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20 Jul 2015
University of Alicante interested in cooperation with Brest universities
The future Belarus’ Consul in Spain handed over to the executives of the Brest universities cooperation contracts with the University of Alicante which provide for the exchange of students and teaching staff...
18 Jul 2015
Hot air balloon festival in Minsk
Operators of 54 balloons from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine made their start at Minsk 1 Airport in the early morning of 18 July and flew about 22km to the south-east of the city...
17 Jul 2015
Belarus’ Ihar Boki adds fourth title at IPC Swimming Worlds in Glasgow
Ihar Boki clocked 3:59.48 in the final heat. Ukraine’s Iaroslav Denysenko secured silver in 4:00.69, while bronze went to Dmitry Gorlin of Uzbekistan (4:09.36)...
16 Jul 2015
Julian Rachlin to perform at Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk
The tenth edition of the Yuri Bashmet Festival promises to be special. It will once again delight its audience with magnificent programs, unusual projects and, of course, great skill of a whole galaxy of stars...
15 Jul 2015
Vitebsk gearing up to mark 100th anniversary of Marc Chagall’s wedding
The first event has become the exhibition dedicated to the little-researched period in the life of the couple in New York. The event has opened at the Art Space in 7 Tolstogo Street of the Vitebsk Center of Contemporary Art...
15 Jul 2015
Classical music concerts in former barracks of Brest Fortress
The venue is not accidental. The high arches of the old buildings built in the 19th century create unique acoustics...
13 Jul 2015
Dinash Kudaibergen from Kazakhstan leading at Vitebsk 2015 Song Contest
After two days of the contest the top five contestants include: Belarus’ entry Valeria Gribusova (171 points), Nikolay Manolov from Bulgaria (163), Anitt (Ana Tverdostup) from Ukraine (160), and Sofi from Georgia (158)...
10 Jul 2015
Anthem of Belarus-Russia Union State to be premiered in Vitebsk on 10 July
The song with a light lyrical tune tells about the festival Vitebsk, the city over the Dnieper, the friendship of the two peoples of Belarus and Russia...
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...
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