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13.08.2017

Day of Azerbaijan culture held in Minsk
Day of Azerbaijan culture held in Minsk Day of Azerbaijan culture held in Minsk On August 12 Minsk greeted those, who wanted to try Eastern dishes and learn how to dance lezginka as a real professional. The day of Azerbaijani culture was held near the Minsk Town Ratusha. Despite the nearly Azerbaijani heat, the guests tried kebabs and filling pillow rice and the most persistent sang together with the artists and even played backgammon under the breaking heat.

07.08.2017

Festival of Korean culture in Minsk
Festival of Korean culture held in Minsk: National costumes and dishes on display Try on hanbok, see the Korean wave and taste Kimchi! A festival of Korean culture took place in Vierchni Horad (Upper Town) in Minsk. It has already become a traditional one for Minsk residents. In 2017 it was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and the Republic of Korea.

30.06.2017

Belarusian anthem played in the heart of Paris (video)
Belarusian anthem played in the heart of Paris (video) The anthem of Belarus sounded in the center of Paris. Trocadero square - the heart of the French capital - was painted the colors of the national flag of Belarus. The event brought together diplomats, representatives of the Belarusian diaspora, students and other Frenchmen, who are close to the history and culture of Belarus. This is not the first time the anthem of Belarus has sounded in Paris. The Belarusian Embassy in France holds a similar campaign for the third year in a row.

26.06.2017

Day of Lithuanian Culture held in Minsk for first time
Day of Lithuanian Culture held in Minsk for first time The shine of amber compensated for the lack of sun in Minsk on June 24. Bright stones from the Baltic coast were brought to Minsk by Lithuanian masters. Minsk's historical center, Upper Town, hosted a festival of Lithuanian culture for the first time. It featured traditional crafts, national cuisine, music and songs. The festival lasted until evening, with the project Jazz Evenings taking over in the evening. Performers from Belarus, the USA and Tunisia performed at Jazz Evenings.

22.06.2017

Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning
Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning Olivier Charlier is in Minsk again. The famous French virtuoso, together with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Anisimov, gave a concert in the Belarus capital. He performed the melodies of the Belarusian composer. In addition to musical talent, spectators also enjoyed a rarity - the violin of the Frenchman turns exactly 270 years in 2017. Even Paganini played on the violins of Carlo Bergonzi. There are only 50 such violins in the world.

21.06.2017

Photo exhibition on Raimonds Pauls works opens at Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery
Photo exhibition on Raimonds Pauls works opens at Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery Photos associated with Vernisāža and other famous songs of prominent Lavtivan composer Raimonds Pauls are on display in Minsk's Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery. The exhibition, opened on June 20, features emotions inspired by summer rain, autumn leaves, evening walk and other simple things in life about which Pauls wrote his songs. The audience can also see rare records of the 1970-1990s with musical compositions of the maestro from the collections of the Museum of History of Minsk.

07.06.2017

Days of Moldovan culture open in Minsk on June 6
Days of Moldovan culture open in Minsk on June 6 The Days of Culture of Moldova have solemnly opened in Minsk. The famous national ensemble Fluieras performed with huge success at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall. The repertoire of the ensemble includes both classical and folk music, as well as melodies of the peoples of the world. As a surprise for Belarusians the artists performed the famous Belovezhskaya Pushcha song.

03.06.2017

Belarus makes it to international interactive map for photographers The best photographs of Belarus. Belarus made it through to the international interactive map for photographers. The map has places from all over the world where the most picturesque places can be found. The portal was developed by an American traveler. According to the map the best snapshots can be made in Minsk, Vitebsk, Brest and Polotsk. The best sights are near Naroch.

30.05.2017

EU to allocate 1.5m euros for Nesvizh Corpus Christi Church renovation
EU to allocate 1.5m euros for Nesvizh Corpus Christi Church renovation The money allocated will be primarily spent for the renovation of the tomb. Another 600,000 BYN will be given by the state. Restoration of the temple has been on for six years already. In 2016 scientists stumbled on a real sensation there: the frescoes were found on the facades. They date back to the 16th-18th centuries. It was a surprise, as the historical sources have no information on the frescos. Church of Corpus Christi was built in 1593 on the model of the temple of the Holy Name of Jesus in Rome.

19.05.2017

Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian presented in Minsk
Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian presented in Minsk "The wisdom of silent mountains of the silent" is the title of a new book of the series "Light Signs: Poets of China". The idea of ​​creating the collection is to get Belarusians familiar with the culture of China. More than a hundred poems by Chinese poets were translated into the Belarusian language. The book was presented at the House of Friendship in Minsk. In the near future, the Culture Center of Belarus will open in Beijing, which will promote Belarusian art.

