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3 May 2016
75 apple trees to be planted in Trostenets to commemorate the start of Great Patriotic War
The youth campaign to plant apple tree seedlings will be held on 4 May to mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Partaking in the event will be around 150 members of volunteer labor brigades from all regions of Belarus...
3 May 2016
Valery Leontyev to head jury at Slavonic Bazaar
The jury of the children’s competition will be chaired by art director and chief conductor of the Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Babarikin. Representatives of 28 countries will take part in the singing and children’s competitions of the 25th International Arts Festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk...
3 May 2016
Radziwill Castle invites history enthusiasts for interactive game on 14 May
Radziwill Castle and the music house Klassika are organizing a musical and mystical Night of Museums at the Radziwill family residence. The interactive labyrinth will start in the inner courtyard of the castle, offer unusual views from the embankments of the old castle and lead through earlier-inaccessible tunnels...
2 May 2016
Belarus Remembers march on Victory Day in Minsk
the Belarus Remembers march will debut in the morning. People holding portraits of their relatives who died during the Great Patriotic War will walk through Independence Avenue, adjacent streets, towards Victory Square...
2 May 2016
Veterans from Belarus, UK, USA share memories with Wargaming in Victory Day video
The interactive project gives viewers a close-up look at World War Two events using a 360-degree view technology. The video’s plot is based on memories of the veterans, who took part in combat actions during World War Two. Viewers are invited to go to war together with the main characters and feel the environment to the extreme by watching the events unfold...
2 May 2016
Belarus to take part in Johvi Ballet Festival in Estonia
This year the ballet company of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus is the main guest of the festival. The Belarusian ballet will present Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote on 6 May. On 7 May the Ballet Evening will include Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade...
30 Apr 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: May 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Apr 2016
Haute Couture gowns on display in Mir Castle throughout summer
French couturier Denis Durand arrived in Minsk to prepare the Franco-Belarusian project Mir Couture. It is the joint work of the artists of the two countries: a collection of evening gowns and bridal fashion will be on display during the summer season in Mir Castle, a monument of historical and cultural heritage, a UNESCO World Heritage site...
29 Apr 2016
Leon Bakst’s Time and Art project opens in Vilnius
The international project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of world-famous artist, stage set and costume designer Leon Bakst started in the National Art Museum of Belarus on 9 February this year...
29 Apr 2016
Belarus, China to mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations with forums
"We are going to celebrate a big date in the history of the Belarus-China bilateral relations, the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations. We are gearing up to celebrate this date. a number of interesting things will be published. For instance, it will be a collections of major documents signed within the past 25 years, a book of memoirs of the ambassadors," Anatoly Tozik noted...
29 Apr 2016
Mirnyi into Estoril Open semis
In the quarterfinal the Belarusian-Filipino duo took a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund of the UK and Frederico Ferreira Silva of Portugal...
28 Apr 2016
Belarus invited to China-Eurasia Expo
Belarus has been invited to take part in the 5th international China-Eurasia Expo which is due to take place in Urumqi of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2016. It is China’s exposition of the highest level, which is attended by both businessmen and leaders of foreign states.
28 Apr 2016
Belarus facilitates visa regime for UAE citizens
The decree provides for the visa free entry and departure for the citizens of the UAE having valid passports or other documents for foreign trips issued by corresponding public bodies of the UAE...
27 Apr 2016
Minsk to host ISU Short Track World Cup in 2017
The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series calendar was approved at a meeting of the International Skating Union in Lausanne. The final World Cup will take place in Minsk on 10-12 February 2017 where winners of the 2016/17 season are to be named...
27 Apr 2016
26 April proposed as International Chernobyl Remembrance Day
Ms Adi Roche, the head of the Irish charity organization “Chernobyl Children International”, proposed to declare 26 April the International Chernobyl Remembrance Day. Ms Adi Roche spoke on behalf of Belarus at the General Assembly’s commemorative meeting in observance of the 30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe held in the organization’s New York headquarters...
27 Apr 2016
Minsk to mark Victory in Great Patriotic War with forum on 27-29 April
The forum will start with a ceremony of laying a commemorative wreath from delegations at the Eternal Light in Victory Square in Minsk. The program of the forum will include a visit to the All Saints Memorial Church in Minsk and the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War...
26 Apr 2016
Chernobyl victims commemorated at Belarus embassy in Russia
The event included a presentation of interactive thematic photo exhibitions and a documentary entitled Chernobyl: Exam for the Nation by the Belarusfilm Studio...
26 Apr 2016
Belarusian wreath laid at Spirit of Elbe plaque in Washington
Heads of the diplomatic missions of a number of CIS states, Great Patriotic War veterans, who live in the USA, mass media representatives attended the event. The press service noted that the wreath-laying ceremony takes place every year to mark the anniversary of the historical meeting of the Soviet and American troops at the Elbe River...
26 Apr 2016
International media forum Partnership for Future in Minsk on 11-14 May
This year’s forum will be held in view of the 25th anniversary since the foundation of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Belarus’ special peacemaking role in a complicated geopolitical situation...
26 Apr 2016
Lukashenko receives 30-meter towel-amulet symbolizing 30 years since Chernobyl
The unique towel was made by weavers from the village of Negliubka, Gomel Oblast, and symbolizes the 30 years since the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. W hen giving the towel to the President, one of the weavers asked the head of state to keepit in the Palace of Independence so that it would shield the country against wars and disasters...
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