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2 Mar 2016
Special needs children to take to the runway for Moda Italia in Minsk
With every year the project acquires more and more social features, the organizers said. This time the clothes will be modeled by children and young people with disabilities and special needs. The event has been supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus...
2 Mar 2016
Belarus and Belarusians expo opens in Budapest
Visitors of the exposition will get familiar with the main stages of Belarus’ historical development and the cultural legacy of the republic. The exposition features the Belarusian nation as an indispensable part of the global community and helps understand Belarusian people...
2 Mar 2016
Maslenitsa Week in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Visitors will be treated to a theatrical performance and an interesting program with games and entertainment. Everyone will also be able to learn how to cook Maslenitsa pancakes, enjoy a field kitchen and herbal tea...
1 Mar 2016
Belarus’ Interior Ministry museum to offer free entry to all policemen
Any policeman who comes to the museum in uniform will be able to visit it free of charge,” said Belarus’ Interior Minister Igor Shunevich...
1 Mar 2016
Minsk named cheapest tourist destination for Russians on 8 March
The top ten included Barcelona, Prague, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Warsaw, Helsinki, Minsk, Budapest and Berlin...
1 Mar 2016
Lukashenko’s interview with CCTV to be included in One Belt, One Road documentary
The film is dedicated to the Silk Road Economic Belt. Among other things, the authors of the documentary series are planning to highlight the achievements of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation. The film will be aired on CCTV in June 2016...
1 Mar 2016
Belarus elected Vice Chair of Universal Postal Congress in Istanbul
This is the first time that Belarus has been elected to this position. The host country Turkey will be the chair of the congress...
1 Mar 2016
Four Polish visa centers open in Belarus on 1 March
Visas will still be issued by the Embassy or the consulates of Poland. Regardless of the place where the documents are filed, all decisions on the visa on will be taken by a consul personally...
1 Mar 2016
Winners of Union State Award in Literature and Art announced
Among the winners are the team comprising Archpriest Fyodor Povny, the senior priest of the All Saints parish in Minsk, Vladimir Slobodchikov, a sculptor, honored worker of arts of Belarus...
29 Feb 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: March 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
29 Feb 2016
Alexei Gross picked as Belarus’ entry for Vitebsk 2016 song contest
The singer was chosen out of ten finalists by a professional jury chaired by People’s Artist of Belarus Mikhail Finberg on 29 February. It was not for the first time that Mikhail Finberg chaired the jury...
28 Feb 2016
Romanian choir Aletheia wins Grand Prix of Orthodox Church Music Festival in Grodno
The 15th edition of the International Orthodox Church Music Festival Kolozha Chime gathered more than thirty choirs and ensembles from eight countries in the Belarusian city of Grodno. The jury traditionally chose winners in several categories...
27 Feb 2016
Minsk to host Japanese Cinema Week
The festival will open with drama film Homeland directed by Nao Kubota. The film is set in the exclusion zone of Fukushima Prefecture struck by a tsunami and a nuclear plant accident...
26 Feb 2016
Belarus’ representative elected Chairperson of CSW Working Group on Communications
“The Working Group on Communications considers communications submitted to the Commission by individuals or organizations with regard to violations of women’s rights. The Working Group on Communications comprises Belarus, Belgium, China, Liberia and Uruguay”...
25 Feb 2016
Belarusian pavilion praised as one of the most beautiful at VDNKh in Moscow
“We want the pavilion to be not just a cultural landmark, but a bridge for trade cooperation opening new horizons for our countries. It is a venue for dialogue and communication"...
25 Feb 2016
Belarus to hold Days of Regions in Moscow in 2016
“We have signed an action plan for 2016. The plan includes the Days of Belarusian Regions, fairs and information and cultural exhibitions,” noted Vladimir Koltovich...
25 Feb 2016
Four Polish visa centers to open in Belarus by 1 March
Visas will still be issued by the Embassy or the consulates of Poland. Later the Polish visa application centers will be opened in Mogilev, Baranovichi, Pinsk and Lida...
25 Feb 2016
Belarusian hair stylists, make-up artists win first prize at contest in St. Petersburg
The team took part in the competition with the support of the Trade Ministry, the Belarusian Association of Hair Stylists and Beauticians, and the public association Creative Youth League. The delegation comprised 46 members from different parts of Belarus, including Minsk and Minsk Oblast, Gomel, Brest, and Baranovichi...
24 Feb 2016
New Face of Silk Road photo exhibition opens in Minsk
Alongside with the press conference organized by the Chinese embassy in Belarus, the photo exposition is one of the events making part of the program to celebrate China’s Spring Festival in Minsk...
24 Feb 2016
Kolozha Chime brings together church music performers from eight countries
The festival brings together different music cultures and church singing traditions. Kolozha Chime has brought together 35 choirs and ensembles from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Armenia, Serbia, and France...
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