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22 Mar 2016
Belarusian programmers win Google Hash Code 2016 competition
The final stage of the team event of the Google Hash Code programming competition took place in Paris on 19 March. As many as 52 teams from 22 countries took part in this year’s elimination round...
22 Mar 2016
Krasnodar to host Days of Belarusian Cinema 22-31 March
The program will include films of different genres. Krasnodar residents will see the best works of Belarusian cinematographers where Russian actors play as well. Fans of the Belarusian cinematography will get familiar with tales about morality and kindness...
22 Mar 2016
Diplomats, people of art, athletes to perform in documentary play Seven in Minsk
The performance promoting women’s rights will be held on 4 April as part of the UNFPA campaign to fight gender-based violence. On the stage of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater, the monologues of seven women from different countries will be read out by famous Belarusians...
22 Mar 2016
Belarus to mark 25th anniversary of Catholic dioceses rebirth
“St John Paul II revived the organizations on 13 April 1991. He set up the Minsk-Mogilev Metropole. Then it comprised the Minsk-Mogilev Archidiocese, the Grodno and Pinsk Dioceses,” the metropolitan said...
22 Mar 2016
Pope to receive Chernobyl disaster cleanup workers on 20 April
“I am going there myself. And two archbishops from Ukraine. There may be about 50 Chernobyl cleanup workers. I don’t know the precise number,” said the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus...
21 Mar 2016
Belarus to host Eurasian student forum 12-26 May
Participants will have an opportunity to take part in a roundtable session to discuss economic issues of the Eurasian Economic Union member states through 2030. A number of scientific lectures on the social and economic development of Belarus will take place as part of the forum...
21 Mar 2016
Cheaper Belavia flights to Prague starting 22 March
“Tomorrow we will cut the price for flights to Prague. Starting from 22 March, a two-way trip to the Czech capital will cost €199 with a one-way ticket at €121,” the post reads...
21 Mar 2016
Belarus assumes functions of WMO Eurasian Bureau
Belarus’ initiative to set up the Eurasian Bureau of the World Meteorological Organization in Minsk was agreed at the 17th WMO congress...
18 Mar 2016
Belarus’ tourism opportunities presented in Moscow
Representatives of major Belarusian travel agencies, hotels, sanatoriums, and national parks informed Russian partners about the tourism facilities that offer full-value recreation for the entire family, rehabilitation, opportunities for business meetings and conferences...
18 Mar 2016
Government program Belarus Culture for 2016-2020 adopted
In accordance with the document the program’s goals include the preservation of the historical memory of the Belarusian nation, its national and cultural peculiarities and traditions, active involvement of Belarus citizens in the country’s cultural life, the implementation of the creative potential of the nation...
18 Mar 2016
Belarus, China’s Macau S.A.R. agree on visa abolition
“The parties have already started to implement the internal procedures necessary for the commencement of the agreement. Visas will be required until the agreement enters into force,” the press service said...
18 Mar 2016
Belarusian Bolshoi Theater, Vienna Opera to bolster ties
The meeting discussed the development of cooperation between the two theaters. Dominique Meyer accepted an invitation to visit Belarus in December 2016 as honorary member of the jury of International Christmas Contest of Opera Singers...
18 Mar 2016
Nazi death camp victims remembered in Minsk
The prayers over the capsule were read by Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz...
18 Mar 2016
Belavia launches charter flights to Tenerife
“Taking into account a spring holiday break, the demand for it is big. We also can see that this route will enjoy popularity throughout the summer,” said the head of the airline. Belavia is likely to operate flights to Tenerife from March to New Year with a break during the winter months of 2017...
17 Mar 2016
Center of traditional Chinese medicine may open in Grodno
The plans to set up this center were discussed during the visit of healthcare workers from Gansu Province to Grodno. The Healthcare Department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee proposed Chinese partners to renovate an inefficiently used building in the oblast capital or to build a new one...
17 Mar 2016
Mexican honorary consulate opens in Minsk
“We would also like to take this moment to tell residents of Minsk and Belarus more about Mexican culture,” the diplomat said. The third area, which is regarded as a priority in the bilateral relations, is tourism...
17 Mar 2016
Russian investments for camping sites in Belarus
“We would like to make visits to Brest Fortress, the Khatyn Memorial, and other landmarks part of the curriculum for Russian school students. As far as camping projects are concerned, the Russians are interested in investing in this movement. They are particularly curious about the M1 motorway”...
17 Mar 2016
Visa-free travels between Belarus, China for tourist groups starting April-May
Plans have been made to set up a joint travel agency to coordinate actions of Belarus and China. Belarus will also present its potential during expos in China and will invite representatives of the Chinese tourism industry to go on familiarization tours...
17 Mar 2016
Facebook top executives visit Hi-Tech Park in Minsk
“The members of the delegation were pleasantly surprised with the level of ICT development in Belarus and noted that they were aware of a number of successful IT companies from Belarus and that they keep an eye on them,” the HTP press service said...
16 Mar 2016
Belarus wins 12 medals at European Classic Powerlifting Championship
Belarus clinched seven gold, three silver and two bronze medals. In the women’s U18 event Alina Chashchina (43kg), Tatyana Domashina (47kg) and Alexandra Burykina (63kg) claimed gold medals in their weight categories and set five new European records...
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