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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...
25 Nov 2015
Maduro takes note of Belarus’ tourist pavilion at FitVen 2015 expo in Venezuela
The Belarusian national tourist pavilion showcased the information on the country’s tourist potential, specimens of the national culture and architecture, Belarusian nature, history and culture...
23 Nov 2015
Belarus, China in talks over joint film shooting
"Regular exchange of Culture Days demonstrates the interest of the two states in expanding cultural cooperation"...
23 Nov 2015
Belarus willing to join project to renovate 2018 FIFA World Cup training base in Roschino
"We know about the plans of Leningrad Oblast to co-finance the renovation of the infrastructure of the training base in Roschino, which will be the key training facility for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Belarusian specialists are up to the task"...
23 Nov 2015
National Geographic names Belarus second best agritourism destination
The National Geographic Traveler magazine held a contest for the best tourist destinations in the most popular types of tourism, the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Awards. The online voting was conducted from 29 June through 10 November 2015 in 18 categories...
22 Nov 2015
Malta wins Junior Eurovision 2015, Belarus 4th
The singer from Malta scored 185 points, MIKA of Armenia was second with 176 points, Lina Kuduzovic of Slovenia finished third with 112 points. Belarus’ Ruslan Aslanov scored 105 points...
20 Nov 2015
Serbia President visits Belarus’ Museum of Great Patriotic War
Tomislav Nikolic made an entry in the book of distinguished guests to express gratitude to the people of Belarus for their heroic contribution to the victory over fascism...
19 Nov 2015
Tomislav Nikolic visits Mir Castle complex
The Serbian head of state got acquainted with the exposition of the museum, made an entry in the book of distinguished guests to express his admiration of the beauty of Belarus...
19 Nov 2015
National Center for Contemporary Arts to promote Belarusian culture abroad
"The center will engage in exhibition activities in Belarus and will also work to promote Belarusian contemporary art outside the country by implementing projects"...
18 Nov 2015
Minsk to host Second Youth Theater Forum of the CIS Baltic states and Georgia
The forum will give Belarusians the rare opportunity to see the whole panorama of theatrical life. The program of the forum will not be limited to the competition performances only. All in all, it will show productions from 14 countries...
18 Nov 2015
Kupala theater to show The Seagull production in Moscow on 24 November
An agreement on cooperation between the Culture Ministries of the Russian Federation and Belarus provides for exchange tours between the leading theaters of the two countries...
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