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12 Jun 2015
Polish tourists become first to enjoy Belovezhskaya Pushcha’s 72-hour visa free policy
A group of 27 tourists from Poland was welcomed at the border by representatives of the national park and journalists...
12 Jun 2015
State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus to take part in Worthersee Classics Festival in Austria
The Belarusian orchestra will give a concert on the Brahms Day. The State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus will perform Brahms's String Quintet in G major for String Orchestra...
12 Jun 2015
Visa-free entry for Belovezhskaya Pushcha visitors
Foreigners will be allowed to stay on the territory of Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa free for a period of up to 3 days. Visa-free access is available via the Belarusian border checkpoint Pererov-Belovezha...
11 Jun 2015
Mikhail Semenov named flag bearer for Belarus at Baku 2015 European Games
“For me it is a huge honor to carry the flag of the Republic of Belarus at the opening ceremony of the inaugural European Games. Of course, it adds responsibility"...
11 Jun 2015
Belarus, China to introduce visa-free entry for tour groups
“It is expected that on 18 June a protocol to the agreement on visa-free group travel will be signed in China"...
11 Jun 2015
Visa-free trips to Belovezhskaya Pushcha as from 12 June
In accordance with President’s decree No. 115, foreigners will be allowed to enter Belarus visa free for a period of up to 3 days using a special pass confirmed by the Council of Ministers...
10 Jun 2015
Belarus can bid to host Olympic Games
President of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Klaus Schormann told a press conference in Minsk...
10 Jun 2015
Record high number of participants for Slavonic Bazaar this year
"This is the first time that the festival will have this number of participants. We have only 34 flagpoles near the festival venue"...
10 Jun 2015
Printed icons expo in Minsk to feature over 70 exhibits
Among Orthodox icons presented at the exhibition will be highly artistic chromolithographs by Yefim Fesenko, the publisher from Odessa who won the first prize at the Milan World Expo...
9 Jun 2015
Copies of Slutsk belts for all Minsk Oblast museums
During the meeting representatives of the artistic intelligentsia suggested buying copies of the belts made by the Slutsk factory for all the museums of the oblast...
8 Jun 2015
President of European Olympic Committees awarded medal of Francysk Skaryna
Patrick Joseph Hickey received this award for a big personal contribution to the development of the Belarusian Olympic movement, mass and elite sport...
8 Jun 2015
Belarusian startup in Virgin Media’s top 10 projects
“We have come up with a 2D technology that allows demonstrating 3D effect videos. Still images and videos seem to be hovering in the air. The data can be fed from smartphones and computers within seconds”...
8 Jun 2015
CIS information council to meet in Minsk 8 June
The CIS council of heads of state news agencies will take place in Minsk on 8 June as part of the 10th Belarusian International Media Forum “Partnership for the Future: the Legacy of the Great Victory”...
8 Jun 2015
Minsk forum to discuss media development strategy
"The main goal of the media forum is not achieving any digital or quantitative indicators. More important is the exchange of information flows and knowledge"...
5 Jun 2015
Send-off ceremony for Belarus team to Baku 2015 European Games on 6 June
The list of athletes to partake in the inaugural European Games includes Belarus’ best athletes in rhythmic gymnastics Melitina Staniouta and Yekaterina Galkina, Olympic champions Alexander Bogdanovich and Andrei Bogdanovich (canoe), Vadim Makhnev and Roman Petroshenko (both - kayak), Sergei Martynov and Konstantin Lukashik (shooting)...
5 Jun 2015
Minsk to host European Fencing U23 Championships in 2017
It was learnt from the Chairman of the Belarusian Fencing Federation Alexander Gagiev attending a meeting of the Congress of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) in Montreux...
5 Jun 2015
Grodno to host international street theater festival 27-28 June
The theatrical companies will perform in different genres. The audience will enjoy dumb shows, fire shows, living statue performances and music concerts...
4 Jun 2015
Minsk Theological Academy, Russian Humanitarian Academy sign agreement on cooperation
The agreement on cooperation envisages joint conferences, seminars, roundtables, the implementation of research and educational programs, the release of educational materials and the exchange of teachers...
4 Jun 2015
Art experts from Belarus, Russia, United States, Japan to partake in Chagall Readings
Vitebsk has been hosting the scientific conference Chagall Readings annually since 1991. In 1992 the forum became international...
4 Jun 2015
International Research Center for History of Science and Technology to be set up in 2015
"The main tasks of the new organization will be the implementation of joint projects and programs on the history of the world science and technology, international scientific research"...
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