2016
Little Belarusians dazzle in The Nutcracker in France
The students of The Marina Vezhnovets Ballet School participated in the first Belarusian Theater Seasons in France, held in the cities of Clemont-Ferrand and Lyon. Marina Vezhnovets, the founder of the children ballet school, is a principal dancer of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus...
12 Dec 2016
Belarus promo video wins top prize at festival in Kazakhstan
57 authors submitted their works for the festival. The final round featured participants from 11 countries. The promo video “Belarus. The Place to Live” was praised by the international jury and received the Best Director Award...
10 Dec 2016
Belarusian swimmer Pavel Sankovich wins bronze in Canada
The Belarusian swimmer clocked 23.03 seconds to touch third behind Junya Koga from Japan (22.85 seconds) and Jeremy Stravius from France (22.99)...
9 Dec 2016
Silver for Belarus at Junior & U23 European Weightlifting Championships in Israel
In the women’s -69kg event Anastasia Mikhalenko lifted a total of 222kg (97kg+125kg), after performing successfully all six attempts (three in the snatch and three in the jerk). Nadezhda Likhacheva of Russia took gold with the total of 235kg (105kg+130kg)...
8 Dec 2016
Belarusian icons to go on display in Spain
These are the masterpieces of the ancient Belarusian art that have not left Belarus before. The exhibition entitled “The Mystery of Time and Spirit” (the Apostles and Prophets. Belarusian icons of the 17th -18th centuries) will open in the El Greco Museum in Toledo on 16 December...
8 Dec 2016
Artis 2016 Grand Prix goes to children’s theater company from Grodno
The results of the international award for creative kids and youth Artis 2016 were reviewed at the Music Hall State Theater (St. Petersburg). The Grand Prix in the Theater Creativity nomination went to the children’s theater company from Grodno with their fantasy Buzzy-Wuzzy Busy Fly. Partaking in the final events were 13 theaters, with over 400 children’s theater companies from Russia and other CIS countries competing for the trip...
7 Dec 2016
Audio description of Marc Chagall museum presented in Vitebsk
The audio guide for visually challenged people was created as part of the Belarusian-Polish project. "The project had been implemented in two Belarusian museums — the National Art Museum in Minsk and the Marc Chagall Museum in Vitebsk. The Marc Chagall Museum was chosen because the painter is known all over the world. People in Poland love his works, too,” noted Paulina Pielech...
7 Dec 2016
Raubichi to host IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in 2019
The complex has hosted many high-level competitions, including three biathlon world championships. After the renovations Raubichi hosted the 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships. The Legends’ Race in Raubichi, which featured many prominent biathletes, was a success in 2015 and 2016...
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