17.04.2017

Oberg: Day of Swedish culture planned in Minsk July 3
Oberg: Day of Swedish culture planned in Minsk July 3 The best patrons of Belarus have been named in Minsk. Among them are representatives of large banks, concerns and factories. Honorary diplomas were received by more than 70 enterprises and organizations. Thanks to sponsorship, Belarus annually hosts major cultural events such as the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, the Film Festival Listapad and the Festival of National Cultures in Grodno.

10.04.2017

Minsk hosts Budapest Days
Minsk hosts Budapest Days Budapest Days in Minsk. The mayor of Hungary’s capital will be welcomed in Minsk City Hall. It is planned that the guest will visit industrial giants as well. The manufacture of public transport is what makes them interested in particular. The official part of the visit will be enhanced by Belarus-Hungary business forum and business matchmaking session. The cultural program will be no less varied. A folk music group will be coming to Belarus. The performance will be held in the concert hall “Upper town”.

28.03.2017

Francophonie days underway in Minsk
Francophonie days underway in Minsk Francophone Days in Minsk have brought together more than 150 participants from all over the country. The main platform of the event was the Minsk linguistic university. Didier Canesse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus:Pupils and students of secondary schools that teach French are involved. It is such a friendly event! It usually concludes the month of Francophonie in Belarus.

22.03.2017

Maksim Bahdanovich memorial evening held in Madrid
Maksim Bahdanovich memorial evening held in Madrid Legendary Veranika, Venus Star and Slutskіja Pajasy sounded in the center of the Spanish capital. Diplomats, creative elite and all indifferent to Belarusian poetry studied the works of Maksim Bahdanovich in Madrid.

15.03.2017

International Book Fair: How Minsk became capital of literature
International Book Fair: How Minsk became capital of literature Belarusians are great readers. That is why a lot of writers, publishers and book lovers visited the Minsk International Book Fair held from 8 to 12 February 2017. Also guests from 31 countries snatched an opportunity to share experience and establish links in book publishing in the capital of Belarus. Greece participated in the Book Fair for the first time. The delegation from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was a guest of honor. Such events erase boundaries between countries.

09.03.2017

Days of Francophonie start in Minsk
Days of Francophonie start in Minsk The month of Francophonie in Minsk started March 8th with a concert of a Paris music band. During March, Belarusians can get acquainted with French culture, cinema and, of course, cuisine. Traditionally Belarusians show great interest in the French language and not only.

06.03.2017

Cultural heritage of Fransysk Skoryna to be gathered in one edition
Cultural heritage of Fransysk Skoryna to be gathered in one edition The entire heritage of Francysk Skoryna (was a Belarusian humanist, physician, translator and one of the first book printers in Eastern Europe) will be gathered in one edition. The personnel of the National Library of the Republic of Belarus together with their colleagues from world museums and archives are working on a big project. The aim of this project is not only to preserve the historical memory, but to show how deep the influence of the Belarusian first printer on the culture of those days was.

22.02.2017

The famous Manneken Pis to wear Belarusian national costume
The famous Manneken Pis to wear Belarusian national costume World celebrities wear Belarusian clothes too! The famous Manneken Pis is soon to be dressed in Belarusian national costume. The new costume for the naked bronze statue was presented at the Belarusian Light Industry Concern on the 21st of February, 2017. A couple of Belarusian plants were working on the design of the new outfit for the Belgian sight.

25.01.2017

New Brest city logo: professionals against amateurs
New Brest city logo: professionals against amateurs Preparations for the Brest city’s millennium are currently underway. A new bus station, a puppet theater and many other large-scale projects were promised to be built in the regional center for the anniversary. It’s impossible to imagine the city without the Brest Fortress, the railway station, a bison or a traditional coat of arms. How to represent the city? Both professionals and amateurs joined the development of the main anniversary symbols.

07.01.2017

Albert Einstein
Ekaterina I, Einstein, Chukovsky, Al Capone, Lee Harvey Oswald. What connects these people with Minsk? Previously the house of famous Belarussian noble family Sapieha was on present-day Oktyabrskaya Square. Samuil Skavranchuk was working for Sapieha family as a gardener. Later his daughter Marta was born, and they moved to Livonia. After that, the girl changed her surname and became Skavronskaya. Later the gardener’s daughter married Peter I and became the Russian empress Ekaterina I.

06.01.2017

Maksim Bahdanovič
125th anniversary of Maksim Bahdanovič Earlier, Bahdanovič Street was called Alexandrovskaya Street and there was house number 25 where the Bahdanovič lived. On December 9, 1891,the second child Maksim was born here in the family of Adam and Maria.

