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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"...
11 Mar 2016
Koliyev, Marzalyuk add to Belarus’ medal tally at European Wrestling Championships
Belarus’ medal haul at the ongoing competitions in Latvia has now reached five. Earlier, Ivan Yankovsky won the 97kg silver medal...
10 Mar 2016
Belarusian localization for World of Tanks now available
The MMO action game World of Tanks is now available in Belarusian. The game has been given full Belarusian voiceovers while the combat commands the entire world has come to love can be heard in Belarusian, the native language of World of Tanks’ home country...
10 Mar 2016
Belarus to join WWF’s Earth Hour on 19 March
This year, the Belarusian cities of Minsk, Vitebsk, Grodno, Gomel, Brest, Baranovichi, Pinsk, Braslav, and Chausy will join the campaign by turning off the lighting of administration buildings, shopping malls, and cafes, and organizing themed concerts, lectures, bike rides, and shadow-theater performances...
9 Mar 2016
Facebook buys Belarusian developer of MSQRD application
The mobile application from the Belarusian developers has become popular with social network users all over the world. It is highly ranked in the App Store in dozens of countries. It is demonstrated by popular TV shows...
9 Mar 2016
India to be guest of honor at Belarus Medica 2016
The expo will feature a united booth of Indian companies that will demonstrate a broad range of medical products and devices. As many as 40 Indian companies are expected to participate...
9 Mar 2016
Belarusian-Chinese art exhibition opens in Gomel
The exhibition Images of Women in Chinese and Belarusian Art features several dozens of works by two renowned artists, Cui Jingzhe and Marina Elyashevich...
9 Mar 2016
Anastasia Zhabko to represent Belarus at Vitebsk 2016 Junior Song Contest
The decision was taken by the jury led by Belarus People's Artist Eduard Zaritsky. According to him, the jury was unanimous, and Anastasia deserved the right to represent the country...
8 Mar 2016
Belavia to launch charter flights to Tenerife on 18 March
The first flight is scheduled for 18 March. Taking into account a spring holiday break the demand for it is big. Belavia also plans to launch a new flight to Palanga and increase the number of flights to Batumi...
5 Mar 2016
Number of European bisons in Belarus on the rise
At present there are ten micropopulations of the European bison in Belarus. Eight bisons have been relocated to Kazakhstan for the sake of creating new micropopulations that live in the wild outside Belarus...
5 Mar 2016
Romanovskaya victorious at FIS Europa Cup Aerials in Switzerland
The Belarusian collected 155.19 points in her two attempts to leave behind her teammate Anna Guskova (154.79 points). Bronze went to Russia’s Kristina Spiridonova (154.39 points)...
4 Mar 2016
Exhibition of Alexei Kuzmich’s works opens in Berlin
The exposition that will stay open through early April includes more than 30 works of the artist from different time periods. The central theme of the exhibition is the image of Madonna as an icon of woman’s beauty, maternity and spirituality...
4 Mar 2016
Ambassadors’ spouses invited for children’s performance in Minsk ahead of Women’s Day
This time, the foreign guests were invited to the National Arts Center for Children and Youth for a musical performance. The play was directed by Vera Polyakova-Makei. Under her guidance the first graders of one of Minsk schools staged Korney Chukovsky’s Mukha-Tsokotukha (“Fly-a-Buzz-Buzz”)...
4 Mar 2016
Belavia to celebrate birthday with flights at €20
“Only on 5 March, Belavia will offer all regular round-trip flights from Minsk at €20 plus fees and taxes. The sale will last for one day”...
3 Mar 2016
Belarus welcomes around 300,000 tourists in 2015
Among countries outside the CIS the leaders by the number of visits to Belarus were Germany, China, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, France, and Estonia. The average duration of stay was 5 days (4 days in 2014)...
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