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25.09.2017

Foreigners to be allowed to stay in Belarus without registration for 10 days
Foreigners to be allowed to stay in Belarus without registration for 10 days There will be more visa-free territories in Belarus now: the railway station, the airport in Grodno and part of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha will be added to the already visa-free Augustow channel. On September 25, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Belarus said foreigners will be able to stay in Belarus without registration for 10 days instead of current five. It is also considering the introduction of a 30-day visa-free regime for guests from China.
Day of Confucius Institutes held in Minsk
Day of Confucius Institutes held in Minsk The culture of China, the country that today implements communist ideas in the best way, was presented on September 24 in Minsk. The Upper City of the Belarusian capital hosted a festival with bright elements of traditional holidays of China. The audience saw a traditional wedding ceremony and the fortune-telling as well as traditional dances of the Dragon and the Lion. In addition, visitors of the holiday could hear the solo of the Chinese violin Erhu and learn the secrets of the tea ceremony and try their hand in writing hieroglyphics.

22.09.2017

Japanese autumn in Minsk: What to see?
Japanese autumn in Minsk: What to see? The Japanese autumn has come to Minsk. This is the traditional festival of culture of the country of the Rising Sun. Master classes on aikido were already held within the festival. Anyone could attend such a training session, with the first visit to the master already giving you some basics of aikido. In addition to receptions, participants were told about the history of this martial art.

21.09.2017

Minsk named the most popular city of CIS among tourists in autumn 2017
Minsk named the most popular city of CIS among tourists in autumn 2017 The Belarusian capital has topped another tourist rating. This time Minsk was named the most popular city of the CIS for tourists this fall. Such data is given by one of the authoritative analytical agencies. In addition to the capital of Belarus, the top ten includes Astana, Baku, and Kiev. The average term of a visit to Minsk in the autumn is 2.5 days, with tourists spending up to $70 per day.

19.09.2017

First ever gastrofest takes place in Brest
First ever gastrofest takes place in Brest Three weeks, 20 eateries and a hundred dishes for every taste. A gastronomic festival has started in Brest. Every day in the city you can try out any of the offered sets and then vote for the most delicious. The price of competitive dishes is single, so all establishments are on equal terms. Gastronomic discoveries are at every step. Chef Leonid Stepkin came to the festival fully armed - tar-tar from tomatoes and mozzarella, bulgur with porcini mushrooms, and pumpkin cheesecake - a real joy even for gourmets.

18.09.2017

Motorcycle season 2017 closes in Minsk
Motorcycle season 2017 closes in Minsk 7,000 bikers from 15 countries, including Belarus, Russia, the Baltic states, Western Europe and faraway Saudi Arabia, rode through the streets of Minsk. The traditional closing of the season started at the Mound of Glory near Minsk. Closer to noon, the column reached the end point - the Palace of Sports. There, the top bikers showed their driving skills.

14.09.2017

Writers' Park will appear in Minsk
Writers' Park will appear in Minsk The writers' park may appear in Minsk. There are plans to name the nameless green zone near the National Library in honor of famous writers of Belarus. The concept of the park is still being developed. But it is possible that the first trees here will appear in autumn.

13.09.2017

The only black panther in Belarus lives in Grodno Zoo
The only black panther in Belarus lives in Grodno Zoo The big cat has already got used to Grodno's life, eats with appetite and got along with the neighboring predators. However, he still hides from visitors. To catch an animal in an external enclosure is a great success. When the CTV crew approached him, the panther posed for the camera and even meowed. The amazing cat came from Nizhny Novgorod for exchange and it took him long to adapt. Dark color in these animals is a rarity. In the zoo, the graceful animal was given the name of Mr. Black.

12.09.2017

Second information and tourist kiosk opens in Minsk
Second tourist information point opens in Minsk Welcome to Minsk! The second information and tourist kiosk opened on September 6 in the Upper Town. The first such points started working in June at the railway station. Next will be the kiosk at the National Airport Minsk. The infokiosk in the historical part of the capital opened under the sign Kropka (Point). Here you can not only buy gifts and souvenirs, but also get guiding information in Belarusian, Russian and English. Another nice bonus: any help here is given for free.

11.09.2017

Nottingham mayor takes part in Minsk City Day celebrations
Nottingham mayor takes part in Minsk City Day celebrations Thousands of families and guests of Minsk enjoyed the cool day! Official celebrations started on the morning of September 9 at the stela "Minsk - Hero City". Flowers and wreaths to the obelisk came from Minsk city administration and public organizations. Many words of gratitude sounded in remembrance of those who made our life peaceful, and thanks to whom the Belarusian capital became a truly beloved by millions. Representatives of twin towns and partner cities from 12 countries came to Minsk to participate in festive events.
Hot air balloon festival held in Minsk on City Day 2017
Video: Hot air balloon festival held in Minsk on City Day 2017 The best pilots from seven countries came to Minsk to congratulate the Belarusian capital on City Day. Dozens of hot air baloons were soaring over Minsk on September 9.
Minskers celebrate Tankman Day
Belarusians celebrate Tankman Day A large-scale event dedicated to Tankmen Day was held in Minsk on September 10. 200 hectares in the Victory Park in the Belarus capital Minsk were equipped for thematic zones, playgrounds, sports, children's playgrounds. Everyone had an opportunity to become a true gunner or crew commander. Participating in the event was the Minsk mayor. Andrei Shorets arrived on the holiday on an armored vehicle.

