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16 Aug 2016
Belaya Vezha festival to bring together theater companies from 17 countries
Partaking in the forum will be 27 theaters from 17 countries, including Armenia, Romania, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, France. Five venues will host events of the international festival whose program features productions in eight languages. The audience will be invited to enjoy drama performances, musicals, rock operas, a Gothic thriller...
15 Aug 2016
Belavia’s first branded aircraft to go into service after 20 August
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft left the manufacturing factory in Seattle, USA to land in the National Airport Minsk. This aircraft is the first one of the three aircraft the Belarusian air carrier ordered from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2014...
12 Aug 2016
Tourists from 28 countries visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa free
Belovezhskaya Pushcha attracts tourists from Poland and Germany. Citizens of France, Lithuania, and Latvia also come there to see the beauty of the park. Among the park visitors are also representatives of exotic countries such as Indonesia, Morocco and the Philippines...
11 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Boxer Dmitry Asanov through to round of last 16
In the opener Dmitry Asanov celebrated a points victory over Hector Garcia Mora of the Dominican Republic 2-1...
11 Aug 2016
Olympics 2016: Darya Pochobut 6th at Olympic weightlifting competition
Darya Pochobut lifted a combined weight of 237kg (105kg+132kg)...
10 Aug 2016
Rozhdestvenskaya’s photo exhibition to open in Minsk in September
All makeover portraits are accompanied by the reproductions of the paintings to help see how close the author is to the original, to assess her skill and also the models’ talents in the art of disguise...
10 Aug 2016
Minsk to host Kinosmena short film festival
“Today we are considering more than 350 works, and all of them are great. The competition will have a professional jury led by well-known film director Dmitry Astrakhan. We hope that the festival will become a large-scale forum in the future,” Igor Osmolovsky said...
10 Aug 2016
Minsk to host Korean culture festival
The festival will also feature Korean calligraphy. The guests of the festival will be able to take photos in traditional Korean costumes, buy souvenirs from South Korea and taste Korean food...
9 Aug 2016
India to host Belarus’ Days of Culture in 2016
“This year we are gearing up for Belarus’ Days of Culture in India and are ready to provide necessary assistance. I am convinced that the event will help enhance cultural cooperation between the two countries,” Ambassador Pankaj Saxena said...
9 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Vladimir Samsonov to face world number five in quarterfinal
“Of course, Dmitrij and I know each other very well. We play for one club in Germany. We know each others’ strengths and weaknesses. Each of us will play for a victory in the quarterfinal. It is the Olympics and everyone wants a medal,” the player said...
9 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Drozdovskaya 14th in Laser Radial qualifying
Two heats took place in Guanabara Bay on 8 August, in which Tatyana Drozdovskaya finished 23rd and 11th to score a total of 34 points. She is 14th in the overall standings. Yachtswomen have eight heats ahead...
8 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Belarus’ boxer Mikhail Dolgolevets into second qualifying round
He will next face 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan...
7 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Belarus’ Andrei Likhovitsky reaches individual all-round final
Belarus’ only representative in the men’s event scored a total of 86,765 points to rank 16th among 24 finalists. The medal events are scheduled for 10 August...
5 Aug 2016
Anton Prilepov to be the first on Team Belarus to compete in Rio
The Belarusian archer will take part in the qualifying event on 5 August alongside with other 64 athletes. The 2016 Olympics will include four medal archery events: men’s and women’s individual and team events...
3 Aug 2016
International Theater Forum TEART in Minsk on 28 September-20 October
This year TEATR will show 22 performances of various genres and forms from 9 countries: Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany, France, and Switzerland. The program of the festival consists of three sections: international program, Belarus Open and additional program...
1 Aug 2016
Belarusian domain name administrator joins ccNSO
ccNSO membership will also allow to take a more active part in ICANN operation. specialists now take part in the operation of Cyrillic Script Generation Panel, which introduces Cyrillic domain zones into the World Wide Web...
1 Aug 2016
Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition set for 7-13 December
“Over two years of its existence the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition firmly established itself, became instantly recognizable, and is remembered by its participants and guests for its unique creative ambience, unbiased judging by the reputable jury comprising managers of major opera houses and international organizations"...
1 Aug 2016
Grodno-Druskininkai marathon to be presented at world’s leading races
“Despite the fact that the previous marathon took place less than a month ago, the provisions and regulations have already been approved for the Grodno-Druskininkai marathon of friendship in 2017. The popularity of Europe’s only cross-border marathon is on the rise. We are doing our best to make it more accessible for even a bigger number of participants”...
31 Jul 2016
Vasily Kiriyenko named Belarus’ Olympic flag bearer
The 2016 Summer Olympics will officially get underway with an opening ceremony at Rio’s Maracana Stadium on 5 August. The Belarusian national team will consist of 124 athletes who will compete for medals in 24 sports...
31 Jul 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: August 2016
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