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25 Mar 2017
Minsk to host international tourism services fair on 5-8 April
It will be the 20th international spring fair of tourism services on record. Over 110 companies from Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Greece, Albania, Italy, Georgia, Portugal, Latvia, and Slovakia will participate in the fair...
25 Mar 2017
Over 200 people participate in Kuropaty cleanup action in Minsk
Representatives of various enterprises and companies, organizations, and public associations, including the Belarusian national youth union BRSM and Belaya Rus took part in the Kuropaty cleanup action. Eleven vehicles were used to remove non-merchantable timber from the site...
25 Mar 2017
Belarusian books gifted to Paris institute
The books were handed over during the solemn opening of the Belarusian pavilion as part of the Paris Book Fair (Salon Livre Paris) on 24 March. The key purpose of the Belarusian national pavilion is to draw the attention of general public abroad to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus under the UNESCO aegis in 2017...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus' exposition at Paris Book Fair: 500 years of Belarusian book printing
The delegation of Belarusian book printers did not only presented new books to visitors of the Paris Book Fair but also donated some of the publications to the Paris-based National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO). The donation of Belarusian books is one of the events of the Belarusians in the World program of the Culture of Belarus state program...
24 Mar 2017
Belavia plans to launch Vitebsk-Kaliningrad flight on 9 June
In summer the airport will serve five new domestic and international destinations. One of them is a regular flight from Vitebsk to Kaliningrad. The flights will be operated by the Belarusian air carrier Belavia twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays...
24 Mar 2017
Belarusian polar explorers test new deep-sea ROV in Antarctic
The polar explorers upgraded the device by attaching GoPro cameras to it, which shoot simultaneously with the device. “The explorers got unique photo and video footage of the underwater world near the shore. Now, it is possible to study the species, their population and possible usage,” Vladislav Myamin noted...
24 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Visa-free stay in Belarus may be extended if necessary
“If five days are not enough, we will extend this period. Why should we be afraid? Belarus is an open country with open economy, and people should come here in an open way. It does not do harm to anybody,” Alexander Lukashenko is convinced...
24 Mar 2017
Border checkpoint Lesnaya-Rudawka to be opened for pedestrians, cyclists 1 May
“Grodno Oblast and the Polish side are currently working out joint tourist routes from Bialystok, Augustow Canal to Grodno. We need to open this checkpoint to launch the joint routes. The status of Lesnaya-Rudawka will be changed from the river border checkpoint to the cyclist- pedestrian- and river checkpoint”...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus’ Bronislav Samoilov wins 13.3km team time trial in Italy
Belarusian cyclist Bronislav Samoilov won the 13.3km team time trial as part of Poland’s CCC Sprandi Polkowice at the first stage of Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali in Italy. The teams were divided into quarters, with the total of 50 quarters participating in the race...
24 Mar 2017
Domracheva, Bjorndalen to be Guests of Honor at Anna Bogaliy Cup
The three-time Olympic champion and her husband plan to attend the competitions among the best young biathletes of Russia on 25 March. They are expected to take part in the awards ceremony together with Anna Bogaliy...
24 Mar 2017
Arina Sobolenko among World Group Heart Award nominees
Arina Sobolenko had an impressive 2016 which saw her make a huge leap up the rankings from No. 548 to No. 159. She made her Fed Cup debut for Belarus in last year’s World Group play-off, playing in the dead doubles rubber. The 18-year-old was back in action in this year’s World Group first round, playing live rubbers...
23 Mar 2017
Minsk Language Festival to showcase over 50 languages
The visitors of the festival will be able to get acquainted with rare and popular, modern and extinct languages, from Kaqchikel to Old Belarusian. The program of the festival will also feature eight popular science lectures on linguistics and five – on Belarusian studies...
23 Mar 2017
Belarus first in CIS to use new cutting-edge technology for AAA treatment
Belarusian surgeons operated on two patients together with their Dutch colleagues on 22 March. New-type stent-grafts were placed at the site of the aneurysm. “This is an absolutely new device, the most advanced technology available,” noted Valery Stelmashok, the head of the laboratory of emergency and interventional cardiology at the National Cardiology Research Center...
23 Mar 2017
Yanka Kupala theater to tour China in autumn
In 2016, Yanka Kupala theater joined the Silk Road International League of Theaters as part of China’s Silk Road initiative uniting 65 countries. In autumn, the theater plans to go on tour to Beijing. At the moment, the sides are discussing the playbill for the tour which will consist of six performances. The Belarusian theater has also been invited to partake in the festival of national theaters in Lvov in November. The theater is going to show Pinsk Gentry there...
23 Mar 2017
Belarus to turn off lights for Earth Hour on 25 March
Building lighting will be off for an hour along Independence Avenue, Pobeditelei Avenue, Partizansky Avenue, Pritytskogo Street and other streets. We invite all organizations and Minskers to join the Earth Hour event. The lights will be off on the National Library, shopping centers, universities and cafes, architectural monuments...
23 Mar 2017
Kupalye festival in Alexandria to go international
“We seek to create an unforgettable, colorful, interesting, and eventful celebration. This year, the key event of the festival will be an international circus and variety show Kupalye Marches Across the Globe, ending with grandiose fireworks,” Yelena Bobrova said...
22 Mar 2017
Vitebsk to host festival of murals during Slavianski Bazaar 2017
Boris Svetlov said that the idea to decorate the buildings in Chagall’s city was among the proposals submitted during the Cultural Initiatives for Belarus contest held in 2016, the Year of Culture in Belarus. The contest was about brand new ideas, and such included some 30 projects...
22 Mar 2017
TIBO 2017 to host start-up contest
The winners of the contest will be awarded grants to fund their business plans for the National Contest of Innovative Projects. They will also be awarded prizes, diplomas and certificates for an intensive start-up training course at the BSU School of Business and Management...
21 Mar 2017
Cui Qiming: Belarus-China youth and children’s exchanges will be continued
The Ambassador stressed that more than 2,000 Chinese students receive education in Belarus, while over 500 Belarusians study in China. Cui Qiming noted that students of China and Belarus teamed up to organize the Chinese-Belarusian youth innovation forum. This year, Belarus will host the China-Belarus youth competitions on robotics technology...
21 Mar 2017
Belarusian swimmers win 12 medals at Serbian Open Championships
Aleksandra Gerasimenya of Belarus finished first in the women’s 50m freestyle in 25.36 seconds. Second was fellow Belarusian Yulia Khitraya, clocking 26.01 seconds. Aleksandra Gerasimenya was also the first to touch the wall in the women’s 50m backstroke (28.14 seconds). Gold medals were collected by Yulia Khitraya in the women’s 100m freestyle (56.29 seconds)...
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