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23 Aug 2019
Darya Domracheva awarded 2014/15 Small Crystal Globe in Pursuit Darya Domracheva awarded 2014/15 Small Crystal Globe in Pursuit
Darya Domracheva emphasized how important the fair play in sport is. “I am very happy to hold this Small Crystal Globe won several years ago. This event shows everyone who has anything to do with biathlon that sport must stay clean”...
23 Aug 2019
Belarus announces its contestant for Miss International 2019 Belarus announces its contestant for Miss International 2019
Maria made it to the TOP 10 and got the Audience Choice Award of the Miss Belarus 2018 contest. Earlier, she was the 2-nd Runner-up at the Miss Bobruisk 2016 pageant...
22 Aug 2019
Belarus’ student 2nd at World Open Shogi Championship 2019 Belarus’ student 2nd at World Open Shogi Championship 2019
The World Open Shogi Championship 2019 took place in Bratislava on 15-18 August. “Anton Starikevich overpowered over 100 participants from Japan, the United States, France, the UK, Germany, Russia and other countries”...
22 Aug 2019
Belarus to launch population census website on 4 October Belarus to launch population census website on 4 October
Population census will be held in Belarus on 4-30 October 2019. The previous one took place ten years ago. A novel feature of the forthcoming census will be a possibility to respond online...
22 Aug 2019
Raubichi to gather athletes from 26 countries for 2019 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships Raubichi to gather athletes from 26 countries for 2019 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships
Competing for Belarus will be Iryna Kryuko, Dzinara Alimbekava, Hanna Sola, Iryna Kruchynkina and Alena Kruchynkina, and also Raman Yaliotnau, Anton Smolski, Sergey Bocharnikov, Maksim Varabei, Viktar Kryuko...
22 Aug 2019
Belarusian, Chinese journalists to make documentaries about two countries Belarusian, Chinese journalists to make documentaries about two countries
The First Belarusian-Chinese Media Forum and the shooting of documentaries about the two countries were discussed at the 2019 Beijing International Book Fair...
22 Aug 2019
Plenty of festive fun on offer at St. Anna Fair in Zelva Plenty of festive fun on offer at St. Anna Fair in Zelva
Local residents cherish time-honored traditions of their land. Every year merchants, artisans and artists from all over Belarus and abroad flock to Zelva for this flamboyant fair...
22 Aug 2019
International visitation to Belarus up 62% on the back of visa waiver International visitation to Belarus up 62% on the back of visa waiver
The Sports and Tourism Ministry expects the number of international arrivals to keep growing. On 7 August Decree No. 300 was signed to combine the visa-free zones around Brest and Grodno...
21 Aug 2019
Belarus, China to launch joint publishing projects Belarus, China to launch joint publishing projects
A Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Information Minister Igor Buzovsky took part in the opening of the Beijing International Book Fair and held several meetings with representatives of China’ government agencies and publishers...
21 Aug 2019
Lukashenko attends folk music concert, children’s performance in Ivye Lukashenko attends folk music concert, children’s performance in Ivye
The president emphasized that it is important to preserve national arts and crafts and cherish traditional culture. These traditions should be passed on from one generation to another...
21 Aug 2019
International plein air event unfolding at Ilya Repin Museum Estate near Vitebsk International plein air event unfolding at Ilya Repin Museum Estate near Vitebsk
The plein air event Zdravnevo in Faces and Destinies is part of the cultural and educational program of the Minsk Initiative humanitarian project which aims to enhance cooperation between artists and scientists of the three countries...
20 Aug 2019
Belarus names Junior Eurovision 2019 hopefuls Belarus names Junior Eurovision 2019 hopefuls
The auditions were held at Belteleradiocompany’s 600 Meters studio. Taking part in the national selection were 38 singers...
20 Aug 2019
Team BY mascot to join Olympic Day celebrations Team BY mascot to join Olympic Day celebrations
“In December 2018 we presented the brand Team BY and started the development of a mascot. A baby stork was chosen as a mascot. Today we are announcing a contest for a name for the symbol of the Olympic team”...
20 Aug 2019
Minsk to celebrate Olympic Day on 24 August Minsk to celebrate Olympic Day on 24 August
The festivities are expected to draw a lot of people. Visitors will be able to meet with Belarusian Olympians and other renowned athletes...
20 Aug 2019
Belarus victorious at Firefighter Combat Challenge in Poland Belarus victorious at Firefighter Combat Challenge in Poland
Rescuers from Minsk took first place in the team standings. Poland and Ukraine placed second and third respectively...
19 Aug 2019
Monument to Leu Sapieha to be unveiled in Slonim on Belarusian Written Language Day Monument to Leu Sapieha to be unveiled in Slonim on Belarusian Written Language Day
"The festivities will kick off at 11:00 on 1 September. The entire delegation of the Belarusian Writers’ Union will gather at the monument to Leu Sapieha that will be unveiled later"...
19 Aug 2019
Three medals for Belarus at 2019 World Junior Wrestling Championship Three medals for Belarus at 2019 World Junior Wrestling Championship
Maksim Bandarenka placed third in the 82kg event after defeating an athlete from Iran. The second bronze went to Turkey. Hungary won the event, with silver going to Russia...
19 Aug 2019
Belarus win silver, bronze medals at 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk Belarus win silver, bronze medals at 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk
In the group routine with hoops and clubs the Belarusian athletes placed second with the total of 28,450 points. Bulgaria took gold with 28,600 points. Bronze went to Ukraine (28,100 points)...
16 Aug 2019
Brest to host 10th national philatelic exhibition on 4-8 September Brest to host 10th national philatelic exhibition on 4-8 September
To celebrate the anniversary exhibition, Belpochta issued a stamp sheet, a first day cover, and a postmark reading “1000 Years Since the First Written Record of Brest”, as well as a stamped envelope and a postmark reading “The 10th National Philatelic Exhibition BelPhila 2019”...
15 Aug 2019
Minsk to welcome athletes from 32 countries for 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Minsk to welcome athletes from 32 countries for 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup
The Belarusian national team will comprise Katsiaryna Halkina and Anastasia Salos, and also the group of Anastasiya Rybakova, Karyna Yarmolenka, Arina Tsitsilina, Hanna Shvaiba, Hanna Haidukevich and Aryna Sushchynskaya...
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