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1 Aug 2019
China to open Belarus-themed tourist complex by late 2020 China to open Belarus-themed tourist complex by late 2020
The replica of Nesvizh Castle will be the main draw of the complex. The Chinese party has also taken interest in several architectural sites of Minsk: Holy Spirit Cathedral, Minsk Town Hall, and Saints Simon and Helena Church (also known as the Red Church)...
1 Aug 2019
Chongqing-style settlement to be built in Minsk Oblast Chongqing-style settlement to be built in Minsk Oblast
The settlement will cover an area of about 100 hectares. The design of the housing was inspired by the Ba-Yu culture, one of traditional cultures of Chongqing, and by architectural patterns used in the eastern part of Sichuan Province...
1 Aug 2019
Belarus-Uzbekistan Youth IT Forum to kick off in Minsk on 5 August Belarus-Uzbekistan Youth IT Forum to kick off in Minsk on 5 August
"The Youth IT Forum of Belarus and Uzbekistan organized by the BRSM is designed to become a platform to discuss modern trends and challenges in IT, jobs and careers in this sector, development prospects for the international youth startup movement and entrepreneurship"...
1 Aug 2019
Aryna Sabalenka secures victory in 2019 San Jose opener Aryna Sabalenka secures victory in 2019 San Jose opener
Belarus’ world number ten Aryna Sabalenka, seeded second at the tournament, took down American wildcard CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, to reach the quarterfinals at the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic...
31 Jul 2019
Minsk joins European Mobility Week Minsk joins European Mobility Week
The European Mobility Week will wrap up on 22 September with the urban environmental event Car Free Day. The event will be held in Oktyabrskaya Street and will feature entertainment for kids and adults, concerts and theatrical performances...
31 Jul 2019
Belarus Events Calendar: August 2019 Belarus Events Calendar: August 2019
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Jul 2019
Uzbekistan Culture Days kick off at Belarusian State Philharmonic Uzbekistan Culture Days kick off at Belarusian State Philharmonic
Uzbekistan Culture Days kicked off with the performance of Yalla and Mumtoz Navo bands, Toshkent Zebolari folk dance company, People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Farrukh Zokirov, Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Aygul Nadirova and other artists...
30 Jul 2019
About 8,000 foreign nationals visit Vitebsk for Slavianski Bazaar without visas About 8,000 foreign nationals visit Vitebsk for Slavianski Bazaar without visas
The festival featured more than 160 events which were attended by more than 300,000 people...
25 Jul 2019
Belarus to host Days of Egyptian Culture in autumn Belarus to host Days of Egyptian Culture in autumn
The parties discussed the possible schedule of bilateral contacts between official and business delegations, the implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Belarus in June...
25 Jul 2019
Latvia mulls over visa facilitation for Belarusians during 2021 IIHF WC Latvia mulls over visa facilitation for Belarusians during 2021 IIHF WC
"We have discussed the preparations for the IIHF World Championship which will be co-hosted by Latvia and Belarus. We are ready to work out a special mechanism for this period to simplify visa procedures for visits to Latvia"...
25 Jul 2019
Belarus MFA suggests introducing e-visas for nationals of third countries
“As you know, Belarus has launched a 30-day visa-free program for citizens of nearly 80 countries. We are not going to stop at this and are working on further steps. We have prepared the proposals for the government on electronic visas for nationals of third countries”...
24 Jul 2019
Over 300 performers apply for 2nd Minsk Festival of Circus Arts Over 300 performers apply for 2nd Minsk Festival of Circus Arts
“The organizing committee of the festival worked on a tight schedule from the beginning of the year to 1 July when applications were closed. We received more than 300 applications from all over the world. Taking part in the festival will be about 100 circus performers from Brazil, Chile, China, Australia, Ethiopia, Israel, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia and, of course, Belarus, who will show 26 acts of different genres in two programs,” the director said...
24 Jul 2019
Minsk in CNN’s list of Europe’s most beautiful cities without crowds of tourists Minsk in CNN’s list of Europe’s most beautiful cities without crowds of tourists
The article invites travelers to wander around the vast Independence Square before taking in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War History which looks at how Belarus overcame Nazi occupation...
24 Jul 2019
Belarus to open general consulate in China’s Chongqing in 2020
As of today, Belarus operates two general consulates in China: one is located in Guangzhou and the other in Shanghai...
24 Jul 2019
BelTA, Armenpress to present photo exhibition about Spitak tragedy in Minsk BelTA, Armenpress to present photo exhibition about Spitak tragedy in Minsk
On display will be over 30 photos made by photo journalists of BelTA and Armenpress during the 1988 Armenian earthquake also known as the Spitak earthquake. The photos will offer a flashback into this catastrophe and the response of the humankind, including Belarus, to the tragedy that befell the Armenian people...
24 Jul 2019
Shenyang Finance Museum to present unique collection China’s money in Minsk Shenyang Finance Museum to present unique collection China’s money in Minsk
The exhibition “Ancient Money of the East – Silver and Paper” arranged jointly with Shenyang Finance Museum will open at the National History Museum of Belarus on 2 August...
23 Jul 2019
Minsk to host Belarus-Uzbekistan Forum of Regions on 29-30 July Minsk to host Belarus-Uzbekistan Forum of Regions on 29-30 July
tending the forum will be representatives of the regions, ministries and departments, parliaments, and business communities of the two countries...
22 Jul 2019
First entrants enrolled at joint Belarusian-Chinese institute First entrants enrolled at joint Belarusian-Chinese institute
Entrants of the institute of the Belarusian State University and Dalian Polytechnic University were enrolled on the courses with the specialty “physics” with the passing score of 322 and also “mechanics and math modeling” (305)...
18 Jul 2019
Minsk among Top 40 safest cities in the world Minsk among Top 40 safest cities in the world
The 2019 Crime Index covers 328 cities...
16 Jul 2019
Summer International Sberbankiada in Minsk features 40 medal events Summer International Sberbankiada in Minsk features 40 medal events
The tournament, which will last until 21 July, has brought together over 2,000 employees of Sberbank from 83 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and 22 countries...
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