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2 May 2019
Belarus launches #BY75 campaign Belarus launches #BY75 campaign
“Belarus lost every third of its residents in the Great Patriotic War. In the year of the 75th anniversary of the country’s liberation from the Nazis let us pay tribute to the feat of our people. Please, share your stories under #BY75”...
2 May 2019
Belarus, U.S. hold Holocaust commemorative event Belarus, U.S. hold Holocaust commemorative event
The meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of State on 1 May attracted the attention of the U.S. and international community to Belarus’ efforts to preserve the memory of the victims and heroes of World War Two...
2 May 2019
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians during May break Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians during May break
The top ten CIS cities popular with Russian visitors include Baku (Azerbaijan), Minsk (Belarus), Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Yerevan (Armenia), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Chisinau (Moldova), Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)...
30 Apr 2019
Belarus Events Calendar: May 2019 Belarus Events Calendar: May 2019
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Apr 2019
Partisan Chronicles: May Day Celebrations in the Enemy’s Rear Partisan Chronicles: May Day Celebrations in the Enemy’s Rear
In 1944 all partisan editions marked that date. “Partisan Chronicles: May Day Celebrations in the Enemy’s Rear” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
30 Apr 2019
Program of Day of Sweden in Minsk revealed Program of Day of Sweden in Minsk revealed
The Day of Sweden evening concert program will be headlined by famous singer, Eurovision winner Loreen. The line-up will also feature a Belarusian band...
29 Apr 2019
Belarus embassy lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow Belarus embassy lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
"This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus on 3 July on Independence Day. It was the day when our capital, Minsk, was liberated. We shall celebrate this anniversary in style,” Vladimir Semashko said...
29 Apr 2019
Over 50 exhibitors to participate in Mass Media in Belarus expo Over 50 exhibitors to participate in Mass Media in Belarus expo
According to Aleksandr Karlyukevich, the expo will also feature foreign mass media. "Mass media of our compatriots abroad said they would like to participate"...
29 Apr 2019
Slavianski Bazaar ticket holders granted visa-free entry to Belarus Slavianski Bazaar ticket holders granted visa-free entry to Belarus
Gleb Lapitsky said that the Belarusian president has recently issued an executive order granting Slavianski Bazaar ticket holders a visa-free entry to Belarus from 1 till 20 July through all Belarusian border checkpoints...
29 Apr 2019
Belarus gets €6.4m under EU Horizon 2020 program Belarus gets €6.4m under EU Horizon 2020 program
Belarusian scientists and researchers take an active part in the European programs Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, COST. The State Science and Technology Committee coordinates Belarus’ participation in the EU Horizon 2020 program...
29 Apr 2019
Exhibition dedicated to Yitzhak Shamir to open in Minsk in May Exhibition dedicated to Yitzhak Shamir to open in Minsk in May
The exposition will feature the photographs and documents about the life and work of Yitzhak Shamir, the iconic figure of the modern history of the Jewish people. The opening ceremony will be attended by Air Shamir, the son of Yitzhak Shamir...
29 Apr 2019
Belarus takes part in Arabian Travel Market expo in UAE Belarus takes part in Arabian Travel Market expo in UAE
Belarus’ travel industry has displayed its capacities in various areas: recreation, sightseeing, national parks, MICE (business tourism). Minsk is also touting itself as an international sport venue...
29 Apr 2019
Azarenka moves up to 50th in WTA Azarenka moves up to 50th in WTA
A week ago Victoria Azarenka was in the 61st spot. She moved up to the 50th after reaching the quarterfinal in Stuttgart. She currently holds 1,100 points...
26 Apr 2019
Lida named Belarus’ Capital of Culture 2020 Lida named Belarus’ Capital of Culture 2020
Lida is the second largest city in Grodno Oblast, one of Belarus’ cultural and industry centers. Its visiting card is the 14th century Lida Castle...
26 Apr 2019
BRSM to present Belarus Remembers patriotic project in Russia BRSM to present Belarus Remembers patriotic project in Russia
"Belarusian youth will present their volunteer projects in Russia. We will also introduce Russians to the Belarus Remembers patriotic project launched by the BRSM Youth Union and the Belarusian National Pioneer Organization"...
25 Apr 2019
Minsk to host Shenyang Finance Museum exhibition Minsk to host Shenyang Finance Museum exhibition
"This unique exhibition will introduce Minsk residents to financial instruments of China from antiquity to the 19th century. It will show a retrospective of the history of the development of paper and metal currency in China"...
25 Apr 2019
Plans to launch Belarusian-Russian remote sensing satellite in 2021 Plans to launch Belarusian-Russian remote sensing satellite in 2021
"The Belarusian satellite for the remote sensing of Earth has been in orbit for many years now. It has recouped the investments several times over. We are now working with Russian colleagues on a new satellite that will boast a larger resolution capability"...
24 Apr 2019
Vitebsk State Medical University on Times Higher Education 2019 rankings Vitebsk State Medical University on Times Higher Education 2019 rankings
The VSMU ranked 301+, together with Okayama University (Japan), Bauman Moscow State Technical University, University of Chemistry and Technology (the Czech Republic), Oviedo University (Spain), University of Ghana, and others...
24 Apr 2019
Belarus’ National Art Museum to open sport-themed exhibition Belarus’ National Art Museum to open sport-themed exhibition
"A sport-themed exhibition is particularly relevant in the run-up to the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019. Its working name is “The Games”. The exposition will occupy the whole first floor of the main building"...
24 Apr 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Battle For Bread Partisan Chronicles: Battle For Bread
“Partisan Chronicles: Battle for Bread” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
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