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25 May 2017
Minsk to host Korean film festival 26-28 May
The festival will feature the screening of five films. The cinema forum will open with the family melodrama Jang-su Sahng-hoe about the first love that may happen at any age. The event is organized by the Korean embassy in Belarus and will mark 25 years of the diplomatic relations between the two countries...
23 May 2017
Days of Belarusian Culture in Beijing scheduled for 27-30 May
The program of the forthcoming event will include Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet y the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, exhibitions of the contemporary Belarusian graphic arts from the funds of the National center of Modern Arts, master classes by Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Painters Grigory Sitnitsa...
23 May 2017
Cambodia hosts Days of Belarusian Culture
The Kingdom of Cambodia is hosting the Days of Belarusian Culture on 20-23 May. The Days opening ceremony took place in Phnom Penh on 21 May. The guests were welcomed by Belarus’ Deputy Culture Minister Vasily Chernik, who is leading the official delegation of Belarus, and Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Art Phoeurng Sackona...
22 May 2017
Israeli Association of Immigrants from Belarus unties over 6,000 people
Belarus Ambassador to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov presented a certificate of commendation of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Chairman of the Israeli Association of Immigrants from Belarus Mikhail Alshansky. Mikhail Alshansky, who has been leading the association since 2001, has been honored in recognition for his significant contribution to the development of Belarusian-Israeli relations and the efforts to protect the rights and interests of the Belarusian diaspora in Israel...
22 May 2017
Azarenka plans return to tennis before Wimbledon
In a statement on Twitter, Victoria Azarenka said that her training has been progressing well and that she feels ready to start competing. The player plans to play in one of the grass-court warm-up events prior to Wimbledon...
22 May 2017
Latest products of Belarus’ publishing industry presented at Warsaw Book Fair
The international fair featured Belarus’ national stand “Books of the Republic of Belarus” themed around the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. The stand was attended by Warsaw Book Fair Director General Jacek Oryl and President of the Book Publishers’ Association Rafal Czapski...
19 May 2017
Decision on extending visa-free travel area onto Grodno railway terminal soon
Improving transport availability in the visa-free travel area by including the railway border checkpoint Grodno – Kuznica Bialostocka into the visa-free travel area is crucial to increasing tourist traffic in the tourism and recreation park Augustow Canal (including Grodno)...
19 May 2017
Visa-free travels to Argentina for Belarusian citizens from 19 May
Citizens of the Republic of Belarus will need no visas to travel to the Argentine Republic from 19 May. Belarusian citizens with regular passports can enter, go through and temporarily stay in Argentina without visas for the period of up to 90 days from the day of the first entry continuously within a calendar year...
18 May 2017
Minsk Grand Prix to gather leading cyclists from 13 countries
The first races are scheduled to take place at the Minsk Arena velodrome on 18 May. The Belarusian team will comprise Roman Romanov, Anton Muzychkin and Tatyana Sharakova. Competing in the Minsk Grand Prix will be cyclists from Kazakhstan, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Russia will be represented by five teams...
18 May 2017
Minsk to host conference 25 Years of Belarus’ Foreign Policy on 18-19 May
The participants will discuss a wide range of matters, from the dawn of the sovereign foreign policy of Belarus and the development of the relations with the key political partners, to the issues relating to the conceptualization of the modern foreign policy of our country and the action to address the global and regional security threats...
17 May 2017
School student from Minsk wins Union State competition 21st Century Talents
Some 300 young researchers, innovators, inventors, astronomers, and software engineers aged 14 to 18 submitted their projects for evaluation by a team of experts. The student presented his project “Assembling a 3D Printer Yourself” in the design engineering section. The project was recognized as the best in the section...
17 May 2017
Samsonov, Pavlovich to head Belarus team at 2017 World Table Tennis Championships
Belarus will hold the final preparatory stage ahead of the world championships in Raubichi on 21-27 May. After that, the athletes will travel to Dusseldorf to compete in five medal events. Taking part in the championships will be representatives of 106 countries...
17 May 2017
Belarusian student wins IBM’s international competition
Alexander Bazhanov became the first Belarusian to join IBM’s international research group over the nine-year history of the competition. The participants had to write about their personal vision of scientific development in a particular field and the ways to apply and further develop IT in this field...
17 May 2017
Nesvizh to host Bolshoi Theater Evenings at Radziwill Castle on 23-25 June
On 23 June, Viktor Skorobogatov will present his program Belarusian Classicism at the Corpus Christi Church. The festival will open in the courtyard of the castle with Adolphe Adam’s ballet Giselle, ou les Wilis conducted by Nikolai Kolyadko...
16 May 2017
Writers from 15 countries to partake in Belarusian Literature Day celebrations in Polotsk
The program of the celebrations features many events, including a roundtable that will gather writers from 15 countries. The solemn opening ceremony will feature a theatrical performance themed around the 1155th anniversary of the founding of the city of Polotsk and the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing...
16 May 2017
Chances of Belarus and Latvia co-hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as high
Finland’s and Belarus-Latvia’s bids are interesting. They are both satisfactory. I would like to note that the IIHF World Championship was held in Minsk in 2014 at the highest level and is well remembered by many fans. In my opinion, Minsk and Riga have more chances than Finland: 60% against 40%, said Rene Fasel...
16 May 2017
Gomel hosts Slavonic Theater Meetings
The tragicomedy Plague was staged by young Gomel director Andrei Shidlovsky. Performed in Belarusian, the show touches upon human vices. “The Plaque is about a disease. It does not matter whether it is alcoholism, drug addiction, or smoking. It mainly focuses on human weaknesses...
16 May 2017
Belarus, China mulling over mutual 30-day visa-free travel
The parties have noted that there is such an opportunity. The two heads of state have instructed the competent bodies of the two countries to consider the issue...
15 May 2017
Belarusian culture center to open in Beijing soon
One of these premises will host the information program. It will be fitted with special display equipment?, books and paintings. All of this information will be useful for ordinary visitors and Chinese students who are interested in Belarus. If necessary, the center will provide information for business representatives...
15 May 2017
Minsk to host national culture events in June-September
The series of events in the Upper Town will open with the Swedish culture event on 3 June. In June Minskers will see more of the Russian, Kazakh and Lithuanian culture. The events will be held on 10, 17 and 24 June...
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