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19 Jul 2017
Belarus, Latvia discuss development of transport, tourism infrastructure for 2021 IIHF Championship
Vladimir Zinovsky and Edgars Rinkevics discussed the joint effort to enable favorable conditions for the development of transport and logistics infrastructure ahead of the upcoming IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship due in Belarus and Latvia in 2021...
19 Jul 2017
Tenth Belarusian expedition to land in Antarctica in December
Participants of the expedition will be selected in September, with 3-4 people per seat expected to apply. The candidates will have to pass psychological testing, medication examination, and an aptitude test. The number of specialists will depend on the available funding and goals of the expedition...
19 Jul 2017
Belarus, Latvia mark anniversary of diplomatic relations with stamp dedication ceremony
The circulation of the stamp depicting the coats of arms of the two states is 60,000 copies. The project has been prepared in cooperation with the Belarusian Embassy in Latvia. The project has been prepared in cooperation with the Belarusian Embassy in Latvia...
18 Jul 2017
Belarusian, Chinese special forces in joint counterterrorism exercise
According to the scenario of the exercise, a group of 15 terrorists captured the town of Svetlaya Roshcha. The militants attacked the local police department, the town hall, and took hostages. Three teams of special operations forces were ordered to sweep the area and find the militants...
18 Jul 2017
Minsk linguistic university to open Belarus’ first Chinese language department
The department is designed to enroll nearly 300 students. “We have long been preparing for this. We already have the lecturers and teaching staff for it. Today the Chinese language is taught in three different departments of the university. Thus they will be combined into one,” MSLU Rector Natalya Baranova said...
18 Jul 2017
Vitebsk Airport to launch charter flight program to Egypt
The airport will offer the charter service to Hurghada as from 21 September this year. Flights will be performed by the Belavia air carrier on a Boeing 737-800 which can seat up to 200 passengers...
18 Jul 2017
Paintings by Vitebsk artists projected on stage during Slavianski Bazaar closing gala
Such stage design was meant to introduce the TV audience to the rich heritage of the Vitebsk art school. Dozens LED screens were projecting the paintings by the famous artists from Vitebsk...
18 Jul 2017
Ukraine wins Vitebsk Song Contest 2017 first prize
Vlad Sytnik was awarded the first prize, a diploma and special prize Lyre and $15,000 in prize money. Belarusian Yegor Sharankov, who scored equal points with the Ukrainian, was awarded the second prize ($10,000)...
17 Jul 2017
Minsk to host expo of Polish drawings
More than 300 graphic masterpieces of the Polish artists of the 19th-20th centuries will be on display in Minsk. Visitors will see the works of Juliusz Kossak, Jan Matejko, Michal Elwiro Andriolli, Maksymilian Gierymski, Alfred Kowalski-Wierusz, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Leon Wyczolkowski, Alfons Karny and others...
17 Jul 2017
Alina Talay of Belarus 3rd at Meeting Citta di Padova
The Belarusian clocked 13.02 seconds to claim bronze. Queen Harrison of the United States won the event in 12.84 seconds. Her compatriot Dawn Harper-Nelson finished second (12.86 seconds)...
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