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9 Nov 2015
Belavia satisfied with Sharm el-Sheikh airport security measures, will continue charter flights
Representatives of the Belavia security service and management held working meetings with representatatives of the Sharm el-Sheikh international airport, the Egyptian intelligence services, the police and the army...
9 Nov 2015
Film expert: Belarusians show interest in Japanese films
The retrospective screening of the best films marks the 120th anniversary of the Japanese film company Shochiku. Among the pictures to be screened in the Belarusian capital will be masterpieces of such recognized masters as Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Shohei Imamura, Kenji Mizoguchi and others...
7 Nov 2015
Belarus win Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Latvia
Following the victories over Italy (1-0) and Latvia (4-3) Dave Lewis’ team had every chance to win the tournament and it used it to the full in the game against Japan...
6 Nov 2015
Vadim Abdrashitov receives special prize of Belarus President at Listapad 2015
Vadim Abdrashitov noted that it is a pleasure for him to receive the award in Belarus because his career and life are closely connected with Minsk, the city which, in his words, has changed a lot in recent years...
6 Nov 2015
Belarus biathlon training camp opens in Vuokatti
The teams will train in Vuokatti until 18 November and then go to Kontiolahti for the final phase in their preparations for the new season...
5 Nov 2015
Belavia to operate more flights to Kiev as from 12 November
"The third daily flight Minsk-Kiev-Minsk and a new regular flight Minsk-Kharkov will make travel from Ukraine to Europe and CIS more comfortable and convenient,” the airline said...
5 Nov 2015
Minsk most popular destination for Russian tourists in November
"Belarus is not only leading in the ranking of foreign countries for the Russians to travel in November but is the most affordable destination for travel"...
5 Nov 2015
Level of organization of IEC General Meeting in Belarus praised
The high level of electrotechnical standardization and certification in Belarus was lauded. Partaking in the IEC General Meeting were more than 1,000 specialists from 86 countries...
5 Nov 2015
Over 300 kidneys transplanted in Belarus every year
"Belarus is a European leader in the total number of kidney transplantations per 1 million capita," Professor Oleg Rummo, Doctor of Medicine, Head of the Belarusian National Research and Practice Center for Organ and Tissue Transplantation said...
5 Nov 2015
Belarus move up to 70th in FIFA rankings
Last month Belarus played two final games of the Euro 2016 qualifying tournament, beating Slovakia 1-0 and playing in a 0-0 draw against Macedonia. Thanks to it, Alexander Khatskevich’s men hold 479 points at present...
5 Nov 2015
Number of Turkish visitors to Belarus expected to double in 2015
"Over 22,000 citizens of Turkey visited Belarus in 2014. In 2015, we expect the number of visitors at 40,000,” said Dmitry Mironchik...
5 Nov 2015
Slutsk sashes to go on display in Tallinn in 2016
This possibility was discussed during a meeting between Belarusian Ambassador Anatoly Stepus and Estonian Culture Minister Indrek Saar...
4 Nov 2015
Listapad 2015 to open to strains of jazz on 6 November
The official ceremony will kick off at 19h00. The ceremony will be wrapped up with a screening of Guillaume Nicloux’s film Valley of Love...
4 Nov 2015
The Castles of Belarus: Mir-Nesvizh project presented in Moscow
The event was timed to multiple dates: 70th anniversary of the UNESCO, the 60th anniversary of Belarus’ membership in the UNESCO, the 15th anniversary of Mir Castle’s inclusion and 10th anniversary of that of the Nesvizh Palace in the UNESCO World Heritage List...
3 Nov 2015
Belarus’ Our Children charity event scheduled for 10 December-10 January
As part of the charity campaign heads of Belarusian government bodies, local executive committees will visit orphanages, foster families, family-type foster homes, children’s hospitals to wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and give presents to children...
2 Nov 2015
7-year-old Belarusian among Youth America Grand Prix top ten
Belarusian participant Vera Shpakovskaya, a student of the Minsk Ballet School Vezhnovets, was ranked inside the top ten among 86 competitors aged 8-12...
2 Nov 2015
Belarus’ high-ranking officials take part in documentary play on women's rights
The play Seven was first staged in New York in 2008. Since then, it has been performed in different countries with the participation of some 600 public figures – government officials, MPs, representatives of public associations. Belarus is the 28th country to stage the play...
2 Nov 2015
Three Italian visa application centers to open in Belarus in November
The visa application center in Minsk will open on 16 November, in Gomel – on 18 November, in Brest – on 20 November. Starting from 2 November, it is possible to book an appointment with the visa application centers online...
2 Nov 2015
Writers from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia partaking in literature festival in Gomel
The ninth international festival of Slavic literature will officially open in Gomel on 5 November. Attending the event will be over 60 writers and poets from Belarus and other countries of the CIS...
2 Nov 2015
Belavia has no plans to reroute flights to Egypt
Belavia noted that European airlines have decided to adjust only those transit routes that go over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. These include flights from Europe to India, Thailand, and Singapore...
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