08.09.2017

'Ideal skyscraper' built in vulica Kastryčnickaja, Minsk
'Perfect skyscraper' built in vulica Kastryčnickaja, Minsk Walking along vulica Kastryčnickaja (Oktyabrskaya Street) in Minsk, you can notice an unusual construction. It's the perfect skyscraper. Named so by the authors of the project - young architects Ilya and Anastasia - it is meant to diversify the urban space, to bring something new and useful in it.

07.09.2017

Minsk Arena: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Minsk Arena: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Alexander Bogdanovich, Olympic champion, deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus:For me as an athlete Minsk Arena is one of the most significant places in Minsk. When we talk about this complex, I immediately recall the 2014 IIHF WM. I remember the stands supporting team Belarus. There were so many emotions and the spirit of sport and friendship filled this area. Ice hockey players and fans from all over the world appreciated Belarus' hospitality and managerial skills.
Lošycki Park: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Lošycki Park: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Inna Afanasyeva, Honored Artist of Belarus:We, Minsk residents, are lucky to have so many parks and garden squares. One of my favorites is Lošycki Park.
Trajeckaje Pradmiescie (Trinity Hill): Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Trajeckaje Pradmiescie (Trinity Hill): Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Nikolai Kirichenko, People's Artist of Belarus:I do take pride in our city, I am proud of its purity, its wide streets, parks and people! I remember coming here in the 1950s as a child. There were excavation works here on the site of the "zamchishche" [in English: remains of an ancient castle]. I thought: "How wonderful it is! People were born here, died here, prayed in that church... They bequeathed something..." You know... We do have to remember our history. Always.
National Library of Belarus: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
National Library of Belarus: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Anatol Yarmolenka, People's Artist of Belarus:There is a place in Minsk where I want to come after long tours, where my soul can rest, to use our famous poet's words. I think the National Library of Belarus is a symbol of Minsk, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I'm sure we'll always love our symbols and cherish our capital! MORE: National Library of Belarus - curious facts
Vulica Kastryčnickaja: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Vulica Kastryčnickaja: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Elizaveta Khilkevich, author of the guide "My First Book About Minsk":Take-away coffee, yeast smell and streetcars that no longer ply this route. In the 20th century the street was a typical industrial corner of Minsk and no one could think that in the 21st century it will become one of the most favourite places for Minsk party-goers!
Victory Square: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Victory Square: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Evgeny Svib, senior lieutenant:Victory Square in Minsk is the symbol of heroism, the symbol of victory of good over evil. Every one of us must carry this memory in their heart. When I first took part in the flower laying ceremony at one of state events... I still remember that feeling: compassion, sorrow... And at the same time pride for our people. I wish the hero city Minsk and all Minsk residents health, well-being and peaceful sky over our strong and independent Belarus!
Upper Town: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Upper Town: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Oksana Volkova, Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus:Upper Town is a place that has recently become a center of cultural life of Minsk. Open-air concerts, including those in which I take part, attract more and more viewers. This year I was lucky to perform several songs at such a concert and I got so many emotions! Here nearby stands the Music Academy where I met my love, my man, with whom I've lived 19 years already! I wish Minsk residents more music, inspiration and love!
Minsk City Day fireworks due at 11pm on September 9
Minsk City Day fireworks due at 11pm on September 9 Minsk turns 950 years in 2017. The city will celebrate the anniversary from 7 to 10 September. Minsk residents and guests will be offered an entertaining program, including fairs, historical re-enactments and sports competitions. The main day of celebration will be Saturday - September 9. Festivities will take place in Minsk center from morning till evening. The holiday will finish with a fireworks display accompanied by music.
National Art Museum: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
National Art Museum: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Alexei Dudarev, dramatist:Minsk is the city in which you are always at home, wherever you are. We are now in the National Art Museum. This is a place where you feel you are connected with the world. And this world brings us closer to harmony, closer to truth. I wish all Minskers and all people of the world: let this light of harmony never leave you!
Red Church: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Red Church: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Alexander Yefremov: theater and film director, People's Artist of Belarus:
Minsk Railway Station: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary
Minsk Railway Station: Promo video for Minsk's 950th anniversary Viktor Babarikin, conductor of the Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, about the Minsk Railway Station:I've always associated the railway station with my childhood: my mom and dad, younger brother, our bags... We go to have a rest together... Now that I have become a musician. And now for me this is a place where I feel at home. I wish everyone to have such a place where they love to return.
National Airport Minsk introduces parking limits near airport building
National Airport Minsk limits parking near airport building It could be economic news, but the National Airport Minsk says the changes are explained by security requirements. We are talking about the new rules of ground movement near at the main airport of Belarus. They caused a wide resonance among passengers. Changes concern incoming passengers. From now on, those who are meet passengers after landing on a private car will have to get to their car on foot, unless it's the transfer of the airport itself. This is quite a long distance considering that most of passengers also have luggage.
Minsk City Day celebrations to start on September 7
Minsk City Day celebrations to start on September 7 From scientific meetings to spectacular shows: the main festive events dedicated to the 950th anniversary of the Belarusian capital are about to begin in Minsk. On September 7, the forum "Minsk and Minsk citizens. 10 centuries of history" will take place in the City Hall. It will bring together more than a hundred researchers, including from Russia, Ukraine and Poland. Experts will discuss different time periods of the city, as well as its tourist potential.