05.01.2017

Miniature Eiffel tower
What do Belarus and France have in common? The cannon near the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus is a witness of the Napoleonic Wars in 1812. Nevertheless, the streets of Minsk keep not only the smell of gunpowder and the memory of the dark battles. The occupying French troops had to get themselves provisions. A man better known by his pen name Stendhal was the man responsible for that. The famous French writer directly participated in the War of 1812 and often visited Minsk.

06.12.2016

Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions
Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions Belarus and Poland have agreed to hold annual forums of regions. They also plan to carry out research projects in the field of nano- and biotechnologies and cooperate in the field of education. This is the result of the first day of talks between the parliamentary delegations of Poland and Belarus.

02.12.2016

Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian
Collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian "Melodies of open heart" is the name of a collection of Chinese poetry translated into Belarusian, which was presented in Minsk. It includes poems by famous Wang Guozhen. This book is another opportunity for fans of Chinese culture without the knowledge of the Chinese language to touch the philosophy of that country. By the way, this is the seventh book in the series "Bright signs: Chinese poets".

01.12.2016

Unique exhibition of French paintings opens in Minsk: 15 artists to present 30 works
Unique exhibition of French paintings opens in Minsk: 15 artists to present 30 works A unique exhibition of French painting opens in Minsk on December 1, 2016. Fifteen artists will present the best works in the exhibition Art Capital. This is the most large-scale such exhibition in Belarus. The 30 pictures from Paris come from the historical salon of French artists, the Salon of Comparisons and Drawing. All works are in modern art style. Their subjects are diverse.

23.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Patriarch Kirill on 70th birthday Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin visited the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour where they congratulated Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his anniversary. On Sunday, November 20, His Holliness turned 70 years old. The birthday gifts of the Belarusian leader to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church were a Slutsk belt and a painting featuring St Nicholas Garrison Church in Brest.

17.11.2016

The new Cathedral mosque in Minsk
Short history of Muslims and mosques of Minsk The history of Minsk Muslims through the centuries and a short tour of the incredible brand new Cathedral mosque in Minsk all in the following report. Minsk has always been a multinational city. Tatars started to settle on its outskirts at the beginning of the 16th century. Since then the North-West of Minsk had been called Tatarskaya slabada or Tatarskaye pradmescie, which means Tatars' Suburb.

14.11.2016

Successful performance of Belarusian State Ensemble Pesniary in Paris
Successful performance of Belarusian State Ensemble Pesniary in Paris 40 years later in Paris. The Belarusian State Ensemble Pesniary celebrated a special anniversary. Pesnyary performed on the stage of Saint Germain after 40 years since their first tour in France. In 1976, they performed in Cannes. The concert in 2016 in Paris was held thanks to the support of the Belarusian embassy in France. In addition, it was the initiative of the Belarusian embassy to hold Days of Belarusian Culture in Paris.

10.11.2016

Vienna Opera star Rainer Honeck to play Stradivari violin in Belarus You can hear world-famous masterpieces of classical music to the sound of a Stradivarius violin on November 10 in Minsk. Austrian cultural season will be opened in Minsk by soloists of the Vienna State Opera. Taking part in the concert will be famous Austrian violinist and conductor Rainer Honeck. He will play rare violin made by the famous master Stradivarius. The instrument was created back in 1709. The Presidential Orchestra of Belarus will help the musicians draw the musical image of Vienna.

01.11.2016

Jack-o'-lantern is a traditional Halloween decoration made from a pumpkin.
Barbie Doll, Santa Claus and Halloween: globalization vs national traditions The world is getting globalized. It means that unique cultural features are disappearing: the hamburger replaces the dranik  – traditional potato pancake, Halloween replaces ancestors remembrance days. Some see no harm in it, others compare it with the bed of Procrustes, a mythic robber, who cut or stretched the legs of his guests if they didn't fit the bed. In other words, made them fit his standart unnaturally.

06.06.2016

2016 Festival of National Cultures held in Grodno
2016 Festival of National Cultures takes place in Belarus' Grodno Grodno, the famous city on the Neman River, last weekend hosted the festival of national cultures. About 40 nationalities who live in different parts of Belarus took part in the event, including Armenians, Kazakhs, Georgians, Poles, Ukrainians, Americans, Venezuelans and Greeks. They brought to Grodno the most famous peculiarities of their cultures.

