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22 Nov 2016
IFMC 2016 to kick off with Kiev Modern Ballet show in Minsk
The concert program of the dancing forum will kick off with a show from Kiev Modern Ballet. The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus will present Radu Poklitaru’s Giselle. The program will include performances from the leading dance companies of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, France, Sweden, Norway...
21 Nov 2016
Belarus wins children’s music festival in Serbia
Partaking in the festival were representatives of 13 countries. Young singer from Mogilev Maria Magilnaya claimed the Grand Prix of the 10th international children’s music festival which completed with a gala concert in Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina, on 21 November...
21 Nov 2016
Russian Science and Culture Center opens in Gomel
The opening of the center coincided with the opening of the Tibetan Buddhist Art exhibition “Abode of Charity” from the State Hermitage Museum at the Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches in Gomel...
18 Nov 2016
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians during New Year holidays
The list of top ten cities included Prague, Tallinn, Minsk, Rome, Berlin, Riga, Vilnius, Paris, and Helsinki...
18 Nov 2016
International conference in Minsk to bring together young scientists from six countries
The forum will bring together over 300 young scientists, graduate and undergraduate university students, and school students from different parts of Belarus and also young researchers from five countries, namely Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and France...
18 Nov 2016
Inclusive Belarus regional campaign to start 21 November
The campaign is run by the United Nations in cooperation with state-run organizations and NGOs with the participation of representatives of business and international community. The event will continue the initiative UN70 Belarus Express for Sustainable Development Goals and is aimed at raising the awareness in the society about discrimination, barriers, and inequality...
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...
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