04.09.2017

Belarusian hotels now submit registration info on tourists to police via electronic system
Belarusian hotels now submit registration info on tourists via electronic system From September 1, Belarusian hotels submit information on incoming tourists to the Ministry of Internal Affairs through an electronic system. This is a practice accepted worldwide. It operates in the Czech Republic, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and other countries. This was made possible thanks to the Unified Services Portal. The resource will make the procedure more convenient. At the same time, hotels, hostels and other similar services still have the right to submit this information in other ways.
Brest: Where Motherland Begins. Promotional video
Brest: Where Motherland Begins. Promotional video The 1,000th anniversary of the Belarusian city of Brest is still two years away, but CTV Channel has already shot five promo videos showing the western gate of Belarus through different people's eyes.  Brest is where history and modernity are intertwined. The movie Where Motherland Begins will show you the Brest you did not see. MORE: Directors and actors of the Brest promo videos about work behind the scenes
Italy culture festival held in Minsk: National cuisine, music and traditions presented
Italy culture festival held in Minsk: National cuisine, music and traditions presented A festival of friendship between Italy and Belarus was held in Minsk on September 3 with theater performances, fashion shows and magic music. The festival in Upper Town featured bands that presented the traditions of both countries, pointing to the close historical connection between the cultures of Belarus and Italy. Participants of Belarusian Fashion Week demonstrated new collections of designer clothes, while Italian songs emphasized the special atmosphere of the festival.
Written Language Day celebrated in Polotsk: Gutenberg's press on display
Written Language Day celebrated in Polotsk with Gutenberg's press on display The day of written language is an attribute of the Independence of Belarus. The national holiday was celebrated in one of the oldest towns of Belarus - Polotsk. It was dedicated to the glorious son of this ancient town - Francysk Skaryna. Participant of the festival:We print on the machine, which is a prototype of the Gutenberg press. We print engravings with children, which they then cut out.

01.09.2017

30,000 expected to partake in Minsk half marathon September 10
30,000 expected to partake in Minsk half marathon September 10 The prize fund will be $27,000. The distances are unchanged: 5, 10 and 21 kilometers. In 2017, the organizers made adjustments to the route of the shortest race - now it is a circular track. In addition, the distance starts are divided. The winners will receive 6,000 Belarusian rubles each, and each finisher will receive a commemorative medal. As a result of the two previous similar events, the Belarusian side was awarded the so-called "bronze label" from the International Athletics Federation. Now the task is to raise it to silver status.

30.08.2017

Interesting facts about Minsk: Pobeditelei Avenue
Interesting facts about Minsk: Pobeditelei Avenue By the 950th anniversary of Minsk, the TV program Minsk In Detail continues the series of stories about the landmark places of the Belarusian capital. Today we will be talking about praspiekt Pieramožcaŭ. The 9-kilometer highway leads to the very heart of the city. Belarusian Tatars and Bulgarian revolutionary Dimitrov. The very first students of the Belarusian State University and Piotr Masherov. Names and people are woven into one 9-kilometer highway, which leads to the very center of Minsk.

28.08.2017

Indian Culture Day takes place in Minsk on August 27
Indian Culture Day takes place in Minsk on August 27 Fragrances of Indian spices were felt in the air and national music sounded in the center of Minsk on August 27. The Upper Town hosted a holiday dedicated to the culture of India. On this occasion, the famous Indian dance band arrived in the Belarusian capital. The audience heard the original performance of Indian music on traditional Indian instruments. The familiar melodies did not leave anyone indifferent.

25.08.2017

Week of Georgian cuisine to be held in Belarus
Week of Georgian cuisine to be held in Belarus Dozens of Minsk cafes and restaurants will join the culinary festival with Georgian color, which will be held from August 28 to September 2.   The menu will include a wide variety of eastern dishes, even dessert kebab. The cooks will conduct master classes. Everyone will be able to learn how to cook khachapuri and churchkhela.
Vulica Brasil festival gives Minsk another stunning graffiti
Vulica Brasil festival gives Minsk another stunning graffiti The Belarusian capital with Latin American flavor. The festival VULICA BRASIL is underway in the Belarus capital. Minsk residents can already enjoy these works. Eight best street artists from Brazil arrived in Minsk. During two weeks they will decorate the capital with author's drawings. The plot is chosen by street artists themselves. This is already the 4th such festival. You can take a picture with the artists and see how they work at Oktyabrskaya Street, Romanovskaya Sloboda Street, Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherova Avenue.
Delegations from nine countries to attend 950th anniversary celebrations in Minsk
Delegations from nine countries to attend 950th anniversary celebrations in Minsk Guests from Russia, France, China, Poland, Moldova, Great Britain, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia and Austria are invited for the festivities timed to the 950th anniversary of Minsk. Representatives of 11 sister cities and four partner cities are expected to arrive in the Belarusian capital.

23.08.2017

Belarus' Salihorsk to turn 60 in 2018
Belarus' Salihorsk to turn 60 in 2018 The Soligorsk district central library has been recognized as the best in Belarus. In the contest, it outpaced fifty competitors and won the jury's hearts in a variety of projects. One of the most famous is The Cultural Code of Soligorsk. Thanks to it you can now walk along unique routes with the help of your smartphone and learn the most interesting facts from the history of the young town.

