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31 Jan 2017
BSU students to represent Belarus at Jessup moot court competition in Washington
The competition has been steadily gaining popularity in Belarus. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Each team must prepare to argue both the Applicant and Respondent sides in the case, and must produce a written memorial...
30 Jan 2017
Iranian art on display in Minsk
The exhibition demonstrates works produced by weaving, calligraphy, miniature painting, pictorial art, ceramics, and wood carving. Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Painters Grigory Sitnitsa drew attention to Iran’s great contribution to the world culture and art. He noted that such Iranian names like Khayyam, Ferdowsi, Rudaki, Saadi, and many other ones are known well all over the world...
30 Jan 2017
Aerials silver for Belarus at 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty
The Belarusian scored 90.94 points in the final, just behind the winner from China who scored the total of 97.99. Bronze went to another Chinese freestyle skier (90.94 points)...
30 Jan 2017
Belarus to launch peatland restoration project in September
Nikolai Svidinsky pointed out that the peatland restoration project to be implemented in Belarus will not be the first one of its kind. “Some 28,000ha of peatland damaged as a result of peat production was restored as part of the Peatlands-1 project,” he said...
30 Jan 2017
Belarus’ Irina Prosentsova wins Budapest Indoor International
The Belarusian finished third in fencing, and showed her best in the final combined event of pistol shooting and a 3200m cross-country run, scoring the total of 1,370 points. Sarolta Kovacs of Hungary placed second with 1,347 points. Bronze went to Hungary’s Anna Toth with 1339 points...
30 Jan 2017
Belarusian wrestler Ivan Yankovsky wins gold in Paris
On his way to the podium the Belarusian athlete defeated Italy’s Simone Innattoni, Jordan Noble of France and Nathan Burak of the United States...
30 Jan 2017
Belarus plans to return Shishkin’s painting to Russia
BelTA reported earlier that the painting was seized during the arrest of members of a drug ring by officers of the department for drug control and combating human trafficking at the Interior Ministry of Belarus. The artwork is currently undergoing art examination in the National Art Museum of Belarus...
27 Jan 2017
Mir Castle museum looking for relatives of Mir ghetto escapees
In 1942 the Nazis arranged the ghetto for local residents in Mir Castle. It existed for three and a half months. As many as 850 people were its prisoners. Two hundred people managed to escape from the ghetto, which became possible thanks to a 20-year-old Jewish man who was a translator for the Nazi police...
26 Jan 2017
Plans to build amusement park in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone
“This year we would like to reach concrete agreements with one of our main investors in the society and tourism field — Hong Kong Tourism Development Corporation. If it happens, we will start building the infrastructure for constructing an amusement park”...
26 Jan 2017
Avenues in Great Stone park named after capitals of founding countries
“The avenues are named after the capitals of the founding countries. Other streets will be assigned names associated with stones. We already have the streets Rubinovaya (ruby), Sapfirovaya (sapphire), Malakhitovaya (malachite),” Kirill Koroteyev noted...
25 Jan 2017
Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin’s painting discovered near Minsk
“The Belarusian Interior Ministry asked the National Art Museum to establish the authenticity of the paining. Now the experts are carrying out a number of examinations employing x-ray, chemical and visual techniques. They will compare it with other paintings by the Russian artist"...
23 Jan 2017
NTA publishes tourist guide with top 100 things to do in Belarus
The product is marketed as a unique guide that helps visitors get the most vivid impressions in Belarus. “These 100 secrets have been carefully selected by the locals wishing to help tourists learn more about Belarus and find something to their liking,” representatives of the NTA said...
23 Jan 2017
Visa-free tours to Grodno most popular with Poles, Lithuanians
“Residents of the neighboring Lithuania and Poland were the most active. They topped the so-called list of visa-free tourists. Third goes Latvia whose residents also find it appealing to visit Grodno visa-free. We are determined to continue developing this direction. We are going to present the region’s potential at an exhibition in Riga soon,” representatives of the sports and tourism department said...
23 Jan 2017
New website to highlight tourism opportunities in Belarus goes online
The portal allows for tailoring the presentation of the information on the page to the preferences of the target audience placing the focus on agro/ecotourism, sports tourism, or music festivals...
23 Jan 2017
Belarusian wins gold at Monte Carlo circus festival
Belarusian Alexei Vasilkov participating in a teeterboard acrobatic act won a Golden Clown award at the 41st International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo. Alexei Vasilkov is a world class master in tumbling and an artist of the Zapashny Brothers’ Circus. The Gomel-born acrobat had the honor to carry the Belarusian flag at the opening ceremony of the 41st International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo...
23 Jan 2017
Year of Italian Culture in Belarus to mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Stefano Bianchi said that about 30 events and projects, including concerts, plays, exhibitions and film screenings, are expected during the Year of Italian Culture. The Year will feature the Day of Italian Design, a fashion week, roundtable sessions, and concerts featuring Italian performers. The program will also include an exhibition of books Francysk Skaryna and His Epoch...
21 Jan 2017
Center of Belarusian culture to open in Beijing in May
“Apart from the economic relations, our countries have also been working hard to strengthen the cultural ties, which lays a very important basis for our future work. We can say that we are witnessing a new stage in the cooperation between Belarus and China. A center of Chinese culture was unveiled in Minsk in 2016. A similar center of Belarusian culture will open in Beijing. The opening ceremony is slated for May 2017,” Cui Qiming said...
20 Jan 2017
Plans to erect monument to Francysk Skaryna in Chisinau in 2017
Sergei Chichuk and Monica Babuc also discussed matters related to the production of a documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, the organization of the Days of Moldovan Culture in Belarus in 2017, and other aspects of bilateral cooperation in culture...
19 Jan 2017
Belarus, Latvia place joint bid for hosting 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
“Minsk was at the heart of the ice hockey celebrations in 2014. That tournament is frequently mentioned at IIHF Congresses. The idea of hosting a championship jointly with Latvia was put forward in 2014. Belarus and Latvia are good partners in many areas. The Dinamo Minsk and Dinamo Riga teams have always been tough competitors delivering spectacular games”...
18 Jan 2017
Belarusians to get familiar with Chinese traditions during spring celebration
Spring Festival 2017 in Belarus will focus on the 25th anniversary since the establishment of Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations and the traditional Chinese New Year. Spring Festival has been celebrated for nearly 4,000 years. The tradition has been passed from generation to generation...
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