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9 Jul 2015
Slavonic Bazaar 2015 in Vitebsk to open on 9 July
The grand opening concert will begin in the evening on the main stage of the festival and will feature the established artists and young performers from Belarus, Russia, and other countries...
8 Jul 2015
UN Youth Advisory Panel established in Belarus
We hope that the establishment of the Youth Advisory Panel in Belarus will remind the society about the problems of young people, said UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha...
8 Jul 2015
Sidorenko becomes President of World Association of Festivals
Addressing those present at the meeting, Alexander Sidorenko stressed that "we are united not only by the association, but also by more important things, namely common topics, interests, development prospects. We need to discuss and do a lot"...
8 Jul 2015
Belarus, Slovakia urged to improve transport connection
"There are a lot of things to see in Vitebsk. But the city needs to work on its high-quality excursion program, its tourist product. It will be enough for the city to include two museums – those of Ilya Repin and Marc Chagall - into the excursion program, and the Europeans will flock to Vitebsk as they love the art of these artists"...
7 Jul 2015
Over 230 runners from 14 countries to run Grodno-Druskininkai marathon
The Fifth International Friendship Marathon starts this year in Grodno. The event will kick start on Sunday, 19 July, at the Ice Sports Palace. Taking part in it will be more than 230 athletes from Austria, Belarus, the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Qatar, Poland, Russia...
7 Jul 2015
Gold for Belarus at World U21 Waterski Championship in Spain
She came in first in the Ladies Jump finals with the result of 51.2m. Grant Taryn of Canada was second with a 51.1m jump. Another Belarusian, Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya, picked up bronze with a 48.4m jump...
6 Jul 2015
Gerard Depardieu visits Belarus Embassy in France
Nowadays there are not many countries which can pursue the independent policy in the best interest of their people like Belarus does, the actor said as he met with Belarus Ambassador Pavel Latushko...
1 Jul 2015
Miory to host medieval culture festival on 4-5 July
The program will also include the Gold Dragon animation game with viewers, a medieval music concert, a master class on medieval dances, a colorful fire show and a rock concert...
30 Jun 2015
Moscow to host exhibition of Belarusian History Museum
The exhibition will feature several samples of traditional clothing as the brightest element of the Belarusian historical and cultural legacy. Since ancient times weaving has been one of the most popular household crafts in Belarus...
30 Jun 2015
Belarus Events Calendar: July 2015
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Jun 2015
Special diplomas presented to Belarus’ nominees for Union State Literature and Art Award 2015-2016
This year Belarus nominated four projects for the Union State Literature and Art Award. Among them is the monument to Patriarch Alexy II at the Church of All Saints in Minsk of the Minsk Eparchy of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. The idea was put forward by Archpriest Fyodor Povny...
30 Jun 2015
Belarus’ Independence Day fireworks to begin 11 p.m.
The fireworks near the Victory Park will be traditionally the most colorful and impressive ones. They will last for ten minutes...
25 Jun 2015
Belarusian anthem performed near Eiffel Tower
Partaking in the Let’s Sing the Belarusian Anthem Together campaign, dedicated to Independence Day in Belarus, were over 100 representatives of the Belarusian diaspora, French friends of Belarus, workers of the Belarusian embassy...
25 Jun 2015
Wider adoption for Belovezhskaya Pushcha’s visa-free practices
These can include the transboundary biosphere reserve Western Polesie, the national park Braslav Lakes and other territories. Deputy Prime Minister Natalya Kochanova supported this proposal...
25 Jun 2015
Belarus reaches EuroBasket Women 2015 semifinal
In the semifinal on 26 June Anatoly Buyalsky’s team will face Serbia that beat Turkey 75-63...
24 Jun 2015
BelTA’s photo expo opens in Tel Aviv
BelTA’s photo exhibition consists of two parts: One Victory for All and Belarus – Land Under White Wings, which demonstrates the country’s modern life and its achievements...
24 Jun 2015
Idea for Belarus-Poland Tourism Chamber discussed in Brest
The presentation of the Belarusian-Polish Tourism Chamber could be held in Grodno in autumn, during a big bilateral meeting to discuss the use of the Augustow Canal, or during tourism fairs in Minsk and other cities...
24 Jun 2015
Artificial waterway to connect Baltic Sea, Black Sea possible
The E40 waterway connects the ports of Gdansk and Kharkov via the Vistula River, Zapadny Bug River, the Pripyat River, and the Dnieper River...
24 Jun 2015
Most Belarusians proud of their country
As many as 84% of Belarusians say they are proud of present-day Belarus...
23 Jun 2015
Belarusian Symphony Orchestra to accompany at Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians
The biggest competition for musicians under 17 years old includes piano, violin and cello parts. The contest comprises three rounds...
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