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13 Sep 2016
Experts from six countries to discuss UNESCO transnational nomination file in Minsk
It has been tentatively decided that the nomination will include Karl Marx Allee in Berlin as the main socialist street in Eastern Berlin, Independence Avenue in Minsk, Khreshchatyk in Kiev, Moskovsky Avenue in Kharkov, Marszalkowska Street in Warsaw...
13 Sep 2016
Japanese Autumn in Belarus festival to open in Molodechno on 14 September
Residents and visitors of the Belarusian capital are invited to attend another concert on 15 September. The organizers of the festival said that from September through November, Minsk, Slonim, Brest and Orsha will host events devoted to different aspects of the traditional and modern Japanese culture...
13 Sep 2016
Oscar nominee Zaza Urushadze to chair jury of 2016 Listapad Film Festival
His most acclaimed films are: Here Comes the Dawn (1998), Three Houses (2008), Stay with Me (2011), The Guardian (2012), Tangerines (2013). The Guardian was screened in the main competition program of the 2012 Minsk International Film Festival, and won the prize for best actor...
12 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus is removing barriers for foreign tourists
“What have we done recently? We have the Augustow Canal, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, and they are located on the western border. I have made two decisions, to grant visa-free entry to the Augustow Canal that connects Lithuania, Poland and Belarus and also to Belovezhskaya Pushcha"...
12 Sep 2016
Belarus to host German Culture Weeks
According to the organizers, the program will include film screenings and theater performances, concerts and poetry meetings, authors’ readings, exhibitions, master classes and seminars in 11 Belarusian cities...
9 Sep 2016
Belarus, Euronews considering joint projects
According to the source, Ambassador of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko met with Euronews CEO Michael Peters in the Euronews HQ in Lyon, France on 9 September...
9 Sep 2016
Minsk joins European Mobility Week
“Participation in the European Mobility Week is a further step to ensure that our citizens are encouraged to use bikes, public transportation and other means of transport alternative to transport vehicles. This will help Minsk become more environmentally friendly, more comfortable for living,” Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets said...
9 Sep 2016
Belarus’ Music Theater to present two premieres in 2016
The theater company are currently working in Piotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake and Kim Breitburg’s musical Jane Eyre. This year the theater is also expected to exchange tour programs with the Russian Drama Theater of Lithuania (Vilnius) and the Griboyedov Smolensk State Drama Theater (Russia)...
8 Sep 2016
Nearly 15,000 fans to attend Legends’ Race in Raubichi
The program of the festival, which is due on 18 September, will be wider this year. A mixed relay among media representatives and teams of the Olympic Reserve College will be added to three traditional races. Biathlon fans will have an opportunity to take pictures with outstanding athletes during autograph sessions...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus to attend 2016 Universal Postal Congress in Istanbul
Attending the Congress will be representatives of the Belarusian Communications and Information Technology Ministry and Belpochta. All in all, the event will bring together representatives of 192 member countries of the UPU...
7 Sep 2016
Belarus secure first victory in FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Qualifiers
Alexander Krutikov’s men took the initiative from the very first minutes on the Minsk ground, sometimes expanding the advantage to up to 20 points. Belarus held on to clinch their first victory over winless Portugal, behind 16 points and 10 boards from Artyom Parakhovsky...
7 Sep 2016
Belarus taking part in Moscow International Book Fair
According to head of the Belarusian delegation, Director, Editor-in-Chief of the Zvyazda publishing house Alexander Karlyukevich, this year Belarusian publishers have already published or are getting ready to publish nearly 11,000 new books...
7 Sep 2016
Belarus draw with France in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
On 6 September the Belarusian national football team held France to a 0-0 draw at Borisov Arena. On 10 October Belarus will travel to the Netherlands, while France will host Bulgaria and Sweden will go to Luxemburg...
6 Sep 2016
Belarusian Culture Days may be organized in Cambodia in 2017
On 5 September Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Vietnam Vladimir Goshin presented his credentials to His Majesty, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia. During the ceremony prospects of advancing Belarus-Cambodia cooperation in political, economic, humanitarian, and cultural affairs were discussed...
6 Sep 2016
Minsk to host Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum 23 September
The forum will discuss the interpretation of international conventions by courts of various countries, legal proceedings, enforcement of court decisions and reforms in arbitration. It is expected that the forum will be attended by more than 200 people...
6 Sep 2016
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians in autumn
The list of top ten cities included Prague, Istanbul, Minsk, Baku, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin, Warsaw, Tallinn, and Paris. According to, the cheapest cities for autumn trips is Minsk and Warsaw...
5 Sep 2016
25 travel agencies to organize visa-free trips for Belarusians to China
As was earlier informed, tourist groups of five and more people organized through travel agencies appointed by each of the parties to the agreement can enter the other country visa-free. The list of travel agents authorized to organize visa-free trips between Belarus and China is available at the website of the Belarusian Sport and Tourism Ministry...
5 Sep 2016
Night of premieres at Yuri Bashmet Festival on 5 October
The concert program “Modern Classics - Night of Premieres” in the Belarusian State Philharmonic will become one of the most important events of the 11th Yuri Bashmet International Festival, which will be running in Minsk from 30 September to 11 October...
5 Sep 2016
MFA in favor of setting up Belarusian House in Minsk
The Minister believes that such building can house the Museum of the Belarusian Diaspora, organizations that are engaged in development of cooperation with the Belarusians living abroad, various societies of friendship organizations of foreign students who studied in Belarus...
5 Sep 2016
Belarus lose to Slovenia, miss out on 2018 Olympic berth
In the crucial game of the Olympic qualification Dave Lewis’ men lost to Slovenia 2-3 in a shootout. Rok Ticar gave Slovenia a two-goal advantage in the first half of the game. Andrei Stepanov also scored two on the home side...
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