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18 May 2016
No visas for Belarusians for trips to Albania till 1 November
The Albanian government issued a resolution to allow Belarusian citizens to travel visa free to that country for private and tourist purposes for up to 90 days from 15 May to 1 November 2016...
18 May 2016
Minsk hosting Riga Days
The Riga Days opening ceremony will take place in the concert hall Upper Town on 19 May. Speaking at the event will be Chairman of the Minsk City Council Vasily Panasyuk and Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs...
18 May 2016
Belarusian icons on show in Vatican
In her words, the exhibition will feature 33 icons that will familiarize Italian specialists and numerous tourists from around the world with unique works of the Belarusian sacral culture...
17 May 2016
Polish travel agencies to evaluate potential of Belarusian part of Augustow Canal
The Belarusian-Polish tourism forum will take place on both sides of the Augustow Canal on 20-21 May. The participants are expected to discuss ways to jointly develop the tourism industry in the Polish city Augustow on the first day of the forum...
17 May 2016
World’s oldest Terek Sandpiper lives in Belarus
"This bird is rare for Belarus (there is even a monument to this bird in Turov). But it is precisely this bird that has become perhaps the rarest: it had a 17-year-old ring on its leg"...
17 May 2016
Development of Belarusian Internet domain zone .бел noted
ICANN Vice President Mikhail Yakushev remarked that it would be a good idea to introduce Belarusian-language email addresses for the sake of more successful adoption of national languages in the World Wide Web...
17 May 2016
Group of Friends of the Family opens photo exhibition in United States
In his speech on behalf of the Group of Friends of the Family, Valentin Rybakov talked about the Group’s approaches to advance the traditional family within the implementation of the international agenda of sustainable development...
16 May 2016
Student of Minsk State Regional Lyceum wins special prize of Intel ISEF
Alexei Borisevich was honored with a special prize (third prize) in the category Sustainable Design In Transportation. The prize was sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States...
16 May 2016
Lake Naroch in top five CIS resorts popular with Russian tourists
The top five features Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Batumi (Georgia), Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Sukhumi (Abkhazia) and Lake Naroch (Belarus)...
16 May 2016
Belarusian IT project into final stage of NASA’s contest
The Belarusian IT project Wake Up, Neo…, which is designed to save the planet from a deadly asteroid, was a top 25 project in the category People’s Choice and reached the semifinal stage of the contest...
16 May 2016
Azarenka back to WTA top five
Last week, Azarenka did not do well at a tournament in Rome losing a second-round match to Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu. However, the Belarusian climbed from sixth to fifth position with 4,341 points...
15 May 2016
Belarus’ Staniouta wins Grand Prix Bucharest All-Around Individual
The Belarusian scored the highest 74,150 points following four routines (ball, hoop, ribbon, clubs)...
13 May 2016
Delegations from 13 countries to partake in Spring in Gomel expo
As many as 110 people (twice as many as last year) will arrive in Gomel in 21 delegations from CIS and non-CIS states. They will represent state and private organizations...
13 May 2016
Jewish culture museum to be set up in 17th-century synagogue in Slonim
"Previously Jews accounted for over 80% of the Slonim population. Today the homeland of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents attracts their descendants from other countries"...
13 May 2016
Belarus may host One Belt, One Road forum in 2016
“The sides are currently mulling over the issue to hold the regional forum of countries partaking in the Silk Road Economic Belt concept in Belarus in 2016"...
13 May 2016
IVAN fails to make Eurovision 2016 final
The winner and the country to host the next song contest in 2017 will be announced on 14 May...
12 May 2016
Kobyakov, Medvedev lay flowers at Memorial Chapel in Buinichi Field
The heads of government observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the memory of the defenders of Mogilev. In the Memorial Chapel Dmitry Medvedev made an entry in the book of distinguished guests...
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...
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