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12 May 2017
Hi-Tech Park, Microsoft choose best Belarusian startups
Thousands of young talents show up every year to present their projects during the Imagine Cup contest. The world’s best 30 teams go to Seattle, USA in order to compete for the grand prix — $100,000 for the consequent development of the winning project...
12 May 2017
Paintings by Russian artists about Belarus on display in Moscow
In 2016 eleven artists from Saint Petersburg went to Belarus to paint en plein air. This trip resulted in around 80 pictures. Most of them are exhibited at Belarus’ Embassy in Moscow. The works have already been exhibited in Orsha, Minsk, and Saint Petersburg. The exhibition was commended by the public and recognized art experts...
11 May 2017
Over 60 designers to take part in Belarus Fashion Week
The program includes 27 shows of children’s, women and men’s apparel. There will be nine presentations beyond the main schedule. Designers will show their works in various formats. Some of them will prepare full-fledged shows, others will present capsule collections for the New Names contest (five items) or one design for the Fashion AIDS Line campaign...
11 May 2017
Over 200 Turkmen athletes to train in Belarus for Asian Indoor Games
“About 100 people from Turkmenistan are currently students of the Belarusian State University of Physical Education. We are ready to accommodate more students, create good conditions for their professional training. We are also interested in sharing knowledge and the best practices in sports medicine, anti-doping programs, the organization of the educational and training process”...
11 May 2017
Belarusian art project at 57th art exhibition in Venice
It is a project by the prominent Belarusian painter Roman Zaslonov. The co-authors are the producer Viktor Lobkovich and the movie director Sergei Talybov. The art project Stol is a 32-minute video featuring more than 20 short scenes that happen one by one with a table in the background as the key and unchanging object...
11 May 2017
Belarusian athletes in 14 finals of World Muay Thai Championships in Minsk
Following the preliminary round that took place at the Palace of Sports throughout the previous week, competing for the gold medals of the World Muay Thai Championships will be Yelena Leshkevich (45kg), Lyudmila Chislova (48kg), Diana Yemelyanova (+75kg), Maksim Petkevich (63.5kg), Roman Dovnar (67kg), Dmitry Filippov (71kg), Karen Tumasyan (81kg), and Vladislav Shedko (+91kg)...
11 May 2017
Lake Naroch in top three CIS resorts popular with Russian tourists
The top five of CIS resorts popular with Russians features destinations in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. The list includes Borovoye (Kazakhstan), Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Lake Naroch (Belarus), Lankaran (Azerbaijan), and Lake Sevan (Armenia)...
11 May 2017
Robotics and innovation technologies expo to open in Minsk 12 May
Roboticon 2017 will comprise four sections. The expo will feature brand new R&D products of the leading international and domestic manufacturers of robots, 3D printers by domestic developers...
11 May 2017
NaviBand to compete for Eurovision 2017 final 11 May
The duet of Kseniya Zhuk and Artem Lukyanenko will perform the song Gistoryaya Maigo Zhytstsya (The Story of My Life) under number 14 in the second semifinal of the contest at the International Exhibition Center...
10 May 2017
Motley Tulip festival in Brest to feature musicians from four countries
The event will consist of two concerts. Belarusian, Russian, Polish, and Georgian musicians will perform the world’s musical masterpieces from classics to new jazz, and also less known things. “The festival has expanded this year. It will gather 14 performers and teams. Artists come to Brest with pleasure. Last year they remarked they liked the warm atmosphere of the concerts and the city. The event was well-received by Brest citizens as well...
9 May 2017
Victory Day celebrations in Belarus wrapped up with spectacular fireworks
In the evening Victory Square played host to the Victory Square 2017 TV project that featured a theatrical music and 3D show. The celebrations were wrapped up with the spectacular fireworks in five venues of the Belarusian capital...
9 May 2017
UK delegation visits Museum of Great Patriotic War in Minsk
Director-General of the Imperial War Museums of the UK Diane Lees has arrived in Belarus on a visit. On 9 May the UK delegation paid a visit to the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War...
6 May 2017
Grodno to host Slavic martial arts festival
“The festival will be held for the 17th time. It is popular not only in Belarus. Participants from other countries come to take part in this sport forum. This time the tournament will feature a team from Smolensk and representatives of Belarusian regions, a total of nearly 500 competitors,” Vladimir Adamov said...
6 May 2017
Bronze for Belarus at IAAF Diamond League in Doha
The Belarusian finished third with her 18.90m attempt, behind Michelle Carter of the United Stated (19.32m) and Hungary’s Anita Marton (18.99m). The IAAF Diamond League second stage will take place in Shanghai on 13 May...
5 May 2017
Belarus’ Maria Mamoshuk wins European wrestling silver
On her way to the podium in the -69kg division, the Belarusian defeated Buse Tosun of Turkey (14-8), Norway’s Signe Marie Store (10-0), and Ukraine’s Alla Cherkasova (2-0). Maria Mamoshuk lost the final to Russia’s Anastasia Bratchikova 3-6...
5 May 2017
Over 11,000 vouchers sold for treatment in Belarusian health resorts abroad in 2017
The health resorts affiliated with the Belarus President Property Management Directorate and located outside Belarus have sold more than 11,000 vouchers. Of them 7,000 have been purchased for children living in the Chernobyl-contaminated areas. The national health resorts abroad include “Belarus” in Sochi, “Belaya Rus” in Tuapse, “Belorussiya” in Yurmala, “Belorussiya” in Koreiz, and “Belarus” in Druskininkai...
5 May 2017
Fifty-kilometer cycling tourist route opens at Augustow Canal
“It is important to note that we unveil the route in the run-up to the Victory Day celebrations. Among other sites, the trail will take tourists to the pillboxes of Grodno fortified region No.68. The region witnessed heavy fighting at the beginning of the war. The area near the pillboxes has been cleaned and spruced up"...
5 May 2017
Minsk hosts Commonwealth Hockey Cup final
Taking part in the tournament are four CIS teams: Stroitel Brest, HC Minsk, Ukraine’s HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa, and Russia’s Dinamo Elektrostal. Russia’s Dinamo Elektrostal is leading with nine points after the first round. Belarus’ Stroitel and Minsk are second and third respectively...
4 May 2017
Minsk to host meeting of IBU organizing committees in May
The event will be running on 8-13 May. It is planned that Minsk will host 45 representatives of the IBU, including IBU President Anders Besseberg, First Vice President Viktor Majgurov, and Secretary General Nicole Resch...
4 May 2017
Belarus' Ambassador lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow
The Ambassador recalled that this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Russia. According to him, for a quarter of a century the two countries have achieved a lot in various areas, but the main thing is that the two countries have preserved the unity in the approaches to the history of the Great Patriotic...
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