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21 Oct 2015
Films from six countries to compete in contest of national film schools at Listapad 2015
This year, the organizers received a record number of applications for the contest of national film schools. The total of 26 short and medium-length films will compete for its prize...
21 Oct 2015
Over 180 films to be presented in Listapad Film Festival
The program of the festival features a total of 184 movies from 60 countries. These are 91 feature films, 70 non-fiction and 23 animated films...
21 Oct 2015
BATE lose to visiting Barcelona in UEFA Champions League
Ivan Rakitic scored twice in the second half as Barcelona won 2-0 at Borisov Arena in the UEFA Champions League group stage action on 20 October...
20 Oct 2015
Belarus wins Grand Prix at international dance festival in Grozny
Belarus’ Yelena Podolskaya and Sergei Mikel proved to be the best in the nomination Contemporary Dance and won the Grand Prix of the festival...
20 Oct 2015
New tourist routes to be presented at Tourbusiness 2015 expo in Minsk
The exposition will showcase a wide range of proposals, including inbound and outbound, sport and entertainment, recreation and medical, family and children’s, hunting tourism...
20 Oct 2015
Zsuzsanna Jakab: WHO often uses Belarus’ progress in healthcare as an example for other countries
"Every two years we sign a bilateral agreement. We are planning to sign a new agreement for 2016-2017. Priorities have already been identified and agreed with the Health Ministry”...
19 Oct 2015
Belarus partakes in Lost In Music showcase festival in Finland
Lost In Music was the first showcase festival to feature a concert devoted to Belarus. The concert was attended by representatives of labels, agencies, and festivals from Finland, Germany, Austria, and the United States...
19 Oct 2015
WHO Regional Director for Europe to visit Belarus
The WHO European Ministerial Conference on the Life-course Approach in the Context of Health 2020 will take place at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee in Minsk on 21-22 October...
18 Oct 2015
Belarus’ Honorary Consulate to open in French Lyon in December
Pavel Latushko also met with representatives of the Belarusian diaspora to discuss the organization of the Days of Belarusian Culture in Lyon in April 2016...
18 Oct 2015
Belarus President meets with Victoria Azarenka
The meeting took place in a warm atmosphere. The head of state asked the athlete about her physical condition and plans for participation in major tennis tournaments...
16 Oct 2015
Belarusian diaspora’s house opened in Moscow’s downtown
According to the latest population census, about 520,000 Belarusians live in Russia. It is the largest Belarusian diaspora in the world...
16 Oct 2015
Virtual reading hall of Belarus' National Library opens in Moscow
During the ceremony, Director of the National Library Roman Motulsky noted that the hall has been created specially for the Belarusian community in Russia...
16 Oct 2015
Belarus to host Days of Tajik Culture in 2016
The Days of Belarusian Culture in Tajikistan are underway on 15-19 October. Their official opening ceremony will take place at the Tajik Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Sadridin Ayni...
16 Oct 2015
BelTA’s exhibition on display in Dushanbe
The exhibition features 26 black and white photos illustrating how the country lived 25-30 years ago and 26 colored stills showing how Belarusians live today...
15 Oct 2015
Belarus to join World Italian Language Week
This year the event will be dedicated to the celebration of the 750th birthday of Dante Alighieri, the “father” of the Italian language. Thus, the program of the Week will consist of three components: cinematography, theater and Dante’s works...
15 Oct 2015
Indonesia abolishes tourist visas for Belarusians
The duration of stay must not exceed 30 days and is not subject to extension. The relevant regulations came into force on 16 March 2015...
15 Oct 2015
Days of Belarusian Culture kick off in Dushanbe
The official opening of the Days will take place on 16 October. The program will include the screening of Belarusian films Brest Fortress, Apostles’ Footprints as well as five animation pictures...
14 Oct 2015
Belarusian boxer Dmitry Asanov earns Rio 2016 berth
Belarusian boxer Dmitry Asanov qualified for the next year’s Olympic Games in Rio, beating India’s Shiva Thapa in the bantamweight event at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar...
14 Oct 2015
Over 200 artworks on show at Korea’s Life exhibition in Minsk
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belarus Yang Joong-mo said at the presentation of the exposition that the event would provide Belarusians with an opporuntity to get familiar with Korean traditions and art...
14 Oct 2015
Organ music festival in Polotsk to gather musicians from six countries
The forum will open on 18 October and run till 22 November. Well-known musicians and talented young performers will play pieces by composers of the Baroque period, French and German Romanticism, and modern composers...
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