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18 Jul 2017
Belarusian, Chinese special forces in joint counterterrorism exercise
According to the scenario of the exercise, a group of 15 terrorists captured the town of Svetlaya Roshcha. The militants attacked the local police department, the town hall, and took hostages. Three teams of special operations forces were ordered to sweep the area and find the militants...
18 Jul 2017
Minsk linguistic university to open Belarus’ first Chinese language department
The department is designed to enroll nearly 300 students. “We have long been preparing for this. We already have the lecturers and teaching staff for it. Today the Chinese language is taught in three different departments of the university. Thus they will be combined into one,” MSLU Rector Natalya Baranova said...
18 Jul 2017
Vitebsk Airport to launch charter flight program to Egypt
The airport will offer the charter service to Hurghada as from 21 September this year. Flights will be performed by the Belavia air carrier on a Boeing 737-800 which can seat up to 200 passengers...
18 Jul 2017
Paintings by Vitebsk artists projected on stage during Slavianski Bazaar closing gala
Such stage design was meant to introduce the TV audience to the rich heritage of the Vitebsk art school. Dozens LED screens were projecting the paintings by the famous artists from Vitebsk...
18 Jul 2017
Ukraine wins Vitebsk Song Contest 2017 first prize
Vlad Sytnik was awarded the first prize, a diploma and special prize Lyre and $15,000 in prize money. Belarusian Yegor Sharankov, who scored equal points with the Ukrainian, was awarded the second prize ($10,000)...
17 Jul 2017
Minsk to host expo of Polish drawings
More than 300 graphic masterpieces of the Polish artists of the 19th-20th centuries will be on display in Minsk. Visitors will see the works of Juliusz Kossak, Jan Matejko, Michal Elwiro Andriolli, Maksymilian Gierymski, Alfred Kowalski-Wierusz, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Leon Wyczolkowski, Alfons Karny and others...
17 Jul 2017
Alina Talay of Belarus 3rd at Meeting Citta di Padova
The Belarusian clocked 13.02 seconds to claim bronze. Queen Harrison of the United States won the event in 12.84 seconds. Her compatriot Dawn Harper-Nelson finished second (12.86 seconds)...
17 Jul 2017
Three medals for Belarus at European Athletics U23 Championships
High jumper Dmitry Nabokov claimed gold with the result of 2.24m. Silver medals went to Belarusian sprinters Kristina Timanovskaya (11.54 seconds in 100m event) and Elvira German (12.95 seconds in 100m Hurdles)...
17 Jul 2017
Brest to celebrate city day with reenactment event
The reenactment event will take place in the Historical and Memorial Museum “Nemtsevichi Estate” in the village of Skoki. It will feature an episode when one of the villages of Brest Oblast was liberated from the Nazi invaders. Participants will show the interaction of the troops with locals, the life under the occupation...
17 Jul 2017
Belarus, Ukraine tie at Vitebsk 2017 song contest
At the end of the first day, the Ukrainian had one point more than his Belarusian rival. Lilia Veltman (Russia) and Nevena Bozhovic (Serbia) also made it to the top four. Their second performance that featured an international hit song was less successful, however...
15 Jul 2017
Union State awards presented at Slavianski Bazaar
The awards ceremony took place during the concert by the Syabry band which became the fitting finale to the Day of the Union State at the festival...
14 Jul 2017
Belarusian State University in top five in Western and Central Europe, CIS
The British rating agency Quacquarelli Symonds named the best national universities of the QS World University Rankings 2017-2018. Belarusian State University was ranked fifth in Western and Central Europe, and in the CIS...
14 Jul 2017
Spanish visa application center opens in Minsk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France with concurrent accreditation to Spain Pavel Latushko said that the center will create additional opportunities for strengthening the people-to-people ties between Spain and Belarus...
14 Jul 2017
China to help build sports facilities in Minsk
“We have agreed with our Chinese partners that they will soon provide technical and economic assistance for the projects to build a large national football stadium and a world-class swimming pool. Today by means of letter exchange we signed an agreement on starting the feasibility study of these projects"...
14 Jul 2017
Belarus’ Aleksei Vishnevsky finishes 7th in Silk Way Rally Stage 6
Aleksei Vishnevsky, known not only as a MAZ racer but also as a three-time national drifting champion, cleared the stage in 3h50m, some 11 minutes off the stage winner Russian Kamaz racer Eduard Nikolaev. After the sixth leg of the rally, Aleksei Vishnevsky sits in 11 place overall...
14 Jul 2017
Day of Belarus-Russia Union State at Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk on 14 July
The events will be traditionally attended by State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota. The official will lay flowers at the memorial to soldiers-liberators, partisans and members of the underground movement and visit Ilya Repin’s country estate Zdravnevo to take part in the roundtable event on the art and literature legacy for future generations...
13 Jul 2017
Georgian singer’s name added to Square of Stars in Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Tamara Gverdtsiteli is a laureate of the Belarus president’s special prize Through Art to Peace and Understanding. Her star was unveiled right after the flag’s festival was hoisted. Tamara Gverdtsiteli has been granted the title of people’s artist in Russia and Georgia. She is a genuine symbol of the friendship between nations in art...
13 Jul 2017
Some 3,700 participants registered at Slavianski Bazaar festival
“About 3,700 participants of the festival have registered as of today. But there are more to come. We expect over 5,000 participants. This is just the beginning, and there are many big projects ahead. The program of the festival becomes more and more eventful every year,” Alexander Sidorenko remarked...
12 Jul 2017
All three MAZ trucks score top ten finish in Silk Way Rally Stage 5
Sergei Vyazovich posted the best time of 4h48m among the Belarusians finishing the stage in fourth position, 16 minutes off the stage winner, Russian Kamaz racer Dmitry Sotnikov. Aleksei Vishnevsky came in sixth. He clocked a time of 5h2m, and now seats in 11th place overall...
11 Jul 2017
Belarus National Library donates 800 books to Iraqi libraries
The donation ceremony was held as part of an international project to collect books for Iraqi libraries. The collection included books on humanities, textbooks, books with articles presented at scientific conferences, collections of research papers, reference books, industrial catalogs...
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