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31 Oct 2016
Minsk to host three film exhibitions ahead of Listapad 2016
The exhibition entitled as Janis Streics: Films, People, Epoch, dedicated to one of the Guests of Honor of the festival, Latvian filmmaker Janis Streics, will open at the Belarusian Film History Museum on 3 November. Janis Streics has made 22 films and written a lot of screenplays, has played in films himself...
31 Oct 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: November 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Oct 2016
Belarus to host Austrian Cultural Season
The Faraway and Close Austria program from the Chamber Orchestra of Belarus under the baton of Yevgeny Bushkov will open the Austrian Cultural Season in Belarus on 5 November. The orchestra will perform Mozart Violin Concerto #5 and also the compositions of modern Austrian composers...
31 Oct 2016
Etihad Airways plans to include Belarus in its tourist package
“The company is planning to include tours to Belarus in its tourist package next year. The company has a travel agency, and they will offer a trip to Belarus as part of a package offer. Relevant ads will be posted on the airline’s flights, and in the media,” Belarus’ Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Roman Golovchenko...
28 Oct 2016
Turkey to host Days of Belarusian Culture from 30 October to 4 November
The State Dance Company of Belarus led by People’s Artist of Belarus Valentin Dudkevich will give concerts in the cities of Ankara and Eskisehir. The Belarusian news agency BelTA will present its photo exhibition Belarus Today that features 41 photos about different aspects of life in Belarus...
26 Oct 2016
Tourist information center of Poland’s Podlaskie Voivodeship opens in Grodno
The center is housed by the Grodno tourist information center. Its opening was timed to coincide with the commencement of the agreement on visa-free travel to the tourism and recreation park Augustow Canal, Grodno and nearby areas. Members of a Polish delegation led by Jerzy Leszczynski, Marshal of Podlaskie Voivodeship, were the first tourists to enter Belarus’ Grodno Oblast visa-free on 26 October...
26 Oct 2016
Over 200 opera singers apply for Minsk Christmas Singing Competition
The competition will feature the young signers from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Canada, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Lithuania, United States, France, Mongolia, China, Armenia, Israel, Latvia, Turkey, Sweden, Korea and Ireland. All in all, 226 vocalists have applied for the event which will be running in Minsk on 7-13 December...
26 Oct 2016
Plans to set up center of traditional Chinese medicine in Minsk Oblast
The main healthcare department of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee will supply the center of traditional Chinese medicine with equipment for diagnosis and treatment. The Chinese partners, for their part, will send some two or three traditional medicine specialists to Minsk Oblast every year...
25 Oct 2016
Chinese, Arabs interested in recreation in Belarusian sanatoriums
Svetlana Yeshchenko, Head of the Sales Department of the Belarusian state-run travel agency Tsentrkurort, confirmed that fewer Russians come to enjoy Belarusian sanatoriums now. Tourists from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan come to Belarus...
25 Oct 2016
Belarus’ Herasimenia wins Women’s 50m Free silver in Tokyo
Few days earlier Aliaksandra Herasimenia posted a third-place finish of 24.40 in Women’s 50 Free at the 2016 FINA World Cup in Singapore. Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich finished fourth with a 50.56 in Men’s 100m Back in Tokyo...
24 Oct 2016
Belarusian books on display at Belgrade book fair
Serbia knows and loves Belarus. Dozens of people, while getting familiar with the Belarusian book, remember Belarus’ political and moral support of Serbia, the visits of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to Belgrade, the strong Belarusian-Serbian friendship...
24 Oct 2016
Vasily Kiriyenko wins Chrono des Nations Time Trial in France
One of the best Belarusian cyclists, a member of Skyteam, covered the 51km distance in 1:04.08. Vasily Kiriyenko surpassed Spain’s Jonathan Castroviejo by five seconds. Martin Toft Madsen of Denmark finished third (59 seconds behind the winner)...
24 Oct 2016
International Festival of Modern Choreography in Vitebsk on 22-27 November
The festival will open with the Giselle premiere by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus produced by famous Ukrainian choreographer Radu Poklitaru...
21 Oct 2016
Honorary consulate of Belarus opened in Thessaloniki
Belarus’ adherence to bolstering and enhancing bilateral ties in all spheres of interest for cooperation between the two countries was noted during the opening ceremony. In Thessaloniki the Belarusian delegation met with representatives of the Greek private sector, who are interested in establishing and developing trade contacts with Belarus...
21 Oct 2016
Grodno to open its tourist information center in Bialystok 27 October
“The center will provide visitors with full information, in printed and electronic form, about the tourist potential of Grodno and surrounding areas, hotels, catering and service facilities, agro-estates, health resorts, tourist firms, and the rules of entry to the Augustow Canal Park”...
21 Oct 2016
Belarus’ best books on show in Germany
The Belarusian exposition at the 68th Frankfurt Book Fair held at the well-known exhibition center Frankfurter Messe on 19-23 October invites to see the best books of 2015-2016, with a special emphasis placed on the books about the country and its national culture...
20 Oct 2016
Rare photos of pre-war Bialystok on display in Belarusian Brest
The exhibition features over 30 photos taken by Boleslaw Augustis in 1935-1939. The photos bear witness to important historical events that happened in his native city. The artist also covered marches, marriages, and funerals. The black-and-white photos clearly reflect the age between the wars...
20 Oct 2016
Pope Francis presented with his book in Belarusian translation
The book was presented during a general audience in the Vatican by Vitebsk bishop Oleg Butkevich and Apostolic Visitor for Greek Catholics in Belarus Archimandrite Sergei Gayek. Pope Francis signed two copies of the book. The one will be kept in the Belarusian editors’ office of the Vatican Radio and the other will go to Belarus...
20 Oct 2016
Listapad 2016 program to feature 159 films
83 of them will make part of the competition program. The feature film competition program will present 11 films, while the Youth on the March program will feature 12. Eight films will be competing in the children’s and youth competition, with 12 films making the documentary program...
20 Oct 2016
Belarus’ national flag to venture into outer space
A national flag of Belarus will be sent into outer space. Pilot cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Oleg Novitsky intends to take the flag on board of the next flight to the International Space Station as a token of honor and respect for the native country...
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