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7 Jun 2017
Chagall readings in Vitebsk to gather researchers from Belarus, Russia, U.S.
The Chagall readings have been held in Vitebsk annually since 1991. In 1992 the event received an international status. Over the years dozens of researchers from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, France, the UK, Switzerland, the United States, Israel, Germany, Latvia and other countries have take part in the event...
7 Jun 2017
Japanese TV crew arrive in Vitebsk to shoot film about Belarus
The guests from Japan shot the sights of the city. They will later go around the Chagall places: the Art Center and the House-Museum (which is particularly symbolic in the year of the 130th anniversary of the birth of the artist). They will also visit the children’s school of arts. From Vitebsk, the Japanese journalists will travel to other regions, and will complete their tour in Minsk...
5 Jun 2017
Aleksandra Sasnovich honored with Fed Cup Heart Award
The Fed Cup Heart Award recognizes players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the team during Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. The award was first presented in 2009...
5 Jun 2017
Days of Minsk open in Belgrade
Minks Mayor Andrei Shorets is also expected to meet Belgrade counterpart Sinisa Mali, to visit major companies of the city and attend a business forum where Minsk will present its trade, economic and tourism opportunities...
5 Jun 2017
Minsk to host Day of Multiethnic Russia 10 June
The celebrations will take place in the Upper Town from 1pm to 6pm. The program includes performances by the song and dance groups of the public associations of the Belarusian Center of Ethnic Cultures and the Coordinating Council of the Heads of Public Associations of Russian Compatriots...
2 Jun 2017
Cosmonaut Novitsky back to Earth soon
The two men returning on board the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft are the Belarusian native Oleg Novitsky and the French cosmonaut Thomas Pesquet, a spokesman for Russia's Mission Control Center told TASS. The Soyuz MS-03 mission began on 17 November 2016. The crew members have spent 197 days in orbit. The descent capsule is expected to land at 17:10 Minsk time 147 kilometers southeast of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan...
1 Jun 2017
Belarus welcomes health tourists from 98 countries in Q1 2017
"Belarus provided medical services to representatives of 98 countries. We have doubled the export of medical services to Lithuania, Georgia, and Poland. The export of healthcare services to Australia is still on the increase,” said Vyacheslav Shilo. According to Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi, health tourism is growing each year. “Belarus has so far welcomed health tourists from 128 countries...
31 May 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: June 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
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...
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