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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"...
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...
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