On May 18, American band PROJECT Trio delighted a capacity crowd at the Big Philharmonic Hall in Minsk with their unique mixture of classical music, jazz, and hip hop.
On April 15, 2013 Charge d’Affaires Ethan Goldrich opened the Embassy’s “Books that Shaped America” traveling exhibit and donated resources to Molodechno InfoUSA.
On April 13, U.S. hip hop group Illstyle & Peace Productions performed two standing room shows at the Variety Theater in Minsk.
On April 10, Illstyle & Peace Productions led a hip hop master class for children, who have recently started learning wheelchair dancing.
Due to restrictions imposed unilaterally by the Belarusian Government in 2008 on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in Minsk, the American Embassy was forced to reduce its staff from 35 to five diplomats as well as withdraw its Ambassador. The imposed reduction in staff has greatly impeded the Embassy's ability to carry out mutually beneficial diplomatic programs and activities, including cultural and educational exchanges, assistance programs, and visa services.
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