21.08.2017

Interesting facts about Minsk: Train station
Interesting facts about Minsk: Train station Minsk railway station and bus station Centralny open the doors for guests every day. This is the face of the city. Renovated, equipped with the latest technology and are always welcome. The railway station and the bus station Centralny are located about 100 meters apart. They appeared in different times, however, traditional architecture is combined with the most daring engineering solutions.

18.08.2017

BelAZ to allow tourists to drive giant truck
BelAZ to allow tourists to drive giant truck Would you like to seat behind the wheel of a mining dump truck? You can now do that in Belarus! Tourists can ride on the giant Belarusian dump truck BelAZ with a payload capacity of 220 tons. The vehicle has the height of a three-story building.

15.08.2017

How climate in Belarus has changed
How climate in Belarus has changed over past 20 years Alexander Begansky, head of the department of short-term weather forecasts, unfavorable and dangerous phenomena of Belgidromet service, has given an interview to the TV program Big City. He told us how the climate has recently changed in Belarus. Oleg Stepaniuk, CTV:Is there a notorious climate change now? Do you observe it or is it only idle speculation?

14.08.2017

Motalskija Prysmaki: delicious report from the most famous gastronomic festival of Polesie
Motalskija Prysmaki: delicious report from the most famous gastronomic festival of Polesie This week, passers-by were treated to potato pancakes near Minsk's Sports Palace. Meanwhile, in the agro-town of Motol, the scent of fresh dishes invited tourists to the 8th International Festival Motalskija prysmaki. The festival involved cooks from Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Poland and China.
Minsk Pancake Fair held near Sports Palace
Minsk Pancake Fair held near Sports Palace On August 12, the Minsk Pancake Fair was held at the Palace of Sports. The main Belarusian dish - potato pancake - was cooked in various forms and with different ingredients like cottage cheese. The opinions of the jury and visitors were divided, although everyone did get the gastronomic shock (in a pleasant way)! People who showed the best knowledge of the history of origin of Belarusian potato pancakes could taste some dishes for free!
National Park Narochansky develops virtual maps for tourists
National Park Narochansky develops virtual maps for tourists National Park Narochansky made it easier for tourists to get acquainted with the main Belarusian resort. Special virtual maps have been developed that will help the guests of the region not to get lost. The maximum of information is the motto of the project. The implementation of the idea began two years ago. There was a single map for all tourists, which contained a full list of useful and interesting objects. In 2017, the resort presented thematic maps - for fishermen, motorists, and cyclists.

11.08.2017

Potato pancake festival to be held in Minsk August 12-13
Potato pancake festival to be held in Minsk August 12-13 70 recipes of Belarusians' favorite dish - potato pancakes (Russian: draniki) - will be offered to tourists in Minsk this weekend. You can taste potato masterpieces from the chefs of cafes and restaurants at the Palace of Sports in the city center.  In addition to tasting, cooks will arrange master classes, while a professional jury will choose the most delicious pancake at the fair.  The Belarusian national dish will be cooked with sour cream, cream, mushroom sauce, kebab and home-made sausages. 

10.08.2017

Qatar simplifies visa regime for Belarusians
Qatar simplifies visa regime for Belarusians Qatar has simplified the visa regime for Belarusians. Our citizens will be able to obtain a tourist visa for up to 30 days immediately upon arrival in Qatar. Qatar has established the same rules four about 40 states. That country is considered a real pearl of the Persian Gulf. Despite the fact that Minsk and Doha are almost four thousand kilometers apart, the countries is linked by long-standing friendship and significant joint projects. MORE: Belarus-Qatar relations

09.08.2017

Interesting facts about Minsk: Independence Square
Interesting facts about Minsk: Independence Square On the eve of the 950th anniversary of Minsk, correspondents of "Minsk in Detail" will tell you about the most iconic objects that have changed the face of the Belarus capital. The first big report is about Independence Square. This footage is famous all over the world: 1944, July 3... The Nazi swastika falls from the House of the Government of Belarus. This is Lenina Square, now Independence Square. From this moment the place became a true symbol of freedom.

07.08.2017

Birdwatching tours in Minsk's Lošyсki Park every Thursday
Birdwatching tours in Minsk's Lošyсki Park every Thursday Every Thursday you are welcome to take free tours - the so-called Bird's evenings - in Minsk's Loshitsky Park (Lošyсki Park). Participants get acquainted with birds and also learn to distinguish them by voice. Each visitor is given special binoculars to better see larks, finches and titmouses.

04.08.2017

Korean Culture Festival due on August 5 in Minsk's Upper Town
Korean Culture Festival due on August 5 in Minsk's Vierchni Horad On August 5 the Upper Town of Minsk will host Korean Culture Day. Near the Town Hall you will be able to taste dishes of Korean national cuisine, try on traditional outfits and enjoy ritual dances with fans and knives. In addition, Korean musicians will perform not only traditional music, but keypop, which is popular not only in Korea.

31.07.2017

Belarus may extend visa-free travel period for tourists
Belarus may extend visa-free travel period for tourists Expansion of the visa-free zone and liberalization of tourist business were among the topics discussed by Belarusian parliamentarians during a visit to the Grodno region. In addition to official meetings the guests had a tour to places popular with foreign guests.
Brest celebrates 998th birthday with carnival
Brest celebrates 998th birthday with carnival One of the oldest cities in Belarus - Brest - celebrated its 998th Birthday this weekend. The scope of the holiday impressed many.

