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17 Nov 2016
Plans to set up center of Chinese medicine in Gomel
A relevant agreement was reached during the visit of an official delegation of Gomel Oblast to China’s Sichuan Province. The delegation met with representatives of the Sichuan Provincial Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the city of Chengdu. The Chinese side was invited to consider several potential sites for the center...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko calls for more transparency in investigation of doping scandals in sport
“Athletes can win without doping, pharmaceuticals, but we need to make sure the playing field is level for all. This industry needs to be open to all"...
16 Nov 2016
Visa-free travels in Grodno in spotlight during tourism expo in Warsaw
A common stand has been prepared to highlight how tourists can visit the Augustow Canal Park and the surrounding territory without visas for a period of five days. Belarusian travel agencies will present their own stands. The potential of healthcare tourism in Grodno Oblast with a focus on sanatoriums in the visa-free zone will be presented as well...
16 Nov 2016
Hotel built with participation of Turkish investor inaugurated in Ostrovets
Sun Hotel is the first facility of a kind in Ostrovets. The hotel can accommodate over 100 guests. The 6-story building has more than 60 rooms: single and double, VIP-rooms. The construction of a restaurant, a pizzeria, a conference room, fitness parlor, sports halls is underway...
15 Nov 2016
Belarus’ Junior Eurovision entry draws spot in first part of Grand Final
Belarus’ entry Alexander Minyonok and the Vitebsk show ballet company Sensatsiya walked along the Red Carpet. Alexander Minyonok drew 13th spot during the draw ceremony, which means that he would perform in the first part of the showl. The organizers will later decide upon the exact final runnign order in each of the groups...
15 Nov 2016
Korean Film Days in Brest on 17-20 November
Films will be screened in the Belarus Cinema House in original with Russian subtitles. Brest residents and visitors will see six films produced in the Republic of Korea. These will be a historical drama, family, romantic and music comedies, and a detective-melodrama...
14 Nov 2016
Belarus to spend about $50m on 2nd European Games
The President added that there are many sports facilities in country, the construction of the Dinamo stadium is in progress, plans have been made to erect a national football stadium...
11 Nov 2016
Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2016
The program of Listapad Film Festival 2016 included over 160 films from 52 countries: world premieres, feature films and documentaries, debut films from young filmmakers, national retrospectives, out-of-competition screenings...
10 Nov 2016
American journalist to shoot documentary about Chernobyl exclusion zone
Philip Grossman is the author of the photo exhibition “Chernobyl: tragedy, lessons, hope” organized with the support of Belarus at the UN Secretariat in New York in April 2016. Vladimir Makei told the American guest about the large-scale efforts undertaken by Belarus to mitigate the Chernobyl impact. During his meeting with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei Philip Grossman shared his impressions from a trip to the districts of Gomel Oblast...
10 Nov 2016
About 25,000 foreigners get Belarusian tourist visas every year
According to the source, along with facilitating the acquisition of Belarusian visas the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs works hard to simplify entrance procedures for foreign citizens in 2015-2016. A draft presidential decree is in development to allow citizens of 80 countries to stay in Belarus for five days without visas, provided they enter the country via the Minsk National Airport...
10 Nov 2016
Belarusian tourists visiting Latvia double over five years
In that connection, Latvian Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens expressed the view that, given the demand today and in the future, there is a need to promote bilateral cooperation in tourism and to develop relevant projects...
10 Nov 2016
Belarusian-Latvian tourism business forum underway in Minsk
The forum will be aimed at strengthening the bilateral ties between Belarus and Latvia. The Belarusian and Latvian participants expressed confidence that the business forum will become a regular event and will contribute to the effort to boost the exchange of tourists between the two countries...
10 Nov 2016
Minsk National Airport hits three million passenger milestone
The three-millionth passenger flew with Belavia from St. Petersburg. Vasily Kornev stressed that this is the first time in the history of the Belarusian civil aviation that the airport has hit three million passenger milestone...
10 Nov 2016
Plans to make Austrian Cultural Season regular event in Belarus
The Austrian Cultural Season will start in 2016 and will continue into the next year. “Maybe we will make it a regular event in Belarus,” Belarus’ Culture Minister Boris Svetlov said...
10 Nov 2016
Days of Tajik Culture kick off in Belarus
Tajikistan’s culture in Belarus will be presented by the best cultural representatives. The program of the Days will include concerts, an exhibition of 40 paintings, a screening of Tajikfilm products. A collection of arts and crafts will be displayed as part of the Days...
9 Nov 2016
Photo exhibition about Red Cross in Belarus opens in Minsk
Sixteen emotional works are on display at the National Art Museum of Belarus. The exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Swiss Red Cross and tells about the nurses of the Belarusian Red Cross Society and volunteers assisting elderly people...
9 Nov 2016
Belarus to display over 500 books at Eurasian International Book Fair in Astana
The expo will feature a wide range of books published in Belarus. These include books on regional geography, books for children, students, etc. According to the director of the publishing house, the Belarusian exposition attracts many visitors, especially young people...
9 Nov 2016
Days of Latvia in Minsk to kick off on 10 November
The Days will open with the first Latvian-Belarusian tourism business forum on 10 November. The participants in the forum will be informed about the tourism products offered in Riga, Jurmala, and the regions of Semigallia, Courland, Latgale, and Vidzeme...
9 Nov 2016
About 300 foreigners book visa-free visits to Grodno
As of 9 November, more than 170 out of the registered foreigners have already conducted visa-free trips across the Grodno border checkpoints. The majority of them are Polish citizens. Lithuanian neighbors are ranked second. Among visa-free visitors are guests from Spain, Germany, Italy, Finland, and Belgium...
8 Nov 2016
Rainer Honeck and Belarus’ Presidential Orchestra to present Vienna’s music image 10 November
Famous Austrian violinist and conductor Rainer Honeck has marked 35 years since his debut in the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He performed with the orchestra in Austria, Japan, the United States and other countries...
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