24.05.2016

Kapyl of Belarus' becomes twin town of China's Chongqing
Belarus' Kapyl signs twin agreement with China's Chongqing Kapyl has become a twin town of Chinese Chongqing. A delegation from China visited Kapyl district and got familiar with the economy, social life and history of the region. As a result the sides signed an agreement on cooperation in various fields - from agriculture to culture. In order to further discuss the future prospects of inter-ethnic relations local authorities of Kapyl will in the near future make a return visit to the Chinese city, which population is more than 30 million people.
Day of Slavic Literature and Culture in Minsk: Religious procession and prayer
Day of Slavic Literature and Culture in Minsk: Religious procession and prayer Belarus celebrates Day of Slavic Literature and Culture. It is marked in honor of Saints Cyril and Methodius, who in the late 9th century created a system of Old Church Slavonic alphabet and language. All Orthodox churches are holding festive worship today in memory of the Saints. Minsk hosted a big religious procession. Believers divided into two columns that went to the meeting point at Niamiha from two Minsk's churches - the Holy Spirit Cathedral and the St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The procession was followed by a prayer service.

22.05.2016

Days of Belarusian Culture in Paris: Two Our Lady icons in focus
Days of Belarusian Culture in Paris: Two Our Lady icons in focus The spiritual heritage of Belarus was shown and discussed in France. Paris hosted a number of meetings within the framework of the Belarusian Culture Days focusing on two Belarusian Christian shrines - the Zhirovichi and Budslav Mother of God icons. It is noteworthy that these icons relate to different branches of Christianity (Catholic and Orthodox), but are equally revered by both faiths in Belarus. These meetings were held with the support of the cultural center of Belarus in France and Belarus' diplomatic mission in that country. 

17.05.2016

The world's first "Primer" is of Belarusian origin
The world's first "Primer" is of Belarusian origin, scientists say The Belarusian primer turned out to be older than one thought. Until recently, it was considered that the first edition of a Belarusian ABC book is the one authored by Spyridon Sobol, dating back to 1631. But now scientists have made a discovery of a historic scale. They proved that the first book called Primer (ABC book) has Belarusian roots and was published much earlier, in 1618.  There are only two copies of this book in the world. One is stored in the UK while the other in Denmark.

27.04.2016

Participants from South America and mass performance expected at Slavonic Bazaar 2016
Participants from South America and mass performance expected at Slavonic Bazaar 2016 Argentinian and Colombian vocalists will perform at Slavonic Bazaar. There will be 28 participating countries instead of last year’s 24. The organizers have shared intriguing details. A traditional buying fever is expected. As many as 16,000 tickets have been bought already and even more booked. People from Japan, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates and many other countries will come to Slavonic Bazaar in Belarus.

20.04.2016

Yulia Rachinski-Spivakov, Charge d'Affaires of the State of Israel in the Republic of Belarus
Days of Israeli Culture to open in Belarus April 20 Photography, music, literature and theater. Days of Israeli Culture will open at the National Library of Belarus today, April 20. The Days of Israeli Culture program includes over 10 events, which will cover Minsk and regional centers of Belarus. For example, in Grodno, the audience will see the film Jellyfish based on the book of Etgar Keret, a popular Israeli writer. Vitebsk residents will be able to visit the photo exhibition of Gustavo Sagorsky. Brest will host an exhibition of illustrations for children's books of Liora Grossman.

18.04.2016

Drill instead of brush: unusual exhibition in National Art Museum of Republic of Belarus
Drill instead of brush: unusual exhibition in National Art Museum of Republic of Belarus What happens if you combine skills of a Spanish painter and a Belarusian sculptor? 30 works with a modern take on cubism without violating the traditions of Picasso and Modigliani is the answer.A joint exhibition of the authors who have already been appreciated by French art experts opened in the National Art Museum of Belarus.

06.04.2016

Belarusian language textbook for Japanese published
Belarusian language textbook for Japanese published A textbook on the Belarusian language has been published in Japan. It  was authored by Associate Professor Faculty of Philology of the BSU and a Tsukuba University graduate student, who four years ago studied Belarusian in Minsk.
Belarus receives from UK digital copy of First Book of Samuel by Skaryna
Belarus receives from UK digital copy of First Book of Samuel by Skaryna Belarus has received from the UK the heritage of its first printer, Francysk Skaryna, though only in a digital version. The virtual copy was handed to Belarus by University of Cambridge. This is the First Book of Samuel, published by the printer in Prague in the early 16th century. Moreover, this is not a complete book, but only a fragment of the publication. But, according to the correspondent of the news program "24 Hours" on the CTV, this does not diminish its importance for Belarusian culture.

01.04.2016

Invisible Paintings project
Art without borders: paintings for visually impaired in Minsk Paintings of about ten Belarusian artists will appear in tactile interpretation. Among them are works of Ivan Khrutsky, Leonid Shchemelyov, and Genady Drozdov. These peculiar bás-reliefs are made specifically for visually impaired art connoisseurs. They can feel landscape, portrait, or still life details one by one and thereby “read” a painting. Thus pictures remain on fingertips. This is a very humane idea – art that may and must be touched. New forms are thus given to already well-known shapes. The works of famous Belarusian artists are brought into relief.

