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21 Aug 2019
Lukashenko attends folk music concert, children’s performance in Ivye Lukashenko attends folk music concert, children’s performance in Ivye
The president emphasized that it is important to preserve national arts and crafts and cherish traditional culture. These traditions should be passed on from one generation to another...
21 Aug 2019
International plein air event unfolding at Ilya Repin Museum Estate near Vitebsk International plein air event unfolding at Ilya Repin Museum Estate near Vitebsk
The plein air event Zdravnevo in Faces and Destinies is part of the cultural and educational program of the Minsk Initiative humanitarian project which aims to enhance cooperation between artists and scientists of the three countries...
20 Aug 2019
Belarus names Junior Eurovision 2019 hopefuls Belarus names Junior Eurovision 2019 hopefuls
The auditions were held at Belteleradiocompany’s 600 Meters studio. Taking part in the national selection were 38 singers...
20 Aug 2019
Team BY mascot to join Olympic Day celebrations Team BY mascot to join Olympic Day celebrations
“In December 2018 we presented the brand Team BY and started the development of a mascot. A baby stork was chosen as a mascot. Today we are announcing a contest for a name for the symbol of the Olympic team”...
20 Aug 2019
Minsk to celebrate Olympic Day on 24 August Minsk to celebrate Olympic Day on 24 August
The festivities are expected to draw a lot of people. Visitors will be able to meet with Belarusian Olympians and other renowned athletes...
20 Aug 2019
Belarus victorious at Firefighter Combat Challenge in Poland Belarus victorious at Firefighter Combat Challenge in Poland
Rescuers from Minsk took first place in the team standings. Poland and Ukraine placed second and third respectively...
19 Aug 2019
Monument to Leu Sapieha to be unveiled in Slonim on Belarusian Written Language Day Monument to Leu Sapieha to be unveiled in Slonim on Belarusian Written Language Day
"The festivities will kick off at 11:00 on 1 September. The entire delegation of the Belarusian Writers’ Union will gather at the monument to Leu Sapieha that will be unveiled later"...
19 Aug 2019
Three medals for Belarus at 2019 World Junior Wrestling Championship Three medals for Belarus at 2019 World Junior Wrestling Championship
Maksim Bandarenka placed third in the 82kg event after defeating an athlete from Iran. The second bronze went to Turkey. Hungary won the event, with silver going to Russia...
19 Aug 2019
Belarus win silver, bronze medals at 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk Belarus win silver, bronze medals at 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk
In the group routine with hoops and clubs the Belarusian athletes placed second with the total of 28,450 points. Bulgaria took gold with 28,600 points. Bronze went to Ukraine (28,100 points)...
16 Aug 2019
Brest to host 10th national philatelic exhibition on 4-8 September Brest to host 10th national philatelic exhibition on 4-8 September
To celebrate the anniversary exhibition, Belpochta issued a stamp sheet, a first day cover, and a postmark reading “1000 Years Since the First Written Record of Brest”, as well as a stamped envelope and a postmark reading “The 10th National Philatelic Exhibition BelPhila 2019”...
15 Aug 2019
Minsk to welcome athletes from 32 countries for 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Minsk to welcome athletes from 32 countries for 2019 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup
The Belarusian national team will comprise Katsiaryna Halkina and Anastasia Salos, and also the group of Anastasiya Rybakova, Karyna Yarmolenka, Arina Tsitsilina, Hanna Shvaiba, Hanna Haidukevich and Aryna Sushchynskaya...
15 Aug 2019
Vietnamese government awards Belarusians Vietnamese government awards Belarusians
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to Belarus Hai Pham underlined that the awards marked the contribution of the grassroots diplomats to stronger solidarity, friendship, and Belarus-Vietnam cooperation...
15 Aug 2019
Some 400 military from 21 countries participate in army games in Brest District Some 400 military from 21 countries participate in army games in Brest District
The exercise area Brestsky hosted two contests – Sniper Frontier and Polar Star – of the International Army Games on 3-15 August. Belarusian snipers and scouts won both of them...
15 Aug 2019
2019 Minsk Half Marathon medals, mascot unveiled 2019 Minsk Half Marathon medals, mascot unveiled
"Lesik the Fox gained much popularity during the 2nd European Games. The federation decided to design a mascot for the half marathon, too. It is a hare. We are going to announce a competition to name it"...
15 Aug 2019
Belarusian artisans invited to showcase at Jagiellonian Fair in Lublin Belarusian artisans invited to showcase at Jagiellonian Fair in Lublin
For example, craftsman Ivan Suprunchik from Stolin District will demonstrate around 30 wooden sculptures and paintings depicting rites and customs of the Polesye region and will hold several master classes...
14 Aug 2019
Belarus wins Polar Star contest at International Army Games 2019 Belarus wins Polar Star contest at International Army Games 2019
The Polar Star contest was designed specifically for special operations forces and took place in the army exercise area Brestsky. Teams of army scouts from Belarus and Russia took part in it. The Belarusian team was victorious after six stages of the contest...
14 Aug 2019
Applications for 2019 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships received from 27 federations Applications for 2019 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships received from 27 federations
The list includes many renowned athletes: Timofey Lapshin, Anna Frolina, Andrejs Rastorgujevs, Ekaterina Glazyrina, Larisa Kuklina, Krasimir Anev, Valj and Vita Semerenko, Sergey Semenov and others...
14 Aug 2019
New visa-free travel rules projected to bode well for business, jobs in Grodno New visa-free travel rules projected to bode well for business, jobs in Grodno
“Grodno Oblast is an attractive region for tourists. We are constantly working on new routes, drawing up new offers for tourists. The expansion of the visa-free travel area will have a positive impact on the tourism industry”...
14 Aug 2019
Lukashenko talks to Kostyukovichi residents, explains reasons for coming Lukashenko talks to Kostyukovichi residents, explains reasons for coming
The head of state made a special emphasis on the responsibility of everybody for the future of the native town and the region. The state, in turn, will provide support where necessary...
14 Aug 2019
Over 4,000 Belarusian military to participate in Union Shield 2019 exercise Over 4,000 Belarusian military to participate in Union Shield 2019 exercise
Military units of the Northwestern Operational Command and the Special Operations Command of the Armed Forces of Belarus are finishing their preparations for the Belarusian-Russian joint army exercise Union Shield 2019...
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