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18 Dec 2015
Helmets, heraldic flags dating back to 11th-17th centuries on display in Gomel
The exhibition traces the evolution of arms manufacture on the territory of present-day Belarus. The exhibition has been organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the Radziwill family. The central piece on display is the presumably lost helmet from the armor suit of Mikolaj Krzysztof Radziwill Czarny...
17 Dec 2015
Belavia to perform flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada next summer
“In the new season we will resume flying to Sharm el-Sheikh. That’s for sure. Booking and sale of Egypt tours for the spring and summer are already underway,” Igor Cherginets said...
17 Dec 2015
Belarus named cheapest tourist destination for Russians in 2015
According to, Russian tourists spent RUB4,200 on average on hotel accommodation per day in Belarus in 2015. For comparison: it was RUB4,500 on accommodations per day in Ukraine, and RUB7,100 in Kazakhstan...
17 Dec 2015
Belarus starts working on national exposition for Expo 2017 in Astana
"Such expos are large-scale events, and they usually involve the construction of national pavilions. “This is why we need time and resources, and the preparations require a professional approach,” Gleb Martynov explained...
16 Dec 2015
Grodno to host international festival of illusionists in February 2016
The Grodno festival will gather nearly 100 illusionists, both professionals and beginners. The latter are invited to take part in workshops and competitions...
15 Dec 2015
Christmas and New Year in Belarus
Christmas and New Year holidays are a perfect time for visiting Belarus. You will see the country’s most popular sites during an unpredictable yet charming winter season, immerse yourself in the Belarusian festive spirit, take part in joyful celebrations, and learn about local customs and traditions...
15 Dec 2015
Belarus wins Ventspils Christmas Cup 2015
In the deciding match Belarus bear the Team of Legends 6-3. The Team of Legends comprised players of Belarus and Latvia...
15 Dec 2015
Opera singers from six countries to compete at Christmas Singing Competition
Ten participants from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Mongolia will take to the stage during the third final round on 15 December. The singers will be assessed by an international jury...
14 Dec 2015
Belarus’ honorary consulate opened in Florida, USA
During the ceremony Honorary Consul of Belarus Michael Morgulis was presented his consular patent. Speaking during the ceremony, Charge d’Affaires of Belarus in the USA Pavel Shidlovsky drew attention to the state and prospects of advancing Belarus-USA relations, including contacts with the State of Florida...
14 Dec 2015
Belavia welcomes two-millionth passenger on 14 December
This year's passenger traffic increased by 5.7% over the similar period last year. The two millionth passenger flew to Minsk from Amsterdam by the Belavia B2 868 flight at 16.30 local time...
14 Dec 2015
Belarus moves up to 50th in HDI ranking
Belarus previously ranked 53rd out of almost two hundred countries. The recently released ranking placed Belarus at the top of the ‘high human development’ section together with Russia holding the same 50th place. This is the best result among the countries of the CIS...
14 Dec 2015
Belavia sees no reason for cancelling flights to Turkey
Igor Cherginets, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Foreign Economic Affairs at Belavia,added that with the beginning of the summer season Belavia will be offering charter flights also to other Turkish cities, including Antalya and Izmir...
11 Dec 2015
Belarus’ Honorary Consulate opens in French Lyon
The Honorary Consulate is located in the Place Antonin-Poncet, one of the most famous squares in Lyon. The consular district will encompass the Rhone-Alpes region...
11 Dec 2015
Lukashenko visits Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex in Ashgabat
The Belarusian head of state laid a wreath at the monument to the victims of the Great Patriotic War. Alexander Lukashenko left a note in the Book of Distinguished Guests at the museum...
10 Dec 2015
Book on Belarus' statehood presented in Moscow
“The work includes articles of well-known scientists and experts from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Russia, the United States, France and Switzerland who were united by their sincere interest and love to Belaya Rus. The book tells the story of the true Belarus, a young sovereign independent state"...
10 Dec 2015
Belarus sets up organizing committee for 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships
As was earlier informed, the 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships (Women) will be held in Minsk on 22-24 January 2016. The Palace of Sports will be the main venue for the games...
10 Dec 2015
Russians view Belarus as most reliable partner of Russia
According to the results of the poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center, Alexander Lukashenko leads the CIS rating of confidence in political leaders with 63% of the vote. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev scored 45%...
9 Dec 2015
Holidays in Vietnam may become more affordable for Belarusians
Belarus may facilitate visa procedures for Vietnamese citizens, allowing visa-free group trips, the same as it is available in China. Vietnam has already facilitated its visa regime with Belarus...
8 Dec 2015
Belarus’ mobile exhibition to tell about main stages in country’s development
"Belarus and Belarusians" is the first mobile exhibition that will provide a brief story of the country’s history and cultural achievements and present the Belarusian nation as an inherent part of the world community. It will help understand what Belarus is and who the Belarusians are...
8 Dec 2015
Children from Saint Petersburg, Chisinau, Tbilisi to attend New Year ball in Minsk
The Minsk New Year Charity Ball will be held in the Belarusian State Circus on 28 December. Some 1,500 children living in the Belarusian capital have been invited to attend the event held under the patronage of the mayor...
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