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31 Mar 2017
Space explorers congress to gather delegates from over 30 countries in Belarus
The congress is expected to last for one week. Delegates will be invited to visit several institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and get familiar with the country’s accomplishments in space exploration. As part of the Community Day event famous cosmonauts and astronauts will arrange open lectures for the general public...
31 Mar 2017
Space alley to be laid in Minsk in 2018
“The place for space alley has not been yet determined. There are two proposals: Chelyuskintsev Park and the Botanic Garden in Minsk. Each cosmonaut will plant a tree, most likely, a birch. Some trees have already been planted near the Borovaya airfield. There will be a big space alley in 2018,” Aleksei Belotserkovsky said...
31 Mar 2017
First Minsk International Circus Art Festival scheduled for 21-24 September
Applications will be open till 1 July, but the organizing committee of the festival timed to Minsk's 950th anniversary has already got more than 100 applications from different countries. There will be about 25 acts. The organizers want to offer Minsk residents and visitors the best acts of the world circus and to discover new names in this kind of art...
31 Mar 2017
Plans to hold six press tours to regions of Belarus, Russia in 2017
Grigory Rapota specified that Belarus and Russia will host three press tours each. The itineraries for some of the tours have already been developed. For instance, members of the media will visit Brest, Tula and Vologda. The tours will have a special focus on economy, tourism and environment...
31 Mar 2017
Rapota: Every Union State sci-tech program results in a new product
According to the State Secretary, some RUB2-3 billion, or about 50% of the Union State budget, is allocated to the implementation of Union State programs every year. “We would like to increase this percentage,” he added. This year Belarus and Russia are implementing seven Union State programs. Two more have almost been completed...
30 Mar 2017
Mogilev hosts meeting of sister cities of Belarus and Russia
Mogilev is playing host to the 9th meeting of sister cities and partners of Belarus and Russia on 30 and 31 March. The event is timed to celebrate the Day of Unity of the Peoples of the two countries...
30 Mar 2017
Some 6,000 tourists visit Minsk visa-free
According to the latest data, some 6,000 foreigners have already taken advantage of the visa-free travel opportunity. They visited the capital for business or tourism purposes. With the launch of the five-day visa-free travel, we expect an increase in the export of tourism services. We have observed an upward trend since the beginning of the year...
30 Mar 2017
Belarus, Russia to hold Unity Day events on 31 March
The Day of Unity demonstrates the desire of the brotherly peoples to promote integration and to keep common spiritual heritage. Main celebrations are traditionally held in the best concert halls and are attended by heads of the government bodies, statesmen, political and public figures...
29 Mar 2017
Belarus names most visited museums, theaters in 2016
The most popular museum in 2016 (as against 2015) is The Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Last year it drew 559,000 visitors. The Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex welcomed 423,300 visitors and the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh 412,400...
29 Mar 2017
Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus expo on 3-6 May
As always, the expo will bring together a wide range of media outlets of Belarus, the Belarus-Russia Union State, the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and non-CIS countries. It will feature roundtable discussions, seminars and workshops with the participation of the leading journalists and media experts from different countries...
29 Mar 2017
Brest Puppet Theater to bring balteika show to Bethlehem
The Brest Puppet Theater has been invited to take part in the international children’s and youth theater festival Yalla Yalla which is due to take place in Bethlehem, Palestine on 1-10 April. The Brest Puppet Theater will bring one of its oldest plays, Rygorka – Yasnaya Zorka, (Rygorka – A Bright Star) to the festival that will feature more than ten theater companies...
28 Mar 2017
Minsk to host two chess tournaments in May-June
The Minsk Sports Palace will host the European Individual Chess Championship 2017 on 29 May-11 June. The 1st FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017 will take place on 1-5 June. The competitions will be held under the aegis of the European Chess Union (ECU) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE)...
28 Mar 2017
500km-long Belarusian-Russian transboundary tourism route now ready
There are plans to include several national parks of Belarus and Russia — Braslavskiye Ozera, Narochansky, Smolenskoye Poozerye, Sebezhsky and the Berezinsky biosphere reserve — into the route that will be about 500km long. Now personnel of these parks and wildlife sanctuaries are developing an end product that can be sold to tourists...
28 Mar 2017
Belarus continues work to launch visa-free travel in three cross-border ecotourism areas
Cross-border cooperation is about the possibility of crossing the border trouble-free. “If our natural reserves share a border, there is a need for visa-free travel for tourists. I am confident that those who visit, for instance, Lithuania’s Cepkeliai would also want to see its continuation on the territory of Belarus”...
28 Mar 2017
Minsk to host Festival of Francophone Amateur Theaters
The event will be free and will feature 25 Belarusian amateur theater groups from secondary schools. All in all the event will feature around 250 participants. Their theater pieces are based on plays by Francophone writers. The competition program will span two days...
28 Mar 2017
Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky sends Belarus-Russia Unity Day greetings
“Dear friends! Working aboard the International Space Station some hundreds kilometers above our planet I sincerely wish you a Happy Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia. I have every confidence that the friendship of our two nations will last for many years,” Oleg Novitsky said in his video address...
28 Mar 2017
Belarusian startup MeetnGreetMe wins UN award
Belarusian startup MeetnGreetMe, a resident company of the Hi-Tech Park of Belarus, won UN World Summit Award Mobile. The winners of World Summit Award Mobile are selected by a panel of judges which comprises IT experts from 178 UN member states...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus win four medals at Polyak Imre Memorial in Hungary
Alexander Grabovik of Belarus secured the 98kg gold defeating Rio Olympic bronze medalist Javid Hamzatov of Belarus 4-0. Silver went to Javid Hamzatov. Kazbek Kilov of Belarus claimed silver in the 75kg category after losing to Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz 0-2...
27 Mar 2017
Memory Watch organizations from 13 cities of Belarus, Russia gather in Brest Fortress
The meeting marks the 45th anniversary of the Memory Watch at the Eternal Flame of Brest Fortress. Apart from the young residents of Brest, the meeting has brought together children from other Hero Cities and participants of the international peace movement Academy of Peace and Children’s Diplomacy...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus claims 11 medals at Marina Lobach rhythmic gymnastics tournament
The senior Individual All-Around event was won by Yulia Yevchik. In the junior group Anastasia Salos claimed gold medals in the Loop and Ball events. Yana Striga, Darya Deshkovskaya and Anna Kamenshchikova were also among medal winners...
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