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19 Mar 2018
Belarus to mark 75th anniversary of Khatyn tragedy
On 22 March Belarus will mark the 75th anniversary of the Khatyn tragedy. The Nazis destroyed the peaceful Belarusian village of 26 houses killing 149 people, including 75 children under 16, the youngest of whom was only 7 weeks old...
19 Mar 2018
Belarus to join Earth Hour on 24 March
Earth Hour is meant to raise public awareness of global environmental problems. This year, the organizers offer to pay attention to the way nature is connected with people and climate change and the way climate change affects nature...
19 Mar 2018
Minsk to host 2018 Junior Eurovision on 25 November
As it was previously reported, the representatives of the Eurovision Supervisory Board visited Minsk on 13 February. They spoke highly of the work carried out by the Belteleradiocompany with regard to the preparations for the forum, the development of the concepts and ideas of the show...
16 Mar 2018
Over 100 youth activists to clean up Khatyn Memorial
Student volunteers will take part in a nationwide campaign “Young People Remember” on 19 March. The campaign is set to launch a project headlined “80 Good Deeds for the Sake of Minsk Oblast”...
16 Mar 2018
Belarusian University of Informatics and Radioelectronics 2nd in BSUIR Open programming contest
The university hosted the final of the largest programming competition in Belarus. The 2018 winner is AllSubmissionsMatter, a team from Vilnius University...
16 Mar 2018
Belarus bag six medals in biathlon at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics
The Belarusian biathlon team took fourth place in the medla table for biathlon in Pyeongchang (one gold, two silver, three bronze medals), trailing only Ukraine (14 medals), Russia (11), and the USA (7)...
16 Mar 2018
Voting at Russian presidential elections in 13 cities of Belarus
According to the Central Election Commission of Russia, early voting at the presidential elections in Russia was organized at a number of Belarusian cities, including Molodechno, Pinsk, Soligorsk, Mozyr, Svetlogorsk, Kostyukovichi and Ostrovets...
16 Mar 2018
Rafting route to connect Belarus, Ukraine, Poland
The project envisages the development of a cross-border rafting tourist route of about 800km in length. The route will start in Gmina Drohiczyn in the Western Bug waters and separate in Brest District...
16 Mar 2018
Lidiya Grafeyeva wins PyeongChang Paralympics bronze
Belarus is currently eights in the 2018 Paralympics medal count with ten, including three gold, medals. The United States tops the table with 23 medals...
15 Mar 2018
Cheaper Schengen visas for Belarusians after signing relevant agreements with EU
The delegation recalled that in 2011 the European Commission received the mandate to negotiate an agreement on visa facilitation with Belarus which sets the general visa fee level at €35...
15 Mar 2018
Come and See war drama screening in Minsk to mark 75th anniversary of Khatyn tragedy
Restored by Mosfilm, the movie won the Best Restored Film Award at the Venice Classics in 2017...
15 Mar 2018
Domracheva second in Holmenkollen sprint
Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia won the race in 21:31.8 with one penalty. Clean-shooting Darya Domracheva was 8.9 seconds back...
15 Mar 2018
Victoria Azarenka gets Miami Open wild card
Victoria Azarenka will take part in the second WTA event after the recent hiatus. In March, she lost her Indian Wells second-round encounter...
14 Mar 2018
China’s Hunan province tourism potential on show in Minsk
Tourism has become an important component of Belarus-China relations, noted Deputy Chairman of the Tourism Development Commission of Hunan province Zhou Anwei. He stressed that Hainan is a popular resort that attracts many tourists...
14 Mar 2018
Tbilisi to host Belarusian-Georgian Business Forum in March
The Belarusian capital will showcase its economic, industrial and investment capabilities and tourism potential. It will also tell about the Smart City system, Minsk Guest Card, design and construction of metro, innovations in passenger transport, new technologies in the food industry...
14 Mar 2018
Grodno university to launch Belarusian language summer program
During the two-week-long courses, the students will attend Belarusian language classes, go on tours of Grodno Oblast landmarks, learn more about Belarusian traditions, and visit master classes...
14 Mar 2018
Slavic Primer digital copy and facsimile reprint donated to National Library of Belarus
Roman Motulsky, the Director of the National Library of Belarus, expressed gratitude for the valuable gift, noting that it was very symbolic in 2018, the year when we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first Belarusian ABC-book...
14 Mar 2018
Belarus’ skier Dmitry Loban wins Paralympics silver in PyeongChang
Earlier, Dmitry Loban won silver in the Men’s 7.5km, Sitting...
13 Mar 2018
Minsk Gymnasium-College of Arts to hold international art festival
The festival guests and participants will see an eventful cultural program: a production of Yanka Kupala’s “Paulinka” by the studio theater of the Minsk Gymnasium-College of Arts, a visit to the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, and an ethnographic excursion...
13 Mar 2018
ASE Executive Committee to meet in Minsk on 21-26 March
"The meeting will also be attended by cosmonauts born in Belarus: President of the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics, two-time Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Kovalenok, two-time Hero of the Soviet Union Piotr Klimuk and also Pilot-Cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Oleg Novitsky"...
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