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5 Apr 2016
Residential building in Minsk to get Serbian painter’s name
This building will bear a name of its own just like other buildings in the complex. This one will be named after the famous Serbian artist Paja Jovanovic. Belarus’ largest and most unusual residential complex Mayak Minsk is being built by the company Dana Holdings...
4 Apr 2016
Ancient gold coins found during metro construction works in Minsk
All the found coins are of 5-ruble nominal value. The coins have been handed to the administration of Minsk’s Oktyabrsky District for temporary storage. Then they will be transported to the Museum of the History of Minsk...
4 Apr 2016
Capella Cracoviensis to perform chamber music in Polotsk on 7 April
“The guests from Krakow will take part in the festival for the first time. Capella Cracoviensis is a Baroque ensemble comprising eminent musicians from Poland, the Netherlands, France, and Finland. Their special feature is that they perform early music"...
4 Apr 2016
Belarusian, Polish travel companies to partake in forum at Augustow Canal
“The Augustow Canal is drawing more and more enthusiasts of active leisure including cycling, water tourism, and hiking. People in our neighboring countries also show interest in this unusual tourist destination"...
4 Apr 2016
Orsha school teachers to get on-the-job training in China
"We will also train our personnel in order to shift from facultative studies to the inclusion of the Chinese language into the curriculum. As one of our future plans, we will set up an interregional center, an Office of Confucius"...
4 Apr 2016
Two medals for Belarus at FIG Pesaro World Cup
Leader of the Belarusian national team Melitina Staniouta clinched silver in the Ball routine with the total of 18,500 points. Gold went to Ukraine’s Ganna Rizatdinova (18,650)...
4 Apr 2016
Czech cultural center may be opened in Brest
The first step towards setting up the cultural center will be the Czech language courses that will be organized under the aegis of the Honorary Consulate by the new academic year...
3 Apr 2016
Minsk to host short film festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile 8-17 April
The program of the festival features short films from more than 100 countries. The audience will be invited to enjoy experimental films, documentaries, live-action and animated films...
1 Apr 2016
Mass Media in Belarus expo to take place in Pobeditelei Avenue
The 20th exhibition will take place on 11-14 May. The expo will comprise roundtable sessions, seminars and master classes with the participation of leading journalists and media experts, presentation events...
1 Apr 2016
Kirill Shimko named ambassador of Gazprom’s Football for Friendship project
Last year, Belarus’ Football for Friendship ambassador was singer Teo. He gave Kirill Shimko a symbolic friendship bracelet thereby promoting the key values of friendship, equality, fairness, health, and peace...
31 Mar 2016
2nd European Games capital can be named at EOC General Assembly in Minsk
“We are confident that if Belarus announced its readiness to host these large-scale competitions, the country would be granted such a right,” said Maxim Ryzhenkov...
31 Mar 2016
About 200 scientists to gather for Chernobyl conference in Belarus on 21-22 April
According to the source, the international scientific conference Chernobyl: 30 Years Later will take place in the Radiobiology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 21-22 April. The main highlights of the conference will include radiobiological and radioecological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, radioecological aspects of the rehabilitation of territories...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: April 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Mar 2016
Belarusian polar explorers to return from Antarctica in summer
“According to the latest reports we are getting from the expedition, with which we are constantly in touch, they are supposed to arrive in Saint Petersburg on board of the Russian research vessel Akademik Fyodorov on 1 June. After that we can expect them to appear shortly in Belarus”...
31 Mar 2016
Photo exhibition Together for Centuries opens in Moscow
The photo exhibition tells about the political, economic and cultural cooperation between Belarus and Russia in the Union State. The documentary photos provided by the Belarusian news agency BelTA depict the achievements of the two countries on the road towards historical and spiritual unity...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus’ tourism promotion videos to be aired on Israeli television
"Matters related to the promotion of the country abroad are reflected in a number of documents, including in the recently approved state program Belarus Hospitable for 2016-2020. The program specifies the target countries, marketing activities and financing"...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus-Russia Unity Day celebrations scheduled for 4 April
Minsk and Moscow will host solemn meetings and concerts that are to be attended by representatives of government bodies and the general public of the two countries...
31 Mar 2016
Gerasimenya sets new backstroke record for Belarus
Alexandra Gerasimenya has set a new record for Belarus in the 50m backstroke event at the ongoing Swim Open Stockholm in Sweden. The Belarusian clocked 27.53 seconds in the final to finish first. Silver went to Russia’s Anastasia Fesikova (28.26)...
31 Mar 2016
Belarus may host IIHF World Championship again
"Belarus as a possible venue to host the 2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships has also been discussed. This has to be supported by the country’s corresponding bid,” Maxim Ryzhenkov said...
30 Mar 2016
Azarenka makes Miami Open semifinals
Belarus number one Victoria Azarenka advanced to the semifinals of the Miami Open defeating World No.23 Johanna Konta of the UK 6-4, 6-2...
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