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5 Nov 2015
Minsk most popular destination for Russian tourists in November
"Belarus is not only leading in the ranking of foreign countries for the Russians to travel in November but is the most affordable destination for travel"...
5 Nov 2015
Level of organization of IEC General Meeting in Belarus praised
The high level of electrotechnical standardization and certification in Belarus was lauded. Partaking in the IEC General Meeting were more than 1,000 specialists from 86 countries...
5 Nov 2015
Over 300 kidneys transplanted in Belarus every year
"Belarus is a European leader in the total number of kidney transplantations per 1 million capita," Professor Oleg Rummo, Doctor of Medicine, Head of the Belarusian National Research and Practice Center for Organ and Tissue Transplantation said...
5 Nov 2015
Belarus move up to 70th in FIFA rankings
Last month Belarus played two final games of the Euro 2016 qualifying tournament, beating Slovakia 1-0 and playing in a 0-0 draw against Macedonia. Thanks to it, Alexander Khatskevich’s men hold 479 points at present...
5 Nov 2015
Number of Turkish visitors to Belarus expected to double in 2015
"Over 22,000 citizens of Turkey visited Belarus in 2014. In 2015, we expect the number of visitors at 40,000,” said Dmitry Mironchik...
5 Nov 2015
Slutsk sashes to go on display in Tallinn in 2016
This possibility was discussed during a meeting between Belarusian Ambassador Anatoly Stepus and Estonian Culture Minister Indrek Saar...
4 Nov 2015
Listapad 2015 to open to strains of jazz on 6 November
The official ceremony will kick off at 19h00. The ceremony will be wrapped up with a screening of Guillaume Nicloux’s film Valley of Love...
4 Nov 2015
The Castles of Belarus: Mir-Nesvizh project presented in Moscow
The event was timed to multiple dates: 70th anniversary of the UNESCO, the 60th anniversary of Belarus’ membership in the UNESCO, the 15th anniversary of Mir Castle’s inclusion and 10th anniversary of that of the Nesvizh Palace in the UNESCO World Heritage List...
3 Nov 2015
Belarus’ Our Children charity event scheduled for 10 December-10 January
As part of the charity campaign heads of Belarusian government bodies, local executive committees will visit orphanages, foster families, family-type foster homes, children’s hospitals to wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and give presents to children...
2 Nov 2015
7-year-old Belarusian among Youth America Grand Prix top ten
Belarusian participant Vera Shpakovskaya, a student of the Minsk Ballet School Vezhnovets, was ranked inside the top ten among 86 competitors aged 8-12...
2 Nov 2015
Belarus’ high-ranking officials take part in documentary play on women's rights
The play Seven was first staged in New York in 2008. Since then, it has been performed in different countries with the participation of some 600 public figures – government officials, MPs, representatives of public associations. Belarus is the 28th country to stage the play...
2 Nov 2015
Three Italian visa application centers to open in Belarus in November
The visa application center in Minsk will open on 16 November, in Gomel – on 18 November, in Brest – on 20 November. Starting from 2 November, it is possible to book an appointment with the visa application centers online...
2 Nov 2015
Writers from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia partaking in literature festival in Gomel
The ninth international festival of Slavic literature will officially open in Gomel on 5 November. Attending the event will be over 60 writers and poets from Belarus and other countries of the CIS...
2 Nov 2015
Belavia has no plans to reroute flights to Egypt
Belavia noted that European airlines have decided to adjust only those transit routes that go over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. These include flights from Europe to India, Thailand, and Singapore...
1 Nov 2015
Minsk to host Dance Expo 2015 on 7-8 November
The festival will be held at the Palace of Sports in Minsk. Partaking in it will be more than 3,000 dancers. The participants will compete in hip-hop, street dance, jazz, modern, dance show, cheerleading, and skateboarding...
31 Oct 2015
Belarus Events Calendar: November 2015
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Oct 2015
Belarus expands network of toll roads
The BelToll system included over 300km of new roads. Among them are highways M5 and M6, P99, P23 and P21...
30 Oct 2015
Belarusian Music Autumn to open in Minsk 5 November
The festival will open with a concert to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of renowned composer Yuri Semenyako who wrote music for operettas and musicals and chaired the Belarusian Union of Composers...
30 Oct 2015
UN70 Belarus Express returns to Minsk after journey around Belarus
During the journey from Vitebsk to Minsk participants of the UN initiative will focus on the achievement of 17 Global Goals – partnership for the sake of sustainable development...
29 Oct 2015
Lewis names Team Belarus roster for Euro Ice Hockey Challenge training camp
Team Belarus will hold its training camp at Minsk Arena on 2-4 November. After that the Belarusian national team will travel to Latvia’s Liepaja to play Italy...
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