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6 Apr 2016
Minerals from Ignacy Domeyko’s collection to go on display in Belarus
Ambassador of Belarus to France, Permanent Representative of Belarus to UNESCO Pavel Latushko got acquainted with the mineral Domeykite named in honor of the Belarusian-born geologist and mineralogist...
6 Apr 2016
Chinese, Vietnamese interested in communism-themed tours to Belarus
“Together with China we have worked out visa-free tours for groups. Flights between Belarus and China are available. Negotiations with Chinese and Vietnamese colleagues have been held. It is obvious that the demand for ‘red tourism’ is huge today”...
6 Apr 2016
Belarus considering giving free visas for tourist festivals
The Sports and Tourism Minister said that once the tourism calendar is ready, anyone will be able to attend such events by getting Belarusian visas in the home country or at an airport in Belarus after buying the tickets and booking a hotel room. No consular fees will be collected...
6 Apr 2016
Plans to offer visa-free entry to tourists visiting Augustow Canal
“We have good potential. All we need is to improve some organizational aspects. Most of the necessary infrastructure has already been built, from cycle touring to hiking and canoeing”...
6 Apr 2016
Belarus receives immigrants from 110 countries in 2015
The majority of immigrants come from the countries of the CIS. In 2015, Belarus became home to around 22,500 citizens of the CIS member states with Ukrainians, Russians, and Kazakhstanis accounting for 89% of the total...
6 Apr 2016
IAAF President Sebastian Coe to visit Minsk
At the conference which is due to take place in the National Olympic Committee, its participants will discuss the most important issues of cooperation among federations in advancing world athletics...
6 Apr 2016
Recuperation 2016 expo kicks off in Minsk
The expo will feature more than 150 exhibitors from Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey, Greece and Serbia. The program of the fair will comprise presentations of tourism attractions and destinations, roundtable sessions and seminars...
5 Apr 2016
Inflow of Russian tourists to Belarus rising
“We offer a better price-quality ratio, the recreation in Belarus is safe,“ the representative of the Sport and Tourism Ministry said. In his words, Belarus will try to popularize its military and patriotic tourism, recreation and recuperation services in Russia...
5 Apr 2016
Pregnant Domracheva plans to return to sport in January 2017
"I am going to become a mother this autumn. This is a planned and long-wished event. It is the most important thing happening to me today. I continue specialist-controlled training and will do my best to return to competitions in January," reads the message on the website of the byathlete...
5 Apr 2016
Belarus named most popular travel destination for Russians during May break
The most popular cities for the May break are Minsk, Prague, Rome, Riga, Barcelona, Vilnius, Tallinn, Helsinki, Baku and Bratislava. Russians come to the Belarusian capital for three days on average...
5 Apr 2016
Residential building in Minsk to get Serbian painter’s name
This building will bear a name of its own just like other buildings in the complex. This one will be named after the famous Serbian artist Paja Jovanovic. Belarus’ largest and most unusual residential complex Mayak Minsk is being built by the company Dana Holdings...
4 Apr 2016
Ancient gold coins found during metro construction works in Minsk
All the found coins are of 5-ruble nominal value. The coins have been handed to the administration of Minsk’s Oktyabrsky District for temporary storage. Then they will be transported to the Museum of the History of Minsk...
4 Apr 2016
Capella Cracoviensis to perform chamber music in Polotsk on 7 April
“The guests from Krakow will take part in the festival for the first time. Capella Cracoviensis is a Baroque ensemble comprising eminent musicians from Poland, the Netherlands, France, and Finland. Their special feature is that they perform early music"...
4 Apr 2016
Belarusian, Polish travel companies to partake in forum at Augustow Canal
“The Augustow Canal is drawing more and more enthusiasts of active leisure including cycling, water tourism, and hiking. People in our neighboring countries also show interest in this unusual tourist destination"...
4 Apr 2016
Orsha school teachers to get on-the-job training in China
"We will also train our personnel in order to shift from facultative studies to the inclusion of the Chinese language into the curriculum. As one of our future plans, we will set up an interregional center, an Office of Confucius"...
4 Apr 2016
Two medals for Belarus at FIG Pesaro World Cup
Leader of the Belarusian national team Melitina Staniouta clinched silver in the Ball routine with the total of 18,500 points. Gold went to Ukraine’s Ganna Rizatdinova (18,650)...
4 Apr 2016
Czech cultural center may be opened in Brest
The first step towards setting up the cultural center will be the Czech language courses that will be organized under the aegis of the Honorary Consulate by the new academic year...
3 Apr 2016
Minsk to host short film festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile 8-17 April
The program of the festival features short films from more than 100 countries. The audience will be invited to enjoy experimental films, documentaries, live-action and animated films...
1 Apr 2016
Mass Media in Belarus expo to take place in Pobeditelei Avenue
The 20th exhibition will take place on 11-14 May. The expo will comprise roundtable sessions, seminars and master classes with the participation of leading journalists and media experts, presentation events...
1 Apr 2016
Kirill Shimko named ambassador of Gazprom’s Football for Friendship project
Last year, Belarus’ Football for Friendship ambassador was singer Teo. He gave Kirill Shimko a symbolic friendship bracelet thereby promoting the key values of friendship, equality, fairness, health, and peace...
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