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26 Aug 2015
Bolshoi Theater of Belarus to open new season with Tsar’s Bride
The Tsar’s Bride is of huge significance for the Belarusian theater. The opera alongside with Carmen, Onegin and The Barber of Seville gave start to the history of the theater in the early 1930s...
26 Aug 2015
Nearly 3,000 people register for Minsk Polo Marathon
The September sport fest is meant both for professional runners and amateurs. The event will feature three races: 5km, 10km and 21.1km...
26 Aug 2015
Spectacular fireworks to mark Minsk’s 948th anniversary
Minsk will host more than 60 festive activities to mark its City Day. The program will include an award ceremony for the winners of the Best Professional Skills contest on 11 September...
26 Aug 2015
Belarusian ballet company to partake in Johvi International Festival
Belarusian ballet dancers will show Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus and Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov...
25 Aug 2015
Belarus lifts short-stay visa restrictions for China
The visa-free rules will be valid for the citizens of China that arrive on direct flights from the airports of the country of nationality and have a valid visa of the EU...
24 Aug 2015
Mrs Universe 2015 kicks off in Minsk
The seven-day contest will include a variety of events including national costume catwalk in the Central Botanic Garden and a roundtable to discuss domestic violence...
24 Aug 2015
Paintings from Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery to go on display in Minsk
It will be the third time that the National Art Museum has hosted an exhibition comprising paintings from the State Tretyakov Gallery. This time, the exhibition will showcase 79 works by famous artists including Alexei Savrasov, Igor Grabar, Ilya Repin...
24 Aug 2015
Minsk to host international summer school of Belarusian studies
The list of participants includes students from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, China, and Japan...
24 Aug 2015
Belarus women’s team 2nd at 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 European Championships
In the final Belarus lost to Hungary 15-16 in overtime. The two teams opened the championships on 21 August, with Belarus taking a solid 15-7 victory...
21 Aug 2015
Medieval culture festival at Golshany Castle on 29 August
The program is diverse featuring jousting fights, authentic music, theatrical performances, sports and equestrian shows, master classes in pottery, forging, fencing and a unique fire show...
20 Aug 2015
Belarus visitor numbers rise 5-8%
“Belarus is an attractive country but still a little-known land in the tourism world. Our new program, which will be implemented in 2016-2020, will focus on enhancing the country’s attractiveness and recognizability”...
20 Aug 2015
Belarus, Russia mull over cross-border biosphere reserve creation
“I have already met with representatives of the Association of Reserves and National Parks of Russia’s North-West to talk over the creation of the cross-border biosphere reserve Osveya-Krasny Bor-Sebezhsky National Park. Its creation will take place under the auspices of the UNESCO. The materials on the Belarusian part of the reserve have already been prepared”...
19 Aug 2015
Eurasian Potato exhibition in Belarus on 20-21 August
Visitors of the exhibition will be able to see a demonstration field with the latest potato varieties. The exhibition will feature methods used to cultivate and harvest potato, machines and equipment used for growing...
19 Aug 2015
Tunisia abolishes visas for Belarusians
“To enter Tunisia, Belarusians will need valid passports and travel documents. The total duration of stay shall not exceed 90 days,” Dmitry Mironchik specified...
19 Aug 2015
Photo and literary exhibitions in Drucki-Lubecki Palace on Belarusian Literature Day in Shchuchin
The opening of the former residence of the Drucki-Lubecki noble family will mark the start of the Belarusian Literature Day celebrations on 6 September...
19 Aug 2015
Internet booking for Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa-free visitors
“The program has been already commissioned. Every detail has been coordinated with banks. We are already welcoming visa-free visitors that book their trips online. I believe the program will be further polished and improved”...
18 Aug 2015
Vegetables from Lukashenko’s garden delivered to rest home and orphanage
Eco-friendly products – potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, marrows, melons and water melons – grown by the head of state were delivered by his younger son Nikolai...
17 Aug 2015
Minsk most popular destination for Russian tourists in CIS in August
The rating is made based on the number of hotel reservations made by Russian tourists from 1 till 31 August 2015...
17 Aug 2015
Two Medallions for Excellence for Belarus in San Paolo
Two Belarusians were awarded the Medallions for Excellence given to competitors who achieve at least 500 points. These were Alesya Nazarova in Hairdressing (516 points) and Olga Zakrevskaya in Fashion Technology (515)...
17 Aug 2015
Kamyanitsa 2015 to gather musicians from Poland, Estonia, Ukraine
The program of the festival also features Belarus’ best folk bands...
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