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6 May 2016
Minsk Forum of Street Theaters to gather participants from five countries
The forum will open with the performance Robinsonada by the experimental theater Eye in Svobody Square at 8pm on 6 May. On 7 May, the participants will take part in a carnival procession that will stretch from the intersection of Nezavisimosti Avenue and Lenina Street to Svobody Square...
5 May 2016
Belarus’ Art Museum to launch new audio guides
"The decision was taken due to many Chinese receiving education in Belarus. The majority of them do not speak Russian, and few know English. It is a difficult task. Audio guides appear on a step-by-step basis”...
5 May 2016
Buddhist art from Hermitage to be displayed in Belarus
An exhibition of Buddhist art will be arranged in Belarus on the proposal of Director General of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky. This exhibition has recently been on display in the Hermitage...
5 May 2016
Artworks from Tretyakov Gallery to go on show in Mogilev, Minsk
The 3rd national forum Museums of Belarus will be held in Mogilev in September 2016. The program of the forum will include the re-opening of the Byalynitsky-Birulya Museum, a subsidiary of the National Art Museum. The reopening of the refurbished museum will be celebrated with an exhibition of masterpieces from the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery...
5 May 2016
International projects to celebrate Ferdynand Ruszczyc’s 150th birthday
Plans have been made to organize several projects to celebrate the anniversary that will be marked in 2020. The graves of the artist and members of his family in the village of Bogdanovo, Volozhin District will be cleaned up and refurbished...
5 May 2016
Belarusian IT projects lauded at World Summit on Information Society Forum 2016
According to the source, the two projects are the Places To Go project of the Public Administration Academy under the Belarus President and the IT Education project of the educational center of the Belarusian Hi-Tech Park...
5 May 2016
Visas for visitors to Augustow Canal may be abolished by year-end 2016
“Visa-free travel helps boost the flow of tourists to our country. We will continue working in this direction. We need to develop an integrated approach, introduce it at tourist sites, and place the emphasis on event tourism,” Alexander Shamko pointed out...
5 May 2016
Belarusian icons to go on display in Vatican
The exhibition will feature 33 icons – both Orthodox and Catholic. Primarily these will be the icons from the holdings of the National Art Museum. Three written by contemporary painters will be loaned by the Minsk Charity House...
4 May 2016
Belarusian state chamber orchestra’s performance in USA praised
The visit of Belarus’ leading musical collective to the USA is a remarkable event in the cultural life of the United States of America and an important component of the Belarusian efforts aimed at improving relations with the USA...
4 May 2016
Unconquered Belarus exhibition opens in Moscow
The exhibition highlights defensive battles that occurred in Belarus in the summer of 1941, the Nazi occupation regime, the underground resistance movement and the partisan movement from inception to an all-out fight against the invaders...
4 May 2016
Wreath on Belarus’ behalf placed at Tomb to Unknown Soldier in Moscow
Flower baskets were also placed at the memorials Minsk Hero City and Brest Hero Fortress erected at the Alley of Hero Cities in the Alexander Garden. The solemn ceremony was completed with the performance of the guards of honor team and the military orchestra...
4 May 2016
Bobruisk named Belarus Capital of Culture 2017
The relevant decision was taken at a board meeting of the Culture Ministry. Over the past five years the city has done a lot in strengthening and developing the base of its cultural establishments...
4 May 2016
German photos as part of war exhibition in Polotsk
The exhibition will feature the unique photos taken by the invaders in the occupied city of Polotsk, the documents that the occupation authorities issued to Polotsk residents, newspapers, and Reichsmarks, the money of the fascist Reich in circulation in the occupied territories...
4 May 2016
Minsk named most popular travel destination for Russians during May holidays
The most popular cities for the May break are Minsk, Riga, Prague, Tallinn, Baku, Tbilisi, Vilnius, Rome, Helsinki and Belgrade. Russians came to the Belarusian capital for three days on average...
4 May 2016
Immortal Regiment participants to gather in Brest Fortress 9 May
Brest is the first Belarusian city to join the interregional historical and patriotic public campaign Immortal Regiment. Partaking in this year’s march will be over 5,000 people. Bearing photos of their relatives-heroes the participants of the event will join veterans of the Great Patriotic War in marching through the streets of Brest to the Ceremonials Square in Brest Fortress...
3 May 2016
Free Belarusian visas for foreign participants of caravan and camping festival
The international caravan and camping festival will be held on the shore of Lake Selyava in Krupki District, Minsk Oblast, on 7-10 May. The event is expected to bring together more than 200 caravaneers from 10 countries: Belarus, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia...
3 May 2016
Belarus, Russia to create new transboundary nature reserves
Belarus and Russia have agreed to step up cooperation in many areas. In particular, they will work together to protect atmospheric air, the ozone layer in the atmosphere, rare and endangered wild animals and plants...
3 May 2016
Brest Fortress history in photographs on display in Poland
The exhibition “Brest Fortress in photographs of the 20th century” is running in the Local History Museum in Kobylany. The exhibition includes 54 photographs, mostly black-and-white, from the holdings of the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex...
3 May 2016
75 apple trees to be planted in Trostenets to commemorate the start of Great Patriotic War
The youth campaign to plant apple tree seedlings will be held on 4 May to mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Partaking in the event will be around 150 members of volunteer labor brigades from all regions of Belarus...
3 May 2016
Valery Leontyev to head jury at Slavonic Bazaar
The jury of the children’s competition will be chaired by art director and chief conductor of the Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Babarikin. Representatives of 28 countries will take part in the singing and children’s competitions of the 25th International Arts Festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk...
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