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18 September 2018
MINSK, 18 September (BelTA) – The Minsk Oblast Executive Committee and France’s Indre-et-Loire department have plans to expand cooperation in trade, economy and culture, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in France. As part of the European Heritage Days, the town hall of the Champigny-sur-Veude commune hosted a presentation of Minsk Oblast economy and trade, investment and tourism potential, and an exposition of the region’s products. The presentation was organized by...
11 September 2018
MINSK, 11 September (BelTA) – The 13 th Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the Future: Digital Agenda for Media Space will be held in Minsk and Minsk Oblast on 11-14 September, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Information Ministry. Taking part in the media forum will be about 300 representatives of nearly 30 CIS and non-CIS states, including Germany, France, Austria, Bulgaria, the United States, Israel and others. Such countries as Vietnam, Mongolia, and...
5 September 2018
MINSK, 4 September (BelTA) – The third edition of the Italy-Belarus Friendship Festival will take place in the Upper Town of Minsk on 9 September, BelTA learned from the Italian Embassy in Belarus. The festival is organized by the Italian diplomatic mission in cooperation with ENIT (Italian National Tourist Board) and the Minsk City Council. Visitors will be offered a diverse program, including numerous entertainment activities for adults and children, good music, and national...
27 August 2018
MINSK, 27 August (BelTA) - Behind the scenes of the fashion and film industries will be in the focus of the exhibition by the famous French photographer Andre Perlstein to be held in Minsk on 24 September - 8 October, BelTA learned from the French Embassy in Belarus. The exhibition will feature the photographs of great actors and directors such as Alain Delon, Jean-Pierre Melville, Isabelle Adjani and other French celerities. It will also display the portraits of Charlie Chaplin and...
26 July 2018
MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) - Belarusian agrarians have cropped the first million tonnes of grain, BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 25 July, Belarus harvested 367,800 hectares planted to cereal and leguminous crops, which is 17.2% of the sown area. The country harvested more than 1 million tonnes of grain already, with the average yield of 29.2 centners per hectare. This year the harvest campaign kicked off earlier than in 2017. As of 25 July 2017, Belarusian...
16 July 2018
MINSK, 16 July (BelTA) – The harvest season has started in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 16 July, an estimated 124,600 hectares planted with cereals and leguminous crops were harvested, which is 5.9% of the sown area. This year’s harvest season arrived in Belarus earlier than in the previous year. Brest Oblast is currently leading having cropped 20.9% (68,700 hectares) of its planted areas. Grodno Oblast harvested 7.5% of the...
6 July 2018
MINSK, 6 July (BelTA) – Kupala Night festivities will take place in two parks of Minsk on 6 July. The program of the events is available on the website of the district administrations, BelTA has learned. The visitors will see Kupala Night wonders and a concert of folklore groups, try traditional food and take part in various activities and entertainments, including round dances and old rituals. Kupala Night is a pagan holiday dedicated to the summer solstice, natural...
28 June 2018
MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will take part in a requiem rally to honor the memory of Nazism victims at the site of the former death camp Trostenets on 29 June, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA. Delegations from Germany and Austria led by the presidents Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Alexander Van der Bellen are expected to take part in the event. The Austrian ex-president Heinz Fischer will attend the requiem rally, too. Many...
24 March 2016
MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) – The Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War was the most popular museum in Belarus in 2015, reads the Belarus in Figures review published on the website of the National Statistics Committee, BelTA has learned. Last year, the museum broke the mark of 552,000 visits. The Brest Hero Fortress memorial complex reported 416,200 visits, and the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh had 407,900 visits. They placed second and third in the...
18 March 2016
MINSK, 18 March (BelTA) – A capsule with the soil and ashes of the Trostenets death camp was laid in the crypt of the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk. The ceremony was dedicated to the international event in memory of the victims of the Trostenets death camp, BelTA has learned. The prayers over the capsule were read by Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz,...
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