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15 Nov 2017
Diana Yurchenko from Vitebsk wins special prize at IMFC 2017
She received the prize from People’s Artist of Russia Sergei Bezrukov at the opening concert of the 30th International Festival of Modern Choreography (IFMC) in Vitebsk...
15 Nov 2017
Minsk to join Week of Italian Cuisine in the World
The program will feature tastings, master classes, a university conference, televised meetings with chefs, marketing campaigns, cooking shows, screenings of films and documentaries...
15 Nov 2017
Plans for visa-free travel between Belarus, Uruguay
“Visa-free travel between Belarus and Uruguay would help bring about additional conditions for contacts of our citizens and the development of opportunities for trade, economic, tourism, and cultural potential between Belarus and Uruguay. We believe visa-free travel meets interests of both sides”...
15 Nov 2017
Sobolenko off to a good start at Taipei Open
The world number 79 saw off Misaki Doi of Japan 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-3. In the round of last 16 the Belarusian will play either Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland or Lee Ya-hsuan of Taiwan...
15 Nov 2017
Plans to launch Belarus-Russia Union State award in science, technology
"We believe that we should have such an award in the Union State so that we could encourage the best scientists and developers together with Russia every second year. This will become another impetus to draw attention to our developments and to our scientists"...
14 Nov 2017
Belarus CIS leader by number of students per 10,000 population
In the 2016/2017 academic year, 51 Belarusian higher education institutions had 313,000 students enrolled in their programs. Belarus boasted the highest ratio in the CIS, which stood at 330 students per 10,000 population...
14 Nov 2017
Minsk’s Dinamo Stadium to host Europe-USA athletic match in September 2019
"Frankly speaking, the event has not been held since the 1960s. In 2019 there are not many athletic competitions on the calendar, apart from the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Qatar. That is why we have decided on the date"...
14 Nov 2017
Helena Meraai off to Tbilisi for Days of Belarus Culture in Georgia
Belarus’ entry at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Helena Meraai will perform her song Ya Samaya (I am the one)...
14 Nov 2017
Belarus win Pragochema Cup 2017 in Prague
The Grodno hockey players won in all six matches at the tournament, including over HC Minsk (2-0) that drew 1-1 with the Czech Republic for the second place. HC Minsk goaltender Alena Bovtko was named the best player of the tournament...
14 Nov 2017
Vitebsk to host CIS healthcare conference 15-16 November
One of the key events of the conference will be the second forum of youth scientific societies, organized by the council of young scientists, the student scientific society of the Vitebsk State Medical University jointly with the Open University Skolkovo (OpUS)...
13 Nov 2017
CIS Youth Interparliamentary Assembly to discuss family policy
The tenth session will be centered around such topical issues as ways to support family, develop family values among young people, and outline the main avenues of parliamentary work...
13 Nov 2017
Belarus claims 12 medals at 2017 World Sambo Championships in Russia
Belarus ranked second in the overall team standings with seven (two gold, three silver, and two bronze) medals...
13 Nov 2017
Belarus to open new Fed Cup season against Germany
This season showed that the Belarusians can fight on equal terms against the strongest opponents, team captain Eduard Dubrov said. In his words, the Belarusian tennis players play for a victory against any rival, it is a team of fighters...
13 Nov 2017
Book of Yanka Kupala's poems in Slovak on display in Bratislava
Timed to the 135th anniversary of the Belarusian poet, the translation makes part of Belarus-Slovakia joint cultural program celebrating the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, alongside an exhibition of paintings by the Belarusian author Anatoly Kontsub...
12 Nov 2017
Belarus’ Poutchek honoured with Fed Cup Award of Excellence
Tatiana Poutchek competed in 45 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas ties for Belarus. She was a key competitor for the nation every year between 1997 and 2011, compiling a record of 28-7 in doubles and 9-8 in singles...
10 Nov 2017
Polotsk State University to offer advanced Chinese economy courses
Chinese language studies and an introduction to the Chinese culture will allow partnering universities to open departments offering advanced Chinese language studies in Belarus. Education in China will be an option...
10 Nov 2017
Mogilev to host Belarus-Russia festival of disabled artists
The Union State event will draw together delegations of artists from across the country, Minsk, and six Russian regions: artistic teams, individual performers, applied and visual disabled artists over 18 years of age...
10 Nov 2017
Innovative technology helps viral pneumonia patients in Belarus
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation equipment can temporarily substitute the lost functions of the lungs or the heart depending on what the patient suffers from. The equipment can be used as an artificial lung in cases of respiratory distress...
10 Nov 2017
Aleksandra Sasnovich to donate $10,000 to charity
Aleksandra Sasnovich of Belarus was conferred the Fed Cup Heart Award at the Fed Cup draw ceremony in Minsk...
10 Nov 2017
Marc Chagall’s lithographs go on display in Tel Aviv
"This exhibition is entitled My Life. For Belarusian natives and citizens, these words have a special touch. This is the title of the book Marc Chagall wrote about the years of his youth in Vitebsk"...
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