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6 Jul 2017
Yanka Kupala commemorative plaques to be installed in Slovakia
Yanka Kupala is one of the brightest and most talented poets who raised the Belarusian poetry to the world level. Now the Belarusian Culture Ministry and the Yanka Kupala museum are carrying out a number of activities on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the poet. Among them are exhibitions in Serbia, Moldova, Latvia, Slovenia, and Georgia...
6 Jul 2017
Netherlands to open embassy office in Minsk 10 July
The ceremony will be attended by Vladimir Makei, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Johanna Brandt, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands...
6 Jul 2017
Belarus considering 30-day visa-free program for China
“Such an agreement was reached after the meeting of the Presidents of Belarus and China in May. Now we are working on introducing visa-free entry for Chinese citizens traveling to Belarus with general civil passports for up to 30 days,” Mikhail Portnoi noted...
5 Jul 2017
Azarenka through to Wimbledon third round
World No. 683 Victoria Azarenka ousted No.16 Russian Yelena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 38 minutes to reach the Wimbledon third round. Azarenka extended her head-to-head record against Vesnina to 8-0...
4 Jul 2017
Monument to Belarus’ first book printer Francysk Skaryna in Chisinau
The Moldovan government adopted the relevant decision at a meeting on 4 July on the initiative of the Moldovan Ministry of Culture with a view to perpetuating the memory of the famous Belarusian printer and on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the first book in the Belarusian language celebrated this year...
4 Jul 2017
Belarus anthem performed near Royal Palace in Madrid
It was the first this event was held in the Spanish capital. The anthem was performed by the Belarusian diplomats, representatives of the Belarusian Diaspora, Spanish citizens, friends of the cultural association “Slavic Meetings” and also the Spanish group Vox Calermian that performs songs in Belarusian...
4 Jul 2017
Over 400 scientists to partake in international symposium on biodiversity at BSU
The International Symposium on Euro-Asian Biodiversity at Belarusian State University (BSU) will bring together more than 400 scientists from 5 to 8 July. The list of participants includes scientists from the CIS member states, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Romania, Japan, and the United Kingdom...
4 Jul 2017
Over 1m people take part in Independence Day celebrations in Belarus
“Belarus’ Independence Day celebrations took place in Minsk, oblast and district capitals. They attracted more than 1 million people. The public order was maintained,” the message reads...
4 Jul 2017
Azarenka, Sobolenko off to winning start in Wimbledon
Victoria Azarenka, No. 683 in the WTA rankings, defeated Catherine Bellis of the United States, No. 40, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. The match lasted for 1 hour 45 minutes. In the second round Victoria Azarenka will face Elena Vesnina of Russia, No. 16 in the rankings...
4 Jul 2017
Azarenka, Sobolenko into Wimbledon second round
Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (world No. 683) sealed her comeback to Wimbledon with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 victory over American Catherine Bellis (No. 40). Victoria will next face Elena Vesnina of Russia who beat beat Anna Blinkova 6-4, 5-7, 6-2...
3 Jul 2017
Khoroshki perform in French Lyon
The concert featured singing, instrumental and dance pieces from Khoroshki’s repertoire which reflects the music and dance traditions of the Belarusian people...
3 Jul 2017
Photo exhibition opens in Tokyo to mark 25 years of Belarus-Japan friendship
The exhibition has been prepared by the embassy of Belarus together with BelTA and Belarusian compatriots. The exhibition reflects the timeline of Belarus-Japan cooperation in the 1990-2010s...
3 Jul 2017
Belarus wins 50m butterfly gold at European Junior Swimming Championships in Netanya
In her favorite 50m butterfly the Belarusian showed a good result of a good result of 26.75 seconds in the semifinals. In the final race, she covered the distance even faster for 26.53 seconds...
30 Jun 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: July 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
28 Jun 2017
Marc Chagall’s square opened in Jerusalem
According to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov, the event confirms the special attitude of the Israelis towards the art of the prominent painter, the 130th anniversary of whose birthday will be marked soon. Over 50 years ago Marc Chagall created unique mosaics and tapestries for the buildings of the Israeli parliament and the Hadassah Medical Center...
28 Jun 2017
Belarusian State University on ShanghaiRanking's list 2017
This release contains rankings of universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. In total, more than 4,000 universities were ranked, 1,409 out of them were included in the final ranking, among them 12 Russian and a Belarusian university...
28 Jun 2017
Vietnam delegation visits Great Patriotic War museum
The delegation of Vietnam accompanying Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang on his official visit to Belarus visited the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. The visitors viewed the museum’s exposition, learned about the feat of the Belarusian people during the war...
27 Jun 2017
Minsk to host 2018 Track Cycling World Cup
The event will be held in Chizhovka Arena on 19-21 January. It will be the fifth world cup, the last one in the 2017-2018 season...
27 Jun 2017
Minsk to host international conference on tourism 6-7 July
The conference will bring together representatives of ministries, city and regional tourist administrations, non-governmental organizations working in tourism and also experts in the field of marketing and branding, speakers from leading international organizations and companies specializing in the marketing and branding of countries...
27 Jun 2017
Logos of five tourist areas designed in Belarus under EU project
The project involves five pilot regions: Polotsk, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Myadel District and Lake Naroch, Mstislavl, Augustow Canal. The tourism development strategies have been drawn up for these regions...
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