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4 May 2017
Belarus' Ambassador lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
The Ambassador recalled that this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Russia. According to him, for a quarter of a century the two countries have achieved a lot in various areas, but the main thing is that the two countries have preserved the unity in the approaches to the history of the Great Patriotic...
4 May 2017
Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish theaters to partake in Slavonic Theater Meetings
The Gomel festival will gather artists of the Chernigov Music and Drama Theater, the Novgorod Academic Theater (Veliky Novgorod, Russia), the Nicoli Theater (Krakov, Poland), the Stelitamak Theater (the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia), and the Belarusian State Youth Theater...
4 May 2017
List of Belarus international sports events in 2017 expanded
According to the document, the 19th Belarusian Helicopter Open Championships will take place on 25-30 June. The 7th international beach football tournament Friendship Cup 2017 will run from 28 June to 3 July...
4 May 2017
Belarusian diplomats attend requiem meeting in Bishkek
Belarus’ Ambassador Andrei Strachko and diplomats of the embassy participated in a meeting in the Kyzyl Asker war cemetery near the monument to the soldiers that died in the war hospital of Bishkek during the Great Patriotic War. Speaking at the meeting, Andrei Strachko took note of the contribution the Belarusian people made in the Great Victory...
4 May 2017
Belarus to host Flowers of Great Victory generations dialogue
Taking part in the dialogue will be war and labor veterans, young people, well-known Belarusians, MPs, scientists, businessmen, athletes, cultural figures, representatives of public organizations. The project will provide a great opportunity for young people to study the experience of the older generation, learn more about the Great Patriotic War from those who witnessed it...
3 May 2017
Free Wi-Fi time in Minsk airport extended to three hours
“It is exactly the time departing passengers spend on the average at the airport taking into account all the preflight procedures. Arriving passengers spend even less than that,” explained the press service...
3 May 2017
Belovezhskaya Pushcha biosphere reserve set up in Belarus
The reserve covers an area of 216,400 hectares. It includes not only the territory of the national park, but also that of the adjacent farms and forests. The biosphere reserve consists of three functional parts, and each of them has a specific status and protection guidelines...
3 May 2017
Some 23,000 tickets sold for Slavianski Bazaar concerts
Alexander Sidorenko noted a great interest of the public in the events of the Slavianski Bazaar, for example the I Love Festival concert program. It will feature young Belarusian singers and bands and also Russian guests...
3 May 2017
Marc Chagall’s art named main theme of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk’s opening ceremony
The 130th anniversary since Marc Chagall’s birthday is one of the key dates in the festival’s program. Following the established tradition, the opening concert will be magnificent. It will feature Belarusian and foreign popular performers and young talent...
3 May 2017
Minsk cycling team to debut in UCI Women’s World Tour
The team led by Tatyana Sharakova who has already earned the first rating points for Minsk during this season’s Gracia Orlova in the Czech Republic will also include Darya Datsik, Taisiya Noskovich, Anastasia Safonova, Anna Terekh and Marina Shevchenko...
3 May 2017
Minsk named CIS most popular destination for Russian travelers during May break
The analytical agency TurStat has released data on the CIS most popular cities for Russian tourists during the May break in 2017. The list of top ten cities in the CIS and Georgia also include Tbilisi, Almaty, Baku, Astana, Yerevan, Kiev, Tashkent, Bishkek and Chisinau...
2 May 2017
World Press Photo exhibition 2017 comes to Minsk
The 2017 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 126 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury composed of 20 internationally recognized professionals in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries...
2 May 2017
Chinese reporters visit BelAZ, BelGee car factory in Belarus
Chinese employees of the BelGee joint venture arranged a tour of the enterprise under construction for the Chinese reporters. The enterprise is supposed to become Belarus’ key car manufacturing site in the future. The construction of a factory that will use completely knocked down kits (CKD) in addition to welding, painting, and assembly operations to make cars began between the Belarusian cities of Borisov and Zhodino in late March 2015...
2 May 2017
Belarus Bolshoi Theater to present Ballet Summer 11-18 June
The Ballet Summer at the Bolshoi festival will open with Piotr Tchaikovsky’s legendary ballet Swan Lake. Dancers of the National Opera of Ukraine Anastasia Shevchenko and Sergei Krivokon will dance Odette-Odile and Prince Siegfried on 11 June, while performing on 12 June will be Nino Samadashvili from the Opera and Ballet Theater of Georgia and Igor Kolb from the Mariinsky Theater...
2 May 2017
Thousands to take part in Viva Rovar bike festival
The number of participants increases every year. In 2017 Viva Rovar bike festival turns international. It is open to everyone who wishes to take part: organizations, clubs, teams, individuals. In order to take part, one should register on the internet page of the event before 10 May...
2 May 2017
Belarus beat France in Euro Hockey Challenge final game
Belarus lost the first match against France in Bordeaux 1-3, held as part of the preparations for the world’s sport forum. In the second game Dave Lewis’ men opened the scoring in the 10th minute through Yevgeny Kovyrshin...
1 May 2017
Belarusian films win WorldFest-Houston Film Festival
Feature film “Vera's Sweet Farewell” by Alexandra Butor won a Gold Remi in the nomination Romantic feature films. The documentary “The Songs of Old Europe - Ancient Belarusian Folk Songs” by Volya Dzemka, Belarus’ native and US resident, was awarded a Platinum Remi in the Ethnic/Cultural category...
1 May 2017
Brest Fortress welcomes its 24-millionth visitor
The 24-millionth guest visited the fortress in April. It was a tourist as part of a group from the hero cities of Moscow and Sevastopol. The tourist was handed a certificate and souvenirs as a present. An excursion was held for the Russian group of tourists around the memorial...
30 Apr 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: May 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
29 Apr 2017
Belarus to host press tour for Chinese journalists 1-7 May
According to the deputy minister, among the participants of the press tour will be representatives of nearly 40 news agencies, electronic mass media and other media outlets. Foreign guests will be treated to an eventful program of the visit. They are expected to attend the 21st international exhibition Mass Media in Belarus which is due in Minsk on 3-6 May...
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