28.07.2017

Industrial tourism in Belarus gaining momentum Watch how products from crystal are made, sit in the cab of the world's largest pit truck, and join the team of factory workers to assemble the legendary Belarusian tractor with the same name - Belarus. Industrial tourism in Belarus is truly gaining momentum. Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) began to develop this new direction of tourism at the beginning of 2017. Since then the company has received more than 1,500 tourists. Since recently, the guests have also got an opportunity to take part in assembling of the legendary Belarusian tractor.
Helicopter sport world championship underway near Minsk
19th Belarusian Open Helicopter Championships underway near Minsk 19th Belarusian Open Helicopter Championships (WHC 2018 Test Event) continues near Belarus' capital Minsk. Almost 30 crews from Russia, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus are fighting for medals in seven disciplines at the Borovaya airfield these days. On July 28 the pilots will demonstrate, perhaps, one of the most spectacular exercises - slalom. The main task for the crew is to carry a bucket of water over obstacles, dropping as little water as possible. By July 30, the festival guests will get many more surprises.

25.07.2017

Berglind Asgeirsdottir on Iceland's tourist attractiveness
Berglind Asgeirsdottir on Iceland's tourist attractiveness Berglind Asgeirsdottir, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to the Republic of Belarus, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. Belarusians consider Iceland to be a mystical country. There are many mysteries about it. What, in your opinion, will surprise Belarusians in Iceland? What will be amazing and, at the same time, stunning?
Tourists at MTZ can now ride the latest model of tractor
Tourists at MTZ can now ride the latest model of tractor Now you can ride a real tractor on an excursion to Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ). Anyone can test the latest and most powerful model - BELARUS-3522. However, you are not allowed to really drive the vehicle. Such a service costs BYN 35 for Belarusian residents and BYN 40 for tourist. Children can get the service at a cheaper rate. Besides industrial tourists can visit the workshop and assemble a tractor themselves.

24.07.2017

Who and why revives monuments of history and architecture in Belarus?
Who and why revives monuments of history and architecture in Belarus? When coming to Belarus foreigners are interested not only in food, not only in cleanliness and order, but also in monuments of history and architecture. Thank God sometimes people revive from the ashes famous palaces and castles, estates of great ancestors. The revival of history is the work not only of the state, but also businessmen and private enthusiasts. Our correspondent Alena Syrova has the report. For its century-long history, Soveiki repeatedly changed owners. Among them were Count Czapski, Rybaltovsky and Teofil Novitsky.

21.07.2017

The true history of Belarusian folk costumes
The true history of Belarusian folk costumes Maria Vinnikova, Senior Researcher, Center for Studies of Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature, NAS of Belarus:

19.07.2017

Tourists from Australia, USA, Finland among visitors of Belarusian sanatoriums
Tourists from Australia, USA, Finland among visitors of Belarusian sanatoriums Belarusian sanatoriums have increased export of services by more than 9% in H1 2017. Experts also note that the scope of vacationers is expanding geographically. The lion's bulk of the guests - about 90% - are of course Russians. Meanwhile, people from the Baltic countries and Poland more and more often come to Belarus for health improvement.

18.07.2017

Open-air Norwegian cinema screening in Minsk on July 21
Open-air Norwegian cinema screening in Minsk on July 21 Film lovers are invited to Upper Town in Minsk. Free movie screenings will be held at the Town Hall on Fridays and Saturdays. The premiere night gathered about 200 spectators. The opening film of the season was an Italian comedy. Seven short films, which were awarded at prestigious European festivals, were screened in the evening of July 15.

14.07.2017

National identity features in summer Minsk 2017
National identity features in summer Minsk 2017 Minsk blossomed with the onset of the summer. The biggest flower compositions of the city are located near ​​Lenin Street, Yakub Kolos Square, Masherov Avenue, Uruchye Park and Victory Square. Each district has developed two special flower beds. Particular attention in designing flower beds was paid to national motives. The flower arrangement on Victory Square is made of elements of the Belarusian ornament depicted on the flag.

13.07.2017

Everything you need to know about flight attendants in Belarus
Everything you need to know about flight attendants in Belarus Our correspondent Yana Shipko has asked Belavia flight attendants about their work. Here are a few interesting facts about this occupation, which is one of the most attractive for girls. Many dream to try on the uniform of the stewardess. Let's talk about this occupation with one of the most experienced flight attendants. Natalia, hello! Natalia Nesterenko, deputy chief of the flight attendants service, Belavia: Hello!

10.07.2017

UNWTO Secretary-General about Belarus’ tourist potential
UNWTO Secretary-General about Belarus’ tourist potential Hundreds of thousands of tourists will visit Belarus during the European Games. However, what else should be done to confirm the image of hospitality? Taleb Rifai, UN World Tourism Organization Secreatry-General:The image of Belarus has really changed. The world sees that in the last two-three years Belarus opens up a lot, and people look at it completely differently. If to compare it with 10-15 years ago, people began to feel, that they want to visit Belarus and now they can do it.

