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30 Jun 2016
Slavonic Bazaar 2016 to feature record number of participants
“The upcoming festival will feature 130 key projects, including concerts, theatrical performances, movie screenings, disco nights, puppet performances and other official events. Some 5,500 people have been accredited for participation in the forum, which is a kind of a record"...
30 Jun 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: July 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Jun 2016
Belarus’ Ambassador lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
“3 July is an important date not only for Belarusians, but also for the people of Russia. We fought against the invaders shoulder to shoulder, and worked together to restore the economy devastated by the war,” Igor Petrishenko told reporters after the ceremony...
29 Jun 2016
Artworks of three Belarusian artists on show at Sorbonne art gallery
The project titled as Territory of Soul has united the works of three Belarusian painters: Andrei Dubinin, Alexei Kuzmich and Gloria Ran. The exposition has been housed in the Soufflot art gallery of Sorbonne University...
29 Jun 2016
Exhibits from Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade on display in Minsk
The inventions that made Nikola Tesla a world-famous scientist and engineer will be showcased in the Belarusian capital for three days. The exhibition features an induction motor which enables wireless transmission of electricity...
29 Jun 2016
Belarus’ Bolshoi to present opera Eugene Onegin at Birgitta Festival in Estonia
The production will engage both dedicated opera lovers and new audiences. The masterpiece with easily recognizable tunes and breathtaking music will be performed on 20 August by Belarusian opera signers Anastasia Moskvina, Vladimir Petrov, Oksana Volkova...
28 Jun 2016
Nine countries to take part in Minsk Summer School of Belarusian Language Studies
Over 70 representatives of nine countries will come to Minsk to take part in the International Summer School of Belarusian Language Studies. The school will welcome representatives of Australia, India, Japan, Portugal, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany and China. They will be offered various communication events to analyze the language, historical and cultural heritage of Belarus...
27 Jun 2016
Belarus’ Independence Day military parade to involve nearly 5,000 people
One of the main draws of the Independence Day celebrations on 3 July will be a parade of the Minsk Garrison near the Minsk City Hero Stele in the city’s downtown. Partaking in the show will be about 5,000 people, including those involved in the organization of the event...
27 Jun 2016
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians for summer weekend trips
The top ten features Prague, Minsk, Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Barcelona and Warsaw. Minsk has been named the cheapest option for summer weekend trips in terms of accommodation with around RUB2,400 per day. London is the most expensive choice with over RUB10,000 per day...
27 Jun 2016
Vyshyvanka to be artistic centerpiece of Independence Day celebrations in Belarus
One of the main draws of the Independence Day celebrations on 3 July will be a parade of the Minsk Garrison. The year 2016 will start a new tradition: the youth festival Vyshyvanka Day in the run-up to the Independence Day...
27 Jun 2016
Team Belarus unveils Olympic uniforms
The collections by Belarusian fashion designers Ivan Ayplatov and Yulia Latushkina were considered when choosing the ceremony outfit. Ivan Ayplatov designed his collection together with Bellegprom Concern using traditional embroidery patterns to stress the national affiliation of the team...
27 Jun 2016
Belarus secures Rio Olympic berths in 25 sports
The Belarusian field and track athletes came through the 2016 Olympics qualification of the national championships in Grodno last weekend. Irina Yakoltsevich claimed the country’s champion title in pole vaulting with the result of 4.50 meters. Runner Alina Talay also claimed the national champion title in the 100m Hurdles in 12.71 seconds...
26 Jun 2016
Belarus’ honorary consulate opens in Spain’s Alicante
Attending the opening ceremony was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France with concurrent accreditation to Spain Pavel Latushko, Honorary Consul of Belarus to Alicante Alfonso Jurado Mesa, representatives of the Alicante City Hall...
23 Jun 2016
Over 900 artists gather for Beraginya folk festival in Belarus
Partaking in the concert will be foreign bands from Serbia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine...
22 Jun 2016
Belarus ranks first in the world in terms of access to healthcare
The WHO Regional Office for Europe says that the Belarusian system of healthcare is among the best in the world. Such achievements would have been impossible without the development and upgrade of the medical infrastructure and facilities...
21 Jun 2016
Days of Belarusian Culture in Russia open at Bolshoi Theater in Moscow
Vasily Chernik thanked the Russian Culture Ministry for the organization of the Days of Belarusian Culture and invited Russian performers to take part in the Days of Russian Culture in Belarus to be held in 2017. The photo exhibition The Union State – Unity of Peoples, Cultures, and Countries arranged by BelTA News Agency at the Bolshoi Theater in the run-up to the opening of the Days of Belarusian Culture in Russia also drew many viewers...
21 Jun 2016
International Chagall Plein Air back in Vitebsk
The third edition of the international plein air will kick off on 26 June as part of the celebrations to mark the 1042nd anniversary of Vitebsk. It will last until 7 July, Marc Chagall’s birthday. Ten painters from Russia, Belarus, Latvia and Germany have been invited to take part...
20 Jun 2016
Exhibition celebrating Vasil Bykov’s life and works opens in Minsk
The exhibition Vasil Bykov. The Long Road Home is themed around the writer’s last book of the same name. The literary and documentary project has been organized by the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature...
20 Jun 2016
Over 20,000 people expected to attend Brest Fortress reenactment on 22 June
The 45-minute reenactment that will kick off at 5 a.m. on 22 June will show the most important moments from the defense of the Brest Fortress. These will be Samvel Matevosyan’s counterattack, the defense of the 9th frontier post under Andrei Kizhevatov’s command, the battles at the state border near the 62nd Brest-Litovsk fortified zone...
20 Jun 2016
Gold for Belarus at European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships 2016
The Belarusian team of Ksenia Cheldyshkina, Anna Dudenkova, Maria Kadobina, Maria Kotyak, Valeria Pishchelina and Arina Tsitsilina clinched the Five Ribbons Gold. The Belarusians earned a total of 18,516 points...
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