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23 Nov 2016
Crested lark declared Bird of the Year 2017 in Belarus
The Bird of the Year 2017 will be featured on posters in the subway and, by tradition, graffitied on the wall of one of the houses in Minsk. The National Bank of Belarus and the Belpochta mail service are planning to release coins and postage stamps depicting the bird of the year...
23 Nov 2016
Minsk to host Lisbon to Vladivostok exhibition of modern art
The exhibition will open at the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery in Minsk on 21 December to mark the end of Year of Culture in Belarus. The exposition will display works of contemporary artists from more than 25 cities in Eurasia. This large-scale is considered to become one of the brightest projects of Year of Culture...
23 Nov 2016
International Modern Choreography Festival to open in Vitebsk 23 November
The opening ceremony of the dance forum in the Vitebsk Concert Hall will include a presentation of the participants of the international dance competition, 32 dance companies from European countries and China. The program of the opening ceremony will include Radu Poklitaru’s Giselle by Kiev Modern Ballet...
22 Nov 2016
Paris exhibitions mark Leon Bakst’s 150th birthday
Leon Bakst, born in Grodno, is famous, first of all, for his scene and costume designs for Sergei Dyagilev’s Russian Seasons ballet performances that were a success in Paris and London in the early 20th century. With the decision of UNESCO General Conference at its 38th session, Leon Bakst’s anniversary was included into the UNESCO List of Memorable Dates for 2016-2017...
22 Nov 2016
Cross-border cycling route to connect Belarus and Scandinavia
"We work hard to develop cycling routes, create the necessary infrastructure in the park and include our routes in the European cycle route network that already features the Green Velo trail between the Baltic countries and Transcarpathia and the R11 Greece-Scandinavia route"...
22 Nov 2016
Belarus’ Days of Culture in Laos
The Days opened on 20 November and will run through 24 November in Vientiane. The program features performances by the Belarusian state folk music company Svyata, the exposition “Belarus and Belarusians” from the stocks of the National History Museum of Belarus...
22 Nov 2016
IFMC 2016 to kick off with Kiev Modern Ballet show in Minsk
The concert program of the dancing forum will kick off with a show from Kiev Modern Ballet. The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus will present Radu Poklitaru’s Giselle. The program will include performances from the leading dance companies of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, France, Sweden, Norway...
21 Nov 2016
Belarus wins children’s music festival in Serbia
Partaking in the festival were representatives of 13 countries. Young singer from Mogilev Maria Magilnaya claimed the Grand Prix of the 10th international children’s music festival which completed with a gala concert in Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina, on 21 November...
21 Nov 2016
Russian Science and Culture Center opens in Gomel
The opening of the center coincided with the opening of the Tibetan Buddhist Art exhibition “Abode of Charity” from the State Hermitage Museum at the Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches in Gomel...
18 Nov 2016
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians during New Year holidays
The list of top ten cities included Prague, Tallinn, Minsk, Rome, Berlin, Riga, Vilnius, Paris, and Helsinki...
18 Nov 2016
International conference in Minsk to bring together young scientists from six countries
The forum will bring together over 300 young scientists, graduate and undergraduate university students, and school students from different parts of Belarus and also young researchers from five countries, namely Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and France...
18 Nov 2016
Inclusive Belarus regional campaign to start 21 November
The campaign is run by the United Nations in cooperation with state-run organizations and NGOs with the participation of representatives of business and international community. The event will continue the initiative UN70 Belarus Express for Sustainable Development Goals and is aimed at raising the awareness in the society about discrimination, barriers, and inequality...
17 Nov 2016
Plans to set up center of Chinese medicine in Gomel
A relevant agreement was reached during the visit of an official delegation of Gomel Oblast to China’s Sichuan Province. The delegation met with representatives of the Sichuan Provincial Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the city of Chengdu. The Chinese side was invited to consider several potential sites for the center...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko calls for more transparency in investigation of doping scandals in sport
“Athletes can win without doping, pharmaceuticals, but we need to make sure the playing field is level for all. This industry needs to be open to all"...
16 Nov 2016
Visa-free travels in Grodno in spotlight during tourism expo in Warsaw
A common stand has been prepared to highlight how tourists can visit the Augustow Canal Park and the surrounding territory without visas for a period of five days. Belarusian travel agencies will present their own stands. The potential of healthcare tourism in Grodno Oblast with a focus on sanatoriums in the visa-free zone will be presented as well...
16 Nov 2016
Hotel built with participation of Turkish investor inaugurated in Ostrovets
Sun Hotel is the first facility of a kind in Ostrovets. The hotel can accommodate over 100 guests. The 6-story building has more than 60 rooms: single and double, VIP-rooms. The construction of a restaurant, a pizzeria, a conference room, fitness parlor, sports halls is underway...
15 Nov 2016
Belarus’ Junior Eurovision entry draws spot in first part of Grand Final
Belarus’ entry Alexander Minyonok and the Vitebsk show ballet company Sensatsiya walked along the Red Carpet. Alexander Minyonok drew 13th spot during the draw ceremony, which means that he would perform in the first part of the showl. The organizers will later decide upon the exact final runnign order in each of the groups...
15 Nov 2016
Korean Film Days in Brest on 17-20 November
Films will be screened in the Belarus Cinema House in original with Russian subtitles. Brest residents and visitors will see six films produced in the Republic of Korea. These will be a historical drama, family, romantic and music comedies, and a detective-melodrama...
14 Nov 2016
Belarus to spend about $50m on 2nd European Games
The President added that there are many sports facilities in country, the construction of the Dinamo stadium is in progress, plans have been made to erect a national football stadium...
11 Nov 2016
Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2016
The program of Listapad Film Festival 2016 included over 160 films from 52 countries: world premieres, feature films and documentaries, debut films from young filmmakers, national retrospectives, out-of-competition screenings...
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