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28 Oct 2019
Minsk among cheapest European capitals in terms of metro fare Minsk among cheapest European capitals in terms of metro fare
Many of Europe's capital cities have extensive metro systems which let tourists and locals get around quickly, efficiently, and most of all, cheaply...
28 Oct 2019
Belarus place 13th at 2019 Military World Games Belarus place 13th at 2019 Military World Games
Belarus won 14 (four gold, two silver and eight bronze) medals...
24 Oct 2019
Belarusian State University jumps up Best Global Universities ranking Belarusian State University jumps up Best Global Universities ranking
"The BSU ranks 346th, up 351 notches from the previous year. The BSU also ranks 153rd on the Best Global Universities in Europe"...
23 Oct 2019
BelTA, Prensa Latina sign agreement on information exchange BelTA, Prensa Latina sign agreement on information exchange
The agreement provides for the regular exchange of news in Russian, Spanish and English on current developments in the domestic and international life of the two countries...
22 Oct 2019
Grodno cerebrates this year's 100,000th visa-free visitor Grodno cerebrates this year's 100,000th visa-free visitor
Grodno attracts foreign visitors by the sights, the rich historical past and also events tourism, shopping. Medical and recreational tourism is growing more popular as well...
22 Oct 2019
Over 500 rarities on show at Minsk Great Patriotic War Museum Over 500 rarities on show at Minsk Great Patriotic War Museum
“We decided to celebrate the anniversary with a new project which we have run for the part five years since we moved into a new building. The exposition featured more than 500 original museum items. Virtually all of them are exhibited for the first time”...
22 Oct 2019
Archers secure second gold for Belarus at 2019 Military World Games Archers secure second gold for Belarus at 2019 Military World Games
The Belarusian team of Karyna Dziominskaya, Karyna Kazlouskaya and Aliaksandra Kuratnik beat Russia...
21 Oct 2019
Belarusian author nominated posthumously for ALMA Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Belarusian author nominated posthumously for ALMA Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
The list of 237 nominees was announced at the 71st Frankfurt International Book Fair. The list include 49 new names. The candidates represent all continents and are authors, illustrators, reading promoters and storytellers...
18 Oct 2019
Belarus’ Botanical Garden invites for Celtic festival on 26 October Belarus’ Botanical Garden invites for Celtic festival on 26 October
There will be entertainments for everyone. Visitors will be offered a concert, interactive venues, photo zones, a fire show, Irish dances, Games of Highlanders, meetings with druids and Scottish pipers, and a big market of handmade goods...
17 Oct 2019
Minsk Days in Shanghai in November 2019, in Beijing in 2020 Minsk Days in Shanghai in November 2019, in Beijing in 2020
The Belarusian capital will host Belgrade Days, Shanghai Days, and Saint Petersburg Days in 2020...
16 Oct 2019
Institute of Belarus Research opens in China Institute of Belarus Research opens in China
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kirill Rudy and Deputy Governor of Gansu Province Zhang Shengzhen attended the opening ceremony...
15 Oct 2019
Non-competitive sections of Listapad 2019 film festival presented in Minsk Non-competitive sections of Listapad 2019 film festival presented in Minsk
Six sections of the non-competitive program of feature films are titled Special Screenings, Master Class, Lions Bears Palm Branches, Midnight Passion, Once Upon A Time in the East, Russian Premieres. These sections encompass 20 films shot in Canada, Belarus, Philippines, France, China, Japan...
15 Oct 2019
Bel:Cinema Listapad Industry platform to discuss film project financing Bel:Cinema Listapad Industry platform to discuss film project financing
"Bel:Cinema Industry platform will run at the Belarusfilm Studio on 5-8 November"...
15 Oct 2019
Listapad 2019 to run national competition on 5-7 November Listapad 2019 to run national competition on 5-7 November
“This year's national film competition will be held for the sixth time. We have received 83 applications”...
15 Oct 2019
Belarus, Poland seek to include Augustow Canal into UNESCO World Heritage List Belarus, Poland seek to include Augustow Canal into UNESCO World Heritage List
“Many canals have been included in this list. They are interesting in terms of technical solutions. For its part, the Augustow Canal has organically fit into the nature and culture of the region over its 180-year-old history. It still attracts tourists"...
15 Oct 2019
Belarusian State University 25th in QS ranking Belarusian State University 25th in QS ranking
“The ranking features 350 top universities out of over 2900 universities of the region. Thus, the BSU is among the top 1% of the best universities in this region”...
14 Oct 2019
Minsk to host international library congress Minsk to host international library congress
The delegates will discuss the role of libraries in the information infrastructure of the society, cloud computing technologies, innovative approaches to the organization of services for users and many more...
14 Oct 2019
Athletes from nine countries to compete for Marina Lobach Trophy Athletes from nine countries to compete for Marina Lobach Trophy
First held in 2002, the competitions have occupied an important place in the international calendar of sport events in Belarus...
14 Oct 2019
Minsk hosting numismatic conference to mark 25th anniversary of Belarusian ruble Minsk hosting numismatic conference to mark 25th anniversary of Belarusian ruble
The conference has gathered about 60 representatives of big museums, central banks, leading numismatologists, researchers of the history of currency, banking and modern minting from seven countries: Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Belarus...
14 Oct 2019
Gold for Belarus at 2019 World Beach Games Gold for Belarus at 2019 World Beach Games
Jutta Menestrina of Finland recorded 49.3m to place second. Bronze went to Belarus’ Hanna Straltsova (49m)...
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