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5 Feb 2018
Minsk to play host to seminar on Nagoya Protocol on 7 February
This project is part of the global project for 24 countries and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)...
4 Feb 2018
Minsk to host Open Forum of Plastic Theaters on 13-19 February
Every year PlaStforma is gaining in popularity in Belarus and abroad. This year’s forum will feature groups from Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, and Norway...
2 Feb 2018
Month of Belarusian Culture opens at All-Russia Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko stressed the importance of such events. Only a close friendly dialogue generates honest respect for each other’s cultural roots, which helps achieve harmony between different ethnic groups, he said...
2 Feb 2018
Belarus mulling over the use of online technologies for defense of scientific papers
"Procedure of the scientific evaluation of all papers was considered within the framework of the legislation. It was a very detailed, thorough and open. We are making steps towards full transparency. Our next step is to represent online possibilities"...
2 Feb 2018
Belarus’ Environment Ministry suggests increasing Pribuzhskoye Polesie area
The draft resolution provides for an increase of the area of the reserve from 8,000 hectares to 17,200 hectares, including through the addition of sections of the Ramsar site Polesie Bug Valley...
2 Feb 2018
Minsk named most popular destination for Russian travelers on 23 February
The ranking of most popular destinations among Russians during the holidays on 23-25 February is topped by the Belarusian capital...
2 Feb 2018
Liubou Charkashyna reelected President of FIG Athletes Commission
The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in rhythmic gymnastics was elected to head the commission in February 2017, replacing Jani Tanskanen, the 1997 World Horizontal Bar champion...
1 Feb 2018
FAI World Helicopter Championship in Minsk to gather more than ten countries
“This milestone event will coincide with the opening of an air club in Minsk,” said Chairman of Belarus’ DOSAAF central council Ivan Dyrman...
1 Feb 2018
Azarenka given wildcard to Indian Wells
Victoria Azarenka posted a video message on the internet to thank the organizers of the competitions in Indian Wells. She noted that it is one of her most favorite tournaments, with great fans and perfect organization...
1 Feb 2018
Belarus name team for 2018 Fed Cup first round
Belarus’ 2018 Fed Cup World Group first round tie against Germany is scheduled to take place at Chizhovka Arena on 10-11 February...
1 Feb 2018
Valery Todorovsky mulls over joint film project with Belarusfilm
The producer was impressed with the changes that the studio underwent. Valery Todorovsky shot such movies as Stilyagi, Ottepel and others in Minsk. According to him, the studio’s pavilions are now well-equipped, comfortable. But the atmosphere is also important, he said...
31 Jan 2018
Signs in Chinese expected to attract more travelers to Belarus
The stands installed in the Upper Town, Trinity Suburb, Privokzalnaya Square, Yakub Kolos Square, Nemiga Street, and Nezavisimosti Avenue now feature Chinese-language information...
31 Jan 2018
Belarus Events Calendar: February 2018
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Jan 2018
Belarus’ Bolshoi theater to bring Swan Lake to Mexico
A little earlier the Belarusian theater staged Swan Lake, Nutcracker or Another Christmas Story in Germany and Austria...
29 Jan 2018
Belarus gets five additional quotas for PyeongChang 2018
The additional quotas were given to two skiers and three figure skaters, chief of the Belarusian mission to the 2018 Winter Games Alexander Baraulya said...
29 Jan 2018
Belarus debuts at New York Times Travel Show 2018
Guests of the national stand were told about the Belarusian nature and cultural heritage, large-scale sporting events which Belarus will host in the next few years such as the European Games 2019 and the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship 2021...
29 Jan 2018
Belarus’ first Olympic group arrives in Pyeongchang
According to chief of the Belarusian Olympic mission, Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Alexander Baraulya, there were no serious problems on the way to South Korea...
26 Jan 2018
Geoff Platt to join Belarus in friendly against Canada
The coaching staff of the Belarusian national team has named the roster for the forthcoming training camp and a friendly. Dave Lewis’ team will include 26 players, including 14 players from HC Dinamo Minsk...
26 Jan 2018
Belarus applies for IOC permit to include Ole Einar Bjoerndalen in its Olympic delegation
“The Belarusian Biathlon Federation has applied to the International Olympic Committee with a request to include eight-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway in the Belarusian Olympic biathlon delegation in Pyeongchang. There has been no answer yet, but we hope it will be positive”...
26 Jan 2018
Belarus’ MAZ to develop new bonneted race truck
“The company has decided to make a new vehicle, namely a bonneted truck, following the successful performance at Dakar Rally. The project has already been approved. We will now start working on it”...
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