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18 Apr 2016
Israeli airline Arkia starts flying to Minsk
The Israeli airline Arkia will launch flights to Minsk on 18 April. Passengers will now have a chance to fly from the Belarusian capital to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on Monday and Friday, with the possibility of connecting flights to Eilat and Haifa...
17 Apr 2016
Nordic Film Festival in Minsk to feature eight films
The main goal of the festival is to show the Belarusian audience the latest Nordic films which tell about the life and mentality of the inhabitants of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. The slogan of the Northern Lights Nordic Film Festival 2016 is Everyday Beauty...
15 Apr 2016
Belarusian movies promoted in Argentina
The Argentinian market is interesting for Belarus because the country has opted to reduce the number of American movies screened in movie theaters and is therefore on the lookout for alternative products...
15 Apr 2016
Center of Belarusian language to open in Pakistan
The project was discussed alongside with other areas of bilateral cooperation in the education sphere during the visit of the Belarusian delegation led by First Deputy Education Minister Vadim Bogush to Pakistan on 11-15 April...
15 Apr 2016
Belarusian projects win two nominations in 100 Ideas for CIS exhibition
A total of 38 unique projects from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia were nominated for the 100 Ideas for CIS contest. Winners of the contest will be able to apply for international grants later on...
14 Apr 2016
Belarusian weightlifter Darya Pochobut wins European silver
Darya Pochobut took an individual gold medal in her third attempt in the snatch (106kg). She then showed her best - 130kg - in the clean and jerk to clinch silver with the total of 236kg (106kg+130kg)...
14 Apr 2016
Azarenka holds training session in Luzhniki
Earlier, Victoria Azarenka confirmed her intentions to play for Belarus in the Federation Cup World Group playoff against Russia. However, in the recent days many Russian media outlets have repeatedly doubted the Belarusian’s participation in the matches in Moscow...
14 Apr 2016
Project 100 Ideas for CIS may be held once in two years
"The project 100 Ideas for CIS is an opportunity for young people to present the results of their own projects"...
13 Apr 2016
Belarus’ National Art Museum to host joint Belarusian-Spanish exhibition
A joint exhibition by Spanish artist Duilio De Gennaro and Belarusian sculptor Sergei Portenkov will open at the National Art Museum of Belarus on 14 April. The exhibition will showcase over 30 paintings and sculptures...
13 Apr 2016
International choreography festival Sozhsky Khorovod in Gomel on 16-18 September
In the Year of Culture the number of participants of the choreographic art festival Sozhsky Khorovod will be increased. The seventh festival gathered artists from 17 countries. This year invitations have been sent out to more than 40 countries, including India, Argentina, and China. Artists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Serbia...
13 Apr 2016
Representatives of six countries to take part in 100 Ideas for CIS expo
The exposition will showcase 38 projects of finalists from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia...
13 Apr 2016
Minsk Festival of Puppet Theaters to gather companies from six countries
A number of productions will be premiered at the festival. Mandragora by the Minsk Oblast Puppet Theater Batleika will be one of them. Partaking in the forum will be winners of international festivals, such as Karlsson Haus Theater and Puppet House Theater, Penza...
13 Apr 2016
Belarusian diplomats honor memory of death camp victims in Latvia, Germany
On the occasion of International Day of Liberation of Prisoners of Nazi Concentration Camps representatives of the diplomatic missions of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia laid down wreaths in the Salaspils concentration camp memorial in Latvia...
13 Apr 2016
Over 700 athletes to gather for Grodno IOF World Ranking event
Partaking in the competitions will be athletes, teams and orienteering clubs from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and the United States. The age of the participants will vary from 4 to 84...
13 Apr 2016
Minsk to host Moscow Days in June
“The forum will comprise 14 dedicated events. Among them will be the Belagro expo, Moscow Days in Minsk (7-10 June), the media festival, and a video conference between educational establishments of Minsk and Moscow”...
13 Apr 2016
Over 120 medals from 41 countries to go on show in Mogilev
The exhibition Awards of Different Countries from the funds of the Trakai History Museum will open in Mogilev Ethnography Museum on 14 April. This project in the Year of Culture will not only unite the museums of Lithuania and Belarus, but also promote further strengthening of cooperation in the area of history and culture...
13 Apr 2016
Parallel Worlds to bring together 18 youth theater companies in Baranovichi
The Belarusian Youth Capital, the city of Baranovichi, will host the theater forum from 19 to 24 April for the sixth time. Partaking in the festival will be theater companies from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and Estonia. The organizers received applications from 57 theaters, and 18 of them were chosen to perform...
12 Apr 2016
Belarus clinch third win at 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
Yuri Faikov’s men opened the scoring with a powerplay goal on the 3rd minute into the game. France made its response before the first break. Belarusians converted another powerplay chance when the game resumed. In the final stanza the teams trade goals for the final score at 3-2...
12 Apr 2016
Chernobyl anniversary photo exhibition in Minsk, regions as from 13 April
The photo exhibition will open in the Minsk-based art gallery University of Culture in the Belarusian State Culture and Arts University on 13 April. Photos taken by the talented Belarusian photographer Semyon Shevtsov in Bragin District in the last ten years make up a considerable part of the exposition...
12 Apr 2016
Goods bought in duty free stores to make part of Belarus’ new import limit rules
"If an individual imports an item which customs cost exceeds €300 with the total weight of 20kg, it will not be considered as goods for personal use and will be subject to customs declaration"...
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