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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...
11 Jul 2017
Lukashenko supports proposal to expand study of Chinese language in Belarus
"Make sure that all these decisions are formalized by September, from the study of the Chinese language to tourism that we have talked about a lot today,” the head of state said as he commented on the report by Belarus’ Ambassador to China Kirill Rudy...
11 Jul 2017
Spanish visa application center to open in Minsk 14 July
Located at 42 Kalvariyskaya Street, the center already accepts applications from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Apart from the visa application fee of €60 (€35 for children aged 6 to 12; kids under 6 years of age are exempt from the fee), the center also collects a service fee of €15...
11 Jul 2017
Call for Belarus to export more education, leisure services
The president noted that there are worthy places of interest for tourists in Belarus. However, in his opinion, there are goals to reach and there are things to learn in this sphere. “It is necessary to work hard in this regard. Oblast governors and municipal government agencies should be the ones to take care of it”...
11 Jul 2017
International Children’s Song Contest Vitebsk 2017 kicks off 11 July
The highlight of the day at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will be the first on-stage appearance of the participants of the 15th International Children Song Contest Vitebsk 2017. According to the rules of the festival, 21 young artists will perform a pop song by a composer from their country in the native language...
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