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31 May 2017
Art groups from Poland, Lithuania to take part in Polonaise 2017 festival
The festival will be held for the 13th time. On 3 June, Slonim will bring together more than 20 art groups for adults and children, dancing, singing and other companies, professional and amateur groups. Partaking in the forum will be art groups from Poland and Lithuania, Belarus’ Grodno Oblast and Brest Oblast...
31 May 2017
Belarus-Russia action movie Black Dog to premiere in 2018
Black Dog is a four-episode film about fight against terrorism based on a novel by Nikolai Cherginets, scripted by Gleb Shprigov and directed by Alexander Franskevich-Laye. Black Dog is now at the editing stage. It will be released in theaters and on TV...
30 May 2017
Avant-garde art of Belarus and Italy on display in Minsk
At the exhibition, visitors will see the bright landscapes by Dottori, the childishly naive view of Marc Chagall, the paintings with a high emotional pitch by Soutine, and the puzzling works by Nadia Khodasevich Leger. All together they make an interesting project that will surely draw many visitors, Viktor Babariko said...
30 May 2017
Painters from nine countries to draw pictures of Mogilev sights
“They are creative people. A lot depends on their mood and inspiration,” noted Alla Galushko. “Some of them may create only one work while other ones will be inspired to create a series. All the pictures will be presented as a gift to the oblast capital in timing with the city’s 750th anniversary”...
30 May 2017
Number of visa-free visitors to Belarus exceeds 20,000
Aleksei Begun noted that the statistics related to the five-day visa-free travel in Belarus is monitored real-time. “Since 12 February, more than 20,000 foreign nationals have taken advantage of the visa-free travel opportunity. They come for different short-term purposes such as business and tourism”...
29 May 2017
Belarus to demonstrate 40 paintings by artists from 25 countries during Expo 2017 in Astana
The exhibition will feature works of prominent artists from countries located along the Silk Road Economic Belt. Those are about 40 pictures painted by artists from 25 countries. The exhibition is supposed to symbolize understanding via art and across borders...
29 May 2017
Minsk to host Day of Sweden 3 June
The festival of Swedish language, culture, history, education, music and cuisine will wrap up the Week of Sweden that kicked off in the Belarusian capital on 29 May. On Saturday the Upper Town of the capital will host a concert of the choir Concordia and the symphony trio Vytoki. Piotr Klyuyev’s cover band will perform the hits of ABBA, Ace of Base, Roxette, the Cardigans...
29 May 2017
Pope Francis awards gold medal to priest from Belarus
Pope Francis has awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (for Church and Pontiff) decoration to 75-year-old priest Jozef Zaniewski from Belarus who has been serving in Russia for many years. The medal was presented during a Holy Mass in Moscow. The event marked the priest’s retirement after 26 years of service...
29 May 2017
Belarusian and Chinese history museums to set up joint projects
Lu Zhangshen stressed that the document is of great importance as it aims to foster Belarus-China scientific and cultural relations, preserve, explore, and promote Belarusian and Chinese cultural heritage. The memorandum will help discuss the initiatives on cooperation between the two museums in order to exchange as much cultural and historical information as possible. This will help Belarusians and Chinese develop friendly relations, Lu Zhanghen is concerned...
29 May 2017
Chinese opera singers, artists to perform in Grodno
The Chinese art teams will perform in the Grodno Oblast Drama Theater in late June 2017. Apart from these performances, the Chinese side will hold an exhibition to showcase China’s intangible heritage and help Belarusians learn more about the best achievements of the Chinese culture and art...
29 May 2017
Karsten wins silver at 2017 European Rowing Championships
Victoria Thornley of the UK clocked 7:34.23 to claim gold. The Belarusian showed the time of 7:34.92. Third was Annekatrin Thiele of Germany with the time of 7:35.79...
27 May 2017
Belarusian drama theater to host exhibition by Italian photographers
The 2017 edition of the exhibition highlights one city, namely Rome. The members of Gruppo Fotografico Genzano captured different shades of the city from sunset to dawn. The photographers come to Belarus to present their works and take pictures that they will later showcase at different exhibitions...
27 May 2017
Belarus’ Tatyana Kholodovich wins IAAF Diamond League javelin throw in Eugene
The Belarusian threw her javelin 66.30m in her best attempt...
27 May 2017
2017 Scripteast Special Mention for Belarusian scriptwriters in Cannes
The 2017 ScriptTeast project for scriptwriters from Eastern and Central Europe featured a Belarusian entry for the first time. The initial stages of the ScriptTeast competition were held in Poland and Germany, during the Berlin International Film Festival. The project wrapped up in Cannes...
26 May 2017
Lukashenko about his youngest son: Regular student, regular school
“If you think that he is a special child, there is nothing of the kind. He is like other children. He wakes up at 7 o’clock, starts school at 8,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “He is a regular student in a regular school. Yes, everybody understands that he is a son of the president. But, thanks God, he does not like to get more attention than is needed”...
26 May 2017
School student shows self-assembled 3D printer to Belarus president
According to the teenager, it is an economy-class 3D printer, which costs about $250, yet its performance is on par with that of expensive commercial-grade products. Danila Yeliseyev assembled the 3D printer at home and has already made arrangements for acquiring the necessary parts to assemble more 3D printers. In his words, there is demand for the product...
25 May 2017
Belarusian Culture Days begin in Vietnam with magnificent art performance
Taking part in the concert were the State Dance Company of Belarus, the artist Anatoly Taras, and Victoria Aleshko, a soloist of the Youth Variety Theater, an Honored Artist of Belarus. An exhibition Rays of Inspiration by the painter Vasily Yasyuk and an exposition Belarus and Belarusians by the National History Museum opened in the Vietnamese center for art and culture exhibitions...
25 May 2017
Children to begin ice hockey training at age of 6 in Belarus
“Our ice hockey training schools used to accept seven-year-old children. Taking into account the opinions of specialists, the Healthcare Ministry, the Sport and Tourism Ministry, the Education Ministry decided that it is possible to begin ice hockey training at the age of six. This is global experience,” Semyon Shapiro said. To make it easier for parents to buy necessary equipment, the president gave an instruction to solve these issues, for example, to set up the production of sports uniform and other gear...
25 May 2017
Belarus’ top tourist destinations identified
Belarus’ top tourism destinations also include the museum of ancient crafts and technologies Dudutki, the World War Two memorial Khatyn, and a sightseeing tour of the city of Minsk. “Those are one-day tours. The tours, which popularity is increasing, are more related to Brest, the Minsk-Brest motorway, and respectively [the national park] Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Interest in Grodno is also strong"...
25 May 2017
Diverse program for Kupalye festival in Shklov
The show on the main stage of the festival on 8 July will feature singers and circus artists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The circus sets will have a single storyline. Entertaining musical interludes will be performed by circus artists and popular singers...
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