07.07.2017

Visa-free stay in Belarus may be increased up to 10 days
Belarus may extend visa-free stay up to 10 days The visa-free stay of foreign citizens in Belarus can be extended up to 10 days. This is the proposal of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Belarus. The change will help attract tourists, and first of all those who are interested in sports and recreation. Five days, which travelers have now, may not be enough for a full course of treatment or, say, sports tournaments. Also, Belarus is considering a 30-day visa-free regime for tourists from China.

05.07.2017

Tourists to help assemble MTZ tractors. Tours available starting July 5
Tourists to help assemble MTZ tractors. Tours available starting July 5 Foreign tourists can spend one day at a factory in Belarus. In order to study in detail the work of the Belarusian industrial giant, Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ), the guests will try their hand in tractor assembly at shops and conveyors. They will perform five operations, including the installation of steering rod components. The tourist will receive branded MTZ clothes. The very first team to assemble tractors includes five people, among them are travelers from the US and Switzerland.
English-speaking volunteers to be available during OSCE PA session in Minsk
English-speaking volunteers to be available during OSCE PA session in Minsk English-speaking volunteers will work in the Belarus capital Minsk during the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. They will advise in English in public places, for example, in pharmacies. Pharmacies without a language barrier will be available both near the venues of OSCE meetings and near the hotels in which the participants live. Medical support of high guests will also be provided by specialists who know foreign language.

04.07.2017

Foreigners about 2017 Independence Day in Belarus
Foreigners about 2017 Independence Day in Belarus Traditionally Independence Day is celebrated not only by citizens of Belarus, but also by foreigners who live with us. For some, the third of July is the opportunity to feel the rhythm of Belarusian life to the fullest while for others this is the occasion to be imbued with our culture. Some even call Belarus their second home after such days.
Independence Day 2017 in Belarus: How it happened
Independence Day 2017 in Belarus: How it happened Belarus celebrated the main holiday of the Belarusian statehood - Independence Day - on July 3. This day is a symbol of national pride, a tribute to heroism and the staunchness of the defenders of the Fatherland. INDEPENDENCE DAY 2017 PARADE: FULL VIDEO
Independence Day 2017: Fireworks in Minsk (video)
Independence Day 2017: Fireworks in Minsk (video) A big gala concert in honor of Belarus' Independence Day took place at the stela "Minsk - Hero City" in the evening. At 11pm, the sky over the Belarusian capital was lit by bright and colorful fireworks. The correspondent of the CTV channel visited the festivities. Here, in the center of Minsk, thousands of people gathered to see the grand show and together with the whole country sing the national anthem.

03.07.2017

Independence Day event program in Minsk
Independence Day 2017 event program in Minsk On July 3, festive events will be held throughout Belarus. Traditionally the main celebrations will take place in the Belarusian capital. The military parade took place at 10.00 at the stela "Minsk - Hero City". Right after that the mass campaign "Be Beautiful, Belarus!" was held, with more than 2,000 people taking part. Festivities will unfold in front of the Sports Palace, in the main parks of Minsk, and of course in the main tourist spot - Upper Town.
Belarusians on Independence Day 2017 parade
Belarusians on Independence Day 2017 parade A large military parade and a festive procession traditionally gather tens of thousands of spectators. Many come long before the start, with whole families. This is also another good tradition that has appeared in Belarus during the years of independence. Today, on July 3, Belarusians began to gather in the Palace of Sports very early, to observe everything from the best spot.

02.07.2017

What will we see during Independence Day parade in Minsk July 3?
What will we see during Independence Day parade in Minsk July 3? The military parade will be the culmination of Independence Day in Belarus, which is celebrated on July 3. The procession of troops and military equipment always causes tremulous feelings. The Belarusian word "parada", similar to "parade", means "advice" or "instruction".

29.06.2017

Over 40 festive events expected in Minsk on July 3 Independence Day
Over 40 festive events expected in Minsk on July 3 Independence Day More than 40 festive events will be held in Minsk on Independence Day. Mass celebrations are planned in all districts of the Belarus capital and will be held in the places set by the city authorities. The central event will be of course the military parade which will start at the stela at 10am. In the evening, don't miss the gala concert "My Young Belarus" and the patriotic campaign "Sing the Anthem Together". The main folk festivities will be unfolding near the Sports Palace and in the Upper Town.

28.06.2017

Belarusian, European designers develop tourist area brands
Belarusian, European designers develop tourist area brands Brands for five tourist areas have been developed by Belarusian and European designers together. Polotsk and Mstislavl have an admirable style, picturesque lake Naroch, Belovezhskaya Pushcha and the Augustów Canal.

27.06.2017

Minsk recreates first festive parade of WWII
Minsk recreates first festive parade of WWII The first post-war procession on the liberated Minsk in July 1944 was recreated in the center of the Belarusian capital 73 years later, on June 24 in 2017. Please watch the video to feel the atmosphere of that time. Like 73 years ago, young people marched down the street.

