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21 Jan 2016
Number of centenarians in Belarus at 531
The national figures suggest women are outnumbering men when it comes to reaching milestone birthdays, with 464 out of 531 being females...
21 Jan 2016
Armenia to be guest of honor at Minsk Book Fair
The book fair will showcase best products of the national and foreign book publishing industries. The program of the forum features many cultural and business events. The Year of Culture in Belarus will be one of the key themes of the upcoming event along with the preparations for the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing...
21 Jan 2016
Prayer for Christian Unity in St. Javier Cathedral in Grodno on 23 January
The church service will take place on Saturday, 23 January. Partaking in the prayer will be the Roman-Catholic, Greco-Catholic, Orthodox priests and a Lutheran pastor. Representatives of different confessions are invited to attend the service...
21 Jan 2016
Eco-friendly city project will be implemented either in Brest or Vitebsk
"We see the potential of international projects. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection is actively being explored them, together with UNDP, the European Union. Some positive steps have been made in this area, including in the development of Brest Oblast"...
21 Jan 2016
Australian Open 2016: Azarenka cruises into round three
The Belarusian, currently ranked 16th in the WTA rankings, took a solid win over World No.54 Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1, 6-2 in 62 minutes...
20 Jan 2016
Polish travel agencies to study potential of Grodno Oblast health spas
There are 10 health resorts in Grodno Oblast. Over 56,100 people stayed in the region’s health resorts in 2015. ). About 14,000 holidays were booked by foreign citizens...
20 Jan 2016
Gagarin Cup to go on show in Minsk
The KHL’s major trophy, the Gagarin Cup, is presented to the winner of the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs. The Cup, made of 19kg of silver, is gold-plated and decorated with small pucks that contain the names of the winning teams...
20 Jan 2016
Cultural Center Vitebsk to mark its 65th anniversary
The main venue for the celebrations will be the concert hall Vitebsk, a subsidiary of the center. 18 creative groups holding honorary titles will present themselves in an interactive form...
19 Jan 2016
Rudensk, Smolevichi to be first to evolve as Minsk satellite towns
"We are developing a new architectural landscape for the satellite towns and will give residential buildings a completely new look,” Alexander Volovich said...
19 Jan 2016
Belarusian Andrei Skabelka among KHL All-Star Game coaches
The Belarusian specialist will be taking part in his second All-Star Game. In 2015, he replaced Zinetula Bilyaletdinov who could not come to Sochi, the venue of the hockey show...
19 Jan 2016
Belarus and Belarusians exhibition to tour Europe, Asia in 2016
The project briefly presents the nation’s history and cultural achievements showing Belarusian people as an integral part of the international community...
19 Jan 2016
Azarenka storms into Australian Open round two
Belarus number one Victoria Azarenka, currently ranked 16th in the WTA rankings, secured the double bagel against World No.43 Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-0, 6-0 in just 49 minutes in the Australian Open 2016 first round...
19 Jan 2016
Works by Leon Bakst to go on display in Minsk
The art project will be running from 10 February till 17 April. It will mark the 150th anniversary of Leon Bakst’s birth. There will be more than 40 works of different genres on display, from paintings to costume and set designs...
19 Jan 2016
Skiing season kicks off in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
“The national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha continues developing ecotourism and education tourism programs. The new six-kilometer skiing route is an ecological path in the recreation zone of the southern part of the park"...
18 Jan 2016
Minsk to host Libraries at Night festival 22 January
During the Libraries at Night festival, guests, including well-known media persons, will read out fragments from their favorite books in Belarusian as well as foreign literature translated into the Belarusian language...
18 Jan 2016
Belarus’ travel industry to explore all-inclusive system
There are plans to establish a databank of promotional products about tourism in Belarus such as videos, commercials about the country, certain regions and cities, booklets, events calendars and more...
18 Jan 2016
Turkey visa seekers in Belarus recommended to use online visa application
According to the Turkish Embassy in Belarus, people need to obtain visas to travel to Turkey for the purpose of study, scientific activities, family reunion and residence, and work (except for staff involved in the transport of passengers and cargo)...
18 Jan 2016
Belarus receives copies of deportation orders of Austrian Jews killed in Trostenets
Austrian historian Hubert Steiner’s visit to Minsk on 15-20 January has been organized by the Belarusian embassy in Austria. For many years the historian and referent of the Austrian State Archives has studied the deportation of Austrian Jews to the death camp Trostenets during the Second World War...
18 Jan 2016
Belarus, Egypt academies of sciences sign memorandum of understanding
Belarusian and Egyptian scientists held the seminar “New avenues of research and innovative activities in Belarus and Egypt” in Cairo. The sides shared the results of the research in the areas of paramount importance for the both sides...
18 Jan 2016
Organ concert in Vitebsk to feature works by Bach
Honored Artist of Russia Lyudmila Golub will present an organ concert at the Vitebsk Oblast Philharmonic Hall on 21 January. Lyudmila Golub is an organist of the world level. She gives concerts in Russia, Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Finland...
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