22.03.2016

XI International Theatre Forum M.Art Contact underway in Mogilev
XI International Theatre Forum 'M.@rt Contact' underway in Mogilev Mogilev is hosting the XI International Theatre Forum Mart Contact. This youth project opens with the drama The Lower Depths. The new production of the Belarusian director Igor Kazakov is unusual in its shape, artistic design and content. In fact, this is search for a new theatrical language with the use of modern technologies. Enhancing the visual effect is the fact that dolls are "working" on the stage on a par with actors. Heroes of the play will try to find answers to the eternal questions of life and death.

20.03.2016

the First Belarusian Theater Season in Paris
Launch of the First Belarusian Theater Season in Paris Paris hosted the First Belarusian Theater Seasons. The Actor's Studio Theatre was the first gave the show. It is important to note one thing. During the November terrorist attacks in Paris, the theater Bataclan was captured. About 100 people were killed. In addition, after that, many shows have been postponed. Moreover, many people were afraid to go to see theatre shows or concerts even a month later. However, the oldest theaters of Paris Adyar, where The Actor's Studio Theatre has presented the lyrical French comedy, is full.

13.03.2016

Belarusian theater season opens in Paris
Belarusian theater season opens in Paris A Belarusian theater season opened in Paris. The ceremony was held in one of the oldest theaters in the city. The Actor's Studio Theatre has presented to foreign spectators the lyrical French comedy No One Promised Easy Life. Paris also hosted an exhibition of Belarusian theatrical posters, which presented the works of our compatriots. 

21.02.2016

Foreign diplomats read Yanka Kupala poems on International Mother Language Day
Foreign diplomats read Yanka Kupala poems on International Mother Language Day Poems of the People's poet Yanka Kupala, Belarusian and world classic writer, was read February 19 by the Belarus Foreign Minister as well as foreign diplomats and people of art. This was the first time the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had celebrated the International Mother Language Day. The date itself, by the way, was established in 1999, at the session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

18.02.2016

Pierre Richard in Minsk with solo performance Pierre Richard III
Pierre Richard in Minsk with solo performance Pierre Richard III "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe". Pierre Richard has come to Minsk. The famous Frenchman will present to the Belarusian public the solo performance Pierre Richard III. These are unique memories of the actor about the shooting of movies in which he participated. Among them are "Toy", "Unlucky", "The Umbrella Coup" and many others.

17.02.2016

Irina Driga, First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus to choose Man of the Year, create unique Culture Code The Culture Year with new titles. Belarus will choose the Man of the Year, and the best cultural city. The idea of ​​a new competition has been announced by the Ministry of Culture. The selection of applicants for the honorary titles will begin shortly. The names of the laureates will be announced in 2016.

14.02.2016

Molodechno, Capital of Culture
Molodechno to become Belarusian Culture Capital in 2016 It is not accidentally that Molodechno gained the title of the Capital of Culture in 2016. There are more than ten cultural institutions in the town. And the most important thing is that there are a lot of people with rich potential. They are talented, honored, popular, and exemplary.
Book exhibition in Minsk: 300 exhibitors from 29 countries
Book fair in Minsk: 300 exhibitors from 29 countries A paradise for book lovers. These days, during the book about Belarusian singer Vladimir Mulyavin was among the popular at the international book fair. The book received the highest award of the Belarusian national contest "Art of the Book".

10.02.2016

US Charge d'Affairs in Belarus travels the country photographing birds
US Charge d'Affairs travels Belarus photographing birds Belarus under the white wings. The US Charge d'Affairs to Belarus, Scott Rauland, visited the different parts of our country photographing birds. His collection now includes almost 200 species of birds Belarus from different parts from the Bialowieza Forest to the Naroch lakes. The diplomat is the most impressed with storks and cranes. The US Embassy in Minsk has gathered the best images in the calendar.
International Book Exhibition opens in Minsk
International Book Exhibition opens in Minsk One of the main events of the Year of Culture in Belarus is underway in Minsk. On February 10, the 23rd International Book Exhibition will open in the Belarus capital. Nearly 30 countries will present their achievements in the field of literature. The guest of honor this year will be Armenia. A delegation from Ecuador is among the special guests. Among the exhibitors will be Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, the UK, the United States and beyond.
Days of Armenian national culture underway in Belarus
Days of Armenian national culture underway in Belarus Belarus is hosting the days of Armenian national culture. The forum was opened by a bright concert of Transcaucasia's best jazz orchestra. The Armenian culture days will be continued by an exhibition of artists of the 21st century. Brush masters on February 10 will present more than 60 paintings. Belarusians and tourists can enjoy this art in the gallery of Mikhail Savitsky in Minsk until next Friday inclusive. The countries note mutual interest in literature too.

