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29 Dec 2016
Tourism promotional booklet on Belarus available in eight languages
The publication will be available at international tourism expos in the countries where the National Tourism Agency will present Belarus in 2017, at Belarus’ diplomatic missions. The booklet will be available in eight languages: Russian, Polish, German, English, French, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew...
28 Dec 2016
MAZ race trucks shipped to Argentina, heading for Dakar start line
The MAZ-SPORTavto team are on their way from Buenos Aires to Paraguay's capital of Asuncion. The race trucks will travel a distance of over 1,000km. “When we get to the destination, we will check the trucks once again, fix small problems if any. This will take us little time. Technically, the vehicles are all ready,” Dmitry Boboryko added...
27 Dec 2016
Belarusian Culture Days in France attract over 50,000 visitors in 2016
“A total of 41 events were held in 20 cities in France. Of these, 38 activities were financed by sponsors, patrons and from extrabudgetary sources of cultural institutions of Belarus,” the Embassy said...
27 Dec 2016
Series of books about Belarusian diasporas to be published in Belarus
The Publishing House Zvyazda was named winner in the competition for implemnting one of the projects of the subprogram “Belarusians in the world” under the state program “Culture of Belarus” in 2016-2020. The first book in the series by Alexander Karlyukevich will be released in January 2017...
27 Dec 2016
Information center about visa-free travels to Belarusian Grodno to open in Lithuania in January
The center will offer information about ways of visiting Grodno Oblast with a focus on recreation in the visa-free zone. The tourism information center will be set up together with Lithuanian partners in the city of Birstonas. Cooperation with Birstonas has existed for a long time for the sake of implementing tourism industry projects. Sections offering information about Grodno Oblast will be opened later on in similar tourism information centers in Marijampole, Alytus...
26 Dec 2016
No Christmas street lights in Belarus on 26 December as a sign of solidarity with Russia
By the decision of President Alexander Lukashenko, flags are flown at half-mast over the President’s Residence and other government buildings in Belarus in solidarity with the Russian nation. Entertainment events and programs are restricted during the day...
26 Dec 2016
Book of Condolences to be available at Russian Embassy in Minsk for 2 days
The Book of Condolences will be available for signing from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00 on 26 December and 27 December...
23 Dec 2016
World Tourism Organization to help Belarus create country’s brand
“We are focusing on our own accomplishments but we are going to invite serious world experts in the future. An international conference on the branding of territories will take place in Minsk on 5-7 July 2017"...
23 Dec 2016
Visitors of Minsk book fair to learn about Francysk Skaryna Library in London
The United Kingdom will be a Guest of Honor at the 24th Minsk International Book Fair. The program will be divided into three main sections: publishing business, the English language and education opportunities in the UK...
22 Dec 2016
Top athletes honored in Minsk
Representatives of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus and the sports and tourism department of Minsk City Hall also honored the athletes and coaches for the results achieved at the 31st Summer Olympic Games and the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro...
22 Dec 2016
Grodno welcomes first visa-free tourists from United States, Ireland, Macedonia
Tourists from a growing number of countries have already used the opportunity to visit Belarus since the introduction of the visa-free travel on 26 October. The recreation park Augustow Canal and the surrounding area have already hosted visa-free travelers from 21 countries. As of the beginning of the week, over 1,800 foreign nationals visited Grodno Oblast without a visa...
21 Dec 2016
Belavia’s third rebranded aircraft touches down at Minsk National Airport
Another cornflower-blue aircraft arrived in Minsk from Seattle, the United States late on 21 December. Belavia’s first rebranded aircraft touched down in Belarus on 15 August. The second one was in Minsk on 28 September...
21 Dec 2016
Chinese culture center opens in Minsk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming emphasized the importance of strengthening the cultural ties between the two countries as he attended the ceremony. He recalled that the intergovernmental agreement on mutual establishment of culture centers was signed during the visit of China President Xi Jinping to Minsk in May 2015...
21 Dec 2016
Belarus to present national high-tech expo in USA in 2017
“The State Science and Technology Committee will organize the national exposition of advanced technologies on the U.S. market. For the first time in the past 10-15 years we will have an opportunity to display our best projects on the U.S. market,” Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus said...
21 Dec 2016
Minsk to build new sports facilities ahead of European Games 2019
“Our number one goal is to build the track-and-field stadium Dinamo that will host the opening ceremony. The second facility, the Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, is scheduled to be delivered in mid 2018,” Andrei Shorets said...
21 Dec 2016
Book of Condolences opened at German Embassy in Minsk
Germany pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack at the Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured about 50. The Book of Condolences will be available for signing on 21 December from 14.00 to 17.00, on 22 December from 10.00 to 16.00, and on 23 December from 10.00 to 14.00...
20 Dec 2016
Artists from 15 countries perform in opera gala in Minsk
Great opera arias and duets, musical hits and familiar melodies performed by opera singers and accompanied by virtuoso musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus created the unique atmosphere of the Christmas Opera Fete. The conductor was Andrei Galanov...
20 Dec 2016
Christmas and New Year in Belarus
Christmas and New Year are a wonderful opportunity to travel around Belarus and get immersed in the magic of winter holidays at hospitable ecotourism centers and farmsteads, health centers, ski resorts, and the estate of the Belarusian Father Frost. The holidays are also a perfect time to visit the most popular tourist attractions, take part in folk rituals, and, of course, taste dishes of the national cuisine...
20 Dec 2016
Belarus to host over 70 international sports events in 2017
Thus, the 13th Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus will take place on 1-9 January. Belarus will be hosting the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating on 10-12 February...
20 Dec 2016
Book of Condolences opened at Russian Embassy in Minsk
The Russian Embassy in Minsk opened the Book of Condolences to pay tribute to the memory of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov who was killed in a terrorist attack in Ankara. It will be available for signing on 20 December from 14.00 to 17.00 and on 21 and 22 December from 10.00 to 17.00 with a break between 13.00 to 14:00...
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