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23 Dec 2015
Belavia to launch regular flight to Palanga in summer 2016
"We are planning to start flying to Palanga on 17 June 2016. The flight will be operated on a regular basis once a week on Sundays”...
23 Dec 2015
Logoisk among top three ski resorts in CIS
“In many tourist guides Logoisk is called “Belarusian Switzerland”. The resort is often compared to the Alps due to the similarities in nature and climate”...
22 Dec 2015
Belarusian culture center to be set up in China in 2016
“Last week the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus passed a draft law on the ratification of the agreement between Belarus and China on mutual establishment of cultural centers"...
22 Dec 2015
Polish Embassy issues about 370,000 visas to Belarusians in January-November 2015
Out of the total number of visas 25% of them was issued free of charge. Michal Chabros explained that Poland issues the national visas (type D) free of charge in Belarus. In addition, this year Belarusian citizens were given about 200,000 multi-entry visas...
22 Dec 2015
Greatest art collection in history on screen in Minsk 25-26 December
The film presents to the viewers the most striking works of art collected by the Popes for over 500 years. These include sculptures by Michelangelo Buonarroti and Lucio Fontana, paintings by Giotto di Bondone, Leonardo da Vinci, Merisi da Caravaggio, van Gogh, Marc Chagall, and Salvador Dali...
21 Dec 2015
Promotional video about Belarus aired by CTC International
“We will use all our possible contacts with a number of countries in order to promote this video clip on foreign channels. The interest in our country is huge. The video clip demonstrates like no other how important being a country of peace and kindness is”...
21 Dec 2015
Belarus’ Honorary Consulate opens in Brazil’s Florianopolis
The official ceremony of presenting the copies of the consular patents to newly-appointed Honorary Consul of Belarus to Florianopolis, the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil Milton Atanazio da Silva took place in Brasilia...
21 Dec 2015
Belarusian tradition of celebrating Icon of Mother of God of Budslav nominated for UNESCO list
The file "Celebration in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God of Budslav" has been nominated for the inclusion in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding this year. It is listed among the nominees which will be assessed by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee in November 2016...
21 Dec 2015
Russia’s Ivan Popov named FIDE European Rapid champion
The winner scored 10 out of 11 points. Second was Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia (9.5 points). Bronze went to Ukraine’s Vadim Razin (9 points)...
20 Dec 2015
Skardino 5th in women’s mass start in Pokljuka
Nadezhda Skardino is 14th with the total of 185 points in the IBU World Cup standings. BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 4 will take place in Oberhof, Germany on 7-10 January...
20 Dec 2015
Days of Belarusian Culture in France draw 150,000 people
As many as 36 cultural events were organized with the participation of the Belarusian Embassy in 37 French cities and towns...
20 Dec 2015
Darya Blashko tops IBU Junior Cup Biathlon standings
In the sprint the Belarusian was 3.7 seconds behind the winner, Kazakhstan’s Arina Pantova (15:07.20). One penalty prevented Darya Blashko from grabbing the gold medal. Her teammate Anastasia Anufriyeva finished 34th, 3:24.3 back with one penalty...
20 Dec 2015
Belarus 3rd in Arosa Challenge in Switzerland
For Belarus the international tournament in Switzerland became one of the stages to prepare for the 2016 IIHF World Championship which is due to take place in Saint Petersburg and Moscow in May 2016...
18 Dec 2015
Belarusian culture center in China to be set up at embassy
The Chinese side has opted in favor of a separate building. “We are providing them with assistance in their search for an appropriate plot of land or building,” Irina Driga added...
18 Dec 2015
Chess in Schools program to be introduced in Belarus in 2016
At first the project will be run as an optional out-of-school activity at Minsk and regional schools. The World Chess Federation will help with training coaches, organizing seminars and master classes, and providing educational materials...
18 Dec 2015
Belarus to present its bid to host IBU World Cup before April 2016
The IBU World Cup schedule is packed until 2018 inclusively. Belarus will not be able to host the event of such a level during this time. Bids can be submitted for the next four-year period, starting from 2019...
18 Dec 2015
FIDE European Rapid and Blitz Championships kick off in Minsk
Blitz winners will be named on the first competition day. A total of 679 chess players in the competitions played according to the Swiss 11-round system. Partaking in the Rapid Chess Championship scheduled for Saturday, 19 December, will be 800 athletes...
18 Dec 2015
BelNPP first unit to come online in November 2018
"Today we are working hard, so the time between the commissioning of the first and the second unit may be reduced. We observed a similar situation as nuclear power plants were launched in other countries"...
18 Dec 2015
Helmets, heraldic flags dating back to 11th-17th centuries on display in Gomel
The exhibition traces the evolution of arms manufacture on the territory of present-day Belarus. The exhibition has been organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the Radziwill family. The central piece on display is the presumably lost helmet from the armor suit of Mikolaj Krzysztof Radziwill Czarny...
17 Dec 2015
Belavia to perform flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada next summer
“In the new season we will resume flying to Sharm el-Sheikh. That’s for sure. Booking and sale of Egypt tours for the spring and summer are already underway,” Igor Cherginets said...
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