26.06.2017

Video: First dress rehearsal of Independence Day parade in Minsk
Video: First dress rehearsal of Independence Day parade in Minsk The first dress rehearsal for the parade in honor of Independence Day. Long before July 3, almost 4,000 Belarusian servicemen are honing their skills. About 220 pieces of equipment will be used in the 2017 parade. Among them are novelties of the Belarusian military industry - armored cars Caiman and Volat. The column will be almost three kilometers long.
Belarus' Belavia to purchase two Embraers in 2018
Belarus' Belavia to purchase two Embraers in 2018 Belavia will purchase two new Embraer aircraft. The Brazilian planes are expected on the runway of National Airport Minsk by 2018. Belarus already operates several liners of this South American manufacturer. Embraer is among the leading commercial aircraft makers, with the planes' capacity being up to 130 passengers. The acquisition of the two aircraft will allow Belavia to implement a further strategy for growth and economic development.
Belarusian machine building companies now offer industrial tours
Belarusian machine building companies now offer industrial tours Imagine: 600 influential people from the OSCE countries will come to Belarus in July. For sure, they will want to eat deliciously, stay in good hotels (thank God, everything is already in order in this aspect), and a rich cultural program is being prepared for them... In a word, this is pure business tourism and also a lucrative incomes for Belarusian tourism sector! The daily expenses of a business traveler (businessman or politician) are three times higher than those of an ordinary traveler.
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.

23.06.2017

Vulica Brazil 2017 festival to be held from August 17 to September 3
Vulica Brazil 2017 festival to be held from August 17 to September 3 Oktyabrskaya Street in Minsk will soon plunge into new colors of graffiti. A pedestrian zone with benches and pergolas may soon appear here, as well as parking for bicycles. Along the street, there will be energy-efficient street lights, waste sorting bins and ecological corners with green spaces. In addition, street artists are ready to turn a lot of buildings into canvases. The festival of street art Vulica Brazil in 2017 will be held from August 17 to September 3.

22.06.2017

What can Babushkina Krynka dairy plant offer tourists?
What can Babushkina Krynka dairy plant offer tourists?  Medical, industrial and gastronomic tours can become popular in Belarus. It was discussed during the briefing day held in Belynichi on June 21, 2017. Presenters of the CTV Channel, participants of the “Love classics” project and celebrities visited the dairy plant Babushkina Krynka. CTV Director General Yuri Koziyatko spoke about how Belarus can attract foreign guests.

21.06.2017

Expert: Mir-Nesvizh tourism cluster is a brand of Belarus
Expert: Mir-Nesvizh tourism cluster is a brand of Belarus Belarusian tourism expert Filipp Gulyi believes that ancient castles in Belarus should be conserved rather than reconstructed. He voiced this opinion in the talk show What's Going On?
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.

20.06.2017

Vitebsk hits top 10 popular tourist spots among CIS cities
Vitebsk hits top 10 popular tourist spots among CIS cities Vitebsk hits top 10 popular tourist spots among CIS cities Vitebsk hit the top ten ancient popular tourist cities of the CIS. The research was carried out by a famous analytic agency. Settlements of Asia and the Transcaucasia make the majority in the list. The Kazakh city of Turkistan holds the first place in the list. It was founded more than 1,500 years ago and more than one million tourists visit it annually. The ancient city of Vitebsk is holds the sixths position and is the only one to represent Eastern Europe.

19.06.2017

Latvia in anticipation of the 2021 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship
Latvia in anticipation of the 2021 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship Will Belarusian ice hockey players show their true class at the World Championships, which Belarus will host together with Latvia in 2021? It's time to begin preparations. Both countries do have the relevant experience. Latvia hosted the IIHF WM in 2006 while Belarus in 2014. Our correspondent Yana Shipko found out about the fusion of mutual sports and economic interests of Belarus and Latvia - from Riga and Ventspils.
Youth subcultures festival held in Minsk's Victory Park
Youth subcultures festival held in Minsk's Victory Park A festival of youth subcultures took place in Victory Park in Minsk. Representatives of the generation "NEXT", who are not indifferent to contemporary art, competed in some of their hobbies like music, sport and humor. The holiday began with dancing performances among which were not only street but also folk dances.
Tank biathlon near Minsk, Belarus: video The second tank biathlon in Belarus' history was held at the Stalin Line historical complex near Minsk. Teams on modern T-72 took part in the competitions. The crews showed shooting skills using the tanks' 125-mm cannons and machine guns, Along the way they also overcame a number of difficult obstacles like slides, ditches with water and even... cars! The spectacle gathered a huge number of spectators. In addition to tank competitions visitors could visit attractions and interactive zones.

16.06.2017

Ticket selling machine appears in Minsk metro
Ticket selling machine appears in Minsk metro The Minsk metro now has its first self-service terminal for the sale of tokens (rounded plastic tickets for one ride). As an experiment, it was installed at the station Plošča Lienina from the side of the railway station. The terminal accepts both banknotes and coins. However, you should have exact fare only: it cannot give a change. If the novelty justifies itself, such devices will appear at other stations. By the way, about 300 tokens were sold through the terminal on the first day.
Art Islands open on Komsomolskoye Lake
Art Islands open on Komsomolskoye Lake Giant art objects have again appeared in Minsk. This is like an avant-garde mini-world in the center of Minsk. The open air exhibition "Art Islands" has opened at Komsomolskoye Lake. The project involved Belarusian artists and sculptors, who presented to the general public 11 installations. Each figure requires a certain interpretation of the author. The artists tried to convey the unique things through an unusual form. The total weight of the exhibits is several dozens of tons, the main materials are metal and wood.

15.06.2017

Construction of overground unibus metro in Mogilev to begin 2019
Construction of overground unibus metro in Mogilev to begin 2019 An overground metro will be built in Mogilev. For the first time in the world, string technologies for transport will be used. This is a development of a Belarusian company. The same company also will build a line and equip it with unibuses - cars designed for 24 passengers. The new transport will have a speed of up to 150 kilometers per hour. Passengers will be able to get from the sleeping area to the city center or back in just two minutes.

