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14 Jun 2018
Minsk to host 2020 Eurohockey Indoor Championships
The 2020 Eurohockey Indoor Championships, Women will take place in Minsk on 24-26 January. Taking part in the competitions apart from Belarus will be Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Switzerland...
14 Jun 2018
Chocolate bar signed by Belarus president nets Br20,000 at charity auction
The businessman Alexander Moshensky bought the bar of chocolate which bears Alexander Lukashenko’s inscription “Peace to your home!”. The money will be transferred to the Gorodishche boarding school for children with disabilities in Baranovichi District, Brest Oblast...
14 Jun 2018
Survey: Belarus named closest friend and ally of Russia
According to the survey, 49% of the polled named Belarus the closest friend and ally of Russia. The top five friendly countries also includes China (40%), Kazakhstan (32%), Syria (21%) and India (19%)...
14 Jun 2018
Belarus taking part in SCO Film Festival in Qingdao
The festival will feature 55 films (23 films will take part in the competition program) of 12 countries...
14 Jun 2018
Belarus to institute up to 100 scholarships for foreigners in 2019
The scholarship recipients will be enrolled in state-run institutions of higher learning or vocational schools...
13 Jun 2018
Belarus president to attend 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on 14 June
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will travel to Moscow at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony and first match at Moscow Stadium Luzhniki...
13 Jun 2018
12-year trombonist to open Jazz Evenings in Minsk
Each festival day – 23 June, 30 June and 7 July – will have its own theme - Latin American Jazz, Traditions and Modernity, and Some Like it Hot...
13 Jun 2018
Prastora Urban Art Forum to take place in Vitebsk on 22-24 June
The centerpiece of the forum will be a Smart City hackathon that will bring together IT specialists, designers, urban specialists and environmentalists. "The smart city concept seeks to create new jobs and caters to the needs of local residents and visitors. Such a city attracts investors and tourists"...
13 Jun 2018
Tourists from almost 50 countries visit Brest recreation zone visa-free
"On average, visitors spend more than three days in Brest Oblast. This means that guests are interested not only in excursions. They take part in various mass events, go shopping"...
12 Jun 2018
IAAF president to help inaugurate Dinamo Stadium in Minsk
After that the spectators will witness an unusual match featuring the country’s best football players. A parade of athletes, who will participate in a field-and-track tournament among teams from Belarus, Ukraine, Baltic states, and Balkan states in the Dinamo Stadium on 22 June, will take place as part of the opening ceremony...
12 Jun 2018
Twelve countries to take part in Dnieper Voices in Dubrovno festival
"The forum will take place on 23-24 June and will bring together about 1,000 participants from all over Belarus, as well as from Romania, Slovakia, Russia (Tatarstan), Moldova, Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. For the first time the forum will be attended by performers from Denmark and India"...
11 Jun 2018
4G technology available in over 140 towns and rural localities in Belarus
By the end of the year, LTE coverage will expand to all district capitals of Belarus...
11 Jun 2018
Belarus, China to introduce visa-free travel in autumn 2018
Belarusians will be able to stay in China visa free for up to 30 days during one trip, but not more than 90 days a year. The same rule will apply to Chinese citizens...
11 Jun 2018
Belarus to take part in SCO Film Festival in Qingdao
Belarus will feature five films at the festival that will be running in China’s Qingdao on 13-17 June...
8 Jun 2018
Minsk launches National Football Stadium construction project
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed corresponding decree No. 224...
7 Jun 2018
Plans to set up Association of Healthy Cities of Belarus
The Healthy City movement started in Belarus in 2012. In 2016, the city of Gorky joined the European network...
7 Jun 2018
Brest welcomes first fans heading for FIFA World Cup in Russia
The first fan, an Australian citizen, entered Belarus from Europe by train on 4 June. Three more fans from Switzerland, Poland and the UK crossed the Belarusian border in Brest on 5 and 6 June...
7 Jun 2018
Law enforcement agencies of Belarus, Russia in close contact ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup
Russian FAN IDs which give the right for a visa-free entry and stay in the Russian Federation are valid from 4 June, ten days before the start of the championships, through to 25 July. To cross the Belarusian border a foreign traveler must present a FAN ID and a valid passport...
7 Jun 2018
Lake Naroch in top three CIS resorts popular with Russian travelers
The top five of CIS resorts popular with Russian visitors includes Burabai (Borovoye) (Kazakhstan), Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Lake Naroch (Belarus), Bilgah beaches on the Caspian Sea coast (Azerbaijan), and Lake Sevan (Armenia)...
7 Jun 2018
EBRD vice president commends level of health and eco- tourism in Belarus
The EBRD vice president shared his impressions of the visit to Plissa health resort in Glubokoye District for the onsite meeting of the EBRD regional group...
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