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15 Jun 2015
Vietnamese Culture Days in Belarus on 16-22 June
The photo exhibition Beauty of Vietnam will be opened in the National Art Museum of Belarus on 18 June. The exhibition will feature 50 photos by Vietnamese photo artists and offers a closer look at Vietnam’s culture...
15 Jun 2015
Francisk Skorina’s Book Legacy on display in Moscow
The publication of the facsimile edition of all 25 books made by Francisk Skorina in Prague and Vilnius is a unique cultural project of the National Library of Belarus and the Bank BelVEB which is to be completed by 2017...
13 Jun 2015
Viktor Sosunovsky brings European Games bronze to Belarus
The Belarusian came through the repechage where he beat Ukraine’s Alexander Shishman to bring the second European Games medal Belarus...
13 Jun 2015
First medal for Belarus at European Games in Baku
In the final he lost to Russia’ Stepan Maryanyan. On his way to the podium Soslan Daurov beat Ukraine’s Dmitro Kosenok 4-0 and France’s Tarik Belmadani 3-1...
12 Jun 2015
Belarus’ maternal mortality lower than in 53 states of WHO European Region
"Belarus has made a considerable advance in reducing the maternal mortality. Other countries are interested in Belarus’ experience in this field"...
12 Jun 2015
Polish tourists become first to enjoy Belovezhskaya Pushcha’s 72-hour visa free policy
A group of 27 tourists from Poland was welcomed at the border by representatives of the national park and journalists...
12 Jun 2015
State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus to take part in Worthersee Classics Festival in Austria
The Belarusian orchestra will give a concert on the Brahms Day. The State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus will perform Brahms's String Quintet in G major for String Orchestra...
12 Jun 2015
Visa-free entry for Belovezhskaya Pushcha visitors
Foreigners will be allowed to stay on the territory of Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa free for a period of up to 3 days. Visa-free access is available via the Belarusian border checkpoint Pererov-Belovezha...
11 Jun 2015
Mikhail Semenov named flag bearer for Belarus at Baku 2015 European Games
“For me it is a huge honor to carry the flag of the Republic of Belarus at the opening ceremony of the inaugural European Games. Of course, it adds responsibility"...
11 Jun 2015
Belarus, China to introduce visa-free entry for tour groups
“It is expected that on 18 June a protocol to the agreement on visa-free group travel will be signed in China"...
11 Jun 2015
Visa-free trips to Belovezhskaya Pushcha as from 12 June
In accordance with President’s decree No. 115, foreigners will be allowed to enter Belarus visa free for a period of up to 3 days using a special pass confirmed by the Council of Ministers...
10 Jun 2015
Belarus can bid to host Olympic Games
President of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Klaus Schormann told a press conference in Minsk...
10 Jun 2015
Record high number of participants for Slavonic Bazaar this year
"This is the first time that the festival will have this number of participants. We have only 34 flagpoles near the festival venue"...
10 Jun 2015
Printed icons expo in Minsk to feature over 70 exhibits
Among Orthodox icons presented at the exhibition will be highly artistic chromolithographs by Yefim Fesenko, the publisher from Odessa who won the first prize at the Milan World Expo...
9 Jun 2015
Copies of Slutsk belts for all Minsk Oblast museums
During the meeting representatives of the artistic intelligentsia suggested buying copies of the belts made by the Slutsk factory for all the museums of the oblast...
8 Jun 2015
President of European Olympic Committees awarded medal of Francysk Skaryna
Patrick Joseph Hickey received this award for a big personal contribution to the development of the Belarusian Olympic movement, mass and elite sport...
8 Jun 2015
Belarusian startup in Virgin Media’s top 10 projects
“We have come up with a 2D technology that allows demonstrating 3D effect videos. Still images and videos seem to be hovering in the air. The data can be fed from smartphones and computers within seconds”...
8 Jun 2015
CIS information council to meet in Minsk 8 June
The CIS council of heads of state news agencies will take place in Minsk on 8 June as part of the 10th Belarusian International Media Forum “Partnership for the Future: the Legacy of the Great Victory”...
8 Jun 2015
Minsk forum to discuss media development strategy
"The main goal of the media forum is not achieving any digital or quantitative indicators. More important is the exchange of information flows and knowledge"...
5 Jun 2015
Send-off ceremony for Belarus team to Baku 2015 European Games on 6 June
The list of athletes to partake in the inaugural European Games includes Belarus’ best athletes in rhythmic gymnastics Melitina Staniouta and Yekaterina Galkina, Olympic champions Alexander Bogdanovich and Andrei Bogdanovich (canoe), Vadim Makhnev and Roman Petroshenko (both - kayak), Sergei Martynov and Konstantin Lukashik (shooting)...
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