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30 Apr 2016
Haute Couture gowns on display in Mir Castle throughout summer
French couturier Denis Durand arrived in Minsk to prepare the Franco-Belarusian project Mir Couture. It is the joint work of the artists of the two countries: a collection of evening gowns and bridal fashion will be on display during the summer season in Mir Castle, a monument of historical and cultural heritage, a UNESCO World Heritage site...
29 Apr 2016
Leon Bakst’s Time and Art project opens in Vilnius
The international project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of world-famous artist, stage set and costume designer Leon Bakst started in the National Art Museum of Belarus on 9 February this year...
29 Apr 2016
Belarus, China to mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations with forums
"We are going to celebrate a big date in the history of the Belarus-China bilateral relations, the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations. We are gearing up to celebrate this date. a number of interesting things will be published. For instance, it will be a collections of major documents signed within the past 25 years, a book of memoirs of the ambassadors," Anatoly Tozik noted...
29 Apr 2016
Mirnyi into Estoril Open semis
In the quarterfinal the Belarusian-Filipino duo took a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund of the UK and Frederico Ferreira Silva of Portugal...
28 Apr 2016
Belarus invited to China-Eurasia Expo
Belarus has been invited to take part in the 5th international China-Eurasia Expo which is due to take place in Urumqi of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in September 2016. It is China’s exposition of the highest level, which is attended by both businessmen and leaders of foreign states.
28 Apr 2016
Belarus facilitates visa regime for UAE citizens
The decree provides for the visa free entry and departure for the citizens of the UAE having valid passports or other documents for foreign trips issued by corresponding public bodies of the UAE...
27 Apr 2016
Minsk to host ISU Short Track World Cup in 2017
The ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series calendar was approved at a meeting of the International Skating Union in Lausanne. The final World Cup will take place in Minsk on 10-12 February 2017 where winners of the 2016/17 season are to be named...
27 Apr 2016
26 April proposed as International Chernobyl Remembrance Day
Ms Adi Roche, the head of the Irish charity organization “Chernobyl Children International”, proposed to declare 26 April the International Chernobyl Remembrance Day. Ms Adi Roche spoke on behalf of Belarus at the General Assembly’s commemorative meeting in observance of the 30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe held in the organization’s New York headquarters...
27 Apr 2016
Minsk to mark Victory in Great Patriotic War with forum on 27-29 April
The forum will start with a ceremony of laying a commemorative wreath from delegations at the Eternal Light in Victory Square in Minsk. The program of the forum will include a visit to the All Saints Memorial Church in Minsk and the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War...
26 Apr 2016
Chernobyl victims commemorated at Belarus embassy in Russia
The event included a presentation of interactive thematic photo exhibitions and a documentary entitled Chernobyl: Exam for the Nation by the Belarusfilm Studio...
26 Apr 2016
Belarusian wreath laid at Spirit of Elbe plaque in Washington
Heads of the diplomatic missions of a number of CIS states, Great Patriotic War veterans, who live in the USA, mass media representatives attended the event. The press service noted that the wreath-laying ceremony takes place every year to mark the anniversary of the historical meeting of the Soviet and American troops at the Elbe River...
26 Apr 2016
International media forum Partnership for Future in Minsk on 11-14 May
This year’s forum will be held in view of the 25th anniversary since the foundation of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Belarus’ special peacemaking role in a complicated geopolitical situation...
26 Apr 2016
Lukashenko receives 30-meter towel-amulet symbolizing 30 years since Chernobyl
The unique towel was made by weavers from the village of Negliubka, Gomel Oblast, and symbolizes the 30 years since the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. W hen giving the towel to the President, one of the weavers asked the head of state to keepit in the Palace of Independence so that it would shield the country against wars and disasters...
26 Apr 2016
Viking ship replica to re-enact old time journey from Neman into Baltic Sea
The travelers are expected to set off from Grodno on 15 May. The Viking ship will be transported to Grodno from Nesvizh. The vessel is a replica of the original boat which dates back to the 10th century. The drakkar is 14 meters long and can carry up to 20 people...
26 Apr 2016
Belarusian virtual museum on Chernobyl to open on 30th anniversary of accident
The museum is divided into three virtual halls: the accident, the mitigation of consequences, and the revival. Visitors will have an opportunity to get familiar with a unique collection of documentary photographs. The museum will tell about various stages of the tragic event and a present-day look at the Chernobyl legacy of Belarus...
25 Apr 2016
Belavia adds fifth daily flight to Kiev
From 25 April to 29 October 2016 the Belarusian air company will add the third flight to the international airport Kiev (Zhulyany). Thus, Belavia will operate five flights to the Ukrainian capital per day. The Belarusian air carrier is planning to add one more flight from Minsk to Odessa on 17 June...
24 Apr 2016
Leon Bakst’s Time and Art expo to travel to Vilnius
The international project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of world-famous artist, stage set and costume designer Leon Bakst started in the National Art Museum of Belarus on 9 February this year. As part of the project Minsk hosted a series of thematic lectures, curatorial excursions, movie club gatherings, presentation of the essay “Leon Bakst: Firebird’s Life” by Vladimir Schastny...
23 Apr 2016
Papal legate to attend Budslav Fest in 2016
The fest will take place on 1-2 July 2016. The visit of the legate will be timed not only to the celebrations in Budslav but also to mark the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Minsk and Mogilev Archdiocese. As was informed, Budslav Fest, a celebration of the Budslav Icon of the Mother of God, is vying for the inscription into the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity...
23 Apr 2016
Belarus’ Staniouta wins Rio 2016 test event
The tournament at Rio Olympic Arena that will host the competitions in August started with the qualification round where the Belarusian showed her best performance...
22 Apr 2016
Grodno Festival of National Cultures to feature representatives of Nigeria, Syria, Sri Lanka, U.S.
The final events of the festival will be attended by representatives of 37 ethnicities. The best teams were selected during regional tours of the festival in different parts of the country...
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