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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...
8 Dec 2015
Minsk international rhythmic gymnastics competitions to gather athletes from 14 countries
This year the tournament will welcome three new participating countries: Kyrgyzstan, Cyprus and the Republic of Korea. Belarus will be represented in the competitions by 42 athletes...
7 Dec 2015
Five-star Marriott Hotel to open in Minsk in early 2016
'The opening of the five-star Marriott hotel in Minsk will raise hospitality business standards in Belarus and will contribute to the advancement of Belarus-Qatar relations"...
7 Dec 2015
Eventful program for Belarus’ Culture Days in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat will not be the only city to host the Days of Belarusian Culture. A concert by Belarusian culture workers will be held in Turkmenabat on 9 December...
7 Dec 2015
Production of Nikolai Gogol’s Viy wins main prize at Teatralny Kufar 2015
The same production was given the awards Best Stage Design and Best Supporting Male Actor (Nikita Primochenko)...
7 Dec 2015
Belarusian books to go on show in Turkmenistan
The national stand will feature about 200 recently-published books. The exposition will present the best educational, scientific, popular science, information, encyclopedic. The visitors of the exposition in Turkmenistan will see a book for the visually-impaired, based on the Braille system...
7 Dec 2015
Belarusian swimmers bag four medals at European championships in Israel
Belarus finished 15th in the overall standings with one silver and three bronze medals. Hungary topped the standings with 15 (11, 3, 1) medals...
7 Dec 2015
4G technology to go live in Belarus as from 1 January 2016
First Deputy Minister of Communication and IT Penetration Dmitry Shedko said...
5 Dec 2015
Turkmenistan hosting Days of Belarusian Culture
A joint concert by Belarusian and Turkmen cultural workers will take place on 10 December...
4 Dec 2015
More Belarusian tourists come to Georgia’s Adjara every year
Belarus is one of the countries that Adjara expects to welcome more tourists from in the next few years. The most beautiful region in Georgia’s southwest welcomes about 500,000 tourists from various countries every year, including from Poland, Lithuania, and Armenia...
3 Dec 2015
Skardino 6th in women’s 15K individual in Ostersund
Clean-shooting Nadezhda Skardino was 1:04.1 behind the winner...
3 Dec 2015
Roman Zaslonov’s exhibition enjoys sell-out opening in Minsk
Roman Zaslonov who left Belarus nearly 20 years ago keeps in touch with his motherland. Abroad he presents his works as a Belarusian artist even despite the fact that he has gained popularity during his life in France...
3 Dec 2015
Marc Chagall’s museums in Belarus, France to aim for closer cooperation
Anne Dopffer, Director of the Marc Chagall National Museum in Nice, and the museum’s curator Blanche Grinbaum-Salgas arrived in Belarus to discuss the organization of an exhibition of Marc Chagall’s works in the National Art Museum in Minsk in 2017...
3 Dec 2015
Belarus to provide refugees with equal rights for medical care
The single procedure of applying for the refugee status, additional protection or asylum will be introduced in the country. The documents will also determine the order of actions in case of massive inflow of foreigners seeking protection...
3 Dec 2015
Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum to feature artists from 22 countries
"The opera forum has become a real celebration which features the best premiere of the Belarusian theater, meetings with artists from other countries"...
2 Dec 2015
Italian embassy in Belarus eager to give visas faster
The number of Belarusian tourists willing to travel to Italy has increased considerably in the last few years. Five or ten years ago most of the applications requested visas for Belarusian kids, who went to Italy for all kinds of rehabilitation programs. At present these applications account for only 20-25% of the total, while tourists account for 60-65%...
2 Dec 2015
Prince of Monaco interested in cooperation with Belarus in sports
“The agreements which Belarus plans to sign with the Principality of Monaco provide for the use of our sports facilities in full. I mean high-level competitions. And then through sport we can establish contacts in other areas: culture, economy"...
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