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14 Dec 2017
International Christmas festival in Minsk to kick off on 26 December
The Christmas Windows exposition will be erected at the center of the festival venue. Visitors will have an opportunity to make a virtual journey across the countries participating in the forum, and also Japan and Brazil...
14 Dec 2017
Belarus 2nd in 4x50m mixed medley relay in Denmark
The Belarusian quartet of Pavel Sankovich (backstroke), Ilya Shimanovich (breaststroke), Anastasia Shkurdai (butterfly) and Yulia Khitraya (freestyle) clocked 1:37.74. The Netherlands won in 1:37.71...
14 Dec 2017
Belarus to participate in Education World Forum in London
The sides discussed ways to step up bilateral cooperation in education and academic research. They mapped out a number of measures to develop cooperation, including at the Education World Forum due in London from 21 to 24 January 2018...
14 Dec 2017
Belarusian school students to compete in Rosatom’s academic excellence competitions online
Senior-form school students will be able to enter a physics and math competition and an engineering competition remotely in the 2017-2018 academic year. The option will allow school students from the remotest parts of Russia and other CIS states, including Belarus, to test their knowledge in order to reach the final rounds...
14 Dec 2017
Snow Lynx festival to gather athletes from four countries
"The festival will be held for the third time. The geography of its participants expands on a regular basis, hence enhancing its importance as a sports event for the international athletics calendar"...
14 Dec 2017
Exhibition about Belarusian cinema opens at VDNKH in Moscow
The exhibition presented by the Museum of History of Belarusian Cinema is timed to the Belarusian cinema day which is celebrated on 17 December. The exhibition showcases 25 reproductions of the posters to the famous movies that the authors painted by hand to express their personal attitude towards these movies...
14 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends Name Day greetings to Metropolitan Filaret
“You many-year pastoral service to the society and the Eastern Orthodox Church is an example of dedication and selflessness. Our people are grateful for your efforts to promote Christian traditions and moral support of the society,” the message of greetings reads...
14 Dec 2017
Belarusian State Music Academy marks 85th anniversary
“The academy is by right considered the best cultural education institution. Within a long period of work unique performance, pedagogical and scientific schools have blossomed there, special traditions of work with talented youth have been developed”...
13 Dec 2017
Belarusian cultural center opened in Moscow State University
The center is going to host various events meant to preserve, develop, and popularize Belarusian language, literature, and culture in Moscow...
13 Dec 2017
Roadmap of international partnership to fight TB drawn up in Minsk
For three days the participants worked on the proposals for joint action to combat TB in Europe and Central Asia. According to the WHO, out of 30 countries with the highest multidrug-resistant TB burden nine are located in this region. Among them is Belarus...
13 Dec 2017
Record number of athletes to get scholarships from Belarus President’s Sport Club in 2018
Kristina Staroselets and Tatyana Klimovich won the World and European Youth Rowing Championships. The Belarusian national U18 volleyball team placed 3rd at the 2017 CEV U18 Volleyball European Championship in the Netherlands...
13 Dec 2017
Azarenka awarded Australian Open wildcard
The Belarusian thanked the Australian Open organizing committee for the invitation and said that she is looking forward to coming back to Melbourne where she won the competitions in 2012 and 2013...
13 Dec 2017
Lukashenko instructs to build children’s science park by September 2018
Belarus may be proud of the performance of school and university students at international competitions, the head of state underlined. Belarus president’s special fund supports the most talented students. However, Alexander Lukashenko believes, the time has come to bring youth outreach activities to a new level...
13 Dec 2017
Young opera singers to converge at Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition
The Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition is held in three rounds: the first and the second rounds with piano accompaniment, and the third round with orchestral accompaniment...
12 Dec 2017
Belarusian Peace Fund to institute Peacemaker of the Year annual award
“The annual national award Peacemaker of the Year will be bestowed as from 2018 in different nominations. The awards ceremonies will take place during the final sessions of the Belarusian Peace Fund. We plan to hold a contest for young people together with the Culture Ministry to design the special honorary sign which will be presented to the winners”...
11 Dec 2017
Confucius institute to open in Gomel university on 20 December
The Confucius institute will focus on teaching Chinese and training sinologists, on enabling and facilitating academic exchange programs, raising the awareness about Chinese culture and traditions...
11 Dec 2017
Brest Fortress to open three new exposition halls
“After the renovations we are set to open three independent museum exposition halls. These include the expositions in the half-tower of the southeast barracks, which will focus on the history of Brest Fortress, and in the Eastern and Fifth Forts. We hope that the new exposition halls will attract more visitors”...
11 Dec 2017
Belarus’ national flag flies in Antarctica in honor of Second Congress of Scientists
The head of the expedition said that delegates of the Second Congress of Scientists have been entrusted with the honorable and responsible mission – to synchronize the policy on new technology, identify priorities and map out the new horizons of Belarusian fundamental and applied science...
11 Dec 2017
BelTA journalist receives letter of commendation from Belarus president
In recognition of the professional excellence, a big personal contribution to the information coverage of major events in the social, economic and political life of the country the president’s letters of commendation were given to Editor of the Social Issues Department of the Sovetskaya Belorussiya Newspaper Lyudmila Gabasova...
11 Dec 2017
Belarusian philologist receives Stars of Commonwealth Award
Ivan Saverchenko was honored with the award for numerous historical novels and essays about prominent personalities of Belarus. His books are widely used to teach students in the CIS countries...
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