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10 Oct 2016
Minsk named most popular destination for Russian families with children during autumn break
The list of ten most popular cities for trips with children during autumn holidays includes Minsk, Vilnius, Riga, Baku, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Prague, Budapest, Yerevan and Helsinki. Russian tourists will spend in Minsk an average of three days...
10 Oct 2016
Minsk to host plenary session of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences in 2017
Minsk will welcome more than 40 cardinals and bishops from Europe and the Vatican. Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz called it a sign of deep respect, honor and prestige for the church in Belarus and the country in general...
10 Oct 2016
Omelyusik 2nd in UCI RWC Doha 2016 team time trial
Canyon SRAM comprising Belarus’ Alena Omelyusik, Hannah Barnes of the UK, German cyclists Trixi Worrack, Lisa Brennauer, Mieke Kroger and Elena Cecchini of Italy clocked 49 minutes and 29 seconds to cover the 40km distance...
6 Oct 2016
Denis Cote to head Listapad 2016 debut program jury
The 23rd edition of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad will be held under the motto “Towards Inspiration” on 4-11 November. In Minsk Denis Cote, a participant and prizewinner of many international film festivals, will present his movies: Vic + Flo Saw A Bear, and Boris Without Beatrice...
6 Oct 2016
Belarus to chair CIS Council for Cultural Cooperation for three years starting from 2017
“Within three years, starting from 2017, the Republic of Belarus will chair the Council for Cultural Cooperation of the CIS Member States. Armenia is holding the chairmanship this year,” the Culture Ministry noted...
6 Oct 2016
Polotsk’s Museum Gates tourism project wins international contest
The Museum Gates project envisaged development of new Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus cross-border tourist routes and maps, organization of a promotional tour for travel agencies, fitting of museums with modern computers and special equipment, and participation in study visits to the museums of Polotsk District and those located abroad...
5 Oct 2016
Plans for Minsk-Islamabad air service by mid-2017
The governments of Belarus and Pakistan signed an agreement on air service on 5 October. The document creates the legal base of regulating transportation by air between the two countries...
5 Oct 2016
Children’s dance company from Belarus receives high praise at contest in Serbia
The young dancers represented Belarus at the 47th international festival of children’s art Joy of Europe in Belgrade. The performance of the Belarusian company won high praise from the organizers and guests of the festival. It was broadcast by Serbian media...
5 Oct 2016
Lukashenko’s visit to Pakistan marked with stamps dedication ceremony
Alexander Lukashenko and Nawaz Sharif left their signatures under the two stamps glued on the envelopes and sealed them. The Belarus’ Naroch National Park and Pakistan’s Saiful Muluk National Park are depicted on the stamps...
4 Oct 2016
Gomel State University to step up scientific exchange programs with China
The Gomel State University has maintained friendly relations with China for 25 years. The university and Chinese scientific institutions have signed over 20 cooperation agreements. Their implementation will focus on expanding exchange programs for scientific personnel. The efforts will be equally beneficial for both sides...
4 Oct 2016
Reytan Estate to be restored under Belarus-Poland cross-border cooperation program
The concept of the restoration of the old estate in the village of Grushevka, Lyakhovichi District, Brest Oblast (18th – early 20th centuries) suggests setting up a center for youth cooperation, which will host plein-airs, meetings and conferences. There are also plans to turn the estate into a museum. A similar facility will be set up in Poland...
3 Oct 2016
Days of Moldovan Culture in Belarus in 2017
"Yesterday’s opening of the Belarusian culture center in Chisinau was another step in this direction. We plan to hold Days of Moldovan Culture in Belarus next year and erect a monument to Belarus’ first book printer Francysk Skaryna in Chisinau”...
3 Oct 2016
Belarusian language and culture center opens in Pakistan
“Interest in the Belarusian educational system in Pakistan is big enough. The project to open the center involved a large number of students who are willing to come here, to get acquainted with our language,” Mikhail Zhuravkov said...
3 Oct 2016
Polotsk State University to host German Week on 4-7 October
German weeks take place in Belarus from 25 September to 24 October. The event aims to enhance cultural, educational, economic, and scientific ties. The Polotsk State University has joined this cultural marathon...
2 Oct 2016
Belarusian culture center opens in Chisinau
The center is located at Keramin Grand Ceramica, a center for the sale of ceramic tiles, sanitary ware and accessories which opened in September 2014. The opening ceremony was attended by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
30 Sep 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: October 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Sep 2016
Belarus’ Embassy in China marks Lukashenko’s state visit with envelope dedication ceremony
Attending the event was Belarus’ Ambassador to China Kirill Rudy and China’s Ambassador to Belarus Cui Qiming. The front of the envelope features a portrait of the Belarusian President and his message To Chinese Friends with Wishes of Wellbeing, his signature and the China Post stamp...
29 Sep 2016
Belarus’ consulate general opens in Chinese Guangzhou
A corresponding intergovernmental agreement was signed in the presence of the heads of state in Beijing on 29 September. The Finance Ministry was authorized to finance the opening and maintenance of the consulate general using the funds allocated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
29 Sep 2016
Belarus to partake in formation of Silk Road Information Belt
This is envisaged in a joint declaration which was signed by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and China President Xi Jinping after the official negotiations in Beijing. The sides are going to use Belarusian data processing centers, including those established with the participation of Chinese companies, together...
28 Sep 2016
18th-19th century Belarusian icons, bells to go on display in Warsaw on 2 October
“The exhibition ‘Gates of Faith. 18th-19th Century Belarusian Icons and Bells from the Holdings of the NASB Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture’ will open at the Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw on 2 October"...
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