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23 Mar 2018
Belarus’ National Library receives Primer digital copy from Royal Danish Library
The Primer was published in 1618. Only two examples of this unique Primer have survived in the world. One of them is kept in the private Middle Temple Library, the UK...
23 Mar 2018
Azarenka advances to Miami third round
Three-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, currently ranked 186 in the world, moved into the third round of the Miami Open 2018 after clinching a 7-6 (7-5), 2-0 victory over U.S. world number 15 Madison Keys who had to retire due to a left thigh injury...
22 Mar 2018
Giorgi Margvelashvili gets tractor as gift from Belarus’ president
The Georgian president is a keen farmer. He has even posted in the social networks a photo report on the harvest he got from the Belarusian potato...
22 Mar 2018
Requiem reception held in Moscow to commemorate Khatyn tragedy
Opening the event, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said: “Today we bow low as we recall a tragic page in the history of the Belarusian nation — the 75th anniversary of the Khatyn tragedy”...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus president visits cognac distillery in Tbilisi
According to the company’s management, one of their cognac spirits has been kept in storage since 1893. It is considered a national treasure, however, visiting dignitaries are allowed to sample it...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus expects more Russian tourists this year
According to the State Border Committee of Belarus, some 1.188 million people came to Belarus from Russia in 2016. In 2017 the figure reached 1.23 million. Positive dynamics has been registered for more than the last two years...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus mulls over Brest Oblast-Grodno Oblast visa-free zone
"In late 2016 the visa-free zone was introduced in the Augustow Canal. A year later this area was expanded. The visa-free zone was also expanded in Brest. Earlier, it was limited to the Belovezhskaya Pushcha"...
22 Mar 2018
Belarusian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev off to ISS
“Three people went to the ISS yesterday, including Oleg Artemyev. He is a Belarusian-Russian cosmonaut. His parents live in Vitebsk now,” said the official...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk named top CIS destination for Russian families to visit this spring
The top five CIS cities for Russian families with kids to visit this spring include Minsk, Astana, Yerevan, Tbilisi, and Baku...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk Pass cards to be available in five formats starting April
“We hope it will allow travelers and people, who are interested in the history of our country, to get a unique opportunity of planning their travels in the city and the surrounding area at an optimal cost,” said the source...
22 Mar 2018
Minsk hosting ASE Executive Committee meeting
Attending the event are ten members of the Executive Committee, including cosmonauts from Russia, the United States, China, Germany, and France...
22 Mar 2018
Azarenka, Sabalenka advance to Miami Open round two
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, currently ranked 186 in the world, cruised past World No.44 Catherine Bellis of the United States 6-3, 6-0 to reach the Miami Open round two...
22 Mar 2018
Georgia agenda: Lukashenko’s visit, business forum and Minsk Days
On 22 March Georgia will host three Belarus-related events: the Georgian-Belarusian business forum, Alexander Lukashenko’s official visit and the Minsk Days in Tbilisi on 21-23 March...
21 Mar 2018
Opening ceremony kicks off World University Speed Skating Championship 2018 in Minsk
"The FISU has earlier praised the organization of the competitions in Belarus. It has been entrusting Belarus with more and more international tournaments. I believe that every team has athletes who can demonstrate the best results"...
21 Mar 2018
University sports associations of Belarus, Poland sign memorandum of cooperation
"The AZS has an interest in close contacts with the Belarusian association. Our young people are watching the development of sports in Belarus with great interest. They are ready for competitions"...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus to commemorate memory of Nazi victims on 22 March
The ministry noted that this international socio-political event emphasizes the role of Belarus in the preservation of the historical truth about the events of the Second World War and is the country’s contribution to the efforts to prevent the resurgence of Nazism and preserve peace in the world...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus among top 25 countries visiting Russia
Belarus ranked 23rd in the number of inbound trips to Russia last year...
21 Mar 2018
Minsk Days kick off in Tbilisi
Minsk and Tbilisi became sister cities in September 2015. The parties agreed to facilitate the cooperation in investment, innovations, healthcare, education, sports, and culture and share experience in local self-government...
21 Mar 2018
Sasnovich progresses in Miami Open 2018
Aliaksandra Sasnovich saw off Czech number 80 Kristyna Pliskova 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 in the opener...
21 Mar 2018
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Metropolitan Filaret
The head of state remarked that Metropolitan Filaret is by right considered the most revered bishop in Belarus. His pastoral and mentoring experience is in demand in modern conditions and helps enhance the spiritual unity of the Belarusian society...
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