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24 Aug 2015
Mrs Universe 2015 kicks off in Minsk
The seven-day contest will include a variety of events including national costume catwalk in the Central Botanic Garden and a roundtable to discuss domestic violence...
24 Aug 2015
Paintings from Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery to go on display in Minsk
It will be the third time that the National Art Museum has hosted an exhibition comprising paintings from the State Tretyakov Gallery. This time, the exhibition will showcase 79 works by famous artists including Alexei Savrasov, Igor Grabar, Ilya Repin...
24 Aug 2015
Minsk to host international summer school of Belarusian studies
The list of participants includes students from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, China, and Japan...
24 Aug 2015
Belarus women’s team 2nd at 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 European Championships
In the final Belarus lost to Hungary 15-16 in overtime. The two teams opened the championships on 21 August, with Belarus taking a solid 15-7 victory...
21 Aug 2015
Medieval culture festival at Golshany Castle on 29 August
The program is diverse featuring jousting fights, authentic music, theatrical performances, sports and equestrian shows, master classes in pottery, forging, fencing and a unique fire show...
20 Aug 2015
Belarus visitor numbers rise 5-8%
“Belarus is an attractive country but still a little-known land in the tourism world. Our new program, which will be implemented in 2016-2020, will focus on enhancing the country’s attractiveness and recognizability”...
20 Aug 2015
Belarus, Russia mull over cross-border biosphere reserve creation
“I have already met with representatives of the Association of Reserves and National Parks of Russia’s North-West to talk over the creation of the cross-border biosphere reserve Osveya-Krasny Bor-Sebezhsky National Park. Its creation will take place under the auspices of the UNESCO. The materials on the Belarusian part of the reserve have already been prepared”...
19 Aug 2015
Eurasian Potato exhibition in Belarus on 20-21 August
Visitors of the exhibition will be able to see a demonstration field with the latest potato varieties. The exhibition will feature methods used to cultivate and harvest potato, machines and equipment used for growing...
19 Aug 2015
Tunisia abolishes visas for Belarusians
“To enter Tunisia, Belarusians will need valid passports and travel documents. The total duration of stay shall not exceed 90 days,” Dmitry Mironchik specified...
19 Aug 2015
Photo and literary exhibitions in Drucki-Lubecki Palace on Belarusian Literature Day in Shchuchin
The opening of the former residence of the Drucki-Lubecki noble family will mark the start of the Belarusian Literature Day celebrations on 6 September...
19 Aug 2015
Internet booking for Belovezhskaya Pushcha visa-free visitors
“The program has been already commissioned. Every detail has been coordinated with banks. We are already welcoming visa-free visitors that book their trips online. I believe the program will be further polished and improved”...
18 Aug 2015
Vegetables from Lukashenko’s garden delivered to rest home and orphanage
Eco-friendly products – potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, marrows, melons and water melons – grown by the head of state were delivered by his younger son Nikolai...
17 Aug 2015
Minsk most popular destination for Russian tourists in CIS in August
The rating is made based on the number of hotel reservations made by Russian tourists from 1 till 31 August 2015...
17 Aug 2015
Two Medallions for Excellence for Belarus in San Paolo
Two Belarusians were awarded the Medallions for Excellence given to competitors who achieve at least 500 points. These were Alesya Nazarova in Hairdressing (516 points) and Olga Zakrevskaya in Fashion Technology (515)...
17 Aug 2015
Kamyanitsa 2015 to gather musicians from Poland, Estonia, Ukraine
The program of the festival also features Belarus’ best folk bands...
17 Aug 2015
Belarusian scientists in learning brain project
The researchers believe that the number of applications for the artificial intelligence they have created is limitless. The artificial brain can help study and treat various kinds of amnesia, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s...
17 Aug 2015
Israel government approves visa-free regime with Belarus
In line with the agreement a citizen of one state can enter the other state with a national passport and visa free. A person can stay on the territory of the other state up to 90 days within six months from the date of the entry...
17 Aug 2015
Lukashenko and his son Nikolai harvest potatoes, melons in Drozdy
At first, Alexander Lukashenko and his younger son Nikolai harvested potatoes. It took them 1.5 hours to gather a good harvest from the field of 1,800 square meters. In the near future the harvest will be handed over to orphanages and rest homes...
16 Aug 2015
Belarus first among CIS countries by number of transplant surgeries
Organ and tissue transplant operations represent one of the most actively developing fields of hi-tech medical care in Belarus. Belarusian specialists share experience with their foreign colleagues from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Tajikistan, and Russia...
15 Aug 2015
Artists from Belarus and Russia to take part in plein-air in Mozyr district
The program of the plein air includes master classes, field sketches in the picturesque places of Mozyr District, and exhibitions...
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