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17 Mar 2016
Russian investments for camping sites in Belarus
“We would like to make visits to Brest Fortress, the Khatyn Memorial, and other landmarks part of the curriculum for Russian school students. As far as camping projects are concerned, the Russians are interested in investing in this movement. They are particularly curious about the M1 motorway”...
17 Mar 2016
Visa-free travels between Belarus, China for tourist groups starting April-May
Plans have been made to set up a joint travel agency to coordinate actions of Belarus and China. Belarus will also present its potential during expos in China and will invite representatives of the Chinese tourism industry to go on familiarization tours...
17 Mar 2016
Facebook top executives visit Hi-Tech Park in Minsk
“The members of the delegation were pleasantly surprised with the level of ICT development in Belarus and noted that they were aware of a number of successful IT companies from Belarus and that they keep an eye on them,” the HTP press service said...
16 Mar 2016
Belarus wins 12 medals at European Classic Powerlifting Championship
Belarus clinched seven gold, three silver and two bronze medals. In the women’s U18 event Alina Chashchina (43kg), Tatyana Domashina (47kg) and Alexandra Burykina (63kg) claimed gold medals in their weight categories and set five new European records...
16 Mar 2016
Brest Fortress to mark its anniversary with new exhibition hall
This year the memorial will mark its 45th anniversary. A number of events will take place as part of the celebrations. The memorial will also run a photo competition among visitors. The best works will be presented at the exhibition Brest Fortress. A Tourist’s View...
15 Mar 2016
South Africa ready to help promote golf in Belarus
Decree No. 56 on the construction of a golf center in Minsk District, signed on 29 January 2007, is considered a starting point for golf development in Belarus. The decree determined the need to create conditions for hosting sport international competitions...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk wins two Financial Times awards
This year Minsk has received awards in two nominations — Top 25 Major European Cities of the Future – Cost Effectiveness and Top 10 Major Cities — FDI Strategy. Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets received the awards from fDi Magazine Editor-in-Chief Courtney Fingar in Cannes...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk to host 7th Meeting of Parties to Espoo Convention in June 2017
Belarus’ First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Protection Iya Malkina, who is attending the 35th session of the Espoo Convention Implementation Committee in Geneva...
15 Mar 2016
Tatarstan offers to build medical simulation center in Belarus
During the visit to the regional medical simulation engineering center Medical Science Center Eidos, Andrei Kobyakov learned about the activities of the medical simulation center and the process of laboratory training of students...
15 Mar 2016
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to discuss media-related issues
The third Forum of Regions will be held in Minsk on 8-9 June under the auspices of the Council of Republic of the National Assembly. This year it will focus on social prospects...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk named most popular travel destination for Russians during spring school break
The top-10 foreign destinations popular for travel with children includes Minsk, Prague, Berlin, Lisbon, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Budapest, Helsinki and Baku...
14 Mar 2016
Belarus, Ecuador agree on mutual recognition of higher education diplomas
The intergovernmental agreement between Belarus and Ecuador on mutual recognition of education certificates and diplomas of higher education could be signed in the near future...
14 Mar 2016
Belarus to film Eurovision postcard 30-31 March
Several locations will be chosen for the shooting to present the Belarusian singer in the best way possible and integrate him into the show. The presentation postcard will feature a dandelion, the logo of this year’s edition of the international contest...
14 Mar 2016
More Polish visa application centers in Belarus
“The Polish visa application centers will open in Pinsk and Baranovichi on 16 March, in Mogilev on 17 March, and in Lida on 18 March. Thus, there will be a total of eight Polish visa application centers in Belarus,” First Counsellor of the Polish Embassy in Belarus Marcin Wojciechowski said...
12 Mar 2016
Concert of Ecuadorian music draws large audience in Minsk
The concert Friendship of Peoples featured Ecuadorian violinist Jorge Saade accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company. The orchestra was conducted by David Harutyunyan from Ecuador...
11 Mar 2016
Belarus to partake in two tourism expos in Moscow in March
The business and culture center of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia will host a presentation of Belarus’ tourism potential in the run-up to the expos on 18 March. Representatives of the Belarusian travel industry will speak about destinations that may attract Russian tourists and demonstrate their products and offers...
11 Mar 2016
New documentary about Brest Fortress to be released in 2016
The film crew has already visited Brest. The 50-minute film with the working title The Citadel of Memory is to be released by the end of this year. Copies of the film will be donated to museums and schools in cities and towns of Belarus and Russia, primarily Brest, Minsk, Moscow, and St. Petersburg...
11 Mar 2016
International sport festival to open navigation season at Augustow Canal
The international festival will be a water tourism multi-sport event that will take place on the Ostashanka River near Augustow Canal in proximity to the village of Nemnovo on 31 March – 3 April. The event is expected to gather about 300 participants from Belarus and teams from Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Invitations have been sent to sport tourism organizations of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, and other countries...
11 Mar 2016
Belarus’ Academy of Sciences, Airbus to discuss cooperation in UAV engineering
The key purpose of the visit is to meet with NASB representatives to discuss promising avenues and mechanisms of cooperation in the area of unmanned aerial systems and space technologies...
11 Mar 2016
Famous Ecuadorian musicians to record album in Minsk
“It will be the first time that a European symphony orchestra has recorded music by such notable Ecuadorian composers as Gerardo Guevara, Juan Carlos Urrutia, Jorge Oviedo, and Luis Torres"...
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