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12 Jun 2017
Belovezhskaya Pushcha to offer new ecotour
The route runs along the southern boundary of the park, across forest patches interspersed with meadows, wetlands, and flood lands. The area features locations used traditionally for research and breeding of hoofed animals...
11 Jun 2017
Olga Mazurenok 2nd at European 10,000m Cup in Minsk
The Belarusian covered the distance in 32:13.73, finishing behind Sara Moreira of Portugal (32:03.57). A total of 79 athletes from 18 countries took part in the competitions in Minsk. The European 10,000 Cup has been regularly held since 1997...
10 Jun 2017
Belarus’ pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 opens to public
The opening ceremony featured Belarusian folk songs and dances. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan Anatoly Nichkasov and Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Majilis (lower house of the parliament) Vladimir Bozhko gave a welcome speech to the visitors of the pavilion...
9 Jun 2017
Minsk to host International Water Forum 5-6 October
The key themes of the forum include sustainable use of water resources in the context of climate change, modern approaches to protecting water resources from contamination and depletion, water purification technologies, cross-border cooperation in the protection and use of transboundary water bodies, water power engineering...
9 Jun 2017
Belarus’ State Musical Theater, Stavropol Drama Theater to exchange tours
The Stavropol Academic Drama Theater will come to Minsk to open its 173th theater season. This is the second time the theater will perform in Belarus’ capital...
9 Jun 2017
Minsk to host Belarusian-Chinese humanitarian scientific forum 15-16 June
The event will bring together over 120 government officials, diplomats, representatives of research institutions and universities of Belarus and China...
8 Jun 2017
Dump truck by Belarusian Polesie wins Toy of the Year award in Poland
Polesie products were appreciated in Poland last Polesie is Belarus’ largest plastic toy maker. Polesie products are known well abroad. The company sells its merchandise to over 50 countries across the globe...
8 Jun 2017
Digital registration for foreigners in Belarus by year end
Apart from that, the Interior Ministry is working to add some other administrative procedures to the government services website in 2018. Those include, for instance, procedures involved in sending invitations for foreigners to visit Belarus and the issuance of work permits to foreigners
7 Jun 2017
Varvara, Jordanka Hristova to lead panels of judges at Slavianski Bazaar song contests
The list of all contestants is ready. According to Alexander Sidorenko, 21 countries will compete in the junior song contest and in the senior song contest each. Belarus will be represented by Maria Magilnaya and Yegor Sharankov...
7 Jun 2017
Vitebsk among top 10 most popular historical cities in CIS
In 2016 Vitebsk and Vitebsk Oblast hosted 166,000 tourists. This number includes 34,000 foreign tourists, among them 30,000 were from Russia. The regional hotels accommodated over 200,000 guests, one-third of them from the CIS...
7 Jun 2017
Funambulists from Belarus’ Mozyr to partake in international circus festival in Cuba
The performers from Mozyr will present their act Funambulists that won the silver prize of the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in January 2017. The culture center Carpa Trompoloco, the venue of the festival, will also see acts by circus performers from Latin America, Asia, and Europe, including such countries as the United States, China, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and others...
7 Jun 2017
Chagall readings in Vitebsk to gather researchers from Belarus, Russia, U.S.
The Chagall readings have been held in Vitebsk annually since 1991. In 1992 the event received an international status. Over the years dozens of researchers from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, France, the UK, Switzerland, the United States, Israel, Germany, Latvia and other countries have take part in the event...
7 Jun 2017
Japanese TV crew arrive in Vitebsk to shoot film about Belarus
The guests from Japan shot the sights of the city. They will later go around the Chagall places: the Art Center and the House-Museum (which is particularly symbolic in the year of the 130th anniversary of the birth of the artist). They will also visit the children’s school of arts. From Vitebsk, the Japanese journalists will travel to other regions, and will complete their tour in Minsk...
5 Jun 2017
Aleksandra Sasnovich honored with Fed Cup Heart Award
The Fed Cup Heart Award recognizes players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the team during Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. The award was first presented in 2009...
5 Jun 2017
Days of Minsk open in Belgrade
Minks Mayor Andrei Shorets is also expected to meet Belgrade counterpart Sinisa Mali, to visit major companies of the city and attend a business forum where Minsk will present its trade, economic and tourism opportunities...
5 Jun 2017
Minsk to host Day of Multiethnic Russia 10 June
The celebrations will take place in the Upper Town from 1pm to 6pm. The program includes performances by the song and dance groups of the public associations of the Belarusian Center of Ethnic Cultures and the Coordinating Council of the Heads of Public Associations of Russian Compatriots...
2 Jun 2017
Cosmonaut Novitsky back to Earth soon
The two men returning on board the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft are the Belarusian native Oleg Novitsky and the French cosmonaut Thomas Pesquet, a spokesman for Russia's Mission Control Center told TASS. The Soyuz MS-03 mission began on 17 November 2016. The crew members have spent 197 days in orbit. The descent capsule is expected to land at 17:10 Minsk time 147 kilometers southeast of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan...
1 Jun 2017
Belarus welcomes health tourists from 98 countries in Q1 2017
"Belarus provided medical services to representatives of 98 countries. We have doubled the export of medical services to Lithuania, Georgia, and Poland. The export of healthcare services to Australia is still on the increase,” said Vyacheslav Shilo. According to Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi, health tourism is growing each year. “Belarus has so far welcomed health tourists from 128 countries...
31 May 2017
Belarus Events Calendar: June 2017
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 May 2017
Art groups from Poland, Lithuania to take part in Polonaise 2017 festival
The festival will be held for the 13th time. On 3 June, Slonim will bring together more than 20 art groups for adults and children, dancing, singing and other companies, professional and amateur groups. Partaking in the forum will be art groups from Poland and Lithuania, Belarus’ Grodno Oblast and Brest Oblast...
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