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13 Apr 2016
Over 120 medals from 41 countries to go on show in Mogilev
The exhibition Awards of Different Countries from the funds of the Trakai History Museum will open in Mogilev Ethnography Museum on 14 April. This project in the Year of Culture will not only unite the museums of Lithuania and Belarus, but also promote further strengthening of cooperation in the area of history and culture...
13 Apr 2016
Parallel Worlds to bring together 18 youth theater companies in Baranovichi
The Belarusian Youth Capital, the city of Baranovichi, will host the theater forum from 19 to 24 April for the sixth time. Partaking in the festival will be theater companies from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and Estonia. The organizers received applications from 57 theaters, and 18 of them were chosen to perform...
12 Apr 2016
Belarus clinch third win at 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
Yuri Faikov’s men opened the scoring with a powerplay goal on the 3rd minute into the game. France made its response before the first break. Belarusians converted another powerplay chance when the game resumed. In the final stanza the teams trade goals for the final score at 3-2...
12 Apr 2016
Chernobyl anniversary photo exhibition in Minsk, regions as from 13 April
The photo exhibition will open in the Minsk-based art gallery University of Culture in the Belarusian State Culture and Arts University on 13 April. Photos taken by the talented Belarusian photographer Semyon Shevtsov in Bragin District in the last ten years make up a considerable part of the exposition...
12 Apr 2016
Goods bought in duty free stores to make part of Belarus’ new import limit rules
"If an individual imports an item which customs cost exceeds €300 with the total weight of 20kg, it will not be considered as goods for personal use and will be subject to customs declaration"...
12 Apr 2016
Mogilev to host Interbasket 2016 tournament
Partaking in the competitions will be teams from Mogilev, Vologda, Zvenigorod, Smolensk and Penza. Basketball players (born in 2001 and later) will compete for the main trophy of the tournament and also take part in a contest of foul shots and three-pointers...
12 Apr 2016
Russian, Union State reporters in Gomel Oblast on media tour
Partaking in the media tour will be over 30 people, including well-known Russian bloggers, reporters of central and regional TV channels and also printed media...
11 Apr 2016
Minsk to host International Festival of Puppet Theaters 13-17 May
The large-scale forum held once in two years will bring together best puppet companies from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, and Israel. Since its establishment, the festival has featured performances by 50 theaters from different parts of the world...
11 Apr 2016
Team of Belarusian biologists nominated for CIS humanitarian award
They were nominated for the project to plant a series of specifically bred lilacs in hero cities in honor of Great Patriotic War heroes and sites of great battles. The project will be implemented in 2011-2018...
11 Apr 2016
Minsk to host 20th international expo Mass Media in Belarus 11-14 May
The 20th international expo Mass Media in Belarus will provide a platform to discuss the current state and development prospects of the Belarusian information environment as well as plans for the future...
9 Apr 2016
Skardino 8th in Champions Race 2016
Last year partaking in the Champions Race in Tyumen were two Belarusian athletes: Darya Domracheva who won the women’s mass start and Nadezhda Skardino...
8 Apr 2016
About Br40bn to be earmarked for Gazprom for Children in Belarus program in 2016
“The program is long-term which means we will continue taking part in various social projects aimed at the development of the children’s and youth sport in Belarus,” said the Director General of OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus to ease up visa rules soon
“We are thinking about ways to ease up visa rules for those, who would like to visit Belarus. The matter has been discussed at the level of the head of state. I think concrete steps will follow soon,” said the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus’ IVAN to perform 5th in Eurovision 2016 second semifinal
This year, just like the previous one, the running order was determined by the producers of the show. Organizers believe that this will make the show more exciting and spectacular and will give all entries an equal opportunity to shine...
8 Apr 2016
Banner of Victory replica unfolded in Mogilev square
On 8 April Mogilev took over the Star of Our Great Victory international commemorative race. A motorcade led by legendary car Pobeda (Victory) came to one of the central squares of the city for a meeting with the participation of guests from Russia’s Vladimir...
8 Apr 2016
Azarenka named March’s WTA Player of the Month
During the first spring month of 2016 the Belarusian player won two prestigious tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami to climb up to the 5th spot in the WTA and top this season’s champion race...
7 Apr 2016
Israel to host Days of Belarusian Culture, Kupala Readings in 2017
“The parties discussed issues related to cooperation with the Ashdod Municipality in the cultural sector, including the plans to hold the Days of Belarusian Culture and the Kupala Readings (to mark the poet’s 135th birthday) in 2017”...
7 Apr 2016
Grodno Religion History Museum to present Orthodox Easter exhibition in Warsaw
The exhibition will take place in the Saint Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw on 23 April – 13 May. The exhibition will feature exhibits from the museum’s seldom displayed stock to highlight Orthodox Easter traditions...
7 Apr 2016
Belarus’ tourism potential presented in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk
Prominent Belarusian sanatoriums led by Belprofsoyuzkurort took part in the international tourism expo Yenisei 2016 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk...
7 Apr 2016
Brest hosting international water polo competitions
Partaking in the competitions are swimmers (born in 2001-2002) from Brest, Gomel, Vitebsk, Minsk and Moldova’s Chisinau. The round robin tournament will take place in the 25-meter diving pool...
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