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Yesterday 23:20Icahn, Deason demand Xerox explore strategic options    ( Reuters )
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Xerox company is seen on a building in Minsk, Belarus, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo. Jacobson took over as Xerox's CEO in January last year following the split of the company into two - one holding its legacy printer operations and the other its ...
Yesterday 19:40Sergei Eisenstein: Who was the legendary Soviet film director who made Battleship Potemkin?    ( The Independent )
His role in creating successful propaganda for the cause led to his being awarded a command position in Minsk, Belarus, before he arrived in Moscow in 1920 to transfer his artistic skills to the theatre. Working initially as a director and designer, he became intensely interested in cultural theory and wrote ...
01/20/2018 19:15Gomel to host world circus art festival in September    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 20 January (BelTA) – Plans have been made to hold the world circus art festival Idol for the first time ever in Gomel in September 2018. The festival was initiated by People's Artist of Russia, Director of the Great Moscow Circus Edgard Zapashny, BelTA has learned. The festival will take place in ...
01/20/2018 17:50Mogilev to host nationwide youth event on 8-9 February    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MOGILEV, 20 January (BelTA) – The nationwide event “Mogilev - the Youth Capital of the Republic of Belarus” will be held on 8-9 will February 2018, BelTA learned from Yekaterina Muzychenko, the head of the main department for ideology, culture and youth affairs of the Mogilev Oblast Executive ...
01/20/2018 11:40Proftour 2018 expo to showcase Belarus' tourism potential in Minsk    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 20 January (BelTA) – The National Palace of Culture of Trade Unions in Minsk will play host to the third edition of the trade union tourism expo Proftour from 30 January to 1 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus. The expo will demonstrate ...
01/20/2018 00:30UK coroner awaiting test results on late Cranberries singer    ( WPXI Pittsburgh )
Asked to comment on the statements by Kazakhstan and Belarus, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the adherence to the Minsk agreements is of primary importance and the choice of venue matters little. The 2015 peace deal obliged Ukraine to offer broad autonomy to ...
01/19/2018 21:40Elly on the Arts: Quartetto Gelato will hit stage    ( The Reminder )
Then there is Alexander Sevastian, who was born in Minsk, Belarus and joined the group in 2002. He plays accordion like you have never heard before, piano and bandoneon, a kind of concertina usually featured in Argentinian tango bands. He plays an extraordinary range of music from classical to ...
01/19/2018 20:40Number of retail outlets in Belarus 7.7% up in 2017    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – In 2017 the number of retail outlets in Belarus increased by 7.7% from 2016 to about 107,000, representatives of the Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Ministry told BelTA. According to the retail registry, the number of retail outlets operating in Belarus ...
01/19/2018 14:40Belarus' tourism companies to feature in Adventur 2018 in Vilnius    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) - Belarus' tourist industry will take part in Adventur 2018, an international exhibition of tourism and active leisure, due in Vilnius on 26-28 January, BelTA reported, Deputy Director of Belarus' National Tourism Agency Yelena Likhimovich. “In Belarus Lithuanian tourists are ...
01/19/2018 13:40AP PHOTOS: Horses leap through fire in old Spanish festival    ( WPXI Pittsburgh )
MINSK, Belarus (AP) - Belarus has mocked Kazakhstan's suggestion that it could serve as a new venue for Ukraine peace talks previously hosted by Minsk. Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said in a statement released to The Associated Press Friday that the ex-Soviet nation "isn't seeking ...
01/19/2018 13:40Belarus, Hong Kong to start visa-free regime next month    ( Xinhua )
Tourists pose for photos at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong, south China, March 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Liu Sui Wai). MINSK, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Belarus and China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will waive visas and start visa-free regime on February 13, 2018, the Belarusian Foreign ...
01/18/2018 10:35Belarus opens national stand at Fitur 2018 in Madrid, Spain    ( TVR )
Belarus opened a national stand at the International Tourism Fair 2018 in Madrid, Spain. ... The Belarusian stand in Madrid informs European travelers about the Second European Games that will be held in Minsk in 2019, as well as about the visa-free regime, which applies to citizens of 80 states.
01/17/2018 21:35Belarus hopes to return wooden angel sculpture dating back to 18th century from Uzbekistan    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 17 January (BelTA) – Belarus' Culture Ministry hopes to return a wooden angel sculpture dating back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries from Uzbekistan, Natalia Khvir, the head of the historical and cultural heritage protection department at the Culture Ministry, said at a roundtable meeting ...
01/17/2018 20:40Belarus regards presence of Russian military installations as beneficial    ( TASS )
MINSK, January 17. /TASS/. Belarus does not plan to set up new foreign military facilities on its territory, as it considers the operation of two Russian military installations as beneficial, the Movement for Freedom press service cited on Wednesday Belarusian Defense Minister Andrey Ravkov during a ...
01/17/2018 15:35Themed Minsk Guest Card to be developed ahead of 2019 European Games    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
The project is implemented by the state-run company Mingorspravka and the information and tourist center Minsk. The project has been joined by the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, the National Art Museum, the National History Museum, the Belarusian State Museum ...
01/16/2018 19:40Over 800 foreign visitors to Belarus' MTZ in 2017    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) – More than 800 foreign tourists visited Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark) in 2017, MTZ representatives noted at an event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the company's factory tourism program on 16 January, BelTA informes. The five countries that sent the most ...
01/15/2018 21:30Minsk named most popular destination for Russian travelers during January holidays    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
MINSK, 15 January (BelTA) - Minsk was the most popular tourist destination for Russian travelers during the January holidays, BelTA learned from the Yandex. Money press service. The ranking of most popular destinations among Russians during the past holidays was topped by Belarus.
01/15/2018 11:50Belarus to consider new direct flights to China    ( Belarus News (BelTA) )
According to Mikhail Portnoi, with a view to attracting more Chinese tourists, the Belarusian government will consider the possibility for such measures as the implementation of the visa-free policy and increasing the number of direct flights [the current flight goes from Beijing through Minsk to Budapest ...
01/13/2018 20:40Industrial tourism in Belarus is dominated by    ( (press release) )
Together with Belarusian colleagues in the past year visited the facilities under construction in the city of Ostrovets, Grodno region a nuclear power plant, participated in the round table on security issues, and even visited “the Pines” – the joint Institute for power and nuclear research, near Minsk.
01/13/2018 16:35Angelino Alfano: Karabakh conflict is in the centre of attention    ( News.Az )
The Group's members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden. Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.


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