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15 Feb 2019
Putin, Lukashenko play hockey in Sochi Putin, Lukashenko play hockey in Sochi
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko played hockey together before. In January 2014 in Sochi they played as part of the “red” team against the team featuring outstanding hockey players and civil servants wearing white jerseys...
15 Feb 2019
Figure skating bronze for Belarus at 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival Figure skating bronze for Belarus at 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival
The Belarusian athlete ranked fourth after the men’s short program. His great performance in the free skate earned him second place and he made it to the top three in the overall standings...
15 Feb 2019
BATE edge Arsenal in Europa League last 32 first leg BATE edge Arsenal in Europa League last 32 first leg
Stanislav Dragun headed Igor Stasevich's free-kick for the game's only goal just before half-time as BATE Borisov edged London’s Arsenal 1-0 in the home first leg of the Europa League round of 32 on 14 February...
14 Feb 2019
Belarus to mark Mother Language Day in National Library on 21 February Belarus to mark Mother Language Day in National Library on 21 February
An event timed to the Mother Language Day and the 25th anniversary of the Belarusian Constitution will take place in the National Library on 21 February...
14 Feb 2019
Belavia announces mega sale on 14 February Belavia announces mega sale on 14 February
Discounted tickets can be purchased on the company’s website belavia.by. The tickets can be used from 15 February to 31 March (the return flight). The discounted tickets are available for direct flights from/to Minsk. The promo is not available for one-way flights...
14 Feb 2019
National Geographic Israel to explore Brest Oblast, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Geographic Israel to explore Brest Oblast, Belovezhskaya Pushcha
The guests will visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the farmsteads of Kamenets District and Kobrin District, the agro-town Motol in Ivanovo District. In Brest, they will go on the city tour and see the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial...
13 Feb 2019
Trinity Suburb in Minsk named CIS most romantic site Trinity Suburb in Minsk named CIS most romantic site
The Trinity Suburb scored 27% of votes. It is followed by the mountain of Kok Tobe in Almaty (23%), Baiterek Tower in Astana (20%), Maiden Tower in Baku (15%), and Tashkent Television Tower (8%)...
13 Feb 2019
Lukashenko, Putin hit slopes in Sochi Lukashenko, Putin hit slopes in Sochi
Their visit to a popular ski slope was a surprise for dozens of amateurs of winter sports. They recorded videos and made selfies with the presidents...
13 Feb 2019
Belarusian Orthodox icons to be displayed in Bucharest Belarusian Orthodox icons to be displayed in Bucharest
“In particular, the parties considered organizing exhibitions of paintings by Romanian artist Corneliu Baba at the National Art Museum of Belarus and Belarusian Orthodox icons at the National Museum of Art of Romania”...
13 Feb 2019
Partisan Chronicles: Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Zhunin Partisan Chronicles: Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Zhunin
“Partisan Chronicles: Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Zhunin” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History...
13 Feb 2019
Belarusian diplomat named Ambassador of the Year by Egyptian magazine Belarusian diplomat named Ambassador of the Year by Egyptian magazine
Diplomacy Awards top-25 ceremony was held for the first time...
12 Feb 2019
Vladimir Drachev to take part in Legends’ Race Vladimir Drachev to take part in Legends’ Race
As BelTA reported earlier, the sport festival will feature eight-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, four-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva and other outstanding biathletes...
12 Feb 2019
Belarusian Tourism Union joins AITO Belarusian Tourism Union joins AITO
The organization from Eastern Europe became a member of AITO, the UK’s largest tourism association, for the first time. AITO comprises more than 120 UK tour operators. The Belarusian Tourism Union became the 31st foreign associated member...
12 Feb 2019
Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship may make part of Slavianski Bazaar 2019 Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship may make part of Slavianski Bazaar 2019
“We would like to organize Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship as part of the Slavianski Bazaar. The possibility to host it is currently discussed,” the director of the festival said, noting that this interesting event will fit perfectly within the program of the festival...
12 Feb 2019
Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus expo on 2-4 May Minsk to host Mass Media in Belarus expo on 2-4 May
The forum will include presentations of information and internet projects, autograph sessions, master classes, and other events...
12 Feb 2019
Slavianski Bazaar to revise song contest rules Slavianski Bazaar to revise song contest rules
According to him, the contest will put more emphasis on national selections which will be held in more than 20 countries. Some countries will introduce a new format of the selection...
12 Feb 2019
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen to feature in Legends Race in Belarus Ole Einar Bjoerndalen to feature in Legends Race in Belarus
Twenty famous athletes who showed great results during their sports careers will take part in the festival. One of them is biathlon legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the husband of Darya Domracheva, the four-time Olympic biathlon champion from Belarus, the inspirer of the Legends Race...
11 Feb 2019
Minsk in Top 5 most romantic CIS cities Minsk in Top 5 most romantic CIS cities
The Top 5 features the capitals of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova: Tbilisi scored 33% of votes, Astana, Baku and Minsk 14% and Chisinau 10%...
11 Feb 2019
Tourist signs in Minsk translated into Chinese Tourist signs in Minsk translated into Chinese
These signs are situated in the Upper Town, the Trinity Suburb, Privokzalnaya Square, Yakuba Kolasa Square, the surroundings of the Nemiga river, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Komarovsky Rynok marketplace...
11 Feb 2019
Two wins for Belarus at athletics tournaments in France Two wins for Belarus at athletics tournaments in France
At the Meeting Elite de Metz in Eaubonne long jumper Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova made 6m67cm in her third attempt to place first with her best personal record this winter...
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