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30 Sep 2016
Belarus’ Embassy in China marks Lukashenko’s state visit with envelope dedication ceremony
Attending the event was Belarus’ Ambassador to China Kirill Rudy and China’s Ambassador to Belarus Cui Qiming. The front of the envelope features a portrait of the Belarusian President and his message To Chinese Friends with Wishes of Wellbeing, his signature and the China Post stamp...
29 Sep 2016
Belarus’ consulate general opens in Chinese Guangzhou
A corresponding intergovernmental agreement was signed in the presence of the heads of state in Beijing on 29 September. The Finance Ministry was authorized to finance the opening and maintenance of the consulate general using the funds allocated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
29 Sep 2016
Belarus to partake in formation of Silk Road Information Belt
This is envisaged in a joint declaration which was signed by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and China President Xi Jinping after the official negotiations in Beijing. The sides are going to use Belarusian data processing centers, including those established with the participation of Chinese companies, together...
28 Sep 2016
18th-19th century Belarusian icons, bells to go on display in Warsaw on 2 October
“The exhibition ‘Gates of Faith. 18th-19th Century Belarusian Icons and Bells from the Holdings of the NASB Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture’ will open at the Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw on 2 October"...
28 Sep 2016
Film directors from seven countries to partake in 2016 Listapad National Film Schools Competition
The National Film Schools Competition was founded in 2012. Since its establishment, it has screened more than 50 films by students and alumni of different film schools of Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy and Finland...
28 Sep 2016
Minsk conference to mark CIS’ 25th anniversary on 28-29 September
Partaking in the conference will be representatives of the CIS bodies of sectoral cooperation, scientific and education establishments: CIS basic organizations, national academies of sciences, international and public organizations, regional associations. The program will also include a session of the Consultative Board for Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Transfer of the International Association of Academies of Sciences...
27 Sep 2016
Belarusian books receive high praise in Turkmenistan
Belarusian book publishers have participated in the international expo and fair Book – the Way to Cooperation and Progress in Ashgabat. A number of Belarusian books were honored with awards during the expo. For instance, the book Belarusian Folk Musical Instruments (Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia publishing house) got Second Prize in the Popular Science category...
27 Sep 2016
Natalya Nikityuk of Belarus wins world skydiving championship
The championship took place in the Skydive Chicago Center, USA. Complicated weather conditions certainly made the jumps difficult. However, the Belarusian athlete managed to demonstrate the best result in the precision landing event. China came second, with Russia landing third. Anna Bokovaya of Belarus came fourth in the precision landing event...
26 Sep 2016
Belarusian cardiologists to use more nanosized diamonds
“I am talking about cardiographs shaped virtually as an optic fiber. They can measure the heart’s magnetic activity for diagnostic purposes,” said Sergei Kilin, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus at the ICONO/LAT 2016 conference in Minsk...
26 Sep 2016
Tourbusiness 2016 expo to focus on inbound, domestic tourism
“This year’s edition of the forum will be different from the previous ones. The focus will be placed on Belarus’ tourism potential, that is on inbound and domestic tourism. Previously, the emphasis was on outbound tourism,” Mikhail Portnoi explained...
26 Sep 2016
Belavia’s second rebranded aircraft to arrive in Minsk 28 September
The second out of three Boeing 737-800 ordered in 2014 will arrive in Minsk late on 28 September. Belavia’s first rebranded aircraft landed in Minsk National Airport on 15 August. The third one is expected in Minsk in December. The plane comes in white and blue colors, with a cornflower beautifying the tail...
26 Sep 2016
Belarusian artists partake in Salon d’Automne in France
The opening ceremony was attended by Belarusian artists Vladislav Kufko from Brest and Yuri Nesteruk from Mogilev, among others. The exhibition features works by contemporary Belarusian artists Sergei Belooky, Leonid Rotko and Yuri Khilko...
23 Sep 2016
Exhibition opened to highlight 45th anniversary of Brest Fortress memorial
The exhibition is timed to the 45th anniversary since the memorial was opened. The photo project is divided into a historical part and a modern part. The former relies on photos from the museum’s own stock. They were made in the 1950-1970s. The latter features works submitted for the contest A Look at the Brest Fortress that took place in July-September 2016...
23 Sep 2016
Day of Azerbaijani Culture in Minsk on 1 October
The festival will kick off in the capital’s Upper Town at midday. Minsk residents and visitors will enjoy Azerbaijani folk music and the Lezghinka dance performed by Legends of the Caucasus and Sarı Gelin. Visitors to the celebrations will be invited to attend workshops of Azerbaijani cuisine...
23 Sep 2016
Russian-funded film highlights 60th anniversary of Brest Fortress Defense Museum
Andrei Shishkanov, one of the project’s initiators, said during the presentation that rare documentaries and photos from personal and state archives had been used to make the film...
22 Sep 2016
Plans for Italian-Belarusian dictionary
The Italian-Belarusian dictionary will be the first lexicographic reference book in the history of the Belarusian linguistics developed for translating texts of different genres and styles, fist of all, fiction and popular-science literature from Italian to Belarusian...
21 Sep 2016
Bike 4 SDGs gathers participants from 35 countries in Volozhin District
“Representatives of 35 countries have gathered here today to have a bike ride and make a canoe trip,” said Sanaka Samarasinha. The goal of the event is to pay attention to the environment that should be preserved for the future generations.
20 Sep 2016
Belarus to host ISU European Figure Skating Championship 2019
The tournament will take place on 21-27 January 2019. It is planned that the competitions will be held at Minsk Arena. Apart from the Belarusian capital, competing to host the ISU European Figure Skating Championship 2019 was Zagreb, Graz, Kiev and Tallinn...
20 Sep 2016
Nearly 4,000 bikers to gather for H.O.G. Rally Minsk
Apart from the traditional motorcycle rally from the Mound of Glory to the Sports Palace in the company of the road patrol service Strela, Minsk residents and guests will be treated to a children’s village featuring young traffic wardens, exhibition shows from Russian and Belarusian road police officers...
20 Sep 2016
Dancers of Belarus’ Bolshoi win third prize at International Ballet Competition in Astana
The competition brought together ballet dancers from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Japan and other countries. Astana Opera was the venue of the international cultural forum. The program of the competition was designed in such a way as to enable the contestants to demonstrate all their talents and skills...
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