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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"...
2 Dec 2015
Exhibition dedicated to former Belarus Ambassador Vladimir Grigoriev opens in Moscow
The exhibition features photographs, documents, awards, materials about major periods of life of Vladimir Grigoriev from the Soviet time to the later period when he served as Belarus’ Ambassador to Russia in 1997-2006...
1 Dec 2015
January Music Nights in Brest to bring together musicians from 16 countries
The forthcoming edition of the international festival will take place on 9 to 12 January. Partaking in the forum will be over 300 performers from different countries, including Vietnam, Italy, the United States, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and China...
1 Dec 2015
Visits to BelNPP included in tourist routes
"The information center in Ostrovets can be visited at any convenient time without pre-notification and the harmonization of the date of the visit. It is more difficult to organize a visit to the NPP. It is a high-security facility. Certain rules of the visit will be available on our website”...
30 Nov 2015
Belarusian cultural figures awarded UNESCO medals
“The decision of UNESCO to honor three Belarusian cultural figures demonstrate their recognition and considerable role in the preservation and development of the national culture"...
30 Nov 2015
Belarus Events Calendar: December 2015
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Nov 2015
Belarus may host European Youth Ice Stock Sport Championship in 2019
The idea was voiced by Karl Rosenberger, Vice President of the International Federation Icestocksport (IFI) in Brest after the European Cup. He suggested organizing the European competitions among athletes under 16, 18 and 23 in Belarus...
28 Nov 2015
Lukashenko presents Order of Honor to Azerbaijan first vice premier
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko presented the Orders of Honor to Azerbaijan First Vice Premier Yagub Eyubov and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ganja Automobile Plant Khanlar Fatiyev...
28 Nov 2015
Azerbaijan President visits Belarus’ Museum of Great Patriotic War
Ilham Aliyev expressed confidence that the museum will play an important role in promoting heroism and serve as a reminder of the danger of territorial ambitions and claims...
27 Nov 2015
Belarus’ Vadim Streltsov wins world weightlifting title
Vadim Streltsov lifted 175kg in the snatch to rank sixth early in the standings. His subsequent 230kg clean and jerk and the overall total of 405kg brought him gold and the world champion title...
26 Nov 2015
Belarus’ Embassy in Russia marks Oginski’s 250th birthday
“2015 is an important year for the Belarusian culture. Under the initiative of Belarus, Lithuania and Poland, the celebration of Michal Kleofas Oginski’s 250th birthday has been included into the UNESCO list of anniversaries of historic events and eminent personalities”....
26 Nov 2015
Mogilev Puppet Theater wins Second Youth Theater Forum bronze
Receiving the bronze umbrella statuette, Igor Kazakov, the producer of the two-set William Shakespeare play, thanked the judges for a high assessment of his work and noted that this success would give stimulus to new scenic discoveries...
26 Nov 2015
Second Youth Theater Forum of CIS countries, Baltic states and Georgia to announce winners
The program "Theatrical Sound" will be held in the evening at the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater. Competing are theater companies from 13 countries. The professional jury is headed by Russian stage director Grigory Kozlov...
26 Nov 2015
Belarus introduces free visa regime with Israel
The document regulates the issues related to the introduction of the 90-day free visa travel for citizens of Belarus and Israel who are the holders of national passports within six months from the date of the first entry...
26 Nov 2015
French embassy in Minsk to hold events timed to Paris Climate Change Conference
The quiz will take place on 30 November to mark the opening of the Paris Climate Change Conference. This educational competition in Minsk will be divided into two parts. The first phase will feature a round for school pupils at the French multimedia library...
25 Nov 2015
Belarus’ Valentina Shoba, Sergei Portenkov win prestigious Prix Taylor
The winners were chosen on 25 November during the art fair Art en Capital which is currently underway at the exhibition center Grand Palais in Paris. Valentina Shoba and Sergei Portenkov are the first Belarusians to be given the prize...
25 Nov 2015
Vinay Saldanha commends Belarus’ progress in fighting HIV/AIDS
"I am more than confident that the ambitious goal to liquidate the AIDS epidemic will not just be reached in the country but it is more likely that Belarus will be the first country in the CIS that will call a halt to the spread of this disease”...
25 Nov 2015
Works by Belarusian artists, sculptors on display at Grand Palais in Paris
The Grand Palais is hosting the annual art fair Art en Capital founded 60 years ago. Belarus is proud of such artists and sculptors as Ivan Khrutsky, Walenty Wankowicz, Marc Chagall, Leon Bakst, Mikhail Savitsky, Zair Azgur, and Andrei Bembel...
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