Dean Vuletic on how authoritarian regimes have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as a way to enhance their international image.

Days of Kazakhstan Culture in Belarus will be held in 2018, head of the main culture and analytics department at the Culture Ministry Vasily Chernik said at the international conference "Kazakhstan-Belarus: 25 years of diplomatic relations. [...] Belarus and Kazakhstan have been steadily developing cultural cooperation in line with the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in culture, science and education.

During the opening ceremony Belarusian Culture Minister Boris Svetlov noted that the center will work to represent and popularize the cultural legacy as well as modern culture and art of Belarus in addition to providing information about the country's public, political, and economic life.

Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. As stated by the Belarusian Ambassador, Aleksandr Aleksandrov in an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, in assessing the enduring friendship and mutual trust ties, which have been built for decades, since the time of the former Soviet Union.

The Belarusian Society of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries organized over a hundred literature, music, history and geography events, themed evenings, exhibitions and roundtables in 2016, Nina Ivanova, the head of the Belarusian Friendship Society, said during the meeting of the board of the organization on 27 December, BelTA has learned.

Light and Shadow exhibition, which represents Belarus of the early 20th century, opened in Israel. [...] Belarusian exhibition Light and Shadow after Israel will be sent to Astana, then to a historical and cultural journey to other countries. And only at the end of the tour it will be officially opened in Belarus.