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5 Sep 2016
MFA in favor of setting up Belarusian House in Minsk
The Minister believes that such building can house the Museum of the Belarusian Diaspora, organizations that are engaged in development of cooperation with the Belarusians living abroad, various societies of friendship organizations of foreign students who studied in Belarus...
5 Sep 2016
Belarus lose to Slovenia, miss out on 2018 Olympic berth
In the crucial game of the Olympic qualification Dave Lewis’ men lost to Slovenia 2-3 in a shootout. Rok Ticar gave Slovenia a two-goal advantage in the first half of the game. Andrei Stepanov also scored two on the home side...
2 Sep 2016
Krakow-Warsaw-Grodno rail service to be launched on 4 September
The project aims to enhance the competitive ability and appeal of rail passenger service, better satisfy the demand for international rail travel, and promote the development of tourist routes...
1 Sep 2016
Renewed expositions, autumn quest at Belarus’ Art Museum in September
The September Night program will also offer a special autumn quest, poems from talented young poets, dance and theater plays, and also children’s playgrounds...
1 Sep 2016
Best African athletes to take part in 2016 Minsk Half Marathon
“This year well-known athletes are expected to come. We, organizers, are happy about it. Of course, we hope for a victory of Belarus’ Olga Mazurenok. However, she will have serious competition from African runners”...
1 Sep 2016
Belarus’ national expo opens in Tbilisi
“The national expo is the largest exhibition event of Belarus abroad in 2016, and is one of the main exhibition events of the year in Georgia. The expo shows the trade and economic potential of Belarus, strengthens the country's reputation as a manufacturer and exporter of high-quality goods and services, and increases the Made in Belarus brand recognition”...
31 Aug 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: September 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Aug 2016
Lake Naroch in top three CIS resorts popular with Russian tourists
The top five features Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Lake Naroch (Belarus), Lankaran (the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan), and Lake Sevan (Armenia)...
31 Aug 2016
Polotsk to host Skaryna Days in September
The forum held in the run-up to the Belarusian Written Language Day will bring together the representatives of the Belarusian towns partaking in the initiative the Child-Friendly Town. Besides, Polotsk will welcome guests from Russia, Latvia, and Lithuania...
30 Aug 2016
Belarus bids to host IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship 2021
According to him, the official documents have been sent to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Belarus will know who it will compete with at the upcoming IIHF Congress. Belarus plans to hold the world championship on two arena: Minsk Arena and Chizhovka Arena which hosted the 2014 IIHF World Championship...
29 Aug 2016
Belarus to host birding championship Birdrace 2016
"The competition will be traditionally held on the first Saturday of September. The task of each four-member team is to spot as many bird species as possible within 12 hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. We invite bird enthusiasts from around the world to participate in the tournament held once a year”...
26 Aug 2016
Silver medals for Belarus at World Rowing U23 Championships
In the Women’s Double Sculls the Belarusian team clocked 7 minutes 29.260 seconds to clinch silver. The UK took gold in 7 minutes 23.460 seconds. Bronze went to Romania (7 minutes 31.200 seconds)...
26 Aug 2016
Alexander Triput to lead Team Belarus into Paralympic stadium in Rio
Twenty-one Belarusian athletes will compete in five sports at the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on 7-18 September. Master of sports of international class Anna Konyuk has been named captain of Team Belarus...
25 Aug 2016
German mobile cinema to present silent movies in Mir
In her words, the complex will host an open-air film screening with a violin (Tobias Rank) and piano (Gunthard Stephan) live music. The audience will be offered films of Charlie Chaplin, the most famous comedian of the 20th century, and also of American actor and film director Harold Lloyd...
25 Aug 2016
Visa-free travels to three more nature reserves in Belarus under consideration
Developing transboundary ecological tourism is important as well. Such ecological routes in the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha have been available for quite some time now. Tourists, who travel in the Belarusian part of this forest, can visit the Polish part, too, provided they have Schengen visas...
24 Aug 2016
Belarusian exhibition in Helsinki to highlight Yanka Kupala’s connections with Finland
The literary and documentary exhibition will cast light on a little-known episode of the poet’s life and work, his trip to Finland. And now, years after that trip, his sketches continue to convey his admiration of Finland’s nature and local life...
24 Aug 2016
Bobruisk may become next CIS Capital of Culture
Its results will be summed up in December, when the title of the Belarusian Capital of Culture will pass on from Molodechno to Bobruisk. The decision to award the title to Bobruisk was announced in May 2016...
24 Aug 2016
Minsk City Day half marathon expected to draw around 20,000
“Registration is underway. Applications are open till 31 August. We expect up to 20,000 participants,” said Svetlana Demeshko. Last year, the event brought together over 15,000 runners...
24 Aug 2016
New extreme sports park to open on Minsk City Day
The Minsk international rollers’ marathon will take place in the Partizansky and Pervomaisky neighborhoods to mark the opening of the facility...
23 Aug 2016
Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal introduced in Belarus
The facilitation of visiting conditions will help attract more tourists to the Augustow Canal, provide jobs to local people, raise the inflow of investments for the development of the Augustow Canal’s infrastructure, and hold more large-scale international tourism and sports events...
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