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1 Jun 2016
Brest, Terespol to hold international run on 4 June
The competition will be held for the 11th time and will feature 100 runners from Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. The runners will begin their journey from the regional sports complex Brestsky, will run along the streets of Brest towards the customs check point Varshavsky Most...
31 May 2016
Belarusian Seasons kick off in Moscow
At the Belarusian Seasons opening ceremony Charge d’Affaires of Belarus to Russia Yuri Yaroshevich noted that cultural cooperation have been vibrantly developing between Belarus and Russia. The two countries regularly exchange plays, exhibitions, and concerts...
31 May 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: June 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 May 2016
Belarusian fair opens in Tallinn
A traditional Belarusian trade fair opened in the Estonian capital for the fifth time. The exhibition is part of Tallinn's Old Town Days program and is a kind of a gift from Belarus to residents of the Estonian capital...
31 May 2016
First school-based Confucius classroom opens in Grodno
The first classes of Chinese language and culture were held at the school some two year ago. The students demonstrated a keen interest in the subject, and the administration decided to keep it on the curriculum...
30 May 2016
Neglyubka textile traditions added to Belarus list of historical and cultural heritage
Textile traditions of the village Neglyubka, Vetka District, are recognized as unique Belarusian folk art. For almost half a century the famous Neglyubka towels have been the hallmark of Belarus...
26 May 2016
Belarus donates Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy to Ukrainian libraries
The facsimile edition comprises 25 books printed by Francysk Skaryna in Prague (1517-1519) and Vilno (1522-1525) and has been printed ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing...
26 May 2016
Belarusian icons on show in Vatican to be exhibited in Minsk
In addition to Catholic and Orthodox icons the exhibition will showcase the altar painting, liturgical objects, weaving, a collection of stamps dedicated to religious themes...
26 May 2016
BelNPP stand to be showcased at ATOMEXPO 2016
The exposition stand of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant will display video and photo materials telling about the history of the BelNPP construction project, and also the information on the progress made in 2015 and goals for 2016...
25 May 2016
Belarus-China youth robot technology tournament kicks off in Minsk
“The Belarusian-Chinese youth robotics competitions are an important event promoting international relations and a pioneering project in China-Belarus sci-tech innovative cooperation,” China’s Ambassador to Belarus Cui Qiming said...
25 May 2016
War veterans of Belarus, Russia, Latvia to meet at Friendship Hill on 2 July
“A big and interesting program is being prepared. It will include marching delegations, wreath and flower ceremonies, a concert, a partisan bonfire and exhibitions. The event will also comprise meetings between the Vitebsk and Pskov Governors"...
25 May 2016
Belarus to donate Francysk Skorina Book Legacy to Ukrainian libraries
The facsimile edition of 25 books printed by Francysk Skorina in Prague (1517-1519) and Vilno (1522-1525) is Belarus’ unique cultural project dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing...
25 May 2016
Belarusian novelties to be featured at Saint Petersburg Book Fair
The books published to mark the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing to be celebrated in 2017 and the birth anniversaries of eminent Belarusians will be in the spotlight. The book fair will also showcase Belarusian projects devoted to the Year of Culture in Belarus and the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster...
25 May 2016
Belarus to present its national exhibition in Georgia in September
Belarus’ large-scale national exhibition will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 1-4 September. Partaking in the exhibition will be Belarus’ leading companies-exporters of products, goods and services...
24 May 2016
Belarus’ Yekaterina Karsten claims Rio 2016 berth
At the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland the Belarusian finished third in the Women’s Singles Sculls clocking 7:25.940...
23 May 2016
Belarus presents 19 films at Zolotoy Vityaz festival
The Belarusian films have made part of six out of seven festival competition programs. Natalia Galuzo’s Timur and Co. competes in the nomination Films for Children. Galina Adamovich’s Belarus. A Documentary Story is presented in the competition program of feature-length documentaries...
23 May 2016
Belarus claims ten medals at 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup
Gold medals were clinched by Vitaly Belko and Roman Petrushenko in the K2 1000m, and the Belarusian women’s team of Margarita Makhneva, Nadezhda Lepeshko, Olga Khudenko and Marina Litvinchuk in the K4 200m heat...
23 May 2016
Replicas of Zhirovichi, Budslav icons donated to Three Saints Doctors Cathedral in Paris
The press service said that on 20 May, the Orthodox Cathedral of Three Saints Doctors in Paris hosted an event that celebrated two most respected Belarusian Christian relics, the Zhirovichi and Budslav icons of the Mother of God...
22 May 2016
Seven medals for Belarus at 2016 BSB Bank World Cup
On the final day of the tournament leader of the Belarusian national team Melitina Staniouta graced the podium three times. She clinched silver with the Hoop (18,700 points) and bronze with the Ball (18,700 points). The Belarusian scored 18,650 points to claim another bronze with the Clubs...
21 May 2016
Belarusian art conservation experts to undergo training in Vatican museums
"For us it is very important in the context of the museum complex which is currently being built in Minsk,” the Director General of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Prokoptsov said...
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