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13 Apr 2016
International choreography festival Sozhsky Khorovod in Gomel on 16-18 September
In the Year of Culture the number of participants of the choreographic art festival Sozhsky Khorovod will be increased. The seventh festival gathered artists from 17 countries. This year invitations have been sent out to more than 40 countries, including India, Argentina, and China. Artists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Serbia...
13 Apr 2016
Representatives of six countries to take part in 100 Ideas for CIS expo
The exposition will showcase 38 projects of finalists from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia...
13 Apr 2016
Minsk Festival of Puppet Theaters to gather companies from six countries
A number of productions will be premiered at the festival. Mandragora by the Minsk Oblast Puppet Theater Batleika will be one of them. Partaking in the forum will be winners of international festivals, such as Karlsson Haus Theater and Puppet House Theater, Penza...
13 Apr 2016
Belarusian diplomats honor memory of death camp victims in Latvia, Germany
On the occasion of International Day of Liberation of Prisoners of Nazi Concentration Camps representatives of the diplomatic missions of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia laid down wreaths in the Salaspils concentration camp memorial in Latvia...
13 Apr 2016
Over 700 athletes to gather for Grodno IOF World Ranking event
Partaking in the competitions will be athletes, teams and orienteering clubs from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and the United States. The age of the participants will vary from 4 to 84...
13 Apr 2016
Minsk to host Moscow Days in June
“The forum will comprise 14 dedicated events. Among them will be the Belagro expo, Moscow Days in Minsk (7-10 June), the media festival, and a video conference between educational establishments of Minsk and Moscow”...
13 Apr 2016
Over 120 medals from 41 countries to go on show in Mogilev
The exhibition Awards of Different Countries from the funds of the Trakai History Museum will open in Mogilev Ethnography Museum on 14 April. This project in the Year of Culture will not only unite the museums of Lithuania and Belarus, but also promote further strengthening of cooperation in the area of history and culture...
13 Apr 2016
Parallel Worlds to bring together 18 youth theater companies in Baranovichi
The Belarusian Youth Capital, the city of Baranovichi, will host the theater forum from 19 to 24 April for the sixth time. Partaking in the festival will be theater companies from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and Estonia. The organizers received applications from 57 theaters, and 18 of them were chosen to perform...
12 Apr 2016
Belarus clinch third win at 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
Yuri Faikov’s men opened the scoring with a powerplay goal on the 3rd minute into the game. France made its response before the first break. Belarusians converted another powerplay chance when the game resumed. In the final stanza the teams trade goals for the final score at 3-2...
12 Apr 2016
Chernobyl anniversary photo exhibition in Minsk, regions as from 13 April
The photo exhibition will open in the Minsk-based art gallery University of Culture in the Belarusian State Culture and Arts University on 13 April. Photos taken by the talented Belarusian photographer Semyon Shevtsov in Bragin District in the last ten years make up a considerable part of the exposition...
12 Apr 2016
Goods bought in duty free stores to make part of Belarus’ new import limit rules
"If an individual imports an item which customs cost exceeds €300 with the total weight of 20kg, it will not be considered as goods for personal use and will be subject to customs declaration"...
12 Apr 2016
Mogilev to host Interbasket 2016 tournament
Partaking in the competitions will be teams from Mogilev, Vologda, Zvenigorod, Smolensk and Penza. Basketball players (born in 2001 and later) will compete for the main trophy of the tournament and also take part in a contest of foul shots and three-pointers...
12 Apr 2016
Russian, Union State reporters in Gomel Oblast on media tour
Partaking in the media tour will be over 30 people, including well-known Russian bloggers, reporters of central and regional TV channels and also printed media...
11 Apr 2016
Minsk to host International Festival of Puppet Theaters 13-17 May
The large-scale forum held once in two years will bring together best puppet companies from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, and Israel. Since its establishment, the festival has featured performances by 50 theaters from different parts of the world...
11 Apr 2016
Team of Belarusian biologists nominated for CIS humanitarian award
They were nominated for the project to plant a series of specifically bred lilacs in hero cities in honor of Great Patriotic War heroes and sites of great battles. The project will be implemented in 2011-2018...
11 Apr 2016
Minsk to host 20th international expo Mass Media in Belarus 11-14 May
The 20th international expo Mass Media in Belarus will provide a platform to discuss the current state and development prospects of the Belarusian information environment as well as plans for the future...
9 Apr 2016
Skardino 8th in Champions Race 2016
Last year partaking in the Champions Race in Tyumen were two Belarusian athletes: Darya Domracheva who won the women’s mass start and Nadezhda Skardino...
8 Apr 2016
About Br40bn to be earmarked for Gazprom for Children in Belarus program in 2016
“The program is long-term which means we will continue taking part in various social projects aimed at the development of the children’s and youth sport in Belarus,” said the Director General of OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus to ease up visa rules soon
“We are thinking about ways to ease up visa rules for those, who would like to visit Belarus. The matter has been discussed at the level of the head of state. I think concrete steps will follow soon,” said the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus’ IVAN to perform 5th in Eurovision 2016 second semifinal
This year, just like the previous one, the running order was determined by the producers of the show. Organizers believe that this will make the show more exciting and spectacular and will give all entries an equal opportunity to shine...
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