07.02.2016

Chinese New Year in Belarus: Dumplings on the table, red clothes, jewelery and envelopes
Chinese New Year in Belarus: Dumplings on the table, red clothes, jewelery and envelopes The Chinese New Year was celebrated not only in Minsk but all over the world. It is also called Spring Festival. This is one of the oldest and most important dates of the eastern calendar. Each year is associated with an animal. 2016 is associated with a fiery monkey. The main thing is that it promises are marital and material welfare. Chinese chef Li Ming is making culinary delights.  But, in spite of the traditional features, there is one common feature of the Belarusian and Chinese New Year - a holiday table should abound with treats.

05.02.2016

Belarusian culture should be promoted abroad, culture minister says
Belarusian culture should be promoted abroad, culture minister says In the Year of Culture, it is necessary to actively promote Belarusian culture abroad, said February 5 Belarus Minister of Culture Boris Svetlov. According to him, Belarusian culture is well represented at events both at home and abroad. Boris Svetlov also noted the high level of professionalism of the national bands and creative teams. 

21.01.2016

Belarusian MPs discuss Culture Code proposals January 21
Belarusian MPs discuss Culture Code proposals January 21 The procedure for the holding of cultural events and updating the provisions on creative employees. Belarusians MPs discussed proposals to the draft Culture Code on January 21.  Today's conversation involved representatives of the creative unions and the Ministry of Culture and Commerce.

29.12.2015

2016 declared Year of Culture in Belarus
2016 declared Year of Culture in Belarus 2016 has been declared Year of Culture in Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarus President.  The document is intended to bring together the intellectual and spiritual forces of society to meet the challenges of socio-economic development, preservation of historical and cultural heritage. In 2016, Belarus will focus on the development of folk traditions, instillation of love for the Fatherland as well as support for creative initiatives.

04.10.2015

The only artist in Belarus who uses Chinese painting technique
The only artist in Belarus who uses Chinese painting technique Instead of a paper canvas she uses rice paper, brushes from pheasant feathers and a bear fur, and even drawing ink, which does not fade for centuries. It these materials a painter from Grodno uses. She is the only person in Belarus who has mastered a special technique of Chinese painting. Marina Elyashevich has been painting unique pictures for more than three years. She was awarded a special stamp directly from Chinese teachers, which only true masters of this art can get.  Please watch video for more details.
Why do French farmers move to Belarus?
Why do French farmers move to Belarus? Comfortable conditions for business in Belarus are appreciated by many Europeans. Western Europeans. The movie star Depardieu (whether jokingly or not) declares its intention to live and work with Belarusian peasants. And some of his countrymen are already growing potatoes on Belarusian fields. Gerard Depardieu, actor, director:Now I live in Italy. In the near future I would like to live in Belarus, among peasants, because it is beautiful, and the president is a good man.

29.09.2015

Italian Silvia Costanzo welcomed as the millionth visitor to Belarus' booth at EXPO 2015
Belarus welcomes millionth visitor to Milan EXPO 2015 booth The Belarusian pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan has welcomed the millionth visitor. Italian Silvia Costanzo was presented a certificate and prizes. She was also given a tour of the exposition!  Belarus at Expo places emphasis on the national character and richness of our native land: water, bread and salt.
Honorary Consul of France presents Brest with Jacob Balgley’s pictures
Honorary Consul of France presents Brest with Jacob Balgley’s pictures On September 28, the Museum of Brest City History was enriched with two unique exhibits - the original paintings of the famous French artist Jacob Balgley born in Brest-Litovsk. The paintings were presented by the Honorary Consul of France in Belarus Leonid Staetsky. He specially bought them at his own expense to return the works of art to their homeland. It is the first time the original works of the artist have been presented in Brest. Mainly, the originals are exhibited in France.

28.09.2015

Motorcycle season 2015 closure in Minsk
Motorcycle season 2015 closure in Minsk On September 26, bike fans from Poland, Finland, Russia, Belarus, and the Baltic countries are gathered at a large-scale event dedicated to the closure of motorcycle season 2015. Numerous sporting events, a retro car exhibition and a show of stunt drivers are taking place near the Sports Palace. Heavy autumn rain is not a deterrent for road lords. Beteris, biker (Latvia):Perfect! Even the rain doesn’t bother us. Great atmosphere, friendly people! A major purpose of such events is to recall about safe driving.

