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12 May 2016
Motor ship service resumed between Belarusian Grodno, Lithuanian Druskininkai
The first passengers included representatives of the administration of the bordering regions of Belarus and Lithuania, the border services and the customs services of the two countries, representatives of the diplomatic missions and the business community...
12 May 2016
Belarus to offer digital visas in 2016-2017
A system to issue visas online will be created in Belarus in 2016-2017 in accordance with the government program on developing the digital economy and the information society in 2016-2020...
12 May 2016
IVAN to compete for Eurovision 2016 final on 12 May
IVAN, the representative of Belarus in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, will perform his song Help You Fly at the Globe Arena. The second semifinal of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live by the Belarus One, Belarus 24 TV channels, and also the Belarusian TV and Radio Company...
11 May 2016
Belarus seal first win at 2016 IIHF World Championship
Following the three previous defeats at the ongoing tournament Belarus needed a win to keep its playoff chances alive. Andrei Stepanov’s third period goal gave Belarus its first lead of the game and one it would not give away. Charles Linglet put in the team’s fourth for the final score 4-2...
11 May 2016
Belarusians eager to win NASA contest
For the first time the hackathon NASA Space Apps took place in Minsk in late April. The Belarusian project was one of the world’s top 25 ideas and has a chance to win. The Belarusian team includes the Minsk residents Alexander Mikulich, Maxim Piletsky, Alexei Miyusov, Sergei Belko, and Pavel Kumeisha. Alexander Mikulich is not only an author of the project but the head of the Minsk planetarium...
11 May 2016
Belarus’ Igor Boki wins six gold medals at swimming Euros in Portugal
The five-time Paralympic champion 2012 won the 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 200m medley and 400m freestyle finals at the continental forum in Portugal...
11 May 2016
Gold and silver medals for Belarus at 2016 European Rowing Championships
In the women’s C2 final Tatyana Kukhta and Yulia Bichik of Belarus battled difficult headwind conditions to finish first in 8:25.810. Second was Germany (8:28.300), with the Czech Republic in the third place (8:31.940)...
11 May 2016
Minsk in top three most popular destinations for Russians during May break
The list of top ten cities outside Russia included Minsk, Prague, Riga, Vilnius, Baku, Tallinn, Helsinki, Berlin, Tbilisi, and Belgrade. Russian tourists spent in Minsk an average of two...
11 May 2016
Partnership for the Future media forum in Minsk on 11-14 May
This year’s edition of the forum marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth of Independent States and stresses Belarus’ peacekeeping role in the current difficult geopolitical situation. The 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Belarus-Russia Union State is another important event celebrated this year...
10 May 2016
Golshany Castle to host Medieval Culture Festival 21 May
“The festival, like Golshany Castle itself that keeps many secrets, has become a hallmark of Oshmyany District. The holiday attracts plenty of visitors not only from Belarus but also from neighboring countries”...
10 May 2016
Belarus to take part in China Great Silk Road tourism festival
The festival will take part in the Chinese Province of Gansu on 19-25 June. The event will feature a bright opening of the festival, a business program for travel agencies and related industries, an international tourism fair and a tour along a part of the Great Silk Road...
9 May 2016
Belarus president congratulates war veterans on Victory Day in person
“I would like to heartily congratulate you on the anniversary and thank you for everything,” said the head of state. He invited the veterans to attend the celebratory concert in the evening where favorable conditions would be enabled for them...
6 May 2016
Minsk Forum of Street Theaters to gather participants from five countries
The forum will open with the performance Robinsonada by the experimental theater Eye in Svobody Square at 8pm on 6 May. On 7 May, the participants will take part in a carnival procession that will stretch from the intersection of Nezavisimosti Avenue and Lenina Street to Svobody Square...
5 May 2016
Belarus’ Art Museum to launch new audio guides
"The decision was taken due to many Chinese receiving education in Belarus. The majority of them do not speak Russian, and few know English. It is a difficult task. Audio guides appear on a step-by-step basis”...
5 May 2016
Buddhist art from Hermitage to be displayed in Belarus
An exhibition of Buddhist art will be arranged in Belarus on the proposal of Director General of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky. This exhibition has recently been on display in the Hermitage...
5 May 2016
Artworks from Tretyakov Gallery to go on show in Mogilev, Minsk
The 3rd national forum Museums of Belarus will be held in Mogilev in September 2016. The program of the forum will include the re-opening of the Byalynitsky-Birulya Museum, a subsidiary of the National Art Museum. The reopening of the refurbished museum will be celebrated with an exhibition of masterpieces from the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery...
5 May 2016
International projects to celebrate Ferdynand Ruszczyc’s 150th birthday
Plans have been made to organize several projects to celebrate the anniversary that will be marked in 2020. The graves of the artist and members of his family in the village of Bogdanovo, Volozhin District will be cleaned up and refurbished...
5 May 2016
Belarusian IT projects lauded at World Summit on Information Society Forum 2016
According to the source, the two projects are the Places To Go project of the Public Administration Academy under the Belarus President and the IT Education project of the educational center of the Belarusian Hi-Tech Park...
5 May 2016
Visas for visitors to Augustow Canal may be abolished by year-end 2016
“Visa-free travel helps boost the flow of tourists to our country. We will continue working in this direction. We need to develop an integrated approach, introduce it at tourist sites, and place the emphasis on event tourism,” Alexander Shamko pointed out...
5 May 2016
Belarusian icons to go on display in Vatican
The exhibition will feature 33 icons – both Orthodox and Catholic. Primarily these will be the icons from the holdings of the National Art Museum. Three written by contemporary painters will be loaned by the Minsk Charity House...
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