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26 Nov 2015
French embassy in Minsk to hold events timed to Paris Climate Change Conference
The quiz will take place on 30 November to mark the opening of the Paris Climate Change Conference. This educational competition in Minsk will be divided into two parts. The first phase will feature a round for school pupils at the French multimedia library...
25 Nov 2015
Belarus’ Valentina Shoba, Sergei Portenkov win prestigious Prix Taylor
The winners were chosen on 25 November during the art fair Art en Capital which is currently underway at the exhibition center Grand Palais in Paris. Valentina Shoba and Sergei Portenkov are the first Belarusians to be given the prize...
25 Nov 2015
Vinay Saldanha commends Belarus’ progress in fighting HIV/AIDS
"I am more than confident that the ambitious goal to liquidate the AIDS epidemic will not just be reached in the country but it is more likely that Belarus will be the first country in the CIS that will call a halt to the spread of this disease”...
25 Nov 2015
Works by Belarusian artists, sculptors on display at Grand Palais in Paris
The Grand Palais is hosting the annual art fair Art en Capital founded 60 years ago. Belarus is proud of such artists and sculptors as Ivan Khrutsky, Walenty Wankowicz, Marc Chagall, Leon Bakst, Mikhail Savitsky, Zair Azgur, and Andrei Bembel...
25 Nov 2015
Maduro takes note of Belarus’ tourist pavilion at FitVen 2015 expo in Venezuela
The Belarusian national tourist pavilion showcased the information on the country’s tourist potential, specimens of the national culture and architecture, Belarusian nature, history and culture...
23 Nov 2015
Belarus, China in talks over joint film shooting
"Regular exchange of Culture Days demonstrates the interest of the two states in expanding cultural cooperation"...
23 Nov 2015
Belarus willing to join project to renovate 2018 FIFA World Cup training base in Roschino
"We know about the plans of Leningrad Oblast to co-finance the renovation of the infrastructure of the training base in Roschino, which will be the key training facility for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Belarusian specialists are up to the task"...
23 Nov 2015
National Geographic names Belarus second best agritourism destination
The National Geographic Traveler magazine held a contest for the best tourist destinations in the most popular types of tourism, the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Awards. The online voting was conducted from 29 June through 10 November 2015 in 18 categories...
22 Nov 2015
Malta wins Junior Eurovision 2015, Belarus 4th
The singer from Malta scored 185 points, MIKA of Armenia was second with 176 points, Lina Kuduzovic of Slovenia finished third with 112 points. Belarus’ Ruslan Aslanov scored 105 points...
20 Nov 2015
Serbia President visits Belarus’ Museum of Great Patriotic War
Tomislav Nikolic made an entry in the book of distinguished guests to express gratitude to the people of Belarus for their heroic contribution to the victory over fascism...
19 Nov 2015
Tomislav Nikolic visits Mir Castle complex
The Serbian head of state got acquainted with the exposition of the museum, made an entry in the book of distinguished guests to express his admiration of the beauty of Belarus...
19 Nov 2015
National Center for Contemporary Arts to promote Belarusian culture abroad
"The center will engage in exhibition activities in Belarus and will also work to promote Belarusian contemporary art outside the country by implementing projects"...
18 Nov 2015
Minsk to host Second Youth Theater Forum of the CIS Baltic states and Georgia
The forum will give Belarusians the rare opportunity to see the whole panorama of theatrical life. The program of the forum will not be limited to the competition performances only. All in all, it will show productions from 14 countries...
18 Nov 2015
Kupala theater to show The Seagull production in Moscow on 24 November
An agreement on cooperation between the Culture Ministries of the Russian Federation and Belarus provides for exchange tours between the leading theaters of the two countries...
17 Nov 2015
Minsk to host international conference on culture and arts
Partaking in the forum will be the leading specialists from such fields as architecture, fine art, decorative arts, theater, music, cinema, ethnology, folklore studies, Slavonic studies, and museum workers from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Poland...
17 Nov 2015
Minsk to host International Christmas Opera Forum 16-20 December
The five-day event will feature new productions, the best performances of the present and past seasons, premieres featuring world-class singers and leading Belarusian artists. The forum will traditionally close with a gala concert of the international opera stars...
16 Nov 2015
Ruslan Aslanov to perform 10th at Junior Eurovision in Sofia
“I would be happy with any running number. I should acknowledge however that performing in the second part of the concert is more to my liking,” Ruslan Aslanov told reporters...
15 Nov 2015
Book of Condolences opened at French embassy in Minsk
“I would like to express my deep gratitude to all those people who bring flowers to the embassy, to all Belarusians who express their solidarity with the French people”...
15 Nov 2015
Belarus’ Svetlana Timoshenko wins world champion title in Morocco
In the final the Belarusian was too strong for Maria Oreshkova of Bulgaria...
13 Nov 2015
Translation of Maksim Bahdanovich’s Peace Tower presented in Madrid
Maksim Bahdanovich was a poetry genius, an eminent figure of Belarusian culture. The translation of the poem Peace Tower is one of the first translations of Maksim Bahdanovich’s works into Spanish...
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