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26 Sep 2016
Belavia’s second rebranded aircraft to arrive in Minsk 28 September
The second out of three Boeing 737-800 ordered in 2014 will arrive in Minsk late on 28 September. Belavia’s first rebranded aircraft landed in Minsk National Airport on 15 August. The third one is expected in Minsk in December. The plane comes in white and blue colors, with a cornflower beautifying the tail...
26 Sep 2016
Belarusian artists partake in Salon d’Automne in France
The opening ceremony was attended by Belarusian artists Vladislav Kufko from Brest and Yuri Nesteruk from Mogilev, among others. The exhibition features works by contemporary Belarusian artists Sergei Belooky, Leonid Rotko and Yuri Khilko...
23 Sep 2016
Exhibition opened to highlight 45th anniversary of Brest Fortress memorial
The exhibition is timed to the 45th anniversary since the memorial was opened. The photo project is divided into a historical part and a modern part. The former relies on photos from the museum’s own stock. They were made in the 1950-1970s. The latter features works submitted for the contest A Look at the Brest Fortress that took place in July-September 2016...
23 Sep 2016
Day of Azerbaijani Culture in Minsk on 1 October
The festival will kick off in the capital’s Upper Town at midday. Minsk residents and visitors will enjoy Azerbaijani folk music and the Lezghinka dance performed by Legends of the Caucasus and Sarı Gelin. Visitors to the celebrations will be invited to attend workshops of Azerbaijani cuisine...
23 Sep 2016
Russian-funded film highlights 60th anniversary of Brest Fortress Defense Museum
Andrei Shishkanov, one of the project’s initiators, said during the presentation that rare documentaries and photos from personal and state archives had been used to make the film...
22 Sep 2016
Plans for Italian-Belarusian dictionary
The Italian-Belarusian dictionary will be the first lexicographic reference book in the history of the Belarusian linguistics developed for translating texts of different genres and styles, fist of all, fiction and popular-science literature from Italian to Belarusian...
21 Sep 2016
Bike 4 SDGs gathers participants from 35 countries in Volozhin District
“Representatives of 35 countries have gathered here today to have a bike ride and make a canoe trip,” said Sanaka Samarasinha. The goal of the event is to pay attention to the environment that should be preserved for the future generations.
20 Sep 2016
Belarus to host ISU European Figure Skating Championship 2019
The tournament will take place on 21-27 January 2019. It is planned that the competitions will be held at Minsk Arena. Apart from the Belarusian capital, competing to host the ISU European Figure Skating Championship 2019 was Zagreb, Graz, Kiev and Tallinn...
20 Sep 2016
Nearly 4,000 bikers to gather for H.O.G. Rally Minsk
Apart from the traditional motorcycle rally from the Mound of Glory to the Sports Palace in the company of the road patrol service Strela, Minsk residents and guests will be treated to a children’s village featuring young traffic wardens, exhibition shows from Russian and Belarusian road police officers...
20 Sep 2016
Dancers of Belarus’ Bolshoi win third prize at International Ballet Competition in Astana
The competition brought together ballet dancers from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Japan and other countries. Astana Opera was the venue of the international cultural forum. The program of the competition was designed in such a way as to enable the contestants to demonstrate all their talents and skills...
17 Sep 2016
Biathlon stars plant Legends’ Park in Borovlyany
The biathletes were shown new premises of the center, met with children and presented them with gifts, and planted trees together with the children near the hospice, a future Legends’ Park...
16 Sep 2016
Belarus, Denmark exchange wins on Davis Cup day one
Belarus’ Yaroslav Shilo lost his tight-battle tie against Frederik Nielsen 5-7, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 5-7. In rubber 2, Ilya Ivashko of Belarus had no troubles in seeing off Andreas Bjerrehus 6-2, 6-0, 6-0...
16 Sep 2016
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians during November break
The list of ten most popular cities to spend the National Unity Day (4 November) holidays include Prague, Minsk, Tallinn, Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Vilnius, Riga, Helsinki and London...
15 Sep 2016
Alena Omelyusik 4th at UEC Road European Championship 2016
The leading Belarusian cyclist clocked 38:12.99 for the 25.4km course. Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands won the event in 36:41.07...
14 Sep 2016
Renowned organists from eight countries to give concerts in Grodno
The Belarusian city will host eminent organists from Poland, Russia, Belarus, the United States, Israel, Germany, Japan and Italy. The list of participants features winner of international contests Jozef Kotowicz (Bialystok, Poland), one of the best contemporary German performers of organ music Johannes Geffert...
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...
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