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8 Apr 2016
Belarus’ IVAN to perform 5th in Eurovision 2016 second semifinal
This year, just like the previous one, the running order was determined by the producers of the show. Organizers believe that this will make the show more exciting and spectacular and will give all entries an equal opportunity to shine...
8 Apr 2016
Banner of Victory replica unfolded in Mogilev square
On 8 April Mogilev took over the Star of Our Great Victory international commemorative race. A motorcade led by legendary car Pobeda (Victory) came to one of the central squares of the city for a meeting with the participation of guests from Russia’s Vladimir...
8 Apr 2016
Azarenka named March’s WTA Player of the Month
During the first spring month of 2016 the Belarusian player won two prestigious tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami to climb up to the 5th spot in the WTA and top this season’s champion race...
7 Apr 2016
Israel to host Days of Belarusian Culture, Kupala Readings in 2017
“The parties discussed issues related to cooperation with the Ashdod Municipality in the cultural sector, including the plans to hold the Days of Belarusian Culture and the Kupala Readings (to mark the poet’s 135th birthday) in 2017”...
7 Apr 2016
Grodno Religion History Museum to present Orthodox Easter exhibition in Warsaw
The exhibition will take place in the Saint Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw on 23 April – 13 May. The exhibition will feature exhibits from the museum’s seldom displayed stock to highlight Orthodox Easter traditions...
7 Apr 2016
Belarus’ tourism potential presented in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk
Prominent Belarusian sanatoriums led by Belprofsoyuzkurort took part in the international tourism expo Yenisei 2016 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk...
7 Apr 2016
Brest hosting international water polo competitions
Partaking in the competitions are swimmers (born in 2001-2002) from Brest, Gomel, Vitebsk, Minsk and Moldova’s Chisinau. The round robin tournament will take place in the 25-meter diving pool...
6 Apr 2016
Minerals from Ignacy Domeyko’s collection to go on display in Belarus
Ambassador of Belarus to France, Permanent Representative of Belarus to UNESCO Pavel Latushko got acquainted with the mineral Domeykite named in honor of the Belarusian-born geologist and mineralogist...
6 Apr 2016
Chinese, Vietnamese interested in communism-themed tours to Belarus
“Together with China we have worked out visa-free tours for groups. Flights between Belarus and China are available. Negotiations with Chinese and Vietnamese colleagues have been held. It is obvious that the demand for ‘red tourism’ is huge today”...
6 Apr 2016
Belarus considering giving free visas for tourist festivals
The Sports and Tourism Minister said that once the tourism calendar is ready, anyone will be able to attend such events by getting Belarusian visas in the home country or at an airport in Belarus after buying the tickets and booking a hotel room. No consular fees will be collected...
6 Apr 2016
Plans to offer visa-free entry to tourists visiting Augustow Canal
“We have good potential. All we need is to improve some organizational aspects. Most of the necessary infrastructure has already been built, from cycle touring to hiking and canoeing”...
6 Apr 2016
Belarus receives immigrants from 110 countries in 2015
The majority of immigrants come from the countries of the CIS. In 2015, Belarus became home to around 22,500 citizens of the CIS member states with Ukrainians, Russians, and Kazakhstanis accounting for 89% of the total...
6 Apr 2016
IAAF President Sebastian Coe to visit Minsk
At the conference which is due to take place in the National Olympic Committee, its participants will discuss the most important issues of cooperation among federations in advancing world athletics...
6 Apr 2016
Recuperation 2016 expo kicks off in Minsk
The expo will feature more than 150 exhibitors from Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey, Greece and Serbia. The program of the fair will comprise presentations of tourism attractions and destinations, roundtable sessions and seminars...
5 Apr 2016
Inflow of Russian tourists to Belarus rising
“We offer a better price-quality ratio, the recreation in Belarus is safe,“ the representative of the Sport and Tourism Ministry said. In his words, Belarus will try to popularize its military and patriotic tourism, recreation and recuperation services in Russia...
5 Apr 2016
Pregnant Domracheva plans to return to sport in January 2017
"I am going to become a mother this autumn. This is a planned and long-wished event. It is the most important thing happening to me today. I continue specialist-controlled training and will do my best to return to competitions in January," reads the message on the website of the byathlete...
5 Apr 2016
Belarus named most popular travel destination for Russians during May break
The most popular cities for the May break are Minsk, Prague, Rome, Riga, Barcelona, Vilnius, Tallinn, Helsinki, Baku and Bratislava. Russians come to the Belarusian capital for three days on average...
5 Apr 2016
Residential building in Minsk to get Serbian painter’s name
This building will bear a name of its own just like other buildings in the complex. This one will be named after the famous Serbian artist Paja Jovanovic. Belarus’ largest and most unusual residential complex Mayak Minsk is being built by the company Dana Holdings...
4 Apr 2016
Ancient gold coins found during metro construction works in Minsk
All the found coins are of 5-ruble nominal value. The coins have been handed to the administration of Minsk’s Oktyabrsky District for temporary storage. Then they will be transported to the Museum of the History of Minsk...
4 Apr 2016
Capella Cracoviensis to perform chamber music in Polotsk on 7 April
“The guests from Krakow will take part in the festival for the first time. Capella Cracoviensis is a Baroque ensemble comprising eminent musicians from Poland, the Netherlands, France, and Finland. Their special feature is that they perform early music"...
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