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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...
8 Nov 2016
The Lesson wins Listapadzik Children and Youth Film Competition
This year, the films from the program of the Children and Youth Film Competition were screened at the Pioner cinema house from 5 to 8 November. The program featured eight works by filmmakers from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, France and the United States...
8 Nov 2016
Minsk named most popular destination for Russian families with children during winter break
The list of ten most popular cities for trips with children during winter holidays includes Minsk, Tallinn, Prague, Baku, Budapest, Helsinki, Yerevan, Berlin, Riga, and Vienna. Russian tourists will spend in Minsk an average of four days. Vitebsk and Brest are also among popular cities with Russian tourists...
6 Nov 2016
Belarus win Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia
Roman Graborenko and Pavel Kazakevich scored for Belarus. Mikhail Karnaukhov’s shutout streak was stopped by Anze Ropret at the mark of 145 minutes and 15 seconds...
5 Nov 2016
Belarusians may visit Brazil visa-free from 25 November
Visa-free travels for up to 90 days and two times a year will be available for Brazilian and Belarusian tourists as from 25 November 2016. The intergovernmental agreement on canceling visas for short trips was signed on 11 November 2013...
3 Nov 2016
Number of centenarians in Belarus at 464
Grodno Oblast is traditionally among the leaders in Belarus in the number of long-livers: as of 1 October this year, there were 89 people over 100. Women considerably prevail among Belarusian long-livers: 399 women and 65 men have turned 100. Thus, women are 6 times as many as men among long-livers in the country...
3 Nov 2016
Grodno tourist information center opens in Bialystok
“Here residents and visitors of Bialystok will learn all necessary information about tourist opportunities of Grodno and the surrounding area, the most interesting tourist sites, get contacts of travel companies, hotels and other facilities. Here they will be able to get information booklets, maps and other printed products"...
2 Nov 2016
Belarus name roster for Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia
The coaching staff of the Belarusian national ice hockey team named 22 players for the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia. The Belarusian players will take on France, Latvia and Slovenia during the first stage of the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge on 3-5 November...
2 Nov 2016
Belavia plans to launch flights to Brussels in 2017
“We are currently negotiating the matter. It is much likely that we will launch regular flights to Brussels starting from summer 2017,” Belavia Director General Anatoly Gusarov said...
2 Nov 2016
Belarusian choir to give concert in Italy in support of earthquake victims
The vocal group of the Saint Nicholas of Japan Church in Minsk will perform at a festive service at the parish of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified in Cagliari and give a number of concerts in different parts of the region...
2 Nov 2016
Belarus to host Days of Estonian Culture 2-6 November
The opening ceremony of the Days will be held at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society on 3 November. The concert will feature the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Belarus (under the baton of People’s Artist of Belarus Alexander Anisimov), conductor Erki Pehk (Estonia) and pianist Mihkel Poll (Estonia)...
2 Nov 2016
1st RSDLP Congress Museum renews exposition ahead of October Revolution anniversary
The new exposition delves deeper into the history of the congress and its participants, the gendarme police, socio-political movements of the late 19th - early 20th centuries, everyday life of the provincial Minsk, history and activities of the museum. By the way, renowned Belarusian writers Yanka Kupala and Zmitrok Byadulya lived in this house in the 1920s...
2 Nov 2016
Belarus’ Nadezhda Makarchenko nominated for World Paddle Awards 2016
Among the nominees for the prestigious award apart from the athlete from Bobruisk are four athletes from the United States, the Czech Republic, the Republic of South Africa and Poland. Nadezhda Makarchenko won five gold medals (C1 200m, C2 200m and 500m) at the World Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint Championships in Portugal and Belarus in 2015 and 2016...
1 Nov 2016
Man and Security exhibition opens in Minsk
The 8th international exhibition Man and Security will gather over 60 companies from Belarus, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and other countries in the Minsk Football Manege. The program of the forum will include the 7th international workshop conference "Emergencies: Prevention and Response"...
1 Nov 2016
French pianist, Belarus Chamber Orchestra to perform Belarusian music at Salle Gaveau in Paris
The Belarusian audience had a chance to get acquainted with the French pianist thanks to Yevgeny Bushkov, the music director and chief conductor of the State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus, who invited him to perform in Minsk. On 8 November, he will perform Piano Concerto no.2 by Ludwig Van Beethoven at the Salle Gaveau accompanied by the Belarusian orchestra...
31 Oct 2016
Minsk to host three film exhibitions ahead of Listapad 2016
The exhibition entitled as Janis Streics: Films, People, Epoch, dedicated to one of the Guests of Honor of the festival, Latvian filmmaker Janis Streics, will open at the Belarusian Film History Museum on 3 November. Janis Streics has made 22 films and written a lot of screenplays, has played in films himself...
31 Oct 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: November 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Oct 2016
Belarus to host Austrian Cultural Season
The Faraway and Close Austria program from the Chamber Orchestra of Belarus under the baton of Yevgeny Bushkov will open the Austrian Cultural Season in Belarus on 5 November. The orchestra will perform Mozart Violin Concerto #5 and also the compositions of modern Austrian composers...
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