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5 Jan 2016
Belarus secure second win at Christmas tournament in Minsk
Belarus defeated Slovakia in the Group A second match of the 12th Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Minsk 4:3 (2:1, 0:2, 2:0). Miroslav Satan (Slovakia) and Daniel Corso (Belarus) were named the best players of the game...
5 Jan 2016
Lukashenko presents downy shawls to women in Svitanak care home
As part of the visit to the care home the head of state inspected the living conditions of the veterans and talked to them. During the tea party the head of state listened to all the residents and asked about their concerns...
5 Jan 2016
MAZ-SPORTavto finishes 11th in Dakar Rally Stage 2
Belarus’ MAZ-SPORTavto crew led by pilot Sergei Vyazovich finished the second leg of the 2016 Dakar Rally across the mountains and deserts of Argentina and Bolivia in 11th in the truck category...
4 Jan 2016
Belarus beat Switzerland at Christmas tournament in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko made four assists. The head of state’s penalty shot attempt was denied by keeper Martin Christen. Pavel Belyi (Belarus) and Christian Schuster (Switzerland) were named the best players of the game...
4 Jan 2016
Reliquary with hallows of Andrew the Apostle to be on display in Minsk
The reliquary with the Apostle’s hallows will be brought to the Belarusian capital from Greece’s Corfu. The relic was brought to local St. Nicholas Church from Jerusalem in 1537...
4 Jan 2016
Azarenka starts 2016 with strong showing at Brisbane
On 4 January, world No.22 Victoria Azarenka beat 115th Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 in the first round of the Brisbane International. Azarenka will next take on world No.2 Simona Halep of Romania...
3 Jan 2016
Belarus to partake in twelve international tourism expos in 2016
The preliminary plan for 2016 includes such expos as FITUR in Spain, IMTM in Israel, Tour Salon in Poland, ITB Berlin in Germany, Intourmarket, MITT and the Saint Petersburg Tourism Forum in Russia, the Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair, Agrotravel in Poland, China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market...
2 Jan 2016
First tickets for Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2016 to go on sale in February
“The year of culture which has been announced in Belarus will be eventful in Vitebsk. It will begin with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Vitebsk Culture Center in January. It is expected to include a big concert, an exhibition of all departments of the center. We started the preparations for the 25th anniversary Slavonic Bazaar festival long ago"...
31 Dec 2015
Belarus Events Calendar: January 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Dec 2015
Lukashenko signs decree on Belarusian Sports Olympus winners 2015
In recognition of the great contribution to the popularization of physical education and sport, the development of physical education and sports traditions that promote harmonious development of a person, the award has been presented to Sergei Kanashits...
31 Dec 2015
Lepel District to celebrate Christmas with Tsiareshka's Wedding folk game
The folk game Tsiareshka's Wedding has been included into the list of Belarus’ historical and cultural heritage. It is unique and spectacular and leaves a lasting impression on lovers of folklore. This is our pride and a full-fledged tourist product...
30 Dec 2015
New rhythmic gymnastics center in Minsk in 2017
The new rhythmic gymnastics center will consist of eight grounds, four choreography halls, two halls for young beginner athletes, medical and rehabilitation facilities...
29 Dec 2015
Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater to host New Year ball overnight into 14 January
“The magnificent ball at the Bolshoi Theater is a rustle of garments, cheerful laughter, the clinking of glasses, funny contests, wonderful music, and various dances ranging from waltz to polonaise. But the main thing is that on 13 January the guests will meet with artists and musicians who will do their best to turn this party into a truly majestic event”...
29 Dec 2015
Wedding goblet of Oginski family handed over to Belarus’ History Museum
The silver goblet is an interesting souvenir item dating back to the second half of the 19th century. The goblet bears the coats of arms of the Oginski family and the Potulicki family. It was presented to Bogdan Oginski, a grandson of Michal Kleofas Oginski, as a wedding gift...
29 Dec 2015
Monument to Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala unveiled in Israel
"The square of Yanka Kupala and the monument in his honor in Ashdod will become another bridge between the cultures of our countries and a clear confirmation of the strong Belarusian-Israeli friendship"...
29 Dec 2015
Eight teams to take part in Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Belarus
The tournament will bring together teams from Belarus, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates (Group A) and Russia, Finland, Germany, Sweden (Group B). Group A will be based on the main arena of Chizhovka Arena, Group B on the small arena...
29 Dec 2015
Artyom Parakhovsky, Anastasia Veremeyenko named Belarus’ best basketball players of 2015
The center of Belarus’ national basketball team and Russia’s UNICS Kazan Artyom Parakhovsky got the title of the best male basketball player for the second year in a row. The center of Belarus’ national basketball team and Turkish Fenerbahce Anastasia Veremeyenko won the title beating Yelena Levchenko of Chinese Guangdong by one point...
29 Dec 2015
The Year of Culture in Belarus will be rich in anniversary events
"The Year of Youth is nearing its end. I believe there is a gradual transition between the Year of Youth and the Year of Culture in Belarus. Young people need a mechanism for socialization, and culture is one of them," Belarus’ Culture Minister Boris Svetlov said...
28 Dec 2015
Augustow Canal to become more attractive for tourists
Its tourism infrastructure will become more accessible to both Belarusian and foreign visitors. The plans also include the development of infrastructure: a network of bicycle tracks, walking trails, leisure and catering sites, and a museum of the Augustow Canal...
28 Dec 2015
Katanas, wakizashis on show at local history museum in Postavy
The items on display include 150 full-size and miniature copies of mostly cold weapons. The exhibition space can be roughly divided into themed zones such as Japan, Dagestan, Medieval Europe, and a pirate’s corner...
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