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29 Mar 2016
Minsk targets Riga and Tbilisi with latest tourism campaign
The billboards in Latvia and Georgia will feature Minsk Arena, The Trinity Suburb, the so-called Minsk Gate and other iconic places of the Belarusian capital. This will help advertise Minsk as a destination of choice for Latvians and Georgians...
29 Mar 2016
Slovakia intends to take part in Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk
“The Days of Slovakia were held in Vitebsk in 2014 and 2015. This year, we also intend to participate in the festival. Our participation can roughly be called “Slovak Days. Vitebsk 2016,”Jozef Migas said...
29 Mar 2016
Tino Eisbrenner to attend Bard Music and Fishing Festival in Belarus
Tino Eisbrenner will present his project together with German musicians in Belarus for the first time. Among famous musicians who confirmed their participation in the festival are legendary duet Sergei Nikitin and Tatiana Nikitina (Russia), Israel’s duo Boris Blyakhman and Marina Gershman, Jiri Vondrak (Czech Republic)...
29 Mar 2016
Azarenka books quarterfinal spot at Miami Open
Belarus number one Victoria Azarenka, ranked 8th in the world, continued her Miami Open run with a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4) win over No.4 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain...
28 Mar 2016
Belarus to operate more flights to Ukraine
“Fifth daily flight Minsk-Kiev-Minsk and three new flights from Minsk to Odessa will make the travel from these Ukrainian cities to 47 points in Europe and CIS countries through Minsk more comfortable and will satisfy tourist demand in the holiday period,” the press service said...
28 Mar 2016
Staniouta wins five medals at 2016 Thea World Cup
Leader of the Belarusian national rhythmic gymnastics team Melitina Staniouta won the All-Around bronze medal with the total of 73,917 points. Yekaterina Galkina of Belarus finished 6th with 71,650 points. Melitina Staniouta also grabbed silver with the Ribbon and three bronze medals with the Hoop, Ball and Clubs finals...
28 Mar 2016
Minsk Arena to host Olympic ice hockey qualifier in September
The Olympic qualifying tournament will take place in Minsk on 1-4 September 2016. Dave Lewis’ team will compete for a berth in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics against the teams of Denmark (1 September), Poland (2 September), and Slovenia (4 September)...
26 Mar 2016
IVAN to perform at Eurovision Gala Concert in Moscow
Moscow will host the annual Eurovision pre-party on 3 April. At least ten Eurovision participants will attend the event. IVAN will perform his song Help You Fly more than a month ahead of the contest to be held in Stockholm...
24 Mar 2016
1st Belarusian Music Seasons in France to kick off 26 May
“The program will be continued on 12-19 October with concerts of young Belarusian musicians in Paris,” representatives of the embassy said. According to them, a decision has already been made to hold the international music forum Belarusian Music Seasons in France...
24 Mar 2016
Belarus to name its team for Rio 2016 in July
“The whole Belarusian sport industry will have to pass a serious exam in August 2016. The country’s preparations for the Summer Games are pending completion. April will be the most responsible period in many sports when the majority of the Olympics places will be competed for"...
24 Mar 2016
Belarusian Bolshoi to bring Vitaut production to Moscow
The play, which tells about the formation of the Belarusian nation, the struggle between the principalities, and the politics in the 14-15th centuries, will be shown at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia at the end of June...
23 Mar 2016
IWF President Tamas Ajan presented with Medal of Belarus’ NOC
The honorary award was presented by First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee Maxim Ryzhenkov on behalf of NOC President Alexander Lukashenko...
23 Mar 2016
War museum more popular than Nesvizh Castle and Brest Fortress in Belarus in 2015
Last year, the museum broke the mark of 552,000 visits. The Brest Hero Fortress memorial complex reported 416,200 visits, and the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh had 407,900 visits...
23 Mar 2016
Bolshoi draws largest number of theatergoers in Belarus in 2015
The Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater ranks second with 144,200 theatergoers, followed by the Maxim Gorky National Academic Drama Theater with an estimated total of 81,000 spectators...
22 Mar 2016
Belarusian programmers win Google Hash Code 2016 competition
The final stage of the team event of the Google Hash Code programming competition took place in Paris on 19 March. As many as 52 teams from 22 countries took part in this year’s elimination round...
22 Mar 2016
Krasnodar to host Days of Belarusian Cinema 22-31 March
The program will include films of different genres. Krasnodar residents will see the best works of Belarusian cinematographers where Russian actors play as well. Fans of the Belarusian cinematography will get familiar with tales about morality and kindness...
22 Mar 2016
Diplomats, people of art, athletes to perform in documentary play Seven in Minsk
The performance promoting women’s rights will be held on 4 April as part of the UNFPA campaign to fight gender-based violence. On the stage of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater, the monologues of seven women from different countries will be read out by famous Belarusians...
22 Mar 2016
Belarus to mark 25th anniversary of Catholic dioceses rebirth
“St John Paul II revived the organizations on 13 April 1991. He set up the Minsk-Mogilev Metropole. Then it comprised the Minsk-Mogilev Archidiocese, the Grodno and Pinsk Dioceses,” the metropolitan said...
22 Mar 2016
Pope to receive Chernobyl disaster cleanup workers on 20 April
“I am going there myself. And two archbishops from Ukraine. There may be about 50 Chernobyl cleanup workers. I don’t know the precise number,” said the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus...
21 Mar 2016
Belarus to host Eurasian student forum 12-26 May
Participants will have an opportunity to take part in a roundtable session to discuss economic issues of the Eurasian Economic Union member states through 2030. A number of scientific lectures on the social and economic development of Belarus will take place as part of the forum...
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