26.09.2015

Brest presents video of historical and cultural project A video of historical and cultural project dedicated to the city’s millennial anniversary was presented in Brest. A fortification history museum in the open air, four new tourist routes, two museum complexes, more than 10 exhibitions, and a digital reconstruction of a medieval Brest – an ambitious project of the Brest Fortress development and reconstruction. The main purpose of such far-reaching changes is a creation of an international historical and cultural tourism center which will be able to attract 2 million visitors per year.

24.09.2015

European Heritage Days to open in Minsk 24 September
European Heritage Days to open in Minsk 24 September European Heritage Days will be opened today, on September 24, in Minsk. The program includes an exhibition of retro cars, an art fair, a graffiti exhibition, performances by poets and musicians, as well as the tour of the historic suburb Lyakhovka. European Heritage Days is a large-scale cultural event, which is carried out by states that are parties to the European Cultural Convention. Each year, member states promote their own topics of this international project. Belarus has decided to devote this day to industrial heritage.

09.09.2015

Animaevka opens in Mogilev September 9
Animaevka festival opens in Mogilev September 9 Weather is not an obstacle to good and loud events in Mogilev. September 9 is the opening day of the International Festival Animation Pictures. Taking part in Animayovka are Australia, Greece, Israel, Mexico, Romania, South Korea and Japan. All in all, applications for the festival were received from 40 countries. In addition to competition screenings the festival will feature creative meetings with famous directors as well as exhibitions and theatrical performances.

07.09.2015

Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country
Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time. The famous French actor voiced this intention in an interview with Le Figaro TV Magazine. Mr Depardieu wants to sell ​​all property in France and live in Belarus. This passionate impulse came after the actor's short stay in Belarus in the summer this year. In late July, actor and businessman was shown several agricultural farms near Minsk and treated to pancakes and bacon with new potatoes. He was presented the national dress - an embroidered shirt and a straw hat.  

06.09.2015

Adventures of Chinese in Belarus: CTV channel organizes tour for guests from China
Adventures of Chinese in Belarus: CTV channel organizes tour for guests from China Some Chinese believe that the best holidays are... in Belarus. The CTV channel has organized a tour of Belarus for two Chinese citizens.  Wang Jia and Li Shen ask to call them simply: Nadia and Lesha (two Russian names). From the first minutes of dialogue, the level of their Russian language surprises us. Both turn out to be experienced translators. Wang Jia:This is a beautiful country, real nature, people are very hospitable and kind.

02.09.2015

Minsk hosting street art festival featuring works of four Brazilian artists
Minsk hosting street art festival featuring works of four Brazilian artists Brazilian open-air in the streets of Minsk. The capital is hosting a festival of street art. In 2015, it involves four internationally renowned artists from the South American continent. Several Minsk buildings became the canvasses for their masterpieces.  The settlement center in Kalvaryiskaya Street and the residential building in Kalinin Street are now brimming with new colors.

01.09.2015

30 foreign students come to Minsk to study Belarusian language
30 foreign students come to Minsk to study Belarusian language However, now they still have a slight accent. Some 30 foreigners from Japan, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and other countries have come to Belarus to learn our native language. The architecture of the postwar period is what attracts Adam, one of the students from the Czech Republic.

19.08.2015

Belarusian-Chinese sister cities develop roadmap to deepen trade, economic cooperation
Belarusian-Chinese sister cities develop roadmap to deepen trade, economic cooperation Sister regions of Belarus and China have developed a roadmap to deepen trade and economic cooperation. Today in Beijing, the working group on inter-regional trade and economic cooperation have identified priority joint projects as well as promising directions. Participants of the meeting also discussed the important issues of interregional trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, the implementation of the agreements reached during the Belarus-China regional business forum in Minsk.

11.08.2015

Pakistani cinema festival to open in Minsk August 11
Pakistani cinema festival to open in Minsk August 11 The festival of Pakistani cinema starts in Minsk August 11. It will open with the movie Without Tears. This is a romantic drama based on the story of the Pakistani writer Farhad Ishtiaq.  Among others is the movie "Blow." It is about the events related to the war against terror in Pakistan, including the terrorist attack against a police academy in Lahore in 2009.
Pakistani Prime Minister's wife visits National Art Museum of Belarus
Pakistani Prime Minister's wife visits National Art Museum of Belarus Belarus and Pakistan will develop cultural contacts, said director of the National Art Museum of Belarus Vladimir Prokoptsov on August 10. The museum was visited by the wife of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, who is currently visiting Belarus. The guest visited several rooms, including the exhibition of Russian paintings of the late 18th century and the Christian exhibition.

