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14 Jun 2016
Musicians from nine countries to take part in Bard Music and Fishing Festival in Belarus
This is the first time that we will have participants and guests from so many countries. The popularity of the festival is growing. This is an outdoor informal place for dialogue between people of different cultures using the language of music and songs...
11 Jun 2016
Metropolitan Filaret awarded Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus
The Metropolitan was awarded the medal in Minsk by Deputy Head of the Department for External Church Relations Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov)...
11 Jun 2016
Free summer jazz concert series begins in Minsk
The Saturday night performance featured Polish signer Mieczyslaw Szczesniak and the trio of eminent Polish jazz pianist Krzysztof Herdzin, rising American vocal star Sachal Vasandani, and Belarusian band Apple Tea. Two more concerts will be held on 18 and 25 June...
11 Jun 2016
Lukashenko congratulates Polad Bulbuloglu on ballet premiere in Minsk
“This event is especially important because the large-scale production was made by joint efforts of the Belarusian-Azerbaijani creative group,” the message of greetings reads...
10 Jun 2016
Riga to host exposition of Belarusian costumes, musical instruments in 2017
The exposition will feature Belarusian culture and ethnographic traditions. The National History Museum of Belarus will showcase national costumes, utensils, and musical instruments...
8 Jun 2016
Lukashenko urges to support TV and Radio Broadcasting Organization of Union State
Among the fundamentally important themes of the current forum is the development of the single information space, the Belarusian head of state said. With regard to the TV and Radio Broadcasting Organization of the Union State, Alexander Lukashenka believes that “it must be developed, not ruined”...
8 Jun 2016
Russia in favor of mutually increasing tourist traffic with Belarus
"Let’s fully reroute our joint tourism policy for the sake of developing domestic tourism. Our citizens will only be grateful to us for that,” Vladimir Medinsky said...
8 Jun 2016
Russian Culture Minister suggests two joint films to Belarus
“We need to develop as many joint projects as possible. We have a great successful project: the film Brest Fortress. I would like to suggest two projects. They have almost been developed and can unite our cinematographers,” Vladimir Medinsky stressed...
8 Jun 2016
Belarus, Russia urged to develop academic and youth exchange programs
Mikhail Myasnikovich also believes that the Union State has fully realized the equal right of citizens of the two countries to education. This applies to all levels, including primary and secondary special education...
8 Jun 2016
Belarus eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis
The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis in Armenia, Belarus and Moldova...
7 Jun 2016
Five agreements on cooperation in culture between Belarus and Russia signed in Nesvizh
“These agreements are a very important step in the development of bilateral cooperation. We need ties not only between the states and regions but also between institutions"...
7 Jun 2016
Belarus-Russia Union State plans to hold year of tourism
The breakout session “Belarusian-Russian cultural and humanitarian cooperation in tourism: historical and modern context” held in Nesvizh as part of the Third Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions...
7 Jun 2016
Over 500 companies to take part in Belagro 2016 expo
The expo will be held as part of the Belarusian Agro-Industrial Week on 7-11 June. The Belagro 2016 exposition will occupy 31,271 square meters on the territory of Minsk 1 Airport. 23 official foreign delegations confirmed their participation in the expo...
7 Jun 2016
Mayors of Moscow, Minsk to attend Moscow-Belarusian Forum of Business Cooperation
The event will be held at the cultural and business center House of Moscow in Minsk as part of the Moscow Days in the Belarusian capital. Attending the official opening ceremony of the forum will be Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin and Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets...
6 Jun 2016
Belarus-Russia Festival of Regional TV Companies opens in Minsk
Events will be held on 6-8 June. The participants are set to attend the third Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia, hold creative TV workshops, make reports “from the field”, and visit the National State TV and Radio Company. Attending the festival will be representatives of 27 broadcasters from 16 regions of Russia and Belarus...
6 Jun 2016
Moscow Days open in Minsk
A book exhibition about Moscow will include the best samples of Moscow’s publishing houses. The program will also offer the photo exhibition My Moscow. Moscow Days in Minsk will feature ice hockey friendlies between youth teams of Moscow and Minsk, and also cultural events...
3 Jun 2016
Belarusian books featured at Red Square Book Festival in Moscow
The Belarusian stand runs several main themes. They include the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing which will be celebrated next year, the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and the theme of the Great Patriotic War...
3 Jun 2016
Over 600 artisans from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania to take part in festival in Alexandriya
The Town of Artisans will be a fair event: guests will be welcomed by clowns, animators and musicians, and treated to dishes of national cuisines...
2 Jun 2016
Latest Belarusian books on display during Red Square festival in Moscow
The books published in Belarus in the last few years will be in the spotlight of the Belarusian exposition during the festival. Those are the best copies of books from various areas of interest such as textbooks for students and teachers, popular science books, scientific publications, reference books, encyclopedias...
2 Jun 2016
Belarus gearing up to relax visa requirements
Dmitry Mironchik noted that Belarus' main objective is to demonstrate openness, strengthen interpersonal and business contacts with other countries, to create the prerequisites for growth in the number of visits to the country...
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