14.06.2017

Tank biathlon to be held at Stalin Line 17 June
Tank biathlon to be held at Stalin Line 17 June Whether tank biathlon can help the development of eventful tourism was discussed during the TV program “What’s going on?” on RTR Belarus. Mikhail Metla, development and promotion director of the Historical and Cultural Complex “Stalin Line": The complex holds up to 15 events per year. It was decided to show this kind of event to people. So that people of Belarus see how the Belarusian Army works. Here people can come and watch.
Week of Belarusian cuisine to kick off in Minsk
Week of Belarusian cuisine to kick off in Minsk Week of Belarusian cuisine in Minsk will feature dishes with delicacies according to old recipes. Grigory Azarenok, CTV:Eat tasty! A week of Belarusian cuisine has started in the Belarusian capital Minsk. Especially for this, old recipes were recreated to satisfy the tastes of any gourmet. This is already the 14th Belarusian culinary week. This time, emphasis is made on seasonal vegetables and fruits.

13.06.2017

Traveller: If Belarus wants money from tourists, it should abolish visas
Traveller: If Belarus wants money from tourists, it should abolish visas The recent talk show "What Is Going On?" with Egor Khrustalev discussed what can be improved in the tourism industry of Belarus. Sergei Milyukhin, photo journalist, traveler:We have been discussing the same topic for many years - how to attract tourists... And for some reason we always push this problem to heads of travel agencies, medical centers, owners of agricultural farms.
What should Minsk offer tourists?
What should Minsk offer tourists? The directions of tourism which can be developed in Minsk were discussed during the TV program “What’s going on?” RTR Belarus.
How Africans live in Belarus
African catfish farming in Belarus Western countries draw forces to the borders of Russia and Belarus, but at the same time receive deadly blows in the back. It would be worth paying attention to security in their own countries, considering the flows of illegal migrants from Asia and Africa. However, Africans are not that scary as the news often tells us. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedysyuk met with Africans who came to Belarus not for free social benefits but to work and earn money.

12.06.2017

Medieval battles, art vernissage, master classes: Novopolotsk celebrates birthday
Medieval battles, art vernissage, master classes: Novopolotsk celebrates birthday One of the youngest cities in Belarus - Novopolotsk - celebrated the birthday on June 11. From the morning, a children's town and a city of masters opened on the left bank of the Western Dvina. At every step you could find entertainment for all tastes and times: medieval battles, art vernissage, master classes and sports competitions. The traditional parade of the city's enterprises became the culmination of celebrations.
Retro car rally held in Minsk
1927 Willys Overland takes part in retro car rally in Minsk During two days these retro crews overcame about 360 kilometers. The retro car rally took place in Belarus. The main condition for participation in was to have a car released before 1980. The model must be serial and without design changes. The oldest car taking part in the rally is 1927 Willys Overland. Among other old cars is this pride of German car industry, released back in 1938.

07.06.2017

First hostel for tourists opens in Chernobyl
First hostel for tourists opens in Chernobyl The first hostel for tourists was opened in Chernobyl, reports the Ukrainian agency managing the exclusion zone. The mini-hotel operates on the basis of the former Polesie dormitory and is designed for 100 beds. Among the amenities are a plasma TV, a shower and free internet, so that visitors to Chernobyl can immediately share photos of themselves against the background of the abandoned town.

06.06.2017

More quality sand at Zaslawskaye Reservoir this summer
More quality sand at Minsk Sea this summer Despite the fact that July is expected to be the hottest month, the beach season in Belarus has already begun. Communal services promise to improve the beaches. For example, better-quality sand was transported to the shores of the Minsk Sea, Krinitsa and Drozdy reservoirs. Trucks make about four trips from the quarries of Logoisk District to beaches near Minsk. Meanwhile, sanitary services are monitoring the quality of water and their verdict is expected very soon. Information about areas restricted for bathing should be placed on the beaches near water.
How visa-free regime changed work of Belarusian border points
How visa-free regime changed work of Belarusian border points The World Hockey Championship in 2021 will add work to Belarusian border guards. The previous world championship confirmed their high professionalism, however, this year has already marked a new stage of service for Belarusian border guards. Belarus has opened a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 states. And if you look at Europe, you can see that border security today comes to the forefront.

02.06.2017

Video: Belarus' military rehearsing for Independence Day Parade
Video: Belarus' military rehearsing for Independence Day Parade The last preparations for the parade in honor of Independence Day are being held near Minsk. Military equipment is being prepared and soldiers are being trained. The length of the mechanized column this year will exceed 2.5 kilometers. The audience will see the novelties of the Belarusian military industry: Caiman armored cars, Volat border vehicles. Radio relay stations Tsitrus will be presented at the parade for the first time.

31.05.2017

Tour of Minsk's Palace of Independence: Visitors' impressions
Tour of Minsk's Palace of Independence: Visitors' impressions On May 26, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko spent a day communicating with schoolchildren. The meeting was held in one of Minsk's schools where three hundred young people and the President discussed a variety of topics. MORE: How will education system change in Belarus? It's a good practice to arrange tours to such iconic places for the most talented young Belarusians.

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