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21 Mar 2017
Kino-mo visual solutions featured at Cabsat 2017 in Dubai
The project developed by Belarusian Art Stavenka and Kiryl Chykeyuk has been included in the list of the top ten projects picked by USA Today. The device designed by the two Belarusians produces holography-like 3D content at a small fraction of the cost of real holograms...
21 Mar 2017
Healthcare of Belarus expo opens in Minsk
Healthcare of Belarus is the country’s biggest medical expo that is traditionally attended by leaders of the medical and pharmaceutical industry, developers of new technologies in disease diagnostics and treatment. India will be a partner country of the expo. The country will display a united exposition of nearly 50 national companies...
20 Mar 2017
Plans for collection of Maxim Bogdanovich’s poetry in Spanish in 2017
A literary soiree dedicated to Maxim Bogdanovich’s art took place in the cafe Cosmico in Madrid, Spain on 18 March. Verses by Maxim Bogdanovich, texts of his letters, recollections of the poet’s contemporaries in Belarusian and Russian were recited during the soiree...
20 Mar 2017
Yanka Kupala exhibition arranged in Kiev
The exhibition called “Destinies of Ukrainians and Belarusians linked together” celebrates the life of the Belarusian classic and explores the meaning of Taras Shevchenko’s legacy for the poet. Yanka Kupala was the one who translated his famous poem My Testament into Belarusian...
20 Mar 2017
Grodno enjoys record-breaking visitor numbers two weekends in a row
Since late October 2016, Grodno and its surroundings have welcomed over 5,800 visa-free tourists. The majority of them were Lithuanians. Tours to Grodno are also popular with the Poles, Latvians and Germans...
20 Mar 2017
Almaty theater to open forum
This is a produciton of Tadeusz Slobodzianek’s play Our Class by director Barzu Abdurazzakov. The tragedy was the 2015 best Almaty performance and got international awards in 2016. This year the playbill will feature 22 plays by 20 theaters from 10 countries...
20 Mar 2017
Two silver medals for Belarus at FIG World Cup 2017 AGF Trophy in Baku
The Belarusian scored 14,666 points in the Men’s TV event to claim silver. Chris Remkes of Australia collected gold with the total of 14,866. Bronze went to Zachari Hrimeche, 14,616 points. Ilya Yakovlev of Belarus failed to qualify for the final, placing 11th with 13,617 points...
18 Mar 2017
Maria Magilnaya to represent Belarus at Vitebsk 2017 Junior Song Contest
The final featured ten young contestants. The jury decided the winner through an open vote. This voting system was used to choose Belarus’ entry for the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time. Maria Magilnaya is twelve. She is a winner of several international song contests...
17 Mar 2017
Belarus to join WWF’s Earth Hour on 25 March
Minskers will be invited to turn off their lights from 20.30 to 21.30. The city will switch off the lighting of administrative buildings, homes, and architectural monuments. The annual Earth Hour campaign engages over two billion people in 7,000 cities and towns in 170 countries. People are free to decide which appliances to switch off and for how long, and the city authorities initiate turning off the illumination of municipal buildings...
16 Mar 2017
Dedicated project for Italian culture, art during Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
"A short while ago I met with the ambassador of Italy to Belarus. We talked about the possibility of arranging an Italian project as part of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. If an Italian day is too much, then at least a program made up of several events may be in order: a concert featuring instrumentalists from a musical academy, an exhibition by an Italian painter and other events," Alexander Sidorenko said...
16 Mar 2017
Julio Iglesias, Jr. and others: Slavonic Bazaar concert program announced
“When working on the concert programs we take into account the tastes of our audience. We would like to introduce them to new names,” Alexander Sidorenko, the director of the festival, told a press conference on 16 March. “For example, we have organized many multi-artist concerts and brought many young artists, budding teams"...
16 Mar 2017
Slavonic Bazaar tickets to go on sale on 17 March
The first tickets for some of the festival concerts went to box offices on 17 February. The second sales phase get underway. As of 17 March, tickets will be available for all the events to be held in the Summer Amphitheater (so far, the program includes 17 of them)...
16 Mar 2017
Minsk most popular destination for Russian travelers during May break
Prague, Barcelona, Baku, Vienna, Tbilisi, Budapest, Yerevan, Tallinn and Riga are also in top ten. Russians are expected to spend three nights...
16 Mar 2017
Vera Lapko, Arina Sobolenko into Shenzhen Open quarterfinals
World No.293 Vera Lapko saw off Nina Stojanovic of Serbia (World No.130) in two sets 6-3, 6-2. Fellow Belarusian Arina Sobolenko (142) defeated Chang Kai-chen of China (118) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)...
15 Mar 2017
Minsk to host French Film Weekend 24-26 March
The event will be held as part of the Francophone Days in Belarus in cooperation with the French diplomatic mission and the Swiss Embassy office in Minsk. Films will be screened in Raketa Cinema House...
14 Mar 2017
Sobolenko into Shenzhen Open round two, Lapko through qualifying
World No. 142 Arina Sobolenko of Belarus got off to a good start at the Shenzhen Open in China beating Jing Lu of China (World No.226) 7-5, 6-2 in the opener. Vera Lapko of Belarus, ranked 293rd in the world, completed her qualifying run with seeing off Kyoka Okamura of Japan (261) 6-0, 6-0. Vera Lapko will face World No.307 Jessica Pieri of Italy in the first round of the main draw...
14 Mar 2017
Belteleradiocompany to shoot episode for Naviband’s Eurovision postcard
This year, TV companies of all the Eurovision participating countries will take part in filming the postcards. The organizers will shoot the second part of the postcards in Kiev in May. The postcards will be themed around sincere emotions of the contestants who will be in the spotlight at the major European music event...
13 Mar 2017
Belarus’ food map now available online
The major goal of the project is to demonstrate Belarus’ rich culinary heritage which survived mostly in the rural area only. The website provides a big variety of local dishes, recipes and their history. Visitors will find here information about gastronomic routes and festivals around Belarus. The website also has a section about “culinary ghosts”, dishes which recipes have almost been committed to oblivion...
10 Mar 2017
Domracheva 3rd in Women’s Sprint in Finland
Norway’s Tiril Eckhoff shot clean for her first win of the season in 19:18.5. Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier, with one penalty was second, 18.3 seconds back. Darya Domracheva matched Tiril Eckhoff on the shooting range to finish third, 20.4 seconds back (19:38.8)...
10 Mar 2017
Belarusian drama theater partaking in Serbian festival
The Belarusian artists will show an adaptation of August Strindberd’s play The Pelican directed by Alexander Gartsuyev. A presentation of the Belarusian theater took place in Belgrade on 10 March...
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