27.07.2015

Dmitry Mironchik, Belarus' Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Minsk to host movie week devoted to human trafficking problem Trafficking in human beings through the prism of cinema. Minsk is to host a week of movies devoted to this issue.  The program includes film screenings, organized by the International Organization for Migration. Movies have been submitted by Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, the USA and Sweden. This thematic retrospective will become one of the events that will be held in the Belarusian capital on the occasion of World Day to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

22.07.2015

Depardieu tastes Belarusian cuisine and takes steam bath
Depardieu tastes Belarusian cuisine, says likes Belarusian women Gerard Depardieu continues his visit to Belarus. French actor today laid flowers at the Mound of Glory, as well as visited the agro-town "Azeritsky-Agro" in the Smolevichi district, Minsk region.  "Depardieu is a unique person, a unique actor. And his main unique feature lies in the fact that the global movie star is interested in agriculture in our country. This is one of the main objectives of his visit to Belarus," Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus in France Pavel Latushko commented on Depardieu's visit.

13.07.2015

Alexander Lukashenko calls Slavic Bazaar global scale festival
Alexander Lukashenko calls Slavic Bazaar a global scale festival The international arts festival Slavic Bazaar started last week in Vitebsk. In 2015, it is attended by a record number of participants - from 42 countries.  Contrary to its name the festival hosts artists not only from Slavic states, but also from Kazakhstan, Brazil, the UK, France, Norway, and Sweden. As many as 21 artists competed at the international song contest for the grand prize - 20 thousand dollars. In the Year of Youth, support to young artists is particularly relevant. 

06.07.2015

Belarusian sculptural dolls on display in Cannes until end of August 2015 Guests of the CTV program “Morning. Studio of good mood” are TV presenter and artist Irina Rombalskaya and Belarusian artist Gloria Ran. How did you get an opportunity to exhibit your dolls in Cannes? 
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in midsummer festival 2015 in Belarus' Alexandria village
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in midsummer festival 2015 in Belarus' Alexandria village A kind of celebration of Slavic unity - the folk forum "Midsummer" - was held in the Mogilev region. For the sixth time it has united residents of the Dnieper River regions of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.  Taking part in the festival are masters of all trades who show the highest levels of folk art. In 2015, the emphasis was made on youth. This is because support of young talents is part of the government policy. Dnieper, or the Dnipro, is the river that unites three countries - Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. This symbolizes cultural Slavic neighborhood.

22.06.2015

Belarusian opera singer wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
Belarusian opera singer wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World A Belarusian opera singer won the prestigious international competition BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015. Nadezhda Kucher from Belarus sang Martha's aria from The Tsar's Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov and was the best among 19 finalists from around the world. The prize winner will perform a composition by John Lunn at the international festival of classical music BBC Proms in 2016 and bring home the award and the prize of 15,000 pounds.

18.06.2015

Do Van Mai, Vietnam's ambassador to Belarus
Vietnamese Cultural Days underway in Minsk The largest cave in the world, an ancient feudal town and picturesque bays - for a Belarusian, these Vietnamese places are exotic. Large-scale events dedicated to the Days of Vietnamese culture continue with the opening of an exhibition. Visitors can enjoy the creations of nature and cultural sites at the National Art Museum. By the way, to see this beauty with their own eyes, Belarusians will not have to purchase a visa if they are going to stay in Vietnam up to 15 days. This decision was taken on 1 June.
Days of Vietnamese Culture open in Minsk June 18
Days of Vietnamese Culture open in Minsk June 18 On June 18, the Days of Culture of Vietnam will open in Minsk. A grand gala concert will be held for Minsk residents at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society.  On the same day, the National Art Museum will play host to the photography exhibition The Beauty of Vietnam. It will feature pictures of Vietnam's nature and attractions.

11.05.2015

Are Chinese language and culture popular among Belarusians?
Are Chinese language and culture popular among Belarusians? Sofia Davidova, Olga Krivets, Liu Sulin and Ni Ni answered the questions of the TV program "Morning. Studio of Good Mood" on the CTV about the role of Chinese language and culture in Belarus. What areas are you working on?

09.02.2015

Actors from Theatre of Nanking perform in Minsk
Actors from Theatre of Nanking perform in Minsk This theatrical team from China have come to Minsk on tour for the first time. They prepared for the Belarusian audience dancing, singing, circus acts, Beijing Opera and other numbers. By the way, according to the Chinese calendar, with the coming of spring, there comes New Year. Six months of rehearsals. 30 best artists. 15 numbers. Each of these artists has a whole suitcase of vivid images. The troupe of Nanking Theater, after testing the best scenes of France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and Israel, performed in front of the domestic audience.

14.01.2015

Brest becomes Belarus' cultural capital
Brest becomes Belarus' cultural capital The ceremony of the transfer of a certificate and a plaque to the mayor of the city was held at the closing of the festival of classical music "January Music Nights". By the way, this is one of the most exciting cultural events in the Brest region. Grodno was Belarus' former cultural capital.