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31 Aug 2018
Belarus Events Calendar: September 2018
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
31 Aug 2018
Minsk airport celebrates 2018 three-millionth passenger
The 2018 three-millionth passenger took Belavia's Minsk-Moscow flight on 30 August at 16.30...
31 Aug 2018
Crystal Swan to be featured at BFI London Film Festival
The debut full-length work of the Belarusian filmmaker will be shown out of competition on 14 October. This is a very prestigious festival which is held under the patronage of the British Film Institute, Darya Zhuk noted...
31 Aug 2018
Tatsiana Khaladovich wins javelin throw event at Diamond League Final Zurich 2018
The Belarusian threw 66.99m in her best attempt to clinch gold. Second was Liu Shiying of China (66.00m)...
30 Aug 2018
Mogilev, Shklov, Gorki, Kostyukovichi recognized as friendly to children, teenagers
The UNICEF representative said: "A lot is being done in Mogilev Oblast to develop the social sphere. Close attention is paid to the quality of life of young and mature citizens"...
30 Aug 2018
Belarus to attend UPU Extraordinary Congress in Ethiopia
The Extraordinary Congress convened by the Government of Ethiopia together with the Universal Postal Union will be the second one in the 144-year history of the UPU...
30 Aug 2018
Japanese biathletes happy with training camp in Belarus
Ambassador Hiroki Tokunaga thanked Belarus for a high-level organization of the training camp in the Novopolotsk State Olympic School for Japanese athletes...
30 Aug 2018
Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival to open in Minsk on 10 October
The opening concert will feature Grammy award winners Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble under the baton of People's Artist of the USSR and Russia Yuri Bashmet. Soloists are violinist Vadim Repin, violist Yuri Bashmet and pianist Rostislav Krimer...
29 Aug 2018
Golden tractor made by Belarusian MTZ on display in Russian Novosibirsk
“Why is it golden? First, because it was a special order on the part of the dealership. Second, with the golden outlook we wanted to stress that it is the most popular MTZ tractor model in the world. It is a flagship of the Belarusian mechanical engineering industry”...
29 Aug 2018
Minsk gearing up for Georgia culture days
The Georgian culture festival Tbilisoba will be held in the Upper Town of Minsk on 1 September. Retrospective screening of the short movies by Mikhail Kobakhidze in the courtyard of the Monastyrsky Hotel on 1 September will show Wedding, Musician, Umbrella...
29 Aug 2018
Minsk to host international reenactment festival on 8-9 September
The festival will feature knight, cavalry and archery tournaments, exhibition shows. Visitors will be invited to enjoy the atmosphere of the previous epochs: from the Vikings to World War II...
29 Aug 2018
Aryna Sabalenka into US Open second round
Belarus’ world number 20 Aryna Sabalenka went off to a good start at the 2018 US Open defeating world number 37 Danielle Collins of the United States 6-0, 4-6, 6-4...
28 Aug 2018
Belarus’ National Library presents facsimile edition of world’s first primer
The world’s first book titled Primer turned 400 on 24 July 2018. The primer of Slavonic language was published in 1618. Belarusians helped print it...
28 Aug 2018
Planetary congress to gather some 90 cosmonauts from 19 countries in Minsk
The famous cosmonauts Belarus will welcome in September will include Svetlana Savitskaya, the first woman to go for a spacewalk. Minsk will also welcome China’s first cosmonaut Yang Liwei and the former holder of the longest time in outer space record Sergei Krikalev...
28 Aug 2018
Belarusian scientists to stage experiments as part of international space research project
"By the way, Belarusians have been invited to come up with their own tasks to participate in the SIRIUS project. These tasks have been sent for consideration to Russia. If everything is okayed, our representative will stage experiments in conditions of lengthy isolation, which model the environment of a spacecraft"...
28 Aug 2018
Vladimir Pozner, Andrei Makarevich to feature in Yuri Bashmet International Festival project
According to filmmaker Mikhail Kislyarov, the main intrigue of the production is the participation of three non-actors: Vladimir Posner, Andrei Makarevich, Dmitry Sitkovetsky...
28 Aug 2018
Plans to launch Belarusian State University nanosatellite in late 2018 – early 2019
“All our accomplishments in space industry, including the creation of satellites for the remote sensing of Earth, will be presented during the 31st planetary congress of the Association of Space Explorers, which is due in Minsk in September”...
28 Aug 2018
Participants of Belarus-Russia regional forum to plant alley of trees near Mogilev
The alley of regions of Belarus and Russia symbolizing the dynamic development of cooperation and friendship between the two fraternal peoples will feature 35-40 trees...
28 Aug 2018
Victoria Azarenka through at US Open start
In the opener the Belarusian saw off Slovakia’s Viktoria Kuzmova, the world number 56, 6-3, 7-5...
27 Aug 2018
Germany named Belarus’ most valuable visitor market
A total of 1,658 German citizens visited Belarus without visas via the Minsk National Airport from 27 July to 26 August. It was approximately 500 people more, or 35.4% up as against the same period of last year...
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