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2 Jan 2016
First tickets for Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2016 to go on sale in February
“The year of culture which has been announced in Belarus will be eventful in Vitebsk. It will begin with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Vitebsk Culture Center in January. It is expected to include a big concert, an exhibition of all departments of the center. We started the preparations for the 25th anniversary Slavonic Bazaar festival long ago"...
31 Dec 2015
Belarus Events Calendar: January 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Dec 2015
Lukashenko signs decree on Belarusian Sports Olympus winners 2015
In recognition of the great contribution to the popularization of physical education and sport, the development of physical education and sports traditions that promote harmonious development of a person, the award has been presented to Sergei Kanashits...
31 Dec 2015
Lepel District to celebrate Christmas with Tsiareshka's Wedding folk game
The folk game Tsiareshka's Wedding has been included into the list of Belarus’ historical and cultural heritage. It is unique and spectacular and leaves a lasting impression on lovers of folklore. This is our pride and a full-fledged tourist product...
30 Dec 2015
New rhythmic gymnastics center in Minsk in 2017
The new rhythmic gymnastics center will consist of eight grounds, four choreography halls, two halls for young beginner athletes, medical and rehabilitation facilities...
29 Dec 2015
Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater to host New Year ball overnight into 14 January
“The magnificent ball at the Bolshoi Theater is a rustle of garments, cheerful laughter, the clinking of glasses, funny contests, wonderful music, and various dances ranging from waltz to polonaise. But the main thing is that on 13 January the guests will meet with artists and musicians who will do their best to turn this party into a truly majestic event”...
29 Dec 2015
Wedding goblet of Oginski family handed over to Belarus’ History Museum
The silver goblet is an interesting souvenir item dating back to the second half of the 19th century. The goblet bears the coats of arms of the Oginski family and the Potulicki family. It was presented to Bogdan Oginski, a grandson of Michal Kleofas Oginski, as a wedding gift...
29 Dec 2015
Monument to Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala unveiled in Israel
"The square of Yanka Kupala and the monument in his honor in Ashdod will become another bridge between the cultures of our countries and a clear confirmation of the strong Belarusian-Israeli friendship"...
29 Dec 2015
Eight teams to take part in Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament in Belarus
The tournament will bring together teams from Belarus, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates (Group A) and Russia, Finland, Germany, Sweden (Group B). Group A will be based on the main arena of Chizhovka Arena, Group B on the small arena...
29 Dec 2015
Artyom Parakhovsky, Anastasia Veremeyenko named Belarus’ best basketball players of 2015
The center of Belarus’ national basketball team and Russia’s UNICS Kazan Artyom Parakhovsky got the title of the best male basketball player for the second year in a row. The center of Belarus’ national basketball team and Turkish Fenerbahce Anastasia Veremeyenko won the title beating Yelena Levchenko of Chinese Guangdong by one point...
29 Dec 2015
The Year of Culture in Belarus will be rich in anniversary events
"The Year of Youth is nearing its end. I believe there is a gradual transition between the Year of Youth and the Year of Culture in Belarus. Young people need a mechanism for socialization, and culture is one of them," Belarus’ Culture Minister Boris Svetlov said...
28 Dec 2015
Augustow Canal to become more attractive for tourists
Its tourism infrastructure will become more accessible to both Belarusian and foreign visitors. The plans also include the development of infrastructure: a network of bicycle tracks, walking trails, leisure and catering sites, and a museum of the Augustow Canal...
28 Dec 2015
Katanas, wakizashis on show at local history museum in Postavy
The items on display include 150 full-size and miniature copies of mostly cold weapons. The exhibition space can be roughly divided into themed zones such as Japan, Dagestan, Medieval Europe, and a pirate’s corner...
27 Dec 2015
Belarus’ U17 team secure draw in first game at Mac’s AAA Hockey Tournament
Sherwood Kings dominated the game up to the middle of the second period. The Belarusians managed to tie it 5-5 thanks to the goals from Vladislav Gabrus, Andrei Pavlenko (two goals), Ivan Drozdov and Igor Martynov...
25 Dec 2015
International Christmas expo opens in Minsk
The expo has brought together more than a hundred participants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Serbia, Greece, and Israel. They represent monasteries, convents, churches and publishing houses...
24 Dec 2015
Belarus to arrange expositions at nine foreign expos in 2016
In March Belarusian expositions will be represented at the international food and beverages expo Foodex Japan and the international expo and congress High Technologies. Innovations. Investments in Russia...
24 Dec 2015
New ISO Currency Code for Belarusian ruble after redenomination
“On 18 December the ISO 4217 maintenance agency "Codes for the representation of currencies and funds" issued ISO 4217 Amendment No. 155 to define new currency codes for the redenominated Belarusian ruble. The country’s alphabetic code is BYN where BY is ISO3166 code and N is the first letter of the English word “new” and the digital currency code is 933,” experts clarified...
24 Dec 2015
Plans to erect monument to Louise Arner Boyd in Pinsk District
In 2016 the monument Louise Arner Boyd will be erected in the village of Pinkovichi. It will depict the route of the journey across the Belarusian Polesye that Louise Arner Boyd made in 1934...
23 Dec 2015
Beauty of Belarusian nature on display in Budapest
The exhibition Forest. Linen. Beauties featuring works by photo artist Irena Gudiyevskaya was organized by the Belarusian Embassy in Hungary. It is aimed at promoting the Belarusian culture and traditions...
23 Dec 2015
Belavia to launch regular flight to Palanga in summer 2016
"We are planning to start flying to Palanga on 17 June 2016. The flight will be operated on a regular basis once a week on Sundays”...
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