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29 Jul 2015
Minsk to host meeting of UN Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking
“The seminar is one of the thematic events organized by the Belarusian side to mark the World Day against Human Trafficking which is celebrated by the international community on 30 July and is expected to encourage the general public to pay more attention to the problem of human trafficking"...
27 Jul 2015
Chinese modern art to go on show in Minsk
These artworks show a high level of excellence of Chinese artists and demonstrate the main development trends that took place in the art of China in the past five years...
26 Jul 2015
Belarus to present its tourism potential in London
The World Travel Market will take place in London on 2-5 November. The Belarusian national stand will be organized by the National Tourism Agency...
24 Jul 2015
Belarus accedes to Agreement on Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
The agreement aims to prevent the decline of migratory waterbird species and their habitats in the geographic area of the African-Eurasian waterbird migration systems...
24 Jul 2015
International Chagall Readings to gather researchers from five countries in Vitebsk
The Marc Chagall Art Center will play host to a conference that will see 14 researchers from Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Japan, the United States...
22 Jul 2015
Belarus named cheapest place to fly for Russians in June
According to the portal, air fares from Russia to Belarus went up by 4% as compared to June 2014...
22 Jul 2015
PRC citizens allowed three-day stay in Belarus without visa
They will be also allowed a visa-free transit and 72 hour temporary stay in Belarus...
20 Jul 2015
University of Alicante interested in cooperation with Brest universities
The future Belarus’ Consul in Spain handed over to the executives of the Brest universities cooperation contracts with the University of Alicante which provide for the exchange of students and teaching staff...
18 Jul 2015
Hot air balloon festival in Minsk
Operators of 54 balloons from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine made their start at Minsk 1 Airport in the early morning of 18 July and flew about 22km to the south-east of the city...
17 Jul 2015
Belarus’ Ihar Boki adds fourth title at IPC Swimming Worlds in Glasgow
Ihar Boki clocked 3:59.48 in the final heat. Ukraine’s Iaroslav Denysenko secured silver in 4:00.69, while bronze went to Dmitry Gorlin of Uzbekistan (4:09.36)...
16 Jul 2015
Julian Rachlin to perform at Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk
The tenth edition of the Yuri Bashmet Festival promises to be special. It will once again delight its audience with magnificent programs, unusual projects and, of course, great skill of a whole galaxy of stars...
15 Jul 2015
Vitebsk gearing up to mark 100th anniversary of Marc Chagall’s wedding
The first event has become the exhibition dedicated to the little-researched period in the life of the couple in New York. The event has opened at the Art Space in 7 Tolstogo Street of the Vitebsk Center of Contemporary Art...
15 Jul 2015
Classical music concerts in former barracks of Brest Fortress
The venue is not accidental. The high arches of the old buildings built in the 19th century create unique acoustics...
13 Jul 2015
Dinash Kudaibergen from Kazakhstan leading at Vitebsk 2015 Song Contest
After two days of the contest the top five contestants include: Belarus’ entry Valeria Gribusova (171 points), Nikolay Manolov from Bulgaria (163), Anitt (Ana Tverdostup) from Ukraine (160), and Sofi from Georgia (158)...
10 Jul 2015
Anthem of Belarus-Russia Union State to be premiered in Vitebsk on 10 July
The song with a light lyrical tune tells about the festival Vitebsk, the city over the Dnieper, the friendship of the two peoples of Belarus and Russia...
9 Jul 2015
Slavonic Bazaar 2015 in Vitebsk to open on 9 July
The grand opening concert will begin in the evening on the main stage of the festival and will feature the established artists and young performers from Belarus, Russia, and other countries...
8 Jul 2015
UN Youth Advisory Panel established in Belarus
We hope that the establishment of the Youth Advisory Panel in Belarus will remind the society about the problems of young people, said UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha...
8 Jul 2015
Sidorenko becomes President of World Association of Festivals
Addressing those present at the meeting, Alexander Sidorenko stressed that "we are united not only by the association, but also by more important things, namely common topics, interests, development prospects. We need to discuss and do a lot"...
8 Jul 2015
Belarus, Slovakia urged to improve transport connection
"There are a lot of things to see in Vitebsk. But the city needs to work on its high-quality excursion program, its tourist product. It will be enough for the city to include two museums – those of Ilya Repin and Marc Chagall - into the excursion program, and the Europeans will flock to Vitebsk as they love the art of these artists"...
7 Jul 2015
Over 230 runners from 14 countries to run Grodno-Druskininkai marathon
The Fifth International Friendship Marathon starts this year in Grodno. The event will kick start on Sunday, 19 July, at the Ice Sports Palace. Taking part in it will be more than 230 athletes from Austria, Belarus, the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Qatar, Poland, Russia...
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