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4 Jul 2016
MAZ-Sport Auto Team to take part in Silk Way Race
MAZ-Sport Auto Team will field three trucks for the race. Two new trucks are equipped with 12.5-liter engines designed by the Czech team Buggyra, based on Caterpillar. The trucks have been successfully tested at a site near Minsk...
4 Jul 2016
Over 1 million people attend Independence Day celebrations in Belarus
A total of 517 mass events were held on in Belarus’ Independence Day on 3 July. The largest events were held in Minsk. The parade and the gala concert were attended by more than 350,000 people...
4 Jul 2016
Nearly 680,000 people gather for Independence Day celebrations in Minsk
“More than 350,000 people came to see the military parade and an artistic show near the Minsk Hero City Stele on the occasion of Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus on 3 July. Over 255,000 Minsk residents and guests attended an evening gala concert"...
4 Jul 2016
Belarus wins eight medals at FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Germany
In the run-up to the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the Belarusian gymnasts will take part in two more World Cup events in Kazan and Baku in July. The Olympic rhythmic gymnastics tournament will be held from 19 to 21 August...
3 Jul 2016
Museum of Great Patriotic War presents mobile exposition on Belarus’ liberation
Photo and document materials from the museum funds have been added with maps, posters, newspapers, leaflets, personal things of the participants of Belarus’ liberation...
3 Jul 2016
Over 350,000 people attend Independence Day parade in Minsk
The draw of this year’s parade was the demonstration of the multiple-launch rocket system Polonez, the most powerful weapon of the Belarusian army. 18 parade detachments, a total of nearly 3,100 military personnel, marched in parade ranks before Minsk residents and guests...
1 Jul 2016
Cardinal Schonborn in Belarus for anniversary celebrations of Minsk-Mogilev Diocese
Christoph Schonborn was appointed papal special envoy for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Minsk-Mogilev Diocese, which will be held in the national sanctuary in Budslav on 1-2 July...
1 Jul 2016
Euronews, Information Ministry to team up to promote Belarus’ image
Belarus’ Information Minister Lilia Ananich held a working meeting with representatives of Euronews SA. During the meeting the parties discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation between Belarus and the Euronews TV channel in the information field, including the promotion of the image of Belarus abroad...
30 Jun 2016
Russian Armed Forces to take part in Belarus’ Independence Day parade
Partaking in the military parade in Minsk to mark Belarus’ Independence Day on 3 July will be the 104th Guards Red Banner Air Assault Regiment of the 76th Guards Air Assault Chernigov Red Banner Order of Suvorov division of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation...
30 Jun 2016
Mirnyi, Bury claim berths in Rio 2016
It will be the fifth Olympics for Max Mirnyi who turns 39 on 6 July. Alexander Bury, 28, will debut at the Olympic Games in Rio. Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury are currently playing at the Wimbledon, teamed up with different partners...
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...
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