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8 Feb 2018
Petals of Lotus and Golden Daisy includes 100 Chinese poems
“I am confident that this book will help our Belarusian friends to understand the mentality of the Chinese people, will make its contribution to the strengthening of the friendship between us”...
8 Feb 2018
Work underway on DNA-appearance-Bel database in Belarus
Work has begun on the unique database “DNA-Appearance-Bel” that will integrate the data on phenotypic and genetic characteristics of the Belarusian population. We have already collected about 300 samples...
8 Feb 2018
Collector from Monaco to donate paintings by Belarusian artists to National Art Museum
The exhibition Gifts to the Museum will run from 14 to 18 February. The exhibits will then become part of the museum's collection. The museum’s specialists will carefully examine, label, and restore the works, if need be...
7 Feb 2018
Belarus, Latvia urged to organize best ever IIHF World Championship in 2021
Andrei Kobyakov expressed confidence that the 2019 Second European Games in Minsk and the 2021 IIHF World Championship would contribute to the increase in mutual tourist flows...
7 Feb 2018
Belarus to launch UNDP/GEF project to implement Nagoya Protocol
“Belarus views this project as an opportunity to give impetus to the development of the country's market of genetic resources and to intensify the exchange of experience in this field”...
7 Feb 2018
Belarus’ Academy of Sciences to unveil Belarus-France archaeological discoveries in Montereau
The exhibition will showcase the results of Belarusian-French archaeological expeditions. In 2012-2017, the NASB Institute of History organized six international Belarusian-French archeological expeditions at the place of Napoleon’s Berezina River crossing in 1812...
6 Feb 2018
FIFA World Cup trophy to arrive in Minsk on 13 February
The trophy will come to Minsk from Vienna as part of the 51-country tour that includes 91 cities...
6 Feb 2018
Call to search for new ways to present the Belarusian culture
In 2017 Belarus signed 11 treaties in culture. Each organization of the culture sector must get involved and help implement these treaties, harness the opportunities for direct contacts with foreign colleagues, the minister stressed...
5 Feb 2018
Belarus to host Vladimir Spivakov’s festival on 10-15 February
The 2018 festival will open with a concert featuring the legendary duet of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov on 10 February...
5 Feb 2018
Belarus’ Domracheva nominated for World Fair Play Award
It was reported earlier that Darya Domracheva accidentally stepped on the stick of her rival Dorothea Wierer (Italy) and did not attack on the finish line as a result, giving her an opportunity to take second place...
5 Feb 2018
Princess Magdalena Radziwill to be reburied in Minsk
The art patroness and cultural figure provided financial support to a publishing house, hospitals, rural stores and others. In 1917 she donated a diamond necklace to found the Belarusian Greco-Catholic Board in Rome...
5 Feb 2018
Belarus in top 20 countries with best e-government services
Artezio analysts evaluated e-government services in different countries and ranked Belarus 18th in the list of countries with the most comfortable and technologically advanced services...
5 Feb 2018
Microsoft opens 2018 Imagine Cup applications for Belarus
"Imagine Cup is a unique opportunity for Belarusian school and university students to unlock their potential in IT, showcase their projects, share ideas with foreign experts, start a career, or open a business"...
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...
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