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19 Jan 2016
Skiing season kicks off in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
“The national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha continues developing ecotourism and education tourism programs. The new six-kilometer skiing route is an ecological path in the recreation zone of the southern part of the park"...
18 Jan 2016
Minsk to host Libraries at Night festival 22 January
During the Libraries at Night festival, guests, including well-known media persons, will read out fragments from their favorite books in Belarusian as well as foreign literature translated into the Belarusian language...
18 Jan 2016
Belarus’ travel industry to explore all-inclusive system
There are plans to establish a databank of promotional products about tourism in Belarus such as videos, commercials about the country, certain regions and cities, booklets, events calendars and more...
18 Jan 2016
Turkey visa seekers in Belarus recommended to use online visa application
According to the Turkish Embassy in Belarus, people need to obtain visas to travel to Turkey for the purpose of study, scientific activities, family reunion and residence, and work (except for staff involved in the transport of passengers and cargo)...
18 Jan 2016
Belarus receives copies of deportation orders of Austrian Jews killed in Trostenets
Austrian historian Hubert Steiner’s visit to Minsk on 15-20 January has been organized by the Belarusian embassy in Austria. For many years the historian and referent of the Austrian State Archives has studied the deportation of Austrian Jews to the death camp Trostenets during the Second World War...
18 Jan 2016
Belarus, Egypt academies of sciences sign memorandum of understanding
Belarusian and Egyptian scientists held the seminar “New avenues of research and innovative activities in Belarus and Egypt” in Cairo. The sides shared the results of the research in the areas of paramount importance for the both sides...
18 Jan 2016
Organ concert in Vitebsk to feature works by Bach
Honored Artist of Russia Lyudmila Golub will present an organ concert at the Vitebsk Oblast Philharmonic Hall on 21 January. Lyudmila Golub is an organist of the world level. She gives concerts in Russia, Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Finland...
17 Jan 2016
Mogilev student choir wins Songs over Neva Grand Prix
The student choir of the Mogilev branch of the Belarusian State Music Academy which is the laureate of the special fund of the Belarusian President has won numerous international contests, including the Magutny Bozha festival in Mogilev, the Chrystal Chapel festival in Moscow...
17 Jan 2016
Belarus 13th in women's relay in Ruhpolding
The Belarusian team of Nadezhda Skardino, Irina Krivko, Nadezhda Pisareva and Darya Yurkevich finished 13th in the women’s 4x6km relay that completed the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 5 in Ruhpolding...
17 Jan 2016
Vladimir Vasilevsky finishes Dakar 2016 in 25th overall
The Belarusians crossed the finish line of the 180 km long last special clocking some 2h37m, more than half an hour behind Dutchman Hans Stacey who took the stage win. The thirteenth stage of Dakar 2016 was relatively easy...
16 Jan 2016
Skardino 6th in mass start in Ruhpolding
The Belarusian covered the 12.5km track in 41:53.2 with one penalty. Her teammate Darya Yurkevich finished 26th (45:07.7) with four penalties...
16 Jan 2016
Azarenka partakes in Kids Tennis Day
Such entertainment shows are held on a regular basis before big sport tournaments and draw much attention from young tennis fans. On the Melbourne Park courts Victoria Azarenka joined by other world’s best tennis players...
16 Jan 2016
Vladimir Vasilevsky in 26th overall after Stage 12 of Dakar Rally
Vladimir Vasilevsky and his crew encountered no technical issues and cleared the stage in 3h51m, some 37m behind Dutchman Peter Versluis who took the stage win. The Belarusians currently sit in 26th place overall losing 17h42m to the leader Gerard de Rooy...
16 Jan 2016
Science and Engineering Fair 2016 contest kicks off in Belarus
Four winners of the competition will represent Belarus at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in in Phoenix, USA on 8-13 May 2016...
15 Jan 2016
Belarusian strongman Khoroneko sets up new world record
The Belarusian strongman made it happen at the Command and Engineering Institute of the Emergencies Ministry. Within an hour, Vyacheslav Khoroneko made 1,410 kettlebell prone swings with a 24kg kettlebell. The previous record was 1,200 swings...
15 Jan 2016
Belarus’ Yulia Tikhonova 3rd at FIS Eastern Europe Cup in Raubichi
“It was quite hard as I have not recovered fully from the FIS Tour de Ski. I put all the efforts to show my best in Raubichi,” said Yulia Tikhonova...
15 Jan 2016
Azarenka to open Australian Open 2016 against Alison Van Uytvanck
Victoria Azarenka will make her 11th appearance at the Australian Open. The Belarusian won the title in Melbourne twice: in 2012 and 2013. Belarus will also be represented at the tournament by two more player...
15 Jan 2016
Golden Globes 2016 winners and nominees to be screened at Minsk cinema houses
Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight, which received the Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and Ryan Kugler’s Creed (best supporting actor award for Sylvester Stallone) will be on at Minsk cinema houses till 27 January...
14 Jan 2016
Third Belarus-Russia forum of regions to focus on social policy
“The preliminary date of the third forum of regions has been already harmonized with Russian colleagues. It is expected to take place in Minsk and Mogilev on 8-9 June. The plenary meeting is scheduled for 9 June. Social and humanitarian issues will be the main topics of the forum"...
14 Jan 2016
Belavia offers reduced prices for flights to 16 destinations
The cost of one return ticket to Stockholm, Helsinki, Budapest, Kharkov, Odessa and Kiev will be €149. A return ticket to Baku, Nice, Paris, Astana, London, Almaty, Geneva, Ashgabat, Tel Aviv, and Barcelona will cost €249...
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